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Travis Scott Announces Official Website For “Look Mom I Can Fly”

Today, TRAVIS SCOTT has shared the official site, https://lookmomicanfly.com/, for his highly-anticipated documentary coming to Netflix Wednesday, August 28. Leading up to its release, 11 special one-time premiere screenings have been set up across the country in cities including Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and more for Tuesday, August 27. The screenings will give audiences an exclusive first-hand look at one of music’s most dynamic superstars and his Grammy-nominated album Astroworld.

REZZ unleashes debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Canadian artist REZZ made her BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut last weekend.


Today, Kingdom shares new track from his forthcoming EP EXTERRA Vol. 1 which drops tomorrow, August 28th via his label Fade to Mind. On the title track “Exterra” Kingdom chops and stutters sultry and demanding vocals by Brooklyn rapper Ms. Boogie for a hard and menacing club collab. Ms. Boogie’s vocals command you to “gimme my paper”.

Incrypt Release Videoclip “Hordes Of Hades

Melodic Thrash Metal band Incrypt just released the animated video for the song Hordes of Hades. The song has been taken from their latest album Eyes Upon This World. Incrypt are playing shows around Australia in support of the album.

Gazel shares new single ‘Walk On Land’

Genre-blending artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Gazel has shared her new single, ‘Walk On Land’. It’s the latest track to be taken from her upcoming debut album, Gazel’s Book Of Souls, out on October 4th.

Spellbinding vocals are complemented by a dance-inducing steel drum, which punctuates the track amid spacious, synth-led breakdowns, reaffirming the track’s intoxicating melodies.


Enigmatic R&B artist The Sundrop Garden ((( O ))) today releases her debut album ‘((( 1 )))’. ‘((( 1 )))’ is the first of her self-styled ‘Sundrops’ and begins an extensive set of releases of new material.

Custom Channels Urges U.S. Department of Justice to Maintain Music Licensing Protections for Businesses

Businesses that play music could be paying a lot more in music licensing costs if the U.S. Department of Justice scraps or modifies nearly 80-year-old antitrust protections as requested by music licensing agencies ASCAP and BMI. Music-for- business provider Custom Channels (www.customchannels.net) filed comments recently with the DOJ arguing they should not dismantle the consent decrees that enable small businesses to cost-effectively get licenses to legally play music in retail stores, bars and restaurants, hair salons, hotels, dentist offices, and other public spaces.

Earlier this summer, the DOJ announced it was starting a review of the age-old antitrust decrees, asking for comments from the interested parties—which includes both music users like Custom Channels and music-makers like songwriters and composers—with the intent to determine whether the consent decrees should be continued, modified, replaced, or scrapped altogether.

4th Annual Kids Music Day; Friday, October 4th 2019; 600+ Locations Participating Worldwide

The 4th Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday October 4th, 2019. Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retail and other music organizations worldwide to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated over 600 locations worldwide will help celebrate during Kids Music Day weekend in 2019.

LIA – Take Me “To The Woods”

Bathe me in the blood from when you scathed my skin, dripped it down, dried in winds silent sound. I felt wounded and silenced. I didn’t know how to express the feelings I had. I didn’t know how to interact with others, listen to them, be in the present. I morphed into a shell of who I was, drained of what’s inside.

Black Belt Eagle Scout creates queer indigenous prom in video for new single “Run It to Ya”

“…any agitation is gently expressed…post-grunge intensity” (****) – MOJO

“Painting a tranquil image of friendship and family, at times bordering on escapist, Black Belt Eagle Scout finds both the tenderness in companionship and its fragility.” (*****) – DIY

New Zealand’s Mermaidens share “She’s Running” single | New album, Look Me In The Eye is out Sept 6 on Flying Nun

Today, New Zealand’s Mermaidens reveal the third single from their upcoming release called “She’s Running”. The trio’s third full-length, Look Me in the Eye is due out September 6th on Flying Nun Records worldwide.

New > Listen to ‘VHS’, the B-side to J.Sparrow’s new 12″ for Coyote Records

Fresh from releasing his first artist album for Deep Medi (‘Dark 365’) and overseeing a prolific year in charge of his Navy Cut imprint, J. Sparrow debuts on Coyote Records with two tracks of abstract, excursive pressure.

Miss June release new single ‘Anomaly’ | World tour w 10 UK dates starts next month

Today, New Zealand’s Miss June have released a final taster of debut album, ‘Bad Luck Party’ out September 6th via Frenchkiss Records, in the form of new single ‘Anomaly’.

“I have an incredible ability to attract individuals that are as flawed as I am. It’s made my life chaotic and beautiful. This song is about a girl. A girl I will never understand. A girl that’s a gun, a burning sun and an anomaly to me”, says Miss June vocalist, Annabel Liddell, on the meaning behind the new single.

Bridal Party Premieres “Too Much” LP via Indie Current

Victoria, BC art-pop quintet Bridal Party have always had the goal of making pop music they like. Now with the approaching release of debut full-length Too Much (due August 23rd on Kingfisher Bluez) the band find themselves at a critical moment: as songwriters and collaborators presenting their personal vision.

New release: Jungle Boy – Haunted (single)

Emerging from the south west London scene, Jungle Boy (Jake) brings influences from classical piano, electronica and contemporary R&B together to create a truly distinctive alternative sound.

His first single ‘Glass’ (released through the label ZilDeep) gained significant traction, reaching over 160k streams on Spotify; an effective entry into Jungle Boy’s sound.

Icelandic pianist Gabriel Ólafs shares moving new single ‘Filma’ ahead of album release

Gabriel Ólafs possesses an exceptional talent for telling a stirring symphonic story through instrumental music. At just 19, the composer and pianist wowed viewers and a live audience on Icelandic TV during his first-ever live performance, where he was discovered by Björk’s manager Derek Birkett, announcing a record deal with One Little Indian Records shortly after. Today he shares a final single before the album release – ‘Filma’.