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Simply Red Release New Track ‘Sweet Child’

Simply Red today release a new soulful ballad ‘Sweet Child’ from their 12th studio album, Blue Eyed Soul. Effortlessly soulful, the dreamy string section compliments the catchy guitar riff on ‘Sweet Child’. Reflecting on the song, lead singer and band leader Mick Hucknall writes “We (alleged) grown ups should be asking ourselves if we will be leaving this world in better shape for our children than it is for us. So, are we? Or are we failing them?” Blue Eyed Soul will be released November 8th on BMG.

Releasing A Single: 10 Best Strategies For 2019 & Beyond

Releasing a single track in 2019 is a very different animal than it once was, and presents a set of unique challenges and opportunities.

In this piece Chris Robley offers the promotion and distribution tips needed for planning the release of your next standalone track.

Lauren Balthrop (Bandana Splits, Kevin Morby) Shares New Single ” Your Time Will Come”

Lauren Balthrop is a singer-songwriter from Nashville (by way of Alabama). She released her debut album, This Time Around, exactly one year ago, and since then she’s been on the road with Kevin Morby, singing back-up. Lauren’s extraordinary voice is the first thing you’ll notice about her music; rich in dark sonic beauty, and above all, devilishly playful.


The original Queen Bee Lil’ Kim is back to heat up the clubs with her latest bop “Found You.” Kim gets you right and tight to have your booties rocking everywhere with this infectious Jonny Cash-produced beat. Doubling up on this twerk-worthy banger is City Girls’ “Yung Miami and O.T. Genasis with a dope amount of sexual flare.

Lily McKenzie unveils vivacious new single ‘Over My Ex’

An infectious and emotionally-charged, ‘Over My Ex’ which is produced by Flukes (Crazy Cousinz) and co-written with Katy B, sees Lily with her guard up as she sings about the whirlwind of emotions that are attached to a breakup. It follows her latest record ‘Emotions’, the slick ‘Surrender’, featuring afrowave pioneers Team Salut, and the wonderfully melodic ‘On Me’, featuring Hackney rapper 23 Unofficial.

Lily McKenzie unveils vivacious new single ‘Over My Ex’

New Music: Brandy Releases “Freedom Rings” Today

Brandy releases new song “Freedom Rings” (Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One) today and celebrates the 25th anniversary of her self-titled, debut album, Brandy (released on September 27, 1994).


Having gained support from the likes of Nylon, IDOLATOR, The Line Of Best Fit, Atwood, Ones To Watch and more, Bluebiird today reveals her stunning debut project, When I Loved You. Featuring two new tracks, Honey Heartbreaker and Lie Lie Lie, the project is spellbinding debut project from an artist who has been proving her versatility since her tender years. When I Loved You was produced by Mat Mitchell (A Perfect Cirle, Flaming Lips, Beta Machine), and features Zak Rae on keys (Death Cab for Cutie), Danny Levin on Horns/Brass (Vampire Weekend, Rilo Kiley, Gary Clark Jr.), and Nik Hughes on drums (Bush, Bishop Briggs, Andy Grammer).

Debra-Jean Creelman – ‘How Many Times’

““How Many Times,” the first single from my forthcoming EP, Triggers & Mirrors, is about freeing myself from the traditional restrictions and societal obligations of being a woman and not passing on the programs and patterns I inherited to a child of my own.”

Eagles Add 2020 ‘Hotel California’ Tour Dates

Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – are bringing their recent, highly acclaimed “Hotel California” performances on tour in 2020 with concerts in Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. See below for a full listing of tour dates. Each night’s concert will feature a “Hotel California” set, with an accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by an additional set of the band’s greatest hits. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 PM, with a brief intermission. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, October 18, at 10 AM via Ticketmaster.com. All times are local.

Cigarettes After Sex Announce “Falling In Love” Single

Today, Cigarettes After Sex have released their second single, “Falling In Love” off of their highly anticipated sophomore LP – Cry – out October 25th via Partisan Records. Their first single, “Heavenly” achieved over ten million streams and was recently featured in NPR’s Heavy Rotation.

Going for Adds “Unconditional (Partus 1662)” by Bishop The Overseer

Bishop the Overseer has just released another thought-provoking offering in the form of a new single

“Unconditional” is the second single release from Bishop’s forthcoming album entitled “Nation of Immigrants” and follows the chart-topping single “Runnin Back”, which was featured on BBC Radio by DJ Semtex in his playlist picks “5 Tracks You Need to Know”.

Fascinations Grand Chorus Share New Single, “Can’t Let Go”

Jersey City duo, Fascinations Grand Chorus have returned with a brand new single titled, “Can’t Let Go.” This is the lead single from their upcoming debut LP, Presentations of Electrical Confectionery, slated to drop October 25th with Silent Stereo Records.

Walk Off the Earth Announces Album Details

Multi-platinum pop band Walk Off the Earth have announced additional details on their forthcoming album HERE WE GO! due for release on October 25 via RED MUSIC/Golden Carrot Records. The album – the band’s first since the unexpected death of band member Mike Taylor and their first full-length release in 3 years – is available for physical pre-order HERE. Press release is below for additional info.

Laura Espinoza and Lunden Reign Release New Single Feat. Missing Persons Legend Dale Bozzio

Dale Bozzio, legendary lead singer of Missing Persons, makes a special guest appearance and joins Mindy Milburn on vocals to record Laura Espinoza and Lunden Reign’s newest single, “Somewhere There Forever.” This is a quirky, eclectic song about a person who doesn’t want to let go of someone they love and miss very much, but that person is now only in their memories.

EXHUMED: Metal Injection Streams “Playing With Fear”

Writes Metal Injection, “EXHUMED has replaced mincing words with mincing people when it comes to their new record Horror. Song titles like ‘Naked, Screaming And Covered In Blood’ and ‘Playing With Fear’ let you know exactly what you’re getting into, and just to drive that point home, we’re premiering the latter today. ‘Playing With Fear’ slows things down a little bit, but by no means does it aim to pulverize your entire body into paste any less.”

EXHUMED Crafts Personalized Nightmares With New Song “Playing With Fear”

New Release from Drew Raine “So Into You ft. Myah”

Songwriter/Vocalist Myah Marie has switched her focus from her own artistry as the lead singer of the band My Crazy Girlfriend (Capitol Records), to songwriting for the world’s most elite recording artists. After touring with major acts, such as Jason Derulo and B.O.B, she has now written for global pop stars! Her credits range from Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, and Erika Jayne to K-Pop princess Taeyeon. Her worldwide hit with Taeyeon “I” skyrocketed to #1 in over 13 countries and has surpassed well over 100 million streams.


Flighthouse, a leading global Gen Z media company, has just surpassed 20 Million followers on TikTok, a 20X increase in just two years. Fueled by Flighthouse’s move to producing original vertical video as a mainstay on its channel, almost 2 million new followers have been added in the last 8 weeks and 400,000 within the last few days. Flighthouse followers are also an extremely engaged group, with the channel surpassing 2 Billion likes in the past week as well. The channel regularly attains hundreds of millions of views per month, and 15.8 billion videos have used the Flighthouse hashtag – making it one of the most well known brands among teens. These new numbers put the brand into the Top Ten globally on TikTok, something no other brand has been able to achieve on the world’s fastest growing social media platform.


“untitled” retains a palpable sense of hope at a time when the 23-year-old musician has adopted a more outward-looking perspective, with the looming threat of the climate crisis informing much of his recent songwriting. “Life continues on, even if there’s some drastic change or ending,” EDEN says. “Whether we’re talking about a relationship or the state of the world, the most catastrophic thing doesn’t mean it’s all over. Things might shift, but it doesn’t have to be the last page of anyone’s book.”

Mini Meltdowns face disaster with sunny disposition on new EP

Jon Phillip had a rough 2018. You’d never know it from the ever-sunny disposition exhibited by the Mini Meltdowns frontman, who’s also a respected and prolific drummer; having been a part of such groups as Limbeck, the Paul Collins Beat, Ben Weasel, and the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson’s rotating cast of backing musicians, to name a few.