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SKOPE: Indie Soul and Experimental Artist CAYEY CICADA Releases a New Single: NUMB

The emerging bilingual indie pop and experimental artist Cayey Cicada, premiered his newest single “Numb”, a track driven by synths, melodic lyrics and a beat that distinguishes the musician’s trademark mixture of electronic and Latin soul. The new single is out now in all digital platforms.

“Numb” was inspired by not being inspired; a paradoxical song that is about wanting to live without what gives you passion. A track about pushing through and continuing to move forward. Throughout the track, Cayey Cicada brings in funk rhythm guitars to help the groove and ease the message while symbolically using the brass melodies to describe the notion of opening a door to an unnamed victory – towards the light at the end of the tunnel

Revolutionary Blockchain Mobile App For Artists, MAIA-X, Announces October Launch

With all the excitement surrounding blockchain and token economies (tokenization) – there is a unique angle and market which receives minimal coverage—helping independent music artists unlock new financing opportunities, without having to sacrifice their ownership rights and contract rights, including control of future royalties to intermediaries and recording companies.” -FORBES


Grammy Award–winning superstar Tim McGraw is as well known for his boundless energy as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. He is the embodiment of vitality and success. But only a decade ago, he found himself at a crossroads with his health. The demands of his meteoric career and life on the road had taken a toll and he knew that unless he made his physical health a priority, he would put his personal happiness and professional success at risk. In November, McGraw will share for the first time, the mental and physical routines that got him into the best shape of his life in a one-of-a-kind lifestyle book, Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life (Harper Wave), available for pre-order now.

Introducing Sarah Proctor – Lay Down

On first listen you could be forgiven for thinking newcomer Sarah Proctor is singing to you direct. There’s intimacy & warmness you don’t usually get unless somebody is talking to you in the flesh, yet this is somebody who puts feelings at the top of the agenda in all she writes, and this is what makes her so special. She’ll tell you “Saying nothing is harder than leaving” & it’s apparent on her opening remarks “Lay Down”, out today, you should prepare for all types of feels.

Gryffin Premieres Video For “OMG” Ft. Carly Rae Jepsen; Debut Album “Gravity” Due Out 10/24

Today, L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin shares his spellbinding video for “OMG” — a synth-pop powerhouse featuring multi-platinum Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. “OMG” will appear on Gryffin’s highly awaited debut album Gravity, due out October 24th via Darkroom/Geffen Records.

Pop Music’s Newest Sensation DAYVID Releases Highly Anticipated Debut EP “Dayvid”

DAYVID’s highly-anticipated debut EP, “Dayvid” will be released on Friday, October 11. The first single Wasted Luv was released last month and has been greeted enthusiastically by critics and listeners around the world. Upon its release, the single became #4 on the latest music on All Access Music Top 40/Mainstream Cool New Music Chart. It is currently enjoying Top 40 radio play in major markets across the US.

Night Tongue premiere The Stag King early, LP out tomorrow

Earlier this afternoon, Australian darkwave duo Night Tongue released their debut LP, The Stag King, a day early via a full album premiere on The Big Takeover.

Leading up to the album premiere, the band teased The Stag King with singles “The Flood,” which Rebel Noise’s Jen Dan called “haunting and crepuscular,” and “Drift,” which Brutal Resonance raved as “nothing short of exquisite.”


Dubbed “The King of Electro Pop,” global superstar Juan Magán has unveiled the hotly-anticipated official music video for his single, “Ahora Me Toca,” recorded with Spanish pop star Ana Mena and Rangel y Yago. The video finds all four artists reunited at a sleek, dimly-lit bar — a backdrop that perfectly mirrors the song’s sultry themes of desire. Irresistible and impossible to imitate, Magan’s unforgettable style shines through all the way, charging up the record with infectious rhythms that settle under your skin.

Equalisation – Track: Lampedusa

‘The song is about dehumanisation of refugees and it tackles the racism that is deeply inherent in our societies. We’ve even seen prominent world leaders express racist language recently and Sean’s lyrics are very much a comment on what is happening right now


At radio, Camila made history with “Liar” and “Shameless” as the first solo artist to have two songs simultaneously debut at Top 40 Radio week of release. Now climbing the charts, “Liar” is currently sitting in the Top 20 at both Top 40 radio and Hot AC radio, while “Shameless” is in the Top 25 at Top 40 radio. Meanwhile, internationally, “Liar” is currently #23 on the Spotify Global Top 50 and in the Top 50 in 31 countries on Spotify. She also stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge last week to perform “Liar” and a cover of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.”

Camila Cabello Unveils Another Layer of Romance with Brand New Track “Easy”

New Music From Yoshi Flower “Addicted” Out Now On Rock Mafia/Interscope Records

Genre-blending, alt-pop/rock artist, Yoshi Flower shares new song today. “Addicted” is the latest to come from Flower since his track “Rolling Thunder,” which followed his summer mixtape Peer Pleasure. The mixtape, described by Rolling Stone as the “perfect album” for a “smooth summer soundtrack,” revolved around the question “what are things that would make me [Yoshi] happy?” Some of his choices included love, coffee, and space, all which are titles of tracks from the tape. While pushing out music Yoshi also played countless amount of shows including headlining dates, opening spots for artist such as Dua Lipa, Elohim, and Epik High, as well as secured slots at major festivals including SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Made in America.

Song You Need to Know: Yoshi Flower, ‘Coffee’

New Music From Drama Relax “Lonely” Out Now On Rule #1/Interscope Records

New album GHOSTS OF THE PAST of the heavy blues-rock trios THE DUES

The Dues call their music Heavy Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, and with this expression they hit the nail. The three guys from Winterthur don’t play stale guitar rock, but groove, sail, tap dance straight into R’n’R paradise! The Jimi Hendrix Experience? Cream? Admittedly very big names. But you just can’t get around mentioning those names while describing The Dues. Their music sounds like a spontaneous casual jam, bursting with energy and creativity, but still catchy.


Harry Styles has returned with “Lights Up,” his first release of new music in over 2 years.

“Lights Up” was produced by Tyler Johnson with additional production by Kid Harpoon (Tom Hull), who both co-wrote the track with Styles.

Fly Wizzy – Not Today

“Not today (Single) is about not taking any negative energy from no one! This is wavy music, so just ride the wave, remain focused, and motivated, and do what ever you gotta do to succeed in life! And if the haters are throwing shade! Brush it off an tell them boys “Not Today” No no! The song was produced by Royale.” – Fly Wizzy

Degreed, new single SEX out now!

In 2016 Degreed, the rock four-piece from Sweden, teamed up with Hagenburg Management and Gain/Sony Music to reach new heights in their career and they released their self titled album ‘Degreed’ in August 2017. Following the release they toured Europe and in the beginning of 2019 came the release of the bands brand new single “Ruins” which topped the iTunes charts. The touring continues and the singles kept dropping until the release of the upcoming album “Lost Generation” which is set to be released November 15.

TuneCore Brings Independent Artists to Tencent Music in China

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced a partnership with Tencent Music Entertainment Group (“Tencent Music” ) (NYSE: TME), the leading online music entertainment platform, that makes artists’ recordings available to its massive listener base in China.