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Rounding out a breakthrough 2019, highlighted by 1 billion-plus global streams, platinum-certified R&B singer and songwriter Queen Naija reveals the music video for her latest single “Good Morning Text” today.

Lil Mexico and Lil GotIt Fight a NERF Battle with Models in a New Video

Delivering detailed street stories with candy-coated melodies, South Carolina rapper Lil Mexico has star potential. Crafting a spritely and inviting anthem for his crew, Mexico shares “Glocks & Drums,” his latest video single. Produced by Mexico’s fellow SC native JetsonMade, the man behind “Suge” and many of DaBaby’s other big hits, “Glocks & Drums” is a major-key trap anthem that makes retaliatory violence sound like the most fun that anyone can have: “We got Glocks and drums/Boy watch your tongue/My youngins out here wildin’ they be shootin’ shit for fun.” The new track features an appearance from Lil GotIt, who embellishes on Mexico’s melodies with virtuosic vocal runs. In the video, Mexico parties with a cadre of models, challenging them to a NERF gun fight at his spacious Southern mansion.

BURDEN OF THE SKY Premiere Music Video for “Catalyst” with Metal Injection

“Catalyst” is part of the album Sine Timore, which was released in April this year. The album was tracked at Dark River Studios in Nashville, TN, and mixed/mastered by Eric Kalina in Los Angeles, CA. The band has garnered over a million streams between Spotify and Apple Music since their inception.

BURDEN OF THE SKY Brings The Soaring Melodies In New Song “Catalyst”


The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together next summer for a coheadlining tour SO MASSIVE that it could only be held in America’s biggest stadiums. THE STADIUM TOUR featuring DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select cities in the U.S. where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium sized anthems. Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to steamroll through America, visiting the country’s most iconic stadiums, was announced today at SiriusXM’s Hollywood Studios live on the Volume Channel 106.

Blackberry Smoke donates $50,000 to CURE Childhood Cancer

Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke presented CURE Childhood Cancer with a donation of $50,000 at their seventh-annual “Brothers and Sisters Holiday Homecoming Show” over Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta. Over the past six years, Blackberry Smoke has raised more than $400,000 to benefit children’s cancer research through a variety of “Brothers and Sisters” events such as the Holiday Homecoming shows, the “Brothers and Sisters Reunion Weekend” in Maryville, TN and their recent Ride For CURE event hosted by Tom Glavine, which included more than 500 motorcycle riders participating in a ride to raise critical funds for CURE.


Midnight Generation reveal new music video for latest single, ‘Calling You’!

For retro-pop group Midnight Generation, the last two years have proven incredibly fruitful. Hailing from Mexico, the trio have been building up a formidable presence for themselves across the release of two EPs and viral singles that have accumulated some serious momentum online and on record. Now, the band has returned with a brand new single in ‘Calling You’ and today, release the tune’s official music video!

Apple Music’s Artist of the Year Billie Eilish Performs at the Steve Jobs Theater

Apple Music closed out 2019 with a special performance by Artist of the Year Billie Eilish on Wednesday evening at the Steve Jobs Theater in celebration of the inaugural Apple Music Awards.

In addition to receiving top honors as Apple Music’s Global Artist of the Year, Billie also received the award for Top Album of the Year as well as for Songwriter of the Year with her brother FINNEAS. Billie performed this exclusive bespoke show for her fans to mark the occasion and Apple Music live streamed the event in 115 countries. When introducing Billie and FINNEAS to the stage, Apple Music global creative director Zane Lowe told a packed crowd at the Steve Jobs Theater: “There are amazing artists, there are amazing producers… but there are very few who can make us think different,
feel different with every song.”

Apple launches Apple Music Awards, will live stream Billie Eilish performance at Steve Jobs Theater

Swiss alternative/psych-rock weirdos Dirty Sound Magnet shared new music video “Social Media Girl”

A few weeks after the official release of their new album ‘Transgenic’, Swiss psych-rock alchemists Dirty Sound Magnet just unveiled a brand new official music video for the song “Social Media Girl”, available right now on YouTube.

In other news, ‘Transgenic’ available on CD, LP & Digital on Hummus Records (Coilguns, Emilie Zoé, Louis Jucker, Closet Disco Queen…) and the main legal streaming services through Dox Records and Membran Entertainment Group is also up for YouTbe full-stream on various channels such as MrDoom666, StonedMeadowOfDoom, HeavyRockFreak…

CATHOLIC ACTION share new single “People Don’t Protest Enough”

When Catholic Action re-emerged last month with the single One Of Us, it was met with a fevered response. Instantly finding a wealth of support from Annie Mac and Jack Saunders on Radio 1, Huw Stephens on 6 Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, and hitting #1 on the Amazing Radio chart, it picked up further attention at NME, DIY, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, Dork and the Independent – as well as additions on Spotify playlists including New Music Friday and The Indie List. One Of Us marked an urgent and frenetic return. Having just wrapped up a headline UK tour, playing material from forthcoming new album Celebrated by Strangers for the first time, they are also among the first names to be announced for SXSW 2020.

NEWS: Robert Vincent, working class hero for the 21st Century, shares new single via Thirty Tigers.

“People say you should just stick to music and keep your opinions to yourself but I find that entirely the opposite of what songwriting should be,” explains award-winning singer-songwriter Robert Vincent of his third album, In This Town You’re Owned. He continues,”We should be the ones that are bothered by what goes on in society.”