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Full Lineup Revealed for 2nd Annual CITYFOX LIVE: An All Live Electronic Music Festival

Announcing the full lineup for its one-of-a-kind all live electronic dance music festival, The Cityfox Experience has revealed over ten new acts for its second edition of Cityfox LIVE. Featuring only live performances from renowned underground dance music acts, Cityfox LIVE will return to its Brooklyn home at East Williamsburg’s Avant Gardner on Saturday, February 29 from 10PM to 6AM. Newly revealed live acts include Gui Boratto, Rodriguez Jr., Christian Löffler, Kate Simko, Robert Owens and more joining the likes of Paul Kalkbrenner, Schwarzmann (Frank Wiedemann & Henrik Schwarz), Mathew Jonson b2b Agents of Time, Tim Engerlhardt, Midas 104, and Tim Green b2b Justin Marchacos and many more over the 8-hour event at the multi-room complex. A novel event concept in the world of dance music, attendees will be treated to a stellar demonstration of live performance craftsmanship with impeccable production turning the stage into the studio.

GOSS – “Fighting For The Gospel”

Goss, one of the leading lights of Denmark’s future-facing pop scene. Having toured with with Mura Masa and SOHN, as well as being the co-writer of MØ’s global hit “Kamikaze”, Goss is set for a big 2020 as he moves towards his brand new EP. He has picked up widespread support from the likes of DAZED, I-D, Wonderland and more, and ” Fighting For The Gospel” is a fantastic testament to why. The track is dreamy, quriky left of pop jam which sounds better on each listen.

Paul Jacks Is At it Again with the “Shy Boy” Singles!

Continuing on a prolific roll that began with the release of his 2018 solo debut Defractor and reached mass critical acclaim with last year’s In Other Words, singer/songwriter and synth pop master Paul Jacks enters the new decade with a bold, multi-faceted new vision for himself as an artist – and more clever retro ways to distribute his music. Another LP? Forget it. An EP, like his recent – and also very popular – “B-sides” driven Drama Club? Think again.

Song Premiere: Paul Jacks – Shy Boy

Blossoms Release New Album ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ Today

Today, British band Blossoms have released their latest album Foolish Loving Spaces. The album is an exciting follow up to the band’s 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features singles “The Keeper,” “Your Girlfriend” and their latest release, “If You Think This Is Real Life” which is paired with a new video, directed by Michael Holyk.

Lorna Shore’s “Immortal” Released Through Century Media Records Today Along With Video For “King Ov Deception”

LORNA SHORE’s new album, “Immortal,” out today, is nothing short of a shock of blackened, symphonic ambitions and epic intents that has been hailed as “dynamic,” “deftly melodic” and some of the band’s best work to date.

Brandy Clark’s “I’ll Be the Sad Song” debuts today

Already receiving widespread attention, NPR Music’s Ann Powers proclaims, “Breakthroughs don’t always have to come for brand new artists,” and continues, “[Your Life is a Record] sounds like an instant classic. It sounds vintage, it evokes classic ‘60s country albums, but it also sounds completely contemporary,” while Rolling Stone recently included it as one of their “70 Most Anticipated Albums of 2020.”

Leslie Mendelson – ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…’

“The anger and depression got to me, and I couldn’t hold it in anymore. So, I got into a room with my demons and we just hit record,” shares Mendelson. “I deal with depression and anxiety, and I’ve never really sang about it before. It felt like what was going on with society was affecting me, in terms of gun violence, the opioid crisis, and all the hatred in the news and media. It felt like it was time to speak out.”

Kyle Davis – Album Premiere – “Make It Count”

Davis began recording in his early 20s, spawning a string of albums — Kyle Davis, Waiting For You, Raising Heroes, Don’t Tell the World, and River City Gang — which harnessed national attention and effectively expressed a keen sense of melody, infectious energy and hooks that sank in quickly and refused to let go. These days, Davis is more eager than ever to rekindle his career, and remains inspired by his love of music and a desire to connect with others.


“Making this album felt like moulding clay – malleable, slow and meticulous – it taught me perseverance, patience and to listen to the world around me,” Beatty says. The album, which features singles “Casino,” “Dark Circles” and “Patchwork,” is Beatty’s first new body of work since his widely acclaimed 2018 debut album Boy in Jeans.

‘Let The Rhythm Lead’ Out Now, Watch Video for Paul Beaubrun’s “Surrender”

Today, Arts Music releases the benefit album Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1, a collaborative project of songwriters Jonathan Wilson, Jenny Lewis, Jackson Browne, Paul Beaubrun, Habib Koité, Raúl Rodríguez and Jonathan Russell, along with members of the Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik. Along with the album’s release, Paul Beaubrun has shared the video for his song “Surrender”.


DJ Yus, cantante y personalidad de Cubaton y Mas 95.7fm, lanza hoy el remix del tema “Síguete Moviendo” junto a El Chacal. La versión original de este tema que ha obtenido un gran éxito entre los consumidores de musica urbana, forma parte de “Zumba”, fenómeno mundial creado por Beto Pérez el cual le ha otorgado difusión internacional a través de sus múltiples plataformas.


After the whirlwind that was 2019, including the release of a brand new EP and a sold out North American tour, Ruel returns today with his first musical offering of 2020—a collaboration with Sydney production duo Cosmo’s Midnight. “Down For You” is an adoring serenade, pairing Ruel’s smooth vocals and alluring pull with Cosmo’s Midnight’s playful production and signature sonic universe. Ruel’s soulful words and subtle R&B speak to the throws of love and hypnotic devotion where nothing else can exist, while the unmistakable grin of the Cosmos’ pop-infused sound and funky drum beat forge the hook.


Art@War/Atlantic Records has signed Jucee Froot to an exclusive label deal via Loyal 100 Entertainment, which was announced today via Billboard. The Memphis, TN-bred rapper Jucee Froot has announced the release of the highly anticipated “Psycho (Remix) (Feat. Rico Nasty)” – available today at all DSPs and streaming services via Loyal 100 Entertainment/Art@War/Atlantic Records.

Catchlight unveiled new music video “Silent Ghost”

A few weeks after the official release of their new conceptual futuristic album ‘Helios : Part One’, French Post-Progressive Rockers Catchlight just premiered their brand new official music video video illustrating the song “Silent Ghosts” and available right now on YouTube.

Artist Development Breaking Down Stereotypes In Rock

On the heels of the 2020 Grammys, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs said that the lack of diversity in the music business is “not a revelation.”

In a music industry that continues to stereotype artists, there are exceptions. Better Noise Music, home to Top 10 Active Rock artists – Bad Wolves, Fire From The Gods and Mongolian rock band The Hu and Just Loud, have developed one of the most diverse groups of artists to ever reach Top 10 simultaneously. With the support of major radio partners like iHeart, and Cumulus, the label is able to bring their roster to ever-expanding audiences. “With the support of these radio platforms, we have been able to diversify rock. There are many other genres that need to take this lesson, whether Country, Alternative, Rock or Pop. The more diverse the music, the more your audience will engage.”

FW: AyOwA drop beguiling new single ‘First Frost’

Following infectious offerings such as ‘Alt Det Du Ku’ and 2018’s EP ‘Farvel’, and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, our favourite Danish duo AyOwA are back with an evocative new single ‘First Frost’ released today, ahead of their upcoming debut album.


Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd) today filed a legal response to the lawsuit filed against them by Vicky Cornell on December 9, 2019. The motion is available HERE.

STATEMENT FROM SOUNDGARDEN: “We don’t have possession of our own creative work.”

Vicky Cornell has possession of the only existing multi-track recordings of the last Soundgarden tracks that include Chris Cornell’s instrumental parts and vocals. All of the band members jointly worked on these final tracks, Vicky now claims ownership of the final Soundgarden album.
Vicky Cornell’s complaint claims she is owed monies. In fact, all of the band members are also owed monies, but none of the band members nor Plaintiff will be paid until expenses are paid and the partnership shares of earnings can be calculated and distributed.
The plaintiff lives in New York. All surviving band members live in the Seattle area. It is unclear why the lawsuit was filed in Florida.
During what Soundgarden felt were productive and amicable conversations trying to find a way to work with Vicky, the complaint was initiated without notice.
The complaint alleges that the band members behaved callously at the time of Chris Cornell’s death. This is patently false and emotionally abusive.

Soundgarden Respond to Lawsuit From Chris Cornell’s Widow, Claim Ownership Over Final Recordings