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American Songwriter Celebrates Unprecedented Growth

American Songwriter, the Nashville-based 36-year-old publication, is celebrating unprecedented growth with over 4 million monthly pageviews and 1.5 million monthly users. Averaging over 7 million social impressions per month, American Songwriter has experienced a 1,300% increase in social engagement and reach. The brand has greatly expanded digital content production and diversity of coverage, with over 30 music journalists contributing content while maintaining the focus on supporting the songwriting community and providing songwriters a powerful voice in the music industry.


AHAB Releases First Single “Old Thunder”

Originally released in 2006 on the band’s pathbreaking full length, The Call of the Wretched Sea, this blackened doom anthem will take you on a thunderous journey between slow-motion grooves, big riffs, haunting melodies accented by the guttural vocals of Daniel Droste, and an apocalyptic sound as you would experience it front row at an AHAB show! “Old Thunder” is accompanied by a music video that contains loads of live and off stage footage, as well as touring snapshots, highlighting the bands message: It’s a big “thank you” to all of their fans and supporters worldwide who have joined the band in their funeral doom journey throughout the past 15 years!

Metal Phenoms TETRARCH Announce Sophomore Album, “Unstable”

Metal trailblazers TETRARCH have wrapped up work on their sophomore album, Unstable, produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decaptitation, Allegeon, Khemmis) and TETRARCH, scheduled for release this fall.

Bay Area R&B Impresario Derek King Announces ‘Let’s Be Honest’ Project, Drops “Enough” Video ft. Zion

With a smooth voice and street-savvy lyrical sensibility, Derek King effortlessly connects R&B’s past and present in his music. Today, the Bay Area singer-songwriter announces Let’s Be Honest, his upcoming project. Spanning 11 tracks, the upcoming project showcases Derek’s versatility, cycling through mob-influenced bangers like opening track “Blessed” to club-ready rap-n-b like “Dead Roses” to luscious slow jams like “Dior Kisses” without missing a beat. The upcoming project is home to “No Scrub,” Derek’s TLC-flipping single, which dropped in mid-April. With production contributions from ReeceBeats, the man behind the boards for Kehlani’s “All Me” and Mozzy’s Gold-certified “Excuse Me,” and guest appearances from E-40 (on recent single “2 Much”), Eric Bellinger, King Combs, JGreen, and more, Let’s Be Honest arrives on May 29th via EMPIRE, and is now available for pre-order.

Riches Premiere New Single “Lily” via Gorilla vs. Bear

The manifestation of an ongoing dialogue between Catherine McCandless (Young Galaxy) and Wynn Holmes (choreographer), Riches is a multidisciplinary collaboration of music, dance and performance.

Zoon Shares “Light Prism” Via Under The Radar, Debut LP ‘Bleached Wavves’ Out June 19th Via Paper Bag Records

Zoon has shared the third single, “Light Prism” off of his debut LP, Bleached Wavves. The track along with its video premiered with Under The Radar and “features the band performing through dissolving frames of blurred neon lights and softly mutating textures.”


Australian singer-songwriter, Imogen Clark today releases a brand new single ‘FOUND ME’, her first new music in two years and the first taste of her The Making Of Me six-track EP, which is due out in August (Potts Entertainment/MGM).

Need an Empowering Breakup Song? Imogen Clark Delivers It With ‘Found Me’ 


Livingston commented on the track, “Stuck inside throughout March, I was feeling uninspired and disconnected from other people. I heard about the charitable campaign with Panera to provide up to 500,000 meals to people in need as a result of the virus. It reminded me of lyrics I had recently written about identifying with other people’s pain and the value of asking for help, which resonated more now than ever. I was inspired to go back to those lyrics and incorporating a children’s choir helped bring out the meaning of ‘Say The Word’ and really spoke to the main idea of Panera’s campaign – we’re all in this together.”

Songland’s Jeffrey James Releases New Single

Today, Nashville singer/songwriter Jeffrey James is releasing his new single, “Aftermath.” The new track arrives ahead of his debut on NBC’s Songland, airing on Monday, May 4th. Songland follows the journey of undiscovered songwriters as they pitch their original creations to superstar recording artists and a panel of chart-topping music producers in the hopes of creating a music collaboration of a lifetime.

Start Small and Get Scrappy: The Key to Breaking into the Music Industry in the Digital Era

Justis Kao, Head of A&R/Communications at Loop Media, has written a byline on how to break into today’s music landscape. Justis recounts his rise in the music industry, from his humble beginnings as an indie artist and vocal coach, to executive at a cutting-edge streaming music company. He also shares the factors that drove his success: a strong sense of self, a willingness to take risks, and a determination to take on any task, no matter how small or unglamorous.

bad tuner shares new single “Weather Report”

Watch “Weather Report” below and stay tuned for more news to follow as the producer prepares to release his forthcoming EP this summer via Young Art Records. A followup to his latest album Operational Interference, a collaborative project with New York Times journalist Ian Urbina.

Dangerous Hippies Release New Single ‘1982’ Premiere On Loudwire

Dangerous Hippies release a new single today entitled ‘1982.’ The bouncy, summer-tinged track premiered over at Loudwire and is now available on all streaming services. ‘1982’ is already seeing some early airplay on Sirius XM.

HINDSIGHT Premieres Official Music Video for “Where We Found Hope”

Modern rock band HINDSIGHT has premiered their official music video for single “Where We found Hope.” The single is off of their upcoming EP titled Catalyst that will release this summer.

“8:54 P.M. releases the conceptual EP “The 43rd Mission Begins…”

“The 43rd Mission Begins…” is a unique Alternative Hip-Hop EP from 8: 54 P.M. This conceptual album chronicles the beginnings of an angel’s return to human form on this planet for the 43rd time. After starting out cocky based off previous experiences, the angel then battles human setbacks, anxieties and depressions. 8:54 is sent through time to embark upon various missions before settling into this existence over a variety of instrumentals that range from mysterious to ambient to funky. “The 43rd Mission Begins…” is the prologue EP to the upcoming full novel LP “43 Untimely Deaths of a Battle Angel”.


Yoste shares whimsical new track, “Boredom” out today via Wonmore/Island Records. “Boredom” and its thesis statement of a hook “could get better/but I don’t like to try” describes what Yoste calls a “defeatist yet optimistic sentiment all wrapped together” and will surely resonate with his peers. The track follows his most recent release “Flaws,” a track about the painful feelings that come with a strenuous relationship, and the immense pressure that one can feel when their personal flaws seem to get in the way.


Charlie Cruz, cantante de Salsa nos deleita con el tema “La Vida Da Vueltas”, canción que se desprende de su próxima producción musical titulada “Tentaciones Vol. 1”. Su primer sencillo de esta producción “Pa Que Enamorarse” se encuentra en la posición #1 de las listas Tropicales de Music Choice.


ALWAYS YOURS contains acoustic versions of songs heard on BANNERS’ debut album Where the Shadow Ends, released in October. An acoustic version of “Got It In You” (one of the songs from the album) went viral after it was featured on two ABC television dramas, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, and has netted over 75 million global streams, and over 18 million YouTube views to date.

One Step From Falling Drops New Album – ‘Stuck on the Wayside’

American art rock band, One Step From Falling, drops its latest album today, entitled Stuck on the Wayside, available on digital outlets everywhere via Pavement Entertainment. This latest album follows the band’s 2018 release, Stuck. Stuck on the Wayside was recorded at Downtown Music Studios in New York City.