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Republic Records and Focus Features announce the release of The High Note Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on May 29, 2020. The soundtrack will arrive the same day as the film, which will be available on at home on demand.

Classical Experimentalism: Fierro Ex Machina’s dark-hued single “A Sail of All Tears”

Today, multi-instrumentalist Fierro Ex Machina shares “A Sail of All Tears” the first track from his forthcoming album ‘Processions’ due out June 19th via independent release. The brainchild of artist Alex Norelli, Fierro Ex Machina aims to explore the emotional journey in sensory responses through the study of the process. A student of many artistic disciplines, Alex has always analyzed the methodology behind art itself.


French post-metallers UNBURNT streamed new full-length album ‘PROCESSION’

As announced a few weeks ago : about two years after the official release of their EP ‘Æthereal’, French post-metallers UNBURNT just officially released their debut full-lenth album called ‘PROCESSION’ on limited LP & Digital through Bandcamp & all streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer…).

Rolling Stone Declares 6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” Number One on Top 100 Songs Chart

Tekashi 6ix9ine arrived back on the U.S. scene in a major way this week, posting the Number One single in the country, according to Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs chart which measures U.S. on-demand audio streams and song sales, but does not include the 50MM+ streams the song received on YouTube. The chart eschews merchandise and ticket bundles which some say paints an unclear picture of overall music consumption.

Hitting Number One caps off a huge week for the controversial rapper who already has broken several records with “GOOBA.” On YouTube, “GOOBA” instantly became the Number One trending video on the platform, becoming the biggest hip-hop debut of all time with 43.55 million views in a 24-hour period, and is now the 8th most viewed debut video ever on YouTube. Then, less than three days after its release, “GOOBA” surpassed Taylor Swift’s “ME!” and Ariana Grande’s “thank you, next” as the fastest video in history to reach 100 Million views on YouTube by an American artist. “GOOBA” is being distributed globally by Create Music Group.

Col3trane Recruits Kiana Lede For New Single “Clutch”

American-Egyptian singer, Col3trane (Interscope Records) and Kiana Ledé are “Clutch” on their sweet R&B duet. A gift to fans on Friday, the soulful tune carries Col3trane’s signature vibe of layered lyrics and alluring vocals. Calling for a love like no other, Col3trane’s requests are answered with Ledé’s sweet falsettos. Their lush style is a mindful ode to yesterday’s R&B and its bright future. “Clutch” follows the J Mood-produced “Good News” with both tracks featured on the singer’s forthcoming EP, It’s Safer Inside.

Moneybagg Yo Releases Video For “BOFFUM ft. Big 30” Today

Indie Pop Singer/Producer Mima Good Shares “Cool” with Indie Witches

Brooklyn based Anti-Pop artist Mima Good just shared her bouncy new single Cool with Indie Witches. The singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has been working on an exploratory, genre-bending collection of songs for the past year in her home studio. From a closet vocal booth covered in red velvet, Mima playfully serenades her microphone with youthful woes from a troubled world.

‘New York at Night’ new album by Willie Nile Released

“New York City has always inspired me,” states Willie Nile. “I’ve lived in Greenwich Village for many years now, and I love being there. The energy, the grit, and the mystery of it all fills my heart with wonder. Most of these songs were written in New York or were inspired by it in one way or another.”

Nile is referring to New York at Night, his 13th studio album and the strongest manifestation to date of his deep affinity for his adopted hometown. The album’s 12 personally charged new originals exemplify the artist’s trademark mix of romance, idealism, humor, emotional urgency and a true believer’s passionate embrace of all things rock ’n’ roll. Nile’s abiding passion for his town animates such tunes as “New York Is Rockin'” and the album’s title track.

Matthias Grübel – ‘Matters Of Stability’

Matthias Grübel’s latest EP demonstrates the vision and quality of an artist capable of occupying more than one musical world. There is a confidence and maturity in this work with tracks flexing dynamic beats, strong bass and melodic structure. From the strident confidence of Atlantika to the beautifully poignant vocals of Sad Dream #1, this is an artist ready to deliver in
the tradition of Apparat or James Holden.

ĀTER Draw Deep From The Past On ‘Vullighied’

The latest EP from Belgium group Āter is entitled Vullighied and contains 5 tracks of glorious old-school melodic black metal with goose-bump inducing riffs. Vullighied was written in a thousand-year-old dialect to create a truly unique experience and challenge for the listener. The artwork was created by Bram Bruyneel and Anthony Blomme.

London’s Francesca Louise – Entitled “Ride The Waters”

Francesca Louise is a London based singer-songwriter originally from the North West of England. Combining stunning folk/pop songwriting, sparkling with Joni Mitchell influence and Carol King inspired vocals which tell a thousand secrets, Louise’s sound reaps authenticity and pure honesty. Bleeding with meditative melodies opening a door to escapism, her music acts as a melancholic medicine to people’s lives.

Session Musicians And Background Vocalists Could Receive A Payment From The $46 Million Digital Session Royalty Settlement

Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. and Jeeves Mandel Law Group, P.C., announce that a settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning approximately $46 million in undistributed royalties held by the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund (the “Fund”). The royalties are owed to session musicians and background vocalists (“nonfeatured performers”) on sound recordings that were played a sufficient number of times on non-interactive webcasting, satellite radio, or digital cable. Any nonfeatured performers on such covered recordings who have not already received the royalties that are due to them from the Fund are included in the settlement and are entitled to receive those unpaid royalties.

d balenci – “ONE NIGHT”

This single follows the rising momentum from my first album, “Highs and Lows”. After partnering with multi-platinum producer, Danny Wolf, I am really excited to see this track’s potential unravel. It combines clever lyrics, a catchy hook, bouncy production, and a high BPM that will surely suit the genre and keep the listener fully engaged. I hope you enjoy and see the potential that I see. Thank you for your consideration. The track officially releases June 3.

Atlanta takes a new direction, DeCarlo Tatum Jr. delivers DEVOTION

DeCarlo Tatum Jr. emerged in 2014 as a member of the Atlanta rap trio Rebel Forest. The group flourished creatively under the tutelage of southern hip-hop pioneer Rico Wade (OutKast) and released several singles, most notably “More” and “Drugs” in 2015.

2020 marks DeCarlo’s second full-length release on Rare Dope International.

The new project DEVOTION introduces fans to the key principles of DeCarlo’s sound “Mackin” and “Spinnin” or better yet, unyielding with a whole lot of bounce. DEVOTION is an ode to his fiance who is also featured on the cover.

The album follows the rhythmic pattern of the ceremony that precedes a Church service. Its the jam session before the main event. The lead single, “Project Baby” features Damain.OG and is an instant hit. DEVOTION is a perfect introduction to the world of DeCarlo Tatum Jr.

Alabama Nick – “Country Boy”

The lyrics of the song have a unique complex flow but are quite simple when you break them down. It basically outlines the dynamics of a country boy and what girls are missing without a country boy in their life. Who doesn’t want a man that can live off the land, take care of you and wine and dine you like you’ve never experienced? That’s what a country boy can do. At the same time he will protect his woman and treat her with respect.

OUR HATE Are Brutalized And ‘Defiled By Evil’

March 3rd sees the CD/Digital release of Defiled By Evil, the new EP from Belgium metal group Our Hate. The groups musical influences from different kinds of heaviness are covered and blended into a pounding and brutal metal sound and the 5 tracks of Defiled By Evil showcase precisely this.

Here’s what the group had to say about their new EP; “In life we suffer different kind of emotions. Some may have a positive, others a negative influence on ourselves and our fellow human beings. Things happen as a result of social pressure or personal experiences which makes fuses blown in our mind.”

“Easy Bake” is the second single from vincethealien

Vincethealien returns with his second single and it’s definitely a tasty treat. “Easy Bake” is written and produced by vincethealien and others9000, “Easy Bake” was served fresh out the oven on March 14th across all streaming platforms.

Vincethealien is on a mission to find a planet, a people, or just a person, to connect to, creating sounds reminiscent of Seprentwithfeet, Kelela, Brockhampton, Solange, Thundercat, Sampha and Frank Ocean, with an adept focus on harmonies and vocal craft.

THE DEARS – New Album ‘Lovers Rock’ Out Now – Share Video For “Instant Nightmare!”

Montréal quintet THE DEARS, led by husband & wife duo Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak, released their latest grand opus Lovers Rock via Dangerbird Records. In addition to the album, they shared the video for their track “Instant Nightmare!”

“This is a super fun one, a heavy, trudging beast with strings and restrained vocals,” says Yanchak, who handles lead vocals on “Instant Nightmare!” “Like the song is the Hulk and I’m Black Widow holding his hand saying: Take it easy, big guy.”

KARIMA FRANCIS – Returns with ‘Orange Rose’ – Listen

Making a welcome return to the spotlight, the singer-songwriter from Blackpool delivers an atmospheric and elegiac single for the soul, that emerges as her first new material of 2020.

Wrapt in a haze of misty atmospherics and languid acoustics, at its heart ‘Orange Rose’ is a love song straight and true. Though like almost all love stories, this one is not without its complications. Offering wistful rumination on how mental health can send shockwaves through even the most intimate and entwined of relationships, ‘Orange Rose’ sees Karima strike a masterful balance of meditative and melancholy songwriting.

From the Vastland (Nor) “The Haft Khan” @ Black Metal

The old school black metalers, From The Vastland, mark 2020 with their highly anticipated seventh release, “The Haft Khan” (a conceptual sixth full-length album). It’s a milestone in the history of the band, a new chapter, being not only a concept album but also it’s based on one of the greatest stories from the epic masterpiece poem, the most notable piece of Persian literature, “Shahnameh” (The Book of Kings – One of the world’s longest epic poems). Sina strongly believed this album should be something special as it’s going to tell a very special story. So, finally after 2 years of precision work everyday, he unleashes his new beast and here we have “The Haft Khan”.

Cory Marks shares new video for ‘Outlaws & Outsiders’

Rising Country Rock star Cory Marks has shared the video for ‘Outlaws & Outsiders’, as featured in the new film and soundtrack from Better Noise Films, Sno Babies. The new video integrates footage from the film, which is due for release in September and includes a soundtrack featuring some of today’s biggest rock artists.