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New Signing Dylan Dunlap Shares “Seriously”

Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Dunlap.

At age 6, Dylan taught himself piano to partake in a grade school talent show. At age 11, he picked up a copy of Pro Tools and crafted instrumental compositions “like time capsules.” As a teen, Dylan left the prestigious Berklee College of Music to get a head start on his music career and started busking. Inspired by the likes of Coldplay and Mumford & Sons, he simultaneously fashioned a singular style, infusing cinematic scope and alternative eloquence into power pop.

REYNA’s “Lonely Girl” OUT NOW

Power pop duo REYNA released their latest single “Lonely Girl,” along with its music video, via Cosmica Artists on August 7th. The single has been recognized by Billboard News, PRIDE, People en Español, Rolling Stone France, EQ Music, WithGuitars, CelebMix, and Highlark Mag and has been praised by V Magazine as “a personal but universally felt track that explores the anxieties attached to being social.”

AVOID Premiere New Single “Song About James”

“We’re so excited to share our video for ‘Song About James’. This song has opened so many new doors for us. It’s really been a mind blowing experience. From being on the soundtrack of NASCAR HEAT 5, to debuting on Octane yesterday, and here unveiling the video on New Noise. We are thrilled to finally share this with our fans.”

Video Premiere: AVOID – ‘Song About James’

{NEW} Sic WithIt Shares Debut Album “Wasteland”

Intense, fiery, and passionate are three words that could best describe Wasteland, from top to bottom. Tracks like “U Don’t Know Me” and “Gucci” are fast and furious, while “Anotha One” and “Live Your Life” portray a different side of Sic WithIt — one more attuned to milky melodies and smooth aesthetics. The LP covers not only Sic WithIt’s unlikely rise to prominence but also the mental makeup that drives his everyday thought processes. It’s the kind of thought-provoking listen that is deeper than the barks of the raps and melodies. There’s something new to glean at every corner.


“The song actually came together pretty quickly,” says lead vocalist Charlie Greene, “We were writing with our good friend Nick Bailey – he came in with the line “Closer to the Sun” and I immediately connected with it. The melody for the chorus came first and had this massive rock energy that’s shaped the rest of the song. I think we tracked like 4-5 guitar hooks for the song and narrowed it down to one for the record. It was actually the last song written for our next project, I think we wrote it only a few weeks prior to hitting the studio.”


SAYGRACE’s “Boys Ain’t Shit” has charted on the Spotify Viral Charts in over 25+ markets around the world including Top 15 Global and Top 5 on the viral charts in the US and Canada. The single has also been trending on TikTok with over at 1.3 Million + video creations and over 152 million streams globally of the solo version plus collaborations with Tate McRae, Audrey Mika and Becky G.

Warpark release punchy and powerful punk song, “Slug”

The song is an emotional response to the weekend of August 2nd, 2019, when the United States experienced two mass shootings within 17 hours of each other—One in El Paso, TX and the other in Dayton, OH. Violent and brutish, the song aims to give rise to a sense of urgency over the gun violence problem in the country.

Ibranovski Rides Out The Summer On “Surfboard”

“My inspiration for this song was actually me being on the beach for the recent hot days. It made me convinced that now is a time of self reflection, self love, & clear vision. The best wave of your life is coming now!” – Ibranovski


LA native, Florida-bred rising star June3rd drops his new single “1942” via Labyrinth Music Group. The melodic rapper, praised by Billboard for his unique blend of Hip Hop and R&B sounds, delivers the perfect party anthem with the Dream Addix produced track and Sony Boiz directed visual. Known also for a signature, sultry-provocative sound June3rd preps the release of his highly anticipated debut project after amassing millions of streams since his 2018 debut single “There U Go”.

RILEY PEARCE Shares New Track “Statue” From Forthcoming EP

Australian singer/songwriter Riley Pearce shares new track “Statue” from his upcoming EP Maybe I Can Sleep It Off, out September 25 via Nettwerk. Maybe I Can Sleep It Off sees Riley explore his relationship with his craft, both lyrically and musically. “‘Statue,’ is about trying to find your new direction and the steps it takes to get there,” says Riley. “Between each big music release, I always seem to get a bit unsure of the next move. It gets a bit euphoric towards the end and I suppose that channels the end of that realization that you are indeed on the right track and to give yourself some credit. I’m always hardest on myself.”

Grammy-Nominated Elderbrook Releases ‘Why Do We Shake in the Cold’

Grammy-nominated artist to watch ELDERBROOK delivers a stunning new video for the title track from his debut album ‘WHY DO WE SHAKE IN THE COLD?’, arriving September 18th via Big Beat Records. The ethereal new video – which follows on from an exemplary run of visuals from his debut body of work – encapsulates the overarching emotions of the song, dialing up the importance of human connection.

David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels Share New Single “In Love & War”

“‘I’m not normally a hippy/spiritual type, more of a punk rocker haha, but I had a dream a few years ago that I bought the new single by Pet Shop Boys, one of my long time favorite bands btw, and it was called “In Love And War”. Crazy thing is I actually woke up with the song and melody in my head so on an impulse I grabbed my phone and sang it into there. I played it back a few days later and realized that it wasn’t actually that bad so I went into my studio and recorded what became “In Love And War” (by me, not Pet Shop Boys). In fact, there is actually a reference at the end of the second verse: ‘Neil & Chris, now take your cue, what would you do if this happened to you.’ – David Newton” – Earbuddy

PREMIERE: David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels – “In Love & War”


Today we’re excited to share “Sycamore”, the first single off Jeff DeVito’s debut LP, Acceleration Due To Gravity. The New Jersey songwriter has been kicking around for years, making a name for himself as the principal songwriter behind the band Particle Zoo, who The Star Ledger said “has survived in the indie underground by updating and changing its sound”.

Exclusive Premiere: Stream Jeff DeVito’s New Single “Sycamore”

Lauren Sanderson – World Premiere of “Frustrated” Music Video

“So many times, I’ve felt myself shutting down when I didn’t want to. Anxiety can dig deep like that,” shares Sanderson on the meaning behind the all-to-relatable lyrics. “That fear of being vulnerable can convince you your feelings are ‘too much’ or you need to be ‘less’ to be wanted. But you can’t believe those thoughts.”

Newcomer Brokeasf Taps Detroit Rapper 42 Dugg For New Track And Video, “How”

Jacksonville rapper Brokeasf teams up with rising Detroit rapper 42 Dugg on “How” today via Good Money Global /Cinematic Music Group. At 18-years-old the wordsmith is already filled with a lifetime of stories to share. On his latest single he continues to show his versatility by delivering a bouncier flow on a gritty and up-tempo beat. The two rising artists offer fast-paced bars and address people who have a lot to say: “How you out here beefing and you broke?”

Internet Money Releases “Lemonade” Video

Artist/producer collective Internet Money is one of the dominating forces in today’s hip-hop, earning over 200 Gold and Platinum plaques and working with every major rapper in the game. Today, the collective founded by Taz Taylor announces B4 The Storm, Internet Money’s first album, coming August 28th via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records.

Sea Girls Release Debut Album ‘Open Up Your Head’

UK based Sea Girls release their debut album Open Up Your Head today via Island Records. The album featuring fourteen doses of memorable guitar-pop brilliance, was produced by Larry Hibbitt in London. Today also sees the band share a live session of new album track ‘Transplant’ – which follows ‘Forever’, ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’, ‘Do You Really Wanna Know?’ & ‘Ready For More’.

With Open Up Your Head, the band’s songwriting has elevated, with front-man Henry Camamile stepping into the spotlight as a genuine storyteller for his generation. The album is fit to burst with colorful melodies, guitar and synth hooks – an explosion of joyous indie rock held together to reflect Camamile’s darker songwriting on topics such as a previous traumatic head injury, the anxiety that ensued, and resulting adolescent vices. In accessing those darkest and least comfortable parts of himself the record becomes one of hope.

Sea Girls Release Debut Album — Open Up Your Head


Melvoni, the young Brooklyn upstart setting the city’s rap scene ablaze with his high-octane anthems, continues #MAF (Melvoni Approved Fridays) with the release of “City Rolling,” a new song and video featuring YSN Flow. The record continues his sturdy Melvoni Approved Friday’s campaign, which has continued to grow the 16-year-old’s buzz following the release of his debut EP, WHO TF IS MELVONI.

For Skope // Francis Aud release “Take Me Home”

With an 80s influenced psychedelic-funk sound and pumping disco-era beat, Francis Aud’s new single lets you wallow in your feelings and makes you want to get up and dance the sadness away at the same time. “Disguised in synths and a funky dance-pop bass line, ‘Take Me Home’ is a sad song that’s aware of its melancholy towards love and the state-of-the-world,” explains Francis Aud. “To prove to its friends that “everything is fine” and that they’re “thriving,” the song puts on a lycra jumpsuit, a neon-green headband, and shows up to the local roller rink ready to boogie while popping bubble gum for 80’s dance night.”

Sam Roberts Band share their latest track and animated video

“I Like The Way You Talk About The Future” is a head-nodding, instantaneously catchy track, fitting for the times we’re living in. About the single, Sam explains, “Essentially, in my mind, it comes back to the need for some light. A way forward. To shine some kind of bright light on the future, the path that we’re walking and not giving in to despair.”

Lil Shxwn, “Chalk Talk” | Nelly’s nephew goes solo

Shxwn describes his new single as “my first release since going solo from my previous group. The song is a self-triumphant single where I’m declaring my new stance on making this work for me by myself. I felt as if others weren’t as down for the cause as me and I express that while also declaring what I want for myself and my family.”

New release LDN art punks Dribble share debut single “Taking Off”

Dribble was formed in early 2020 by Luke Morgan and Thomas Hadley who met upon founding their other band, Afterbloom, 4 years ago. Luke loves recording and Tom loves playing, so the two naturally began collaborating on side projects, quickly realizing they had stumbled into something special.


The latest in a series of triumphant releases from YXNG K.A, “Hold Me Down” arrives as the follow-up to his recent singles “Unfinished Business” and “Imagine That.” After releasing the video for “Imagine That” in June, YXNG K.A earned buzz from outlets like The Source, who praised him as “a radiant voice within the music industry” and noted that “[h]is unique tempos and upbeat disposition show that he takes his craft very seriously even with being so young in the game.” Pitchfork also recently referred to him as one of the leaders of “a new wave of teenage songbirds”.

LA-Based Singer Songwriter MICHAEL COLTON Shares Poignant New Ballad “LEAVE THE LIGHT ON”

Singer/songwriter Michael Colton is set to release a new single, the moving ballad “Leave The Light On.” The song illustrates the lifelong connection between a father and son that begins with the early rituals of childhood. Colton’s clear, resonant vocals and emotive lyricism convey both the everyday interactions between the blues rock troubadour and his young son while at the same time, taking the singer back to his youth and the wisdom his parents imparted on him. Colton has garnered significant accolades for his impeccable storytelling as well as his effortless mastery of the guitar. Produced by noted film and television composer/producer Brett Boyett, “Leave The Light On” features Colton on vocals and guitar as well as a group of talented studio musicians to round out the production. The song will be available digitally August 14 and an EP will be released in the fall.

Artist Gyptian Team Up With Producer Stanley “Rellee” Hayden for New Single “Gimme Some”

Admittedly these are some serious times that we are living through, but for the romantic at heart quarantined with the object of their affection, these austere moments also served as a time to exude romance or cheekiness, and multi-Billboard top charting recording artist Gytpian promptly delivered the soundtrack with “Gimme Some”.

Gyptian Team Up With Producer Stanley “Rellee” Hayden for New Single “Gimme Some”

Artist: Holy Smoke – Track: Is This America

We can debate the merits of celestial inspirations to the moon and back… One thing is clear, Holy Smoke have recorded a powerful rock protest anthem in “Is This America?”. Holy Smoke’s answer to America’s past and present battle to accept itself as “a nation of immigrants” is a straight up rock n roll punch-in-the-face with three chords and the truth. Soaring guitars. Driving bass and stomping drums. Potent lyrics and vocals that question America’s “Land of the Free” status and deliver an “I can’t breathe” message loud and clear. All this is wrapped into a Grammy-worthy production that will have listeners sharing, playlisting, asking themselves “Is This America?”, and hopefully rising to define it.

Artist: Jboz – Track: Where You Go?

“Where You Go?” by Jboz – is a Groovy and Melodic Pop summer smash. One that everyone during this crazy year of quarantine, stuck inside their homes can relate to. Being away from other loved ones, and wanting to share those experiences with them again. The artist uses a unique catchy afro-beat tempo that can make you want to dance the night away. Jboz showcases a fresh new sound, cadence, and flow that is super catchy and will keep the listener coming back to listen over and over again.