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Jake Miller ‘Automatic’ Music Video With Fly By Midnight

The captivating, sun soaked official video for ‘Automatic’ centers around a big red button with the word ‘AUTOMATIC’ emblazoned on it. Every time Jake and the Fly By Midnight boys push it, they are transported to a new location – each more eye-catching than the next – a perfect visual interpretation of the track’s adventurous indie-pop vibe.

Jordin Sparks Releases First-Ever Christmas Album, “Cider & Hennessy”

Multi-Platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks has released her first Christmas album, “Cider & Hennessy” on November 26. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter wrote almost every song in this new collection and is thrilled to offer her special brand of holiday cheer. “This is not your typical holiday music. It’s a little bit classy and a little bit lit, just like me,” said Sparks.

Regarding the song “Trapmas,” Sparks says, “I wanted to sing the classics in a new way that would make people get up and dance!”

Hello Halo & Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred) Debut Music Video For “Under The Starlight”

“Our peril is mostly of our own making, born of manufactured ideological incompatibility,” lead singer/songwriter Paul Nathaniel shares. “We know we are stuck together and must find a way to productively coexist despite our differences. Yet we’ve been at each other’s throats for decades, cemented in a ceaseless psychological civil war. Shaping our culture to think in extremes, politicizing every aspect of modern life…My hope is that ‘Under the Starlight’ helps validate the anxious and distraught while preserving their hope and curiosity for what is to come. The future is a mystery we all help discover and define.”


Singer, songwriter and producer Swaré still has plenty good to give in 2020, with his new single ‘Truth’ dropping ahead of his debut headline show in Sydney at the Soda Factory and Isol-Aid x TikTok livestream.

Following on from ‘Pray’, this new single explores the self-destructive impacts of a life lived selfishly. The striking bass guitar and synth production pulses throughout, with sharp vocals layered on top, commanding listeners to dance or practice some kind of self-analysis.

Artist: Electrosexual – EP: Watch me Lakshmi

Electrosexual returns with a slice of acid-infused synthetic audio wisdom, pairing with forward-thinking psychedelic witch KARMA SHE for ‘Watch Me Lakshmi’.
Marrying frantic acidic synth programming with a dirty low-slung bass line, the track is a fierce and urgent acid ‘n’ high-hat rager that climaxes with cheeky vocal raps from KARMA SHE. A peak time workout.

Amelia’s Dream Shares Gorgeous New Release “Everybody’s Got Something”

Amelia’s Dream just released their 6th full-length release on November 27th, 2020 “Everybody’s Got Something” featuring 14 original songs including the single “Hero ” which was released with a video in May 2020 as a Thank you to the front line workers in NYC. The video featured actual front line heroes in action. “Everybody’s Got Something” the title song was performed live at the Apollo theatre a few weeks after it was written late last year but never recorded until now. Most feedback from fans has been how healing ” Everybody’s Got Something ” has been so we felt it was important to record this and share this with the world now. Especially now.

Scarlett Siren & the Howlin’ Tramps Share Epic Single “Cruel Mistress (Pour Me Another Drink)”

Scarlett Siren & The Howlin’ Tramps are a musical collective formed in Portland, Oregon. Fronted by Burlesque Performer and Songwriter ‘Scarlett Siren’, the 7-piece blend the traditional with the unusual to cultivate an eclectic concoction of music now coined as “Psychedelic Swing”.

Gone Sugar Die – Die Alone [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Gone Sugar Die are LA-based collective Patrick McWilliams (The Cut Losses) and Mike Hindert (The Bravery). Their sound is influenced by the cult alt-rock of bands like Shiny Toy Guns, +44 and Crystal Castles whilst maintaining elements of the broader appeal synth fused sounds of The Killers and The Bravery. The group has already headlined Emo Nite in Los Angeles, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and shows in Vancouver.

Die Alone is their second single of 2020 and was written by the band’s lead vocalist Patrick McWilliams in the midst of a personal mental health crisis.

LAKELEND returns with his second single ‘Supernova’

Melbourne pop artist Lakelend finally shares his second single ‘Supernova’, a nostalgic yet contrastingly futuristic project detailing the immediate intensity of falling in love.

Combining electronic beats, synthesised strings and Lakelend’s honest vocals, ‘Supernova’ traverses through the feelings of uncertainty which is sonically juxtaposed by the overall upbeat tune of the single.

New Single From New Zealand Singer-Songwriter Official Video Out Now

New Zealand-based singer-songwriter Anna Coddington releases the official video for her track, ‘Do I Exist?’, taken from her new album Beams. In an album written with an approach of ruthless self-expression, this video speaks to the the identity crisis-narrative of the song.

Showcasing the indie-pop sounds of the album, the new video is shot on and designed to be watched full-screen on your mobile.

“We are all many things to many people and we all struggle to find the balance sometimes.

Fan Pass Rolls Out Marketing Initiative Aimed to Immediately Compensate Artists

“Friendable, Inc. (OTC: FDBL) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce its latest marketing initiative for performing music artists to promote, grow and monetize their fan base through its live streaming platform, Fan Pass.”

“Fan Pass has developed a platform that embraces participating artists with a unique and full circle approach that truly builds fan engagement, audience participation and substantial earning potential that builds every month to become a new and recurring revenue stream for each one.”

New Video! American Greed “Together”

“Everything in the world today is about “TOGETHER” So in this moment, we are sharing “TOGETHER” with the world. In my heart I believe this is the rock song/video for the time we are living in. We all have someone we miss, that is home alone, on the front lines keeping us safe or someone we have lost. If we come Together, heal Together, Then “we will be Together’ ” – American Greed

Zach and Melissa Walker Share Vibrant Holiday Album

Zach and Melissa Walker breathe new lives into the tracks, providing the perfect foundation into the record as a whole. “There’s Snow-One Like You,” is filled with holiday classics as Zach and Melissa put their own special ingredients into the mix. The result is a charming and joyful collection of songs that will have you head over heels into the New Year, and beyond!

Awaken draws back the curtain with their modern hard rock single “The Veil”

The band’s previous release “Stained Glass”, was received well in the metal and hard rock industry. Now, Awaken has unleashed “The Veil” for their upcoming 2021 album release: Monsters & Machines. Working and establishing themselves with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves, Awaken’s first single “Stained Glass” brought clarity to the hard rock sound in the sense of lyrical content reaching deeper meanings and messages. Awaken continues to define their sound and deeper-reaching lyrics higher and higher as the newest track “The Veil” proves. Awaken’s music is a powerful rock sound that surges onwards and upwards.

Got To Find A Way

Music video by NOISE performing Got To Find A Way. (C) 2020 Hljodverk Records.
Music and lyrics written by: Einar Vilberg.
Produced / Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Einar Vilberg at Hljodverk Studios.
Music Video and animations made by: Kristjan Lyngmo

Claud announces debut album Super Monster due 12th February 2021 via Saddest Factory, shares new single ‘Soft Spot’

Claud has announced details of their forthcoming debut album, Super Monster, to be released on Saddest Factory Records on 12th February 2021. The news comes with the release of brand new single, ‘Soft Spot.’

Claud says of ‘Soft Spot,’ ‘… Sigh. I have a soft spot for lots of people, places, and things. This song is about knowing I can’t be with this one specific person, but my feelings won’t go away… I still hope I run into them, or they randomly text me about something. It’s just me romanticising what I can’t have and being like “but what if…”‘

Ready for broadcast… Shut Away from British pop sensation Anuladé

Anuladé is a music and visual artist. As a singer and songwriter she produces thought provoking and memorable music, much of which tells parts of her life story. A story that whilst recognising challenges is focussed on recovery and possibility.

Anuladé’s unique character is expressed in her latest single, Shut Away, but can also been seen in her previous single releases, her digital art and art commissions, and her bespoke couture range.

New single from Ukraine-based indie rock band VINOK

The empowering “Elephant Girl” is a story of transformation and the spiritual awakening of a female person with a disability. Mixed by PDub Walton (Bjork, U2, Massive Attack, The Cure), and mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton), the track is reminiscent of Arcade Fire meets Florence Welch.

Newcomer James Burt releases debut indie-pop gem ‘Dance In The Rain’

James Burt has been writing songs all his life. This winter marks a steady ascent from passionate fan to musician and songwriter to music college student to reaching the precipice of a huge career in pop.

RENÉ drops impassioned new single ‘Uncharted Waters’

Following on from February’s ‘Space In Between’, London soultress RENÉ returns with new single ‘Uncharted Waters’, out today.

A delicate yet impassioned ballad, ‘Uncharted Waters’ juxtaposes the subtlest of piano chords with RENÉ’s bold, emotion-drenched vocals. An ode to going your own way, it comes with a lo-fi, DIY-style official video of her performing the track, something she insists “complements the rawness and imperfection of the song”. The video was directed by Caroline Hajny.

Jake Miller & Fly By Midnight Drop Official Video For ‘Automatic’

Jake Miller and Fly By Midnight have unveiled the official video for their breathtaking collaborative single ‘Automatic’, out now.

The captivating, sun-soaked official video for ‘Automatic’ centres around a big red button with the word ‘AUTOMATIC’ emblazoned on it. Every time Jake and the Fly By Midnight boys push it, they are transported to a new location – each more eye-catching than the next – a perfect visual interpretation of the track’s adventurous indie-pop vibe.

Rasharn Powell releases his new single Freedom to round off a turbulent year

Today, London based musician Rasharn Powell reveals his final single for the year, appropriately titled, ‘Freedom’. ‘Freedom’ is Rasharn presenting the idea that freeing yourself in the moments of life, is the way forward. A change that’s necessary but many of us forget then realise over time.


Like a Phoenix Rising, the Daisies are set to unearth their third single “Holy Ground” on Friday December 4th. From the opening bars, the track puts everyone on notice that The Dead Daisies are steadfastly determined to prove that melding classic elements with a contemporary freshness will excite fans and win over even the harshest of critics.

“Holy Ground (Shake The Memory)” was the first song Glenn wrote for the pre-production sessions at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles and what became the title track of the upcoming album of the same name being released on January 22, 2021.

Oumou Sangaré Releases New Video For “Kamelemba”

Today, Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré released her video for “Kamelemba,” a song taken from her new album Acoustic (out now via Nø Førmat). The full-length is a re-imagining of her much-acclaimed release Mogoya, totally unplugged, in live sessions captured over just two days. So far the album has been praised by NPR Music, Associated Press, Essence, Pitchfork, Chicago Reader, Glide, Afropop Worldwide, OkayAfrica, and Popmatters who said “Acoustic is a dream, a blissful installment in a career that continues to flourish.” Sangaré also recently spoke with NPR Morning Edition about being a Malian musician during Mali’s current political turmoil and COVID-19 pandemic.

TEMPERANCE Reveals Special “Start Another Round” Acoustic Version

Maestros of modern melodic/symphonic metal TEMPERANCE are back one year after the release of their vibrant album, Viridian, with an acoustic gift to their fans! After many years of band history and tours with genre giants like NIGHTWISH, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY, and TARJA, TEMPERANCE will release their acoustic EP, Melodies Of Green And Blue, on February 19, 2021 – including two brand new songs, “Evelyn” and “Paint The World”. On top, TEMPERANCE presents six songs off Viridian in a new acoustic style, showing the versatile facets of the symphonic metal band. Today, the band gives the fans a first taste of what’s to come on Melodies Of Green And Blue by releasing an acoustic rendition of their hit single “Start Another Round“!

Hear Ganser’s “Bags for Life” remixed by GLOK (Andy Bell of Ride’s dance moniker), out today, Dec. 3rd on Felte!

“Ganser are a great band and I was buzzing to be asked to give “Bags for life” a GLOK remix. There was so much within the multi-track that I could work with and I’m very happy with the result.” – Andy Bell (GLOK)

“‘Bags For Life’ is a song about the end of the world as perceived on the internet, written in 2019. I didn’t imagine the song to be such a time capsule already, its tone has changed from parody to something much more dear in 2020. These online collaborations from quarantine have been a private joy for us, and we are overwhelmed by Andy Bell’s work on this remix.” – Alicia Gaines


Formally stepping into the spotlight as artists for the very first time, five-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis featuring Babyface have released the accompanying music video for their debut single entitled “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It” (directed by child.) today.

Apple Music Year-End Chart Highlights

As a central part of our lives, music provides a daily soundtrack as it motivates, inspires, comforts, and gives us a voice at times when we need the world to listen. In 2020, we turned to music in record levels, listening to and discovering more music than ever before. Today, Apple Music reveals the biggest songs and albums of the year with its annual Apple Music Top 100 charts. For the first time, Apple Music will share the Top 100 2020: Most-Read Lyrics chart, and the first Shazamed locations of the Top 25 Songs. These global charts highlight and celebrate another incredible year in music, and together they provide a truly unique and global perspective on the year’s biggest music.

Atmospheric Songstress Marya Stark shares awe-inspiring album ‘Sapphire’

California-based singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer Marya Stark has revealed her latest work of art, Sapphire via Rose Bard Arts. On the album, listeners will find the awe-inspiring song, ‘Stargazer Ft. Elijah Ray’, accompanied by a conceptual video. The artist has already seen airplay from NPR and has been picked as one of the Top 25 Featured Artists for October on Echos.

Self-confessed storyteller, bard, and muse, Marya Stark is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but travelled to Glastonbury on a pilgrimage to Avalon for this album, as the folklore of the Chalice Well was a big part of the inspiration behind Sapphire. Marya Stark is classically trained, having studied at the Arizona School For The Arts, before entering Chapman Music Conservatory and graduating with a BA in Music Therapy. Co-founder of the witch-folk duo Scarlet Crow and featured singer for Shattered Spell, the singer has gone on to mould other rising musicians, starting the Rose Bard Academy where she considers herself a musical mid-wife.

JT Brennan & Becca Bowen Release Powerful Duet “Thanks For The Memories”

“I was kinda bumming a little over a girl at the time. I had been on and off with her for couple years,” explains JT. “Neither one of us would commit to the situation and then we kinda just drifted apart. We can all relate to this as we’ve been there a time or two.”

Coming from a small town in upstate New York, JT Brennan knew something was missing from his life. At a young age, he picked up his guitar and began to write and play his own songs. After awhile, he quickly rose into the scene and began to travel to Nashville to work with some notable people in the music industry. With the digital age, JT has turned to social media to begin his fanbase with gaining over 50k streams on his debut release, Raise ‘Em Up.

Renae – Head in the Clouds

RENAÉ is an up and coming artist releasing her debut single this December. RENAÉ has an everlasting passion for music with her sound being heavily influenced by soul and R&B and draws inspiration from artists such as Amy Winehouse, Alessia Cara and Lady Gaga. RENAÉ has been writing for as long as she can remember and is excited to finally share her stories one track at a time.

New Music: A1MostDope | “Exotic”

A1Family/High Reward rapper and recording artist A1MostDope has his eyes on a bad foreign barbie in his seductive track, “Exotic”. He gets it poppin and while the ops are penny pinching, the rapper representing for New Jersey says he got it. For more content from A1MostDope, follow him on all social media platforms.

BLOODY HAMMERS Reveals Macabre Second Single “Hands Of The Ripper”

Horror-occult-goth metal/rock fusers BLOODY HAMMERS recently announced the upcoming release of their new horror punk-inspired full-length album, Songs Of Unspeakable Terror, out January 15, 2021 via Napalm Records. The 11-track album marks an eccentric new chapter in the Transylvania County, North Carolina-based husband and wife duo’s musical story.

Steve Lukather Releases “Serpent Soul” From Forthcoming New Album

Steve Lukather and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present “Serpent Soul,” the second instant gratification track featured on Luke’s upcoming new studio album titled I Found The Sun Again. The accompanying video presents the still photographs and video content captured in the recording studio by Mini Carlsson when the album was tracked.

MORA PROKAZA Shares Official Music Video for “Madonna”

The up and coming experimental duo combine the ferocious sounds of black metal with the street vibes of trap, tinges of industrial, and out-of-the-box instrumentation, creating a sound that is wholly unique and groundbreaking that you must hear it for yourself to truly grasp the artistic genius behind the Belarusian outfit.

IDLES share new video for “Kill Them With Kindness” | New album “Ultra Mono” out now via Partisan Records

Today, IDLES have shared a new animated video for album highlight “Kill Them With Kindness”. The video, which was directed and designed by James Carbutt and animated by Pip Williamson, is taken from the band’s critically-acclaimed UK number one album “Ultra Mono”, which was released in September via Partisan Records.

Speaking about the video, the director says, “The dingy pub setting in the film is based on the Working Men’s Clubs of my hometown (Barnsley). It was nice to imagine IDLES bursting in and spreading a message of love. During our research we discovered that no two Wetherspoons carpets are the same, they are all unique like snowflakes, so yeah making this film was a wild ride.”

Vector x Mastaa – No Worries

Sending over the latest release from Vector x Mastaa on their DJ Magnum collaboration. They engrain African culture with rap to give a ‘Rapfrobeat’ sound.

Both genres are reflected through the track and visuals where you can hear a mixture of English and Yoruba.