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New Release from Sahony Ft La Insuperable “Toy Pega”


Century Media Records are happy to announce the signing of Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS. To celebrate, the band have just released their new single and music video for “Decypher”. Watch the music video –

“In light of recent events we are beyond happy that we are teaming up with Century Media Records to release and promote our debut album. It feels really good to work with such a professional team that understands our artistic vision and gives us a lot of freedom and resources to take everything we do to the next level,” states CRYPTOSIS about the signing announcement.

Nowhere to Be Found’s new single and video “Blinding Lights” is now available

‘Blinding Lights’ is a cover from The Weeknd’s hit song and was born from the band’s streaming sessions during the pandemic lockdown. Straying from NTBF’s natural habitat, the cover was created to assume the band’s identity and come once again to show that genre crossovers have no boundaries.

Rachael Sage Premieres Collaborative “Home (Where I Am Now)” Video

As premiered by M Music & Musicians Magazine (US) and Lock Magazine (UK), MPress Records recording artist Rachael Sage has released a new uplifting video, “Home (Where I Am Now)”, which is sure to resonate throughout the holiday season and beyond. The song “Home (Where I Am Now)” was co-written with Irish singer-songwriter Fiona Harte, and originally appeared on Sage’s 2016 album, Choreographic.

Co-directed by Sage and Meredith Tarr (who also edited), the concept for the new video evolved after Rachael wanted to create an uplifting video to show how people have had to redefine what “home” means since the Covid-19 lockdown. She invited her fans and friends to send in homemade clips showing what they were doing to keep active and connected, and received an array of submissions from both sides of the Atlantic, including clips from Brady Farrar of Dance Moms, author/LGBTQ activist Desmond Is Amazing, professional dancers Kaci King, Destiny Wimpye, and Kim Manning, and cameos from her band The Sequins (Kelly Halloran, Andy Mac, and Ward Williams).

Video & Interview RACHAEL SAGE

Another Sky Releases “Sun Seeker” – New EP ‘Music For Winter Vol. 1’ out New Year’s Day

On the first day of 2021, Another Sky will release their latest body of work, an EP entitled Music For Winter Vol. I. Today, the band released the second single “Sun Seeker.” “Lyrically, ‘Sun Seeker’ is about being the only one who can say who you are,” vocalist and lyricist Catrin Vincent says. “It’s also about letting things self-destruct and then rebuilding. Someone once said they’d tell me when to quit music. This is me saying, I say who I am and I say when I’m done.”

Belaver shares new single/video “Here It Comes,” a soundtrack for the apocalypse

Belaver (former frontman of doom-folk band listenlisten) is the solo project of NYC-based alt-folk singer-songwriter B.E. Godfrey. Inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Belaver sings melancholic songs with a hint of the surreal, delivered in a heartbreaking bravado. Recorded in Feb of 2020 and produced by Texas country musician Robert Ellis, “Here It Comes” marks a return to live instrumentation and a pivot towards fuzzier arrangements.

NEAL SCHON Releases Hotly Anticipated, Solo Album, ‘Universe’

JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON has released his highly anticipated solo album, UNIVERSE, a 15 track mixture of symphonic classical blues, R&B, soul and rock-fusion. It’s the latest release from the iconic virtuoso guitarist and composer who’s soaring melodic and soulful playing will guide you through a journey of your senses and emotions in only the way his mastery of the instrument can, where each listen feels different and fresh every time. Experience the energy, beauty, and the musical healing nature of one of the most important artists of our generation with NEAL SCHON UNIVERSE produced by Narada Michael Walden. Neal Schon joined Santana in 1971 and founded Journey in 1973, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

Alt-emo band Suntitle drops first single “As Your Ghost Takes Flight”

As a true tribute to New Jersey heritage, True State Entertainment has partnered with numerous artists to create The Influencers Forever Who We Are, a Saves The Day cover compilation. Out now is Suntitle’s rendition of “As Your Ghost Takes Flight”. All of the proceeds via the compilation go directly to fund HeartSupport, who have been actively helping people affected by suicide, addiction, and depression.

$NOT is Double-Hoodied Up in “Watch Out” Video

With hundreds of millions of streams under his belt in this year alone, $NOT spent 2020 moving closer and closer to ascending to Hip-Hop’s upper echelon. Building momentum and racing toward the spotlight, $NOT is back with “Watch Out”, a fresh new visual from Beautiful Havoc. $NOT’s monotone raps glide over the Donnie Katana produced beat, as he outlines his many paths to revenge: “Blood on my bat cause I wish a n**** would / I ain’t going back-to-back, n****, pull up, what’s good?” Directed by Tyler Griffin, the “Watch Out” video is as dark as the song’s Kingpin Skinny Pimp sample. $NOT serves fresh dance moves and lyrical threats from a vintage Lincoln Continental in his favorite pair of Gucci pants.

Jesse Roper Shares “Right Now”

Recorded and produced by Gus Van Go and Werner F (Arkells, Hollerado, The Trews), “Right Now” is the first single from British Columbia singer-songwriter’s Jesse Roper’s forthcoming new album, Horizons.

A social commentary about the division between the masses currently facing our world, it would be great if you could share “Right Now” over at the site!:

UK Recording Artist Becky Hill Releases Music Video for “Forever Young”

Today UK vocalist and songwriter Becky Hill releases the accompanying music video for “Forever Young,” which was featured in The UK McDonald’s Christmas Advert.

Originally released by Alphaville in 1984, Becky Hill has made the iconic track “Forever Young” her own with a stripped back version for The UK McDonald’s Christmas advert for 2020. The performance-led official music video for Becky Hill’s “Forever Young” is directed by Andy Morgan and was shot at the Barbican in London.

Wolfe Hybrid Share Bold New Single “Survivor”

“Survivor,” is a prominent release that flows with a hook and melody both magical and memorable. The vocals and instrumentation blend together in perfect harmony, showcasing the talent of the band on every level; making “Survivor,” truly a special listen.

US artist Butterfly Ali shares the acoustic version of new single ‘Pray For ‘Em’

Stripping back the smooth and soul-filled groove of the original, this acoustic version of ‘Pray For ‘Em’ sees him adopt little more than some light percussion and keys to create a far more intimate listening experience. Bringing back the same emotive passion as the original single, we now get a chance to fully appreciate and understand the powerful lyrics at the heart of this wonderful offering.

Here’s the video 2020 has been waiting for

Swedish artist Sofia Talvik is taking on Covid deniers and climate change deniers in her new video. The pungent song amptly called “This Mess We’re In” is a reflection of all the craziness of 2020, and is filled with strong images of anti mask rallies and land devastated by fires and storms. The video was premiered yesterday on MusicTap and the single is already on several Spotify playlists.

In support of Children with Cancer UK… It’s Christmas Time Again! from The Xmas Rays and Friends

The Xmas Rays have recorded a song with the help of friends, available to buy and stream on all digital platforms. All proceeds from the sales will be going to CHILDREN WITH CANCER UK.
This Christmas, the future of childhood cancer research is at risk. The pandemic has significantly reduced how much can be invested into life-saving childhood cancer research. We want to help those in need more than ever.

Swedish singer ULRIKA BEIJER brings Bob Dylan / WIllie Nelson’s HEARTLAND to Hälsingland, Sweden

After 16 years in the vaults Ulrika Beijer’s long lost Americana album The Lost Sessions will finally be released on February 12, 2021. Today COMEDIA are proud to release the first songs from the recording sessions, including the hauntingly beautiful Heartland written by Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

Bob Dylan started working on the song Heartland in 1990 and later co-wrote and recorded it with Willie Nelson in 1993, but he didn’t use it in concerts himself until 2004 when he played it just seven times on a tour of the Midwest, before putting it away.

Royal Horses release “Bottom Of The Chart” Lyric Video

The track comes from the bands debut LP, ‘A Modern Man’s Way to Improve’ which is a perfect blend of 70’s Rock, Early Blues, Rockabilly, and Folk.

2020’s Best Cities for Christmas – WalletHub Study

With Christmas celebrations constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic but overall holiday spending expected to increase compared to 2019, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Places for Christmas Celebrations, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine which cities will offer a holly jolly holiday even amid the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities based on 15 key indicators of a safe and affordable Christmas. Our data set ranges from COVID-19 cases to the availability of Christmas traditions to the city’s overall generosity.

Skope video submission: Yamin Semali, “One Deep”.

Besides his collaborations with Blu, Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound and J-Live, Yamin’s work as one half of Atlanta rap duo Clan Destined garnered them a 5 out of 5 rating from Creative Loafing for their album Self Titled. Yamin made AllHipHop’s Top Indie Artists of 2015 list (read) as well as its 2014 top 50 artists list, and Yamin’s self-titled solo debut album landed on Dart Adam’s Top 50 Albums of 2013 list.

ICYMI- Arabic Is For Everyone! Stream “Bara7a (براحة)”

If you were wondering what happens when ska and sub-saharan blues are reimagined by a New Orleans based but Kuwait born songwriter, Kuwaisiana is here to show you!

+Aziz’s musical journey began in Kuwait shortly after the Gulf War, leading him across the Atlantic to NYC, and then across the U.S. to New Orleans. Since arriving in New Orleans, he’s put together a band, Kuwaisiana. As a sextet with members from Turkey, France, and New Orleans, and with LOTS of brass and percussion, Kuwaisiana pretty much transforms several musical traditions.

Hotly tipped Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Smith delivers new video for his single ‘Brother’

Speaking about the new video, Aaron said, “When I wrote Brother I was in a bit of a dark place emotionally. The song developed to be about battling addiction with a family member, and I slowly began to see myself go down that path as well. To know that there’s help out there is great if you are struggling. When we got the story for the music video I knew I wanted to put it out. We don’t need to live in the dark and there’s always a way out.”


dick clark productions and ABC announced today that global multi-hyphenate superstar Jennifer Lopez will be the headline performance, just before the iconic Times Square ball drop, live in New York’s Times Square exclusively on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021” (NYRE). Lopez will be joined by additional performers Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper and Jimmie Allen. Porter and Lauper, who worked together on the Broadway hit “Kinky Boots,” will also reunite on the NYRE stage for a duet performance. The most-watched New Year’s Eve celebration nationwide, which features iconic performances of the year’s biggest songs, airs LIVE December 31 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC. This is a broadcast event closed to the public.