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DYING PHOENIX new Single/Video “Dead Faces Blue”

The Berlin Symphonic Metal band DYING PHOENIX takes us once again into the world of George R.R. Martin (Game Of Thrones) and his seven kingdoms.

“Dead Faces Blue” takes the listener to the Great Wall and its brave Night’s Watch and at the same time, upon closer listening, it is the title track from the upcoming album “Winter Is Coming” (release date 05/26/2023) and is written by Pat St. James and Oliver Palotai (Kamelot).

Dying Phoenix: “So raise your fists, because soon you will also sing from all throats: “Winter Is Coming, Dead Faces Blue!”

OUT NOW: With new single “Dope”, Hana McCartney aims to reign supreme in shoegaze pop

Today, upcoming pop sensation Hana McCartney is elated to release “Dope”, the first single from her Rust and Stardust album, available now across music platforms.

“Dope”, the first track of Hana’s Rust and Stardust album, gives a strong indication of the topics she will cover on the record itself. “Dope” is about how easy it is to be peer pressured by those you love and how quickly it can turn from love to manipulation.

The inner war to be free, new emotional pop

Singer/songwriter, producer, screenwriter and actor Roskamala has made her mark as a creative visionary with her thoughtful musical releases full of evocative storytelling wrapped in a unique sonic fusion. Born and raised in Thailand, Roskamala became an actress and fashion TV host. Realizing that her dream was to pursue music full time, the songwriter moved to the United States and teamed up with acclaimed Grammy award-winning producers Ghian Wright (Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Janet Jackson, Foo Fighters) and Robert L. Smith (Lady Gaga, David Bowie, U2) for her debut EP.


OTHERtone Media, the podcast network founded by Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener, has partnered with ItsTheReal creators Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, and have announced the launch of OTHERtone’s latest offering and the first two episodes of their new podcast series ‘The Blog Era’. A 10-part documentary-style audio series that examines 2007 through 2012, the transformative period of time known as “The Blog Era”. The nostalgic narrative series will acknowledge and tell the story of the known and unknown names that not only made a huge and lasting impact on pop culture with their contributions to this era but created the imprint for what would later become the foundation for today’s music industry.

The Blog Era Podcast


El cantante cubano El Yonki se unio a El Taiger para crear el tema y video musical de “Southwezzzt”, una cancion que desde salio en todas las plataformas digitales esta rompiendo. Ambos artistas tienen su respeto en la industria por crear buena musica y tener un talento singular. “Southwezzzt” habla de una mujer que vive en Hialeah, pero solo quiere ir los fines de semana al otro lado de la ciudad con sus amigas, para festejar.

Devin James Fry releases his post-pandemic masterpiece ‘Retrellion’ – a new world comprised of Retreat and Rebellion

‘Retrellion’ is a departure from Devin James Fry’s previous sound, which typically featured him fingerpicking a guitar, either alone or in the context of Name Sayers, the adventurous psychedelic rock band he fronts.

NEW VIDEO: Pop Powerhouse LT RELEASES ‘Act Your Age’ Video (FFO: MARINA, Sohodolls, and Melanie Martinez)

George FitzGerald Announces ‘Not As I’ EP

Following the release of his third studio album Stellar Drifting last year, today George FitzGerald announces a brand-new spellbinding EP, Not As I – due for release June 9 via Domino’s imprint label, Double Six.

ISLAND OF LOVE share new single ‘I’ve Got The Secret’


Today, Stephen Marley releases his highly anticipated single “Old Soul,” now available on all streaming platforms . The award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer chronicles his growth and innocence as a youth Marley kid, the second son of Bob Marley, and his personal rites of passage through the family legacy. The warm acoustic track takes the listener on a coming-of-age journey through allusions to personal legends and eras of musical influences that “made it all possible.”


Today, Detroit-bred triple threat HiTech announce their forthcoming new album, DÉTWAT—out May 26 via FXHE Records—alongside a fresh and timely 420 anthem “ZOOTED” featuring fellow Detroit artist DJKillaSquid. Blending footage from the group’s opening sets on New York rapper MIKE’s recent Ipari Park tour and car rides around their hometown, the trippy video for “ZOOTED” chronicles HiTech’s exhilarating live show experience and quintessentially Detroit lifestyle to an insatiable 164 BPMs.

Immaterial Possession shares new single/video ahead of new LP on Fire Records

Mercy Of The Crane Folk is the beautifully accomplished second album from Athens GA’s Immaterial Possession. A theatrical soundscape littered with subconscious flashbacks, retro keyboard flurries, wandering Morricone-esque guitar and dreamy Sumac-like harmonies.


Armada Music, the biggest independent dance music label in the world, has launched BEAT (Best Ever Acquired Tracks), the first-ever dance music investment company. Backed by U.S.-based financial services firm, Pinnacle Financial Partners, BEAT intends to invest $100 million in its first two years, with the mission of acquiring and exploiting recording and music publishing catalogs in what is estimated to be a $9 billion global market. The company’s first acquisitions include KMS Records’ master recordings catalog from house and techno legend Kevin Saunderson, and the acquisition of the master and publishing catalog of ARTY. Both catalogs of masters will be globally distributed by Armada Music (Armada Distribution B.V.). BEAT plans to grow its investment to at least $500 million in coming years.


Cody Lawless (formerly KNOWN.) announces debut LP; shares song + video with Powfu

Speaking on the new song and collaboration with Powfu, Lawless (née Cody James Henn) said, “‘Friday Night With the Neighbours’ is supposed to send you back to your teenage years, that mischievous feeling of sneaking out and being a kid, really experiencing life for the first time. Falling in love, fantasizing about the future, watching the stars on the rooftop. This will be the first song to be released that I’ve produced. I originally had my other friend on the second verse, but when I showed Powfu, he wanted to try a verse on it. It worked much better so we swapped out the verses. Powfu is the only feature on the album. Him and I went to high school together and have been very good friends for years now. Thought it was only right to have him on my debut album.”

TikTok’s #1 UK artist STEPZ returns with his infectious rap cut “Oh No”

Stepz has become one of the most important new voices breaking into public consciousness. His crystal-clear impulse for addictive soundwaves and conversational lyricism, focusing on ambition, fun and entrepreneurship rather than violence, is on full display throughout his latest offering. Set across sleek production elevated by new-wave royalty Slim Typical (D Double E, RV, M24), the 20-year-old manoeuvres through sharp percussion and playful melodies. Taking clear inspiration from the UK grime scene’s stalwarts like D Double E, Stepz is defining himself as the spearhead of a new generation of youth culture flourishing across his city and beyond.

JON OF MARS Is Now Streaming Out Of This World Debut Album “Songs from Nowhere” (Holcomb Records)

“None of us can believe how well this turned out, it started as a last-minute change to a final project for Jordan to graduate from Berklee College of Music. “Songs from Nowhere” is exactly that, songs done by talented artists from the middle of nowhere in the Allegheny forest in Pennsylvania, written by metalheads and lifelong music nerds that poured blood, sweat, and literal tears into this project.”

Bedroom Pop Trio Ivytide Delve Into the Cryptic Nature of Situationships on “please don’t sugarcoat it”

Ahead of their debut album (slated for release this fall), the trio are sharing its fifth single entitled “please don’t sugarcoat it.” The song encapsulates an unrelenting confusion after being ghosted out of a situationship. Upon reflecting on every action, the protagonist pleads for an uninhibited explanation to such an abrupt ending. A singer-songwriter quality paired with dreamy indie pop instrumentals, catchy melodies and an irresistible groove combine effortlessly to create a bop that’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head.

Bully Shares Dynamic New Video for “Hard to Love”

On Friday, June 2nd, Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) will release Lucky For You, her kaleidoscopic new full-length on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The 10-track album combines punk grit, crunchy shoegaze bliss, and an explosive Britpop bop, all mixed in with the classic anthems Bully is known for.

Gabby Durden Takes Control With New Single “ribcage (awakening)”

When asked about the meaning behind “ribcage (awakening),” Gabby explains, “‘ribcage’ sits in the shock of what I call the ‘point of impact’ – or the moment I learned of my mom’s passing. I felt thrown into a crossroads: either collapse under grief or save myself. My draw to music felt desperate…the only way to gain control over my life when I felt powerless. ‘ribcage’ is all about that decision. To awaken. To take control.”

Indie upstarts Lip Filler (Chess Club Records) share video for “Monster Truck” ahead of The Great Escape and VISIONS Festival

International Jazz Recording Artist Donna Singer Releases New Contemporary Christian Song “Go and Seek the Light”

Donna Singer, the acclaimed international jazz vocalist and contemporary christian artist has just released a new song titled “Go and Seek the Light”. The song is an uplifting and inspiring message that encourages listeners to seek God’s love and light in their lives.

With her powerful and soulful voice, Donna Singer delivers a message of hope and faith through “Go and Seek the Light”. The song’s lyrics urge listeners to turn to God in times of struggle and to trust in His love and guidance. The catchy melody and upbeat tempo make it a perfect addition to any Christian music playlist.

“I am thrilled to release this new song and share my faith with my fans,” said Donna Singer. “In today’s world, we all need a reminder to seek God’s light and love. I hope this song inspires listeners to turn to God and find comfort in His presence.”

iskwē Sparks Up On New Single “I Get High” ft. Nina Hagen

Singer-songwriter and activist iskwē (pronounced iss-kway) has released her new single, “I Get High” featuring German punk icon Nina Hagen, out now. Inspired by the freedom of letting go of what others think, “I Get High” is a whimsically gothic tale that dives into the depths of despair and up to the heights of triumph, reminding listeners the importance of supporting each other through the challenges they may experience in life. The track will instantly sweep you into a tidal wave of sounds that will course through your veins with its driving beat, distorted guitar riffs, and childlike coos.

Aluna Joins Forces with Chris Lake on New Single, ‘Beggin’ Out Today

Following her packed-to-the-rafters set at Coachella’s DoLab tent last weekend, Aluna teams up with GRAMMY®-nominated, chart-topping artist Chris Lake, on the irresistible new single ‘Beggin,” released today via Black Book Records/Astralwerks.

Theo Tams Shares Intense and Ominous Cover of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight”

Working in collaboration with producer Marty Martino, Tams created a vocal pad out of the song’s “I can feel it coming” line, ensconcing the ballad in rich harmonies which build towards its iconic drum fill.

LÉA SEN — Shares New Track: “Again” || + New EP Out Tomorrow

23 year old guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer and mixer Léa Sen has today shared brand new track “Again” taken from her second EP ‘You Of Now, Pt. 2’ – out tomorrow via Partisan.

guccihighwaters Grieves A Lost Love In New Single & Music Video “shame”

Over an atmospheric lullaby of delicate piano keys imbued by swelling synths, wistful vocals mourn the heart-wrenching demise of a long-term relationship. Putting his confessional lyricism on blast, gucci explains, “This song is about that disappointing feeling you get in your partner after they give up on you.” He continues, “I wrote and produced this myself and kept it unreleased for a long time. After revisiting it a year after its creation, it hit me like the first time I made it and I realized how raw and honest it was. I hope you enjoy this one, it’s vulnerable.”

Leon Russell’s Intimate Recording Of “A Song For You” Gets An Official Music Video

With its powerful performances and intimate song reinventions, Signature Songs stands as an ideal entry point and vivid reminder of Leon Russell’s one-of-a-kind musical genius. His career is like a roadmap of American music, though his mark can also be found on the work of British rock royalty like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John, the latter of whom later inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. A genre-defying, multi-talented artist whose wildly diverse body of work has affirmed him as a truly mythical figure, Russell’s long friendship with Dark Horse Records founder George Harrison is well documented, including his profound contribution to 1971’s landmark Concert for Bangladesh.

NICK JONAS and KING star in dramatic new music video for “Maan Meri Jaan (Afterlife)”

A landmark moment for the culture, “Maan Meri Jaan (Afterlife)” also hears Jonas singing in Hindi on the track which fuses moody, slow-burning pop synths with invigorating drum machines and traditional Indian instrumentation for a mesmerising offering from two of the biggest names in global pop.

UPPLOPPET Release Video For “Golden Eyes”

Swedish garage rock outfit UPPLOPPET’s have released a video for their song “Golden Eyes”.