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Downie Streahl – ‘I’m Alright’

Adult contemporary when this word came across as a genre to me some time ago, it took me a back as to not understanding the genre it was really. For those who don’t know about it, it is pretty much a form of radio played music that is of the popular sense. It doesn’t matter…

Ashley J – ‘Trapped’

A native of Orlando, Florida, Ashley J self-penned “Trapped,” and on a chance meeting convinced legendary songwriter/producer and multi-platinum Grammy and Emmy winning, Narada Michael Walden to produce her steamy single. The song was recorded at his famed Tarpan Studio complex in San Rafael, CA. Ashley’s sultry pipes gradually build a gravitating tension throughout the…

Blister – ‘No Good Deeds’

Blister has turned the BIG 2-0 just last year. Now that sometime has passed so has the band of course. They now being of the age at 21, the years will continue to grow just as they do as musicians and individuals as well. In any case though, being together for 20 years, 10 years,…

Demure For Sure Shares “Party Hardy” Video

It’s always an interesting experience immersing yourself in the music of what most people call a “bedroom project.” More often than not, you are granted an intimate view into the world of an artist as they take full ownership over the sounds and narratives that come from purpose, happy accidents and everything else in-between that…

Album Promo: How to Prepare Your Band for a Cross Country Tour

Going on a cross country tour with your band could be your dream come true. While it might seem exciting, the nitty-gritty details of the tour could be complicated. Keep these four tips in mind as you prepare your band for a cross-country tour. Packing the Essentials While it is a given that you will…

Epic Death are the Texans of the Black Metal Scene

Black metal Texans EPIC DEATH, have been around since forming back in 2010. During time between then and now though, the band has gone on to play shows, write and record music, for some releases, including most recent being “Witchcraft”. Keyboardist/backing vocalist Becky Dorsett discusses said release, future plans on new music, more showcases, and…

Epic Death – ‘Witchcraft’

With a take no prisoners approach, Epic Death’s “Witchcraft” swims through vast seas of distortion. Full of energy and passion, they rush through with heavy riffs and unstoppable percussion. Vocals serve as a further addition to the menacing sound, existing purely in a growl. Stylistically Epic Death draws from a wide swath of genre: from…

Skope Music Biz Boost: May 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest

We want to congratulate DeDe Wedekind for winning the February 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest: https://skopemag.com/2017/02/16/february-2017-skope-radio-kiwi6-plays-contest Since the last contests went so well we are going again via Skope Radio @skopemag.com. The way it works is pretty simple. You place a song submission below as noted. Once the MP3 is processed you will…

Boost Your Serotonin Levels – And Your Natural Beauty, Too

The brain is responsible for the production of chemicals that relay signals between millions of nerve cells. One of the chemicals produced is serotonin, which is a derivative of tryptophan, an amino acid. The chemical is responsible for your digestion, sleep, appetite, sex drive, and mood. Serotonin, also known as “the happiness hormone,” is a…

Tipsy in Chelsea – “Gaslighter”

High thoughtful, articulate lyricism adorns Tipsy in Chelsea’s compelling “Gaslighter”. Tapping into a light jazz-inflected singer-songwriter style, the songs drift by with an airy aura. Instrumentally diverse, Tipsy in Chelsea incorporates such a wide array of approaches throughout the collection, from an almost bossa-nova style to a full-on classic rock sound. By letting this diversity…

Summer Franklin

Summer Franklin’s musical story is an always timely reminder about how music can redefine lives. Visiting the home of country music icon Randy Travis inspired this young performer to pursue her musical dreams, but this sixteen year old performer and writer began from a place of strength few artists can share. Texan by birth, Franklin…

Jesus Christ Superstar A Striving Artists Cast Recording

Phrases come in an assorted amount of shapes, sizes, and sayings of course. For one that tends to be quite popular is one that goes a little like this, “Third time’s a charm”. The belief that the third time, it takes to do something is more than likely to succeed than the previous attempts. Hence…

Greg Luzitano the No Longer Striving Artist

Greg Luzitano the artistic director and founder behind Striving Artists, a non-profit company, focusing upon the theater, film, writing and music, Where his own flesh and blood sister Mary Beth Luzitano comes in as executive director. The siblings, worked together, but Greg was the leading man behind it really. Thus, they would put together a…

Rev Peter Unger – “As I Am”

Tasteful and true, Rev Peter Unger bares his soul on the spiritual “As I Am”. Within the song, Rev Peter Unger opts for introspection, choosing to focus on exactly how one can improve through the power of love. By utilizing an intimate approach to the atmosphere every single detail of the sound can be felt…

Tenderhooks Hopes to Leave Musical Imprint with Great Recognition

U.K. gents, Tenderhooks, is a 6-piece act, that have been playing for going on 2 years and counting. During which time, the band has written and recorded a handful of releases, including most recent and newest album “Loving Sword”. This album releasing a top notch single turned video for “Brighton Is Falling”, which was then…

Tenderhooks – ‘Brighton Is Falling’

Possessing a strong sense of humor is Tenderhooks’ dry witticisms on “Brighton Is Falling”. The carnival-like atmosphere works wonders for the song, from the glistening organ vamps to the dry delivery of the biting lyrics. Over the course of the song the way that Tenderhooks sets the tone feels masterful. Everything simply works as the…

WithLoveXavier New Video “OFFICIAL”

Meet WithLoveXavier and feel his exudations of love and lust! Born Matthew Xavier Hunter, his instinctive love and boastful swagger led him to allocate his gifts and abilities to listeners around the country. Ever since he was handpicked to join his elementary school’s choir, he has offered an alluring flounce in all that he accomplishes.…

Laura Welsh New Video “‘Red”’

Laura Welsh today reveals a stunning video to accompany single ‘Red’. Babysweet has directed this one take live performance. The original cut featured on her latest EP ‘See Red’ which was released at the end of 2016, through her own imprint TwentyTwoSeven Recordings / Republic of Music. The four-track EP includes lead single ‘Red’ alongside…

The Dead Daisies Video “Song And A Prayer”

Riveting Hard Rockers The Dead Daisies have just dropped their captivating new single “Song And A Prayer,” just prior to kicking off their massive six-week joint-headline UK and European Tour with The Answer. http://www.thedeaddaisies.com/ A short film, reflecting the poignant story behind the lyrics of “Song And A Prayer,” the fourth single to be taken…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 22, 2017

HURRICANE FALL RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘HOW WE GET DOWN’ There’s a hot wind blowing: the kind of gale that lays a field of cane down flat against the earth, whips the roadside paperbarks into a frenzy, and buffets the windows of a solitary Landcruiser sailing down a moonlit red dirt track. It’s the kind…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Palais ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’ Premiering on Pilerats this week, Perth producer Palais’ evocative first release of the year, ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’, is a masterful mix of upbeat pop and synth-y joie de vivre. It’s the first taste of his impending debut EP Apolis, which is available for pre-order from…

FIRE TO THE STARS VIDEO “WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER”

Fire to the Stars formed in Melbourne from a collection of Australians and ex-pat Swedes with a shared interest in Dead Can Dance, Grouper, My Bloody Valentine and pretty much anything coming out of New Zealand’s mythical Flying Nun Records. https://www.facebook.com/firetothestars/ Their critically acclaimed full length debut, “Made of Fire”, (out now on Seahorse Records),…

TREVOR WESLEY VIDEO “IN THIS WORLD” FEAT RAVEN FELIX

He’s a gentleman and a girl-chaser, a warm-hearted soul with a devilish streak, a talented piano man who knows his way around a digital audio suite, and a passionate love man with a genuine sense of humor about himself. His music is a dazzling collision between the old and the new, the proper and the…

LINA FOURO “BANG BANG BABY” VIDEO

The Canadian Electronic/Pop sensation known as Lina Fouro (L4O) has released her New Dance Crossover Single “Bang Bang Baby” to Rave Critical Music Reviews and Fan Reviews. “Bang Bang Baby” is a sensational romantic dance track which portrays Lina’s sensual and powerful melodic vocals over the groovy instruments which empowers this track to nothing short…

turn turQuoise – ‘StormBrides’

Sounding akin to a modern take on Nico’s regal performance, turn turnQuoise’s “StormBrides” is an elegant timeless collection. Over the course of the album turn turQuoise brings together elements of folk, classical, and pop together anchored by a loose jazzy structure. The beating heart of the album are the passionate vocals of VEra Joppig. Nearly…

BILLIE DAVIES SAYS JAZZ EQUALS FREEDOM IN ALL OF ITS FORM AND EXPRESSIONS

Jazz enthusiast Billie Davies, came to the streets that is Hollywood, particularly Hollywood Boulevard, where she constructed her all new album “On Hollywood Boulevard”. Through the years, living there and going elsewhere, in which time, she says it’s about life, her life, as well as the lives in general, and how the media, it having…

Billie Davies – ‘On Hollywood Boulevard’

“On Hollywood Boulevard” is a glamorous, gorgeous mixture of jazz and funk displaying Billie Davies’s deft skill. Luxurious textures dominate the collection as Billie Davies draws from a wide variety of sources. Everything simply glistens as the attention to tone and texture are of the utmost importance. Bass works wonders alongside the rather loose, careful…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 14, 2016

The Desert Sea – ‘All Mine’ Single & Video With a reputation for high-energy live performances, The Desert Sea’s unique blend of raw vocal melodies, earthy riffs and chest pounding rhythm’s, serve up a tasty cocktail that’s sure to leave you with a sore head and a vague recollection of what could’ve been the night…

DYLAN BERNARD “FLAMES” VIDEO

Dylan Bernard was bit by the music bug at an early age. When his mother placed his him in a church choir at the age of four he instantly fell in love. Sadly, he lost his mother a few years later and the musical spirit she instilled in him went dormant. This kind of talent,…

The Savage Hearts – ‘Playing It Forward’

Annie Savage’s band The Savage Hearts has a broadly defined mission. The five piece based out of Colorado plays traditional acoustic music in a bluegrass or honkytonk vein, but their musical purpose extends beyond merely gigs, songwriting, and recordings. Instead, Savage and her musical collaborators have an educational bent to their work. Savage is a…

Sira Mayo – ‘Rebellious’

Defiant and self-assured, Sira Mayo’s “Rebellious” is an anthem for the outcast. With bouncy beats dominating the proceedings, the album comes together as a coherent well-thought out whole. Melodies sparkle as they convey a sense of optimism. By far the highlight of the album are Sira Mayo’s powerful, passionate vocals. Lyrics emphasize the desire and…

SIRA MAYO HAS GOT STOLI FEELING ‘REBELLIOUS’

So here we are, hope you are all doing amazing today. It always feels like my mood & attitude is all the way up as we head into 2017. So much potential for a year full of new & inspiring music. I am so excited to have Sira Mayo on today as she has released…

SUSAN AQUILA ROCKS THE ELECTRIC SIDE OF CLASSICAL VIOLIN

Violinists have popped up every now and again, being “a part” of various bands, take acts such as I Am Ghost and Yellowcard, best known within the rock, punk, metal scene, whereas other acts, stand in the background. But in mists of that background within the foreground stands other violinists that are really standing out.…

Susan Aquila – “No Where”

Susan Aquila’s “No Where” is a delightful romp through glam and hair rock. Downright infectious in nature this song deserves to be blasted at the highest possible volume. A sense of determination dominates the piece. Rhythms are kicked out with fury, the riffs righteous, but these merely highlight the true heart of the piece: the…

Madelyn Victoria – ‘Madelyn Victoria EP’

On Madelyn Victoria’s debut EP she sings country with true grit. From the slide guitar to the tender fiddle work, everything comes together in such a satisfying way. Throughout it all it is her lovely inviting voice that truly serves as the EP’s heart and soul. Catchy hooks and unforgettable melodies permeate each of the…

CHRIS NAUMAN WANTS TO GROW IN ALL POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS

Americana and folk rock artist Chris Nauman, born and raised in and around the Cleveland, Ohio area, got his love for music, at the mere age of 6, when sitting aside his father, listening to him play his tunes. Chris knew since right then, that music was what he wanted to do with his life,…

Chris Nauman – ‘We Stand Our Ground’

Strong, spirited, and imbued with a strong sense of purpose, Chris Nauman’s “We Stand Our Ground” is a powerful unforgettable message. The arrangement is impeccable with the guitar glistening as the rhythm moves forward in a classic rock fashion. By far the heart of the song is the highly articulate, clever lyricism. Over the course…

Professor B and the Army of Love – ‘Tough Times’

Professor B and the Army of Love create a perfect mellow atmosphere in the chilled-out vibes of “Tough Times”. Lyrics have a strong sense of optimism as they focus on trying to create a better, sweeter world. Sometimes these lyrics emphasize on how bad things are and what can be done to create a sense…