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Machine Gun Kelly and YUNGBLUD – “Champagne Supernova”

MACHINE GUN KELLY AND YUNGBLUD RELEASE NEW COVER OF OASIS’ “CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA”

Machine Gun Kelly and YUNGBLUD join forces and create their own version of the 1995 Oasis single “Champagne Supernova”. Breaking up the melodies, Machine Gun Kelly and YUNGBLUD present a modern twist on a legendary British pop single. The video for the cover places MGK and YUNGBLUD singing in their bathrooms while staying at home. Watch the “Champagne Supernova” cover of the video HERE.

While gearing up for his upcoming “Tickets To My Downfall” pop/punk album release, Machine Gun Kelly has put together a playlist of songs on Spotify that have inspired him throughout the making of the album. MGK has recently released his cover of Paramore’s “Misery Business” with Travis Barker, Omar Fedi and Steve “Baze” Basil. He is also seen in Jason Orley’s comedy Big Time Adolescence which is now available on Hulu. In addition, MGK is set to star opposite Sam Worthington on the big screen in the forthcoming action western; The Last Song of Issac LeMay, which begins production this month. While spending time at home, Machine Gun Kelly has been very active on social media during his quarantine, covering some of his favorite artists. Check out his Guitar Jam Sessions HERE.

For more information, please visit www.machinegunkelly.com

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Rod Wave – The Greatest

Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has unveiled the video for his newest song, “The Greatest,” directed by All The Smoke. The video provides a more intimate look into the St. Petersburg, FL native’s world, intermingling tour and performance b-roll. The song, which fans will find to be a riveting anthem, will appear on Rod Wave’s sophomore album, Pray 4 Love, due April 3rd. The album also features singles “Thief in the Night” and “Pray 4 Love,” both of which were released last month.

Watch the video HERE

The exciting news continues for Rod Wave who has just been announced as one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise. As part of the campaign, Rod Wave will collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series which will live on his official channel; giving fans an opportunity to engage with him even further. The series is a major accomplishment for the artist who has built his buzz organically, first garnering attention with a series of mixtapes; the Hunger Games trilogy and 2019’s PTSD. He strengthened his catalog even further through the release of his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which spawned the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” while also peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200. At only 21 years of age, he has captivated fans with his classic sound. Rod Wave looks forward to rescheduling his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel Tour, which was postponed due to the current global pandemic. 

Rod Wave’s “The Greatest” eSingle

Retail: http://smarturl.it/TheGreatestRW

Video: https://youtu.be/WO-jOWpwkk4

Jack Curley – Tomorrow

ENGLISH SINGER-SONGWRITER JACK CURLEY ANNOUNCES ‘TOMORROW’ EP OUT APRIL 24TH ON PARLOPHONE

LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE

English singer-songwriter Jack Curley announces his debut EP ‘Tomorrow’, due for release on April 24th via Parlophone. The announcement comes alongside the release of the title track. ‘Tomorrow’ follows ‘Wait For Me’, the 21-year-old’s most recent single and his debut ‘Alice’, which have accumulated 9 million streams combined and seen support from Spotify’s New Music Friday, Clash, Music Week and Spindle Magazine, to name a few. It’s easy to hear why Jack’s career is moving as fast as it is – his voice. Effortlessly soulful, expressive and with a maturity far beyond his years, it’s that rare thing, completely timeless. The delicate yet simple instrumentation and production bring Jack’s vocals to the fore, while the songwriting, inspired by greats such as The Beatles, Freddie Mercury, and Elton John is instantly classic. Lyrically, Jack deals with relatable everyday experiences and universal themes. In the case of ‘Tomorrow’, the fear of having to tell a partner that the relationship isn’t working, as Jack elaborates, “Tomorrow is a song about a past relationship not really going to plan, but struggling to tell her that it wasn’t working, and then bottling it last minute when you planned to tell her.”

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JOYNER LUCAS – ADHD

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has released his powerful new album, ADHD, today. The video for the project’s latest single, “Will,” an incredibly creative tribute to the rap and film star Will Smith, hit the #1 trending spot at YouTube earlier in the week.


WATCH “WILL”


WATCH WILL SMITH’S REACTION TO WATCHING THE “WILL” VIDEO


Earlier in the month, Lucas released the video for his song, “Lotto.”


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “LOTTO”


Last month saw the arrival of another single, “Revenge.” Named by Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record upon its February release, the track’s powerful official companion video is streaming now via YouTube HERE, where it has quickly drawn more than 4 million individual views thus far.


Lucas wrapped up his extraordinary 2019 with the release of the ADHD project’s acclaimed title track, “ADHD.” Furthermore, the official “ADHD with Revenge Intro” companion video has earned over 15 million individual views via YouTube. Co-directed by Lucas and his longtime filmmaking collaborator Ben Proulx (“I’m Not Racist,” “ISIS,” “Devil’s Work,” “Champagne for Everybody”), “ADHD with Revenge Intro” was shot in one single take, documented in an exclusive behind-the-scenes “The Making of ADHD.”


“ADHD with Revenge Intro” was met with national acclaim upon its December premiere, with Rolling Stone writing, “The video opens with a jarring scene in which Lucas spits the furious bars of ‘Revenge’ while standing outside a pharmaceutical facility with a bomb strapped to his chest and a SWAT team bearing down on him. The timer on the bomb hits zero as ‘Revenge’ ends and the clip jumps to find Lucas waking up for the day as ‘ADHD’ begins. The ‘ADHD’ portion of the video uses the magic of green screen to show Lucas in an array of scenes, where the quotidian aspects of daily life — going to school, eating dinner, going grocery shopping — are marred by the constant pressure to quell his ADHD with pills. The only respite Lucas seems to get is when he takes the stage to perform live near the end of the video, although in the final moment of the clip, he does reluctantly take his medication before going to sleep.”


Freed at long last from his commitment to a major label, 2019 marked what was undoubtedly the most successful and productive year of Lucas’s brilliant career thus far. The year kicked off with the iconic rapper’s first ever GRAMMY® Award nominations, including a “Best Music Video” nod for his landmark single/visual, “I’m Not Racist” – now with over 136 million views – as well as a “Best Rap Song” nomination honoring Eminem’s worldwide smash, “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas).”


Lucas first heralded the ADHD project in late 2018 with “I Love,” which premiered exclusively via Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record, and continued with the 2019 arrival of “Devil’s Work.” Fraught with frustration, rage, and sadness, the track sees Lucas paying his respects to deceased musicians such as 2Pac, Michael Jackson, and Nipsey Hussle, while also provocatively suggesting a few people “who deserve to die instead.”


“ISIS (Feat. Logic)” followed, marking the culmination of a long-standing beef between the two talented MCs. The track reached the top 25 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart while also earning wide-ranging praise, with Hot New Hip Hop deeming it a “hard-hitting, bars-heavy anthem.” Billboard praised the militarized “ISIS” video, noting “(Lucas) serves as a soldier on an army base for the duration of the clip, as he and Logic exchange scintillating bars on the front lines in uniform.”


“Broke & Stupid” dropped next, paired with a powerhouse companion video – streaming HERE – that displays Lucas’ compassion and commitment to his Worcester, MA roots by gifting a number of homeless residents of the neighborhood’s Lakeside Drive with haircuts, new wardrobes, and a much needed sense of dignity.


Lucas kicked off the summer with the kinetic “10 Bands,” his second partnership with the one and only Timbaland following 2018’s hit collaboration with Meek Mill, “Run It.” The single was joined by a wildly colorful companion video, streaming HERE.


As confident and charismatic on stage as he is in the studio, Lucas spent much of last fall traveling North America as special guest on his friend and collaborator Chris Brown’s epic IndiGOAT Tour. A wide range of live dates are slated for 2020 – for updates, please visit www.joynerlucas.com.


As if his prodigious musical output weren’t enough, Lucas is also a dedicated philanthropist, innovator, and entrepreneur. “Lotto” – along with all previously released ADHD tracks – was created entirely on the groundbreaking artists platform, Tully. Founded in 2015 by Lucas and manager/technology entrepreneur Dhruv Joshi, the Tully App puts the power of production, promotion, and distribution into the hands of the creators themselves, enabling artists and their teams to better utilize digital tools while streamlining invention and the collaborative process. Tully is available now via Apple’s App Store and Google Play; for more information, please visit https://tullyapp.com.


As if all that weren’t enough, Lucas stands tall among hip-hop’s most in-demand collaborators and featured artists, including a string of single releases – “Stranger Things,” “I Don’t Die,” and “Just Let Go” – which marked the start of a collaborative work in progress with Chris Brown entitled ANGELS & DEMONS. More recently, Lucas and Brown teamed up for “Need A Stack (Feat. Lil Wayne & Joyner Lucas),” an acclaimed highlight of Breezy’s 2019 worldwide #1 LP, INDIGO.


Other shared tracks include Meek Mill’s aforementioned “Run It (Feat. Joyner Lucas),” Too $hort’s “Ain’t My Girlfriend (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, French Montana, Joyner Lucas),” “Wrote My Way Out Remix (Feat, Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Black Thought, Aloe Blacc)” – originally featured on 2016’s chart-topping THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE – and of course, Eminem’s “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas),” the latter of which reached #6 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – Lucas’ top 10 debut and highest chart placement to date – before earning a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Rap Song.” Moreover, “Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas)” proved an international blockbuster, ascending to the top 10 on charts in such far-flung locales as Australia, Canada, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The “Lucky You” companion video was equally popular, now with over 133 million views via YouTube.

Allen Rayman, Album, Republic Records, CHRISTIAN,

Allan Rayman – CHRISTIAN

ALLAN RAYMAN SET TO RELEASE FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM CHRISTIAN ON APRIL 3RD

PRODUCED BY GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ALEX DA KID

HEADLINING U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 7TH IN BOSTON

Singer/songwriter Allan Rayman will release his full-length album, CHRISTIAN, on April 3rd. The record is the latest musical offering from the musician and is available for pre-order HERE.

With over 150 million streams to date, “The Most Mysterious Man in Music” follows a five-year arc to his fourth full-length, CHRISTIAN, produced by GRAMMY Award winner Alex da Kid. It pays off on the promise of the critically acclaimed triptych—Hotel Allan [2016], Roadhouse 01 [2017] and Harry Hard-On [2018] and the 2017 EP Courtney—as he ventures into new territory once more. When describing the new album Allan commented, “There’s naivety and angst in CHRISTIAN. It’s a bigger range of emotions. It’s Allan’s first stab at a full body of work. It’s the most confident album Allan has made.”

Allan started teasing the highly anticipated album in 2019 by releasing
>“Pretty Please,” “Stitch” and “6AM.” He started off 2020 with the new single, “Chief” which EARMILK proclaimed “an infusion of rap laced with rock-inspired drums.”

Allan recently announced a headlining U.S. tour that kicks off on April 7th in Boston, MA. The tour will debut the artist’s full live band and make stops in 25 cities across the U.S., including performances in Orlando, Santa Fe and Milwaukee for the first time. Tickets and additional information can be found here: https://www.allanrayman.com/

ABOUT ALLAN RAYMAN
Allan Rayman is a singer/songwriter. He is a young man. He has released four projects – Hotel Allan, Roadhouse 01, Courtney and most recently Harry Hard-On, which have given him somewhat of a cult following, his upcoming album, CHRISTIAN, is due to be released on April 3rd. The young man has played sold-out headline tours in the United States and Canada and has made a name for himself at major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Ohana, Austin City Limits, and Osheaga. Allan will play more festivals one day. Allan has seen success internationally with several European tours under his belt as well. Allan has spent time in Alaska. Not much is known about the young man.

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Nashville Plays On: New Documentary Film, Live Streams, Virtual Experiences

Nashville Keeps the Music Playing with Online Concerts, Digital Archives, and more.

NASHVILLE – As Music City follows the guidance of government and health officials, attractions have closed their doors to visitors and shifted to offer online experiences. The Grand Ole Opry is available for live streaming on Saturday evening, and two Nashville documentaries are online for viewing. Music City favorites can still be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

For those missing the sound of Music City, Nashville’s newest documentary, It All Begins With a Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter, is now available for purchase and streaming on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more. The film tells the story of the Nashville Songwriter, from heartbreak to triumph and all the steps in between. Enjoy an inside look into Music Row, and the daily life of a songwriter. Start watching here: www.visitmusiccity.com/itallbeginswithasong

If you missed Nashville’s first documentary, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville now is a great time to catch up. Telling the story of Nashville became Music City, the full film is available for viewing online now:

On March 16, the Grand Ole Opry paused all shows with a live audience,

but vowed to continue its nearly 95-year radio broadcast history with

acoustic performances from some Opry favorites and minimal crew. Almost

half a million fans streamed or listened to the show, helping the Opry

continue its streak as the world’s longest running radio show. That

will continue this Saturday, March 21, when Circle, Opry’s television

network, will again bring the Opry show to country music fans in their

own homes. Check your local listings, Facebook, and YouTube for more information and help keep the tradition alive by tuning in.

The music never stops in Nashville, and that is still the case. Many Nashville artists are sharing their talents with the world via social media and live streaming apps. Tune in to an upcoming show, or catch one you might have missed. Hear the music here.

Looking for more of Nashville? The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has an archived database of photos, sound recordings, printed materials, and objects of their collection available for online browsing 24/7, free of charge. Viewers can also enjoy pre-recorded live performances, interviews, and songwriter sessions from Bill Anderson,Rodney Clawson, Eric Paslay, and more. Find out more here.

Additionally, the Tennessee State Museum has an online database enabling visitors to search for and read about artifacts in the Museum’s Collection, along with an extensive blog featuring topics on Tennessee history and more. Video archives of lectures, panel discussions, and lunch & learns are also available. Find out more:http://www.tnmuseum.org

Adventure Science Center, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Frist Art Museum, Nashville Zoo, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, and more local attractions are all offering virtual experiences via their website and social media channels. Refer to this page, which will continually be updated:

www.visitmusiccity.com/virtualattractions.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com and follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.  

somegirlnamedanna – “hello i am”

somegirlnamedanna REVEALS OFFICIAL VISUALIZER FOR DEBUT SINGLE “hello i am”

ANOINTED AS THE INAUGURAL MTV PUSH: FIRST ARTIST

WATCH HERE:

“…hello i am compresses a perfect pop mission statement” – The Line Of Best Fit

“It’s clear she’s just getting started” – The New York Times

“Mark her down as One To Watch” – Idolator

Upon the heels of releasing her debutsingle, somegirlnamedanna reveal’s the songs official visualizer today, watch HERE .

somegirlnamedanna has been chosen as the inaugural artist for the new MTV Push: FIRST series, which will focus its global spotlight on a curated selection of exceptional new artists just embarking on the start of their careers. The series will also include custom artist-focused short-form content that will feature the artist across all MTV platforms.

Get ““hello i am” HERE via LAVA/Republic Records.

Additionally, “hello i am” paves the way for her forthcoming debut EP due later this year.

Let’s make this clear. somegirlnamedanna is not a brand. It is not an image. It is not an alter ego. Instead, it is the story of Anna, “a girl with a name like all of us are.”  Born and raised in a remote area of Minnesota, her imagination flourished without television or social media. An antique grand piano in the living room called to her as she repeated melodies and jingles from the radio by ear as a young child. While painting in the kitchen, mom played classics by Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and Tori Amos fueling her daughter’s love for music and the arts, in general. At the same time, she developed a knack for poetry and writing short stories at school, combining the two in songwriting eventually. Balancing college and bartending four nights a week, she spent countless hours in the studio writing and recording demos as well as developing her voice. After one listen to these early demos, LAVA Founder Jason Flom personally signed her in 2019. That brings us to her debut single “hello i am” available everywhere.

Isaac Dunbar – scorton’s creek

Trailblazing new artist Isaac Dunbar releases the music video for “scorton’s creek” via RCA Records. The video is directed by Jasper Soloff and the song, which was released last week, is written by Isaac and produced by Drew Pearson. Watch HERE. Isaac’s forthcoming EP is set to be released this spring.

E! News included Isaac in their Next-Gen of Pop article calling him an artist you need to know and he was included in Idolator’s 40 Artists To Watch In 2020. “scorton’s creek” follows Isaac’s previously released tracks “makeup drawer” which PAPER exclusively premiered the video, “isaac’s insects” where Billboard called him “the real deal”, “onion boy”  and “body” which led TIME magazine to call his voice “lovely” and stated that he has “a keen ear — and intuition — for turning pop into relatable confessions.”

About Isaac Dunbar

The 16-year-old budding artist supported girl in red on her North American and European run of show dates last fall and released his highly anticipated EP balloons don’t float here last summer. It garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane LoweThe FADEROnes To Watch, and Hillydilly, which stated: “it’s only a matter of time until he gets worldwide recognition.” Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Isaac’s EP melds complex sounds and atmospheric, beat-driven production to create melodic and introspective tracks. The unique brand of distorted ballads combined with lush, multilayered dream-pop harmonies and malleable, heady synth drops creates a genre-bending EP. Isaac is looking forward to releasing his new EP under RCA Records this spring and will hit the road on his first headlining tour later this year.

To Buy/Watch/Stream “scorton’s creek”:

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YouTube (Official Video): https://smarturl.it/scortonscreekx/youtube