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OH WONDER DROPS NEW TRACK “DON’T LET THE NEIGHBOURHOOD HEAR”

SURPRISE ALBUM 22 BREAK OUT OCTOBER 8TH

Oh Wonder has released brand new track “Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” – a further preview of surprise new album “22 Break,” which is set for release on October 8th. The project was launched recently by its powerful title track, and swiftly followed by news of a 52-date world tour for 2022 (an intimate London date at The Albany Theatre this week sold out in seconds and will be streamed globally on October 14th). All this is the unique duo’s first new material since 2020’s “No One Else Can Wear Your Crown,” and back-to-back top 10 albums from the band who have—on their own distinct terms—become one of UK pop’s more unsuspecting success stories (2.7 billion streams, 1.7 million adjusted album sales, and vocal fans in the likes of Billie Eilish, who covered “All We Do” during her Apple documentary).

“Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” is an emotive highlight of 22 Break, a soundtrack to screaming fights (and keeping them from next-door) amidst the pressures of the pandemic. This tumultuous and deeply personal time in their private lives is the subject of Oh Wonder’s fifth studio album, which they shared news of recently in characteristically open style. It’s a brutally honest and powerfully beautiful record, and one that lets listeners into the Oh Wonder fold like never before. As Josephine puts it: “We were just writing songs. We had no idea we were writing a break-up album.”

“22 Break” is a portal into the emotional states surrounding “Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” and the life-changing, universal breakup themes (loneliness, inadequacy, resentment, fears for the future) as experienced in real-time by one couple in their garden shed. In the pandemic’s early phases, Anthony and Josephine worked hard to fill the gap created by the halting effects of lockdown: Anthony even decided to open a coffee shop in Peckham (the gorgeous, meticulously designed Nola), which soon saw round-the-block queues and put many of their touring crew back in work. As they started working on new music, however, all the unspoken tensions between a pair who’d never really known a relationship outside of the band tumbled out. Ultimately, though, the album that almost ended Oh Wonder proved to be the making of them: “22 Break” is a cathartic, quietly hopeful project, the light at the end of the tunnel that was Oh Wonder’s quite particular pandemic.

Not many bands can make a break-up album that culminates in them tying the knot, but then again, Oh Wonder have never been like other bands. Coming out of “22 Break” and all the soul-searching that it forced them to do, Josephine and Anthony finally got married in August this year. Whilst their relationship now has its own space to exist outside of Nola and Oh Wonder, the duo’s crossroads period has accidentally resulted in their most profound work to date.

“It’s awkward, it’s vulnerable, but it also saved us,” adds Josephine. True to their DIY spirit, Oh Wonder has since thrown themselves into a stunning short film that will accompany the full album and is previewed in the visuals unveiled thus far. Oh Wonder also played a very special, one-off show at The Albany Theatre in London yesterday, which sold out in seconds, ahead of a global YouTube stream on October 14th.

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Le Rouge Lounge

Introducing Le Rouge Lounge, Wynwood’s avant-garde nightlife destination. Opened its doors on June 11, the 7,000 sq. ft. venue has taken a new spin on live performance entertainment.

Open Thursday through Saturday from 9PM through 3AM, this French-inspired enclave will serve as a destination for national music acts and world-renowned DJs, bringing a next-generation live music venue experience to the city.

Le Rouge Lounge is a meeting place where service is paramount and privacy guaranteed, where beauty in every form is nurtured and the unexpected is to be expected. It provides a luxurious and visually stimulating ambiance, highlighted by its vintage decor, state-of-the-art sound, video, and 3D mapping projection systems.

The lounge will be the first venue in Miami to be centered around a 360-degree DJ “in the round” booth, showcasing a diverse array of performers, DJs, bands, and solo artists in an intimate and upscale setting. It boasts a live stage draped in red velvet, spacious enough to accommodate a 10-piece band.

At Le Rouge Lounge mixology is an art form, with veteran mixologist Samer Abdallah crafting prohibition-era cocktails with an unexpected, modern twist. This intimate and upscale space allows publishers, influencers, decision-makers, movers & shakers to connect; it’s a space where synergies percolate, stars are born, and masterpieces are conceived.

With their dance card already booked with album release parties and city events including Swim Week Miami and Art Basel, Le Rouge Lounge promises to be the Magic City’s hottest destination for live entertainment and private events.

Tonight, and all weekend long, all house music lovers and entertainment-focused media are invited to experience the glitz and glam that is Le Rouge Lounge. Blending the best elements from the past and future with disco, electronic beats, prohibition-inspired mixology, and highly engaging video technology, Le Rouge guarantees all guests will be movin’ and groovin’.

Le Rouge Lounge is located at 318 NW 23rd St. in Miami, FL 33127, and offers valet parking, as well as the largest self-parking lot in Wynwood.

XOXO THURSDAYS

Every Thursday night, ladies can enjoy complimentary cocktails until 11 PM while enjoying Miami’s top DJs playing disco rewind beats with a modern twist!

Friday, August 6  DURANTE Takes Over Le Rouge

As a producer and DJ, Durante has drawn to the edge and intersections of house and techno. Raw rhythm and bass under tonal melodies resonate with his version of musical honesty. His style isn’t built on contrived pop formulas or lyrics about eternal youth. Instead, he starts with time-honored four on the floor, elaborates with thumping bass, builds mood with melodic chords, and garnishes with tribal percussive textures. Equally inspired by the compositions of Duke Ellington, classic Italo-disco, and early Cocoon records, Durante strives to create a body of work as versatile as his experiences.

Saturday, August 7  Phantoms “The Dive Tour”

Phantoms are a live electronic act that do exactly that. Often tough to box in…. their style is best described as blurring the lines of house music & indie-dance. Incorporating distinctive synth and drum patterns, the duo has become synonymous with their ‘genre’ of alternative electronica.

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Cruel World Festival in Pasadena CA

CRUEL WORLD FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022 BROOKSIDE AT THE ROSE BOWL PASADENA, CA, MORRISSEY, BAUHAUS, BLONDIE, DEVO, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, VIOLENT FEMMES AND MANY MORE, PRESALE REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW HERE PRESALE BEGINS JUNE 11 AT 10:00 AM PACIFIC, TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 11 AT 12:00 PM PACIFIC, PRICING AND MORE INFO AVAILABLE AT THEIR WEBSITE

Today, Goldenvoice announced the Cruel World Festival taking place Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California featuring performances by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church and many more. These iconic artists will come together for this single day event which will see new music from Morrissey’s highly anticipated album Bonfire of Teenagers performed live which he’s called the best album of my life. Joining him are headlining legends Bauhaus, Blondie and DEVO, artists behind such hits as Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Heart of Glass and Whip It respectively.

Fans can access the Cruel World Festival presale code here, giving them early access to tickets. Register now with a valid (US/CAN) mobile number to receive a presale code and the link to buy tickets before they go on sale. The presale begins Friday, June 11 at 10:00 AM pacific time.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 11 at 12:00 PM pacific time. Prices start at $159.00 plus fees with payment plans also available at $29.99 down.

Fans can enjoy a luxurious festival experience with several new ticket package offerings in 2022 which include Clubhouse and Clubhouse Platinum. With the Clubhouse at Brookside package fans have access to an indoor air-conditioned hideaway, centrally located within the VIP area with panoramic views of the festival grounds. This pass also grants exclusive access to an intimate upfront guest viewing area at both stages. The elevated Clubhouse Platinum package is the elite festival experience with all of the comforts of the Clubhouse plus additional exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge, a merch package, private festival entrance and more. For more information on the festival, lineup and ticket options, please visit their website.

Full Lineup (ABC order)

45 Grave

Automatic

Bauhaus

Berlin

Black Marble

Blaqk Audio

Blondie

Christian Death

Cold Cave

Devo

Drab Majesty

Echo & The Bunnymen

English Beat

Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel

London After Midnight

Missing Persons

Morrissey

Public Image Ltd.

Sextile

Soft Kill

The Church

The Damned

The KVB

The Meteors

The Psychedelic Furs

TR/ST

Violent Femmes

ABOUT THE ROSE BOWL STADIUM

The Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches, and the World’s Largest Flea Market. A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world-class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game.

ABOUT GOLDENVOICE

Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, operates successful Los Angeles and Bay Area music venues including the Fonda Theatre, The Roxy Theatre, El Rey Theatre, The Novo, Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, The Regency Ballroom and The Warfield. Goldenvoice holds exclusive booking deals at Brookside at The Rose Bowl, Santa Barbara Bowl, Mountain Winery, Great American Music Hall and Frost Amphitheatre. They also have produced events such as Desert Trip, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Day N Vegas, Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival, Just Like Heaven and many more. Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans. Currently, Goldenvoice promotes over 1,600 concerts a year in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada plus recently adding North American tours to their growing list of accomplishments. For additional info, please visit their website.

Connect with Cruel World Festival by visiting their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Shenandoah × Sessions Live – Livestream Performance

GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah, in partnership with Sessions Live, will be performing their first-ever live stream from the historic Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The event will take place Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. CT in celebration of live performances gearing back up and the band’s greatest hits over the last three decades.

“I’m thrilled to invite our fans to our special livestream performance at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals. It will be great to bring a little piece of history to everyone’s living room,” shared front man Marty Raybon.

The livestream will be followed by a VIP encore set and a Q&A session. General admission tickets are $12.00. VIP tickets are also still available, which include a limited edition t-shirt and signed 8×10 picture.

To purchase tickets, click here.

The Every Road Tour Dates:

May 28 – Jimmy Doyle’s Country Club – Little Rock, Ark.
May 29 – JL Bar and Ranch – Sonora, Texas
May 30 – Freiheit Country Store – New Braunfels, Texas
June 11 – Memorial Rod, Run & BBQ – Flemingsburg, Ky.
June 18 – Ford County Fairgrounds – Melvin, Ill.
June 19 – Virginia/Kentucky Fair – Wise, Va.
June 21 – Live Streaming Event
June 24 – Arena Theatre – Houston, Texas
June 25 – Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth, Texas
June 26 – Buck’s Backyard – Buda, Texas
June 30 – Marion County Fair Grounds – Indianapolis, Ind.
July 2 – Wild West Festival – Hays, Kan.
July 3 – Ross Co. Fair – Chillicothe, Ohio
July 9 – Huntley Homestead – Huntley, Mont.
July 15 – Gardiner Farms – Tuscumbia, Ala.
July 17 – Country Jam USA – Eau Claire, Wis.
July 22 – Marshall County Fair Campground – Warren, Minn.
July 29 – Jackson County Junior Fair – Cottageville, W.Va.
July 30 – Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
July 31 – Warren Sewell Field – Woodland, Ala.
Aug. 5 – Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds – Elma, Wash.
Aug. 7 – Crook County Fairgrounds – Prineville, Ore.
Aug. 14 – River Fest – Watertown, Wis.
Aug. 17 – State Fair of West Virginia – Lewisburg, W.Va.
Aug. 21 – Winstock Country Music Festival – Winsted, Minn.
Aug. 26 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, Minn.
Aug. 27 – Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, Minn.
Aug. 28 – Callaway 200 Bicentennial Bash – Fulton, Mo.
Sept. 2 – Hempstead Hall – Hope, Ark.
Sept. 3 – Eoff Ranch – Clinton, Ark.
Sept. 5 – Rolling Hills Casino – Corning, Calif.
Sept. 6 – Adelanto Stadium – Adelanto, Calif.
Sept. 10 – Crossties – Texarkana, Ark.
Sept. 11 – Mo’s Place – Katy, Texas
Sept. 17 – Roanoke Rapids Theatre – Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Sept. 18 – Great Frederick Fair – Frederick, Md.
Sept. 19 – Sidney High School Auditorium – Sidney, Ohio
Sept. 24 – Showplace Theatre at Riverwind Casino – Norman, Okla.
Sept. 28 – Brown County Fair – Georgetown, Ohio
Oct. 15 – Watson Lake Park – Prescott, Ariz.
Oct. 16 – Heber Valley Fest – Heber City, Utah
Oct. 22 – Hancock County Arena – Kiln, Miss.
Oct. 23 – Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo – Bryan, Texas
Oct. 24 – Barge 295 – Seabrook, Texas
Oct. 29 – Cotton Club – Granger, Texas
Oct. 30 – Live Oak County Fair Grounds & Coliseum – George West, Texas
Nov. 5 – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – Stateline, Nev.
Nov. 11 – Cherokee Casino – Catoosa, Okla.
Nov. 12 – Cherokee Casino – W. Siloam Springs, Okla.
Nov. 13 – Hard Rock Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 18 – The Ritz Theatre – Greenville, Ala.
Nov. 19 – Walhalla PAC – Walhalla, S.C.
Nov. 26 – Greek Bros Oyster Bar – El Campo, Texas
Nov. 27 – Waller Co. Fairgrounds – Hempstead, Texas

For real-time updates on Every Road, visit their website.

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About Shenandoah:

GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning hitmakers Shenandoah, fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, are celebrated for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the GRAMMY® winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career with their new record Every Road. Raybon and McGuire formed Shenandoah in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with bassist Ralph Ezell, keyboardist Stan Thorn and guitarist Jim Seales. Shenandoah inked a deal with Columbia Records and began establishing a national fan base with their self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, The Road Not Taken, that spawned their first top ten hits—“She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits—“Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent two weeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a country band’s first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit. It also helped propel sales of the album to more than half a million units thus giving Shenandoah their first gold album. Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a beautiful duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a GRAMMY® for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991.

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Clash of the Cover Bands

E! ANNOUNCES MEGHAN TRAINOR, STEPHEN “TWITCH” BOSS, ADAM LAMBERT AND ESTER DEAN TO JOIN “CLASH OF THE COVER BANDS” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JIMMY FALLON AND ELECTRIC HOT DOG 

 E!’s recently announced new music competition series “Clash of the Cover Bands (wt)” executive produced by Jimmy Fallon will premiere later this year. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Electric Hot Dog.

Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as host and celebrity judges include global powerhouse Meghan TrainorQueen lead singer Adam Lambert and successful songwriter Ester Dean.

In each episode, two bands of similar musical genre (e.g., Pop Divas, Boy Bands, Heavy Metal, etc) go head-to-head over the course of two rounds to see which band has the most entertaining cover performance, with a chance to win a cash prize and bragging rights.  

“Clash of the Cover Bands” is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Electric Hot Dog with Jimmy Fallon and Jim Juvonen serving as executive producers. 

About E! Entertainment 

E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture, and airs some of the most sought-after reality series on TV, including “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “The Bradshaw Bunch,” “Botched” “Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump” and “E! True Hollywood Story.” “E! News” is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline and all digital and social media. The brand’s programming slate includes “Daily Pop,” “Nightly Pop” on linear and “E! News’ The Rundown” on Snapchat. “Live from E!” covers signature red carpet events, keeping fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights and the “E! People’s Choice Awards” celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit EOnline

Command Sisters – Feel Good

Command Sisters released a brand new single titled “Feel Good” through 21 Entertainment/Universal Music Canada/Republic Records.

You can hear the song by clicking right here.

Command Sisters comprises of sisters Charlotte and Sarah Command, who are looking to turn popular culture red. The two built a distinct sound and style that set them apart from everyone else when they were just children.

Sarah Command was inspired by guitar players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Orianthi while Charlotte Command pulled from Sia and The Weeknd. Combining the styles of the two gave the duo a sharp sound that combines pop vocals with edgy instruments.

They don’t just pull audiences in with their music. They’ve carefully cultivated a look that matches their music, using high fashion to attract attention.

To this point in their careers, they’ve played all over the United States and Canada, and they’ve partnered with the likes of Martin Guitars, PRS Guitars, Marshall Amps, MAC Cosmetics and Boss/Roland.

They’ve also mastered social media posting high quality content daily.

The release of “Feel Good” comes right off the release of “Lonely Lullaby” and the debut singles from Command Sisters titled “I Can Do What I Want To” and “I Like It,” which released in the summer.

They recorded all of the tracks in Los Angeles with award-winning producer Tim Pagnotta, who has worked with bands like WALK THE MOON, Weezer, Blink-182 and Neon Trees. They’ve set themselves up perfectly for the release of their debut EP, which will drop early in 2021.

When talking about “Feel Good,” Command Sisters said we need something to make us all, well, feel good.

“This song means shamelessly going after what you want and not apologizing for that! Doing the things that make YOU feel good, regardless of what people say. It’s all about self love,” they said.

You can learn more about them by clicking right here. You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

G-SHOCK x New Era

Casio announced that it joined with longtime collaborator New Era Wednesday for a brand new timepiece.

The GM110NE-1A is a celebration of New Era’s 100th anniversary and includes the classic headwear brand’s flag logo at the 3 o’clock position on the watch’s face.

The gold accents work in conjunction with an engraved gold IP case back that features inscriptions reading “100 1920-2020,” a tribute to New Era’s long and storied history.

While carrying the design of the G-SHOCK GM110, the GM110NE-1A has a dark gray metal-forged and polished IP bezel.

The GM110NE-1A also comes with two bands.

One is a black cloth band lined with green, similar to New Era’s famous 59FIFTY hat. It also has a gold buckle and band keepers on the underside, a nod to the sought after 59FIFTY cap, gold buckle, band keepers, an embroidered New Era logo and a gold-speckled back.

The other is a gold-speckled black urethane band with a stainless-steel keeper.

G-SHOCK released a video for everyone to see all the features of their new design. You can see it by clicking right here.

The GM110NE-1A comes with signature G-SHOCK technology like:

-200M Water Resistance

-Shock Resistance

-Magnetic Resistance

-Super Illuminator Auto LED Light

-3-year battery

-5 Multi-Function Alarms with 1 Snooze Alarm

-World Time (31 Time Zones + UTC / 48 Cities)

-1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr)

-Countdown Timer (1Sec., 24Hr)

-12/24 Hr. Time Formats

-Full Auto Calendar

It is available in Nov. and will retail for $340. It can be purchased through select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and online on G-SHOCK’s website.

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5 Benefits of Having Live Entertainment

When it comes to planning parties and events, some people have an aversion to hiring live entertainment. Many people believe live entertainment to be too costly or too much of a headache to plan out. While these are certainly valid complaints on the planning side of live music, there still are a lot of positives associated with having live music at your event. So how can live music improve your event, and is it worth the extra effort it adds to planning your event? Here are five benefits of having live entertainment.

Generate Hype

One of the best benefits of having live entertainment at your party or event is the hype it generates around it. Many people will be excited to see live entertainment, so much so that you’ll likely have extra people at your event that otherwise would not have gone. In addition, those that were already planning on attending now have something to look forward to and get excited about. Having more excited people at your event is great, as it means that the energy will be fantastic, thus making the event even better.

Provide Entertainment

The most obvious benefit of having live entertainment at your event is simply the fact that it provides your guests with some high-quality entertainment. People go to parties and events in order to be entertained, and they want something that will be able to keep them occupied while they’re there. While simply playing music may satisfy some cravings for entertainment, it has nowhere near the same effect that a live performance has. If you’re looking to provide some high-quality entertainment for your guests, then hiring a live performer is the perfect opportunity.

Create a Focal Point

Another great thing that having live entertainment at your party or event does is it creates a focal point for people to gather around. When having an event or party, it’s totally normal for people to peel off and go to different corners of the venue. However, when you have live entertainment people gather around the performer to see what’s happening, creating a focal point in the center of your event. It’s very hard to get people to congregate in one particular area during a party or event, thankfully live entertainment can do just that.

Add to the Theme

An underrated aspect of having live entertainment at your party is its ability to add to the overall theme of the event. If you’re planning something that has a strong theme, live entertainment can make that theme much more believable and immersive. For example, if you were having a St. Patrick’s Day party, looking for Irish dancers to hire or bringing on an Irish band could make your party or event much more on theme. Theme parties are only fun if you can properly pull the theme off, and live entertainment can go a long way in doing that.

Make it Memorable

Many people leave parties and forget nearly everything about them. If nothing memorable or special happens at a party or event, then chances are no one will remember it in the future. Thankfully, live entertainment can be a huge help in this regard, providing your guests with something that they can easily remember. Normal parties can be easily forgotten, but if you have a well-known entertainer performing at your event, then guests likely won’t be forgetting it any time soon.

FindMyFans

FindMyFans wants to solve the problem of revenue generation for artists and bands by utilizing data already being generated from their social media and streaming profiles. This data, when combined and visualized in the app, will give users an accurate reflection of their fan activity and listener locations. This will empower them to plan better touring routes and create targeted marketing plans to maximize their profits. 

The app’s goal is to be a resource for everyone in the music industry from professionals to DIY artists. According to founder & CEO, Ravi Ramkeesoon, “Location intelligence is the most effective of the metrics from social and streaming from an artist and bands as it serves as markers for where they already have traction.  Many times, these markets are unknown or are overlooked butcan represent additional revenue opportunities.  They’re an artist’s pot of gold. FindMyFans will be able to identify these new opportunities.”The goal of the campaign is to raise $170,000USD to finalize the app’s development, test, and launch in the App Store and Google Play.

Key Features Include:

* Top Countries Played

* Top 50 Global Streaming Songs

* Social & Streaming Trends

* Top Songs by Genre

The timing for this type of app is perfect as streaming has continued to grow and social media is widely and regularly used all over the world. According to Nielsen’s 2018 Year-End Music Report, American music streaming volume continued to rise, with the total number of on-demand audio song streams reaching 611 billion in 2018, a sizable 49% increase over the same time period in 2017. Overall on-demand music streaming volume, including video, surpassed 900 billion streams, an increase of 43% over the same period last year. Additionally, 90% of millennials globally are active on social media (Emarketer, 2019). This means the data that artists and bands generate from their social and streaming accounts generate valuable and growing information into their brand awareness. 

Understanding where these listeners are coming from is vital to their long-term success. Momentum has been growing for FindMyFans as they are in the Project Music Portfolio Portfolioa program at Project Music in Nashville, TN.Additionally, they have entered into a strategic partnership with a leading US equipment instrument retailer Guitar Center. “A strategic partnership between FindMyFans and the Artist Relations Division of Guitar Center makes sense because of our shared vision. Guitar Center has been the leading source for music creators, empowering them with instruments. FindMyFans vision is to empower music creators with reliable data that will enable them to find their fan bases and ultimately, expand their brand presence and lead to more revenue opportunities.” Said, Judd Goldrich, Artist Relations Manager, East Coast, Guitar Center. The campaign launches on August 8th and runs until September 14th. Prospective donors can visit the Indiegogo page here.

Younk

A little over a month ago the world witnessed an unprecedented event – the Open Beta launch of the first community-based music label – Younk.com. The new platform connects artists, community, and music experts and aims to make the music industry more accessible and equitable for both artists and music enthusiasts. Younk, a decentralized community music platform using blockchain technology, is open to everyone, everywhere.

Younk’s mission is to establish the first community music label where artists gain recognition and support directly from the community in exchange for bonuses.

According to its founder, Andrey Dahkovskyy, Younk’s foremost goal is to modernize the music industry by facilitating direct artist access to the public. This ensures better compensation and community involvement in the funding of up-and-coming artists. Music fans also benefit through a unique opportunity to support their favorite artists and become co-producers of the artist’s tracks and earn YNK Bucks – internal currency of Younk ecosystem. YNK is an instrument that may be used to fund a Hit, get bonuses and purchase merchandise, services and goods on the Younk platform.

Don Grierson, the legendary music industry executive and Younk co-founder shared the platform’s vision as an accessible global marketplace where artists and HitHunting music enthusiasts can connect and support each other while mutually benefiting from the synergy and compounded contribution of the community – whether from a creative point or business wise. “We are entering a new era of making a Hit,” said Mr. Grierson, “the Younk platform is here to make it happen. In almost no time you will be able to listen to a tune that has been supported and directly funded by a community – by active listeners and those who want to make a change in the music industry. Our platform is open to Artists from all over the world, even if they’re not professional musicians. Everyone has a chance now to upload his or her original tune onto the platform and compete with other artists for community support and, further down the road, for their own place on some of the top music charts in the world.”

Unlike regular crowdfunding, which is called Hit Funding in Younk terminology, the new platform gives artists an opportunity to receive first-hand guidance from the professional music experts. It also provides the music fan community the option to be actively involved in creating music charts, to vote, and become co-producers of the the tracks they fund which may become Hits later. All of this helps us all make better music together.

The platform is designed to be user friendly. The process looks like this: an artist uploads a track; the community listens and votes, three tracks go to Hit Funding (two most voted on by the community and one selected by the experts) where YNK Bucks are used to support the community’s favorite tracks. The ones that reach a certain amount of YNK Bucks – soft cap – are then professionally produced by music industry experts. Once the final creative product is

released it gets promoted on approximately 150 digital music platforms. When a track generates revenue, artists receive royalty share in real money equivalent and the track supporters in YNK Bucks equivalent.

By employing innovative technology, Younk provides advanced features and allows for the transparent and decentralized distribution of royalty shares to artists through blockchain’s smart contracts.

“So far, Younk has 5 tracks in the production stage,” said Andrey Dakhovskyy, “ Every day we receive positive feedback from people in the music industry and beyond. This means we’re on the right track. Our platform opens up endless opportunities for both artists and fans – they can create better music together and this is awesome! Welcome to the universe of Younk!”