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ELISE ERIKSEN × AFROJACK – Less ft. Shoffy (Afrojack Remix)

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Emerging pop artist Elise Eriksen has teamed up with legendary DJ Afrojack to reimagine her debut single “Less ft. Shoffy” as a shimmering summer anthem. PRESS HERE to listen to the remix for the pop favorite, which was originally co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Julia Michaels, and features both Shoffy and Blu DeTiger.

“This project is really special to me considering a DJ I have listened to all my life wanted to remix my song,” says Elise on the collaboration. “It feels completely surreal and I am beyond thankful!”

“Less ft. Shoffy (Afrojack Remix)” arrives on the heels of the original version, which recently broke over a million streams on Spotify alone after being featured on key pop playlists worldwide and receiving international radio play–including multiple spins on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2, the biggest radio stations in Europe. PRESS HERE to watch the effortlessly cool video for “Less ft. Shoffy,” which reflects on growing apart in a relationship and shows Elise defying expectations to stand out alongside a cast of her best friends. “Less ft. Shoffy” took shape after Elise threw herself into reimagining an early version of the track being toyed with by her father (GRAMMY-winning producer Mikkel Eriksen) and using her encyclopedic knowledge of music history and first-hand experience of watching the world’s biggest stars while growing up in the studio. The Afrojack collaboration also follows Elise’s second single “Smile,” which was co-written by Sasha Sloan, (Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Anne-Marie, Katy Perry) The track showcases Elise’s distinctive vocals over her own piano instrumental while speaking to putting on a façade and smiling even though you’re not okay. PRESS HERE to watch the breathtakingly stark video, which was shot entirely by iPhone 12 on a frozen lake in Norway at -15°F.

Originally from Norway, Elise moved to New York City soon after discovering her love for music and is now based in Los Angeles. Learning over the years what it takes to make a perfect pop song, Elise is the daughter of one half of uber-producers Stargate (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Coldplay) and grew up in the studio surrounded by the world’s top artists and songwriters. Embracing the uncompromising work ethic she grew up surrounded by, Elise devoted years to playing the piano and honing her craft before experimenting with writing songs of her own. Inspired by artists as eclectic as Stevie Nicks, Alicia Keys, Don Toliver, Pink Floyd, and Etta James, the seventeen-year-old’s dynamic musical imagination and sharp musical instincts reflect her endless creative curiosity and a deep commitment to her artistic growth.

“’Smile’ is a stripped-down, confessional ballad, with a chorus that aims for the rafters and nicely showcases the newcomer’s developing range.” – Billboard

 “If you don’t already know the name Elise Eriksen, you’re about to in a big way.” – Sweety High

Raye – Love Of Your Life

RAYE UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR BRAND-NEW SINGLE  “LOVE OF YOUR LIFE” TODAY
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Today, British singer-songwriter RAYE unveils the music video for her brand-new single “Love Of Your Life.” The song follows the release of RAYE’s previous single “Natalie Don’t,” which has racked up over 2 million streams in the U.S. alone and over 4 million video views (Click HERE to watch). The “Love Of Your Life” music video which was directed by Saorla Houston is the perfect visual depiction for the disco-tinged, emotive pop banger that is instantly recognizable as a RAYE smash. “Love Of Your Life” is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.
RAYE says about the track and video, “This song is the final stage of my project ‘Euphoric Sad Songs.’ I love how free and honest I am with the lyrics and I wanted the video to reflect that too. I hope you like it 💖.
Click HERE to watch the music video for “Love Of Your Life.”
About RAYE
RAYE has recently dominated airwaves across the UK with two smash singles. “Secrets” with DJ Regardreached Top 10 in the Official UK Singles Chart and has had over 160 million streams on Spotify to date. “Tequila” with Jax Jones and Martin Solveig has been certified Silver in the UK and has had over 56 million streams worldwide. RAYE has amassed over 1 billion streams and has a double Platinum, Gold, and two Silver singles under her belt. She has written songs for artists such as John Legend, Major Lazer, Charli XCX, Little Mix, Hailee Steinfeld, Quavo, Normani, Ellie Goulding, Jax Jones, Khalid, 6LACK, and Jessie Reyez, and worked with the world’s biggest songwriters and producers including David Guetta, Diplo, Bloodpop, Andrew Watt, Jin Jin, Kamille, Julia Michaels, Fraser T Smith, Fred Ball, and Justin Trantor. She also co-wrote Beyonce’s last single “Bigger,” the opening track from the new Lion King inspired album. Her compositions have amassed over 2.25 billion streams on Spotify alone. RAYEwas No. 3 in the BBC Sound of 2017 and received a BRIT Award nomination for Best Single with Jax Jones in 2018. This was followed by a Top 15 charting single, the Gold-certified “Decline,” a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A-List for a massive 8 weeks. In the last year, she has collaborated on hits with both David Guetta (“Stay”; 95 million Spotify streams) and Young Adz (“All Of My Love”). In addition, RAYE is the current face of fashion retailer Flannels, has performed sold-out shows at KOKO, Village Underground, and Heaven. Last year, she supported Khalid on his UK and Europe tour and has previously supported both Rita Ora and Halsey.
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DJ Mike Mago – On Repeat

DUTCH DJ MIKE MAGO RELEASES IRRESISTIBLE ON REPEAT EP

EP Includes New Track Eyes On Me (with TCTS) Featuring Anabel Englund

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Today, Dutch DJ and producer Mike Magoreleases his new EP, On Repeat, an infectious collection of intricately arranged dance tracks via Astralwerks. Listen HERE. New single Eyes on Me, with English producer TCTS and singer Anabel Englund, brings dizzying sizzle to the diverse set, which includes known heaters Recognise, Sun Keeps Rising Up, and On Repeat. Watch Eyes On Me visualizer HERE. Eyes on Me wraps Englund’s dreamy vocals in a shimmery instrumental and an insistent bassline the song feels like it’s floating, but at high speed. On Repeat’s previously released tracks are similarly adventurous and have collectively amassed over 4 million combined global streams across DSPs. Recognise winds swirling synths around a powerful vocal about the ways people change. Sun Keeps Rising Up is a soulful, ecstatic house cut built around the emotive Jodie Abacus’s emotive coo. On Repeat is a love song about a crush you just canߣt get out of your head. As the title suggests, the EP invites repeated listens. Mike Mago says, I’m super proud and happy with how this EP turned out, especially with the new track ‘Eyes On Me. When TCTS and I made the track, we knew it was a heater, but Anabel’s take on it gave it a whole new dimension and the track really leveled up.

On Repeat is a typically irresistible release for Mago, who’s built a career treading the line between underground dance sounds and pop’s sugary bliss. Earlier this year, he shared a remix of Halsey’s You Should Be Sad, which joins a robust collection of reworks for artists as varied as Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Clean Bandit, Bastille, Tiesto, and Charli XCX. The singles collected via On Repeat, which have come out over the course of the last few months, have garnered placements on a number of beloved Spotify playlists including New Dance Revolution and the UK’s New Music Friday. Mike Mago’s stayed busy over the course of 2020, and, if On Repeat is any indication, there’s only more dance floor brilliance to come.

ON REPEAT TRACKLIST:

1. On Repeat (with Kelli-Leigh)

2. Recognise

3. Sun Keeps Rising Up (ft. Jodie Abacus)

4. Eyes On Me (with TCTS) ft. Anabel Englund

ABOUT MIKE MAGO:

As dance music continues to evolve, Mike Mago is one of the best examples of how diverse its artists can be. His feet planted in both underground house music and mainstream sounds, he has earned worldwide support from DJs and radio alike. Outlines, his 2014 breakthrough collaboration with Dragonette, has racked up more than 25 million streams on Spotify and over 12 million YouTube views. It is 2x Platinum in The Netherlands and has been certified Gold in Italy and Canada. His follow-up hits have included Deeper Love, Secret Stash (with Dragonette), One In A Trillion (with DIRTY RADIO) and Feels So Good. Billboard said, Feels So Good is a funky house tune with more groove than a vinyl record. With over 32 million Spotify streams, Remedy (with Tom Ferry, ILY) is his biggest track to date. Mago’s massive remix of Halsey’s You Should Be Sad was just released last month. Listen HERE.

He has also done official remixes for Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Clean Bandit, Bastille, Charli XCX and many others. Equally at ease at working an underground dancefloor and rocking a mainstage, Mago has played festivals such as Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld, the Ibiza isle and clubs around the world.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum Happier by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s Losing It.

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It’s Raining Men – A Promising Young Woman Edition

DeathbyRomy’s take on “It’s Raining Men” – the iconic No. 1 dance anthem originally released by The Weather Girls in 1982 – is out today. Listen HERE. Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer wrote the song, which was nominated for a  GRAMMY®. “It’s Raining Men” is one of two songs that DeathbyRomy recorded exclusively for the Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Variety has already predicted an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Come and Play with Me,” the Los Angeles-based artist’s other contribution to the soundtrack. Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter DeathbyRomy pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy yet dark music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. She made her Capitol Records debut last fall with the EP Love u – to Death.

Focus Features will release the Sundance hit Promising Young Woman on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 in theaters domestically. IndieWire noted, “The film is filled with inspired soundtrack choices – a strings-heavy take on Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ teases before it reveals itself at the perfect moment, and an amusing use of an ‘It’s Raining Men’ cover sells Fennell’s pitch-black sense of humor early on.” Idolator said, “As for the soundtrack, there’s so much to love.”

Those who pre-order the 18-track collection in digital format will instantly receive “It’s Raining Men” plus Donna Missal’s interpretation of Cigarettes After Sex’s 2012 breakthrough single,  “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby,” and Cyn’s “Drinks.”

Cyn’s original song “Drinks” has amassed over 20 million global streams. Billie Eilish added it to her Apple Music radio show, “me & dad radio.” Naming “Drinks” a “Song You Need To Know,” Rolling Stone hailed it as “insanely catchy.” The Mixed Drinks Collection” features the stripped version of “Drinks” and remixes from quartet of renowned producers, all female – MNDR, NERVO, Uffie, and Ladyhawke. uDiscoverMusic said, “[Donna Missal’s] silky vocals stand out against the moody, synth-driven production [on ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’].”

The film’s director and writer, Emerald Fennell, also served as Executive Soundtrack Producer, teaming up with music supervisor Sue Jacobs and Capitol Records to create what The Daily Beast describes as “a pop music soundtrack that could only be described as glorious.” Vice observed, “[Promising Young Woman] expertly uses femme pop songs to underscore its critically acclaimed twisted tale of trauma and revenge.” Billboard praised Anthony Willis’ “chilling orchestral arrangement of ‘Toxic,’” which can be heard in the film’s new trailer. View HERE.

The soundtrack also features previously unreleased tracks from Muna and Blessus plus Carmen DeLeon’s cover of the Gerry Goffin-Carole King penned “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss”). Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind,” Sky Ferreira’s “Downhill Lullaby” and Juice Newton’s “Angel of the Morning” are among the previously released tracks that Fennell employs to subvert the audience’s expectations over the course of the film. Other featured artists include Maya B and Lily & Madeleine.

Synopsis

From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future.  But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night.  Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Premiering to huge acclaim in Sundance earlier this year, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is directed and written by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) and stars Academy Award®-nominee Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham along with an ensemble cast that includes Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown.  Fennell produced along with Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara for LuckyChap Entertainment and Ben Browning and Ashley Fox for FilmNation Entertainment.

Promising Young Woman Soundtrack Visual

Promising Young Woman Soundtrack

On December 4, Capitol Records will release the Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack is already generating a buzz, with Variety predicting Oscar nominations for Best Original Song for three of its tracks. This album’s release precedes the exciting release of the soundtrack’s film. Following the early December release of the soundtrack, Focus Features will release Promising Young Woman on Christmas Day.

Director Emerald Fennell brings a fascinating story of revenge to the screen with Promising Young Woman. Originally premiering to huge acclaim in Sundance earlier this year, Fennell’s film stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham along with an ensemble cast that includes Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown. Everyone said Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan, was a promising young woman until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Fennell also served as Executive Soundtrack Producer, teaming up with music supervisor Sue Jacobs and Capitol Records to create what The Daily Beast describes as “a pop music soundtrack that could only be described as glorious.” Promising Young Woman’s soundtrack continues to receive praise from well respected sources. Specifically, Vice reported that the film “expertly uses femme pop songs to underscore its critically acclaimed twisted tale of trauma and revenge.” In another review, IndieWire noted, “The film is filled with inspired soundtrack choices – a strings-heavy take on Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ teases before it reveals itself at the perfect moment, and an amusing use of an ‘It’s Raining Men’ cover sells Fennell’s pitch-black sense of humor early on.” In general, the musical covers of popular pop songs offers one of the film’s greatest musical choices.

For a taste of the praised music and to prepare your viewing of Promising Young Woman, preorder your Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack here.

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Stefflon Don – Can’t Let You Go

British rapper, singer and songwriter Stefflon Don releases her new single “Can’t Let You Go  with Quality Control Music/Motown. “Can’t Let You Go” is Stefflon Don’s latest single, inspired by the lust you feel for someone, even if they aren’t right for you. This track follows her long-awaited single “Move. “Move” has already been streamed millions of times and received critical praise from the likes of FADER, Complex, Clash and NME.

When asked about the inspiration for her latest single, Stefflon Don said, “For this track, I wanted to lean into my natural singing voice and also experiment with doing some of the melodies in Yoruba. The overall vibe of the track is underpinned by a sultry Afro Beats sound. I always love to fuse all of my cultural influences into my work, because I am very much inspired by different parts of the world.”

Stefflon Don rose to widespread fame with her debut single “Hurtin Me” with French Montana. “Hurtin Me” earned an immense 2.3 billion streams and 444 million views. To date, Stefflon Don can boast 5.78 billion streams in her whole discography. In addition, her list of collaborators includes Future, Lil Kim, Skepta, Mariah Carey, Sean Paul, Skepta and Charli XCX.

“Can’t Let You Go” is Stefflon Don’s second release this year after “Move,” her first new music in 2020. Released last month, Move was praised by Clash Magazine as a “confident dancehall-fueled roller that taps into carnival energy.” Join the praise and be sure to follow the international sensation’s newest hits.

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Hrvy – Nevermind

Today, Capitol Records released “NEVERMIND,” the first single and leadoff track from HRVY’s debut album, Can Anybody Hear Me? “NEVERMIND” sees HRVY set the stage for pop domination with the juddering electro-pop sound he’s been so passionately perfecting over the last two years.

Co-written with J Hart (Justin Bieber) and Pollack (Lauv), the new single is a burst of pitch-shifted vocals that echoes the dance floor melancholy of previous single “ME BECAUSE OF YOU,” which is also included on the album.

HRVY will perform “NEVERMIND” on Nickelodeon’s “All That,” airing tomorrow, July 25, at 9:00 PM/8:00 Central Time. HRVY said, “I wrote this song last summer with J Hart and Pollack, who have written some of my favorite songs of the last few years. I’m so pleased this track turned out how it did and that everyone can finally hear it and see how the new music on the album is going to sound.”

Set for release on August 28, the album also includes the global smash “Personal,” which is certified Gold in the U.S., plus recent releases “Unfamiliar” and “Be Okay” (with R3HAB).

Can Anybody Hear Me? illuminates the many sides of HRVY and his musical tastes. While the plaintive acoustic ballad “She Isn’t You” nods to old school boy bands like *NSYNC, the title track is a banger that is sure to go down a storm in a live scenario. “ME BECAUSE OF YOU” showcases a musician truly coming into his own, embraced by fans who are experiencing similar growing pains as they transition into adulthood.

HRVY’s quest to craft the perfect pop song is connecting with an astronomical audience worldwide, with 20,000 tickets already sold for his upcoming rescheduled world tour, which includes dates in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia. At just 21, HRVY is already a global star, having traveled the world and scoring collaborations with artists such as Korean supergroup NCT Dream, esteemed Norwegian DJ and The Vamps collaborator Matoma, Seeb and Goodboys and Cuban-born Latino sensation Malú Travejo. Wonderland said, “HRVY is undoubtedly one to watch” and GQ (Britain) noted, “HRVY is the whole pop star package.” He has 4.8 million Instagram followers, over 2.7 million YouTube subscribers, 1 million followers on Spotify and more than 1 billion combined streams to his name, including over 250,000 streams in the U.S. alone. 2018 saw HRVY perform his biggest ever UK headline gig at London’s Hammersmith Apollo and last year saw him performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, sharing the same stage as Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Stormzy and Charli XCX – both proving to be landmark moments in the pop star’s career.

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Kim Petras – “Malibu”

KIM PETRAS Joined by Demi Lovato, Paris Hilton, Jonathan Van Ness, Charli XCX, Madelaine Petsch, Jessie J, and many more for “Malibu” (At Home Edition) Fan Video

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Kim Petras has released the star-studded, “At Home Edition” fan video for her brand new single “Malibu.” PRESS HERE to watch the video, which features Kim’s most spirited fans alongside some special celebrity friends including Demi Lovato, Paris Hilton, Jonathan VanNess, Charli XCX, Loren Gray, Madelaine Petsch, Jessie J, Pablo Vittar, Aquaria, Todrick Hall, NikitaDragun, Aly & AJ, Dorian Electra, Slayyyter, Brittany Broski, Teddy Quinlivan, Bowen Yang, and many more.

Following break-up banger “Reminds Me“, “Malibu”  is a glittering, sun-kissed bop with instrumental elements and raw vocals, inspired by the silver screen, Baywatch fantasy of Malibu. The track is the next in Kim’s string of undeniable singles which have racked up more than 320 million global streams, including “Icy“, “Heart to Break“, “Sweet Spot“, “Close Your Eyes“, “Broken“, “Hillside Boys” and “I Don’t Want It At All” and follows her critically-acclaimed, 12-track project Clarity  which dominated Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and Apple Music’s “Best of The Week” for ten consecutive weeks.

Kim recently performed as part of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back – A Livestream Fundraising Concert for the LGBTQ+ Nightlife Industry alongside Cyndi Lauper, Kristin Chenoweth, Troye Sivan, Rufus Wainwright, Betty Who, Allie X, Alan Cumming, and more. Kim performed a cover of Paris Hilton’s single “Stars Are Blind” Kim also recently received a GLAADOutstanding Music Artist award nomination for Clarity after being nominated last year for Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1.

MORE ON KIM PETRAS:

Fast-rising international pop sensation Kim Petras has become one of music’s most buzzed-about artists. She has racked up more than 320 million global streams, and her  critically acclaimed debut full-length project Clarity dominated Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and Apple Music’s “Best of The Week” playlists for 10 consecutive weeks with its acclaimed singles, including glacial hit “Icy” which landed her on Good Morning America for her national TV debut.

Selling her first ticket in 2019, Kim sold out her first-ever headline tour last summer in minutes during presale, and her international The Clarity Tour sold out The Shrine in LA and two back to back nights at Avant Gardner in NYC. Kim’s undeniable voice and imaginative artistry have skyrocketed her to international recognition and earned her major mainstream media acclaim from the likes of NY Times, NPR, Vanity Fair, People, Rolling Stone, MTV, Glamour, Elle, Variety, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Paper, V Magazine, Noisey, OUT, Pitchfork, i-D, Refinery29, and more.

First breaking out with her #1 Spotify Global Viral 50 bop “I Don’t Want It At All“, Kim launched into Top 40 radio with her pop hit “Heart to Break” opened for Troye Sivan’s nationwide Bloom Tour last year, revived and redefined Halloween music with her spooky project TURN OFF THE LIGHT, collaborated with Charli XCX, Cheat Codes, MAX, SOPHIE, Lil Aaron, and more, appeared on “How It’s Done” from the Ariana-Grande-produced Charlie’s Angels soundtrack, and has been featured on multiple billboards in New York, London, and Los Angeles as a Spotify RISE artist.

PRAISE FOR KIM PETRAS

“‘Outstanding… Clarity is full of songs that are stitched so tightly and varnished so brightly that they… transcend into something utterly new.” – New York Times

“One of pop music’s brightest talents.” – Pitchfork

“‘Clarity’ might be the best-constructed collection of R&B-inflected pop music by a female European singer.” -Variety

“Petras has slowly built a committed cult following thanks to pure pop bops like  “I Don’t Want It At All” and “Heart To Break.” – Cosmopolitan

“Petras demonstrates a robust knowledge of several decades of pop music” – Vice

“…the sparkling songcraft and knockout performances across Clarity prove her inherent talent.” – Billboard

“Kim Petras is making her pop dreams come true – on her own terms.” – People

“America’s Sweethearts shift old paradigms and inspire millions to work towards becoming them. Petras is on that track already…Clarity proves just how powerful and versatile Petras can be…” – Paper

“The next savior of pure unadulterated pop may be upon us…” – V Magazine

“It’s clear that Kim Petras is on the fast-track to stardom” – L’Officiel

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TROYE SIVAN, CHARLI XCX AND FRIENDS KICK OFF PRIDE WEEK

TROYE SIVAN, CHARLI XCX AND FRIENDS KICK OFF PRIDE WEEK WITH FIRST ANNUAL GO WEST FEST IN LOS ANGELES

Additional Performers Included Allie X, Carlie Hanson, Gia Gunn,

Leland, Pussy Riot And More

A Portion Of Proceeds From Last Nights Event Will Benefit GLAAD

Last night, Troye Sivan and Charli XCX co-hosted and co-headlined the first-ever Go West Fest at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The festival’s name was inspired by the 1979 Village People song about finding a utopian land free of homophobia. Troye and Charli XCX who recently collaborated on 1999 curated the line-up, which included both LGBTQ acts and other artists active in the fight for equal rights. The festival was presented by Live Nationand sponsored by Bud Light and CALVIN KLEIN.

Last night’ s event featured performances by:

Troye Sivan

Charli XCX

Alex Chapman (DJ set)

Alima Lee (DJ set)

Allie X

Baby Uniq (DJ set)

Carlie Hanson

Chika

Dizzy Fae

Dorian Electra

Gia Gunn

Kim Anh (DJ set)

K.O. aka Koala (DJ set)

Leland

Pussy Riot

Quay Dash

Shaun Ross

Junior High curated the Go West Fest Artist Circle, an exhibit that included artwork by Creepy Gals, Vanessa Lilak, Jesse McCloud and Tom of Finland. L.A. independent music store Amoeba was a vendor in the Artist Circle and donated 20% of their sales from the festival to GLAAD Glossier provided & complimentary makeup kits to festivalgoers.

Local partner & LA LGBT Center, world’s largest provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, was onsite to provide resources and information on its many programs. Guests that donated to the center were entered into a raffle to win a curated collection of art books by Taschen.

Bud Light featured its special-edition Pride bottle that benefits GLAAD to the festival. In support of the campaign, Troye Sivan will donate a portion of the Go West Fest proceeds to GLAAD & Now celebrating the 20th anniversary of its partnership with GLAADBud Lightrecently unveiled rainbow aluminum bottle will be sold throughout the month of June to celebrate World Pride. For every case of rainbow bottles sold in the U.S. from May 27 to June 30, 2019, Bud Light will donate $1 to GLAAD, up to $150,000.

The food village included L.A. favorites Afters Ice Cream, which served up custom Go West Fest flavors, Made in Brooklyn pizza and Wings N Waffles.

About Troye Sivan:

Troye Sivan was hailed as the Perfect Pop Star for 2018 by TIME, which declared his new album, Bloom (Capitol Records), as a major artistic achievement. He has appeared on the covers of such publications as Rolling StoneThe New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, OutPAPER and Billboard. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Award, three MTV EMAs and two GLAAD Media Awards. Troye’s 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries and has sold more than 2.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. Revelation his collaboration witnsi for the film Boy Erased, which Troye co-starred in ߝ was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song ߝ Motion Picture and shortlisted for an Oscar. A strong advocate for LGBTQ rights, Troye has been outspoken about his own experiences as a gay man, often calling attention to the importance of diversifying representation within the entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.troyesivan.com.

About Charli XCX:

Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, is the award-winning talent behind the multi-Platinum and global No1 and I Love It and UK Top 10 Boom Clap. In 2017, she bookended the year with her critically-acclaimed mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2, featured on David Guetta and Afrojacks global smash Dirty Sexy Money and released her standout summer crush anthem Boys. Charli took full creative control across casting, directing and producing the accompanying video, which not only saw her flip the traditional male gaze on its head, but featured an all-star male cast. In 2018, following a series of tracks drops (5 In The Morning, No Angel, Focus and Girls Night Out, heralded mixtape shows and a global support tour with Taylor Swift, Charli XCX returned with the UK Top 15 smash 1999Éd; feat. Troye Sivan. Combined audio streams 1999 have since surpassed 136 million globally. The accompanying video was co-produced by Charli and payed homage to standout cultural references from the year of 1999. Charli XCX has won multiple awards including 2 x Billboard Awards and 1 x YouTube Music Award, alongside nominations at the GRAMMY, BRIT Awards and MTV EMAs. For more information, please visit http://charlixcx.tumblr.com.

About Bud Light:

Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment. For more information, please visit www.BudLight.com.

About Calvin Klein Inc.:

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $9 billion in 2018 and were distributed in over 110 countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs over 11,500 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

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ALMA Releases New Single & Music Video for “When I Die”

Finnish pop powerhouse ALMA releases new single and music video for “When I Die” via Casablanca Records / Universal / Warner / Virgin EMI & PME today.  Listen HERE.  Watch HERE.

Produced and written by ALMA, Justin Tranter, and Mike Sabbath “When I Die” is the second installment from her highly anticipated debut album Have You Seen Her? set for release on the 5th of April 2019. It also marks the start of a period of continuous activity, which will see fans receive a new track with accompanying visual episodically into its release.

Shot in her native Finland and directed by celebrated Finish director Miikka Lommi, the video for “When I Die”depicts a gothic last supper scene and ALMA digging her own grave. “This song was born from a big conversation about when and how we leave the world is so out of our control. We spend so much time worrying about things out of our control, we’re always trying to be better, richer, more successful. We rarely appreciate the moments in front of us. Go to the party, blow your money (even if you have work tomorrow) you will survive!” says ALMA. “I wanted the video to look like our last party, what might the night look like if we knew this was it.” 

“When I Die” highlights ALMA’s unique voice as a writer; honest, brave and fresh. As she says, “I’ve spent a lot of my life being told who to be, what to say or how to behave by the world. There’s constant pressure on us all to fit in and my music is about exactly the opposite. I want my fans to feel like they can be whoever, say whatever and look however when they listen to my music. Here you are accepted no matter what.”

ALMA – a 23-year-old with neon green hair, a magnetic punk attitude and a voice that could demolish buildings is part of a new wave of female powerhouses that have something say. Engaged and opinionated on issues from women’s rights to body positivity and sexuality ALMA is forward thinking and making a change.

Following her critically acclaimed EP “Dye My Hair” with platinum single “Chasing Highs”, smash track “Phases” FT French Montana (including an exclusive Charli XCX directed video) and her 2018 mixtape Heavy Rules;  ALMA has garnered over 350 million combined Spotify plays and topped iTunes charts around the world.

ALMA’s worked extensively with her friends Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Halsey, and Miley Cyrus but to name a few, both live and in the studio and garnered support the world over.

Wrapping up 2018 on the road with long term collaborator and friend  this year’s headline dates promise an entirely new show, new music and some very special surprises along the way.