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Mireya Ramos – Debut Album

Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Latinx vocalist Mireya Ramos releases her debut solo album, Mireya, on ONErpm with a star-studding affair featuring some of the biggest names in Latin music today, May 31, 2022. Mireya spotlights the acclaimed singer and founder of all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache alongside special guests Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas), Mike Garson (Davis Bowie), Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound), Gaby Moreno, Jorge Glem, Claudia Brant, Haydée Milanés, Leo Genovese, Velcro, and Roman Rojas. An autobiographical depiction of a day in the life of Ramos, Mireya unveils stories of Afro-Latino pride, police brutality, Black Lives Matter, unbridled love, break-ups, and self-love.

Mireya dives into the story of a brown girl from Puerto Rico born to a Dominican mom and Mexican mariachi dad; of her nights dancing to New York City hip-hop and at Giant Step events; of jamming on her violin with DJs and bands from all over the world while hustling in Queens and Brooklyn performing mariachi music to make rent. It’s a reflection of her musical globe-trotting adventures from India and New Zealand (with her partner Andy Averbuch) to life-changing mariachi performances at The White House, the Latin GRAMMYs (live set celebrating Ruben Blades, “Person of the Year 2021”), and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.

Mireya represents my path and growth and the experiences that inspired that progress,” says Mireya Ramos. “It’s taken 10 years to bring this album out the way I’ve intended to. The process all started with laying down tracks in 2012 with producer Sinhue Padilha, who now tours with Lila Downs. It’s taken on a whole new life since then with so many of my favorite musicians playing on the recording. Mireya is a carefully crafted, honest portrayal from my soul to the ears and minds of those keen to know what makes me who I am.

Ramos sings down the cultural barriers between modern Anglo and Latin music on Mireya, blending genres with textures of Mexican classics while revealing the emotional heritage of America’s future. Mireya opens with Nunca te voy a Olvidar with Flor de Toloache, Jorge Glem and Roman Rojas. On the track, Ramos never forgets where she came from and shares the riches of Latin culture with the world.

La Llama highlights her collaboration with Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas; Ramos also appears on Quesada’s new album, Boleros Psicodélicos (ATO Records; June 3, 2022), on the track Tus Tormentas. A catchy hip-hop beat, thick low-end bass guitar, and Ramos’ violin set the perfect vibe for the duo’s vocals to glide above. With lyrics by Ramos’ brother Velcro, La Llama features her rapping debut. Inspired by Stevie Wonder’s Master Blaster, Canto takes listeners on a dub-adventure with chill island reggae putting smiles on listeners’ faces. Produced by Andy Averbuch, Canto includes a crew of Kiwi musicians from Ramos and Averbuch’s year-long stay in Aotearoa, New Zealand during the pandemic.

Lady Grinning Soul by David Bowie gets a Latinx make-over featuring pianist Mike Garson (who plays on the original track on the Bowie album, Aladdin Sane) with Ramos singing in Spanish and English with vocalist Gaby Moreno. The stripped-down version follows Ramos’ full-band single of the track produced by Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound). The remixed version on Mireya takes the vocals, piano, and strings centerstage.

Angelitos Negros, also featuring Camilo Lara, has been with Ramos her entire life with her mother singing it since she was a young child. Angelitos Negros speaks to the importance of the representation of black and brown communities, and the lack thereof. In the case of the storyline of Angelitos Negros, the whitewashing of BIPOC communities in historical paintings. Ramos took to the streets to perform Angelitos Negros at Black Lives Matter protests across the globe. Composed by her cousin Sonia Montez, Climbing Fences was inspired by the Michael Brown police shooting case in Ferguson, MS and represents all police brutality cases in black and brown communities.

Mireya rounds out with songs of love and loss. Mi Mayor Fortuna is a power-ballad writing collaboration between Ramos and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner Claudia Brant. Ramos channels the great Latin pop singers Laura Pausini and Cristian Castro with her soaring vocals on this heart-wrenching rancheras. Produced by Sonia Montez, La Golondrina is a beautiful Mexican classic traditionally performed at funerals and tributes her grandmother, Manisa. Ever since Ramos heard Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek, she’s envisioned recording herself doing a version of La Golondrina with the vocoder effect. The melody itself is sweet, yet melancholic. The rancheras Canción Mixteca features singer Haydee Milanés and Gaby Moreno, who contributes deft electric guitar work underneath the emotive vocal harmonies.

Quédate Aquí is equally fit for driving with the windows down and the volume up or on a sweaty dance floor. A cover of New Zealand’s stadium-packing pop behemoth Six60, Quédate Aquí is the Latinx summer jam of 2022. Para Mí carries an electro-synth soundscape with tasty drums by Stevie Wonder’s touring percussionist, Euro Zambrano. Ramos sings of a difficult ending to a romantic relationship, where her former lover keeps appearing in her dreams while she wishes he was only a faint memory.

Beauty Free is a self-assurance hymn, a mantra. Ramos composed the piece when she was not feeling herself, but knew she could rely on the healing powers of music. She wrote Beauty Free to remind herself that she is strong, beautiful, and always her own favorite girl.

“…her tender new single ‘Mi Mayor Fortuna’ further cements her as a powerhouse of a vocalist…

the romance she oozes is so beautiful it’s contagious.” –Remezcla

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Daryl Hall & John Oates

Perryscope productions partners with Daryl Hall and John Oates for all manufacturing, licensing & e-commerce of brand’s merchandises

New York, NY and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall & John Oates, are pleased to announce they have entered into a significant partnership with New York based Perryscope Productions who will, effective immediately, act as the group’s exclusive global merchandising and licensing representatives.

Perryscope Productions is a New York based full-service entertainment merchandising company that handles all aspects of its unique clients’ global merchandising requirements, including product development and sourcing, sales to consumers at live events or in dedicated webstores, wholesaling to retailers, brand management and overseeing a network of specialized third party licensees who manufacture and distribute approved lifestyle products to thousands of retailers. It is founder, Norman Perry, has had an extensive background in the live entertainment industry starting out as a promoter (in Canada and Great Britain) in the 70’s and 80’s. Over the years, Perry has been CEO of several very successful international entertainment merchandising companies including Brockum Merchandising, Founder/CEO of Anthill Trading, and is currently Founder/CEO of Perryscope Productions. Along with a dedicated and top of class team he has represented and provided merchandising services to many legendary artists including the Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, and Bon Jovi. Perryscope’s current roster of legacy artists includes Pink Floyd, AC/DC, David Bowie, The Police, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Juan Gabriel, and the Woodstock Festival, among others.

Says John Oates: “It is hard for me to put an emotional and tangible value on the importance of the music that Daryl Hall and I have created. Over the past 50 years, we have guarded our artistic history and reputation with the utmost care and respect both for ourselves and our fans around the world…and now, to celebrate that milestone, we are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Perryscope. I’m looking forward to working with their creative teams and excited to see what that collaboration will bring to the Daryl Hall & John Oates legacy of iconic music”.

We are honored to be working with two Artists of this stature whose music has been the soundtrack to so many lives, including mine,Éd; adds Norman Perry. Éc;The duo has been as influential stylistically and our goal to is provide their legions of core fans and emerging ones a way of celebrating the music and concerts through a comprehensive assortment of fashionable wearables and ideal collectibles that utilizes their great library of art, logos, and photos as well as new ones as they continue touring. We are very proud of this mandate and look forward to playing our part in maintaining the legacy of the group and working alongside both Daryl and John, as well as select cutting edge companies helping us make an impact in all tiers of retail distribution.

From the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s, Daryl and John scored six #1 singles, including Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) , Maneater and Out of Touch from six multi-platinum albums Bigger Than Both of Us, Voices, Private Eyes, H2O, Rock in Soul, Part 1 and Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 8 Top 10 singles: Sara Smile, You Make My Dreams (Come True), Did It In a Minute, Family Man, One on One, Say It Isn’t So, Adult Education and Method of Modern Love.

In 1985, they participated in the historic We Are the World session, reopened New York is legendary Apollo Theatre in the company of their heroes David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations and closed the globally broadcast Live Aid show in Philadelphia.

By 1987, the Recording Industry Association of America ( R.I.A.A. ) recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.

Across the succeeding decades, Daryl and John have continued to record and tour both individually and together, while their self-composed songs have evolved from current hits to timeless classics. In 2003, Daryl Hall and John Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, followed by their 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Demonstrating the duo is massive popularity across decades, generations and listening formats, in 2020 Daryl and John celebrated a milestone 1 billion streams of You Make My Dreams (Come True). They continue to tour the globe to this day to original and emerging fans, including a successful Live Nation tour in 2021 that produced sellout shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden.

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Fashion maven Lenny Kravitz never disappoints via 360 MAGAZINE

CROONER KRAVITZ

Singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor Lenny Kravitz was seen at the Grammy’s wearing bespoke boots in collaboration with Modern Vice [MV] Designer, Jordan Adoni and Church Boutique!

The seasoned musician literally brought his look to new heights. The heeled knee-high leather boots in black and silver, which boasted a square-shaped toe, was paired seamlessly with his rockstar outfits on the red carpet and during his iconic performance with H.E.R and Travis Barker.

Apart from his successful career, Lenny Kravitz’s innate style has catapulted him into becoming the icon he is today, breaking conventional societal norms. Kravitz follows a long line of megawatt performers who have given the heel a go, including David Bowie, Prince, and Harry Styles.

Launched in 2012, Modern Vice is a direct-to-consumer made-to-order footwear brand. MV made shoe-buying easier by stripping away middlemen and inventory which eliminates overstock waste and cut costs. At Modern Vice, every product is made of genuine leathers and materials from Italy, then crafted to completion at the New York City factory handcrafted by artisans. The brand has garnered celebrity fans including: Kate Hudson, Bella Thorne, Lauryn Hill and Rita Ora. The on-going project includes videos which were creative directed by Jordan Adoni & Zexi Qi of Snakk Studio filmed at famed Brooklyn venue House Of Yes.

Next up is a capsule with Disco House music artist Amy Douglas.

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Tribute: Betty White

Written by Michael Frizell and Patrick McCray and illustrated by Ramon Salas and Todd Tenant, this 30-page comic book is available digitally and in print and can be found on multiple platforms such as Amazon. The book will be available as a softback and hardcover book.

It says a lot about a person’s life and legacy if people think she died too soon at 99. “Tribute: Betty White” traces the extraordinary life of the actor, writer, wit, and humanitarian who has also been Hollywood’s most enduring ‘it girl’ for seven-plus decades. Tracing her life from the earliest days of television to her time on the Golden Girls and recent social media fame, the comic explores her love, drive, and enduring success. This is a bonus edition comic book biography on the life of icon Betty White. 

“The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of the classic entertainers that have passed on,” says TidalWave‘s publisher, Darren G. Davis. “It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world.”

“In a culture where getting old is often the death knell of a Hollywood career, Betty White was as popular as ever before her death. Why? What you saw is what you got, and her wit and charm shone through.” said writer Michael Frizell. 

There will also be two exclusive covers available at Comic Flea Market

TidalWave Productions has focused its biographies on past celebrities such as Carrie Fisher, Lucille Ball, David Bowie, Elizabeth Taylor, and more.

The media embraced the TRIBUTE comic line and featured on several television news outlets, including The Today Show, The View, E! News, The Tonight Show, and CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as Vanity Fair, MTV, Time, and Rolling Stone.

TidalWave Comics’ vast catalog of titles can be purchased in print on Amazon and downloaded on ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, Overdrive, iTunes, Kindle, Biblioboard, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.

About TidalWave Comics

TidalWave is a multifaceted multimedia production company with the mission of delivering dynamic storytelling in a variety of forms by developing graphic and literary fiction and nonfiction, audio, film and more. The company’s wide range of diverse titles delight readers through its creative and innovative storytelling available in high-quality print and electronic formats.

TidalWave delivers a multimedia experience unparalleled in the burgeoning graphic fiction and nonfiction marketplace. Dynamic storytelling, coupled with groundbreaking art, delivers an experience like no other. Stories are told through multiple platforms and genres, gracing the pages of graphic novels, novelizations, engaging audio dramas and cutting-edge film projects. Diversity defines TidalWave’s offerings in the burgeoning pop-culture marketplace through its use of fresh voices and innovative storytellers.

As one of the top independent publishers of comic books and graphic novels, TidalWave unites cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by the publishing industry’s most exciting artists and writers. Its extensive catalog of comic book titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis,” complemented by a line of young adult books and audiobooks.

TidalWave’s publishing partnerships include entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts” and more), novelists S.E. Hinton (“The Puppy Sister”) and William F. Nolan (“Logan’s Run”), and celebrated actors Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Dirk Benedict of the original “Battlestar Galactica” (“Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century”) and Adam West of 1966’s “Batman” fame (“The Mis-Adventures of Adam West”). TidalWave also publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Orbit,” “Fame,” “Beyond,” “Tribute,” “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

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Willow Smith and Harry Hudson – X8 Eyewear

Gen Z Icons Willow Smith and Harry Hudson Unveil an Eyewear Collection – the First Project of X8

X8 is a new venture company building a creative hub for artists and avatars who will meet In Real Life (IRL) and The Metaverse.

Gen Z stars Willow Smith and Harry Hudson are the faces of X8 Eyewear, the brainchild of X8, a paradigm shifting, creative projects platform, and seed-stage venture fund based in New York, Seoul, and Singapore.

X8 Eyewear draws its inspiration from psychoanalyst Carl Jung‘s Animus and Anima, a theory in analytical psychology that describes the feminine and masculine duality of our unconscious minds.

X8 created a 23-piece collection that transcends gender labels with fluid cool oversize shapes and architectural flourishes.

“I was honored to join the X8 Anima/Animus campaign because I loved the messaging of gender fluidity and the duality of masculine and feminine energies that I believe exists inside every one of us. I had so much fun shooting this concept with my dear friend, Harry,” said Smith, who is an actress, singer-songwriter, and talk show host known for her progressive personal style.

“I was inspired by X8’s creative vision of two forces working together in harmony with one another. A lot of my music has been about balancing the light, dark and the masculine, feminine energy of life, so that idea of true duality really spoke to me and made me want to be a part of this campaign. Also, shooting with my friend and genius Willow was too much fun,” said Hudson, 21, a singer-songwriter famous for documenting his battle with cancer on social media.

While this is Smith and Hudson’s first foray into working with eyewear, it isn’t for X8, which was recently co-founded by Won Lee, the former CEO and CCO of Gentle Monster USA—the South Korean eyewear company—overseeing its rapid rise as one of the biggest eyewear brands in the world.

ABOUT X8
X8 is at the nexus of all things creative (fashion, art, entertainment, technology) and the future. It is Co-founded by Won Lee from South Korea who, outside of his tenure at Gentle Monster, has had an eclectically creative background developing hospitality projects with mega real estate groups such as CBRE, Prodigy and Soho House, as well as a $50M Media/Light Art project in Jeju Island, South Korea, and Nikhil ‘Ra’ Sharma, an Indian entrepreneur, producer and creative projects specialist who has also had a diverse background working with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel Beauté, producing shows with talents such as David Bowie and Prince, Executive Producing a film by Oscar nominated director Fernando Meirelles, and working on projects with personalities such as Silicon Valley icon Sean Parker (Napster, Facebook, Spotify) to Fashion photography legend, Ellen von Unwerth.

Lee (Creative Director, Real World) and Ra (Creative Director, Metaverse) will be working as brothers in arms to morph the present into the future; the real with the virtual. They will oversee two core teams—an artistic, creative, manufacturing team in South Korea; and the Metaverse, NFT, Gaming, AI, Future Tech Studios in India.

X8 is actively developing the X8 Neo-Circus (X8NC), a members-only creative hub/platform for artists, celebrities and influencers in Jeju, and Decentraland: the first decentralized metaverse. This will go hand in hand with a secret character-based NFT project driving the platform. All X8 products will be showcased and sold in X8NC—in both physical and digital forms.

X8 has collaborated with Xelpmoc Design & Technology, a BSE/NSE listed company (XELP:IN). They will join X8 to build X8M (X8 Metaverse) in India to develop and invest in technologies to scale the X8 proposition globally. The core team of X8M are Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Suman Bose and Monce C. Abraham. Sandipan is the founder and MD of Xelpmoc; the co-founder of MoneyControl; and the ex-CTO of Just Dial. Suman Bose—Director and Chief Evangelist at Xelpmoc—was the former Managing Director of Siemens Industry Software. Sandipan and Suman will spearhead the tech and investment strategies for X8M. Monce C. Abraham—Director at THEV—will be focusing on operations and growth strategies for X8M. Abraham, at 24 years of age, was the youngest individual ever to head Marketing and Research at IVCA (Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association).

X8’s mission is to empower those who dare to dismantle the past, unsettle the present, and create a new and more exciting world for all. “We do not think in boxes,” say Lee and Ra. The founders see a world which will be driven by cross-industry innovation where an electric car can be built from the ground-up. Such a universe brings together fashion/textiles design, digital art, sustainable materials science, AI tech, rocket science and automotive engineering and Metaverse gaming. “We are driven by a passion to discover the unknown and see the world through the eyes of the new generation and beyond. Today, we may be considered a special projects and venture capital company. Yet our vision is set on tomorrow. The future will define us.

X8’s venture fund is led by Lee-Woong Yeol, Honorable Chairman of Kolon Group, South Korea. A visionary, Lee has invested in a wide array of businesses and ideas with an intent to create a think-tank. He coalesces solutions, services and products of the future.

Other X8 ventures include the following: 1) SLFF Kaimin—a brand by the New York designer Kaimin—whose futuristic cyber goddess looks have been worn by some of the most outlandish women in entertainment including Björk and Lady Gaga. 2) KLAW—a new sneakers collection for the “universal activity of walking”. 3) 1PEACE—a conscientious fashion and textiles brand that upcycles deadstock for new use.

Saw Himself – Power Ballads

SAM HIMSELF FONDUE WESTERN’S INDIE ROCKER SHARES DEBUT ALBUM POWER BALLADS

NEW SINGLE “THE MISSING” IS OUT TODAY

LISTEN TO POWER BALLADS1

LISTEN TO POWER BALLADS

WATCH “THE MISSING”

WATCH “LA PAZ”

WATCH “WHAT IT’S WORTH”

WATCH “NOTHING LIKE THE NIGHT”

WATCH “CRY”

On the heels of his breakout year, Swiss indie rocker Sam Himself – New Yorker by choice,  Fondue Western baritone by trade – prepares to release his debut album, Power Ballads (October 8th). The Brooklyn-based songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist has been sounding the bell for his first LP with a number of singles, most recently “La Paz” and “What Its Worth” which premiered via Under The Radar Magazine and was picked up by KCRWs Morning Becomes Eclectic and KEXPs The Morning Show, among others: as of September 2021, three out of four album singles remain on public and commercial rotation in Germany, France, Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe and the US.

Sam Himself’s full-length debut follows last year’s acclaimed EP Slow Drugs, the artist’s third, which – in addition to the international press, radio airplay, numerous DSP editorial features, and critical praise for the accompanying music videos – earned him the Swiss National Broadcasting Service’s Best Talent Award in 2020 and, in early 2021, a nomination for a Swiss Music Award, the most prestigious national prize of its kind in Sam’s home country.

Power Ballads marks the latest collaboration between Sam and his longtime producer, mixing engineer, and Second Beatle’ Daniel Schlett (The War On Drugs; Iggy Pop), as well as mastering legend Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie).

Early last year, Switzerland’s King of Tears Sam Himself was in Europe kicking off his spring tour when the pandemic foiled all live music plans – and Sam’s planned return to Brooklyn, NY, his chosen home of the past decade. Dangerously low on socks, musical equipment, and any real sense of when he’d be able to get back to the United States, Sam ended up staying in his native Switzerland for the remainder of 2020. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, exiled at home, spent those months in limbo writing and recording what would become his debut album, Power Balladswherever he could (including the attic of his mom’s house). When he made it back to New York in early 2021, Sam (after a period of self-quarantine) went straight to producer Daniel Schlett’s Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn to finalize his new material, building on the recordings he had originally prepared as demos for his album.

Two songs on Power Ballads once again feature Sam’s Slow Drugs bandmates Josh Werner (bass – Ghostface Killah; CocoRosie) and Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley; Elliott Smith), among them the LP’s focus track The Missing. The work of Benjamin Noti (guitar – Steff La Cheffe) and Georg Dillier (bass – Anna Rossinelli), both members of Sam’s touring band, can also be heard on several tracks.

Beyond their contributions, however, Sam plays most of the instruments on Power Ballads himself, with producer Schlett adding sounds, textures and of course his singular mixing style (as heard recently e.g. on Iggy Pop’s cover of The Velvet Underground’s European Son). This reduced lineup, a consequence of the new practical realities of the pandemic, imbues Power Ballads with a sense of intimacy and artistic autonomy. Synths and programmed drums form the core of most of the album’s by turns minimalist and grand arrangements, while Sam’s signature baritone voice quite literally reaches new heights. Over the course of ten tracks, the artist grapples with the sources and limits of personal power – how much of it is taken for granted; what remains once it’s stripped away – unflinchingly honest and defiantly optimistic on his most vulnerable, most confident work to date.

Sam Himself is set to tour in support of his debut album well into the spring of next year, with some 30+ European dates in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and beyond (US-dates in planning).

As featured by SPIN MagazineUnder The RadarKEXPKCRWDanger Mouse JukeboxThe Wild HoneypieAmerican SongwriterThe Philadelphia GlobeConsequence of SoundVariance MagazineSwiss National Radiotelevision SRFDIFFUS Magazin (GE), and many more.

For more information about Sam Himself, visit his website or connect with him on social media @samhimself.

“Born in Switzerland and bred in Gotham, Sam Himself has won accolades in his homeland but has aspirations to conquer the world.”  SPIN Magazine

“Sam Himself uses a vocal power somewhere between Matt Berninger and San Fermins Allen Tate to sing songs of finding your place.”Consequence Of Sound

 “Smokey vocals, wistful reverie.”  Under The Radar

“His deep, rich vocals remind us of the beauty that exists even during the darkest times.”  The Wild Honey Pie

“Switzerlands King of Tears.”Victoria Turrian, Radio T vision Suisse

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HALSEY – NEW ALBUM

HALSEY’S IF I CANT HAVE LOVE, I WANT POWER – ENTERS CHARTS AT NO. 1

Halsey’s If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power – hailed as their best album yet by Pitchfork and Vulture and as “one of the best albums of the year”; by Billboard – debuts at No. 1 on Billboards Top Current Albums chart, marking their third consecutive release to top the tally. It’s the follow-up to the Platinum-certified Manic, released in January 2020. If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power also topped BillboardAlternative Albums, Vinyl Albums, and Tastemaker Albums charts and claimed the #01 position on the Spotify Top 10 Global Album Debuts chart. It entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 2. Download/stream HERE.

In an explosive first week at radio, “I am not a woman, I’m a god”; was #1 Most Added at Top 40 while “You asked for this” was #1 Most Added at the Alternative format. The official video for “I am not a woman, I’m a god” which can be viewed HERE, is from IMAX Experience: Halsey PresentsIf I Cant Have Love, I Want Power, which sold out in over 70 locations and grossed over $735K from limited showtimes around the globe. Deadline – examined the success of the screenings of this feature.

The GRAMMY-nominated, multi-Platinum artist reunited with producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for an in-depth conversation about If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power, moderated by Lizzy Goodman. View’s HERE. Among the many topics they cover are the trust of Halsey’s fans, the untraditional path to releasing the album, and David Bowie. Halsey, who was recently named as Shazam’s Artist of the Week, also spoke at length with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. Listen HERE.

Vulture observed, “Halsey is a total natural here, unafraid to share deep, dark thoughts with the listener, ready to cut loose amid the din of sinister synths and punishing guitars”. The New York Times noted, “Halsey and Nine Inch Nails have so much in common: skill at generating drama through sheer sound, along with a willingness to admit the worst.” Declaring the results “spectacular”, Stereogum said, “With each successive release, Halsey’s creative output got bolder, more inventive, more captivating.” SPIN noted,Halsey is not a woman, they’re a rock God. And IICHLIWP proves she’s earned the title.”

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Coda Soundtrack

REPUBLIC RECORDS RELEASES CODA SOUNDTRACK FROM THE APPLE ORIGINAL FILM TODAY

FEATURES DUET OF MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL’S YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY PERFORMED BY LEAD ACTRESS EMILIA JONES & CO-STAR FERDIA WALSH-PEELO

Watch the lyric video for You’re All I Need To Get By (Duet Version) HERE

Republic Records releases the CODA Soundtrack from the Apple Original Film, timed to the arrival of the highly-anticipated film in select theaters and on Apple TV+, today. Highlighting CODA’s extraordinary and heartfelt musical performances by lead actress, Emilia Jones (Lock & Key, Doctor Who), the soundtrack features a duet of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell’s classic You’re All I Need To Get By by Emilia Jones & co-star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street, Vikings).

Listen to the CODA Soundtrack from the Apple Original FilmHERE and watch the lyric video for You’re All I Need To Get By (Duet Version) HERE.

The soundtrack showcases numerous Emilia Jones performances including original song Beyond The Shore and duets with co-star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo covering classic hits such as It’s Your Thing by The Isley Brothers, I Got The Music In Me by The Kiki Dee Band, Starman by David Bowie, and more. It also features timeless tracks, Something’s Got A Hold On Me by Etta James and I Fought The Law by The Clash. And, rounding out the eighteen song track list are score selections by composer Marius De Vries [Romeo + Juliet, Sucker Punch].

Apple Original Film CODA made its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival where it won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Dramatic Audience Award, and a Special Jury Ensemble Cast Award. Director and writer Sian Heder also received Best Director in the U.S. Dramatic Section. In CODA, seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family—a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

The film is playing in select theaters and streaming on Apple TV+ now. Watch the trailer for CODA HERE.

Tracklisting

  1. Something’s Got a Hold On Me – Etta James 
  2. One Thing I Know How To Do – Marius de Vries
  3. It’s Your Thing – Emilia Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, CODA Choir
  4. You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  5. I Fought The Law – The Clash 
  6. Mr. V’s Sonata – Marius de Vries 
  7. The Observer – Marius de Vries 
  8. Walk in the Woods / Belly Flop – Marius de Vries 
  9. The Log – Marius de Vries 
  10. Do You Ever Wish I Was Deaf? – Marius de Vries 
  11. I’ve Got the Music In Me – Emilia Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, CODA Choir
  12. Starman – Emilia Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, CODA Choir
  13. You’re All I Need To Get By (Duet Version) – Emilia Jones & Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
  14. Going To Boston – Marius de Vries 
  15. Both Sides Now – Emilia Jones
  16. Wait Wait Stop Stop – Marius de Vries 
  17. Beyond The Shore – Emilia Jones
  18. Ruby’s Theme – Marius de Vries
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THE RADICAL × JOSHUA HENRY

The Radical, a weekly podcast, hosted by Nick Terzo, wraps up its first year by welcoming Tony-winning musician-actor Joshua Henry tomorrow. The host and Henry, known for his work with Lin-Manuel Miranda on “Hamilton” and “In The Heights,” delve into a myriad of subjects including filming Miranda’s directorial debut “Tick Tick Boom”, the disappointment of a show-closing early, his family inspiring the songwriting on his new EP “Guaranteed”, and the physical and spiritual regimens that keep his performances energized.

Henry portrayed the lead role of Aaron Burr in the first U.S. tour of Hamilton, previously playing the role in the Chicago production that began performances in late September 2016. After Hamilton, Henry portrayed the lead role of Billy Bigelow in a Broadway revival of Carousel. Henry will release his debut album Grow on September 10th. More details on the album will be coming soon.

Henry follows a wide breadth of artists interviewed including music producer, bassist, and television personality Randy Jackson, Rock n Roll Hall of Famers Ann Wilson (Heart) and Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails), music pioneers John Doe, Rob Halford Bob Mould, Rufus Wainwright, TV composer Jonathan Wolff, radio pioneer Jason Bentley, songwriter and Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips and film supervisor Randall Poster.

With The Radical, Terzo reverse-engineers the creative process and its pathways to success. The show takes deep dives into the skills, tactics, and experiences of innovators and creators in fields such as Music, Film, Architecture, and Entrepreneurship. His guests are examples of the strength and ingenuity it takes to scale the many walls of resistance. He guides world-class artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs through their pivotal moments and stories.

Nick Terzo is a renowned leader in the entertainment industry with a proven track record in artist development, M&A, strategic partnerships, and creative leadership. Throughout his career, Terzo has served in executive and senior A&R roles at The Walt Disney Company, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group. As founder of Radical MG Terzo advises rights holders and private equity funds on music catalog sales and acquisition strategies.

In the past few years, he has served as Vice President of Business Development & Operations for the international booking and artist management company, Madison House, and as Vice President of Strategy Development for music royalty finance platform, Royalty Exchange. Terzo has served on the SXSW Interactive Programming Board and as a mentor for the Thiel Foundation, Techstars Music, Boomtown Accelerator, and DreamIt Ventures.

The Radical podcast is produced by award-winning sound-mixer Sean O’Neil known for his work on the David Bowie: Finding Fame documentary.

The Radical podcast is available everywhere podcasts are available including Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon among others.

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SAM HIMSELF — “WHAT IT’S WORTH”

“Sam Himself uses his vocal power to sing songs of finding your place.”Consequence Of Sound

“His deep, rich vocals remind us of the beauty that exists even during the darkest times.”The Wild Honey Pie

“The King of Tears.”Victoria Turrian, Radio Television Suisse

“Sam Himself’s baritone vocal provides a cool sensuality reminiscent of The National’s Matt Berninger combined with the soaring instrumentation of Future Islands.”Ears To Feed

The 2021 Swiss Music Awards nominee, Sam Himself’s, latest release is the third single leading up to his debut LP, Power Ballads, (due out in October) following album singles “Nothing Like the Nightand “Cry.” The new single, “What It’s Worth,” premiered exclusively with Under The Radar Magazine.

Sam’s latest single is the swan song to a past relationship that crumbled in the wake of his father’s death. This reckoning with the past was inspired by the Swiss-born artist’s unexpected homecoming in early 2020 after a decade of living in Brooklyn, NY:

“My own history caught up with me during my time back in Switzerland. That’s where I grew up, and living there again brought back a lot of memories; home doesn’t forget… One ghost I kept running into was that of an old relationship that fell apart when I lost my dad a few years ago. My hometown is the place where all of that happened, his death and all its casualties, and “What It’s Worth is about one of them.”

You can listen to “What It’s Worth” HERE. You can watch the accompanying lyric video HERE.

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill early last year, Sam had just embarked on tour in Europe. Suddenly unable to return to his adopted home in New York City, Sam set up shop in his native Basel, Switzerland. At various locations including his mom’s attic, Sam spent the lockdown writing the ten new songs on his upcoming debut LP, Power Ballads. He finished recording the album as soon as he was able to return to NYC this past January, together with his longtime Second Beatle, producer and mixing engineer Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs; Amen Dunes). The pair had most recently collaborated on Sam’s acclaimed 2020 EP Slow Drugs, which featured drummer Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley; Elliott Smith) as well as bassist Josh Werner (Ghostface Killah; Iggy Pop), and earned Sam Himself the Swiss National Radio’s prestigious Best Talent Award that same year. You can watch the music video for the album’s title song, “Slow Drugs,” HERE.

Sam’s upcoming full-length debut was mastered by Greg Calbi (David Bowie; Bruce Springsteen) and will be supported by extensive touring this fall through winter 2022 in Switzerland, Germany, and beyond.

LYRICS TO “WHAT IT’S WORTH”:

I’m back where we broke

A lifetime ago

My clock’s still stuck right where it froze

The night your trail went cold

With a head full of ghosts

No one else close

Scared to the bone

With no one else to run from

All that’s buried here

I carry it everywhere

My arms too weak to keep an even pulse

Still I can’t stop holding on

With a head full of ghosts

No one else close

Scared to the bone

With no one else to run from

Heart full of holes

For what it’s worth

I couldn’t love you more

I came to take your place

And be the one who left that day

With both hands throwing ash into the flame

Like I don’t know it’s way too late

With a head full of ghosts

No one else close

Scared to the bone

With no one else to run from

Heart full of holes

For what it’s worth

I never loved you more