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Jeremy G × Catalyna – Libro

The urban exponents Jeremy G and Catalyna join their voices for the first time to present their new song Libro“, a song that refers to how the singer made a book thanks to the stories lived in past relationships and the memories of an intense love.

Recently, Jeremy G consolidated his career in the urban music industry, debuting with his single “Desnuda”. Libro is the artist’s second promotional song, under the record label “Y Entertainment” owned by the famous urban-living legend Yandel, a label to which the Puerto Rican singer Catalyna also belongs. Catalyna has collaborated with great artists of the urban industry such as Guaynaa, Yandel, Farina, and others. Her new song “Castigada” along with Young Miko and Cory has been a total success, with more than 3 million views just one month after its premiere.

“I am super happy with this single, being able to present my second song is a privilege, I love what I do, and I get very excited every time new music comes out. Catalyna gave an incredible touch to the song; I feel that it’s just perfect. I also love her work; I hope this is the beginning of many collaborations”. Expressed Jeremy G.

“Libro”, a song composed by the interpreters Jeremy G and Catalyna together with Yandel, Adrian Veguilla Espada, Luis Acosta, Pedro Josue Torres, Adelmo Primera and Eduardo Gonzalez. Under the production of Luis Acosta “Sour” and the record label “Y Entertainment”. A theme that has a classic reggaeton melody and the perfect touch delivered by their voices.

Ronnie Camilo produced and directed the original music video. The audiovisual piece tells the touching tale of a young couple who, due to family decisions, were split apart. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending because, many years later, they are able to reunite. Libro is available on all digital platforms.

ANUEL AA STOPS HIS US TOUR

On July 29th, 2022, Anuel AA‘s record label, Real Hasta la Muerte, has announced that the artist has decided to postpone the dates of his USA tour due to personal reasons with the intention of resuming each and every one of those dates the following year, 2023.

The artist stated in a personal statement that his personal well-being is his first priority:

“As all of my fans are aware, I have recently been on tour in Europe. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the “Real Hasta La Muerte” fans who attended each and every concert. I love you!

I’ve been thinking that I need to take some time to recharge my batteries and focus on reorganizing my personal, family, and professional lives, with the intention of finishing my next album, which I was unable to do due to my European tour. My team and I have decided to postpone the USA tour until later in 2023. While doing so, I’ll keep doing what most excites me, which is to keep releasing good music.

Furthermore, the artist expresses gratitude to all of his fans, who have supported him throughout the entirety of his artistic career for years. The next year 2023, Anuel‘s team and his record label Real Hasta la Muerte will announce the new concert dates for the US tour “Legends Never Die”.

Zara Larsson – Sommer House

Multi-platinum global pop star Zara Larsson has today detailed plans for her own brand new record label, Sommer House. Sommer House will be licensed through Epic USA and distributed by Sony Sweden for all forthcoming Zara Larsson releases.

In a unique agreement made with TEN Music Group CEO Ola Håkansson – who originally signed Zara – Larsson has also today taken control of her entire recording catalogue (which has been streamed over 9 billion times). Having been signed to the Swedish independent in 2011, Zara’s relationship with TEN has resulted in one of her country’s most successful international exports – a story that continues in this new venture…

Commenting on the deal today, Zara states: “ I really want to say thank you to Ola and everyone at TEN for giving me the opportunity to break out as an artist and helping me start my career. You are now also making something happen that is so, so rare for a woman in the music industry – the capability to own my own catalogue. With that, it makes perfect sense that I would start my own record company. I very much look forward to my future and to a continued collaboration with Sony as well.’

“This is a natural and exciting development in Zara’s continuing music career,” Ola Håkansson comments. “We have worked together for more than 10 fantastic, eventful years and Zara is, despite her young age, an established and respected international artist with extensive experience of the international music scene today. It is going to be really exciting to follow Zara’s ongoing music career. I wish her the best of luck, and I am convinced the she is going to achieve all her musical dreams and get to show her amazing artistry on the worlds biggest stages.”

Epic CEO Slvia Rhone, meanwhile, closes:  “Zara has been a cornerstone artist for Epic Records, and we are privileged and excited to be involved in the next chapter in her luscious career.”

 Currently featuring on Alesso’s latest single ‘Words’, Zara Larsson has just dropped her Spotify Singles cover of ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ in a pulsing rework produced by Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Georgia). Zara was also invited to attend the premiere of ABBA’s ‘Voyage’ residency at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ahead of Larsson’s European tour this summer and brand new music expected this autumn.

All women have superpowers. Wielding those superpowers, Zara Larsson provokes and pushes pop music and culture forward with empowered, enlightened, and energized anthems that soar and seduce all at once. With every move, she continues to quietly make history and break records. Her RIAA platinum-certified 2017 full-length, ‘So Good‘, notably stands out as the second-most-streamed debut on Spotify by a female artist ever. Zara’s growing catalogue boasts one smash after another, including the triple-platinum ‘Never Forget You‘ with MNEK, the platinum ‘Lush Life‘ and ‘Ain’t My Fault‘, as well as the unstoppable Clean Bandit collaboration ‘Symphony‘. Along the way, she has received various awards and honors at the Swedish Grammy Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, MTV EMAs, and even graced the stage of the Nobel Peace Prize concert. 2020’s second international album, ‘Poster Girl‘, featured breakout hits ‘Ruin My Life‘, and ‘Wow‘, and saw Zara make further strides towards Pop’s top table working alongside the likes of Max Martin and Young Thug. Launched entirely in lockdown, the project has surpassed 1 billion streams, seen Zara perform virtually for Roblox, and host a spectacular show in partnership with fellow Swedish icons Ikea on International Women’s Day, before playing a sold-out European arena tour“One of pop’s biggest and outspoken stars” (The Guardian). Currently featuring on Alesso’s new single ‘Words’, watch out for more on Zara Larsson coming soon. 

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TDE × Capital Records

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Capital Records join forces to represent the up-and-coming esteemed artist Deochii. Deochii is a rapper/singer/dancer/fashionista that has risen in the music industry since the release of her two EP’s ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go,’ and, ‘BRA-LESS.’ The Tampa-based artist, too, has amassed over 32 million Spotify streams on her hit single ‘Yucky Blucky Fruitcake.’

Regarding the new collaboration between labels, Deochii says, “The legacy of Capitol and TDE continues with me and my fans and the legacy of my music starts right here, right now.”

Founder of Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, raves about the cooperation, stating, “Top Dawg Entertainment is excited to partner with Capitol Records to provide a platform for Doechii to fulfill her artistic ambitions. Doechii’s energy is contagious and, together with Capitol, we’re committed to helping her share her gifts with the world.”

Michelle Jubelirer, Chair and CEO of Capital Music Group, recalls the star-quality that Deochii holds, stating, “The first time I heard Doechii’s music, I experienced that incredible chill-inducing feeling that I live for, as both a music executive and music.

“That feeling has only grown deeper as Ive gotten to know this amazing young artist and heard more of what she’s been creating in the studio. It’s a real honor to be partnering with Top Dawg and TDE as we work to introduce Doechii to audiences around the world and help her develop into the global superstar we know that shell become.”

The exciting news of the blend of these top record labels follows the release of Doechii’s first Top Dawg Entertainment track, ‘Persuasive ,’ produced by Kal Banks and executively produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

Rolling Stone raved about the new song, stating, “Persuasive is an ode to late nights and partying just a little too hard, with Doechii who has drawn comparisons to hip-hop visionaries like Missy Elliot deploying her signature flow.” Listen HERE.

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Kyle Banks – Bad Bih

Red Bull Records is thrilled to announce the latest artist to join its roster, rising R&B singer Kyle Banks. The West Coast crooner has established himself as a formidable new voice, previously collaborating with fellow LA artists such as Bino Rideaux, Cozz, and Kalan.. 

To commemorate his signing, Banks kicks off this new chapter with the release of his first label single, “Bad Bih.” Produced by GRAMMY Award-nominated duo Meez and LouieJi–known for their work off Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III–the single is laden with palpable charisma and slick swagger, opening with a smooth guitar riff and an infectious hook. 

“Kyle Banks lives his craft and brings exceptional talent to Red Bull Records. Our A&R team continues to identify groundbreaking talent as our Vice President, Charles “CB” Burks, believed in Kyle’s work and potential,” says Senior Vice President/Head of A&R, Kenny ‘Tick’ Salcido, of the signing. “With Kyle’s incredible production team, a great voice, and skill for writing authentic lyrics, we have a recipe for a career artist.”

“‘Bad Bih’ is about coming up with that one person who experiences you going from your lowest to your highest,” says Kyle Banks about his inspiration behind the track. “It’s a ‘rags to riches’ story, and being loyal makes you a bad B.”

Banks has also released the cinematic music video for “Bad Bih,” which draws from his own experiences of being Black in America. Directed by Blu, the video switches back and forth between intimate, sun-drenched scenes of Kyle and his love interest, juxtaposed in stark contrast against video and camera footage of Kyle as he’s pulled over by a police officer and subjected to harassment and racial profiling. 

About Kyle Banks

Rather than traffic in a pre-existing lane, Kyle Banks paves a path of his own, twisting up R&B with laidback West Coast bounce, unapologetic ambition, and show-stopping vocals. The Los Angeles native cinematically spins true underdog stories with no shortage of detail, allowing you to pull up alongside him. His independent debut single “Time Go” gained traction, and he opened for Phora’s Love Is Hell tour. In 2020, he lit up the game with his EP Green Light, and critical acclaim followed with RESPECT. Magazine dubbing him a “rising R&B star.” After independently amassing hundreds of thousands of streams and views, Banks signed to Red Bull Records in the wake of his success and is set to showcase his inimitable and irresistibly captivating style on a series of singles and a project debut later this year.

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ABRA × Playboi Carti – Unlock It

The dynamic Alt-R&B singer/producer ABRA announces that she has inked a recording deal with Bryan Leach’s Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. To coincide with the exciting news, ABRA released “Unlock It” featuring Playboi Carti, her first major label debut single. Click HERE to listen.  

Produced by ABRA and Boys Noize, “Unlock It” reunites the longtime friends for an addictive, repeat-worthy song that highlights her distinctive sound and adoration for retro sounding production and whimsical lyrics.

“‘Unlock It’ means so much to me for more reasons than I can count, and as someone very sentimental and nostalgic, it is truly a blessing to be able to unlock the next level of my career with a friend,” states ABRA. “I’ve always been so proud of what Carti’s been able to achieve and having the fortune of reuniting with him for this song specifically feels like a trophy to what the song is about—validation for the long winding journey it took to get here and makes me feel a little more at home in this crazy new world I’m about to step into!”

As an independent artist, ABRA has put in the work to build a solid foundation of praise and achievements, including being tapped by Bad Bunny directly to appear on “Sorry Papi” for his recent Billboard #1 debut album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo (“the collaboration that fits best on the album…” according to Rolling Stone). Her two EPs, Princess and Rose have created a loyal fanbase (with celebrity love from Ty Dolla $ign, Steve Lacy, Frank Ocean, G-Eazy, Solange and more), she has toured the world with acts such as Charlie XCX and performed at several major festivals in Europe and America. In 2019, ABRA’s song “Roses” was featured in a Revlon campaign and throughout 2020 her music has been used in Hulu and YouTube ads. In addition to her notoriety within the fashion industry, ABRA made her acting debut in the 2018 film Assassination Nation.

“Making music as an independent artist has been a lot of fun, but I’m excited to start this new chapter with a team to see how high this vision can really fly,” comments ABRA. “As they say, ‘if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.’ I’m looking forward to finally sharing more music and seeing where this path with Polo Grounds Music and RCA takes me.” 

Stay tuned for more news on ABRA as she prepares for the release of her debut album on Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records.

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Deadmau5 Partners with Extreme Music and UTA to Launch a Dance Music Label

Deadmau5 is a renowned Canadian disk jockey, musician, and producer whose official name is Joel Thomas Zimmerman. He is also known for his music label mau5trap, which he started in 2007. As part of the plan to expand his music empire, Deadmau5 has partnered with UTA and established Extreme Music to launch beathau5, a new music label focusing on producing dance music. The main target of the content is meant for advertisements, film, and TV industry. 

In the past, Deadmau5 has partnered with multiple companies and collaborated with different artists, including Rob Swire and Sofia Toufa. His previous works have earned him more than five Grammy Award nominations and numerous deals. For instance, he teamed up with Xbox to play PUBG. 

He also worked with Microgaming, a software provider, to produce a branded video slot currently available in various top online casino sites in South Africa such as Casino Lab. The UTA negotiated deal is meant to enable Deadmau5 to reach a wider audience while providing his fans with exclusive music content.

The core duty of the Sony Music library division, Extreme Music, is to help in the production and distribution of the libraries that the Beathau5 label will be producing during the partnership. Currently, Extreme Music is working with Junkie XL, among other artists aiding in different distribution levels. 

In Spring, Beathau5 will put out five albums that Deadmau5 will personally work on compiling the entire music library of the project. The albums will contain music from numerous Mau5trap artists, both established and new. In addition, each library will be certified for screens, and according to Deadmau5, TV and film industry will finally have unlimited access to unique electronic music sounds for any project they may have. This news comes amid news of new music releases from numerous other stars.  

Every album release will be accompanied by NTFs from an artist whom the parties are yet to mention. A statement released by Russell Emanuel, the CEO of Extreme Music, shows he is enthusiastic about the project. He also confirmed that Extreme Music company has worked with multiple electronic music artists, but they have never gone further to create a label which is a huge accomplishment. 

Additionally, the CEO mentioned that they are ready to find the right ears for the upcoming Beathau5 projects. On the other hand, Zimmerman confirmed that partnering with Extreme Music is the right move since it is the company that will play a major role in finding the right audience and market for the upcoming project. Recently, Deadmau5 and his label mau5trap have scored incredible deals, with artists such as Maison Ware scoring a deal with Spree, an on-screen production by Hulu.

Also, at the beginning of 2020, Zimmerman launched hau5trap. The record label is meant to produce house music exclusively to millions of fans across the globe. That was followed by a tech company called PIXELYNX which Zimmerman established alongside Richie Hawtin, an electronic music pioneer who goes by the stage name Plastikman. 

These achievements show Joel Thomas Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, will steer the new Beathau5 label in the right direction. Besides UTA, Deadmau5’s record label mau5trap is represented by Seven20 Entertainment, an international entertainment in Tech, Music, and Gaming, as well as LaPolt Law, P.C. However, Deadmau5 is given the rights to produce the creative content, whereas the other companies handle distribution.

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Mikey Lion – For The Love

Love—it’s one of the strongest and most universal connectors in our world. It’s also the driving force behind everything Mikey Lion does, from the music he crafts to the events he runs as the leader of Desert Hearts, to the circles he keeps. To honor this all-encompassing force, the artist today releases the full rendition of For The Love, his debut studio album, and the 100th release on Desert Hearts Records. A patchwork of nine tracks depicts Lion’s saga spanning from the day he discovered his true purpose, to the highs and lows of realizing it, and up to the present where he ponders on reaching the next chapter for himself and his community.

Before nurturing his brand and record label into the behemoth that it is today, a young Mikey Lion had been living with his parents and questioning the direction to take his life. Mesmeric album closer “Talking To The Trees” with its lush synth layers and gossamer vocals, sketches out how his path was revealed to him. During a fateful psychedelic trip, he was guided to spread love and community under the banner of House, Techno, and Love that fans know today. Desert Hearts was officially launched in 2012, and the rest is history.

Listen to For The Love here.

Elsewhere in For The Love, Lion reminisces on the moments and feelings that reaffirmed his direction. “When I’m With You,” a breezy vocal jam crafted alongside Lubelski and Jackson Englund, pays homage to blissful times spent with loved ones in and out of the rave. The peak time ready “Spot Freak” represents cheeky dancefloor moments with the crew via off-kilter synth effects, licks of acid, and hard-hitting percussion. “Above The Clouds,” which leads For The Love with dulcet melodies, is Lion’s interpretation of house music heaven—a feeling he seeks to emulate at each Desert Hearts event.

Trial arrived in Mikey’s journey in 2020, when the pandemic brought his and Desert Hearts’ momentum to a screeching halt. Written in minor key with tense buildups and heavy synthwork, “For The Love Of What” is the label head’s expression of this doubtful time, where existential crisis set in and he was left questioning what the point of it all was, and how the mission of spreading love would continue in the absence of shows.

Luckily, reprise was found within the dedicated community he built over the years. As Mikey led Desert Hearts into the virtual world, launching a TV station on Twitch, followers swiftly hopped on for the ride. He found himself reaching even more people across the globe with DH’s message of House Techno Love, receiving donations and pledges of support from across the globe, and interacting with the DH community on a virtual dancefloor. It was an affirmation of a different sort, but no less powerful, convincing him again that love and music would sustain him, regardless if the dancefloor was digital.

For The Love is ultimately a culmination of the triumphs and tribulations Mikey Lion has faced through the years since he first set out to bring the mantra of House, Techno, Love to a global scale—and is also a marker of an artist just beginning to step into his own sonically. Its timeless influences and multifaceted, yet polished sound design point to an artist who’s put in the work to master his craft. Through painstaking detail, instrumentation, and arrangement, Mikey manages to tell years’ worth of stories in just nine compositions.

At the end of the day, the lesson remains: community comes first always, and the decisions we make should be guided by, if not entirely, For The Love.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Signed by UTA

Leading global talent, entertainment and sports company UTA has signed entertainment icon Billy Ray Cyrus for worldwide representation in all areas. Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success that put him in the same company as Carlos Santana and Louis Armstrong, Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist.

Most recently, he celebrated the highest RIAA® 14x Diamond-certified song in recorded music history with Lil Nas X on the worldwide smash, “Old Town Road.”

When asked about his genre-bending approach to music, Cyrus recently shared, “My philosophy to making music is no limitations. No rules, no limits, no preconceived notions. Don’t try to think inside the box or outside the box, just think like there is no box.”

The critically and commercially acclaimed superstar has established himself as a household name across multiple areas of the entertainment landscape, including music, television, theater and more.

When one scopes out Cyrus’ trophy case, the awards are represented across all genres: GRAMMY® Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV VMA Moonmen, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Juno Awards, among many other accolades.

The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon and went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back-to-back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” His success continued with dozens more singles that redefined country music.

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2021 BREAKOUT ARTIST MORRAY

2021 BREAKOUT ARTIST MORRAY SIGNS TO INTERSCOPE RECORDS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOE SHALIZI’S PICK SIX RECORDS

Morray’s Hit Single “Quicksand” Surpasses 50 Million Views on YouTube “Big Decisions” And “Switched Up” Continue His Harmonic Rise

The wins continue in 2021 for North Carolina’s Morray. After achieving a stunning rise in notoriety thanks to his hit single “Quicksand,” the artist has officially signed to Interscope through music executive Moe Shalizi and his Pick Six label.

“Morray is an undeniable talent with an infectious energy,” says Interscope Geffen A&M CEO, John Janick. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Moe & his incredible team at Pick Six for what’s to come.”  Morray shares the same excitement noting, “It’s just so dope to be on a winning team with pic six and to add a powerhouse like interscope to the mix is just an amazing blessing.” Moe Shalizi adds, “There was so much synergy between our side and interscope that it just felt right, we are really excited to be working with John Janick and the rest of the team”

Since breaking through rap’s ceiling with the harmonious “Quicksand” in October 2020, Morray gained fans from all over hip-hop including Drake, fellow Fayetteville icon J. Cole and North Carolina native Da Baby. He also received a nod from Jay-Z when “Quicksand” was added to Jay’s “2020 Vision Under COVID-19” playlist. “We are very impressed with what Morray & Pick Six have been able to accomplish over the last year and are thrilled to be their partners on this journey,” expresses Nicole Wyskoarko, EVP/Co-Head of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M.

Soon after “Quicksand,” he released a series of four songs that fleshed out his complex backstory. On “Switched Up” and “Low Key,” he reflects his hardened past. On “Dreamland,” he remembers an impoverished childhood defined by crashing at motels and friends’ houses (“some carpet ‘cause it’s better than the pavement”) and holidays and birthdays gone by with no gifts. On “Big Decisions,” his first release of 2021, he ruminates on his responsibilities as a breadwinner for his family and a role model for his community.

Morray has found a significant audience on YouTube in particular—each song was released alongside a music video that eclipsed one million views within a matter of days. Born Morae Ruffin, Morray made his public singing debut at age 4, when his mother and grandmother called on him in church to bless the congregation with a rendition of his favorite song, “I Believe I Can Fly.” He would later serve as the lead singer of his church choir. He’s worked nearly every job imaginable just to make ends meet—from fast food to construction, calling centers and even driving uber until he found his voice in music. Through his honest and vivid storytelling and emotional recordings he began the process of creating his songbook that included “Quicksand.” The first time I heard Quicksand I knew Morray was a global superstar in the making,” says Baroline, VP of A&R at Interscope. “I’m excited for the world to get to know him and hear what he’s been working on.”

His songs are as honest as they are catchy. And though he’s become a hometown hero in Fayetteville, the deep sense of struggle he evokes in his music gives it a universal appeal. “I’m speaking for every person that has real emotions,” he said. “I’m speaking to everyone that has a heart. Every song that you hear from me is a real feeling. I want people to cry with me. I want people to grow with me. I want people to understand where we’ve come from, and that we can always make it out of everything.”  

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