SONY MUSIC AND THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE KICK OFF GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF THRILLER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NYC IMMERSIVE EVENT
THRILLER 40, THE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 18.
On the heels of the 40th anniversary of Thriller, Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have partnered to celebrate the record-setting cultural phenomenon with global immersive fan events. Each room features specific track-focused experiences, interactive elements, social and photo opportunities, and more.
Crews and photographers are permitted with proper credentials.
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2022 – Sunday, November 20, 2022
WHERE: Center415 415 5th Avenue Between E37th and E38th Street New York, NY 10016
Rich The Kid is back with the release of his new single and video “Motion” – listen here / watch here. Over a hypnotizing, melodic beat, Rich spits bars and punctuates his return to music. Directed by DREWFILMEDIT, the visual captures Rich in motion during his daily life. Talking about the new single Rich states, “If you not having ‘Motion’ you have nothing.” The latest drop also comes alongside the announcement of his signing to RCA Records.
Born in Queens, New York, Rich found himself immersed in the street rap scene, particularly the escalating beef between Jay-Z and Nas. At just nine years old, Rich was taken by their slick wordplay. New York may have given him his penchant for lyrics, but Atlanta gave him his swag, as he was bound for the South at 11 and started listening to artists like T.I. and Outkast thanks to his uncle. Rich started creating his own music and promoted it through social media, but in order to double down on getting his songs played, he networked heavily and built relationships to get his music heard. In March of 2018, he cut the intoxicating track “New Freezer,” Kendrick Lamar hopped on the track shortly thereafter and a star was born. The double platinum track was followed by the triple platinum colossal single “Plug Walk” later in 2018. The World Is Yours album debuted that same year, followed by The World Is Yours 2 in 2019. In March of 2020, he dropped Boss Man just as the pandemic leaned in, boasting collaborations with the likes of Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and several others. “The pandemic allowed me to get my mojo back and build a body of work,” Rich explains. “The next album I’m releasing is from songs I’ve recorded through quarantine up until now.”
For Rich, his motion also includes spreading his wings, as he’s gearing up to release music exploring different genres, collaborating with new artists and more. The motion won’t stop from here.
Check out “Motion” and stay tuned for more coming from Rich The Kid.
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.
CAPTAIN KIRK DOUGLAS UNVEILS HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM ‘NEW UNKNOWN’
Captain Kirk Douglas is one of the hardest-working guitarists in music today. Today, longtime guitarist for The Roots, Captain Kirk Douglas, releases his second full-length solo albumNew Unknown under the artist name Hundred Watt Heart. Listen to New UnknownHERE
Recorded over the course of the pandemic in his Long Island childhood home, New Unknown captures both the uncharted territory Kirk enters as a soloist and the unforeseeable impact of the pandemic on our society at large. The album’s focal track, Land of Look Beyond, is a psychedelia-tinged devotional to mother nature and the importance of returning to one of its roots. In the song it is the chorus, he reflects, Time has flown // All that’s been experienced Has caused us to bloom.
“New Unknown is a sonic culmination of many steps taken during a time when most avenues in our collective lives were closed, Kirk says of the album. Each step involved taking action by reaching into myself or reaching out to another human being and every outcome inspired me to take another action and then another. The result is a creation of organic rock music delivered with power and grace. It brought me a lot of joy and I want to share that with whoever it may resonate with.”
New Unknown captures Kirk its introspective spirit and highlights hispowerful presence as a frontman in his own right. Previously released singles, like We Can Be One, featuring a simmering beat and boisterous horn section, received tremendous praise. American Songwriter called the single soul-shaking, while WXPN raved, we can be assured [the album is] something to look forward to. Meanwhile, the rock-forward single, Over The Ocean, was called a terrific display of Douglas’s riff-writing talent by Guitar World. Similarly, his latest meditative release, Breathe In, was championed by mxdwn which called it a track full of introspection.
Audiences worldwide recognize Captain Kirk Douglas is scorching singular style as a six-string powerhouse. Joining The Roots back in 2003, he has supplied guitar and background vocals for a series of critically acclaimed Top 10 albums on the Billboard Top 200, including The Tipping Point , Game Theory, Rising Down , How I Got Over, and Wake Up! with John Legend. The latter garnered a pair of GRAMMY Awards, namely Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for Hang On In There. In addition, his guitar powered The Roots tastemaker-approved, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin in 2014. Between countless sold-out live shows, he holds down guitar duties for the band nightly on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also notably forces with Gibson Guitars to release his own signature SG model. Inciting widespread applause, Guitar Player has celebrated Kirkis blazing fretboard work, and American Songwriter noted, His wild, bending solos careen off the staccato, precise drum fills from the group is leader and drummer, Questlove. Recorded at Electric Ladyland Studios, he dropped his debut Turbulent Times under the moniker Hundred Watt Heart. Of the latter, Rolling Stone applauded his melodies that range from contemplative, blues-tipped and soulful to raw and raucous.
ANNOUNCES 2023 UK AND EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR THE AMELIA TOUR.
TICKETS ON SALE STARTING OCTOBER 20
Breakout singer-songwriter MimiWebb announces that her highly-anticipated debut album Amelia will be released on March 3, 2023, via EPIC Records. Amelia is available for pre-order now.
“Announcing my first ever album is such an important moment in my career that honestly, sometimes I wasn’t even sure would happen. But after 3 years of hard work, I just can’t wait to share this body of work with all of you who have helped me get to where I am today,” Mimi shares. “The album is named Amelia, my full first name, as there are two sides of me that I want people to get to know. There’s Amelia, the girl from the UK countryside who loves to be at home with her family, friends, and dogs; and Mimi, the pop artist who loves to be up on stage traveling the world. It was important for me to capture this duality with songs written for both of those girls, and I’m excited for you all to get to know them!”
The news comes on the heels of the album’s lead single, “Ghost of You,” released last Friday – listen HERE. The power-pop track was met with critical acclaim as Consequence of Sound praised, “’Ghost of You’ taps into early-2000s energy authentically… to achieve a transcendent quality to both the song and music video.” “Ghost of You” was produced by Stuart Price and RISC. The song was accompanied by its aptly aesthetic music video, directed by Fa and Fon Watkins, which made its broadcast premiere across MTV channels. Watch HERE.
Additionally, Mimi has announced The Amelia Tour, the 2023 headline tour will make stops across Europe and the UK following the release of her debut album. The 30-date tour will kick off on March 11 in Madrid, Spain at Shoko continuing with stops in Berlin, Oslo, Paris, Manchester and more before concluding on April 24 in London, UK at O2 Academy Brixton.
PRESALE: Fans in the UK and Ireland have the opportunity to get first access to tickets on Tuesday October 18 at 9am local time by pre-ordering the debut album at mimiwebb.com. Spotify Fan First presale begins Wednesday, October 19 at 9am local time.
TICKETS: Tickets will go on sale starting Thursday, October 20 at 9am local time at mimiwebb.com.
Mimi is currently on her first ever North American headline tour, which saw her perform to a sold-out Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night. The tour follows a massive summer for UK-based emerging artist, which saw her perform at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in London, numerous festivals such as Capital FM’s Summertime Ball, Isle of Wight Festival, and Montreux Jazz Festival, and joined as support for Justin Bieber in Norway and Finland.
In just two years the rising star has racked up over 730 million global streams to date, and multiple hit tracks including “House on Fire” and “Good Without.” She has garnered praise from the likes of British Vogue, Rolling Stone, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Billboard, and has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and ELLEN. Mimi shows no signs of slowing down as she gears up for the release of her debut album.
2023 THE AMELIA TOUR DATES:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
O2 City Hall
Guild of Students
O2 Victoria Warehouse
O2 Academy Brixton
ABOUT MIMIWEBB Mimi Webb projects a voice as magnetic, massive, and magical as her personality. As “the girl next door” with a hell of vocal range, she’s quick to laugh, will let you know precisely what’s on her mind, and isn’t afraid to be heard. Originally hailing from the UK town of Canterbury, the pop singer and songwriter turns up the volume on every emotion with skyscraping runs and open-heart honesty.
Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Emelie Sandé, and Sam Smith, she started writing songs of her own at 13-years-old in diaries before eventually learning guitar. Around the same time, she enrolled in The BRIT School—known for alumni such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, and more. Three years later, she left home, moved in with a host family, and attended the prestigious BIMM [British Institute of Modern Music]. In 2019, she landed management, and inked a deal with EPIC Records, followed by the release of her debut single “Before I Go” in 2020.
In a whirlwind two years, Mimi released her debut EP Seven Shades of Heartbreak (October 2021), amassed an international following with multiple hit tracks such as “House on Fire,” and “Good Without,” and became the first British female artist, since Dua Lipa in 2017, to land two singles in the UK Top 15 before her debut album. She has surpassed 730 million global streams to date and toured across the world- performing at festivals such as Capital FM’s Summertime Ball, Isle of Wight Festival, and Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as her own headline tours. Mimi has garnered critical acclaim from the likes of British Vogue, Rolling Stone, Harper’s BAZAAR, Billboard, and CLASH, and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and ELLEN. Mimi’s highly anticipated debut album, Amelia will be released on March 3, 2023.
Fifth full-length album from Death Metal act ABSENTATION is out now!
Watch ABSTENTION-Reflections (Official Stream Album) Death Metal by clicking HERE
ABSENTATION was formed in 2003 in Damascus/Syria and released their debut EP, Death Chapter in 2005. The band entered the studio in 2007 and released their first full length, Mental Battle Resurrection, via ADP Records. In 2008 ABSENTATION prepared to record a follow up full length, but only released two singles as Syria was torn apart by war (The black rite & La Pacta Daemonum) the black rite song got Killer lyrics in Noisecreep. After a long time suffering from the war, Salah relocated to Germany and decided to continue making music. He entered the studio to record a new full length Titled (Ascending to Desolate) the album finished and released in February 2018, it was a pure old school death metal.
Then ABSENTATION wrote a new album (the Intellectual Darkness) and released in January 2019 via Darzamadicus records, the album gained good reviews and end up on one of best 15 death metal albums in 2019 on one of lists, then Salah decided to shift the music into more complexity and to use 7 string for the next album, he wrote (Antimatter Rites) which released in 1st March 2020 via Darzamadicus records. The album is technical brutal death metal and gained until now good reviews like 9/10 on metal temple reviews and others. In 2022 Salah collaborated with the Drummer Marco Pitruzzella aka (Lord Marco) the drummer of (Rings of Saturn-Six Feet Under-Sleep Terror) to release the upcoming album Reflections on 9-9-2022
One of the Latin music industry’s most prolific and versatile groups, Piso 21, unites with regional Mexican singer and songwriter, Carín León, for the release of their latest song, “Que Triste”. The song and its official music video are available to stream on all digital platforms today.
Intentionally crafted to create the perfect fusion between two very different worlds of music, this newest hit pushes past creative barriers as Piso 21 makes a meticulous decision to produce something that further solidifies their versatility as artists. A play of references, the meaning of “Que Triste” is evident in its ties to its melancholic and wistful melodies over a slower tempo. Molded perfectly to highlight the essence of all of the artists, Piso 21’s dynamic and multifaceted vocals intertwine seamlessly with Carín León’s rhythmic and signature vocalization as they weave a story of the sadness that comes with not being valued by their female protagonists as she walks out of their lives.
In the video, directed by Juan Felipe Zuleta, we find ourselves on an intimate journey as the main protagonist, Manu Fajardo, embodies the raw and heartfelt emotions brought forth by “Que Triste” through an emotional and isolated performance. The video sees Piso 21 and Carín León perform their verses throughout a series of snippets, effortlessly capturing the essence and story behind the song.
The debut of “Que Triste” comes at an exciting time for Piso 21 as they get ready to take the stage at the 2022 Latin Billboard Awards. The supergroup was also nominated at this year’s Latin Billboard Awards under the “Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group” category. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Watsco Centerin Miami, FL on Thursday, September 29 at 7pm EST on Telemundo.
“Que Triste” follows in the footsteps of their current hit, “Los Cachos,” alongside Manuel Turizo. “Los Cachos” sees Piso 21 and Turizo join forces again for the first time since their 2018 classic, “Dejala Que Vuelva,” which remains a career-defining hit single for both artists. To date, “Los Cachos” has garnered over 60 million combined streams and over 24 million views on YouTube.
Piso 21 has continuously delivered hit after hit this year – after the release of their multi-platinum 2021 album, El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Perreo, they have released a steady stream of singles and features with Blessd, Ovy On The Drums, Santa Fe Klan, Dimelo Flow, Boza, Mau y Ricky, Prince Royce, Gerardo Ortiz, Khea, amongst others. Currently, Piso 21 is on the road touring internationally through LATAM and beyond as they gear up for the highly anticipated release of their album, “777.”
Anuel releases new single and music video Brother. The artist breaks down musical barriers and experiments with different sounds.
Anuel, one of the great leaders of Latin music, releases his new single Brother a song that promises to surprise the urban genre industry with its masterful fusion of Spanish, Trap, and alternative music. The song and its music video are now available on all digital platforms.
Anuel is an integral artist, composer, and successful businessman who is unquestionably one of the great references to Latin music. The singer, who has long been associated with the urban genre, now presents a new theme that combines Latin Trap, alternative music, and R&B sounds. This innovative rhythm fusion featured production from Hydemiyabi, Dim Cruz, and EQ, as well as lyrics about personal and emotional empowerment.
“Brother” debuts with its official music video, which was shot in the historic city of Madrid, Spain, by Conteni2 Media Group and directed by Anuel himself in collaboration with Tru Views.
“I am very happy with the outcome of this video; it is exciting to work as a director on my own music videos.” “I hope my fans enjoy this production and listen to this rhythm fusion that combines the best of two worlds,” Anuel said.
In addition to representing the lifestyle of a music star like Anuel, the audiovisual piece is full of bright colors, gold, European architecture, and a lot of “bling bling.”
Colombian rising powerhouse twins, Laura and Lucia, better known as Las Villa are releasing a fun and contagious single titled, “Amor y Sal” under Warner Music Latina. The single and its official music video are now available on all digital platforms.
“Amor y Sal” was written by Las Villa, Luis Salazar and Essa Gante, and produced by Luis Salazar and Andy Clay and tells the overall story of what the process is like and the frustration one experiences when seeking true love as it can be a bit bitter and at times sweet. The lyrics for this single are not only based on a personal story but also from a spectator’s viewpoint as this situation is experienced by millions at all times.
“Amor y Sal” is a song that basically talks about love stories in general, seeing how these are formed and eventually disappear, suddenly they emerge and then they are shipwrecked. The song talks about the frustration of realizing from the beginning that it wasn’t going to work out and that it always ends up falling apart halfway,” commented Las Villa in reference to the single.
The music video, directed by Diego Ante and shot in the city of Bogota, takes place mostly inside a train, narrating from an imaginary world the different stops which symbolize the stages that life presents us with and the people we meet during those stages.
“The video tells the story of this every day that is happening in parallel and happens to many people where we live in a constant movement and meet many people and learn different from many people, where we fall in love and fall out of love,” said Las Villa about the music video.
Recently, Las Villa were one of the main acts Spotify’s first all-female festival in Colombia, EQUAL Festival. Laura and Lucia’s return to the stage after the pandemic was epic. For their comeback they invited Luis Jimenez from Lagos to sing their smash hit “Cuerno”. Of course, “Nadita” and “Balada para Perrear” were part of their tracklist, giving an unforgettable show to their fans who did not stop singing their songs throughout the show.
Undoubtedly, Las Villa have stolen the hearts of their fans and will continue to do so with the new music that is expected soon under Warner Music Latina.
One of the music industry’s leading artists and rap virtuosos, Myke Towers, once again exhibits his masterful versatility as a global artist with the release of “Luces de Neón.” The song is available to stream on all digital platforms today.
“Luces de Neón” sees Myke bring his powerhouse lyrical dexterity that has established him as one of this generation’s most dominant and noted singer-songwriters. On the track, a captivating synth-heavy melody lays the foundation for the identity of the song as it intertwines with a hypnotic and enticing reggaeton beat. Mesmerized by his female protagonist in this lustful tale, Towers confesses his strong desires through the lines of his steamy wordplay.
Having recently wrapped up a month-long tour through Europe with most of the venues completely sold out and crowds that consisted of over 30,000 plus fans in attendance, the prolific performer is also in preparations to make history with three upcoming sold out shows at the emblematic Coliseo de Puerto Rico. Towers’ long awaited homecoming run will take place on September 16, 17, and 18.
Earlier in the year, Towers celebrated a tremendous win at the 2022 ASCAP Latin Music Awards, where he was recognized with the special 2022 ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year award for his triple-platinum single “Bandido,” his contribution to Sebastián Yatra’s chart-topping “Pareja del Año,” and other songs with artists including Jay Wheeler, Wisin, Los Legendarios, MTZ and Rauw Alejandro.
His legacy is further cemented by the success of albums such as “Easy Money Baby” (2020), “Lyke Mike” (released in April 2021), his EP “Para Mi Ex” which featured his hit track “Bandido” alongside Juhn, reaching the No.1 spot on Billboard’s US Latin Airplay charts. His album “Lyke Mike” was recognized in both Complex and Billboard’s “Best Album of 2021” lists. Towers ended 2021 on a high note with the release of his single “Experimento,” off of his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album. The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter also premiered his track “Almas Gemelas” to fans across the globe with an unforgettable performance at the 2021 Premios Juventud Awards. Adding to his international appeal, the multi-platinum selling artist also became the first lifestyle ambassador to sign a global deal with PUMA Motorsport to focus on streetwear and car culture.
Currently, Myke Towers is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album which is slated for release this year.