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Command Sisters I like it visual

Command Sisters – I Like It

Today, the powerhouse duo Command Sisters, comprised of Charlotte [vocals, keys] and Sarah Command [guitar, vocals], release the music video for their single “I Like It” via 21 Entertainment/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada.

WATCH THE “I LIKE IT” VIDEO HERE!

Filmed before social distancing measures were in effect, the video plays off the sisters’ unique aesthetic, focusing on the color red with a mind-bending visual capture of their distinct sound, style, and talent. “I Like It” was recorded in Los Angeles by award-winning producer Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Weezer, Blink 182, Neon Trees).

“I Like It” follows the duo’s debut single, “I Can Do What I Want To,” released in May. Watch the official video, which was personally shot, styled and directed in the band’s apartment during quarantine and filmed D.I.Y. on an iPhone HERE.

Stay tuned for more news coming from Command Sisters soon!

About Command Sisters

Command Sisters—Charlotte and Sarah Command—wield the power to turn popular culture red, the color being a signature feature of a finely-crafted image. After playing together since childhood, the siblings honed on a distinct sound and style that has brought them to what you get today. Sarah drew on a lifelong love of shred gods, such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Orianthi, as Charlotte nodded to the songcraft of Sia and The Weeknd, cultivating a sharp signature sound steeped in mind-blowing musicality and tight hooks. Their sense of style got just as loud with a crimson take on high fashion. This careful presentation turned heads. Not only did they perform across the United States and Canada, but they attracted partners such as Martin Guitars, PRS Guitars, Marshall Amps, MAC Cosmetics, and Boss/Roland, to name a few. Additionally, they cultivated a fervent social media following through consistently eye-popping posts. Mind you, they impressively did all of this without one official release. After inking a deal with 21 Entertainment, Universal Music Canada, and Republic Records, Command Sisters are primed for a bold breakthrough with their 2020 singles “I Can Do What I Want To” and “I Like It.”

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Bad Child x “Candy”

BAD CHILD SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE, “CANDY” TRACK FEATURED ON THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR NETFLIX FILM, TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU

Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD unveils the energetically charged music video for his latest single, “Candy”, released earlier this year via Capitol Records stateside alongside 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada and Virgin Records in the UK: WATCH HERE. BAD CHILD’s creativity shines throughout the video with the use of his crafted drawings intertwined with psychedelic overlay effects and bright neon lights. The spirited video expresses his authenticity and bold energy, leaving everyone watching with the urge to dance. On the new music video, BAD CHILD notes: “I wanted to work on something interdisciplinary and I found it was a perfect medium to explore animation. Like the song I wanted to create a truly multimedia experience.” “Candy” was included as part of the tracklisting of the original soundtrack for the Netflix film, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the sequel to the most-watched Netflix film of 2018 – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. BAD CHILD appears on the soundtrack as the only Canadian artist with other songs by Chaz Cardigan, Marina, Sofi Tukker and more. Listen to the original soundtrack HERE. The “Candy” music video arrives as follow up to the latest BAD CHILD project, “I”, released in February. Presented as a couplet of two tracks; “Candy” and “Behave”, “I” is the first installment of a series of new releases over the course of the year. Listen to “I” HERE BAD CHILD’s eccentric music and unique vision landed him on the festival circuit last summer playing some of the world’s most prestigious line ups including; Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Osheaga. This year is no different as he gears up to join grandson for four Canadian shows in Toronto Montreal and Kingston then heads out with German recording artist NoMBe for 32 dates across North America. See full list of upcoming shows below.

BAD CHILD is an artist looking to come to terms with his childhood and his upbringing. After losing his mother at a young age and dealing with heartbreak, he sought refuge from the world in music. Since then he’s been breaking new ground with his genre-bending and distinguished sound palette. Last year, he released his debut EP Sign Up and became one of Canada’s most exciting exports; profiled in Wonderland Magazine, Complex, HillyDilly, Sidewalk Hustle, Atwood Magazine and the Toronto Star. BAD CHILD’s first radio single “Breathing Fire” peaked at top five on alternative radio in Canada plus he has been nominated for 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize alongside Dilly Dally, grandson and Kaytranda and was recently chosen as one of 33 artists selected for the Music Video Production (MVP) Project sponsored by RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

BAD CHILD UPCOMING SHOWS
03/28 – Toronto, ON (The Danforth Music Hall+)
03/29 – Toronto, ON (The Danforth Music Hall+)
03/30 – Montreal, QC (Club Soda+)
04/01 – Kingston, ON (The Ale House+)
04/21 – Tucson, AX (191 Toole*)
04/22 – Phoenix, AZ (Valley Bar*)
04/23 Las Vegas, NV (Bunkhouse Saloon*)
04/24 – Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court*)
04/25 – Denver, CO (Marquis Theater*)
04/27 – Santa Fe, NM (Meow Wolf*)
04/30 – Dallas, TX (HOB Dallas Cambridge Room*)
05/01 – Austin, TX (Antone’s*)
05/02 – Houston, TX (House of Blues Houston*)
05/03 – New Orleans, LA (House of Blues*)
05/05 – Orlando, FL (The Abbey*)
05/06 – Fort Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room*)
05/08 – Atlanta, GA (Aisle 5*)
05/09 – Nashville, TN (The Basement East*)
05/12 – Philadelphia, PA (The Fillmore Philadelphia*)
05/13 – Washington, DC (Songbyrd Music House*)
05/15 – New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom*)
05/16 – Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall*)
05/19 – Montreal, QC (Le Belmont*)
05/20 – Toronto, ON (The Velvet Underground*)
05/22 – Detroit, MI (Saint Andrew’s Hall*)
05/23 – Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall*)
05/24 – Saint Paul, MN (Amsterdam Bar and Hall*)
05/27 – Seattle, WA (The Crocodile*)
05/28 – Vancouver, BC (Venue Nightclub*)
05/29 – Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre*)
05/30 – Boise, ID (Neurolux*)
06/01 – Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium*)
06/02 – San Francisco, CA (August Hall*)
06/04 – Santa Barbara, CA (Soho Restaurant & Music Club*)
06/05 – San Diego, CA (Music Box*)
06/06 – Los Angeles, CA (The Belasco Theatre*)
+ Support for grandson *Support for NoMBe

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BÜLOW, republic records, 360 MAGAZINE

BÜLOW – Boys Will Be Boys

Today, award winning and multi-platinum selling artist bülow unveils the official music video for “Boys Will Be Boys” from her latest body of work, an EP titled, The Contender via Wax Records /Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Watch the official music video HERE.  Listen to The Contender HERE.
 
“I love creating with people that have a unique eye.” bülow comments on the making of the video, “The process needs to be fun, so being inspired by each other’s work is important, and I found that with James [director James DeFina].”
 
“Boys Will Be Boys” is the first single off The Contender EP, written by the JUNO Award winning artist and produced by Michael Wise [Ellie Goulding, James Blunt]. The brand new EP follows Crystalline released earlier this year.

About bülow
German-born and Toronto-based pop-iconoclast, bülow, first burst onto the music scene with the release of EPs Damaged Vol. 1 & Damaged Vol. 2, each instantly resonating with critics and new fans alike.  Damaged Vol. 1 included fan favorite and global hit “Not A Love Song” which earned praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes).  Damaged Vol. 2 included “You & Jennifer, “Honor Roll,” and buzzworthy “SAD AND BORED,” praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” As well as HillyDilly calling her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.” Since then, bülow made a splash on the international festival circuit, appearing at both the Electric Picnic and Reading Leeds festivals in Europe, as well as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and SXSW in North America. 2019 has been a busy year, with bülow accepting her first JUNO Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, joining The Chainsmokers as a feature on “Do You Mean” with Ty Dolla Sign, performing on The Today Show, and releasing two EPs, Crystalline and The Contender.  Most recently, bülow has been on the road with Lauv during the Asian and North American legs of his how I’m feeling Tour.  Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey, her accomplishments stand tall as an impressive flag-bearer of things to come.
 
Tour Dates
November 22, 2019 – London, ON – London Music Hall

November 26, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – The Studio at First Ontario Concert Hall

November 27, 2019 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

bülow Releases “Get Stupid” Music Video

Award winning and multi-platinum pop iconoclast bülow has released a music video for her new single, “Get Stupid,” today via Wax Records /Republic Records/Universal Music Canada.
 
Watch the video for “Get Stupid” HERE.
 
The track is off the JUNO Award winner’s latest EP Crystalline released earlier this year and was produced by Mike Wise, who produced several songs on the EP. When discussing the accompanying video for the song whose concept was envisioned by the singer herself, bülow commented, “When I was younger, I wanted to be an inventor, to create things. I think everybody strives for the feeling of self importance, trying to find their ways to be remembered. My character created a flying device, it didn’t work out, but that wasn’t the end.”
 
The German-born Toronto-based artist, who made a name for herself with the smash hit, “Not A Love Song,” is set to take the stage at multiple festivals this summer including the iconic Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga in Montreal, Canada. This summer’s festival run follows bülow’s SXSW,  Bonnaroo and Bunbury Music Festival debuts earlier this year. In addition to finding success through her own musical endeavors bülow appears on the GRAMMY Award winning duo The Chainsmokers latest single, “Do You Mean,” and performed the track on The Today Show in New York City’s famed Rockefeller Plaza in June of this year. And while bülow’s summer is packed with festival performances, the singer-songwriter has no plans of stopping as she’ll be re-joining Lauv’s tour this fall after supporting the singers tour dates in Asia earlier this year.   

Johnny Orlando’s Debut EP

Johnny Orlando Announces Debut EP, TEENAGE FEVER, Plots Headlining North American Tour &

Drops Dreamy New Single “SLEEP”

Singer-songwriter and fan favorite Johnny Orlando shows no sign of slowing down. Set to share his first solid musical statement in the form of his debut EP, Teenage Fever, out March 15, followed by a headlining North American tour this spring, the recent JUNO-Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year also drops his dreamy new single, Sleep today.

Tickets for the Teenage Fever Tour are on sale February 18 at johnnyorlandomusic.com. To pre-order Teenage Fever, click here. See full track listing below.

Sleep”, co-written by Orlando, his sister Darian and Swedish collaborators Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie) and Hampus Lindvall (Zara Larsson), is the second single from Johnny’s upcoming debut EP. The pop Swedish-influenced song about living in the moment and not wanting that moment to end showcases Johnny’s maturing sound and songwriting skills.

“We wrote ‘Sleep’ for anyone who’s ever experienced that feeling of never wanting to be apart from someone who you love to spend time with. I felt that it was a very real and relatable thing that people experience at some point in their adolescence,” said Johnny. “Linnea first came up with the concept for ‘Sleep’ – it’s almost like there’s a word for it in Swedish, or it’s a common feeling, that we don’t really think about in English, and that’s why I think it’s so unique.”

Out March 15, Teenage Fever marks Orlando’s biggest release since signing with Universal Music Canada and Island Records. Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, Orlando levels up his take on pop. The EP highlights his ever-evolving songwriting skills as he co-writes all six tracks with his sister, Darian Orlando, and a range of acclaimed collaborators including Mike Wise (bülow, Dvbbs, RALPH), Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie), Nick Ruth (Ryan Tedder), Jordon Manswell (Daniel Caesar) and Matthew Burnett (Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar). The EP also features previously released single, “Last Summer” which sits at over 17.3 million global streams (and growing) across all platforms.

“I’m very excited and so grateful that I have this opportunity to share my debut EP,” added Johnny. “‘Teenage Fever’, represents those experiences and feelings all teenagers have while trying to navigate their high school years. It tells the story of my journey, and I hope it will give people a more personal insight into my life and experiences. We spent about a year making this project and it means so much to me. I worked with so many cool people with different backgrounds and from different places, which gives it a lot of character and makes every song unique. I’m so happy to share new music with fans and hope they love it as much as I do – I can’t wait to see the reaction live on tour!”  

Stay tuned for much more to come from Johnny Orlando at johnnyorlandomusic.com.

Teenage Fever Track Listing:

  1. Sleep
  2. Last Summer
  3. Piece of My Heart
  4. Deep Down
  5. Waste My Time
  6. Why

TEENAGE FEVER TOUR DATES:

4/29/2019     Chicago, IL  – Park West

4/30/2019     Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

5/2/2019       Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

5/3/2019       Montréal, QC –  Corona Theatre

5/5/2019       Boston, MA –  Paradise Rock Club

5/6/2019       Philadelphia, PA – The Theatre of Living Arts

5/7/2019       New York, NY – Playstation Theater

5/8/2019       Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

5/10/2019     Charlotte, NC – The Underground

5/11/2019     Orlando, FL Plaza Live

5/13/2019     Houston, TX House of Blues

5/14/2019     Dallas, TX – House of Blues

5/16/2019     Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre  

5/17/2019     Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theatre

5/18/2019     San Francisco, CA – August Hall

5/20/2019     Portland, OR – Holocene

5/21/2019     Seattle, WA – Neumos

5/22/2019     Vancouver, BC – Rio Theatre

 

Emerging Artist Malachi

EMERGING YOUNG ARTIST MALACHI RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “RIGHT NOW”

LISTEN TO “RIGHT NOW”

21-year-old rising artist, MALACHI released his debut single, “Right Now” today via 21 Entertainment/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The catchy new track acts as the perfect introduction for Malachi, showcasing the young Toronto-based artist’s smooth vocals and impressive range.

Malachi grew up surrounded by music, from watching his Trinidadian father’s reggae music career to absorbing the sounds of his mother’s favourite artists like Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child, music was always part of his environment. He began actively participating in music when his grandmother had him join her church’s gospel choir at the young age of 4. It was clear from a young age that Malachi was destined to have a musical journey.

Spending the last three years in the studio, Malachi took his songwriting, arranging and vocal work to the next level, readying for the right moment to release the outpouring of their creativity. Stay tuned for much more from this young artist in the year ahead.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MALACHI

Chantz Brewer

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Jazz Cartier New Single

Juno Award-winning critically acclaimed rapper Jazz Cartier shares his new single GODFLOWER. It’s available at all digital retailers via Universal Music Canada/Capitol Records.

Get it HERE.

Speaking to his panoramic vision, an intriguing concept drives the record. He comments, The driving force of Fleurever is duality whether it’s battling the balances of love and money, risks and rewards, right and wrong, or living and dying. I shed a lot of old layers in order to grow new wings.

A tastemaker favorite, XXL placed him at #1 on its Canadian Artists You Should Know, Noisey crowned him, one of the leaders of a new wave of hip-hop, and Billboard wrote, Jazz Cartier reigns from the Canadian capital. In a review of How Did I Get This Deep? Pitchfork claimed, Jazz Cartier has been tipped as the next big rapper out of Toronto, and if the lead single from his forthcoming Fleurever mixtape offers any indication, he may have finally arrived.