Jenn Champion – “Coming For You” Video

Jenn Champion, formerly of S and Carissa’s Wierd, is releasing her first album under her new moniker in a few weeks. The sparkly pop pivot is named Single Rider and she’s shared two singles from it already, “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)” and “Time To Regulate.” … More » Source: :https://www.stereogum.com/2002431/jenn-champion-coming-for-you-video/video/

How To Promote Music Using Instagram Stories

_______________________ Guest post by Chelsea G. Ira from the TuneCore Blog Creating awareness for your music is a delicate balance between promotion, and authentic and genuine connection. On one hand, you need to wear the marketing hat – you need to be sharing your work and encouraging fans to support you in some way. And on…

Spotify Fans First Team Shares Interpol Success Story

Spotify details how artists are utilizing the streaming platform as a tool to reward their most devoted fans through their experimental Fans First team, which gives listener’s a chance to personally connect with their idols. _________________________ Guest post by Garrett Kamps from the Spotify for Artists blog. Spotify for Artists is a powerful free resource…

Kassin :: Relax / Domenico Lancellotti :: Asas

The beat goes on. Alexandre Kassin and Domenico Lancellotti came up in the middle of the last decade as members of the +2s (along with Moreno Veloso, son of Caetano). The trio’s leadership rotated so that each artist got a solo album (“plus two”), and all three records that came of the enterprise are well…

R+R=Now: Collagically Speaking

There’s a now-famous clip of the soul and jazz icon Nina Simone pleading with her peers to do more with their art. Her voice is declarative, her eyes full of vigor. “I choose to reflect the times and the situations in which I find myself,” Simone tells the interviewer. “How can you be an artist…

Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow

A recent tour supporting Hookworms pushed Virginia Wing over the edge. Frustrated by the progressive psychedelic band’s incongruously laddy crowds, the Manchester synth-pop duo performed the rest of their dates against a hot pink projection that read: “END RAPE CULTURE.” Unsurprisingly, Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay’s message made some audiences bristle even more than…

preview Cindy Lee’s MODEL EXPRESS cassette

Cindy Lee (née Pat Flegel of Women) announces new limited cassette only release MODEL EXPRESS, “a 40 minute compilation of lost hits, alternate versions and B-sides.” Edition of 100 gold tapes, out August 1st / no digital version. Watch a painfully short but very promising preview (that song at 2:14) below + pre-order the tape…

RIP: Jimmy Wopo, Pittsburgh rapper

From Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV: Up-and-coming Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo was shot and killed during a double drive-by shooting in the Hill District. […] From Jimmy Wopo’s manager, Taylor Maglin: More about: Jimmy Wopo Source: https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/rip-jimmy-wopo-pittsburgh-rapper?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt

XXXTentacion Shot To Death In Florida

Wow. After earlier reports that he had been attacked while simply out and enjoying himself, TMZ has reported that XXXTentacion has been murdered in South Florida today (june 18th). XXXTentacion, née Jahseh Onfroy, was shopping for motorcycles when — as he was leaving the dealer — a masked gunman ran up to his vehicle and…

Kurt Vile’s Brother “Jelloman” Gets A Documentary

Kurt Vile’s brother Paul is known around Philadelphia as “Jelloman,” an urban legend-sounding name coined in conjunction with his habit of making Jell-O shots and giving and selling them to bands and concert attendees. He also makes Jell-O artwork and merchandise and is a regular caller on The Best Show. And, as <a … More…

Did Kurt Ballou Start The Armed?

Buried towards the end of this highly informative and entertaining piece of investigative journalism on the origins of the mysterious Detroit-based metal collective The Armed, (written by MS contributor Snaximus) was the following paragraph taken from an email sent by Kurt Ballou, who has recorded all three of The Armed’s full length albums: “When I…

Jay-Z Named PUMA’s President of Basketball Operations

Another day, another big business move from Jay-Z. After several rumors, Puma has confirmed they are back in basketball. And for their first additions, they’ve signed top prospects DeAndre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), and Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech). On top of that, the global shoe and sportswear company has also announced that Jay-Z…

Miguel Announces ‘The Ascension Tour’ with DVSN

Miguel and DVSN are hitting the road. Fresh off wrapping his War & Leisure Tour in April, Mig Money is already planning another trip. And this time, he’s bringing along OVO Sound’s secret weapons for the ride. Kicking off August 23rd in Boston, The Ascension Tour will ride through Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and more,…

Survey Affirms Pervasive Sexual Harassment And Assault At Music Festivals

43% of all women under 40 have experienced unwanted sexual behavior at a UK music festival, according to a new survey by the Press Association. Anecdotal evidence puts the figure as high or higher in the U.S.  “We have struggled to find anyone with any definite statistics on this before now,” said Tracey Wise, founder of…

How To Submit Music To Radio Made Simple

_________________________ Guest post by D. Grant Smith of the Symphonic Blog Music submissions for radio can be simple or they can seem impossible. What’s your experience been? Whether you’re trying to get your music featured on the radio (FM or online) or on a music blog, podcast, playlist or other media outlet, most musicians run into…

Azambuja & Cia :: Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos

As Mychal Denzel Smith recently wrote of Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly, “The worst political music sounds political.” Similarly, the worst comic music sounds comic. All due respect to Weird Al, the exception to every rule of taste and success, but funny music is rarely funny, and it’s rarely musical. The success of Flight of the Conchords…

King Princess: Make My Bed EP

King Princess’ breakout single, “1950,” is about as close to perfect as a pop song can get. Like Lorde’s “Royals” or Mapei’s almost-hit “Don’t Wait,” it accomplishes a lot with a little: Sparse 808 drums, sentimental piano, and hazy guitars bubble as they build to a timeless torch-song chorus. “I’ll wait for you, I’ll pray/I…

Don Cherry: Home Boy, Sister Out

Think of a trumpet player. A jazz musician. Think of someone who broke boundaries with ease, who innovated so effortlessly it’s hard to imagine music didn’t always sound that way, the way they played. Think about restless reinvention, relentless forward momentum. Think about making a stone classic in your youth and never pausing to revisit…

Cardi B & Offset Cover Rolling Stone

A Hip-Hop Love Story. With their child on the way, Cardi B and Offset grace the cover of Rolling Stone just in time for Father’s Day. Shot by Ruben Afandor, the front page finds the Migo, dressed in a red velvet suit, kissing Cardi’s baby bump. “I guess it was too much to ask to…

Nicky Romero Pays Tribute To Avicii At Ultra Singapore

Going on nearly two months since Avicii’s death, his absence is still clearly felt as many DJs continue to pay tribute to him at festivals and local shows. One DJ who has continually paid tribute is Nicky Romero, who plays out an unreleased track from Avicii and Coldplay’s Chris Martin entitled “Heaven.” It’s a fitting…