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Dreamville Take Over At NBA All Star Weekend

DREAMVILLE TAKES OVER NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND

Exclusive Merch Pop Up, Secret Brunch & “Overtime” Showcase

Feb 15 – 17th in Charlotte, NC

J Cole To Perform at Official All Star Half-Time Show

Back on home turf, J Cole’s Dreamville collective are taking over NBA All Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.The artists who made noise at the top of the year with the legendary Dreamville sessions, are banding together again for one weekend with a series of activations including a weekend long pop up shop featuring exclusive limited edition merchandise, a Dreamville brunch and a showcase featuring Dreamville acts (and special surprise guests) taking place after the All Star game. Fans might expect a preview of what’s to come from the upcoming Dreamville Revenge of The Dreamers III compilation project.

QUIN Releases Song With 6LACK

QUIN Releases New Single “Mushroom Chocolate” feat. 6LACK – LISTEN HERE

Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1

NEW EP LUCID OUT SOON!

READ BILLBOARD INTERVIEW ON SIGNING TO INTERSCOPE HERE

Just in time for Valentines Day, Los Angeles native and creative chanteuse QUIN has today premiered a new loved up single; “Mushroom Chocolate” featuring artist 6LACK. The dulcet tones of both artists play off the shimmering R&B beat – produced by Chuck Inglish – which is fast becoming a signature for QUIN on her quest to crafting her “fantasy soul” lane. The song is off QUIN’s upcoming EP, LUCID, which will be out this Spring officially on Interscope Records; who the singer/songwriter announced her label deal with recently. Read the full signing story with Billboard HERE.

Speaking to the song’s inspiration, QUIN says “‘Mushroom Chocolate’ is the classic tale of a hard loving crush, the beginning of meeting your match, and how we all be acting a little brand new about it.” 6LACK adds: “The song was already perfect without me, but being able to add to it was like filling in the easiest blank. She gave you every word you needed to feel good about love and I’m just a familiar voice in a brand new setting.” The song debuted today as Zane Lowe’s “World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and can be listened to across DSPs here.

ABOUT QUIN

California native QUIN is making all the right moves to establish herself as one of music’s next breakout stars. With the release of her two previous EPs GALACTICA and DREAMGIRL; her third EP LUCID, is another strong step in her quest to carve out out a lane in the industry with her unique fantasy soul sound–a term coined by the singer/songwriter herself.  Her creative style and songwriting skills are already paying dividends: her first single “Sticky Situation” with Syd from The Internet has already surpassed 1,700,000 streams on Spotify and she has recently been featured on Miguel’s “War and Leisure”and G-Eazy’s “When It’s Dark Out”. A truly multidimensional talent, QUIN is also enjoying a successful modeling career with Wilhelmina Models that has included appearances in ad campaigns from GAP, Jordan Brand, Missguided, and more.  Performing with Mos Def and as a featured act at Smokin’ Grooves Festival alongside the likes of Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Jhene Aiko will catapult her career to new heights this summer.

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Bernard Jabs Drops New Song

DEF JAM’S UNDISPUTED 17-YEAR-OLD PHENOM BERNARD JABS DROPS NEW SONG “STICKS”

LISTEN HERE

JABS WILL BE FEATURED IN DEF JAM’S UNDISPUTED COMPILATION, OUT MARCH 8TH!

Best New Artists of 2018

“Thousands of rappers have spent the past few years experimenting with two-minute, adrenaline rush-style tracks, but Georgia’s Bernard Jabs already seems to have perfected them.” – Pigeons & Planes

20 Rappers To Watch In 2019

“Bernard’s penchant for infectiously fun melodies, breezy beats, and deceptively layered bars will catch on in no time.” – COMPLEX

“Bernard Jabs is the coolest high schooler in the world… With one of the most intriguing voices in the rap game, he makes nearly any flow or cadence sound cool.” – Elevator

ABOUT BERNARD JABS

In an era where there seems to be a side-story of viral fame or leveraging online connections to rise to the top, 17-year-old high school student Bernard Jabs has carved his budding career out from pure authenticity. In Bernard Jabs’ first uploaded track, Gotta Get It, there is the obvious sound of his younger teenage voice, but within that sound is also the raw skill Bernard holds. His ability to channel the charisma of the music he grew up on and blend it with more current rap trends keeps Bernard circulating as one of the brightest new talents of a generation.

Growing up in Tifton, Georgia during part of the height of Southern rap, Bernard gravitated towards the star power of Lil Wayne. After seeing Wayne in the music video for “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Bernard was entranced in the lifestyle – the cars, the girls, the money, the confidence. Bernard Jabs took to the culture surrounding southern rap and used that history to guide him towards the future.

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Monica Martin Releases New Single

MONICA MARTIN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “PATIENT”

LISTEN HERE

“(Monica Martin) examines the cruelty of denial and staying in a broken relationship.” – NPR

[Of “Thoughtless”] “a low-key and ultra-cool track” – NYLON

“She is definitely One To Watch.” – Idolator

“Martin is both evocative and sinfully infectious to listen to.” – EARMILK

“[“Cruel” is] a promising first solo step for an already established indie-pop voice.” – Ones To Watch

Today, Chicago-born and Los Angeles-based songstress Monica Martin releases her new single “Patient” via Republic Records.

Get it HERE!

“Patient” exclusively premiered on Consequence of Sound, who said, “The track finds the former PHOX frontwoman trying to find strength in pushing a loved one away while pop piano melodies sadly sway under constantly building alt-folk orchestration.” The song, produced by Jon Green (James Bay, Paloma Faith) and featuring noteworthy musician Ian Fitchuk (producer of Kacey Musgraves’ Grammy Award-winning album Golden Hour), marries acoustic guitars and steady beats. Blurring the lines between pop, alternative and folk, the lyrics evoke an emotional plea, “You’re going to have to be patient with me.” “Patient” follows her previously released singles “Thoughtless” and “Cruel.”

Of the track Monica Martin notes, “We all are on respective journeys to unpack mental baggage and needing to create that space while in a relationship can be really tough…especially when someone wants to feel needed, you can be perpetually soothed, and while that feels great and all, that limits you from forging healthy mental pathways for yourself. ‘Patient’ is a song asking for space; I want to be my best so my relationship isn’t about co-dependence.”

Kicking off what promises to be a breakout year, Monica continues to attract widespread critical praise. The 405 recently praised her “songwriting that’s undeniably truthful,” meanwhile, Flaunt claimed, “Her bewitched alto resonance sets a mood while lyrics document her inner confusions from past and present relationships.”

Monica Martin has bewitched listeners everywhere with a quirky and quixotic take on pop since 2012. She fronted PHOX as the group became an indie phenomenon whose resume included prime festival spots and late-night television appearances. She joined forces with Jeremy Larson of Violents in 2017 to release Awake And Pretty Much Sober and relocated to Los Angeles to begin work on her own project later that year. She has attracted acclaim from NPR, The New York Times, Consequence of Sound and more. Her debut single, “Cruel,” produced by notable British producer Eg White (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith), set the stage for more music in 2019.

LISTEN TO “PATIENT” HERE

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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.

Baby Goth Releases EP “Baby Goth”

Today, Baby Goth released her self-titled debut EP, BABY GOTH via Republic Records. The 7 track EP features the previously released tracks “Swimming” [ft. Trippie Redd and Lil Xan] and “Mary” as well as new tracks like “Sugar” [ft. Wiz Khalifa] and “Ride or Die”. See the full tracklisting below.
 
Baby Goth Tracklisitng: 
1. Ride or Die
2. Swimming [ft. Trippie Redd & Lil Xan]
3. Gleamy
4. Mary
5. Sugar [ft. Wiz Khalifa]
6. Haze
7. Smooth [ft. Blitzedoffleah]

Baby also recently released the video for “Mary”, check out the video HERE

Baby will head out on tour with buzzing artist Kodie Shane for a string of dates, check out the full routing below.

KODIE SHANE TOUR DATES:

2/24/19            Los Angeles, CA        

The Echo

2/26/19            San Francisco, CA    

Cafe du Nord

2/28/19            Atlanta, GA                

Aisle 5

3/1/19              Charlotte, NC              Neighborhood Theatre

3/2/19              Washington, DC         Songbyrd

3/3/19              Philadelphia, PA         Voltage Lounge

3/5/19              New York, NY             SOB’s

3/7/19              Allston, MA                 Great Scott

3/9/19              Toronto, ON               

The Drake Underground

3/10/19            Cleveland, OH             House of Blues – Cambridge Room

3/11/19            Detroit, MI                   Shelter

3/13/19            Chicago, IL                  Reggies Music Joint

3/17/19            Dallas, TX                   House of Blues – Cambridge Room

3/20/19            Houston, TX                House Of Blues Bronze Peacock

blackbear Releases “1 SIDED LOVE”

 blackbear releases a new single — “1 SIDED LOVE” — today via all digital retailers. An official video for the song is coming soon.

Listen to “1 SIDED LOVE” HERE

Written and produced by blackbear, Joe Kirkland (Dua Lipa), and Jurek, “1 SIDED LOVE” is the first track to be released from the singer, songwriter, and producer’s upcoming new album, ANONYMOUS, which will be released by Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records on April 26.

Blackbear ended 2018 with a sold-out show at the Palladium in Los Angeles. He spent much of last year in the studio working on ANONYMOUS, which follows 2017’s cybersex. Born Matthew Musto, blackbear put out three independent albums (2015’s Deadroses and Help and 2017’s digital druglord) prior to cybersex. In addition, he released a self-titled album with his hip-hop duo mansionz in early 2017. Featured on the certified Gold digital druglord, “do re mi” became blackbear’s first single to crack the Billboard Hot 100; the track has since gone double platinum. A remix of “do re mi” featuring Gucci Mane was released in July 2017, and reached No. 5 at Rhythmic and No. 26 at Top 40 radio. Meanwhile, its video has racked up more than 101 million views on YouTube. 

 

NETSKY Releases “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore”

Today, award-winning globally renowned electronic music producer NETSKY releases the brand-new single “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore” ft. Bazzi & Lil Wayne via Republic Records and Casablanca Records.

Listen HERE.

About the release, NETSKY said, “As soon as I heard Bazzi’s topline I knew it was special. We ended up doing a few different versions of the song before we found the production that felt perfect. It turns out it had always been a dream of both of ours to work with Lil Wayne and we couldn’t think of anyone we’d rather have to jump on the track and complete the song. I’m excited for the world to hear what we’ve done together.”

“I Don’t Even Know You Anymore” is the third installment from forthcoming Palmtrees & Powerlines, the two-part project that explores both NETSKY’s magnetic brand of pop music (on Palmtrees) and his genre-bending innovation as a creator of club tracks (on Powerlines).  Each song from Palmtrees & Powerlines will find a place within one of these two worlds NETSKY has built.  “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore” continues to build upon Palmtrees, alongside the previously released “Téquila Limonada” feat. A.CHAL.  While last fall NETSKY released “Ice Cold” with David Guetta, which finds its home in Powerlines.

NETSKY closed out an exciting 2018 by releasing Abbot Kinney EP, which featured five new songs with collaborations from Stargate and 1991, as well as features from KyleToulouse, and Jozzy.

Stay tuned for more to come from Palmtrees & Powerlines.

Rita Ora Live Performance

VEVO AND RITA ORA RELEASE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “LET YOU LOVE ME

Vevo announces the release of Rita Ora‘s live performance of “Let You Love Me.” Born in Pristina, Kosovo but raised in London, Rita Ora made her first official appearance in 2007 when she guested on Craig David’s single “Awkward.” In 2009, Ora signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and hit 2012’s #1 spot with her debut solo single “R.I.P.” Later that year, she released her debut album, simply titled “Ora”, which went straight to #1 on the UK album charts. Following a collaboration with Charlie XCX, Cardi B, and Bebe Rexha on “Girls,” Ora released her sophomore album Phoenix, featuring the single “Let You Love Me” in November of 2018. The “bittersweet club anthem” (Idolator), “Let You Love Me” broke British chart history for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. Catch Rita Ora live throughout 2019 on her world tour, and keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at youtube.com/vevo .

Casper Mágico: one of the brand new nominees

The Puerto Rican performer is fortunate to have multiple nominations at the most important awards ceremony of Latin music: Billboard Awards 2019.

As for the art of “magic”, fame, international recognition and respect for a growing and competitive music industry, knocked on the door of Casper Mágico after his collaboration in the remix of the song “Te Bote”, where he shares verses with the “creme de la creme” of the urban genre: Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, Darell and Nio García “The song Te Bote is and always will be a super special chapter in my artistic career, as well as collaborating with great exponents of the genre, it gave me the opportunity to get closer to the audience through my music,” said Casper.

The song “Te bote remix” became an anthem of Latin music throughout the year 2018. To date, it has the astonishing amount of more than 1.6 billion visits, and the number continues to increase daily. Thanks to the international “smash” of this “catchy” song, Casper will say “present” for the first time on Billboard Awards night to Latin music, and his name will stand out not only in one, but in six different categories: “Hot Latin Song”,

Song of the Year / Hot Latin Song of the Year “Te Boté””Hot Latin Song”, Vocal

Collaboration of the Year / Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event “Te Boté”Song of the

Year, Airplay / Airplay Song of the Year “Te Boté”Song of the Year, Digital / Digital Song of

the Year “Te Boté”Song of the Year, Streaming / Streaming Song of the Year “Te Boté”Song

“Latin Rhythm” of the Year / Latin Rhythm Song of the Year “Te Boté The Billboard Latin

Music Awards gala will be televised from Las Vegas, Nevada on Telemundo, on Thursday, April 25.