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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Soundtrack

Republic Records, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, have announced that they will release the Official Soundtrack Album for Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse on December 14, 2018. The film opens in theaters nationwide the same day.

Multi-platinum, chart-dominating artists Post Malone & Swae Lee are on the first single from the upcoming soundtrack, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”. The single re-teams Post & Swae Lee after the two joined forces for “Spoil My Night” from the year’s biggest multi-platinum album, beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records].

Watch the video for “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” HERE

Get “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” HERE

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Republic Records have teamed up for the first time to create a contemporary musical companion for the upcoming feature film. The two camps worked closely to create a soundtrack in support of the multi-cultural protagonist of the film, Miles Morales. The music from the soundtrack will span multiple genres including Hip Hop, Latin and Pop and look to portray what a teen like Miles is listening to across the country.

From the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, comes Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse, a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.  Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman from a screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman and story by Phil Lord, the producers are Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Christina Steinberg.

“Post and Swae have delivered a song that’s both heroic and emotional, which is exactly what a Spider-Man story needs.  It’s anthemic, but also heartfelt — the perfect soundtrack for Miles to discover the Spider-Man inside himself,” said Spring Aspers, Head of Music, Creative Affairs Worldwide for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.

City Morgue Shares “Hell or High Water”

CITY MORGUE shares their new mixtape titled “Hell or High Water” via Republic Records and Hikari Ultra. Listen HERE.

The melding of Rock and Rap is a concept that’s existed within the underbelly of music for decades, yet few have done what City Morgue is doing. “Hell or High Water” will continue the movement that two have forged, with more tracks that reach a wider audience. “Downer, “is rooted in melody with an ambiguous title as Zilla is straight edge, while Sos is the exact opposite. Songs like “Grave Hop” and “P.T.S.D.” continue along that similar vein, while “Lamborghini Getaway” and “Snow On The Bluff” turn a corner into mainstream. It’s an experience anyone can appreciate and shows what happens when two worlds meet to form an entirely new planet. Check out City Morgue new Mass Appeal Documentary. We enter the world of ZillaKami and SosMula, the rap duo known for their blown-out bass, abrasive vocals, and nightmare-ish visuals you can’t look away from. We met up with the group to learn about the broad range of influences on their sound, how the two linked up, and their motivations to create without limits. – “Mass Appeal

Bibi Bourelly “Writer’s Song”

Def Jam Recordings artist Bibi Bourelly, who reigns as one of today’s most talked-about performers and in-demand songwriters, returns to the front line with a new track and video released today, “Writer’s Song.” The track will be included on Bibi’s upcoming project, details to be announced in the weeks ahead.

Writer’s Song” is the first new music from Bibi Bourelly since Boy (In Studio) (August 2017), a 4-song EP of live studio recordings that delved into boy/relationships through the prism of Bibi’s life, in and out of the spotlight.  With each track, she shared anecdotes and insights.  Fans were treated to a preview of the live EP format during Bibi’s summer festival dates at Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Osheaga, Austin City Limits, Voodoo, Music Midtown, and other markets.

Bibi, whose career-defining single “Ego” reached Top 5 on the Spotify Viral 50, and on 12 independent country charts including the U.S. (at #3), Canada (#7), and the UK (#9), was the subject of a memorable page 1 Arts profile in the New York Times in May 2016. She continued to dominate the conversation with her song “Ballin” which charted at #12 in urban radio followed by TV appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show with James Corden, the BET Awards, as well as features in major magazines such asInterview, Elle, Glamour, Billboard, Essence, The Fader, and many more. The video for “Ego,” filmed in Berlin, has surpassed over 2 millionYouTube views to date and “Ballin” video has surpassed over 2.4 millionYouTube views to date.

Niykee Heaton EP “Starting Over”

Niykee Heaton returns with a new, three-song EP, Starting Over (Capitol Records), which – as the title suggests – marks a turning point for the young Chicago-born artist. Recorded with such producers as Charlie Handsome (Post Malone, Mac Miller, Young Thug), the EP’s hypnotic, sophisticated sound is perfectly suited to Niykee’s intimate lyrics. Download /stream Starting Over HERE.

Amid soulful guitar tones and smoldering R&B grooves, the emotional title track/lead single underscores the realization that a fresh start isn’t possible without putting an end to a relationship that’s been one long loop of break-ups and make-ups.

“Most of the time I sing in a sort of growl, but I wanted to make ‘Starting Over’ a full-on power ballad,” says Niykee. “I really pushed the boundaries of what I usually do and sang it in a totally different way.”

In the past, Niykee was quick to accept the blame, as she details in the dreamy slow-burner  “Bad Guy.” “It has been a theme in my life – accepting the role of being the bad guy, just because it makes it easier for other people,” she explains.

While “Bad Guy” unfolds with a heartfelt intensity, laying the song down made Niykee realize that she had finally moved on from that role. Recording the song was so cathartic, she decided to make a last-minute change to the name of the EP, originally titled Bad Guy. By naming it Starting Over, Niykee has marked a new era in her music and life, one that’s defined by true vulnerability and self-love.

She penned her first song at age 5 and soon discovered that music offered an escape from the difficulties she faced in childhood, including bullying at school, being taught to hate herself, abuse and the loss of an older sibling. Not long after teaching herself to play guitar – and giving herself vocal training by singing along to a Diana Ross greatest-hits CD – Niykee began creating her own material and posting covers on YouTube. Her acoustic rendition of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” wound up on WorldstarHipHop, and instantly drew interest from a host of record labels.

Niykee made her major label debut with the single “Bad Intentions,” which has since been certified Gold by the RIAA. Migos’ remix of the track appeared on her mixtape, The Bedroom Tour Playlist. Success has not made her immune to adversity, but she’s found a way to cope.

“When I feel like something might break me, it keeps me going to remind myself why I started making music in the first place – just remembering all the girls out there who had tough childhoods, too, and relate to what I’ve been through,” says Niykee. “I want to keep writing songs for those girls, so that they know that someone else understands exactly what they’re feeling.”

Track Listing – Starting Over
1. Mascara
2. Bad Guy
3. Starting Over

Marc E. Bassy Drops “Postmodern Depression”

Bay-area pop/R&B powerhouse Marc E. Bassy returns today with his new five-song EP, Postmodern Depression, which features lead single “Love Her Too” with fellow Bay-area rapper G-Eazy.

Of the song, Bassy says “‘Love Her Too’ was that end of the session jam that turned into a real song—it was me waking the guys up and convincing them this last jam of the day was something special.” He continues, “Postmodern Depression is me battling with culture. It’s about trying to grow up in a scene that glorifies the opposite of what it is to be a wholesome individual. It’s about me always coming back to music and being forever saved by songwriting.”

Singer, songwriter and producer Marc E. Bassy made waves with his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Groovy People EP. Among a tracklisting of hits such as “Morning” and “Dirty Water,” it vaulted “You & Me” [feat. G-Eazy] onto the Billboard Hot 100 as the track generated 260 million-plus Spotify streams and achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA within two years. Hot on its heels, he dropped his first full-length, Gossip Columns, and landed yet another smash in the form of “Plot Twist” featuring Kyle. In the album’s wake, he co-headlined the Bebe & Bassy Tour alongside Bebe Rexha and launched his Gossip Columns Tour, selling out venues coast to coast. Along the way, the artist received widespread praise from Billboard, Complex, Hypebeast, XXL, Hot New Hip Hop, The FADER, Spin and many more. Positioned for pop supremacy with his forthcoming second full-length set for 2019, Bassy’s rise to the top is just beginning.

Phantoms and Vanessa Hudgens “Lay With Me” Music Video

Los Angeles-based electronic duo Phantoms (aka Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola), alongside superstar actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, release the official music video for new single “Lay With Me” today.  The music video is inspired by the history of friendship between Phantoms and Vanessa, giving a wink to the TV/Film phenomenon, High School Musical.

Watch HERE. Listen HERE.

“Being that we all grew up acting in Disney shows, we wanted to pay homage to our past” Phantoms talk about the “Lay With Me” music video, “When we sat down with Vanessa to brainstorm ideas for the video, we knew that this idea was something both our fans and Disney fans alike would be excited to see. It represents us all growing up and moving on, but still remembering where we came from. Directed by The Dads, they did an amazing job of bringing our vision to life and making it really funny as well. We are super proud of how it turned out.”

In the past year, Phantoms have topped the charts with their single “Just A Feeling” [feat. VÉRITÉ] from the duo’s self-titled debut, Phantoms out via Casablanca/Republic Records.  “Just A Feeling” clinched the #1 spot on the Sirius/XM BPM Top 20 Countdown for over eight weeks and shattered the previous record in the process. It closed out 2017 as #1 on the Countdown and BPM’s “Breaker of the Year.” The single held the #1 spot at Dance Radio for 4 straight weeks in addition to peaking at #1 on the iTunes Top Electronic Songs Chart and clearing over 3 million Spotify streams.  This summer, Phantoms played Firefly Festival, Electric Forest, and Billboard Hot 100 Festival.  Applauded by NPR, Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, and more, Phantoms have cemented their status as electronic music’s hottest live act.

Conan Gray “Generation Why”

Today, buzzing 19-year-old bedroom pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray shares his new single and music video for “Generation Why” via new partnership with Republic Records.  Listen HERE.  Watch HERE.

Backed by sweeping electronic-tinged production, Gray serves up a millennial call-to-arms swathed in hashtaggable double entendre and clever hooks. The music video translates this lyrical vision to life with a visual narrative befitting of his expansive vision.

Conan instantly SOLD OUT his debut headline tour, kicking off October 28 Houston, TX before rolling through major markets coast-to-coast and closing out on November 20 in New York, NY. Check out the full itinerary below.

Additionally, he will unveil his debut Sunset Season EP later this Fall.

Armed with nothing more than Garageband and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp, Conan Gray rose out of the small-town community of Georgetown, TX to widespread fan praise in 2017.  An ode to his humble beginnings, Conan’s debut single “Idle Town” clocked 10 million-plus YouTube views and 13 million-plus Spotify streams in under a year as he earned acclaim with a massive online following, and landed a deal with Republic Records. Joining forces with producer Dan Nigro [Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira], he crafted the Sunset Season EP introduced by undeniable lead single “Generation Why.”

Her Returns With “Neighborhood”

Today, Her unveils the live video for “Neighborhood” filmed at Studio La Fabrique in Paris—watch and share HERE! The video, directed by Rodrigue Huart, is part of the upcoming film “Are You Still Here” set for release this November.

“Neighborhood” is taken from Her’s critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album released earlier this year, which also features the band’s hit tracks, “We Choose,” “On & On” (feat. AnnenMayKantereit & Roméo Elvis) and “Icarus.” Listen to Her here.

While still in school, the half-German Victor Solf and the French Simon Carpentier met in 2007, bonded like long lost brothers, started making music together equally informed by old school soul a la Otis Redding and post-Yeezus hip-hop and formed Her in 2015. Success followed as the breakout “Five Minutes” soundtracked Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign and eventually generated over 12 million Spotify streams. The duo released a pair of EPs Her Tape #1 and Her Tape #2, spawning fan favorites such as “Quite Like,” “Union,” “Her” and amassing over 20 million cumulative Spotify streams. Merging artfully seductive and provocative visuals and dreamy newer wave pop with a jazz undercurrent, the boys crisscrossed the globe in support of the EPs, including making waves stateside. In the middle of it all, unbeknownst to anyone but those closest to him, Simon lost a long, quiet and arduous battle with cancer in August 2017. With his friend’s spirit always close by, Victor worked on what would become the duo’s 2018 major label full-length debut, Her [Republic Records].

Duke Dumont “Runway”

GRAMMY-Nominated DJ and producer Duke Dumont has delivered a new club anthem “Runway,” a dynamic showcase of the Brit’s production prowess. Rumbling its way across club floors worldwide today, “Runway” is available for streaming and purchase via Astralwerks HERE.

Blessed with a thumping bassline, and high-energy synth stabs, the track uses classic samples from Robbie Tronco’s “Runway as a House” and “Walk 4 Me,” and follows Duke’s previous single “Inhale,” and massive 2017 Gorgon City collaboration “Real Life” – a soundtrack to the Ibiza summer season.

“Runway” marks the 5th release in his ‘For Club Play Only’ series, a range of tracks focusing on delivering huge club-ready floorfillers across the globe and is released on Duke’s own Blasé Boys Club label.

A true global superstar, Duke Dumont has amassed over 1 billion combined streams across his flurry of platinum-selling releases to date, scoring huge success with his platinum-selling UK number #1 singles “Need U (100%)” and “I Got U.”

Recently playing Creamfields, and a number of Ibiza shows, including appearances at Pacha’s ‘Paris By Night’ and ‘Tuesdays on Mars’ residencies, the release of “Runway” arrives on the eve of the UK producer’s eagerly anticipated headline set at San Diego’s CRSSD Festival, and his upcoming Australia performances this coming winter.

Phantoms And Vanessa Hudgens Release “Lay With Me”

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based electronic duo Phantoms (aka Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola) release their anticipated new single “Lay With Me” featuring superstar actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens today via Casablanca/Republic Records.  Listen HERE.

“Making this song was such a serendipitous experience.” Phantoms discuss the making of the single, “We grew up with Vanessa then weirdly ran into her at the airport last year and talked about working on music at some point. Then a few months later we got in the studio and recorded this song. It was a cool way to reconnect since the last time we all hung out we were around 16 years old. So happy this song is finally out, it’s one of our favorites.”

Vanessa Hudgens adds, “I’m so excited for this song and music video. I loved being in the studio again working with phantoms. Crazy we reconnected all these years later and got to create something we’re all very proud of.”

Phantoms announce a string of North American Tour dates that kicked off this month in Brooklyn and continues with stops around Los Angeles, Orlando, and Washington D.C. through the end of the year. Tour includes key winter festival events, including Escape Psycho Circus, Contact, and others to be announced soon. See below for the duos tour itinerary.  Stay tuned for additional dates and tickets HERE.

In the past year, Phantoms have topped the charts with their single “Just A Feeling” [feat. VÉRITÉ] from the duo’s self-titled debut, Phantoms out via Casablanca/Republic Records.  “Just A Feeling” clinched the #1 spot on the Sirius/XM BPM Top 20 Countdown for over eight weeks and shattered the previous record in the process. It closed out 2017 as #1 on the Countdown and BPM’s “Breaker of the Year.” The single held the #1 spot at Dance Radio for 4 straight weeks in addition to peaking at #1 on the iTunes Top Electronic Songs Chart and clearing over 3 million Spotify streams.  This summer, Phantoms played Firefly Festival, Electric Forest, and Billboard Hot 100 Festival.  Applauded by NPR, Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, and more, Phantoms have cemented their status as electronic music’s hottest live act.