MARSHMELLO + TYGA + CHRIS BROWN RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “LIGHT IT UP”
Download / Stream “Light It Up” HERE
View Official Video Here
With the new single “Light It Up,” Marshmello brings Tyga and Chris Brown back together for the first time since their 2016 track, “Rumorz.” The three artists wrote the infectious new party anthem together. Released today by Astralwerks, “Light It Up” is available for download / streaming HERE. The official video was unveiled today in a YouTube Premiere, and saw its broadcast premiere on BET Jams and BET Hip Hop. Rolling up to the club in the custom Marshmello truck made by RDB LA, Marshmello, Tyga and Chris Brown proceed to light up a boring birthday celebration with an electrifying performance and a bling-laden cake. The clip was directed by Arrad, who has helmed previous videos for Tyga and Brown. View “Light It Up” HERE.
Marshmello has been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top Dance/Electronic Artist and for his massive hit with Bastille, “Happier” Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song. With nearly 10 million adjusted singles sold, “Happier” is his biggest track to date. Marshmello has continued his remarkable run with singles featuring Roddy Ricch, CHVRCHES, Pritam and SVDDEN DEATH plus an EP with San Francisco Bay Area rappers SOB x RBE, Roll the Dice, which was released earlier this month.
Marshmello’s star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Bastille, Selena Gomez, Migos, Khalid, Logic and more, Marshmello has clocked a staggering 2+ billion streams across Spotify alone and with over 40 million monthly listeners on the platform, he’s the fourth most streamed artist in the world on Spotify. His smash single “Happier” with Bastille topped the charts around the world, with cumulative streams nearing one billion. Certified Platinum in the U.S., “Happier” held the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s BDS and Mediabase/Top 40 Radio Airplay chart. The song also topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming chart and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart. His hit “FRIENDS” with Anne-Marie peaked at #2 at Pop radio and spent over 25 weeks on the Top 40 Charts. Certified double Platinum in the U.S. and U.K. and certified triple Platinum in Canada, “FRIENDS” ranked #1 on both iTunes and Shazam’s worldwide charts, with over 500 million overall streams. 2017’s “Wolves” ft. Selena Gomez peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and #5 at Top 40 radio, and Marshmello himself ranked #4 overall on Billboard’s 2018 Dance List.
Marshmello made headlines recently when he partnered with Epic Games to throw the first ever in-game concert, inside Fortnite. The groundbreaking event drew millions of excited players who tuned in to watch the live concert at Pleasant Park, within the game. The Verge described it as an “unprecedented moment in gaming” and Forbes called it “a triumph.”
Recently featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” issue, the world-renowned DJ / producer has won numerous awards, including two iHeartRadio Music Awards, an American Music Award and an MTV EMA Award.
Tyga is an RIAA-certified Platinum rapper who remains a hip-hop fixture with his dedicated and growing following of millions across social media. What sets Tyga apart is his authentic and statement-heavy music. His seventh studio album, KYOTO, detailed the transformation of Tyga’s style, giving listeners an “808s and Heartbreak” vibe, speaking on relatable topics of relationships and breakups.
His chart-topping history includes 31 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and sales of 638K albums, 12.2 million digital songs and 1.4 billion on-demand streams. His RIAA-Certified accomplishments include the 4x Platinum hits “Rack City” and “Taste” (feat. Offset), the 2x Platinum “Faded” and five additional Gold records.
ABOUT CHRIS BROWN
Chris Brown, a consummate entertainer who has shifted the climate of R&B culture since his 2005 debut, has sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide and has surpassed over 10 billion audio streams across digital outlets to date. Brown has won more than 125 awards, including a GRAMMY for his album F.A.M.E. in 2011. He has amassed over 7.5 billion YouTube views including over 40 music videos that each have more than 100 million views, earning him the title of male artist with the most Vevo certified videos ever and Diamond status from the streaming platform.
A chart-topping force, Brown has made more Billboard Hot 100 entries since the start of his career than any contemporary male singer alive to date, spending 160 consecutive weeks charting on the Hot 100. His last album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon, has been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify and has been certified 2x Platinum. The album spent more than a year on the Billboard 200.
Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.
Marshmellow + Bastille, Happier; Out Now.
Download/Stream “Happier”; HERE
View Lyric Video HERE
Today, DJ/Producer Marshmellow; and British band Bastille unveiled the new single “Happier”; By turns poignant and exhilarating, “Happier”; (Astralwerks) acknowledges the uncomfortable truth that loving someone sometimes requires we step aside so they can find happiness. Bastille frontman Dan Smith penned the song with Steve Mac (Ed Sheehan, Liam Payne, P!nk).
We wrote “Happier” last year and thought it would be great as a collaboration; explains Dan Smith. We had a lot of fun working on it with Marshmellow, who managed to find joy in the melancholy. It’s always good to step into somebody else’s world for a minute.
Marshmellow; is re-defining today’s music industry, one hit after another. With the last year’s worth of chart topping singles featuring collaborations with the likes of Selena Gomez, Migos, Khalid, Logic and more, the artist has clocked a staggering 2+ billion streams across Spotify alone with over 40 million monthly listeners, cementing him as the platform’s #4 Most Streamed Artist in the World.
He continued his global takeover with the summer smash “FRIENDS” with Anne-Marie. Certified platinum in the US and UK and certified triple platinum in Canada, “FRIENDS”; ranked #1 on both iTunes and Shazam; worldwide charts, with over 500 million overall streams. The single climbed to #2 at Pop radio. 2017 “Wolves” ft. Selena Gomez peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and #5 at top 40 radio. The same year Marshmellow released his hit “Silence” ft. Khalid, which is nominated for “Best Dance” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Marshmellow; himself is ranked #4 overall on Billboard’s 2018 Dance List.
Most recently, Marshmellow released his highly anticipated sophomore album Joytime II, which debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s top dance/electronic chart upon release last month. The album follows 2016’s Joytime which landed him in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Dance/ Electronic Albums, with his track “Alone” propelling his monumental success with over 110 million Spotify plays and over 1 billion views on YouTube making it certified Platinum in only one year.
Bastille is fresh off the #1 Alternative radio hit “Quarter Past Midnight,” which is the band’s third single to top the Media base chart. Tickets for the band’s September 24 show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles go on sale today at 10:00 AM PT.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as Brit pop’s new crown princes, Bastille was introduced internationally with the single “Pomepeii,” which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone. Th band comprising Dan Smith, keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist/guitarist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris Wood; has sold upwards of 15 million adjusted singles and six million adjusted albums. Cumulative streams across all platforms exceed three billion. Since winning British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT’s, Bastille has earned GRAMMY, AMA, and MTV Europe Awards nominations. The band’s “World Gone Mad,” was the lead single from the soundtrack for the 2017 Netflix film, Bright. Starting Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the film is one of the site’s most streamed programs ever.
Bastille’s new single, is an escapist anthem with breakbeats and drum & feels loosely inspired by 90’s dance music plus a euphoric hook that is an unmistakable signature of the UK band. The song, which is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming third album, is available for download / streaming HERE. View the visualizer HERE.
We keep on running, running through a red light, like we’re trying to burn the night away, sings frontman Dan Smith on the songߣs vivid, cinematic chorus. He explains, Quarter Past Midnight is about trying to capture that moment of a night out. Some people are gonna go home; for some this is just the beginning. It became about being in someone’s car, driving through the city. I wanted to try and capture that sense of excitement, and that rush.
Recorded and self-produced in the bandߣs newly built studio, an old porn studio that we turned into a place that could be ours, which also houses Smith’s record label Best Laid Plans (Rag N’Bone Man, Rationale), the song’s nocturnal setting evokes the infinite possibilities that darkness brings.
It’s way easier to escape in the night time, says Smith. Places that arenߣt normally open are open to the world, and the places that you associate with reality and work are all shut down. Thereߣs a parallel universe that exists, and this other set of people who are out and about.
The five months Bastille spent in London recording new music was the longest theyߣve stayed in one place since releasing their RIAA certified Platinum debut album, Bad Blood, five years ago. The four-piece ߝ comprising frontman Smith (who is the sole songwriter and co-produces all the tracks alongside Mark Crew), keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist/guitarist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris Wood ߝ has played over 500 shows across six continents, including their recent, critically acclaimed ReOrchestrated tour, which London’s Evening Standard praised as brave, brilliant and a bit bonkersߪthe sound of a band breaking down barriers and pushing out of their comfort zone.
Introduced stateside in 2013 with the single Pompeii, which is now 6x Platinum, Bastille has had five Top 5 hits at Alternative radio. Globally, the band has sold upwards of 15 million adjusted singles and six million adjusted albums. Hailed by Rolling Stone as Brit pop’s new crown princes, the band now has more than three billion streams across all platforms. Since winning British Breakthrough Act at the BRITs, Bastille earned GRAMMY, AMA and MTV Europe Awards nominations. The band’s World Gone Mad was the lead single from the soundtrack for the 2017 Netflix film Bright. Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the film is one of the site’s most streamed programs ever. The official video for World Gone Mad has more than 10 million views.
It was only in stopping to take a breath that Smith was able to reflect on Bastilleߣs journey. Our first album was pieced together over a period of time, and then we never stopped to make our second record, we just carried on going, Smith recalls. So it was really unusual and awesome to stop, properly focus on one thing and live a life in London for a while.
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2017’s Extended Deadline is quickly approaching on Nov 6th! Now in its 16th year, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes shared among 71 winners, including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and much more in prizes.
Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 23 categories to enter. Participating on the judging panel are some of the today’s most high-profile recording artists, including Tom Waits, Lorde, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Bastille, Hardwell, Ziggy Marley, The Mavericks, John Mayall, Don Omar, as well as industry executives from Electra, Sire, Glassnote, Interscope, MTV, Sony, Chrysalis, Warner Bros., Razor & Tie, Alligator, and Island, to name a few. The competition is open to both signed and unsigned artists (bands, duos, solo performers, etc.) and winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including getting record and publishing deals, licensing agreements, gigs, and much more. Past winners include Vance Joy, Gotye, Bastille, The Band Perry, Kimbra, Passenger, Kasey Chambers, Lindsey Stirling, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gregory Porter, King Charles, Kehlani, Gin Wigmore, Andrew Bird, Tommy Castro, for King & Country, Omar Sosa, and more.
Enter your songs before the November 6th Extended Deadline at https://songwritingcompetition.com