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GIRLS KICK SUMMER SOUNDS INTO ACTION

International singer/songwriter, K-Syran, celebrates the recognition of women at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and personally promises a summer of stonking dance music.

Summer – gorgeous, warm, sparkling summer.  The trees are full, the blossom’s floating down like snow and we’re hankering after those delicious brushes of warm sunshine on our skin.  Don’t you just love it! But summer brings with it so much more than the seasonal sun – it also comes armed with a whole new bag of music. As spring blends into shimmering summer, our music industry flicks the switch on the vibe dial and suddenly we burst into action on the dance floor.

Summer is officially here and that means dance music is hot on the agenda for the next four months!

Just as the first buds of spring peep into view, our radio stations tempt and tease us as they sprinkle more vibrant and energized dance tracks across the airwaves.  From that moment, us music lovers know that the new season of music has sprung into life. Summer ‘sounds’ are equally as important as the summer sun and as the Ibiza Music Summit came to an end last weekend, it marked the official start of the dance music season, bring it on!

With three Top 10 dance hits of my own, I understand just how important dance music is to all of us.  Standing hand-in-hand with festivals and live gigs, dance clubs are one of the few places that our music can touch and interact with our audience on a live level.  That’s one of the few opportunities that we have to share the exhilarating musical experience as one. For me, that’s what music is all about, that touching-point with my audience.

So I applaud my musical sisters who made a stand at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and addressed the vital topic of Diversity in Electronic Music. Tackling the issue of female representation within the electronic music industry, Jackie Antas of Live Nation exposed some vital statistics about us girls in the industry:

  • Just 1 out of 15 of Billboard’s One’s to Watch were women
  • No major music labels have female bosses
  • In 2014, only 18% of electronic labels include women on their rosters 
  • Women made up 11% of rosters in 2016

 I’m sure you’ll agree that these statistics are kinda shocking in what’s meant to be a equal world and within an industry which focuses so heavily on female talent.  The Summit discussed the need to implement a change in thought processes globally and it was agreed that there’s absolutely no doubt that the industry needs to represent women more fairly.  We shouldn’t label talent as ‘female artists’ or ‘female DJs’ – we should be equal enough to be label for our talent, not our gender.

Bring it on girls, let’s show the industry what we’re made of!  I’m kicking live and loud into this summer of dance with a bucket load of dance music that I’ll be releasing across the season.  I’ve been working with some awesome DJs and remixers to bring you the flavour of music that I know keeps you pumping in the clubs.  From awesome Dan Boots right through to the unparalleled talent of Jamie Lewis and Mr Mike – I’ve been working relentlessly in the studio with them all and I promise I’ll make this a musical summer that you won’t forget.  Watch this space – us girls will be lighting up those Ibiza dance floors very soon!

ARIANA GRANDE × ‘THANK U, NEXT’ ALBUM

ARIANA GRANDE thank u, next ALBUM OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE: https://arianagrande.lnk.to/tun-albumPR
 
PREMIERES “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” MUSIC VIDEO
WATCH HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH4Y1ZUUx2g

 

thank u, next Tracklisting:
1. imagine
2. needy
3. NASA
4. bloodline
5. fake smile
6. bad idea
7. make up
8. ghostin
9. in my head
10. 7 rings
11. thank u, next
12. break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored

Nicky Jam

The famous reggaeton player Nicky Jam “breaks” the list of nominations at the Latin American Music Awards, leading 8 of the most coveted categories of the night.

After its rebirth in the urban genre, Nicky Jam has managed to lead the most prestigious music billboards worldwide. His versatility to move from reggaeton to genres such as vallenato and pop, has made him worthy of the love of millions of followers and hundreds of awards he has garnered in his career.

Today, he celebrates his outstanding 8 nominations at the prestigious Latin American Music Awards night, in which he heads the most “hot” and competitive categories of the night, along with his great friends and classmates of the genre.

“It’s always an honor to be nominated for the Latin American Music Awards, and more alongside my brothers of the urban genre, whoever wins, is a blessing that our followers give us, and we owe them our successes, and for them we continue in this industry doing what we do best “. Affirms Nicky Jam.

The interpreter of hits such as “El Perdón”, and “X”, is nominated for the following categories: Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Pop Song, Favorite Tropical Song (category in which he competes with two songs), Favorite Song of Urban Genre, and the most important of the night: Simple of the Year, for its collaboration with the Colombian JBalvin with the song “X”, which has been without a doubt a world anthem since its release to the market.

The Latin American Music Awards will be broadcast on Telemundo on the night of Thursday, October 25, and from now on, Nicky Jam fans are invited to vote for their artist through the website: www.latinamas.com/vota .

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER NEW ALBUM

NEW ALBUM — YOUNGBLOOD —TOPS BILLBOARD 200

5SOS BREAK RECORD AS FIRST BAND IN HISTORY TO HAVE THEIR FIRST 3 STUDIO ALBUMS GO NO. 1

Tickets For Summer North American Meet You There Tour On Sale Now

Tumblr IRL Event Tomorrow At NYC’s National Sawdust

June 24th, 2018 — (Hollywood, CA) — Youngblood (Capitol Records), the new album from 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), takes the top spot on the Billboard (200), earning over 142,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 21. 5SOS is now the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to see its first three full-length studio albums enter the chart at No. 1.

The band celebrated the album’s release with a performance on the Plaza, which was broadcast on NBC’s ”TODAY” show as part of the 2018 Citi Concert Series. Watch 5SOS perform the title track here and “Want You Back” here.

Tomorrow, the band will take over National Sawdust in NYC as part of a Tumblr IRL event. Signe Pierce  will transform the space into an interactive, neon-lit, Instagram-worthy experience for fans. 5SOS will answer questions from fans in an afternoon Tumblr Video Answer Time session and perform in the evening. More information can be found here.

Tickets for 5SOS’ Meet You There Tour are on sale now at LiveNation.com. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (October 12). Full itinerary can be found here.

Youngblood expands 5SOS’ musical parameters while retaining the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of their appeal. Rolling Stone said, “5SOS could be on track to let this new sound carry them into a whole new era of their career.” Billboard noted, “’Youngblood’ is the perfect example of what can happen when you jump of out of box and see what’s happening outside – in this case, swaggering tight-grooved pop with EDM inflections.”

The title song is a smash hit, with cumulative worldwide streams already surpassing 200 million. “Youngblood” has taken the No. 1 slot on both Apple Music’s biggest pop playlist, “Today’s Hits,” and Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” playlist. Nylon declares, “(‘Youngblood’) is… great. Like, really, really great” and Alternative Press calls the song, “stunning.” Watch the “Youngblood” live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3 Tour, here.  The album’s first single, “Want You Back,” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in over 18 countries earlier this year.

The band worked on Youngblood with the Swedish producing-writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna,) Andrew Watt, Ali Tamposi (Camilla Cabello), producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, Simple Plan).

Combined sales of 5SOS’s self-titled debut album and 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good now exceed five million units worldwide. Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. “She’s Kinda Hot,” the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries.  5SOS – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – have won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. The band was recently nominated for two 2018 Teen Choice Awards – for Choice Song Group (“Youngblood”) and Choice Music Group.

Remember ft. Jacob Banks

Today sees Seinabo Sey release the video for Remember ft. Jacob Banks LINK HERE.

The video was directed by Sheila Johansson and NewLand and premiered on Dazed. Speaking to Dazed about the song, Seinabo explains, It’s about wanting to be remembered for all of the good things, and hoping that you can walk out of a relationship whether it be with myself in time, or with a person feeling a sense of freedom. After writing the song herself, Seinabo teamed up with friend and fellow artist Jacob Banks, who transformed the track into a love song.

Seinabo recently announced her new single, I Owe You Nothing and accompanying b-side Remember ft. Jacob Banks. Both are now available to buy and stream on all platforms via Virgin Records. This announcement marked Seinabo’s first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015.

Listen to/Share I Owe You Nothing and Remember HERE

The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues about which she has been vocal on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia (her father’s home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of breathtaking new images which encompass her new direction. In the I Owe You Nothing video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colours of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.

Seinabo rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album Pretend, which TIME magazine called One of the Year’s Best Debut Albums and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. Certified Gold in Sweden, Pretend earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop award the following year.

The boundary-blurring artist has topped the Hype Machine chart five times and racked up more than 400 million  global Spotify streams to date, including at least 250 million for the album’s lead single, Younger. Kygo’s remix of Younger climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Seinabo spent three years touring the globe in support of the album, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice. She has played festivals such as Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde. Her television performances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Later with Jools Holland.

Seinabo will be releasing more music this year and will perform at Stockholm’s 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday, October 5.

Rise Against at No. 1

RISE AGAINST’S “THE VIOLENCE” IS NO. 1AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO

Single Is From Band’s New Album, WOLVES, Which Debuted At No. 1

On Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts

“The Violence” – the first single from Rise Against’s new album, WOLVES (Virgin Records) – takes the top spot this week on Mediabase’s Active Rock chart. Rolling Stone said, “‘The Violence’ is packed with jagged guitar riffs and rumbling drums that combine with Tim McIlrath punchy vocals to create a furious tension that finally bursts with a soaring chorus.” View the lyric video for “The Violence” HERE.

WOLVES debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. In a five-star review, Kerrang, said, “The world may be getting worse, but Rise Against are still getting better.”

Rise Against – comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar), Joe Principe (bass) and Brandon Barnes (drums) – will kick off a North American headline tour on September 14. They will be joined by special guests Pierce the Veil and White Lung. Every pair of tickets for the upcoming fall headline dates includes a physical copy of WOLVES. Visit http://www.riseagainst.com for additional information.

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Erin Cooney, Capitol Music Group / Erin@umusic.com

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