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Younk

A little over a month ago the world witnessed an unprecedented event – the Open Beta launch of the first community-based music label – Younk.com. The new platform connects artists, community, and music experts and aims to make the music industry more accessible and equitable for both artists and music enthusiasts. Younk, a decentralized community music platform using blockchain technology, is open to everyone, everywhere.

Younk’s mission is to establish the first community music label where artists gain recognition and support directly from the community in exchange for bonuses.

According to its founder, Andrey Dahkovskyy, Younk’s foremost goal is to modernize the music industry by facilitating direct artist access to the public. This ensures better compensation and community involvement in the funding of up-and-coming artists. Music fans also benefit through a unique opportunity to support their favorite artists and become co-producers of the artist’s tracks and earn YNK Bucks – internal currency of Younk ecosystem. YNK is an instrument that may be used to fund a Hit, get bonuses and purchase merchandise, services and goods on the Younk platform.

Don Grierson, the legendary music industry executive and Younk co-founder shared the platform’s vision as an accessible global marketplace where artists and HitHunting music enthusiasts can connect and support each other while mutually benefiting from the synergy and compounded contribution of the community – whether from a creative point or business wise. “We are entering a new era of making a Hit,” said Mr. Grierson, “the Younk platform is here to make it happen. In almost no time you will be able to listen to a tune that has been supported and directly funded by a community – by active listeners and those who want to make a change in the music industry. Our platform is open to Artists from all over the world, even if they’re not professional musicians. Everyone has a chance now to upload his or her original tune onto the platform and compete with other artists for community support and, further down the road, for their own place on some of the top music charts in the world.”

Unlike regular crowdfunding, which is called Hit Funding in Younk terminology, the new platform gives artists an opportunity to receive first-hand guidance from the professional music experts. It also provides the music fan community the option to be actively involved in creating music charts, to vote, and become co-producers of the the tracks they fund which may become Hits later. All of this helps us all make better music together.

The platform is designed to be user friendly. The process looks like this: an artist uploads a track; the community listens and votes, three tracks go to Hit Funding (two most voted on by the community and one selected by the experts) where YNK Bucks are used to support the community’s favorite tracks. The ones that reach a certain amount of YNK Bucks – soft cap – are then professionally produced by music industry experts. Once the final creative product is

released it gets promoted on approximately 150 digital music platforms. When a track generates revenue, artists receive royalty share in real money equivalent and the track supporters in YNK Bucks equivalent.

By employing innovative technology, Younk provides advanced features and allows for the transparent and decentralized distribution of royalty shares to artists through blockchain’s smart contracts.

“So far, Younk has 5 tracks in the production stage,” said Andrey Dakhovskyy, “ Every day we receive positive feedback from people in the music industry and beyond. This means we’re on the right track. Our platform opens up endless opportunities for both artists and fans – they can create better music together and this is awesome! Welcome to the universe of Younk!”

ELLA MAI’S “BOO’D UP” REACHES PLATINUM

(June 21, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) The accolades keep rolling in for singer-songwriter Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records), whose single “Boo’d Up” is now RIAA certified platinum. Produced by Mustard, the infectious R&B jam has crept up the charts, quietly catapulting into the Top 10 of Billboard’s prestigious Hot 100 while also peaking at #1 on Urban Radio. The song and accompanying music video is currently #1 on YouTube’s US Top song and music video charts, totaling over 88 million views.

The single’s chart-topping success has earned Ella Mai attention from several major platforms. The half Jamaican-half Irish songstress will grace the BET Experience Main Stage on June 22 before joining a star-studded lineup of performers at the 2018 BET Awards on June 24. This is a major accomplishment for the artist who recently made her television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!; re-airing Monday, June 25. As a treat to fans everywhere, Ella Mai will be kicking off her sold out Boo’d Up tour on August 6 in Dallas, Texas.

Singer Will Perform At The 2018 BET Awards On Sunday June 24

Ella Mai READY EP

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Calum Scott 

CALUM SCOTT PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE“YOU ARE THE REASON” TODAY ON VEVO

 

DEBUT ALBUM, ONLY HUMAN, OUT MARCH 9TH ON CAPITOL RECORDS –  NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER


Today, breakout U.K. artist Calum Scott debuts the video for his new single, “You Are The Reason.” The video was directed by Frank Borin- watch it HERE.   “You Are The Reason” is available now for download and streaming at all digital partners and is the first single from Scott’s debut album, Only Human, out March 9th on Capitol Records.  The single is fast approaching 20 million worldwide streams combined, while the lyric video garnered over one million views within a few days- watch it here.  Written by Scott, Jon Maguire and Corey James Sanders, the emotionally resonant piano ballad is one of numerous songs produced by Fraser T Smith (AdeleEllie Goulding) for the album. Scott also worked with producers Jayson DeZuzio, Oak Felder, Oscar Gorres and Phil Paul.  The pre-order for Only Human is underway now at http://calumscott.lnk.to/onlyhumanFans who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive “You Are The Reason”and Scott’s two previous singles – his poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,”which charted at No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries and“Rhythm Inside,” which has over 25 million streams worldwide – along with Tiësto’s remix of “Dancing On My Own.” In addition to 11 original tracks, the album also includes Scott’s haunting acoustic version of Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet.” See below for full track listing.  “Dancing On My Own” quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six, including the U.S. Now certified Platinum in four countries, it was the best-selling U.K. single of 2016 by a British solo artist and was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single. The song has over 550 million streams worldwide, while views of the video are approaching 235 million.  Scott‘s first U.S. headlining tour in 2017 included sold out shows across the country and while in the States, he performed “Dancing On My Own” on Late Night with Seth MeyersThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowGood Morning America and Dancing With The Stars.  


Only Human – Track listing:


1. If Our Love Is Wrong

2. Give Me Something

3. Rhythm Inside

4. You Are The Reason

5. Come Back Home

6. Stop Myself (Only Human)

7. Dancing On My Own

8. Only You

9. Won’t Let You Down

10. What I Miss Most

11. Hotel Room

12. Good To You

13. Not Dark Yet

14. Dancing On My Own (Tiësto Remix)

For more information on Calum Scott:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud

Zaytoven x Wake Up & Cook Up

ZAYTOVEN RELEASES NEW TRACK “WAKE UP & COOK UP” FEATURING QUAVO AND 2 CHAINZ

Debut Album Out In 2018

Award-winning multiplatinum super producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zaytoven releases his new track “Wake Up & Cook Up” [feat. Quavo and 2 Chainz] at all digital retailers today. Get it HERE. It’s the second release under the partnership between his Familiar Territory Records and Motown.

“Wake Up & Cook Up” draws heavily on the signature trap production that made Zaytoven a household name and with the help of Atlanta rap heavyweights Quavo and 2 Chainz delivers a powerful second single. “Wake Up & Cook Up.” sets the stage for the arrival of more new music very soon. Listen to it HERE.

Between cooking up beats for hip-hop’s elite, Zaytoven remains immersed in the creative process behind his forthcoming full-length debut-out in 2018.

A true trendsetter, Zaytoven proved integral to the sonic architecture of the Atlanta scene with which he stands synonymous. His influence can easily be felt in nearly every corner of hip-hop and R&B. 2011 saw him win his first GRAMMY® for co-producing and writing “Papers” on Usher‘s Raymond v. Raymond. Among countless multiplatinum productions for the likes of Gucci Mane and Migos, he teamed up with Future for seminal 2015 collaborative mixtape, Beast Mode. Everybody from Drake and Nicki Minaj to Rick Ross and Lil Yachty has sought him out.

Unsurprisingly, his musical acumen encompasses more than just beat-making. Born in Germany, raised in San Francisco, and based in Atlanta, Zaytoven‘s nickname pays homage to his piano virtuosity. VIBE has hailed him as “Atlanta’s true trap music pioneer” while Complex praised his “singular blend of layered, oscillating synth melodies, ominous organ chords, and booming low-end bass.” Founding Familiar Territory Records, he’s becoming a cultural tastemaker and entrepreneur in 2017 as well.

Seal x Standards

SEAL’S STANDARDS DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD JAZZ ALBUM CHART

ADDITIONALLY #1 ON SOUNDSCAN TOP CURRENT JAZZ ALBUMS & TOP TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUMS CHARTS

The new record from British soul legend Seal, Standards [Republic Records], is the #1 jazz album in the country!  Today, Standards debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart, while the new album also claimed the #1 spot on both the Top Current Jazz Albums & Top Traditional Jazz Albums SoundScan Charts! Get it HERE.

Next up, he launches a full-scale television takeover. Kicking off on November 29th he will perform a holiday classic on NBC’s Christmas In Rockefeller special.  On December 5, he performs classics from Standards on ABC’s Good Morning America followed by LIVE with Kelly & Ryan December 6, and The Wendy Williams Show December 7. Expect one unforgettable performance after another with a holiday surprise or two courtesy of the icon.

Seal recently captured a live performance of these classic songs for public television’s Front and Center which will air early 2018.  Check out a sneak peak of the captivating night with Seal’s performance of “Luck Be A Lady” HERE.  Also, be on the lookout for a very special episode of Speakeasy featuring an insightful storytelling conversation between Seal and his longtime friend and manager Amy Thomson, to air on public television early next year.

Standards sees Seal breathe signature soul into seminal classics such as “Luck Be A Lady,” “I Put A Spell On You,” “Autumn Leaves,” and many more. The deluxe version of Standards also includes bonus holiday tracks “Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting),” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” just in time for the season.

For Standards, Seal reimagines the classics that shaped his formative years. Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, he takes a step back in time only to make a giant artistic leap forward. It’s a record he was always meant to make.