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FindMyFans

FindMyFans wants to solve the problem of revenue generation for artists and bands by utilizing data already being generated from their social media and streaming profiles. This data, when combined and visualized in the app, will give users an accurate reflection of their fan activity and listener locations. This will empower them to plan better touring routes and create targeted marketing plans to maximize their profits. 

The app’s goal is to be a resource for everyone in the music industry from professionals to DIY artists. According to founder & CEO, Ravi Ramkeesoon, “Location intelligence is the most effective of the metrics from social and streaming from an artist and bands as it serves as markers for where they already have traction.  Many times, these markets are unknown or are overlooked butcan represent additional revenue opportunities.  They’re an artist’s pot of gold. FindMyFans will be able to identify these new opportunities.”The goal of the campaign is to raise $170,000USD to finalize the app’s development, test, and launch in the App Store and Google Play.

Key Features Include:

* Top Countries Played

* Top 50 Global Streaming Songs

* Social & Streaming Trends

* Top Songs by Genre

The timing for this type of app is perfect as streaming has continued to grow and social media is widely and regularly used all over the world. According to Nielsen’s 2018 Year-End Music Report, American music streaming volume continued to rise, with the total number of on-demand audio song streams reaching 611 billion in 2018, a sizable 49% increase over the same time period in 2017. Overall on-demand music streaming volume, including video, surpassed 900 billion streams, an increase of 43% over the same period last year. Additionally, 90% of millennials globally are active on social media (Emarketer, 2019). This means the data that artists and bands generate from their social and streaming accounts generate valuable and growing information into their brand awareness. 

Understanding where these listeners are coming from is vital to their long-term success. Momentum has been growing for FindMyFans as they are in the Project Music Portfolio Portfolioa program at Project Music in Nashville, TN.Additionally, they have entered into a strategic partnership with a leading US equipment instrument retailer Guitar Center. “A strategic partnership between FindMyFans and the Artist Relations Division of Guitar Center makes sense because of our shared vision. Guitar Center has been the leading source for music creators, empowering them with instruments. FindMyFans vision is to empower music creators with reliable data that will enable them to find their fan bases and ultimately, expand their brand presence and lead to more revenue opportunities.” Said, Judd Goldrich, Artist Relations Manager, East Coast, Guitar Center. The campaign launches on August 8th and runs until September 14th. Prospective donors can visit the Indiegogo page here.

“I Create Music” EXPO lineup

ASCAP “I CREATE MUSIC” EXPO ADDS OSCAR-WINNING “SHALLOW” CO-WRITER ANTHONY ROSSOMANDO PLUS LEE ANN WOMACK, MATTHEW KOMA AND PAUL WILLIAMS TO HITMAKING LINEUP

ADDITIONAL 2019 PANELS REVEAL WHAT’S NEXT IN HIP-HOP, LATIN POP AND VIDEO GAME SCORING; MAY 2-4 IN HOLLYWOOD

ASCAP has added leading music creators from the pop, country, EDM, Latin, hip-hop and video game music worlds to its 2019 “I Create Music” EXPO lineup. On the heels of his Oscar win for Best Original Song, “Shallow” co-writer Anthony Rossomando will look back on his two-decade journey to co-penning the anthemic Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper mega-hit from A Star Is Born’s original soundtrack. Grammy, CMA and ACM winner Lee Ann Womack will share the songs that have won her a dozen awards, including her breakout Billboard Country #1 “I Hope You Dance” and selections from her most recent album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, named a best-of-2018 by NPR and Rolling Stone.

In addition to sharing their stories and advice, top songwriters will inspire by performing some of their most notable hits from the 2019 EXPO stage. Singer, songwriter, producer and musician Matthew Koma, known for collaborating with Zedd on the #1 EDM hits “Spectrum” and “Find You,” and for co-writing the #1, Grammy-winning and triple-platinum “Clarity,” will be on hand to perform from his impressive multi-genre catalogue. Koma, who has also worked with artists including Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain and Bruce Springsteen, currently fronts his newly-formed West Coast band Winnetka Bowling League.

Oscar-winning songwriter, ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams will kick off the Annual ASCAP Membership Meeting. Additional panels will shine a spotlight on some of this year’s hottest areas for emerging music, from the Atlanta music scene to Latin music’s role in mainstream pop, to songwriting in video games. For the first of these, previously-announced EXPO panelist Don Cannon (2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Jeezy) will be joined by Atlanta music luminaries like 21 Savage manager Kei Henderson, Capitol Music Group’s Senior Vice President of Global Creative Amber Grimes and Tunde Balogun of LVRN, the multi-faceted team behind D.R.A.M., Raury and 6LACK.

Latin music’s growing impact on the US pop charts will be highlighted in a panel with music creators like two-time ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year Claudia Brant, DJ Ali Stone (the opener on Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour) and Romeo Santos co-writer and musical director Joaquin Diaz, who join previously-announced Latin Grammy Producer of the Year Linda Briceño (aka Ella Bric). Diaz and Bric will also team up with award-winning producer-songwriter Tommee Profitt (Migos, NF, productions for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, ESPN, NFL, NBA, NHL, MTV, VH1, NETFLIX, Hulu, HBO, more) and previously announced Mike Woods of duo Rice N Peas (G-Eazy, Mike Stud, Jay Sean) for a Hit Producers conversation about the art and business of producing.

Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) will moderate a panel about creating action-packed songwriting for video games with composers Jack Wall and Cindy Shapiro (Call of Duty, Mass Effect), Darren Korb (Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, Hades) and Ubisoft’s Lydia Andrew (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate).

The ASCAP EXPO will also give attendees the chance to have their original songs heard by leaders from across the music industry, adding A&Rs like Ty Cannon (Aftermath), Jermi Thomas (Columbia), Jae Brown (Capitol) and Jennifer Goicoechea (Epic) to judge showcases and feedback panels throughout EXPO’s three days. Others added to the EXPO include “Music Business Toolbox” founder Bryan Calhoun.

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO will take place May 2 – 4, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. It is the only music conference completely dedicated to music creation and what it takes to be a professional music creator today, attracting over 3,000 music creators for three days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions with the industry’s top hitmakers. ASCAP EXPO panelists participate because they want to give back to the next generation, and the feeling of community and giving back is authentic, infectious and inspirational. Many who come to the EXPO walk away saying that it is a life-changing experience. ASCAP EXPO will be making many more panelist additions in the coming months.

For tickets and more information about the 14th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO visit: https://www.ascap.com/expo.

About ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 700,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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.

 

Stefan James x Debut Single

R&B has a new face on the rise. Soul/Pop vocalist, songwriter and producer Stefan James unveils his debut single, “Situation,” today via Republic Records. Listen and share HERE!

The release comes on the heels of Stefan’s showcase debut last night at E&C studio in New York where the artist played to a packed house of industry tastemakers.

Written as a reflection on the trials and tribulations of addiction, “Situation” contrasts delicate instrumentation against Stefan’s entrancing R&B falsetto. The song is setting the stage for further music to be released by Stefan James this fall.

The 20-year-olds’ music and lyrics pulls from a life marred by tragic events, including battles with addiction and substance abuse, as well as the tragic loss of his older brother. Stefan turned to music to lead him on his road to recovery. Creating music enabled him to share this pain productively and poetically. “I’ve been there,” Stefan says, speaking to all who are dealing with depression, loss or addiction. “When you’re feeling down, just put a couple of my songs on and cry or smile. Whatever you have to do to get through that moment. You’re not alone.”

Further music from Stefan James is set for release this fall.

LISTEN TO “SITUATION” HERE

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Barns Courtney

BARNS COURTNEY’S NEW SINGLE IS OUT TODAY.

North American Tour with The Wombats kicks off September 27 at Los Angeles Belasco Theater and includes October 30 at Terminal 5 in NYC.

Barns Courtney has a quarter of a Billion Cumulative Streams Worldwide.

Today, Barns Courtney returns with his first new music since the 2017 release of his debut album, The Attractions Of Youth, which racked up more than 240 million global streams and found him performing on such shows as CONAN and The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as for audiences around the world in what Rolling Stone hailed as a stomping, swaggering rock & roll balancing act teetering between blinding light and total darkness.

99” his new single, evokes the giddy bliss of coming of age at the turn of the century and the comedown that grown-up life can be. The two-track single includes another new song, “Good Thing,” as the B-side. Both tracks are from Barns Courtney’s forthcoming album, details of which will be revealed soon. Download/stream “99” and “Good ThingHERE.

Barns Courtney says, “This is the first song where I’ve ever been able to inject my true personality. I grew up in a suburban Seattle playing video games and watching Pokémon. “99” has got genuine sadness, but it’s got playfulness, and it references the nerdy parts of my personality where I’m in Seattle in the late 90’s with my friends in front of the TV screen playing Nintendo 64. It’s got that silly playfulness where I reel off list of dated games consoles at the end. That sense of poking fun at yourself. The universal goal is that to be successful is to have shiny status symbols, so there are people who’ve grown up and got the house and the Ferrari, but here I am clutching my old Sega Megadrive.

Kash Doll

KASH DOLL DROPS NEW SINGLE “ICE ME OUT”. ANNOUNCES SIGNING TO REPUBLIC RECORDS.

New York, NY — Following a series of mixtapes, Detroit the rapper and rising hip-hop MC Kash Doll shares her brand new single “Ice Me Out” today.

Get it HERE.

Ice Me Out” kicks off what promises to be the biggest chapter of Kash’s already accomplished career as she ignited a high-profile partnership with Republic Records. Independently, Kash Doll has built a dedicated fan base with the help of social media despite having everything stacked against her. With Republic she’ll take her music to the next level, giving her fans and admirers exactly what they’ve been waiting for.

Earlier this year, Kash Doll released a project solely for her fans titled “Brat Mail” to thank them for all their continued support. The project garnered over 13 million global streams and features the break out single “Check”. Shortly before “Brat Mail,” Kash released one of her biggest singles to date, “For Everybody which racked up 10 million YouTube/VEVO views independently.

Coming from Motor City, Kash Doll first bubbled up in 2014 with a remix of Tinashe’s “Too On” which received airplay on local radio stations. Shortly after, her single “Run Me My Money” went viral and paved the way for the release of her mixtape Keisha vs. Kash Doll which exceeded over 600,000 downloads in the first two days. A child of hip-hop, she started exploding with “For Everybody” in 2017 and was awarded the BMI Social Star award. In 2018 she made headlines by winning the “Issa Wave” Award at the 2018 BET Social Awards. Watch her acceptance speech and a fiery performance of “For Everybody.” She’s definitely proven herself as an artist to watch.

Marshmello × Bastille, “Happier”

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.

K. ROOSEVELT

K. ROOSEVELT RELEASES SELF-TITLED EP ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS

LISTEN HERE:
https://KRoosevelt.lnk.to/KRoosevelt

“Roosevelt seamlessly captures the exhilaration of budding summer flings.” – FLAUNT MAGAZINE

WATCH VIDEO FOR “ADRENALINE” HERE: https://youtu.be/q37XKPgX7g8

WATCH VIDEO FOR “BLINDING MY VISION” HERE: https://youtu.be/RhV2b_MTveM

ABOUT K. ROOSEVELT:

Born Kevin Roosevelt Moore II and raised in Los Angeles, his evolution as an artist is best articulated by the advice of his father, renowned blues musician Keb’ Mo’, who told his son, “Follow your dharma.” As a child often on tour with his dad, K. Roosevelt frequently found himself in the mist of some of the world’s great musicians and singers.

His formal music education began in middle school and continued at Hamilton Performing Arts High School. He soon began a career as a freelance drummer, gigging for local artists as well as going on tours. After high school, K. Roosevelt attended the Los Angeles Musician’s Institute. His training and influences, and the practical skills he’d picked up from a lifetime around the music industry eventually led him to writing and producing full-time.

In the studio, K. Roosevelt has worked with Jhené Aiko, The Game, OverDoz, Dom Kennedy, Jay 305, Hit-Boy, Casey Veggies, SuperDuper Kyle, and Travis Scott, to name a few.

BIRDMAN ‘BEFORE ANYTHANG’ ON APPLE MUSIC

Vaughn Lowery: “What advice would you provide to someone trying to start a label or to become a recording artist?”

Birdman: “Study your craft …. Know your business …. Stay focused, stay humble, always put God first …. Try to start the same way you finished …. Be prepared to die for what you believe in. It’s simple.”

Bryan “Baby/Birdman” Williams was in Los Angeles pushing his new biographical documentary during his birthday. Today, it was released exclusively on Apple Music.

The viewing was held on Thursday, February 15th at NeueHouse – a private community of leading entrepreneurs and creative teams. As we sipped on champagne and awaited the ‘Number 1 Stunna’ to introduce the opening instalment of a three-part series during his birthday, we were constantly reminded by the mere presence of security that we could be in for a ride. Over the last 21 years, Birdman has lead an army of hip hop prodigies, including Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. For decades, financial rumors and controversy surrounded Cash Money Records and we were hoping to find some answers. The initial episode delves into the CEO’s dark past from losing his mother at an early age to slanging drugs which in the end leads to incarceration. Throughout, we start to understand the attributes of how one becomes one of the most successful rap moguls of our time. His father was a former military man with a pile of small businesses in some of New Orleans’ seedier areas. He constantly hustled to keep his family fed with a roof over their heads. This boy “any means necessary” mentality trickled down onto his youngest child, which eventually contributed to him selling CDs out of his trunk and helming one of the most prolific indie labels in the world, Cash Money Records.

Before Anythang: The Story Behind The Cash Money Records Empire doesn’t disappoint; however, it may leave some leery as it was created by its star, sprinkled with his personal narratives, which could come across as being slightly contrived.

Nevertheless, this piece of work has earned a spot on our ‘360 Watch List,’ especially since we gain an insightful introspective into the life of Birdman.

will.i.am × AMUSE

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will.i.am joins as co-founder of Swedish disruptive tech startup Amuse – the world’s first mobile record company



Swedish disruptive tech startup Amuse today announces that will.i.am, creative innovator, entrepreneur, seven-time Grammy Award winner and front man for the Black Eyed Peas, joins the company as a co-founder.

“This is the next logical step for the music industry and gives every music-preneur full control of every aspect of their own artistic career”, says will.i.am, and continues: “It all comes down to full transparency where the artist keeps control over their own material and also has full access to all information of their listeners and fans”. “Amuse has been developed by artists for artists and takes full advantage of today’s technology”, will.i.am concludes.

The Amuse team is thrilled to have will.i.am on board and Amuse CEO Diego Farias says: “will.i.am brings a level of creativity, expertise and contacts in the business that few other could offer. It’s finally time for the music industry to catch up and become as mobile as the music consumers already are. We have a great opportunity to really make a difference for aspiring musicians out there and help more fantastic music to reach out to an audience.”

Amuse offers a 100% free app that anyone can use to publish and keep track of the music on a number of digital platforms. By analyzing data around the music consumption of artist published through the app, Amuse finds interesting and upcoming artists that otherwise can be very difficult to discover. Amuse then offers a partnership and help the selected artists to take the next step in their careers. Signed artists gets a license deal and always keeps ownership of their work.

About Amuse:

Amuse is the world’s first mobile record company. Amuse provides free music distribution to all artists globally and adds the opportunity to be discovered to the mix. The Stockholm-based company was founded by music industry executives with a vision to redefine the way artists break through and labels are run. www.amuse.io.

Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

About will.i.am:

He is a musician and frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, producer, and tech investor with a diverse portfolio that includes operating systems, artificial intelligence (AI), media & entertainment, transportation and consumer products. will.i.am was a founding equity shareholder in Beats Electronics.

Amuse provides free music distribution to independent artists around the world. After making sure the music is available to listeners and fans around the world Amuse use data to identify potential hit tracks and talented artists that can be helped to grow even faster.