Georgie Kay - New Day

Georgie Kay – New Day

 

Georgie Kay - New Day

Georgie Kay – New Day

 

Artist’s Name – Georgie Kay

 

Song Title – New Day

 

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Her sassy, anthemic, exciting debut single ‘Black Mamba’ featuring notable US rapper, ‘Don Prada’ received radio play on BBC Introducing Solent and was featured as the ‘banger tune of the evening’ by Stephanie Nieuwenhuys.

 

Georgie has been busy working on her new EP with her first urban/dance track being released on 5th, April 2019.

 

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London, September 2018: Upcoming new UK R&B artist Georgie Kay has teamed up with long-time SongLink subscriber and international multi-platinum award-winning songwriter Franceska Aeschlimann, whose credits include Russian superstar Valeriya (Billboard Russia #1, No. 3 UK Dance Charts), Petula Clark, Jermaine Jackson, Mario Frangoulis, and W-inds Japan.

 

She has also co-written with Chris Eaton (Cliff Richard etc.), late Queen Producer David Richards, George De Angelis (Seal), Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga), Ronan Park, Amino Idris, and most recently multi-platinum producer Darren Martyn at his studio in East Croydon on the Georgie Kay tracks.

 

Some of Darren’s UK previous collaborations include Tinie Tempah, Ironik, Kele Le Roc, and Shola Ama, while he describes this new collaboration as an “amazing experience. Georgie’s vocal ability is great and I’m excited about the songs,” he says. “We all just clicked and created some magic. Georgie is super likable with a long career ahead of her in the industry.”

 

The singer is poised to set the charts alight with her upcoming urban pop EP, which will feature the single ‘Respect, due for release next year.

 

The anthemic track follows in the footsteps of Georgie’s first single ‘Black Mamba’, which featured as BBC Introducing’s ‘Banger tune of the evening’ and was described by ‘Like A Boss’ girls’ magazine as “the type of voice made for serving up bold and powerful lyrics-and she uses it.” (Meredith Reed, Editor, Like A Boss Girls.)

 

Georgie adds, “my new single ‘Respect’ is exactly the message I’ve been wanting to get across to my fans to always respect yourself and stand up for what you believe in.”

 

‘Respect’ delivers exactly what it says on the tin with the same fabulous punch of female power invoking the spirit of the late great Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Meanwhile, industry veteran Franceska couldn’t have wished for better collaboration, hitting it off from the get-go, saying, “I’m amazed at Georgie’s vocal abilities, and am delighted that the new songs have huge hit potential as Darren is such an amazing producer.”

 

Manager Amelia McCloskey anticipates that labels will be fighting to sign her as the UK’s hottest new urban act.

 

In addition, Darren Martyn has recently written and published a book for beginners in the industry entitled the ‘Guide for Artists, Songwriters and Producers’. Darren has previously signed two major publishing deals with Warner Chappell and Bucks Music where he realized his vision for the development of others.

 

He has been involved in breakthrough records including Sadie Ama ‘Falling’, M.O ‘Dance On My Own’, Fugative ‘Summertime’, Tom Zanetti featuring Sadie Ama ‘You Want Me’, to name just a few.

 

In addition, he has written and produced many records in S.E. Asia which have achieved millions of sales units.

 

You’ll find Georgie regularly performing at central London venues including iconic venue, ‘The Bedford’, ‘Portobello Market’, ‘Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar’ and ‘The Bedford Tavern.’ Between her sassy stage persona and her sultry vocals, best believe that you would not be disappointed.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music. 

I often get comments about what I write my music about. I love to sing about things I believe in and values that I think are important and my fans appreciate that.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

A catchy melody! For me, if the song keeps on playing in your head you know you’ve done it well.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

This summer I’m really into dance and house music. I’m a big fan of Martin Garrix and his work so collaborating with him would be pretty cool!

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

There’s no doubting Ed Sheeran is incredibly talented at writing songs, working on a track with him has always been a dream.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

I love Peaky Blinders! But my guilty pleasure would definitely be Friends or the Big Bang Theory, I find them hilarious!

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

I think a few songwriters use songwriting as a form of diary, where you write down all your emotions as often lyrics coming from the heart can create a good song but I often find my best mood for songwriting would be when I’m in a very positive mood, feeling good about myself and full of confidence.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

For me success isn’t about being rich or famous, success is being able to achieve a goal you’ve set and this varies for everyone. What could be a huge success for one person may not be for another but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been successful, if they’ve pushed themselves and achieved a goal they’ve set, that’s success.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance. 

Lewis Capaldi, I love his voice! I’m also a huge fan of Post Malone; I find his style of music very inspiring.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

Performing on stage for the first time was the most nerve-wracking experience; it’s live so if I mess up there’s nothing you can do about it.

 

My first ever session in the studio was less intimidating because I was with my manager who I had grown to be very comfortable with singing in front of.

 

My first time in the studio with a producer and songwriter though was much more nerve-wracking, these people had worked with big names and had big expectations which I found quite daunting.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

I go through phases, more often than not I have writing block and I can’t get anything out so I make notes as I go along of sentences that I think could work in a song and eventually put them together.

 

Some days though if I’m feeling particularly passionate about something that comes to me quite quickly. I always find it helps to have some sort of track to work with though; I can’t put together lyrics to silence.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

Singing can be a way of connecting with your emotions or talking about how you feel without directly talking about it, you can display all kinds of emotions through music, connecting with so many people because of that and that’s why I love it.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘New Day’ is all about having a positive mind frame when you’re having a bad day, reminding yourself that tomorrow brings a new day, a new beginning and a fresh start and that everything is going to be okay and it worth the fight to pull through and see the better days ahead.

 

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Broadtube Music Mag – Volume 22

 

 

Broadtube Music Mag - Volume 22

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Broadtube Music Magazine features various thought-provoking interviews with gifted artists across the globe. BMM is a platform to discover new music and get along with new artists. Featured artists are Eraina Joy, The Cheap Thrills, Brian McCafferty, Ken Hardeo, Esther Turner, NyuKyung, Empress, Paul and Friends, J-Carter, Amoon Dass…

 

 

 

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Yazata Narsai – Infinity

 

Yazata Narsai – Infinity

 

ARTIST NAME:  Yazata Narsai

 

SONG TITLE: Infinity

 

ALBUM TITLE: Fuedalism

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

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Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time.”

2pac.

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Discuss composition.

Music is composed to tell a story 1 riff at a time.

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Elaborate on this song.

The song is about elevation through perseverance. The longer you last the higher you go.

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Rate social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

All of them play a part – Some for dialoguing others for sharing links.

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Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show. 

Practice performing the song.

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Tell us your opinion on frequent releasing of singles or just an album in a while.

I disagree with flooding the market.

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Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

Jay Z.

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Tell us the themes of most of your songs.

I touch basis on all subject matter from being broke to making waves.

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Discuss your recording.

I always look for the perfect sound.

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Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

It is exciting if you follow your dreams.

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Amoon Dass - What Words Mean

Amoon Dass – What Words Mean

 

Amoon Dass - What Words Mean

Amoon Dass – What Words Mean

 

ARTIST NAME: Amoon Dass a.k.a Moon + Haroon Simon

 

SONG TITLE: What Words Mean

 

ALBUM TITLE: Across Borders

 

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2019

 

GENRE: Down-tempo, Electronic, Eastern Classical

 

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Discuss how you develop your melody.

I develop a melody right in my mind. It mostly happens like this now. And before I am afraid to forget it I record that melody as a voice memo on my phone. And when I record that melody, I build my feel, improvisation, and phrasing based on that signature melody.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

My source of inspiration is my late mother, who always supported me in my music journey.

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Tell us the most memorable experience in your music career.

My most memorable experience has been recording with my Gospel band and all the boys wide awake at 4 AM in the morning in the studio; all filled up with energy and motivation, and we were talking, discussing arguing over the final touches to the song. That was one of the times I felt more real than ever.

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Discuss how you build your song.

I generally focus on what the lyrics talk about, and then I decide what type of music would resonate best with it. Same goes with the title of the song.

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Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.

Every piece of my music has a story to it. Every single track, every single song… There is a story of hope, pain, joy, sorrow, anger, grace, love, hate…

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Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.

I focus on promoting music as much as making music nowadays. And I try my best to get my music on the online stores for promotion, hence adding one music track/content…

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

I would do acting or modeling.

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List the names of the instruments you can play.

I can play the following instruments:

Guitar

 

Bass

 

Keys

 

Drums

 

Cajon

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.

Have a positive attitude, don’t envy, and don’t be afraid of the hurdles you might face. Have complete faith in God and keep moving forward in your career even when you can’t see that bright future… Just keep doing it. If you make it…You will be an inspiration to everyone…but if you die trying it… I promise you, you will never regret it.

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Elaborate on melody and rhythm.

For me, the melody is like a side of a coin on which one side is the rhythm. If you can look closely, you can find a pretty significant rhythm in a melody and a significant melody in a rhythm. And that is perfect when you are able to hear the rhythm or the melody vice versa…because the one you can hear or imagine is the only one that would suit it.

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State your future goals.

Want to go to Hollywood, pursue a music career there, build a production studio, and expand it to create a production house.

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Share your recording experience with us.

I had to tie a microphone to a ceiling fan and suspend it in the air to record vocals as I had no mic stand at the moment once. Secondly, I have had to travel to places for recording, taking my gear along with me, which actually is fun at times.

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Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.

For me, I guess it is recording live drums – Because you have to be very careful about the sound, the instrument, and the musician.

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Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Falling in love with things that shouldn’t matter, I guess and one of my most beautiful mistakes also.

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Tell us how you build up your composition.

From my mind to voice memo, from voice memo to a demo, recording on my laptop, and then from that to the studio – I record a punchline melody and then build my phrasing all over it.

 

The music will tell you itself, what should come next. Sometimes I come up with just a title for a song. And then build the composition around it keeping in the mind what the feel of the title says.

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Discuss the relevance of music.

The relevance of music is the key element which keeps your bond to music unbroken. In my life, I came across a time when I had nothing left in my life except music. It was a dark time of temptation but eventually, when I came out of that phase I realized that it’s the music that will stay with me till my very own end. And I want to stay connected to it too…till my very own end.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song is about exploring a blending fusion between Ethnic Eastern and Western Classical instruments such as Sarangi, Clarinet, Tabla, Violin, and Classical Guitar along with a punchy electronic bass line and electronic synth pads going along with drums added on the chorus part of the song.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

My artist name Amoon Dass a.k.a Moon, well everyone mostly goes on with Moon.

 

But my social media accounts are on my name so I keep it original for fans to find me easily.

 

Secondly, the title of the song “What words mean” is a track describing a feeling about our lives and how we make a perception about people and what they say, sometimes it doesn’t mean what we think, sometimes it could mean something we never ever thought of.

 

Thirdly the album name – Actually the album name is ‘Across Borders,’ an album I have been working on.

 

The album involves collaboration with artists around the globe – Like for this track I had gone to Dubai to record it so hence it gets the name Across Borders – And more to come on it as well.

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J-Carter – Spit Raw Wit It

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J-Carter – Spit Raw Wit It

 

J-Carter + Cleva Thoughts – Spit Raw Wit It

 

ARTIST NAME: J-Carter

 

SONG TITLE: Spit Raw Wit It

 

ALBUM TITLE: Take Hip-Hop Back

 

RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

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Wasting no time, J-Carter is back with his third album ‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ within a year.

 

J-Carter states:

“This time around the people will have no choice but to hear me.”

 

He has been criticized about sounding too old school, not having any trap music, no club bangers, and that he should not even be making music at all.

 

With this new album, he plans to silence the critics and leave no room for doubt about his lyrical skills while leaving his mark in this hip-hop game.

 

With 38 tracks spread across this album, there is nothing lacking to quench the thirst of the real hip-hop heads searching for that lyricism and realness.

 

‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ is an album that balances that traditional lyricism with a contemporary outer shell.

 

It aims to bring back the realness and reality that hip-hop was known for since its creation.

 

‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ is the album J-Carter truly believes will leave a mark on the music world, and bring a sound and lyrical objective that has not been heard before in this genre.

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Tell us your names, country of birth and childhood experience.

My name is J-Carter born in the United States. My childhood was pretty good despite growing up in poverty. My mother and father divorced when I was 3 and life from then on taught me some valuable lessons the hard way.

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State your academic qualification.

I am a high school graduate and also attended college for some time going for a business degree.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

It took me some time to get into the rap game due to family obligations and responsibilities I needed to take care of. But I have been writing music since the age of 13 so I’m not new to music; I’m just new to entering the game and putting my name out there for the people.

 

This rap game is tough because it’s oversaturated with so much music; it’s hard to breakthrough for anyone to listen to your voice. That’s why you have to be unique and come with something nobody else is coming with.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

I’m a hip-hop artist and I kinda got the idea for the song soon as I got the beat from my producer.

 

It sort of just came to me, I was thinking this would be dope to have me and another dope female M.C going back and forth with each other. Just throwing lyrical bombs verse after verse! So I put the song together, found Cleva Thoughts and the rest is lyrical HISTORY!

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

Organization and work ethic is the key!! You have to be two steps ahead of everything in this game! Have to be forward thinking, and you can’t let setbacks get the best of you. That’s going to happen! You are going to have bad days, you are going to have bad songs, you are going have bad reviews, but you must have the strength to carry on and keep looking for the next best thing!

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I am on everything! Facebook ads, Twitter ads, Instagram ads, Spotify ads, newspaper – I like word of mouth though, getting in the people’s face and say listen to this! Your music won’t sell itself; you got to make the people hear what you have to say.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Stereo Stickman

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List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

There are too many radio stations to name, but right now my music is playing on over 50 stations across the world and growing. My music has been featured on ItsHipHop.com blog, Real Music Hype, A&R Factory, ArtistRack…

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.

I have been in the game for about two years now, and my main goal is to get my music into as many people’s ears as possible and to change hearts and minds towards God’s will. Money is not the motivation for me, but good music that people can enjoy and elevate them is enough motivation for me

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

I bring a different style to the game and a different perspective than most rappers.

 

I have made songs that haven’t been embraced by the rap community.

 

I love bringing something that makes people think or something people hate or do not want to talk about. What’s the point of being an artist if you can’t paint pictures in people’s minds that make them see something different than what’s in front of them.

 

Most people in this game want to be rappers, in my case I don’t have to want to be a rapper, it comes naturally for me.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My weakness is I expect every song that I write and compose to be a hit, actually, that can be a strength to come to think about it.

 

Also, I have a hard time making club songs, I have tried but it’s not my thing. I am just too lyrical to put a club song together so I just stay in my lane and do what I do best.

 

My strength is my songwriting ability because I can flip a song anyway. I can write about anything from love, to politics. My lyrical diversity is my strength.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Triumph- Wu-Tang Clan,

 

MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know- KRS-ONE,

 

Ether- Nas,

 

The MC- KRS-ONE,

 

Follow The Leader- Rakim.

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

If you want to sell yourself out to the system and the industry to become famous and rich but be a puppet and slave then yes, go and get signed by a major label.

 

If you want creative freedom, all the work you put into all come back to you, and create your own timeline and system and stand on your own 2 feet then stay independent.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I love playing sports (baseball, basketball), I love to study the bible and also the world itself and human behaviour. What makes humans do some of the things we do! That intrigues me, and it makes you a better artist in your music as well.

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State the official date of release.

May 9, 2019.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My name is J-Carter and that is really my government name, I just took the first initial of my first name and put it to my last name. I use to go by the name Jacee, but when my son was born I gave it to him so I had to come up with a new rap name. Jacee stands for J-Jerome’s A- Always C- Conquering  E-Evil   E- Everyday.

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State the title of the album and the meaning.

The album name is called ‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ and it’s pretty self-explanatory. In the rap game now is kinda not hip-hop. Hip-hop used to be known for its realness and authenticity and its power to put the truth in your face and fight the powers that be. It used to be about creativity and pure lyricism and uplifting the minds of people.

 

Now it’s about being fake, how much money you can get, disrespecting women and whoever is in your way, and you don’t have to be lyrically ill to make a song. My album is just a reminder of what Hip-Hop truly is and I’m ‘Taking it Back’ for all who can remember what Hip-hop used to be.

 

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Andreya Triana has dropped an amazing new single entitled ‘Freedom,’ drawn from her forthcoming album ‘Life in Colour,’ through Hi-Tea Records/The Orchard.

 

The upbeat and instantly catchy song, which features Andreya’s rich vocals and powerful lyrics about female empowerment is the third from her new album.

 

‘Freedom’ follows the singles ‘WOMAN’, recently remixed by acclaimed electro-pop duo Nimmo, and ‘Broke’, a soulful track about growing up with her mother.

 

Andreya says about the new song:

“‘Freedom’ is a song about feeling strong and liberated within yourself. For me, that came from learning from the older generation, taking wisdom from my grandmother, learning from my Mum’s triumph and mistakes. Taking all of this wisdom and information and utilizing it to enable me to become the best woman I can be. To live my life freely and truthfully.

 

‘Freedom’ was the first song that Dimitri Tikovoi and I wrote together and was the decider that he should produce most of my album. Dee Adam was amazing in helping me shape the lyric into what the song was to become. I love this song and I hope it uplifts anyone that hears it!”

 

Inspired by womanhood and recorded in London and Stockholm; the upcoming album includes a broad variety of musical influences – soul, blues, pop, reggae, and jazz.

 

Available to pre-order now, it comes in digital, CD and coloured vinyl formats.

 

The third record follows her critically acclaimed 2010 debut ‘Lost Where I Belong’, that Bonobo produced, and her sophomore record ‘Giants’, which came out in 2015.

 

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Andreya Triana is an experimental and self-taught singer and songwriter originally hailing from South East London.

 

Her husky voice is reminiscent of predecessors Lauryn Hill and Cassandra Wilson.

 

Her music is of the moody soul variety more popular with her fellow 21st-century European artists than their American counterparts.

 

Triana moved to Worcester in the West Midlands at 14. At 17 she did an open-mike night at a local music venue where the owner introduced her to a collective of musicians, with whom she formed a group called Bootis.

 

While studying for a degree in music technology in Leeds, Andreya reformed Bootis with new members and a new multi-genre sound.

 

Soon, her love of improvisation would birth her Freeflo Sessions — a one-woman show using a sampler to loop vocals, percussive sounds, and beats live.

 

She toured extensively with her Freeflo Sessions, and because of the creative strength she displayed in the show, in 2006 she took part in the Red Bull Music Academy in Australia, where she further developed her style for improvisation and secured links with some of the best producers and musicians on the music scene.

 

Multiple collaborations ensued daily at the Academy, notably “Tea Leaf Dancers,” a collaboration with hip-hop producer Flying Lotus (released on Warp Records), which caught the attention of Ninja Tune stalwart Simon Green, also known as Bonobo. He featured her on his ‘Black Sands’ album and then offered to produce her first full-length effort, Lost Where I Belong. The 2010 debut was a well-received set of smoky ballads and well-produced mid-tempo soul, all with a distinctive retro feel.

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Paul and Friends – Maybe I’m Right

 

Paul and Friends – Maybe I’m Right

 

ARTIST NAME: Paul and Friends

 

SONG TITLE: Maybe I’m Right

 

ALBUM TITLE:  Hang On to Your Dreams

 

GENRE:  Old School R&B, Country rock, Bluegrass

 

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Discuss your recording experience with your producer.     

Well, I am the composer, arranger, leader of the group, and producer.  Who else does that?  – Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

 

I work the tune and the arrangement of the tune out in my music office.

 

The performance of the pieces takes place in our beautiful studio in north Louisiana.  Sometimes the tune requires 2-3 tracking sessions.

 

Then comes after the true production, smoothing, and sweetening.  That may take another 4-5 sessions.  But we’re always happy with the end product.

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Discuss what comes first and last while creating a song. 

I generally write the chords first, the melody second, and the lyrics third, although sometimes that can get reversed.  The lyrics are becoming increasingly important to me with time.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist.  

Don’t think you’re going to make a million dollars by Friday.  It doesn’t work that way.  Concentrate on the music.  Do what you do best, and keep doing it.  Get sharp at it.  It is a very long, hard road to get any kind of notice.

 

Sometimes, even a major label investing millions of dollars into your recording and promotion will not get you noticed.  It starts with a song.  Write from the heart.  Write about what you feel.

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Discuss your worst experience in the music business.   

One time, our manager put our group on a tour in the northeast USA.  We were due to play somewhere around Boston.  The gig was a nightmare.  The place was empty all the time.  The people working there, including the boss, were packing all the time.

 

The few people that did show up, coming and going were not exactly Nobel Prize Winners.

 

A relation of the lead guitarist’s girlfriend, involved in the music business, committed suicide while we were there.  The place’s administrative staff were not surprised.

 

Some of our instruments were stolen.  When we left, we were shorted on our payment.  We were later told by our manager that this was a front for a variety of nefarious activities which I won’t mention.  We were told by one of the place’s administrative staff to leave town and leave quickly.  This we did.  But other than that, it was a great gig.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection. 

Rejection is part of the game in music or in any other art.  You have to believe in yourself and your own craft and turn your back on rejection.  Just keep on truckin’.  Relish the compliments; ignore the junk.  Everyone has different tastes, and there is no accounting for it.  If you doubt that, take a walk through the FM dial.

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Tell us what you are doing to impact the people around you.  That’s what I strive for.  I want to reach people with my music.  I talked to someone recently who said “I listened to your re-recording of ‘What Christmas Really Means to Me’.  It was beautiful, and I cried at the end.”  I told her “You just told me that all the effort I put into that tune was worth it.”

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Tell us the music that makes you happy.  

Beach Boys, Kenny Rankin, Michael Franks, Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Tayor, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, etc.  Lots.

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Tell us how you make instrumentation to your song.  

The instrumentation comes to me in my mind.  I work the parts out on piano/synthesizer and then chart them.  Every song requires different instrumentation.

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Tell us how you feel when you sing and your fans sing along to your song.   

Wow, that would be nice.

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Tell us the goals you aim to achieve when creating a song.   Once again, I believe that we have been put here on God’s Green Earth to contribute something positive and constructive to it – To be creative in a positive way.  I hope that my music – instrumentally and lyrically does that.

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State your approach to writing.  

Write from the heart.  I try to write memorable melodies with a complex, interesting chord structure beneath.

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Tell us how you plan to develop a unique music style.  

I hope I’ve done that already after many years of writing.

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Tell us how to record a song.  

People do it in many ways.  Billy Joel writes his songs in the studio with his band.  This takes a very long time.  But he has the money to do that.  I, on the other hand, have everything charted and ready to go when I go into the studio.  I have great respect for all of my musicians and feel that I owe it to them to be well prepared for when they come through the door…

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Tell us if you are collaborating with other songwriters or you write alone.   

I mostly write solo.  My few collaborations, here and in Australia, have produced great tunes.  Ha!  Perhaps there’s a message there.

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Discuss your experience with fans. 

I’m afraid that I am a terrible correspondent with our fans.  I really need to give this aspect of the business more attention.

 

But between composing, arranging, producing, doing the graphics, handling all the business of the record company and publishing company, marketing, and promoting, it doesn’t leave a lot of time left for social correspondence.

 

It doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate them.  Indeed, I do.  And their appreciation of our music is evident through their registration on one of our main stations.

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State your experience with booking gigs and shows.  

Paul and Friends is basically a recording group.  But, that having been said, we are all pro’s.  If you’d like us to do a show, just ask.  We’ll be there with bells on.

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Tell us if you consider a song placement in TV or Film.  

I’d love to do that.  Just lead the way.

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Elaborate on the song.   

The title of the main song being promoted here is “Maybe I’m Right.”  It is about a young lady who feels that her beau has been stepping out on her.  She details what makes her suspicions.  She is a little doubtful about her conclusions.

 

In the end, however, she is not – and walks.  The music is a shuffle or swing tune, with jazz undertones.  It will get you swinging back and forth.  Very appealing.

 

Sandy Siepen does a great job on the lead vocal – a lovely voice and delivery.

 

Jimmy Pollard is doing all the keyboard parts and the solo.

 

I’m doing bass, guitar, and all of the background vocals.

 

Recorded in Australia.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.  

Wanna know the truth?  I have had many bands in the US and Australia.  They form, they play, and they break up.  And I just got plain old tired of making up catchy new names for the next band coming off the rank.  So, I thought, Paul and Friends might sound milk toast, but it’s true.  We have a good time in the studio.  The album title?  “Hang On to Your Dreams.”  This was our first album/CD.  It’s an anthology of 30 years of recordings – the cream.

 

I had always wanted to release a recording, ever since I was very young.  The message here is that if you don’t give up, and you keep trying, and give it your best, with luck and some help from The Lord, you’ll make it –  And lo and behold…

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“Hang on to Your Dreams” is not your average CD.  This is not music to be aired today and placed on a dusty shelf or trashed several months from now.  It is quality music designed to be played by generations of listeners.

 

The songs on this CD appeal to listeners ranging from 5 to 85 years of age.

 

The music is beautifully crafted and engineered to be readily accepted by the ear – with haunting melodies, meaningful lyrics, and soothing vocal and instrumental arrangements.

 

It features the writing, performance, and production of Paul Summers, who has been writing music since age 11 – since the cover photo on the CD was taken.  “…And Friends” are the 18 talented musicians with whom Paul has worked on this project.  Some are derived from his US and Australian bands; others are equally talented friends and colleagues who sat in for session work.

 

The album falls into the general category of Acoustic Rock or Adult Contemporary Rock but spans a wide range of categories, including bluegrass, country-rock, R&B, seasonal/Christmas, and Christian.

 

The tunes have been recorded in cities all around the US and Australia.

 

In the US, the songs were recorded in Los Alamitos, CA; New Orleans, LA; and Syracuse, NY.

 

In Australia, in Kuranda, Cairns, Townsville, and Brisbane, Queensland; Sydney, New South Wales; and Perth, Western Australia.

 

This is not your average CD.

 

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Empress – Lovely I Am

 

Empress – Lovely I Am

Empress – Lovely I Am

 

Empress – Lovely I Am

 

ARTIST NAME: Empress

 

SONG TITLE:  Lovely I Am

 

ALBUM TITLE: Lovely I Am

 

RELEASE DATE:  April 19, 2019

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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At just four-years-old, EMPRESS’s life was changed when her hands touched the black and white keys on a keyboard for the first time.

 

Her love for music evolved into a career as a professional dancer, and she was one of the youngest members of the San Francisco Ballet.

 

As her talents developed, EMPRESS moved to New York City where she performed on Broadway as the lead in the Tony award-winning production of An American in Paris.

 

Today, her career comes full-circle, as she creates music as a singer/songwriter – but she’ll never stop dancing.

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Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.

I always start writing music on the piano and the melody usually comes really naturally to me.

 

The melody for ‘Lovely I Am’ came to me in about an hour or less, but it took me over ten years to perfect the song. It’s gone through so many different versions. I recorded a version of it a few years ago but hated the production, and I finally found a producer who I love and trust to help create the right “sound” for this song.

 

Bart Schoudel (who works with all the top pop stars in the world) has a true gift for music and came up with the production.

 

He creates tracks where the vocals are always the center of attention and the track surrounds the vocals like a beautiful sonic picture frame.

 

‘Lovely I Am’ was our first collaboration of many to come.

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Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.

I think that fame and selling records come after you create great music and have a great relationship with your fans.

 

My fans are incredibly smart, inspiring, talented, empowered and encouraging people and I feel so lucky to have their support!

 

Focusing energy on creating music that connects with your fans on a deep level is the most important quality that I think most famous people have in common.

 

I don’t really believe that famous people ever focus on being famous, long-lasting fame comes along with creating beautiful art and connecting honestly with your fans.

 

I strive to create music and art that is raw, honest and always write lyrics that I truly believe in.

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Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.

I was a ballerina for most of my career, so the first reaction is usually “I didn’t know you could sing!”

 

My debut single ‘Lovely I Am’ is such a dancer’s anthem and the dance community has been so supportive and kind.

 

The biggest surprise has been receiving a ton of messages from strangers and non-dancers who tell me that they really love the song and that the lyrics speak to them – which means so much to me! I mean, I expected only close friends and family to listen and support me, but to get messages from people I’ve never met from all over the world has been really incredible.

 

I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response. People seem to really like the song which makes me so happy.

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Explain how to deal with fear on stage.

One of my ballet teachers growing up told me to always make friends with the audience.  I have used that trick my entire career and it really works for me.

 

The bonus trick that I picked up on Broadway was to remember to breathe and be present in each moment. When you are truly present, I find that it’s actually really hard to get nervous.

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Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.

The main difference I notice is the use of real instruments in old classic records versus synthetic instruments of today’s music.

 

There is something really special about live instruments that bring magical energy to a record that you just can’t duplicate with a computer.

 

Those old records are really exciting to listen to because it was all done live and you couldn’t fake anything, but today’s music blows my mind because of all the crazy things you can do.

 

The level of perfection that you can achieve in modern recording studios with auto-tuning and adjusting tempo, keys, etc. is incredible!

 

It’s also cost-effective for indie artists to use synthetic instrument sounds instead of having to hire musicians to record on a track.

 

Technology has opened the door for literally anyone to be able to call themselves a recording artist. I’m not sure if that is a positive thing or not, but that’s what’s happening in the current landscape of the music industry (in my perspective at least).

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Tell us an interesting experience in your music career that is significant.

I have technically been an artist since I was four years old, but I have never identified myself as an artist!

 

In the ballet and on Broadway, I never felt in control of my artistry because I was dancing someone else’s steps (and there’s a right and wrong way to dance those steps), I didn’t get to choose my partner, or the music, or the costumes, or the lighting, the words I got to say nor the emotion my character’s supposed to feel. It’s like I was the car and someone else was steering me in the direction they wanted to go.

 

As a singer/songwriter I finally have freedom in my artistry. I can’t tell you how incredibly empowering it feels to finally have creative control over my artistic career. It takes a lot of responsibility, but it is so refreshing to be able to make it all happen by myself for myself.

 

Now that I have completely spoiled myself with artistic freedom, there’s no going back!

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Tell us your best means of expressing yourself.

ART! I love being able to express myself in music, lyrics, and dancing.

 

Expressing myself with words and lyrics is new for me and I am having so much fun being able to express myself through this new medium.

 

I had to learn how to express myself with my body as a ballerina and, unfortunately, most of the world doesn’t usually understand ballet miming LOL.

 

Being able to communicate with words seems like a piece of cake compared to ballet miming but I am grateful I know both languages.

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Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics, and religion. 

I feel strongly that the only way that we will change and create a better world is by creating beautiful art that stimulates empowering and positive thoughts in people. I aim to channel all of my political ideas and personal beliefs through my creativity as an artist, so I’ll let my art speak for itself.

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Discuss how you plan to create timeless music that your fans can cherish forever. 

I took two and a half years to plan my career in the music industry before I released a single song. I wanted to make sure I knew exactly who I wanted to be as an artist and what I wanted to accomplish in my career.

 

I took a lot of time studying different artists by reading and watching everything I could about them, I spoke to a bunch of people in the music industry to pick their brain on what the current landscape of the music industry looks like, I wrote hundreds of songs, recorded different genres to find the perfect style for me, learned how to produce my own music, and did a little bit of everything so that I would always appreciate every single person that works with me throughout my career.

 

Finally, I took a lot of time to put together a team of core people who I respect and trust to be the foundation of my music career. I realize that I will only be as good as my team, and I am really happy with the incredibly talented people that I have assembled.

 

I know what I want in my music career and can see my dream much clearer, thanks to the past couple years of dreaming as big as I can.

 

Now for the fun part, actually turning my dreams into reality…

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List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.

Spice Girls

Because they literally empowered an entire generation of girls with their slogan “GIRL POWER”! I really think that they have a big part in how strong and powerful this generation of women have become.

 

I mean, look at the #MeToo movement; this has been a problem since the beginning of time, but the women of this generation have finally found their voice. I give all the credit to the Spice Girls for inspiring me to become EMPRESS.

 

Beyonce

Need I say more?

 

Michael Jackson

I know he’s a touchy topic right now, but Michael was an incredible performing artist.

 

I have learned so much from studying his stage presence and watching that man perform.

 

Despite what he did in his personal life, I really appreciate his talent.

 

Quincy Jones

Every single thing that this man touches turns to gold!

 

He is the mastermind behind so many artists and their success.

 

He has changed the world of music for the better and continues to contribute to the greater good of the music world every single day.

 

Adele

I just love her voice.

 

Sia

She is such an incredible songwriter and her voice is so unique. She is the definition of a true artist in my opinion.

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Tell us your viewpoint on discriminating.

I was home-schooled and was raised to treat everyone the way that you would want to be treated. To this day, I still do not understand discrimination, so I am not even going to try to answer that question.

 

I just don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to realize that we are all human beings living on the same planet. I feel like that’s a pretty big thing to have in common with each other right?

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Tell us your favorite books and state your reason. 

I loved Harry Potter growing up because those books stimulated my imagination and developed a love of reading that has continued in my adult life.

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Tell us what triggers your creativity. 

Everything – I’m not really sure if there is one thing that triggers my creativity. It’s never the same thing twice, so it can be hard to pinpoint where it comes from.

 

Sometimes it feels a bit…like I am hit by a wave of creativity that is coming from somewhere else and I am just the vessel that brings the music to life. It sounds a bit whimsical, but that’s how it feels.

 

Other times, I will write songs by reliving an emotional experience or by observing someone else’s life experience.

 

Sometimes it’s an image that sparks the song, sometimes it’s a chord or a phrase, but it always begins with passionate emotion – I have to believe in what I sing about, or else I lose interest.

 

A fun fact, my body never forgets songs that I write. Sometimes a song that I wrote when I was four years old will come back to me when I sit down at a familiar piano. I will start playing a piano tune that I haven’t thought about in decades! I almost never have to write anything down, not only because I hate sight reading, but because somehow my body (or muscle memory) remembers the song.

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Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.

I could write a song about anything as long as I care about it. I focus on writing music that has a deeper meaning and a purpose and I try to write music that makes me feel empowered because I want to stimulate that emotion in my fans.

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Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.

I love each one of my song babies and it’s really hard to choose a one!

 

‘Lovely I Am’ means so much to me because it was one of my first songs. The song helped me turn a difficult time in my life into an empowering life experience which leads me to dream bigger and go after my dreams.

 

Each song on my EP is really powerful in its own way, but ‘Lovely I Am’ is a really special one that started my career in music.

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Tell us how you compose your song.

It’s different every time, but one thing that I have noticed about myself recently is that am very visual when writing music. I usually visualize a story that I want to write about and then I figure out how to put words and a melody together that conveys the image I am seeing in my head.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Lovely I Am’ dives underneath the surface of the dark politics of being a dancer in a ballet company.

 

You see, ballet is a visual art form where dancers are judged by the way they look externally.

 

If the director of a company doesn’t like the way you are looking, he replaces you with one of the million dancers waiting in line to take your role. That happened to me a lot throughout my career while I was going through puberty. My body was changing and I felt like I was being punished for it by being replaced by dancers who looked prettier than me. That can be really hard to wrap your head around as a young woman and it’s a game no one can win.

 

I was eventually fired for “not fitting in with the other girls” and felt defeated.

 

One night a girl got injured before a performance and I was the only one who knew her part. I knew that the Director didn’t want me onstage, but he had no choice. While I was onstage I remembered how much I loved to dance and I imagined that I looked as beautiful to the audience as I felt on the inside. At that moment, I stopped playing the game and started focusing on my inner beauty. When I let my beauty radiate from within, it actually changed the way people saw me on the outside.

 

After the performance, the Director called me into his office and I was rehired.

 

Nothing had changed except for my energy and acceptance of myself.

 

I wrote ‘Lovely I Am’ in a tutu in one of the San Francisco opera house’s sound rooms during a break in one of the annual Nutcracker performances. It just came to me in about a half hour.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

I chose the stage name EMPRESS because I wanted to empower myself to be the ruler over my own life.

 

I would absolutely love to inspire other people to do the same, but I am done pointing the finger outwardly.

 

I want to focus all my energy on myself because I know that I can’t take care of others if I can’t take care of myself first.

 

How cool would the world be if everyone was the ruler of our own personal life? I think it would be awesome!

 

The title ‘Lovely I Am’ is my poetic statement of self-empowerment as a woman and artist.

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EMPRESS Uplifts with Soulful Debut Single – “Lovely I Am”

 

San Francisco, California, April 16, 2019 – Today, EMPRESS released her debut single, “Lovely I Am,” to radio stations and bloggers.

 

It will be available to the public on April 19th. The song is part of a concept album, which was produced by two-time GRAMMY nominee, Bart Schoudel. The rest of the six-song album is set to be released this summer.

 

Schoudel, whose GRAMMY nods stem from his work with Beyoncé and Justin Bieber, shared, “EMPRESS is truly an artist soul. Few have been able to connect and meld so many facets of performance in dance, music, and art the way she can. In “Lovely I Am,” she dives deep into the struggle and sacrifices that come with following your passions, and most importantly, finding self-love on the journey.”

 

EMPRESS is a fresh-face in the pop music scene, but she has spent a lifetime dancing to – and creating – the beat. This experience is mirrored in “Lovely I Am,” which she wrote to reflect upon the duality of the condemnation she experienced as a professional ballerina, and the empowerment she felt from rising above it.

 

EMPRESS’s “Lovely I Am” music video, which will premiere on May 10th, is directed by Luke Willis, choreographed by Benjamin Freemantle, and features members of San Francisco Ballet.

 

“I want to empower people to be their own empress or emperor – ruler of their personal world,” EMPRESS said.

 

“When people hear my music, I want them to realize that they’re capable of manifesting their dreams, and to remember to always dream big! That’s why I call myself EMPRESS – not because I rule over anyone else. It’s because I’m empowering myself to rule my own life.”

 

On April 28th, EMPRESS is debuting her entire album live at Black Cat in San Francisco. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the venue’s website.

 

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NyuKyung - Let It Spray

NyuKyung – Let It Spray

 

NyuKyung - Let It Spray

NyuKyung – Let It Spray

 

ARTIST NAME: NyuKyung

 

SONG TITLE: Let It Spray

 

RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap

 

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Tell us your names, country of birth and childhood experience.

James Pak, professionally known as NyuKyung was born in Tacoma, Washington.

 

I started music at the age of 9 and began making music at age 11.

 

I started off on Myspace and graduated to YouTube.

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State your academic qualification.

Senior at Simon Fraser University: undergraduate in Criminology.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

I am relatively new in the music industry and my publishing company is a record label out of Houston, Texas called UrbaNomyx.

 

My skills as an artist include songwriting, mixing, singing, and rapping.

 

I have been working on my craft and developing my sound at an early age so I am very efficient and skilled when it comes to creating music.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

Hip Hop/Rap.

 

I wanted to make a cinematic type of video that could accurately display the emotions of the song.

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

From my experience I realized a lot of issues between artists and labels come from a lack of transparency.

 

A good record label should not hide things from their artists and respect the creativity of each individual.

 

I understand music is a business but conflicts would be avoided if priority is given to communication between the artists and the labels than the amount of money to be made.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

Facebook/Instagram Ads, YouTube Ads.

 

I am working with three professional indie marketing firms…

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Explain the story behind the song.

I remember feeling alone and trapped nearing the end of my football career and college degree, with only $50 to my name; frustrated and angry I sat in my room brainstorming on how to make my dream into a reality.

 

I started looking through beats and found one that spoke to me; I downloaded the track onto my phone and went outside in the snow for some fresh air to clear my head.

 

As I sat in the cold night listening to the instrumental on repeat, the words and melody came to me immediately.

 

The first time I listened back to the finished version of the song, I knew that this was going to be the track that would launch my career.

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List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

HipHop Canada

 

Global Money World

 

BLATANTLY BLUNT

 

CCG Network Radio

 

Nick Visco’s Hip-Hop Shop

 

Anno Domini Nation

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Videographer – Shinigami Films

 

Manager – Heavy Gatz

 

Producer – J. Cook

 

Crew:

Artist: Danny Riguez

 

Artist: UrCelph

 

Artist: RobNGive2TheKidz

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Elaborate on the song and music video.

‘Let It Spray’ is my first official release and it means a lot to me because the song originates from a place of doubt and insecurity. I really poured my heart out into the song and my videographer did an amazing job capturing every detail.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.

I have been making music since I was 11 but only been in the music business officially for five months. The journey so far has been unreal. The feedback and success I have had over these past five months are mind-blowing. I never expected things to move so quickly.

 

In this short amount of time I was chosen for the Anno Domini Cypher, won the 2019 Anno Domini Contest,  been on BuzzFeed, Hip Hop Canada, The London Post, and many other Hip Hop websites and blogs.

 

I want to be one of the greatest to ever pick up a mic and leave a lasting legacy with my music.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Everything about me from my appearance to my sound is unique. There are other Asian artists out there but I bring something completely different to the table.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My biggest strength is my work ethic and willingness to learn and ask for help. At the end of the day, I am a fan of Hip Hop before I am an artist.

 

My biggest weakness is that I am my biggest critic. My competitive nature and obsession with improvement can really have an effect on my mental health. This is why it is important for me to continue and find a balance in everything I do.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Believe Me – Lil Zay Osama

 

Lost Boy – Ruth B

 

YouTube Rapper – Token & Tech N9ne

 

2 Years – Lil Zay Osama

 

Statues – Junoflo

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

Both have their benefits but ideally, I would do everything myself and stay independent. I’m a big fan of Nipsey Hussle and he is an artist I want to emulate. The way Nipsey made an impact on the industry all while owning his own masters and being his own boss is what I strive for.

 

However, I am not opposed to signing to a major label under the right conditions. Every artist has their own journey and right now I am just taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I am a college football player so a lot of my free time is spent training. It gets difficult trying to balance music, football, and school but it will all worth it at the end.

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List your various works.

Real One

 

Akuma

 

Lamborghini Dream

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State the official date of release.

May 10th, 2019.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

I go by NyuKyung (Pronounced New King) and it’s actually my Korean name. It’s supposed to be pronounced (No – Gyung) but people had a lot of difficulties pronouncing it so I and my manager discussed it and decided to change it to New King and capitalize the K.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is entitled ‘Let It Spray’ because when I made the song I was extremely frustrated and wanted to let loose and wreak havoc on everything around me. I had just invested a lot of money into my home studio and had no idea where I was going to go from there.

 

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Esther Turner – Never Change

Esther Turner – Never Change

 

Esther Turner – Never Change

Esther Turner – Never Change

 

Esther Turner – Never Change

 

ARTIST NAME: Esther Turner

 

SONG TITLE:  Never Change

 

RELEASE DATE: 10/5/2109

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Birmingham born and bred artist Esther Turner was exposed to music from a young age with influences of Joni Mitchell, Craig David, Avril Lavigne Micheal Jackson, which later encouraged her to seek her own musical preferences.

 

She has supported a number of high profile acts including Ed Sheeran, The Jacksons, and Boyzlife.

 

Esther is as much at home on the big stage as busking on the high street but she can usually be found playing local live music venues. Keen to further develop her sound.

 

The recent evolution of her acoustic style has seen her experimenting with a growing number of electronic effects units to produce a complex and engaging live performance.

 

Esther is working hard on her original records (plus accompanying music videos on YouTube).

 

2019 BBC Introducing WM made her brand single ‘The Great Escape’ February track of the month and has previously described her as a ‘grafter’ and ‘busking legend.’

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Discuss the story behind your music video.

The video is set in a posh house where “Madame Delacroix’’ is teaching me how to be a “lady.”

 

I start to rebel throughout the video and the outcome is that you don’t need to be someone you are not and we should embrace each other’s differences.

 

In the video, I am wearing a bright pink frilly dress, which is the complete opposite to what I would ever wear as I’m a tomboy and I’m just being true to myself.

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State the name of the locations in your music video.

My mom’s friend kindly let me use her house for the day to film.

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List the members of the crew that produced this video and use this opportunity to thank them.

My friends at Pixel Pro Media: Brad O’Neil and Stefan Paiu.

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Explain your emotional state while shooting the music video.

The video was a lot of fun to film everyone was bouncing ideas off each other and it was also a lovely experience to have my Nan acting in the video; her role was “Madame Delacroix.”

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Discuss your music career so far.

I’ve been singing since the age of 10. After college I turned down a place at Birmingham University to concentrate on my music career since then I have been gigging up and down the country and busking to promote my music.

 

I have supported a number of high profile acts including The Jacksons, Boyzlife, Ed Sheehan.

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Tell us if you aspire to go into acting.

I’ve done some amateur theatre productions in the past and I do enjoy acting in my music videos.

 

It makes me happy that I can mix a little bit of acting with my music.

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Tell us your gains and losses in the music business.

My gains are that I love performing; I do nine gigs a week and everything I earn goes back into my music – So that I’m able to create my videos and have studio time and travel. 🙂

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List the media that have supported you so far with this song.

BBC WM

 

Switch Radio

 

BBC London

 

The Sound Lab

 

Merryn Music Feed

 

South Birmingham Radio

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Tell us how you manage your time.

I’m doing gigs most weekends and I travel over the country doing busking.

 

I also sing at schools and encourage young people to sing since I am a full-time unsigned artist.

 

I try to take every opportunity and work hard to think of different ways I can progress and reach my goals.

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Tell us how you are able to actualize success in your music career.

Hard work, setting goals, networking, putting everything I earn into progressing myself.

 

Always practicing and regularly performing.

 

I am constantly promoting my music.

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Tell us if you an independent artist or you are a signed artist and tell us how you run your music career.

I’m an independent artist, I feel social media is the key place to promote my music, also performing so I do a lot of busking and I have a sign so that people can easily find me on social media.

 

I’m passionate about making my videos and songs upbeat and sharing positive vibes.

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List the individuals responsible for writing, production, recording and directing.

Recorded at The Oxygen Rooms in Birmingham.

 

Producer: Tom Brookhouse.

 

Songwriter: Esther Turner.

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Tell us the instruments put together for the song.

The song has EDM vibes and pop production.

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Tell us your experience recording in the studio and shooting the music video.

Recording in the studio is always exciting I and Tom Brookhouse have so much fun and he completely understands my ideas and sound. With my videos, I always try and get the story across as I feel it important to send a positive message to my followers.

 

I’m lucky to have such talented friends to help me put all my ideas together.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist planning to shoot a music video. 

Make sure the video is true to you. Have fun with the filming and try experimenting.

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Tell us the estimate of a commercial music video based on your experience. 

Between £800-£2000.

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Tell us the reason you shot a video for this song.

“Never Change” is one of my favourite songs I’ve written so far and I’m really passionate about the meaning behind the song so I felt a video would be a great way to share the message.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Esther Turner -This is my real name. I started performing when I was 10 years old doing gigs and local pubs so for 14 years I have built up my fan base as Esther Turner.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

‘Never Change’ – It’s about being true to yourself, your beliefs and true loves.

 

Sometimes others might express their opinions and tell you ‘you are living your life wrong and say you should or shouldn’t be doing things.’

 

But you shouldn’t have to change yourself for anyone else…

 

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