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Music News: The Movie | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
HIP HOP NEWS

30-06-2020 15:16 GMT


THE MOVIE

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Pennsylvania, USA | Indie artist, Born Ready

If real hip hop music is what you are into, you may need to clear out your whole schedule for the next couple of hours, maybe even more.

Hailing from Pennsylvania, USA, Born Ready made his mark on his local hip hop scene back in 2013 with the release of the critically acclaimed single, “Focused”, a single that still resonates very well with any and every discerning hip hop music fan with a no-nonsense attitude towards the genre, which sadly is flooded with a lot of, well, nonsense, nowadays. "Focused" was just one of many tracks from the rising Pittsburgh sensation's "Death Of A Dollar" album, which raised the bar for emerging rappers to a level that may never really be achievable again by anyone other than himself. In a relatively short space of time Born Ready was able to single-handedly build a repertoire of music that was and still is not just unique, but also excelled musically, artistically and on almost every front according to some of the toughest underground hip hop critics out there. In 2016, he released his most highly rated single, “Bendin Corners”. The music video of the song featured a cameo by Bad Boy Records artist, Yung Joc, famous for the single, “It’s Goin Down” and there were speculations about a collaboration in the works. He later followed with a compilation of some of his best works to date, titled “The Movie” before mysteriously dropping off the radar. There has recently been talks about new works in progress.

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Music News: Unfamiliar Ceilings | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
HIP HOP NEWS

29-06-2020 14:40 GMT


UNFAMILIAR CEILINGS

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New Hampshire, USA | Indie artist, Eyenine

Dover, New Hampshire native, Eyenine has been hailed as one of the most talented and most creatively adventurous emerging underground rappers in the North East of the United States today. Spotted by RZA of the iconic hip hop group, the WuTang Clan very early in his career, he has had the opportunity to explore the full depths of his creativity and grow artistically without compromise alongside some of the genre's greats. He is not one to release new music very regularly but when he does, it's nothing short of monumental. His last release was the sensational 12 track album, “A Reason For Departure” on the 4th of May, 2019. Back in March, when the world was going into lockdown and he sadly announced that his tour, the “Old Couch Tour” which was in progress at the time had to be brought to an end, he told fans he was using the new found spare time to put in some extra work in the studio and released a sneak preview of what he was working on. Just over 2 months on, he has emerged with a brand new record that according to critics, is one for the books. The new track, titled “Unfamiliar Ceilings” was released in the form of an animated music video on the 25th of May. Streaming and download links for Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play Music, Soundcloud and other popular digital music services and music platforms for independent music will be provided as they become available.

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Music News: Chicago Fire | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC LICENSING
SYNTHPOP NEWS

28-06-2020 13:11 GMT


CHICAGO FIRE

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Synthpop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Synthpop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | California, USA | Indie artist, Megan Mcduffee

California’s critically acclaimed freelance music-composer-turned-recording-artist, Megan McDuffee went into lockdown working hard and emerged working even harder. Her latest single, “Relax”, which was released on the 1st of May is doing well to bring joy to many fans emerging from their respective lockdowns across the United States and continues to receive rave reviews. Even after several hit singles and albums as a recording artist, Megan has always remained an avid music composer at heart. Her latest soundtrack album, “River City Girls”, a massive 50 track album for a limited edition PlayStation video game titled “River City Girls” sold out months before it was officially released and is still the centre of attention of video game fans and criticals several months on. As an artist, nothing could be more reassuring than knowing your music is out there in the world working just as hard for you as you did for it, and Megan has never been a stranger to success in that aspect. This week another of her records was licensed and featured on NBC’s latest promo of the drama series, “Chicago Fire”. [Watch clip below]

Music News: YKTV | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
HIP HOP NEWS

27-06-2020 00:40 GMT


YKTV

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Giftgable

New York underground hip hop sensation, Giftgable made his mark locally with his debut single, “Plankin”, which was so infectious and catchy it was featured on American Idol shortly after its release back in 2012. Hailed for its shear authenticity and originality, it was, and still is, such an exciting record to listen to that it still comes up in important discussions relating to the East Coast’s emerging hip hop scene. The track has single-handedly seen to it that its creator, Giftgable, founder and CEO of independent record label, Money Matters Entertainment has remained one of the highly rated and closely watched emerging hip hop artists in Brooklyn since.

Giftgable is known for his unashamedly and fearlessly honest lyrics, rugged sound and generally ruthless vibe. He is one of those artists that never follows trends or compromises in any way at all in order to gain mass appeal but he achieves exactly that every single time. After the success of his 2019 single, “Smith-N-Wesson” back in August, he has returned with a new song, “YKTV”. The new record was released on the 12th of May and is currently only available to stream on YouTube. Streaming and download links for Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud and other popular digital music streaming and download services will be provided as they become available.

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Music News: Belles And Gals | Music Discovery XO


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES
COUNTRY POP NEWS

26-06-2020 00:01 GMT


BELLES AND GALS

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Country Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Country Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | California, USA | Indie artist, Christie Huff

She’s become a local sensation on the West Coast of the United States over the past couple of years, and independent Los Angeles country pop singer songwriter, Christie Huff is now well on her way to becoming California's next big international music recording artist according to many critics and fans who have followed and watched very closely as she has evolved progressively over the course of her illustrious career. Christie has been featured on a plethora of online gigs, podcasts and webcasts since the global lockdowns began back in March, and her new single, “Halfway Fell” is enjoying the benefits of the vast exposure that has resulted. “Halfway Fell” was released to critical acclaim on the 5th of June. The song is being predicted to become a summer hit like all 3 of its predecessors released this year, which are doing exceptionally well. This week, she played a live gig on “Belles And Gals”, the UK media platform dedicated to the ladies of country and americana music.

Music News: Adventures Of A Songwriter | Music Discovery XO


WEB SERIES/PODCASTS
ADULT CONTEMPORARY NEWS

25-06-2020 18:48 GMT


ADVENTURES OF A SONGWRITER

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Adult Contemporary artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Adult Contemporary performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Christina Custode

The music industry has changed considerably over the past couple of decades. It continues to change more rapidly and dramatically with every passing moment, especially in light of the recent pandemic, lockdowns around the world, and the issues of racial equality which are now having to be addressed as a matter of urgency in every walk of life in every country owing to the recent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA by police officers. Sonically, stylistically, artistically, fiscally and in almost every aspect, the music business seems to be taking on a whole new form. So how are artists adjusting to these changes and changing times in general? In her new podcast series, critically acclaimed emerging New York singer songwriter, Christina Custode gives fans the opportunity to explore the changing music industry with her, as she navigates the new landscape on her mission to become the next big adult contemporary artist out of the East Coast of the United States. The podcast is titled “One Note At A Time” and is available to stream on Google Podcasts, Breaker, Spotify, Radio Republic, Blogger, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Anchor and all popular podcast streaming services.

Music News: Ashes | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
ALTERNATIVE POP NEWS

24-06-2020 19:13 GMT


ASHES

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Alternative Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Alternative Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Hannah Gill

New York singer songwriter, Hannah Gill is emerging from lockdown bearing gifts, after bringing so much joy and reassurance to fans from her home through live online concerts during these very unpredictable, unprecedented and unsettling times. Her latest record is the third in a series of exciting new singles that have been released about a week apart as lockdowns around the world tentatively come to an end and the world returns to a new normal, whatever that may be. “Thinking of you” was released on the 15th of May, followed by “Take Your Time” on the 22nd. “Ashes” was released on the 5th of June on Bandcamp and on the 10th of June on Apple Music, Spotify and other digital music services. All proceeds from the Bandcamp release are being donated to the Black Visions Collective.

Music News: Pressed | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
HIP HOP NEWS

23-06-2020 17:20 GMT


PRESSED

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Mississippi, USA | Indie artist, Coolidge

They first joined forces back in 2012 for the critically acclaimed single, “Can I Have Your Number”; and Mississippi underground hip hop sensation, Drevo Coolidge and Texas underground hip hop sensation, OG Snap have blazed trails in the genre and enjoyed successful careers independently on their local music scenes since. Back in March, the two teamed up once again on a track titled “About Me”. The record continues to receive high praises from some of the toughest hip hop critics and fans in the Southern region of the United States, and much like its predecessor is being predicted to become a summer hit that will be celebrated for years to come. Amidst the buzz surrounding the record, they have returned just over 2 months later with yet another one for the books. “Pressed” was released on the 29th of May as the first single from South Carolina hip hop DJ, DJ Apollo’s new mixtape, “Trap Olympz”.

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Music News: Do You Miss R&B? | Music Discovery XO


WEB SERIES/PODCASTS
R&B NEWS

22-06-2020 17:44 GMT


DO YOU MISS R&B?

Indie Music Press Releases (June 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Jackie's Boy

He recently started his own record label, his new single with Shawn Stockman of the legendary R&B group, Boys II Men is causing pandemonium across the United States, and his career as a solo R&B artist is taking off at high speed in all the right directions. Critically acclaimed Grammy award winning songwriter, Jackie’s Boy is stopping at nothing to bring real R&B music back to centre stage. The Savannah, Georgia sensation recently started a new web series called “Do You Miss R&B”, in which he discusses issues surrounding the genre and current events, and also interviews special guests. The series is broadcast live every month on Instagram. This month’s episode was broadcast on Sunday, the 7th of June and featured special guest; the talented, nationally syndicated on-air personality, Sasha The Diva. [Streaming link below]