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Music News: Can't Let Go | Music Discovery XO



05-08-2022 16:22 GMT


Indie Music Press Releases (August 2022) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Reggae 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 Reggae performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Florida, USA | Indie artist, Honorebel

I want to talk about a touchy subject today, before we get into this news story but I have a feeling you’re not going to like it. In fact I know you’re not going to like it at all. I can tell you’re already cringing slightly. It’s a dirty subject many male rappers are talking about too openly for comfort nowadays and one that dirty female rappers have started talking about openly too. In the spirit of keeping things clean (ironically), let’s use the phrase “Fellatio of the buttocks” - yeah I said it! And heck yeah, I went there, I brought it up. And we are going to sit down right here right now and discuss it once and for all. 

Now, I understand you didn’t come here to discuss this and probably wouldn’t do it under normal circumstances but it’s an issue that’s been bothering me and I really wanted to get it off my chest so my mind can rest. Why are the youth going to these lengths to please their spouses? Would you respect your spouse if they ate your ass on a Monday? Oops!! I said it, darn 😊 (I meant to say "tossed your salad on a Monday", that sounds so much more elegant doesn't it? Like they had a napkin and everything, he-he-he). On a Monday, and it wasn’t even your birthday, or Christmas; you didn’t get a promotion or just get out of prison, nothing; they just did that and then got up a few hours later and went to work with that filthy filthy mouth. Would you still kiss them the same way? Okay I think it’s off my chest now. I’ve realised why it was bothering me so much. And I’ll tell you. 

As a writer, their could be no greater sense of achievement than creating your very own word and getting it into the Oxford dictionary; and this very moment I realised my calling – to come up with a socially acceptable word for “Fellatio of the buttocks” - as I'll start calling it now in the meantime, and a word for people who like to indulge in it too. OMG I’m so excited, words are popping into my head already. How does “Butt”er Love sound? Or wait, wait how about Brown Cherry Pie? Or Brown Berry? Or Brown Cherry? Or wait, Pink Eye Pie? No wait, Stinky Pinky - nah, that’s too strong. Dirty Brownie? What about Anal"eat"ics? Oh snap, I’ve got it – Analogy. Oh darn that’s a word already, would have been spot on though. How about Where’d-Dis-Corn-Come-From (as one word, i.e. Whereddiscorncomefrom - clever ey? No?). LOL, why do these all sound like cocktails? He-he-he, never mind anyway. I’ll make sure you are first to know once I’ve figured it out. And you better not steal my idea 😊. Just kidding, I trust you. Follow me @skunkradiolive and come back here in a few weeks, I’m sure I’ll have a word by then.

Alright let’s get serious now, back to the main story of the day. Let’s get our minds out of the gutter and focus. You ready? You’re gonna love it. And you know, it was really exciting brainstorming with you just now, we should do it again sometime. 

There's been news about a new Honorebel album in the works but nothing is final yet. A few dates were mentioned, which have now passed, there was even talk of a title "444", but nothing so far. A series of exciting new singles have however been surfacing and building the buzz surrounding the critically acclaimed independent Miami, Florida reggae music sensation once again, and fans and die-hard reggae music critics - who, more often than not find it hard to find anything to criticize; are getting really excited about the possibility of a new album on the way. Among the several collaborative projects with award-winning world-renowned artists, the single "Can't Let Go", his latest work with Los Angeles, California rapper Snoop Dogg is really causing a lot of pandemonium and is proving to be one of the top independent summer reggae anthems this year. It's been just over 6 years since the pair last worked together, on the track "Lift Me Up", back in 2016. The song is available to stream and download on Soundcloud and selected independent music promotion platforms

Lyk Dis?



14-07-2022 04:29 GMT


Indie Music Press Releases (July 2022) - 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 | New York, USA | Indie artist, Tamara Bubble

Weird stuff keeps me up late at night sometimes. Like: why wouldn’t Ross and Rachel from “Friends” just get back together? They were on a break darn it! Why couldn’t she just understand, and just deal with it? Huh?! I’ve done worse on my lunch break and no one ever found out. Oops!! I’ve said too much. Let’s move on quickly ... 

Or that Laura girl from that old “Family Matters” show. Why wouldn’t she just get with Steve and give him a chance? He wanted her so so bad. Good lord, he wanted her Bad! 

But you know what really keeps me up at night? When is Uber going to start hiring more female or female-friendly drivers? I’m sick of these darn "speed racers"  (and yes, I'm pretty sure they cum too quick as well 😆, after all that's what speed racers do), driving crazy like that driver in that old movie “Ghost”. Sometimes I actually wake up the morning after with only vague memories of getting in a cab; feeling like a ghost and dreading the worst - that the Uber crashed and I died. Then I remember what I’d been doing before getting in the taxi, phew!! and I'm totally relieved. In case you were wondering what I'd been doing, none of your business okay - just stuff. Okay I hang out around rappers sometimes late at night after work alright? You got me. Sue me. And no, I’m no Bill Clinton or Snoop Doggy Dogg, but if you smoke around me I’ll be sure to inhale it, every last bit of it, right before telling you off for smoking indoors or nearby and storming out like I didn't enjoy every bit of it for the several hours that had past, he-he-he. 

But this is not about me, or Uber drivers that cum too quick... 

Brooklyn, New York hip hop sensation Tamara Bubble just released a hot new record with emerging Utah indie pop sensation Shanin Blake. Like many records Tamara has released since the start of her illustrious independent music career, the record is causing a stir among her peers and is once again threatening to raise the bar for emerging female rappers and R&B singers so high Wiz Khalifa would try to reach it (but he's not a female rapper, so he'll never get there obviously). According to many critics this one will be sure to keep a lot of female rappers up at night. The music video for the new track "Lyk Dis" premiered on YouTube on the 1st of June. The song is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and all popular digital music streaming and download platforms and apps

What is a Rock 'n Rolla?



14-07-2022 03:13 GMT


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Music industry update | Mississippi, USA | Indie artist, Coolidge

Anonymous posting is what allows us at the SRL writers' room to express ourselves freely without the fear of backlashes, persecution or whatever may result if any of us hurts anyone’s feelings or unsettles anyone in any way (accidentally obviously 😊). Sadly it happens more often than not nowadays because everyone is so darn sensitive now. So buckle up, that’s all I’m saying. Don’t worry I’ll be gentle. Wait, that sounded weird (thinking emoji) …

Anyway, you know that awesome feeling you get when you tie your gym shorts really tight for a session, and then the next time you put them on they are really loose?

 You are not about to have it 😊, He-he-he, sorry to disappoint you. 

 Wait, you’ve never had it? Wait, wait, wait, wait. You don’t have gym shorts!? WTF!! Okay stop playing, you’ve got gym shorts right? Don’t make my head explode right now. What do you do after a night of strong weed and really good cake? Sleep? OMG!! You’re totally killing me right now… Alright moving on, that’s your business, be you. It’s all good, and I totally mean that – it’s all good, everything you do is totally fine, no matter how anyone feels about it, screw them, in fact screw me for bringing that up, I don’t know what I was thinking.

Now, let’s get right down to the main story of the day, the reason you and I both are here right now interacting – you reading and me writing. I don’t know about you but as a writer this is so exciting for me, I’m all tingly with butterflies in my belly right now 😊. Thanks for reading, you’re so awesome.

Drevo Coolidge just released his latest record “Rock 'N Rolla”, and just as anyone who is anyone had expected, it’s hitting all the right notes with critics and fans everywhere. If you don’t know about Coolidge then you are about to discover something new that will light a fire in your belly and make you feel like a virgin again. Okay wait, maybe not like a virgin, you’ve done it too many times, I can tell 😊; but by the time you are done delving into his extensive, highly intoxicating discography you’ll feel pretty darn good. 

He’s reigned as Mississippi’s most exciting and most prolific underground rapper for several years now and is on his way to becoming the region’s next big hip hop star. Courtney Moore, known by his stage names:  Coolidge, King Drevo, Drevo, Drevvy or simply Drevo Coolidge; has already released several critically acclaimed records this year, and the new four track EP which was released on the 11th of June is just one of several high profile summer 2022 projects the underground Jackson star has been promoting. He also recently told fans he pitched a screenplay titled “What is a Rock 'N Rolla” to some really amazing people in the TV business and they loved it, but we’ll talk more about that later when we have more details. The EP was released exclusively on YouTube, but don’t go anywhere, just scroll down to the bottom and listen to it right here right now. I’m about to do the same thing as well. Are you holding onto your socks too? You’d better. It’s going to be huge, I’m telling you.

.. Sigh! I can’t believe it, I did it! I think I managed to get through this whole news story without hurting anyone’s feelings; or saying stuff about Jesus or Kanye West, Kim Kardashian’s butt hole, rappers that eat ass, hating kids, kissing girls, people who still think it’s funny to give me a soft dildo on my birthday (seriously, it’s getting old – stop it!), and annoying co-workers who stand too close behind me  and smell my hair in the elevator. I feel awesome and proud of myself right now, but to be honest a small part of me kind of wishes I did. Arrgh! I think this calls for a drink. See you again next time. And have a wonderful day.


Can you do the Robo dance yet?



07-07-2022 03:17 GMT

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Indie Music Press Releases (July 2022) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Afropop 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 Afropop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Texas, USA | Indie artist, Baba Kuboye

Hailing from Texas, USA, Baba Kuboye is a US based Nigerian musician who has been hitting all the right notes with afropop and afrobeat music lovers and critics since he made his sensational debut a few years back. With songs like “Tonight”, “Nothing” and the critically acclaimed single “Robo Dance” he has cemented his name in the minds of fans as one of the top new contenders in the genres. While he strives to blaze a trail with an utterly exciting and unique style of his own - a distinctive blend of saxophone, guitar and keyboard sounds; a vocal performance style that has been described as liberating; and mindful lyrics often centred around political, economic and social issues; he has been compared to African megastars like Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Wizkid and Burna Boy.

This week on the Music Discovery XO Auditions we had the great pleasure of delving into his compact but highly impactful discography, which dates back to 2015. Kuboye’s songs and albums are available to stream and download on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and all popular music streaming and download platforms; as well as Soundcloud and selected independent music promotion and distribution platforms. Voting is still open – just head over to the audition site where you can listen to a fine selection of his top songs and videos and hit the “Vote” button to show your support. The audition page link is available below. 

Music News: Frank's Best Peds, And They're Legal | Music Discovery XO



28-05-2022 17:28 GMT


Indie Music Press Releases (May 2022) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Rock 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 Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Frank Palangi

Office parties are so much fun but I’ve decided to stop attending. People always seem to confide in me when they’ve been drinking, even the ones I’ve never spoken to, in fact, especially the ones I’ve never spoken to. They tell me things about themselves I never wanted to know about anybody; and for some reason, nowadays, it’s either about sex, drugs or rock ‘n roll – and I hate rock ‘n roll. Well, not so much rock ’n roll as I do rock stars. They all seem so arrogant and stern, at least the old school ones – they think they own the modern music industry and everything music. And maybe they do, but they need to come to terms with the fact that there are other genres now – everybody can’t be the next Jimi Hendrix okay, just deal with it. Like that Todd Rundgren guy who was quick to call Kanye West a dilettante, he-he-he, what a word right? When I first heard it I immediately assumed it meant lunatic for some reason. Kanye’s not a dilettante, a little crazy sometimes maybe but certainly not a dilettante. I bet you too would be a little crazy after "tasting Ray Jay’s chicken" and realizing you’ll never be able to get that taste out of your mouth 😊. Take some time to decipher what I meant by tasting Ray Jay's chicken here... Take all the time you need, don't worry, I'll wait...

Got it? 

Okay I was just kidding alright? I love Kim and I'm not bi or gay or curious or anything but I'm pretty darn sure I'd totally taste it too, after a few too many drinks on a good night out obviously, not in my right mind - and not the chicken obviously, the henhouse. There, I said it. Wait, do you need time to decipher that too? Okay, take your time... 

Anyway, back to the story…

At our last office party someone sat down beside me while I was in a very pensive Jack Daniel’s moment,  pondering softly about absolutely nothing and staring into a half empty glass (oops!! half full I mean 😁) with an untouched can of Coke in the distance and a half full bottle of Jack that I had pushed even further away in disgust as if rebuking it a few minutes prior. I didn’t make eye contact in hopes that she would go away and not disturb my moment of peace but she moved really close and whispered into my ear in a very remorseful voice -  “OMG, I’ve been so bad”. My immediate response was “Oh my God, who gives a f***?”. I didn’t say it to her but I was thinking it. I hoped my lack of response would make her go away but she continued – “Last night my daughter asked me for some advice about boys and I told her to forget about boys and just kiss girls”. She quickly proceeded to explain – “You know, I don’t want anyone sticking their filthy willie in my little princess; but I wouldn’t mind someone tossing her salad a little bit every now and again”. It totally made sense but I was still listening to her through my peripheral and not making eye contact to signal that I wasn’t interested even though she immediately gained my full attention when she said just kiss girls. She faded away into the distance and all I could think was “Wait, don’t leave; you smell so good”. I even tried to say it telepathically too, but it didn't work. To cut a long story short, I ended up pulling the half empty bottle of Jack back to me to fill the hole that awesome-smelling stranger left behind. To be honest I’m still a little aroused and I wish I could find her. Again, I must stress that I'm not bi or gay or curious or anything - I just like being around people that smell really good and make me feel warm and tingly inside when I'm drinking, I wasn't planning to kiss her or anything. 12 hours later, and I’m here, writing to you, my number one fan. You make everything better. Yes, you - you’re so awesome. 

Now let’s get right down to Frank Palangi’s pedals, shall we. Oh and sorry to disappoint you but when I said "Frank's Best Peds" I was referring to pedals not Performance Enhancing Drugs, which I know absolutely nothing about and will never use (wink, wink, wink). 

Frank's famous words, “No Plan B” still ring true over 10 years since the start of his illustrious independent music career, and even after suffering a massive setback just over 9 months ago when his home recording studio was mysteriously struck by lightning and burnt to the ground, New York’s sensational indie rock superstar is still showing no signs of giving up. Sure, it may sound like something out of a movie, but it really happened – and heck no, it wasn’t a publicity stunt to promote his latest single at the time “Fire of Love”. Yep, the fire happened shortly after the release of his latest single at the time “Fire of Love”. He’s been re-building the studio one instrument at a time and recently started using the opportunity to introduce each crucial item to his loyal fan base as they arrive so that they can get an insight into some of the magic that happens behind the scenes and some of the gadgets that make it all happen. 

This week we had the pleasure of meeting Frank’s new peds, the Dept. 10 dual distortion pedals by Blackstar, a British company formed in 2007 that is now hailed as being one of the world’s most innovative guitar amp brands by some of the world’s greatest musicians and bands. Frank, who is now endorsed by the company as one of it’s officially supported acts, told fans that he has been using Blackstar cabinets, tube pedals and amp heads since 2016. So there you have it, some more insight into the life and times of one of the most successful rising, completely independent New York musicians of all time. 

It's been a pleasure to have you here again. More soon...

And have a wonderful day...

By the way, do you know you can help Frank in rebuilding his recording studio? Yes, you can, everyone's doing it. Just head over to his website for details, the link is available below. 

Music News: Saachi Sen's "Jacob" Launch Party In London | Music Discovery XO



13-05-2022 04:47 GMT


Indie Music Press Releases (May 2022) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming 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 Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | London, UK | Indie artist, Saachi Sen

I hate when people say weird stuff to me; like “Happy 4:20”… Isn’t that such a ridiculous and annoying thing to say? 

“Why”, you may ask? And the answer is simple, but I’ll explain it to you first anyway. 

I believe in doing everything to the max every single time, and then subsequently doing it one last time for safety - you know, to be sure I hit and surpassed the last boundary or target I hit and surpassed the last time. And yes, I'm a very thorough lover, don't ask. To cut a long story short, if I was 4:20 friendly I would never remember when it was 4:20. Get it? In fact, I’d be so high all the time people won’t even be able to see me through all the smoke clouds, but when they do they would only be allowed to address me as His Royal Highness and never look me directly in the eyes, or else. With that being said, I should also mention that I'm a really good secondhand smoker, so if you've ever smoked in my office after I persistently asked you to stop with all the windows closed and wondered where all the smoke went, now you know - I don't have a magic vent or some kind of super multimillion dollar air conditioner that runs on Russian oil and makes things disappear in an instance like they had in the White House when Clinton was president 😁. Hell yeah I inhaled it, and I'd do it again. Now that we understand each other a little bit more, let’s get down to what we are both here for, this amazing news I’m about to tell you. And by the way it’s 4:20 AM right now and someone just whizzed past on one of those annoying scooter thingys wearing a silly helmet and wished me happy 4:20, that's what got me talking about that. What an ass hole, the vending machine is less than 10 feet away... I'm still very steamed and trying to cool down, bear with me...

I mean... how dare you tell me you’re high or about to get high, while I’m working? I don’t wanna hear that sh*t at 4 AM in the morning while I'm busier than a mosquito on a nudist beach and you just came in. SMH. I hope she reads this 😊. And isn’t it time people started walking about again instead of causing commotion with their motorized everything? Sigh! 

("Deep breaths")

Okay I think I'm good now. I've calmed down. Let’s get right down to it shall we…

London’s most exciting indie pop star, Saachi Sen announced that she’d be releasing a new record recently.  The official release date has been set for the 25th of May, 2022. It comes just over 4 months after she announced that she was heading back to the legendary Abbey Road Studios to record a new track and posted an exciting pic on social media that had us all tingling inside over here and would probably have you tingling inside too if you work in the music industry. Here's the pic below:

Saachi Sen recording music at Abbey Road Studios, London

In case you don’t already know, Abbey Road Studios is the most famous music recording studio in the world. It’s where the Beatles took that famous picture in which they were walking across a zebra crossing for their “Abbey Road” album cover, which paid homage to the iconic recording facility where they spent most of their careers recording and writing songs. Over 53 years on, it’s exciting to know that exceptionally talented acts like Saachi are still being hosted there. Every month on a particular day I won’t name, I get really wasted late at night and head over there to cross the iconic zebra crossing once in a particular direction at a very specific time with a magic wand in my pocket as a ritual for inspiration. It’s how I became such an awesome writer. Sh!!! Don’t tell anybody. Wait, why did I just tell you that? I better not catch anybody doing it. 

Now where were we? 

Ah yes, Saachi’s forthcoming track, “Jacob”, as mentioned previously, will be released on the 25th of May, 2022 and will be marked by a release party at the popular London late night live music venue and piano bar, Piano Smithfield. Tickets, time, venue information and other exciting Saachi Sen concert dates and appearances can be found on the SRL Events page. Head over there straight away and grab a ticket. Okay?!! ("Scarface voice") 

Oh wait, before you go, check out the image Saachi released as a sneak preview of what the cover artwork design of the track will look like. It’s so cool. I’m so excited already. 

CD cover artwork background image for new song, Jacob by Saachi Sen

Did I also mention that Saachi was invited back for a second year in a row to last year’s Pride’s Got Talent back in November? Even though many of the other band members couldn’t make it, the two out of five that were there put on a really spectacular and memorable performance. And then it suddenly hit me – is Saachi gay? After all, it is Pride’s Got Talent, a show dedicated to showcasing London’s rising LGBT stars, hosted by Pride in London, London’s gayest establishment 😊, literally. The thought still has me excited till this moment, in fact, just a second ago I caught myself subconsciously stroking one of my nipples really gently. Don’t worry, they’re really small so no one noticed. And yes, I can type with one hand too. So many talents, I know – I told you I was awesome already didn’t I. 

Anyway, that would be all for now. I hope you have a wonderful day. 

Music News: Friday Night! | Music Discovery XO



19-04-2022 17:37 GMT


Indie Music Press Releases (April 2022) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming 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 Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Michigan, USA | Indie artist, Trevor Ohlsen

A Friday night is a terrible terrible thing to waste, but that’s not why news about this new record by Michigan’s rising pop star, Trevor Ohlsen is so exciting. Released on the 18th of February, 2022, it’s just one of several new and exciting records that have rained down on the world of indie pop since cities around the world started emerging ever so tentatively from their respective lockdowns. 

Trevor took the world by storm only a few years ago with the release of critically acclaimed independently released records like “This World Could Be Beautiful”, back when it was still cool to wear clothes that fit and women still wore bras if they decided not to button up their shirts for whatever reason. That’s not too long ago wasn’t it? Just over 5 years, maybe even a little less. Yep, but in today’s music industry years, that’s decades. And even though it seems as though times are changing exponentially more so than ever before, and new things are getting really old really really quickly; like every new iPhone, every new silly TikTok dance and every new annoying meme; the music industry is evolving at an even more alarming rate and is churning out music so fast that before long it may become impossible to keep up with the record labels’ new demand for new music and they may finally start unveiling those secret robot supergroups that have been in development in top secret US research facilities for a while now. They can freestyle a hit record in one take like Heavy D with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and belt out high notes fiercer than an unsuspecting newly over 40 year old straight male that just had his cherry popped during a routine check-up that led to a prostate exam for absolutely no reason. What? You haven’t heard? You don’t say. You didn’t hear it here okay? Moving on… Trevor is evolving just as fast and has especially shown tremendous growth over the past couple of years. “Friday Night” followed just over a month after his critically acclaimed 2022 album “These Are My Memories”, but we’ll talk about the new album later. Critics and fans alike are predicting that the record could be a really big summer 2022 hit; and with so many exciting projects making waves all at the same time, it’s safe to say that 2022 will be a pretty significant year in the talented, prolific young Iron Mountain native’s music career

Tyler Noel live on IGTV



06-04-2022 08:45 GMT


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Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Tyler Noel

Do you sometimes kind of sort of hate everything? 

Don’t lie, I’m serious. I mean, don’t you sometimes think about some of the crazy stuff happening in the world and think to yourself: “these MFs must have really totally lost it”? And by "these MFs" you mean EVERYBODY in the whole damn world. 

I hate talking about politics and I hate people that do it too overzealously – if they know so much about politics and they’re clearly not politicians then we should first address the elephant in the room - that they obviously made the wrong career choices, he-he-he. If they know so much about politics then obviously they should be politicians shouldn’t they? 

Every time I turn on the news and see yet another video of that president Skillachi (😊 or whatever his name is, I’m terrible with names) begging the US and the UK, and other NATO countries to start World War III; my blood boils furiously. I’m empathetic and sympathetic about the whole issue but I’m one of those people that always insists on people handling their own beefs – I don’t give a damn who started it or who is ending it using unscrupulous methods, that’s your business. And for the love of God, could somebody please explain to me why in God’s name a country that has had such a formidable adversary on their ass for so long would elect an entertainer to lead them? That's what has really had me scratching my head. Nevertheless, I wish them well. 

Moving on ...

We’ve all been through so much over the past couple of years, and sadly a lot of us, whether it shows or not, have taken psychological blows. It’s important to be sympathetic to the plight of everyone around because you never know if something you say would be the straw that breaks the camel's hump, and send them straight to the nut house, OR to their basement to make a bomb. 

Music is one of those things that always has a place in any human life during difficult times but sadly the mainstream seems to be becoming less diverse by the day. It’s difficult to listen to songs about fantasy love, red bottom shoes, kissing your BFF and liking it, whatever Simon is saying, make up, hair and nails, Maybachs, helicopters, cocaine and all those exciting things that seem so important to kids and young adults today in the middle of a pandemic and a looming world war. But luck is on your side - you’ve discovered independent music and the best place to find it so you are safe, nothing can get you down during these difficult times. 

If you don’t know about Tyler Noel then let me tell you a little bit about her. Hailing from Atlanta, USA, she has made a name for herself as one of the Southeast’s most exciting new R&B artists and has a powerful voice that is guaranteed to set even the most troubled mind free. Her unique songwriting style and ability to write in a very broad variety of contexts has seen to it that her name is cemented in the minds of any and everyone who has ever had the pleasure of listening; a pleasure you are about to have right now, and that you will probably never forget. 

This week, fans got the rare opportunity to see the exciting independent Atlanta star perform live for the first time since lockdowns started back in 2019. During the short but impactful live performance, she reminded fans why they fell in love with her and why they’d missed her so much. Only a snippet of the full performance has been released so far but we'll publish the full video once it becomes available.  
[Watch video below]

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06-04-2022 01:18 GMT


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Music industry update | Michigan, USA | Indie artist, Trevor Ohlsen

Exactly two years ago today, the UK was preparing to go into full lockdown on the 24th of March, 2019. It was one of the most dreadsome days I can remember, I was scared as a puppy – everyone was. Okay it wasn't exactly two years ago today, but it was, when I wrote this article. Forget about why it's being delivered so late and all whatnot okay, just deal with it. Okay ("sigh!"), since you insist, I'll tell you why. I discovered I've been totally stressing for a really long time now and had my panties in a bunch for so long it started looking like that big ass thong looking thingy Jesus wears on the cross, metaphorically speaking. So I decided to do something about it and I did. You want to know what I did don't you? Well, here it goes - I stopped stressing. That's why it's late okay, so sue me. Now where where we, before I was rudely interrupted. 

Ah yes..

The beginning of lockdown. I remember it like yesterday. I was doing exactly what I’m doing right now in the same exact way I was doing it then. I had just had enough wine to keep me from despairing and watched just enough television to keep me from reaching for Anderson Cooper’s neck and forcing him to spill what he’d heard about the new enemy that was killing everybody, that he wasn’t telling us. I had bought so much toilet paper on multiple trips to various stores supplemented by online shopping deliveries that I started to get really nervous when word started to emerge about shortages and people panic buying and hording. What was I to do if the police started going from house to house and checking people’s cupboards to find out who was doing it? I would have been in big trouble, phew! I know it seems unreasonable that I even thought that, but those were unprecedented times – no one knew what was coming. Looking back now I’ve got to admit I think I might have kind of sort of lost it a little bit. Who didn’t right?

It’s 4 AM and I’m on my first cup of coffee and my second liter of water for the new day that has just started, but the day can’t begin until the last one ends right? Wrong! It will NEVER end! Well at least that’s what I tell myself every night but I rarely ever make it to the 24th hour and instead wake up with my head on the keyboard and a whole bunch of stuff on the screen that I didn’t mean to write but I had been secretly thinking. Hardly any of it gets published because I’m a deep thinker and I feel the world is not ready for it. But never say never right? If you are lucky you just might get a taste of my filthy filthy disgusting mind. I’ve changed a lot since the pandemic forced me to be alone with myself for so long I felt like I had overstayed my own welcome – can you believe that sh*t? He-he-he. Knowing everyone else was going through the same thing was what kept me from totally losing it – that, and white wine.

Don’t worry; this is going somewhere, I promise. I sensed you getting a little impatient and confused there, wondering if these words have a destination. Yes they do, and we’ll get there in due course. I loosened the metaphorical collar in my mind during those difficult times – I no longer metaphorically button my shirt all the way up to the top in my head and I’m now pretty chilled. I used to be Anderson Cooper, now I’m that really hot chick that was hanging out with Charlamagne the… what’s his face? I’ll never say his full name, I don’t think he’s awesome enough to call himself that – am I missing something? Maybe he’s got God’s penis? Or what? He-he-he. Just kidding Mr. Charlamagne, I’m sure you’re awesome somehow.

This is where we segue into the main point of the article to avoid stepping on anyone’s toes. Let's not talk about Charlamagne's penis and move on.

Psst! Psst! ("Whispering") I heard it's so small it's like giving Adele Givens a tic tac. Sh!! You didn't hear it from me okay?

Just kidding obviously, moving on...

Many artists suffered severe career blows financially during the pandemic and took to online fan supported platforms to raise money. The independent music community quickly discovered that platforms like Patreon weren’t just a way to supplement their incomes but were also an exciting new way to reward fans for their loyalty and support, and a lot of attitudes towards these sorts of resources quickly changed.

Trevor Ohlsen has been busy with his new podcast throughout the pandemic. “The Trevor Ohlsen Show” is a twice weekly comedy podcast that launched back in the summer of 2020 and reached its 111th episode on the 16th of March. Through the course of the show, the Iron Mountain, Michigan singer songwriter and producer has explored a broad variety of subject matters from relationships to fashion, holidays, life, teeth whitening, body issues and even car repairs. I know what you’re thinking – that’s pretty broad right? And you’re are right. The show has quickly gained popularity and is opening a lot of doors for the fast rising pop star. This week he announced that he had finally joined Patreon as long requested by many fans who would like to support his endeavors. He also released a video to explain what fans will get in return for their support . 
[Find Patreon link and video below]