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Music News: The Trevor Ohlsen Show | Music Discovery XO


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES
INDIE ROCK NEWS

30-12-2020 18:28 GMT


THE TREVOR OHLSEN SHOW

Indie Music Press Releases (December 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Indie 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 Indie Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Michigan, USA | Indie artist, Trevor Ohlsen

There have been so many new initiatives and platforms created to help and provide financial support for musicians and entertainers over the past 9 months owing to the significant loss of revenue and opportunities caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Even with several vaccines being rolled out the world’s economies are still very much shaken and could take a while to fully recover. Patreon is not a new service but in light of the pandemic has become an invaluable tool for many musicians and bands to not just raise money for new projects but also receive donations from fans who would have otherwise supported by buying concert tickets, merch and physical copies of music releases in addition to streaming and downloading online and via mobile device apps. We’ve seen several artists formally announce their first campaigns on the American content monetization platform over the past few months and the numbers are growing. This week, Michigan, US indie pop sensation Trevor Ohlsen announced that he had joined the service and in addition joined a similar service called OnlyFans, a British company which also allows content creators to earn revenue from their content through subscriptions and direct payments from fans. In addition to new and exclusive music releases, Trevor's Patreon campaign also offers fans exclusive access to his new podcast, The Trevor Ohlsen Show, a weekly comedy series which is available to stream on Spotify and popular podcast streaming services. Find Trevor’s Patreon link below.

Music News: Spooky Jazz | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
ALTERNATIVE POP NEWS

28-12-2020 17:16 GMT


SPOOKY JAZZ

Indie Music Press Releases (December 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

Halloween was more or less cancelled this year, but that didn’t stop Hannah Gill from releasing her “Spooky Jazz” EP on short notice on the 28th of October, just in time for the spooky holiday. Sadly, the only masks on the streets on the big day, at least out here in the UK were N95s; and kids had to have their candy delivered by mail, with a tiny little card that read “boo”. But it wasn’t all gloomy thanks to Hannah Gill’s bold move. “Spooky Jazz” is still bringing much joy to fans long after Halloween and the buzz is only getting bigger as the year gets more daunting, with a light at the end of the tunnel that seems to get farther the closer we get to it in the race to find a Coronavirus solution other than lockdown that actually works, or anything that will return humanity to any sort of normality. The 6 track EP is available to stream and download on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube and all top digital music services.

Music News: Now You Are Gone | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
POP NEWS

16-12-2020 01:12 GMT


NOW YOU ARE GONE

Indie Music Press Releases (December 2020) - 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, Kileza

Maroon 5’s song, “What Lovers Do” became the subject of a copyright infringement claim by London based Berlin R&B singer songwriter, Kileza a few months ago. Kileza claims the song copies a song she released back in 2017 with exactly the same title. The record label, Interscope Records and their A&Rs have started looking into the matter and dedicated music industry lawyers are working hard to make sure the independent German R&B sensation, who moved over to the UK just over a year and a half ago and is already making a name for herself, is credited for her work. Kileza invited fans to support by using the hashtag #CreditKileza on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms. She also released several short videos on YouTube explaining the details of the case. The videos are available to stream below. In the meantime, she has recorded a brand new single which was released just over a month ago for pre-order ahead of its official release on the 27th of November. “Now You’re Gone”, the new track is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon and other popular digital music services. [Play track below]

Music News: Recovery | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
HIP HOP NEWS

24-12-2020 01:46 GMT


RECOVERY

Indie Music Press Releases (December 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

Jackson, Mississippi rapper, Drevo Coolidge was reported to have suffered a fatal injury during the early days of the first Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns a few months back but details of the injury weren't publicized a great deal apart from a few hospital photos shared on social media. He was reportedly hospitalized for 5 days and has now made a successful recovery. The incident led to the creation of his latest record, “Recovery” which was released as part of a self-titled mini mixtape on the 18th of September. The mixtape is available to stream and download on Spinrilla, Audiomack and other independent music promotion and distribution platforms. Just over a month later, he returned with the official music video for the song, which is available to watch on YouTube, Vevo and all popular music video streaming platforms. [Watch official music video below] 

Explicit.

Music News: Party, The Video | Music Discovery XO


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES
R&B NEWS

22-12-2020 23:57 GMT


PARTY, THE VIDEO

Indie Music Press Releases (December 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 | Arizona, USA | Indie artist, Marco Richh

With credits like Anthony Hamilton, Latoya London, Case and Jay Holiday under his belt, Arizona, US Up-and-coming R&B singer, songwriter, sound engineer and music producer, Marco Richh has worked just as hard behind the scenes in the recording studio as he has on stage. He has made a name for himself as one of R&B music’s next greats and he is making all the right moves inside and outside of the studio. Back in the summer of 2019 he released what was called his best record to date, “Party”. He quickly followed with another highly rated single a month later and then two singles earlier this year that have collectively left critics and fans alike speechless. Following the release of the music video for the critically acclaimed single, “Party” on the 25th of November, Marco scheduled a number of press dates and interviews at local and regional radio stations and other press outlets. His first stop was Texas, USA on the 2nd of December when he did a live interview with DJ Uncle Verge and Lady Soul on Bigo Live's Lady Soul Show. Further forthcoming radio station and promotional event dates and times will be provided here as they become available.

Music News: Boo'd Up | Music Discovery XO


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES
R&B NEWS

20-12-2020 20:04 GMT


BOO'D UP

Indie Music Press Releases (December 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’s a man on a mission and he has come so far already, but Jackie’s Boy’s quest for world domination in the world of R&B music is not just about becoming the world’s next big star. 

With several Billboard hits and Grammy awards under his belt for writing songs for some of the top artists in the United States, when he made his debut as a recording artist back in 2017 it was clear he had everything required to be just as successful in the spotlight as he had been working behind the scenes in the recording studio. He went on to release several critically acclaimed singles without the backing of any major record labels and he is already making a name for himself as one of the next big R&B acts out of Savannah, Georgia where he is from. 

Back in April when he launched his record label, Big Circle Music Group, he stated that his goal, as with all his endeavors since stepping out from behind the scenes was to bring back the core values of R&B music and help the genre achieve its full potential in today’s music industry, and his last single, “Do It Again”, a collaborative project with Shawn Stockman of the legendary R&B group, Boyz II Men; did just that. On the 13th of November he surprised fans with an old record that many had never heard before, a track titled “Boo’d Up” which was originally released back in 2018. [Watch music video Below] 

Music News: GOAT! | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
HIP HOP NEWS

18-12-2020 16:40 GMT


GOAT!

Indie Music Press Releases (December 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 | North Carolina, USA | Indie artist, Yung Rackz

Whether you are a soldier on duty in Afghanistan or a nurse working the late-night shift at the local community hospital, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in ways that have made us realize and appreciate the importance and value of every single individual in every walk of life. Everyone plays a vital part in this intricate and abstruse puzzle called life, and everyone deserves respect regardless of how good or bad they play their part (as long as they are trying 😄). But that’s not to say those who are amazing shouldn't also get the praise they deserve; in fact, in these dire times they deserve more praise than ever before. 

Throughout his career, North Carolina’s underground hip hop champion, Yung Rackz has played his part in keeping the core values of hip hop alive while also introducing fans to exciting new sounds and styles of the genre that have never been heard before. If there was ever a perfect time to give him the credit he deserves then that time would most certainly be now, as his career shows no sign of plateauing as it surpasses a record all-time high that has never been reached before by a fully independent hip hop artist in the Southeastern region of the United States in recent times. But Rackz is not sitting around waiting for props, he continues to pave his own way as he has done for several years through the trials and tribulations of his illustrious independent hip hop career. 

After the success of his latest album, "Trapademic", which was hosted by legendary rap star, Jadakiss of the popular hip hop group, The L.O.X, the Winston-Salem hip hop sensation is back just over 3 months later with a track that many critics are calling long-overdue. “G.O.A.T”, an acronym which stands for Greatest Of All Time, is the title of the new single, which was released to critical acclaim on the 1st of November. It is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all popular digital music streaming and download services; as well as Spinrilla and selected popular mixtape streaming and promotion platforms for independent hip hop. 

Explicit.

Music News: My Hive | Music Discovery XO


UPCOMING RELEASES
POP NEWS

16-12-2020 16:40 GMT


MY HIVE

Indie Music Press Releases (December 2020) - 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 | Wisconsin, USA | Indie artist, The Last Bees

Following the success of their latest album, a short 4 track EP called “Countdown” which was released back in April, The Last Bees were quick to get back into the studio and begin work on their next recordings. Frontman, Ian Ash released a solo record, a single titled “Stars In My Eyes” just over 5 months later on the 25th of September. The band followed with a new single titled “Earlier Grave” on the 3rd of November, and a new band album titled “My Hive” was expected to follow shortly after. Sadly, the band has announced that owing to the current Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the live music scene, they have decided to delay the release of the album until they are able to book more gigs and if possible tour to promote it. “My Hive”, which was scheduled for release during the fall is now expected sometime in 2021. In the meantime, they have released the album cover artwork design and will be releasing the track list soon. Album release date and promotional events will be provided here as usual once confirmed.

Music News: Wish List | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
COUNTRY POP NEWS

15-12-2020 03:14 GMT


WISH LIST

Indie Music Press Releases (December 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

Christmas is around the corner once again. It’s that time once again to be jolly, and somehow we’ll all have to put this exhausting and unfortunate year behind us, even if just for that special day, to spend some time with our families, friends, and colleagues (the good ones), whether or not we can touch them (or smell their filthy socks - you know who you are 😆😆😆). 

It’s been a hard year; some of us may have lost loved ones to Coronavirus, others may have lost their livelihoods, and for some it’s that simple yet ever so crucial pleasure and comfort of being able to socialize without limits. It’s been hard for each and every one of us in one way or the other, but as the old saying goes, “all is well that ends well”. So let's not spend the next couple of weeks hiding under the bed waiting for the Coronavirus vaccine, let’s bring the year to an end in a spectacular way like we always do. Let’s have as much socially distanced fun as possible and do everything we would normally do - alone or with the few people we are lucky to have around us when Christmas day comes, so that we can usher in the next year in good spirits and good things can happen. 

But wait, we’ll need a new Christmas song – and guess what? We’ll have one. Christie Huff's new single, “Wish List” was released on the 27th of November and is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and all top digital music services. So snap out of it, get your ugly jumpers out and let’s get this Christmas thingy underway!