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Music News: Countdown | The Indie Music Press Release Board | The Last Bees - New Music (Pop)


NEW MUSIC
POP NEWS

29-03-2020 17:09 GMT


COUNTDOWN

Indie Music Press Releases (March 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 band, The Last Bees

Wisconsin’s highest rated indie band and one of the most exciting bands out of the Midwest region of the US this decade, has done well to maintain and in fact vastly surpass their reputation after a sudden name change from Ian And The Dream to The Last Bees during the summer of 2019. It's been 11 months since their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP "The Last Bees", which sent massive shock waves through the US’s pop and rock scenes like nothing indie has done for a very long time, and they have just announced that their next release is on its way. “Countdown”, the forthcoming 4 track EP has been scheduled for release on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon mp3 and all popular digital music streaming and download services on the 3rd of April. Also look out for it on Soundcloud and other popular indie music promotion and distribution platforms.

Music News: Social Media Distancing | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Megan Mcduffee - Artist/Band Updates (Synthpop)


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES
SYNTHPOP NEWS

28-03-2020 03:53 GMT


SOCIAL MEDIA DISTANCING

Indie Music Press Releases (March 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

This year’s winner of the Annual Game Music Awards for Best Independent Composer and Best Retro/Chiptune Soundtrack, Megan McDuffee has announced that she’ll be spending a little less time on social media and using the time to figure out where to focus her energy at this crucial stage of her career.  Starting out as a music composer a few years back, creating bespoke music for television, film, video games and multimedia applications, she enjoyed a very successful career as a freelancer and continues to do so, with a vast number of big names and big projects in her portfolio including media networks and production companies like CBS, FOX, ABC, Bravo and Lifetime, and projects like the Netflix series "Wet, Hot, American Summer", Italian comedy "Made In China Napoletano", the popular television series "Dancing With The Stars", FOX television show "The F Word", and Bravo's television series "The Real Housewives Of New York City", just to name a few. Her latest project, the official soundtrack album for River City Girls, a limited edition Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch video game was released late 2019 to critical acclaim with a whopping 50 tracks. It sold out on vinyl while it was still on pre-order. In 2018, Megan reinvented herself as solo synth pop artist and enjoyed, and continues to enjoy an unbreakable spell of success, with her fan base growing exponentially following almost every new release. She has made a name for herself quicker than any independent US synthpop artist has done in today’s highly competitive world of electronic music and critics argue she is ready for the big time. Her latest announcement shows that she may feel the same way too, and although fans will miss her heart-warming messages and her virtual companionship on Twitter and Instagram especially during these dark times we are living through, we are all wishing her well and hoping she finds the right path soon.

Music News: Covid Concert With Hannah Gill, March 28 | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Hannah Gill - Concert Tickets/Dates (Alternative Pop)


CONCERT TICKETS/DATES
ALTERNATIVE POP NEWS

27-03-2020 18:00 GMT


COVID CONCERT WITH HANNAH GILL, MARCH 28

Indie Music Press Releases (March 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

It’s hard to go from performing in front of thousands of fans locally, nationally and internationally at arenas, concert halls and venues of all sizes to doing it from the comfort of a much smaller recording studio or residence but sadly many musicians are having to resort to doing exactly that to keep their careers alive, to keep fans happy, and altimately, to keep music alive during these unfortunate times. After recently returning from a European tour with New York jazz music collective, Postmodern jukebox, New York singer songwriter, Hannah Gill quickly announced a new batch of local concerts in and around the East Coast of the US. Sadly, only a few weeks later she was forced to cancel due to Coronavirus restrictions which are now in place in various US states and around the globe, as well as for the safety of fans. She is now looking to start performing live online, and has announced that her first online gig will be streaming live on Instagram and YouTube on the 28th of March at 5 PM Eastern Time. Tickets and event information are available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page.

Music News: Ava Lemert Concert Online March 27 | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Ava Lemert - Concert Tickets/Dates (Soul)


CONCERT TICKETS/DATES
SOUL NEWS

27-03-2020 10:49 GMT


AVA LEMERT CONCERT ONLINE MARCH 27

Indie Music Press Releases (March 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul 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 Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | California, USA | Indie artist, Ava Lemert

Having rocked California’s soul music scene for several years, suddenly going cold turkey because of Covid-19 is probably a lot to ask from 6-time Grammy considered singer songwriter, Ava Lemert, who has become one of the most in-demand female saxophonists in the region independently and is well on her way to becoming an international superstar according to many critics and music industry insiders who have watched closely as she evolved progressively since the release of "12welve", her second album, which was released 3 years after she made her debut in 2009. This week she confirmed that she’ll be playing her first post-Covid-19 quarantine gig online on YouTube tonight, the 27th of March at 8 PM Pacific Time. Subscribe to here YouTube channel below to stream it live right here when it starts.

Music News: Hannah Gill Concerts Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Restrictions | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Hannah Gill - Concert Tickets/Dates (Alternative Pop)


CONCERT TICKETS/DATES
ALTERNATIVE POP NEWS

26-03-2020 18:21 GMT


HANNAH GILL CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Indie Music Press Releases (March 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

Hannah Gill has already had an impressive year, with the customary packed schedule of local concerts in New York where she’s from, as well as touring with the exciting New York jazz music collective, Postmodern Jukebox who she has toured with several times both nationally and internationally since the release of the critically acclaimed single, “Chasing Pavements” recorded with pianist and head of the collective, Scott Bradley back in 2018. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, which continues to spread like wild fire across the world, the independent New York star has announced that most of her major upcoming gigs have been cancelled until further notice. Details of the specific dates that have been cancelled can be found on her website. Please check before visiting live music venues if you have tickets already.

Music News: Come With Me | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Juliette Ashby - New Music (Reggae)


NEW MUSIC
REGGAE NEWS

07-02-2020 15:38 GMT


COME WITH ME

Indie Music Press Releases (February 2020) - 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 | London, UK | Indie artist, Juliette Ashby

Taking London, UK’s music scene by storm with the release of her debut album, “Acoustic Emotions” back in 2012 and then quickly following with the EP, “Take It Over” the following year, Juliette Ashby followed in the footsteps of her best friend, the late great Amy Winehouse and delivered a fresh, new, exciting sound that till this day remains unique and highly sort after. A smooth, tropical blend of reggae, soul and R&B, Juliette’s sound quickly won over fans and critics at popular music festivals, and saw to it that she was able to gain popularity very fast locally, nationally and even internationally. After a relatively quiet past couple of years as far as new releases are concerned, she returned late 2019 with a series of exciting collaborative projects that instantly put her back on London’s music radar as one of the UK capital’s top artists to watch in 2020. Her latest single, “Come With Me” which features London Drum ‘n’ Bass music artist, Mampi Swift was released on the 27th of December, 2019 and is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon, Tidal and all popular digital music services, as well as Soundcloud and other popular music promotion services for independent music.

Music News: "Heirloom" Album Release Party | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Crissi Cochrane - Concert Tickets/Dates (Soul)


CONCERT TICKETS/DATES
SOUL NEWS

07-02-2020 15:11 GMT


"HEIRLOOM" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

Indie Music Press Releases (February 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul 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 Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie artist, Crissi Cochrane

Tickets are officially on sale for what is being called a monumental moment in soul music history. She has wowed Canada’s most discerning music fans with her elegant and lush sounds for just over six years since her album, “Little Sway” made history, and she has become a household name in Ontario, especially owing to her family-friendly lyrics and demeanor. Crissi Cochrane is on her way to becoming Canada’s next big international soul music act, and the release of her highly anticipated album, “Heirloom” on the 29th of February is being predicted to be the date when we will see the independent superstar gain worldwide recognition more so than ever before. Every one is welcome to experience it at Windsor’s new live music venue, Meteor, where she’ll be playing with her biggest band to date. Tickets are going fast. Visit the Skunk Radio Live Events page to get yours.

Music News: Streets, Behind The Scenes | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Megan Mcduffee - Behind The Scenes (Synthpop)


BEHIND THE SCENES
SYNTHPOP NEWS

07-02-2020 14:34 GMT


STREETS, BEHIND THE SCENES

Indie Music Press Releases (February 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

Released on the 27th of May, 2019, just over 10 months after the single was originally released to critical acclaim on the 1st of July, 2018, the “Streets” music video excelled on almost every front, and it did it with a fairly limited budget, as is the case with most independent music videos. It has been hailed as one of the most exciting independent music videos of all time, and some critics would even go as far as to argue that it was one of the most creative music videos since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” back in the '80s. It brought joy and continues to bring reassurance to discerning and seasoned music fans, connoisseurs, and even tastemakers, who would probably have noticed by now that musicians are no longer putting in as much effort and thought into creating music videos that really wow their audiences to the point where loyal fan bases become nothing short of cult followings. A collaborative project between San Francisco, USA’s new synthpop sensation, Megan McDuffee and Alberta, Canada’s Moonrunner83, the record was such a hit that it completely sold out on Compact Disc (CD) and Cassette tape within weeks of its release for pre-order, and the music video went on to take the buzz that ensued to astronomical levels where it remains till this day. This week Megan took fans on a musical journey back in time to the music video shoot with the release of a new, never before seen behind the scenes clip. [Watch BTS clip below]

Music News: Country Pop's Next Big Star Kicks Off 2020 In Style | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Christie Huff - Artist/Band Updates (Country Pop)


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES
COUNTRY POP NEWS

07-02-2020 12:03 GMT


COUNTRY POP'S NEXT BIG STAR KICKS OFF 2020 IN STYLE

Indie Music Press Releases (February 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

With several notable, critically acclaimed country pop hits under her belt, all released within the last 12 months, Christie Huff’s latest single, “Love-ish” comes at a time when the demand for the independent Los Angeles star is at an all-time high and she is now being hailed as country music’s next big star. It follows just over 2 months since her last record, “Distance” was released back in November, 2019. She wasted no time kicking of 2020 with a gig at LA’s popular Renaissance Hotel and followed with a couple of gigs in and around LA before announcing the new single. Shortly after, tickets went on sale for the release party and on the 23rd of January she put on a spectacular gig at the popular venue, The Mint, where she left the crowd with a lot to remember, a lot to look forward to and another infectious song that’ll keep die-hard country fans smiling for many years to come. “Love-ish” is available to stream and download on Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon, Deezer and all popular digital music services, as well as Soundcloud and other top free music promotion platforms for independent music.