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Lightning Strikes Palangi Studios


ARTIST/BAND UPDATES

ROCK NEWS


18-10-2021 15:42 GMT


LIGHTNING STRIKES PALANGI STUDIOS, PALANGI SURVIVES

Indie Music Press Releases (October 2021) - 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.
Pictured: Frank Palangi (left), in studio with rock legends Roger Mason and Day Of Fire (right)

Back in June, critically acclaimed indie rock sensation Frank Palangi released what has been called his most exciting record to date. Hailed left, right and center by even the most discerning rock music critics and fans, it was one of several highly anticipated tracks that the fast-rising independent rock star, who made his debut just over a decade ago, has released this year; and a record that according to many could be the “big one” that could end up catapulting him into the big leagues alongside top rock artists and bands like Day of Fire, who he worked with in the early days of his illustrious indie music career. 

 Sadly, just over 2 weeks after the release of the record, the New York star’s music recording studio was hit by lightning and burned down to the ground. Financial support and well wishes immediately started pouring in from fans; and fellow musicians have even hosted benefit concerts and created crowdfunding campaigns to help. Frank has also recently set up a crowdfunding campaign of his own and is appealing to fans and supporters to donate to help his rebuild his studio. Please visit Frank Palangi on Go Fund Me and if you can’t donate share the campaign with friends so that word can get out there and we can sooner rather than later see this highly promising independent rock star back in the studio recording again and playing his part in keeping real rock music in its most intrinsic form alive in his very special way. [See Crowdfunding link below] 

One For The Team


NEW MUSIC

HIP HOP NEWS


12-10-2021 03:12 GMT


ONE FOR THE TEAM

Indie Music Press Releases (October 2021) - 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 | Michigan, USA | Indie artist, Wiz Kid The Weirdo

The music industry has become grossly overcompetitive and subsequently, or rather, consequently overcrowded over the past decade; and hip hop seems to be the genre that has taken the biggest hit (pun intended) in that aspect. 

With record labels competing for the almighty "market share" in the “Spotify” era of music, artists are springing up left right and center and more often than not, they are not only rapping and singing but also rap-singing - a style of music that is yet to be categorized because no one knows exactly what it is and how to tell if an artist is doing it or actually singing and not doing a very good job of it. Have you ever listened to a pop or R&B record in which the singer doesn’t hit one single high note, conveys less emotions than someone suffering from a severe case of Alexithymia and shows no evidence of any vocal range whatsoever? Of course you have. If you’ve ever heard a Drake record then you have an idea of what is being said here. That’s not to say Drake has no vocal range but let’s face it everyone knows he’s not a real singer; he just makes really good dance songs and that’s all that matters in the business of music, whether critics like it or not. In fact, if Drake made a song and only said “Ungh” (sounding like a young Biggie Smalls that hasn't eaten for days, he-he-he - wait, hunger is not funny; stop laughing, not cool), like he always does before starting another monotonous, melancholic and mentally draining verse about how everybody hates and underappreciates him; it’ll probably get as many streams as any of his other songs, simply because "it’s Drake". Wait, this article is starting to seem like another “we hate Drake” article, which he loves to sing about and respond to in interviews; so let’s move on. Last thing the world needs is another Drake song about how amazing he is and how no one will give him his props or even acknowledge how hard he is working – helloooo!!! literally everyone in the world is going through exactly that. Oh wait, that must be why he sells, that explains it. Way to waist a paragraph ey? Oh well, moving on…

On the 13th of June, after a long time away from the spotlight since around the advent of Covid, Detroit, Michigan underground rapper Wiz Kid The Weirdo resurfaced with a new record titled “One For The Team”. The track came just over a year after his last song “iSing”, which was released back in May 2020. He is not one to release music everyday but every release means something to his loyal and steady-growing fan base, and it's very easy to tell it means something to him as well. This week he returned with news about another new record which is now in the final stages of production and due to be released soon. He also released a sneak preview in the form of a live performance video of the track. [Watch sneak preview below].

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How To Be A Guru


NEW MUSIC

REGGAE NEWS


19-09-2021 19:55 GMT


HOW TO BE A GURU

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - 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

Even for a mainstream musician, with the support of a record label with really deep pockets, top songwriters, A&Rs, world-renowned music producers with massive ears that can hear in pin drop in a forest a mile away and millions of dollars worth of studio equipment to record it perfectly, highly experienced and well-connected music managers and other professional support, 8 albums is a huge deal; but critically acclaimed Miami, Florida reggae music star Honorebel has come this far single-handedly and has not only excelled every step of the way but also shared the stage and recorded with some of the world’s biggest stars including RihannaSnoop Dogg, Akon, Sean Kingston, Pitbull, Lil Nas, Tory Lanes, Rick Ross, Wayne Wonder, Shaggy, Chance The Rapper, Charly Black, Major Lazer, Chris Brown and Ed Sheeran. If you are into reggae music and you really know your stuff then you’ve probably come across his music at some point or the other, if you haven’t you’d better start questioning your sources of new music and broadening your horizons because there may be other amazing stuff out there that you are missing – and no, Spotify’s algorithms on their own don’t count as a credible source of new music – robots can’t dance yet and they don’t get excited when a pretty young thang winds up on them till their jeans get ripped and things are showing. 

But enough about you, let’s talk about this new album “Guru” by Honorebel. Following just over a year since his highly anticipated 2020 album “Above the Noise” took the whole of the Southeast of the United States by storm, the album is not just making headlines but is leaving even the region’s most discerning critics and fans flabbergasted as they try to juggle digesting the awesomeness of its predecessor with processing the new material, which according to many is more than any reggae fan could have asked for with the state of the music industry today and the grossly watered down sounds that are flooding the market. “Guru” is available to stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music and all popular digital music streaming and download platforms, as well as selected indie music promotion and distribution platforms. [Listen free below]

Dead Man


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

ROCK NEWS


05-09-2021 19:48 GMT


DEAD MAN

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - 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 | Indie singer songwriter, Frank Palangi

Defying all odds, New York singer songwriter Frank Palangi released the music video for his critically acclaimed 2019 single “Dead Man” right on schedule on the 6th of August, 2021, even after the tragic incident at his Brooklyn home which left his recording studio burnt down to the ground. According to Frank, the video was luckily already in post-production at the time and hence its release and the release of a few other projects that were in the works at the time were unaffected. Frank is currently still residing at a nearby New York hotel, where he is hosting live gigs sporadically. There are multiple crowdfunding campaigns running simultaneously to help him buy new studio equipment and rebuild his recording studio - some set up by fans; some by fellow musicians, music industry professionals and friends; and one official campaign which he started himself. You can support Frank Palangi by donating cash or kind, or sharing any of the campaigns on social media to get the word out there to other rock music fans who will be more than happy to see and hear what the independent solo rock sensation has done to keep real rock alive, and achieved single-handedly during the 7 plus years of his illustrious indie music career. 
[Watch "Dead Man" video below] 

Stay In School


EDUCATION/SHORT COURSES

SOUL NEWS


05-09-2021 02:48 GMT


IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - 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

Education is a controversial subject for many youngsters and even adults as well who are either flunking really hard or dreading the massive loans they’ve heard about while considering furthering their studies. It is also a controversial topic for various other groups of people, as well as individuals, who simply believe they can get by without it – which may be true for some, or even many, depending on the circumstances. But fundamentally, education is the key to success in any field of work; and as the old saying goes – knowledge is never wasted, no matter how useless it may seem at the time of acquiring it. But that’s just fundamentally speaking – in reality, anyone can do whatever they like as long as they are happy to deal with the consequences that come with their choices. So let’s just say education is a good thing for now and leave it at that – no one’s judging anyone here. 

This week Ontario, Canada's Nova Scotia Community College alumni published an article about one of their prides and joys - critically acclaimed singer songwriter Crissi Cochrane, a graduate of the college who studied Music Business and is now doing amazing things independently and making waves  nationally in the music industry.

This is not an article geared towards inspiring you to study Music Business and become a successful singer songwriter all on your own, it's really hard - you need to be really awesome at singing and songwriting as well for that, even after mastering the business. You also need to play the guitar like it’s a really cute baby with a full diaper that mustn’t spill, and you’ve got to look and sound really smooth too while you are doing it every single time, no matter what's on your mind, how many times you've sung the darn song, whether you've slept or eaten, or whether you've been paid yet. Just kiddin’, the world is yours, you don’t need to meet any requirements whatsoever, just do what comes naturally and makes you happy; and if you have to break any rules along the way, make sure you don’t get caught. Don’t break the law obviously, that’s not cool – wait, you mean you didn’t know rules and laws were two completely separate things that are similar but not the same? – See? Education!
[Find NSCC alumni article link below] 

Explore The Lyrics To Christie Huff's Latest Single


NEW LYRIC VIDEOS

COUNTRY POP NEWS


05-09-2021 00:51 GMT


EXPLORE THE LYRICS TO CHRISTIE HUFF'S LATEST SINGLE

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - 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 singer songwriter, Christie Huff

It’s the brand spanking new single that has once again got California, USA talking about sensational, fast-rising independent country pop music star Christie Huff; and much like its predecessor “Don't Start Now” which came just over a month prior, "If I Fall" is doing things to fans’ and critics’ ears that they never want to stop. This week Christie Huff announced the release of the lyric video for the track. The video was shot by emerging Los Angeles videographer Brittany Berggren. It is available to stream and download on YouTube and all popular music video streaming and download platforms, and selected independent content creation platforms. 

Interview With Jackson, Mississippi's Next Big Rap Star


INTERVIEWS

HIP HOP NEWS


04-09-2021 23:27 GMT


INTERVIEW WITH DREVO COOLIDGE ON SPEAKER LOUD TV

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - 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

Supporting Jackson, Mississippi, USA’s emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, entertainers and professionals from all walks of life, Speaker Loud TV is an online media outlet that hosts interviews and behind the scenes conversations with the South’s go-getters, shedding light on the region’s vibrant local scenes and cultures. In the latest episode of their fast-rising self-titled YouTube web series, Drevo Coolidge, the region’s top emerging hip hop artist, who recently released his latest track “Embrace” and is preparing for the release of a new album in the coming months was featured. On the 30th of July, Coolidge sat down with host DJ Reese Re and discussed his music career history and highlights, new releases and future plans. During the 1 hour show, the Jackson, Mississippi underground rap star talked about his inspirations, his dreams, his trials and tribulations in the music industry, his personal life and struggles with depression, how he got his start as a recording artist and a lot of other questions fans and critics have asked throughout the course of his illustrious independent hip hop career
[Watch interview below]

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Music News: Tamara Bubble Stars In Save A Lot Television Commercial | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC LICENSING

HIP HOP NEWS


04-09-2021 22:15 GMT


TAMARA BUBBLE STARS IN SAVE A LOT TELEVISION COMMERCIAL

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - 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, Tamara Bubble

She’s already had so much of her music featured on Television that many would say this was only inevitable.  New York’s next big female hip hop star, Tamara Bubble recently booked a role to star in a nationally-syndicated commercial for supermarket chain Save A Lot’s latest television advertisement campaign. The independent hip hop sensation made her name owing to a very versatile hip hop vocal performance style that is not only fun but utterly compelling and subsequently refreshing to listen to. She has now proven that she is just as fun and versatile on screen as well. Whether you are into pop, R&B or hip hop, Tamara has a way of blurring the lines between the genres and getting the attention she deserves. Being a singer and rapper at the same time makes it easier for the Brooklyn sensation than many of her peers, and she has flaunted and taken full advantage of her diverse range of performance styles every step of the way of her illustrious independent hip hop career. She has now added actress to her ever-growing list of entertainment industry skills. 
[Watch television commercial below] 

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They're Ba~aaack...


CONCERT TICKETS/DATES

FOLK NEWS


03-09-2021 21:12 GMT


WYLDER BACK ON STAGE

Indie Music Press Releases (September 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Folk 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 Folk performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Washington, USA | Indie band, Wylder

Back in the summer of 2019, when the sensational Washington, DC folk band Wylder released what was hailed as their best album to date, they were bombarded with a plethora of notable live performance dates, including playing at the region’s highly respected venue, Hamilton DC, where they left a lasting impression and cemented their name in the history books as the region’s most exciting new indie folk band to watch. It was their biggest gig to date at the time. Before long the pandemic came along and brought everything to a standstill, but a good band is hard to stop; and the Washington quartet has proven to be just as resilient as they are talented and made it through what the music industry will go on to call one of the darkest times in its history. On the 31st of July, they headlined the venue once again and did it all over again. They left another lasting impression and it doesn’t seem like it would be the last time. Find more Wylder concert dates in Washington and surrounding areas on the Skunk Radio Live Events page.