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Music News: Chingy Back In Studio | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Chingy - Artist/Band Updates (Hip Hop)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
HIP HOP NEWS

25-11-2019 13:38 GMT


CHINGY BACK IN STUDIO

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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 | Indie artist, Chingy on stage in concert

St. Louis hasn’t seen or heard another rapper like Chingy since he made his mark back in 2003 when he signed to hip hop star, Ludacris’ record label, Disturbing Tha Peace and released the multi-platinum, award-winning album, “Jackpot” and chart-topping singles like "Right Thurr" and "Holidae Inn". Over 20 million records later, several sold out international tours and several record label and publishing deals later, and Chingy is now an independent artist who has taken his music career into his own hands like many artists and bands are doing nowadays. He is still selling out shows like he used to even after a career set back a few years ago that saw him drop off the radar for a while. After making a huge come back a couple of years ago, Chingy has been in and out of the studio, and it seems like big hits are about to start raining down on fans once again. His summer tour with the critically acclaimed R&B group, B2K, one of his biggest in a while marked his official return to hip hop for many fans. That signature nursery rhyme style and feel-good vibe that set him apart and still sets him apart is back and is bringing joy to both old school and new school hip hop fans like never before. His latest single, “Yeah F*ckem” was released on the 1st of November, after a series of back-to-back hits over the past couple of years, including “Sparks Fly”, “Just Like That” and “On Go”, and he’s confirmed that he’s already back in the studio again working on his next record in a video released on Instagram. Watch video below.

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Music News: 2020 Eyenine Tour | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Eyenine - Tour Announcements (Hip Hop)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
HIP HOP NEWS

24-11-2019 01:48 GMT


2020 EYENINE TOUR

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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

If rocking the microphone was a sport, Eyenine would be Usain Bolt - well, at least before he played the forbidden card and tried to quit while he was ahead – sure everyone says that's the way to go and it holds true in theory, but in reality no one wants to see their heroes actually doing it. So scratch that, he wouldn’t be Usain Bolt, maybe Mike Tyson - at least before Mike discovered Japanese women and started hanging out with Bobby Brown.

Making his debut back in 2009, he quickly made a name for himself locally with a formidable writing and rhyming style that still trumps that of any white rappers out there today. It wasn’t before long that he got discovered by the famous RZA of the popular ‘90s hip hop group, Wu Tang Clan and signed to a management deal that has seen to it that he has now toured the US several times and is being predicted to be New Hampshire, USA’s next big international white male hip hop artist. This week we confirmed that he’ll be touring again next year with Farout, another emerging rapper who is quickly making a name for himself. The two hit the road together only a few months back on the Other Peoples' Pets Tour and they have confirmed that they’ll be doing it again. Tour dates and concert tickets will be provided on the Skunk Radio Live Events page as they become available.

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Music News: London's Burning | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Crystal Starr - Artist/Band Updates (R&B)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
R&B NEWS

24-11-2019 01:13 GMT


LONDON'S BURNING

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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 | London, UK | Indie artist, Crystal Starr

Amazing songwriting is one of the keys to success in the music industry, in fact some would argue it’s the only way to success. Whether you are writing your own songs or performing songs written by professional songwriters or other artists, the lyrics are what help fans make a connection and the resulting effect is second to none. But aside from having a great song, there are other aspects of a music career that make the difference between a good artist and an all-time great. Being a great performer on stage is one of the most important of them. Michael Jackson was and still is the King of Pop, not just because he sang like it was his last day on earth every single time he recorded in the studio but also because he could put on a great show, which ultimately meant he could sell concert tickets like no other artist was able to do at the time. From his outstanding costumes to choreography, commanding onstage presence and charisma, he left a lasting impression around the world every time he went on tour. Nowadays it’s hard to find any artists out there who could put on a great show like Michael but with every passing moment it seems like we are getting closer.

This month in London has been a very exciting month for UK talent scouts and record labels. Los Angeles, US artist, Crystal Starr arrived to promote the UK release of her critically acclaimed independent album, “#She”. The press tour, which commenced on Sunday, the 27th of October when she featured on BBC Radio London, has brought joy to fans and music industry insiders, many of whom prior where unaware any artist was doing anything like what she’s doing. She’s bringing heat to live music venues and concert halls and not just singing her heart out but setting stages on fire with exceptional performances that are only typical of all-time greats. We've just received footage of an exclusive interview she did after her first gig at London’s popular members’ club, Arboretum - watch video below. Further upcoming event dates and concert tickets will be accessible via the Skunk Radio Live Events page as they become available.

Music News: That Sauce | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Wiz Kid The Weirdo - New Music (Hip Hop)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
HIP HOP NEWS

23-11-2019 17:57 GMT


THAT SAUCE

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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 | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Wiz Kid The Weirdo

Hip hop music appears to be going through an identity crisis, but there are still artists out there who know who they are and who are confident to just be themselves. Artists that stay in their own unique lane and create music that not only speaks to the souls of fans but speaks to their own souls as well. It’s quite common for artists to bow to the demands of major record labels and just follow existing trends or go commercial to build a following, sell more records, get more streams and music video views, create a buzz and ultimately, secure that world tour that is at the top of every musician and band’s wish list, not to mention the record labels’. Sure music licensing deals, royalties from radio airplay, etc, and endorsements may pay the bills but nothing compares to that good old tour money, especially in today’s music industry when actual record sales are becoming almost negligible and streaming services are not paying like artists and labels would like them to. Independent Georgia, US rap artist, Wiz Kid The Weirdo is one of such artists. He made a name for himself owing those very qualities – he is different and he strives to be different. Forget about a hundred face tattoos, onion booty music videos, too many gold teeth and those hip hop antics that are starting to get old. When you listen to a Wiz Kid song what you get is exactly what you came for – good music, meaningful lyrics, masterful delivery, creativity that knows no bounds and a feeling of satisfaction. “I Got The Sauce”, his new single was released to critical acclaim on the 31st of October, just over 2 months since its predecessor, “BBLM” which followed suit, was released. Produced, written and promoted completely independently as usual, and distributed via Distrokid, the track is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music and all top music streaming and download services, as well as selected indie music promotion platforms.

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Music News: With Love From London, Kileza | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Kileza - Artist/Band Updates (R&B)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
R&B NEWS

23-11-2019 17:33 GMT


WITH LOVE FROM LONDON, KILEZA

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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 | London, UK | Indie artist, Kileza

There comes a time in every artist’s career when everything starts to fall into place and all the stars start to line up. When all the hard work starts to pay off and all those countless hours writing songs don’t seem like such a waste of time after all. When all those songs they thought were really great start getting appreciated like the masterful artworks they are. For some artists it could take months or even weeks to reach this stage but for others it could take years, but the only thing that’s guaranteed is that it will happen eventually as long as patience, diligence, and of course, talent, are abundant. It’s that time for one of such patient, diligent and exceptionally talented artists.

Hailed as one of Berlin’s most promising new R&B artists, Kileza made her debut back in 2012 and instantly won the hearts of fans with her organic, infectious, family-friendly and homely vibe. She wrote and continues to write songs that appeal to all ages, are radio-friendly and have an uncanny way of making every listener feel special. Good songwriting is one sure way to the top of the charts and many of Germany’s music industry insiders are confident that she has what it takes to become their next big international R&B act.

Busking was how many great artists got their start in the music industry back in the day, and in fact is still a great way to not just get discovered locally and make a little money on the side, but also improve on performing live. Kileza headed over to the UK back in the summer after being granted a license to busk in the capital and before long she was embraced by London’s live music scene where she is starting to make a name for herself and is winning over the hearts of not just the fans but venue owners as well. Playing a great gig is key when it comes to performing live, but getting invited back is what makes the difference between a great artist and a good artist – and she is already proving to be one of the next R&B greats.

Upcoming concert dates and tickets will be accessible via the Skunk Radio Live Events page as they become available.

Music News: 2020 Concert Dates | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Wylder - Concert Tickets/Dates (Folk)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
FOLK NEWS

21-11-2019 17:27 GMT


2020 CONCERT DATES

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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 artist, Wylder


A sound so thrilling it would have the King of Pop exclaiming in ecstasy while stroking his crouch with might and main, if he was still here to experience it, Wylder's sound is a sound many fans and critics, and even some music industry insiders struggle to put a finger on whether they are hearing it live for the first time or recorded. But if there's one thing that's guaranteed every single time it's that it will take you to your happy place, wherever that may be and then never let you go. Listening to their music is an experience that doesn't just pass but sticks with you for days. The band has had one of their best years to date since they made their debut just over a couple of years back. Their latest album, "Golden Age Thinking" is still being hailed as one of the best indie folk releases of all time and has been spreading like wild fire since its release back in the summer, shortly after their summer tour. Their summer tour came with even more success when they were booked to play their biggest gig ever at the prestigious Hamilton in DC. They are now gigging more so than ever before and this week they confirmed their first concert date of 2020. The event will be taking place at Weinberg Center for the Arts in Maryland on the 7th of May, 2020. Venue information, concert tickets and full details and available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page. 

Music News: 5000 Miles Later | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Trevor Ohlsen - Milestones (Pop)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
POP NEWS

20-11-2019 23:07 GMT


5000 MILES LATER

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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

Being a recording artist is a tough job that never really gets easy - at least not unless your aim is to have a shrinking fan base throughout your music career, and you haven't set unachievable goals to keep you on your toes every step of the way - like selling more records than The Beatles (that's over 177 million), playing more concerts in 24 hours than The Flaming Lips and Jay-Z (that's 8), or getting the mosts music video views on YouTube (that's 2.08 billion - "Gangnam Style"). Or if any of those seem too far-fetched how about getting the most dislikes on YouTube (that's 2.5 million - Justin Bieber) or being the most searched pop star on Google for riding on hotdogs and licking Everything as in the case of Miley Cirus (that's a lot of hot dogs).

Performing live isn't as easy as it seems even though many of the greats make it look like so. Entertaining a million fans with a new record released on Spotify and Apple Music isn't the same as touring internationally and entertaining those same fans live in concert. Touring is a big eye opener, and just one of many for budding musicians who are excited to take their show on the road once they've finally made that big hit song. Surviving that first tour is often a milestone many will never forget, well that and everything that comes afterwards if the tour is successful of course, which, if nothing else at all, is guaranteed to be more than ten times more gruelling.

31 days, 16 concert halls, 5000 miles from home and one big state later, Michigan, US indie pop sensation, Trevor Ohlsen and his new manager, Skip are back home in one piece after a monumental experience to remember. Trevor's first official tour is complete, just over a month after signing with his first manager, Skip. The two are already making magic together and are already proving to be a duo that the music industry needs to keep a close eye on. Trevor isn't one of those artists that comes around every decade or so, he is one of those that comes around once in a lifetime. From his songwriting style to the way he plays and even his demeanour, he stands out from the crowd and is always sure to please fans whether live or recorded. His latest full length project, the sensational 16 track album "Trevor Ohlsen" put him on the watch list of every self-respecting indie pop fan and critic locally and he is being hailed as Michigan's next big star. All eyes are on him now anticipating what his next move will be now that he has proved he can not just make a great song but also move the crowd on stage as well, not to mention go without sleep as required.

Music News: Happy Birthday Waggy Tee | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Honorebel - Concert Tickets/Dates (Reggae)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
REGGAE NEWS

18-11-2019 22:14 GMT


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAGGY TEE

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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 | Miami, USA | Indie artist, Honorebel

Music would be a lot less exciting and compelling to listen to without the DJs and radio hosts whose very task it is to deliver it to us. Whether you are staying in for a quiet time, heading out to the clubs for a wild night to remember or going to a quiet bar or lounge for a drink you'll find that there is a DJ somewhere making sure your ears are pleased, the mood is right and everyone has that unshakable urge to get up on their feet and shake something. DJs are one of the reasons many artists ever make it big, they are the reason some of us are able to keep up with emerging trends in the fast-moving music industry and they are the reason many if not all of us can be sure we'll never have a dull day. To cut a long story short, without DJs music fans would have to do a lot more work not just to discover new music but also to enjoy it. We'll have to put together our own music playlists every single time we need to hear something different from what's in our music collections, we'll have to keep fiddling with our music players while driving, and we'll even have to work the old jukebox (or the new iPad/tablet jukeboxes) whenever we go out to our local watering holes, racking our brains to find out what the title of that amazing song or artist is when all we wanted to do was have a good time and quit thinking even if only for a few hours. Sure, now we have Spotify and automatic digital music delivery services used in shops and malls but nothing will ever compare to having a good old DJ that knows what to play and exactly when to play it - something Spotify's algorithms may never really get the hang of. So now that we have explained why they are so important let's get right down to it shall we? On the 30th of November, DJ Waggy Tee of 99Jamz (FM 99.1 Mhz), Miami's top radio station for hip hop and R&B music will be celebrating his birthday. He's been a DJ for 41 years and continues to bring much joy to fans on his radio show as well as local residencies at some of Florida's finest establishments. He'll be celebrating at Krave Restaurant And Lounge and everyone is invited. Miami's hottest independent reggae artist, Honorebel has been called upon to host. Tickets, venue information and full details are available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page.

Music News: Red Alert | The Indie Music Press Release Board | Coolidge - Upcoming Releases (Hip Hop)


MUSIC INDUSTRY
HIP HOP NEWS

18-11-2019 21:34 GMT


RED ALERT

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2019) - 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

One of the highlights of his music career, the release of the critically acclaimed single, "Red Alert" marked yet another new high for underground hip hop sensation, Drevo Coolidge in 2019. After several notable releases including his mixtape, "Taiwan Lights" which dropped on the 1st of January and kicked off the year with a massive bang, his sound, his lyrical prowess, his vocal delivery, his voice, and his onstage presence and performance all came together and it was as though all the stars lined up and crowned the next king of hip hop. Released back in the summer, the record was quickly followed by the "Red Alert Tour" which took the song and other notable releases from his repertoire to live music venues, concert halls and clubs in the Southern region of the US. It featured on his latest album, "Island Savage" which was released on the 1st of November and is currently ranked as one of the top independent releases out of the South this year. This week the Jackson, Mississippi underground rap star announced that the music video for the critically acclaimed track is now in production and scheduled for release in December.

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