Börni is the “artist to look out for” according to Billboard

With the release of her brand new single ‘New Heights’ earlier this month, Börni is set for big things this year as she receives press endorsement from the likes of Billboard, OK! Magazine and Young Entertainment. 

With Billboard magazine setting their sights on Börni as one to ‘look out for’ this year, Young Entertainment describing her as ‘uber talented’ and OK! Magazine predicting she will ‘take over the US’ we wanted to see what all the hype was all about! 

Börni has sung on stage with music diva and icon Celine Dion in front of 50,000 people and worked with megastars such as Sean Kingston on her previous music as well as four-time Grammy-nominated song-writer and producer, Linda Perry after she signed with Sony Music in 2007. 

It’s therefore no wonder that the press are excited for her new single, and we are too. Give it a listen below!

This new single from Börni represents her new style of effervescent pop, dance and urban cool, which is set to be the futuristic sound of the Summer and we believe it lives up to the hype! Having dipped her toe in a variety of music genres, this new single reflects a genre that Börni is looking to stay in as she releases more music later on this year. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boernimusic/

Website: https://www.boernimusic.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2glZFHGP2OrglE6QOdLB2Z?si=x44HDnumS32zXx-IDgspxg

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/boernimusic

What do Lincolnshire and R&B have in common you ask? Kyra Jinx

When you think about Lincolnshire you probably don’t think R&B straight away. But, once you hear Kyra Jinx’s music, you sure will. Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, Kyra Jinx has graduated from learning to play guitar to working with Patrick Osei at Hot Money Studios on her own original material, which allows her to both escape from the stresses of life whilst at the same time giving audiences some much-needed optimism and positivity.

Her latest single, 1 on 1, is written to make a positive impact and in the current world climate it is set to be the sound of the summer. 

It even has the endorsement of BBC Music Lincolnshire who have commented “this might be one of the best examples of this style of music we’ve ever had”.

With influences by artists as varied as Stormzy, Paramore and Chunkz, Kyra is set to light the world up and spread those good vibes we so desperately need this year. 

Get to know the Lincolnshire lass a little more and find out more about her influences by following her on social media from the links below. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyrajinx/  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyrajinx/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/kyrajinx

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kyrajinx

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1B26GC2dldp7sANTrAOIVV

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5x2tXqBsx1V4pYPcQdAsQ

Zipten’s Music Will Take You To Another Galaxy

Milan-based electro producer, Zipten, describes his forthcoming track, ‘(You Are) Encanto’, as “a hymn to beauty” which perfectly demonstrates his talent for creating enchanting electronic soundscapes. It melds dance beats and rhythms with a timeless combination of synth and guitar melodies. ‘(You Are) Encanto’ follows his recent tracks ‘Galaxy Journey’ and ‘Bon Voyage’, which have already confirmed Zipten’s ability to magic up instrumental music that allows listeners to escape to other galaxies.

Here’s what Zipten has to say: music for me is passion and feeling; I would like people to feel what I feel, that is to let themselves be transported through images, sensations and emotions; my will is that every track fits to be a short film, to communicate a vision, a dreamlike journey”.

LISTEN TO ‘GALAXY JOURNEY’ HERE – EMBARK ON A JOURNEY WITH ZIPTEN

It’s safe to say that 2020 has thrown a few curve balls at us so far. During the current global pandemic, you may find yourself a bit lost and isolated, but Zipten looks to unite music fans worldwide with an experience that transports listeners beyond their surroundings, providing them with moments of magical solace.

SOCIAL LINKS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zipten.music/

Website: https://ziptenmusic.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zipten

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5maku10dwnb7W8Dsv6DDTx

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClVmV2bq6KX594hpIqjvqfg

Art Rock Duo Derayernah Share New Single Siberian Scopes

Following the release of their seven tracks album ‘In Joys’ which evoked shades of concentrated freak concerti of Mothers of Invention, the proto-surgery rock of Black Midi and the proggy excesses of Porcupine Tree. Derayernah returns with a smashing new single titled ‘Siberian Scopes’. A Prog rock vengeance filled with tongue in cheek surrealism and knowing humour (sometimes lost on humans).

The Scottish duo first met when Drue Marsland walked into the wrong rehearsal room and opted to stay with Jhau Watema rather rejoin his actual band mates, the band never doubted the cosmos’ choice in uniting them and succumbed to their destiny of writing art-rock with lyrics which would doubtless spook horses.

Listen to Siberian Scopes now

Keep up with Derayernah via: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derayernah

Website: https://derayernah.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/derayernah

Meet Tia the Sydney Singing Sensation

Meet Tia Beale the stylish 20-year-old, who hails from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Surrounded by a household filled with a rich tapestry of music playing as she was growing up, thanks in part to her heritage of a Barbadian father and an Irish mother, Tia has already established herself as a musical talent to watch, after receiving shout-outs from industry tastemakers such as Muso TV. Still living in the family home, she is surrounded by a veritable zoo of animals, indeed her beloved dog, Evie, has been known to make cameo appearance on her photo shoots! Released last year via MGM, Tia’s official launch party for the EP is on 3rd April at Sydney’s Planer Restaurant.

Check out Tia’s Coke & Mentos Music Video

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of her debut single Coke & Mentos last month, Sydney singer-songwriter Tia Beale’s debut five-track EP, TIA, has just hit streaming sites, with a physical CD release, distributed by MGM, also available. Recorded in collaboration with music industry veteran Steve Clisby (who has jammed with Jimi Hendrix and played alongside Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan), who also acted as producer, Tia’s EP traverses a variety of genres, from the gentle balladry of Do It Over, to the dance floor pop of Coke & Mentos, synth and syncopated beats of Synergy, and hip-hop-flavoured Keep On Coming Back.

Follow Tia on social media via:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiabealeofficial/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiabealeofficial/

Website: https://www.tiabeale.com

The Remarkable Journey of Mustafa Khetty

Born in Sri Lanka, educated in Ireland and having lived in Far East, Middle East, USA, Europe, Mustafa Khetty has lived what most would say is a diverse and multicultural life, taking on a long and exciting business career in Investment Banking and IT. Mustafa is now ready to take on the music world and excited to focus on his love passion for music. His musical journey began in the early stage oh his life when he was exposed to Indian classical music and later on western classical, progressive rock and other genres. He then began to write music at age 12 and scored the first sketches of a Rock/classical fusion concerto, toccata and fugue and other pieces by 15. Inspired by Art, Architecture, Literature and Philosophy along with musicians such as Yes, Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull, Bee Gees, Beatles, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream and Kitaro. Mustafa has created a sound which has ranges across different genres and fusion of both western and eastern styles and instruments merging soundscapes forming a tapestry of moods, emotions, rhythmic patterns and harmonic layers. Mustafa Khetty truly can be described as a rocker, humanist, classical aficionado, multi ethnic at heart and culturally a melting pot.

The new single, Requiem for New Zealand, was originally inspired by the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March 2019, when a terrorist attack left 51 innocent people murdered and 49 injured. Requiem for New Zealand is dedicated to victims of hate crime around the world.

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Follow Mustafa Khetty on social media via:

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustafakhettymusic/

Website: http://www.mustafakhetty.com/

Sony Music revenues grew by over $250m in calendar 2019, topping $4bn

Sony’s recorded music revenues hit $4.17bn in calendar 2019, according to MBW’s calculations – representing year-on-year growth of $255m or 6.5%.

In a year that saw the release of global smashes including Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, Sony’s annual recorded music streaming revenues rose by $389m in calendar 2019, up 19.3% YoY to $2.4bn.

Annual physical music sales dipped by $106m in the 12 months to $803m, while download sales fell by $61m to $321m.

MBW is able to make these calculations as Sony Corp has today (February 4) announced its results for calendar Q4 2019 (its fiscal Q3) – i.e. the three months to end of December.

In that quarter, Sony’s recorded music operation once again generated over a billion dollars – $1.16bn – up 11.4% year-on-year.

Sony’s recorded music quarterly streaming revenues grew by 20.6% YoY in calendar Q4 2019, hitting $669m.

The recorded music projects that generated the most global revenue for New York-based Sony Music in calendar Q4 were, in order: (i) Fine Line by Harry Styles; (ii) Fear Inoculum by TOOL; (iii) Courage by Celine Dion; (iv) What You See Is What You Get by Luke Combs; and (v) Romance by Camila Cabello.

Sony Corp has also broken out the Top 5 revenue-generating projects for Sony Music Japan in calendar Q4, which were, in order: (i) UNSER by Uverworld; (ii) WE DO by Ikimono-Gakari; (iii) Zurui yo Zurui Ne by =LOVE; (iv) Yoake Made TsuyogaranakutemoIi by Nogizaka46; and (v) Fate Song Material by Various Artists.

OVERLAPS Release ‘Your Eyes’ Lyric Video

Italian Alternative/Nu Rock band, OVERLAPS, have released a new lyric video for ‘Your Eyes‘, it’s the second single taken from their new studio album ‘In Your Room‘, which will be released on March 27th via TIME TO KILL RECORDS.

The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/jaKE6u84sjU

The video was directed by Stefano Mastronicola.

OVERLAPS started in 2017 with the release of 3 singles “Countdown”, “Dreams For Sale” and “On Monday”, produced by Fabio Trentini (Guano ApesDonotsH -Blockx), and showing the potential of OVERLAPS in mixing atmospheres of the most classic rock with modern influences.

OVERLAPS played the same year at the Bloodstock Festival in UK and the same year saw them performing at the Treviso Home Festival in Italy.

In 2018 OVERLAPS released their  debut album and in autumn the same year they did a European tour with 26 dates, as support to the Finnish band THE RASMUS.

OVERLAPS is ready to announce more details of their second album very soon, which will be released via TIME TO KILL RECORDS.

TIME TO KILL RECORDS is a division of KICK AGENCY and was founded in 2016 and is the most chaotic extreme record label in Italy. TIME TO KILL RECORDS is a pure, old school, metal DIY record label and management.
 

The project is realised with the support of MiBACT and SIAE as part of the initiative “Per Chi Crea”.

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From Yajna to ‘The Rising Phoenix’

It hasn’t been the easiest journey for Yajna. Having overcome many obstacles, including clinical depression, one constant has remained – her music.

Her debut release, Natten Lång, gained significant radio success in Sweden, and helped to refine her musical sound. However, it was in London she felt her true artist was discovered, The Rising Phoenix, and so it continues to be her ‘second home’ and music base.

It was there, where she recorded her epic power-pop trilogy, accordingly titled, The Rising Phoenix. The collection of songs represents her journey from her lowest points, and rising from the ashes stronger than ever.

Through her work and music, Yajna wants to “reach out with a message of hope, love and power, and help others into a healthy, strong and independent lifestyle.

Follow Yajna:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yajnamusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yajnamusic  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yajnamusic/  

Website: www.yajnamusic.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/yajnamusic  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDjn4ac4V9o4OMNv9kXfPVA?view_as=subscriber  

Top Pop 2020

Ready for 2020, we’ve put together a list of the best rising pop acts to look out for in the New Year. Our top 5 to keep the Sweet Beats coming:

Joel Rothwell

After appearances on Sky News, Talk Sport,played Live on Talk Radio as well as multiple appearances on BBC Radio and supporting the likes of Gary Barlow, Joel Rothwell has showed no signs of slowing down in 2019. With a headline show at Manchester Academy set for February, and new music on the way, we’re sure to be seeing more of Joel in 2020.

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Caswell

Crafting a flavour of neo-soul, downtempo electronica and elaborate pop, London- born Suffolk-based Caswell was armed with her first microphone as a toddler. After emerging in 2017 she released her debut EP ‘The Shadow Aspect’, she’s since been cited by key online tastemakers as “a viral success” (Clash Magazine) and “London’s newest Superstar” (Wonderland Magazine). 

Kelsey

Having worked with influential names in the music business, such as producers and writers for big names including Blackbear, BTS, Britney Spears and Lil WayneKelsey is sure to make an explosive debut.
Kelsey’s songs have a genuine and organic sound to them, achieved through writing original music in her bedroom and coffee shops. She begins her musical endeavour just as she propels herself into studying music at NYU Steinhardt.

Marco Dalla Villa

Having studied piano since when he was 4 before studying music theory and composition Marco was allured by the pull of Dance music and found a passion for making upbeat dance music. Having racked up hundreds of thousands of streams and a reputation to boot, Marco is now hoping to launch his career.

Gracey

Despite being only 21 years old, GRACEY is already an in-demand songwriter who has written for some of the biggest names in pop. Now, ‘Different Things’ is her beautifully affecting debut single. Written and produced with her long term collaborator Alan Sampson, ‘Different Things’ is an effortlessly forward-thinking and vividly atmospheric raw depiction of a relationship stretched to breaking point. Cut from the same cloth as Sia and Lorde, GRACEY’s Different Things is a taster of what’s to come from this raw new talent.