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Latest class of honorees in the 6 major categories – as voted on by a world-wide panel of music, art and marketing experts in the area of album cover art & packaging – represents the “who’s who” of creative and production talent, with many recognized names from the fine art and design world. Chicago, IL – based organization selects the designers, illustrators, photographers, art directors and patrons whose works were released between the years 1960 – Present. Since officially launching the site in 2012, we’ve inducted five classes of Inductees based on the results from the group’s yearly surveys (the

Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers

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Ann Taylor: “Sober” – an anthem that is so calm and haunting it could put you into a trance

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Collaborateurs: “Interstellar Colors” blurs the lines between earnestness and bravado

“Interstellar Colors” is the third album released under the Collaborateurs name, but Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton have worked together in other acts for a long time. Most recently, Hubbard, Brandon, and Cayton released three albums under the name Rog & Glenn. Brothers Curtis and Glenn Hubbard have also recorded together for many years, first as Four Day Weekend, and more recently The Hubbard Concept. The Collaborateurs have a formula that works for them. Every album has more than a handful of tracks that are the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, a perfect arrangements of chords

The BoyEatsGirl “Zugzwang” Interview

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ZALI: “Girls Like Us” – an ambitious blend of bravado and sultry charm

ZALI is an emerging Irish Singer-songwriter creating a buzz in Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and the distinct cross-genre sound of Soul-Pop. Passionate about music since her childhood ZALI began performing to crowds of all sizes via her church choir which confirmed her artistic calling. Years of vocal training and a signature sound blended from old-school R&B, mixed with Soul-Pop brings ZALI to her latest single “Girls Like Us”. An anthem for woman around the world, the track was written after the singer had been suffering from heartbreak. ZALI is a powerhouse vocalist, stylistically contemporary but one

PnB ROCK Performing at the Gas Monkey Live November 24, 2017!

PnB ROCK the American artist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is getting ready to set the Gas Monkey Live!, in Dallas Texas alight with his live performance programmed for 7 p.m. November 24, 2017. The Billboard Hot 100 artist, whose album “Catch These Vibes”, features Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Roy Woods, Smokepurpp and more, will also be performing his smash hit single “Selfish”, among others. Below are all the details relating to the artist and live concert. Music Group Name: PnB Rock Date: November 24, 2017 Venue: Gas Monkey 10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220 Time:

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Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. “Stay” is a song which pulses with the positivity and euphoria of the contemporary dance sound, it glows with great vibes and even though it is built on a fairly mid-paced tempo, its clever use of dynamics, its ability to build musical peaks and sonic troughs means that it is packed with punch, but it is punch which comes from

Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans

Grey Smith solidified his sound and his soul, engraving it in stone with the first track, “Fear”, taken off his upcoming project, the “Ghost Notes” album. Grey, who wrote, played, sang and engineered every piece of the record is fundraising the entire project via to finance the mixing and mastering of the album, the back-end administrative items like trademarking, publishing, copy-writing, marketing, publishing to  iTunes, Spotify etc., as well as shooting a video for the first song. You can be an important part of this process by logging on to his fundraising page HERE. On “Fear” Grey Smith sounds so

Rosaye: “A Little Leads To More” – an artist not afraid to follow her own path

If you liked songs like “Letters” and “Let Me Be”, you are absolutely going to love pretty much everything that New Zealand-born singer-songwriter, Rosaye does, and that includes her latest, 3rd single release, “A Little Leads To More”.

As always it is Rosaye’s lyrics and melody that shine through. Rosaye is at her best writing melodies and hooks resulting in songs that get stuck in your head, which really is the staple of great pop music. On “A Little Leads To More” she once again proves that she is not just your average run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter.

rosaye-alltm-400This is not obvious, simplistic, bubblegum pop, people…although it would not be bad if it was, but Rosaye approaches her alternative-oriented pop music like an art project blank canvas, to get all creative on us.

Officially confirmed as “a song about wanting to test the waters with someone who is bad news, knowing you may end up hurt, but going for it anyway. Thinking you are strong enough…”, “A Little Leads To More is a very thought provoking song in regard to the game of love and seduction and how we sometimes we are fools when it comes to love. Thinking we can dominate its effects. We learn far too slowly, and after getting in to deep, that love isn’t a fairytale and that it will come with heartbreak and sad endings if we’re too superficial or instinctive in our choices, and that’s the harsh and morbid reality of love. The song is big, tuneful, and catchy.

On this third single, Rosaye confirms everything I have always thought about her. She bravely and beautifully creates her music. She is breathtakingly honest. Her songs are fresh and stand out. The raw and personal experiences that Rosaye has always been able to capture and share is what makes this recording, like all of her music, so intense, enduring, and beautiful. Her words relate moments that are painful, tender and hopeful.

Overall, “A Little Leads To More” is a great recording and step forward by an artist not afraid to follow her own path. It’s pop music with thoughtful lyrics and real emotion, something that is often missing these days. Rosaye – now officially on her way to becoming a pop music star – has shown without a doubt that she’s going to be the one to beat!

More About Rosaye:

Born and raised in New Zealand, Rosaye moved to Sydney Australia with her family when she was 14. Exposed to a diversity of music genres she has always loved singing and performing. She wrote her first song at 15 and was hooked on the buzz and therapy that the songwriting process gave her.

She later spent a year in Melbourne and recorded a number of songs at a local studio. During 2014 she worked with producer Tim Carr and recorded her debut single “Letters” released January 2015. “Letters” is the first of 4 singles currently being released in sequence, culminating in the release of Rosaye’s Debut EP due out in May 2015.

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