Neave Zaria releases the highly anticipated piano ballad ‘Patience Of A Saint’

Neave Zaria is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from the UK who possesses a talent way beyond her years. Heavily compared to Adele & Amy Winehouse, Neave was brought up listening to classic jazz and soul singers such as Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin & Etta James. Influenced by these musical legends and inspired by everyday life Neave has become an accomplished and prolific songwriter. Debut single ‘If I See You’ was released in March 2020 and has been playlisted all around the world, receiving glowing reviews from the music press. Hot off the heels of ‘If I See You’, her

In ‘The Book of Vision’ Composer Hanan Townshend Blurs The Line Between Science and Spirituality

Townshend weaves a spellbinding tapestry of sounds in Carlo Hintermann’s directorial debut about hopes, dreams, and death Composer Hanan Townshend’s new score for The Book of Vision is now available on Amazon. The Terrence Malick production marks swiz documentarian Carlo Hintermann’s directorial debut. “This film faces the reality of life and death, our hopes and fears, and inspires us to live life to the fullest,” says Townshend of the mind-bending journey. Hintermann describes The Book of Vision as “a game of mirrors between two dimensions, inspired by the type of storytelling in video games.” The production’s international cast includes Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Lotte Verbeek (“Outlander,” “The Borgias”), Sverrir Gudnason

Ute – “Happiness Together” – thoughtfully sung beautiful music from a strong female singer

Ute is a singer, born in Germany, whose heart is in the USA, alongside a huge part of her fans. Ute’s best friend, Grammy winner Kurt Wipfli, is also her producer, and many of her songs are originally written and composed by him as well. Her latest single is, is the love ballad, “Happiness Together”. “It is about that once in a lifetime story when you realize that the person right next to you is the one who you want to spend the rest of your life with,” explains Ute. This is thoughtfully sung, beautiful music from a strong female

Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

It’s always great to see a band evolve and branch out in new directions. What is even better is to see them succeed at this difficult endeavor. With their latest single –  “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)”, we see L.A. based alternative rock band Love Ghost continue on the path of evolution into much more than a rock band . They incorporate trap beats, rock grit and rap verses, to really diversify their sound on this recording. It’s really impressive to hear this sonic distinctiveness which demonstrates this band’s talent, and their fingers on the beating pulse of modern trends. I

Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Gran Centennial embodies the lost art of old-school glory

Gran Centennial was born and raised in Philadelphia were he started his career in music. Hindered by the code of the streets he found himself doing what the streets led him to believe was surviving. His inspiration, growing up, includes Jay Z, Nas, Jadakiss, Biggie, Rakim, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and the list goes on. Gran Centennial represents what artists should do on the mic. He truly embodies the lost art of old-school glory, with his lyrical skills, the sense of dropping ill metaphors, and clever deliveries. G.C’s ability to write and deliver rhymes is profoundly incredible. Listen to his flow on any song off the “After Work Album”; it’s meticulous, as G.C pronounces every word so clearly. What can you say; this is old school hip hop at its greatest!

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

Gran Centennial: Ive been in the music business since age 15yrs old i use to sit at the cafeteria table in junior high school and bang on the tables and freestyle

  1. Who were your first musical influences that you can remember?

Gran Centennial: Grandmaster Flash, Run Dmc, Sugar Hill Gang

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to? And is there anyone of these that you’d like to collaborate with?

Gran Centennial: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, Meek Mills, Kendrick Lamar, I would like to collab with practically all of them but mostly Jay Z

  1. Have you suffered any ‘resistance’ from within the industry, and if so how have you handled that, and how do you handle criticism and haters in general?

Gran Centennial: I constantly suffer resistance due to me getting up there in age, and Djs on the radio not wanting to play new underground music however I get behind God and I know things are going to work itself out. At the end of the day I do me I’m not selling out

Gran Centennial

Gran Centennial

  1. What are your thoughts on visual media and Youtube? Do you use video is a marketing tool for your music, and do you have any videos published for fans to see?

Gran Centennial: Yes I support all avenues of visual media as well as YouTube. Yes I have two videos at the moment on YouTube just google me and everything I’m affiliated with will come up

  1. Which do you ultimately prefer? Entertaining a live audience or creating songs in a studio setting?

Gran Centennial: both I love creating music however I love the rush and adrenaline of performing in front of a crowded place feeding of the energy

  1. Tell us something about your lyrics and music production on your releases. Which part of these processes do you handle, and which do you outsource generally?

Gran Centennial: I write my own lyrics. I go hard, I educate, I club, I strictly entertain for my audience. I’m very versatile as an artist, lyricist, and songwriter. I want to learn the art of beat making however I’ve worked with several producers

    8. What is the title of your latest music release and where can fans find it?

Gran Centennial: Hands Up is my latest release and you can find it on amazon, iTunes etc., Again just google me and its everywhere.

  1. Which ingredient do you think makes you special and unique as a performing artist in a genre thriving with newcomers?

Gran Centennial: I believe I still have the original genre of hip-hop in its truest pure essence. I blend a combination of old and new with the ability to entertain and command a crowd or audience.

  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to be a part of this tough business. Is it joy, anger, desire, passion or pride and why?

Gran Centennial: I would have to say passion and for that reason my music will continue to be around even when your favor artist has retired. I do it for the love not for the fame. My success is not measured from all the money I make but for the years I will remain true to the game and art of hip-hop. I still make great music which will continue to inspire people even after the evolution of rap evolves again and again.

Gran Centennial

Gran Centennial

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Gran Centennial: The fact that I’m in control of my creative ability to do what I want release when I want and collab with whom I want. Which discourages me the most if when people see you as independent they think local and sometimes artist are not taken as serious as one who is on a major label. Also it much hard to get your records spun on main stream radio when you’re independent.

  1. How do you market and manage your music career? Do you have a management team or do you control everything by yourself?

Gran Centennial: I control everything myself. I market online, blogs, music sites, and other social media. I even get Djs to put my music on several mix tapes

  1. How do you achieve your sound? Do you work from a private recording environment or do you use a commercial sound studio?

Gran Centennial: I do both considering I work with a great number of producers some that are privately owned and some commercial. I get most of my music built from the ground up. I definitely involved in the making arranging and production of my material.

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far, and one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Gran Centennial: never give up and follow your dream, be your biggest investor, one I didn’t follow was never put off tomorrow what you can do today, and never let someone control your project that has no investment in it.

  1. If you had the choice which successful producer would you like to work with and why?

Gran Centennial: Timberland, Dre and reason being is because these producers have a track record for making people careers successful

Gran Centennial

Gran Centennial

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to your career, and independent music in general?

Gran Centennial: yes there are millions of people on the internet and social media sites that could help with promoting your material and spreading the word about me as an artist.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Gran Centennial: pure hip-hop, although I feel there is no one word that describes my overall sounds and style because all my music is different, I’m a well rounded artist, with versatility

  1. Straight off the top of your head, how would you describe the current state of Hip-hop, R&B and Rap?

Gran Centennial: I love music, soooo many styles so I believe it’s doing what it’s expected to do create madness in the culture itself.  What I don’t like is that most independent artist trying to get establish doesn’t have the means that majors have due to time on the radios being bought up to sell the majors to the masses.  If independent had that same support and avenue then you would definitely see artist of all styles take music to another level rather than constant unnecessary censorship.

  1. As you work your way through your career, which more than any other fires-up your imagination – A Grammy award, Platinum music sales or any other tangible milestone?

Gran Centennial: all of the above. I want to be recognized as an artist of prestige, multi talented, a house hold name and one of the best that every did it.

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT willing or prepared to do EVER, in your quest to achieve a successful musical career?

Gran Centennial: sell out, compromise my style of music or sell my soul.


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