Introducing: Tanya Nolan

Tanya Nolan has made her name known as a soulful singer/songwriter producing modern R&B and Pop Music. Tanya was born and raised in Galveston,Texas and is currently based in Houston, Texas. She has built an international following by paving her own path with her distinct artistry and distinguished voice. Her soulful / Pop / R &B style is notable for a lyrical depth and narrative that’s refreshingly substantive for her style of music. From an early age, Tanya Nolan has admired some of the great artists that came before her, only because she was, and is fascinated with many genres of music. All of Tanya’s musical experiences have moulded her into an artist who has an authentic sound. Tanya Nolan has been performing with live bands since the age of 15. In addition Tanya Nolan has shared the stage with many and will undoubtedly turn heads with her latest music releases. CHECK OUT TANYA NOLAN’S BLOG http://stepkid.com/reviews/tanya-nolan-love-ya/ ONLINE: https://tanyanolan.net/ https://www.instagram.com/iamtanyanolan/ https://www.facebook.com/tanyanolan.net/ https://twitter.com/tanyanolan

For music streaming apps, growth lies in tier 2 and 3 cities: Gaana CEO

We all need to invest significantly, for that, more competition is good as companies will invest to educate the users and grow the market because that’s the need of the hour, says Agarwal Music streaming app Gaana crossed 100 million monthly active users (MAU) in March 2019 and its CEO, Prashan Agarwal, believes for further growth, targeting tier-2 and 3 cities is the way to go because “the next 100-200 million users will pretty much be from those cities”. Gaana claimed its user growth was the fastest in tier-2 cities (96%), followed by tier-1 cities (84%) and tier-3 cities (78%) in the last year. Here are the excerpts: The competition is rapidly increasing in the music streaming space with the arrival of Spotify and YouTube music. How do you see it? The penetration of music streaming is only 10% in the Indian market with around 150 million users, the market needs to grow to 600 million in the next 2-3 years. We all need to invest significantly, for that, more competition is good as companies will invest to educate the users and grow the market because that’s the need of the hour. Gaana has the lead of at least 1-2 […]

Airtel’s Wynk makes foray into music video streaming

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Tuesday announced a foray into music video streaming with focus to tap 200 million potential users in tier-II and III towns. “There is a large population in tier-II and III towns and villages who wants to listen to music as well as watch videos. We have developed Wynk Tube to reach out to 200 million users. This includes both Airtel and non-Airtel customers,” Bharti Airtel Chief Executive Officer (Content and Apps) Sameer Batra said while announcing the launch. The music platform of Wynk claims to have 100 million users. “With Wynk Tube, users will have option to switch to video of song that they want to watch and switch back to audio only,” Batra said. Wynk Tube will focus on vernacular content to reach out to users in small towns and cities. “The app will be available to users in 12 Indian regional languages including Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bhojpuri,” Batra said. This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tube

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said that it proposes to sync its music and video apps with its direct-to-home (DTH) offering, so that the content can be watched through television as well. “We will eventually get there (streaming on television through DTH). We have only had Wynk for the last 4-5 quarters, so I don’t think this is a big issue. Technology-wise, any model will work,” Sameer Batra, CEO, Content and Apps, Airtel, told BusinessLine. However, there are no plans for a ‘Live TV’, he said, adding that the company does not have any rights for it. Wynk Tube launched After the success of its over the top (OTT) music streaming app Wynk Music, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched its new music streaming app Wynk Tube, which has a collection of 40-lakh songs and related videos. The company is offering a free trial for the first 30 days and then charge Rs 99 from non Airtel customers. For Airtel subscribers, it will remain free. The app will be available to only Android devices right now, and the company would think of iOS devices later. With this Airtel has further expanded its fast growing content portfolio, especially keeping in mind the needs […]

‘Going Places’ is an inspirational reminder to ignore societal limitations, boxes and rules – Check out the hot new drop from South African rising star ‘Michelle’

‘Going Places’ is the brand new single from South African artist ‘Michelle’. Michelle grew up in Natal, South Africa and was influenced by international artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion and Gospel music. After majoring in dance and attending musical theatre and acting classes, Michelle became a Curator for South African Fashion, Art & Decor for 4 years leading to the launch of her musical career. Michelle speaks about growing up in Natal saying “I turned out a bit of a rebel as a result of my rather strict upbringing. I did everything that was “supposedly taboo” especially for the daughter of a pastor. Whilst my upbringing was conservative , my parents were always supportive of my study and career choices. NEVER did they say that a path of singing, dancing, fashion and art were not ‘proper’ careers. Their advice was always to give it my all and just “do my personal best” and that’s all that mattered. Whenever we would do ballet shows or any schools shows, I could ALWAYS pick out my Dad’s whistle cheering me on from the audience. I’ll always treasure that”. The debut single from Michelle was recorded and produced at ‘Cosher […]

Volume 2 – EP – Pink Sweat$

In a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, Philadelphia R&B singer Pink Sweat$ laid out his ambition: “I’m trying to expand people’s palettes of black music.” To achieve this, Pink leans on lonely guitar and natural beats (“Listen to Bobby McFerrin and you’ll understand,” he adds). The spare accompaniment allows his voice to blossom across this five-song EP. The backyard strummer “I Know” shows his ability to get to the heart of a matter without being overcome by it. The genesis and aftermath of a love hangover plays out in the two-parter “Coke & Henny”—”Pt. 1” is playful and strutting, “Pt. 2” is solemn and regretful. “Your Side” and “Body Ain’t Me” reveal the old-school R&B soul—he’s from Philly, after all—underneath those comfy pink sweats. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/volume-2-ep/1457267889?app=music

Lemonade – Beyoncé

There’s one moment critical to understanding the emotional and cultural heft of Lemonade—Beyoncé’s genre-obliterating blockbuster sixth album—and it arrives at the end of “Freedom,” a storming empowerment anthem that samples a civil-rights-era prison song and features Kendrick Lamar. An elderly woman’s voice cuts in: “I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up,” she says. “I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.” The speech—made by her husband JAY-Z’s grandmother Hattie White on her 90th birthday in 2015—reportedly inspired the concept behind this radical project, which arrived with an accompanying film as well as words by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire. Both the album and its visual companion are deeply tied to Beyoncé’s identity and narrative (her womanhood, her blackness, her husband’s infidelity) and make for Beyoncé’s most outwardly revealing work to date. The details, of course, are what make it so relatable, what make each song sting. Billed upon its release as a tribute to “every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing,” the project is furious, defiant, anguished, vulnerable, experimental, muscular, triumphant, humorous, and brave—a vivid personal statement from the most powerful woman in music, released without warning in a time of […]

For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) – Various Artists

It isn’t just us curled up on the sofa binge-watching Game of Thrones in our trackies; it’s also your favourite artists, cradling a bowl of snacks, streaming away on the tour bus. As this compilation of Thrones-inspired songs makes clear, their fascination with the fabled, now-iconic drama runs deep. On “Too Many Gods”, A$AP Rocky and Joey Bada$$ mull over false prophets while dropping in a GoT reference (“Playing with fire but I’m no Targaryen”). Singer-songwriters like Jacob Banks, Lennon Stella, Chloe x Halle and ROSALÍA imbue their tributes with stern keys and an existential dread that’s so familiar to the show’s fans. And it’s especially fun to hear a pop singer like Ellie Goulding tap into a sinister ruthlessness on “Hollow Crown”: “Making a noose out of your hollow crown/I hold a match up to your paper castle/And watch it all burn down, down, down.” https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/for-throne-music-inspired-by-hbo-series-game-thrones/1458925215?app=music

We know how you feel P!nk – Hurts 2B Human

“Hurts 2B Human was sort of a pebble that rolled downhill and became this boulder,” P!nk told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “It just kept steamrolling.” In 2018, while touring her seventh album, Beautiful Trauma, the singer found herself in spontaneous recording sessions with musicians she’d never worked with before (Beck, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Cash Cash, Wrabel, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and many others). Eventually, she realised she’d made album number eight—a lightly political package of sentimental ballads and pre-game bangers that feels like like classic P!nk. The topical numbers speak to the times. “The news will try to make you believe that everybody hates each other, and it’s just not true,” she said about the inspiration behind the title track, which features Khalid and was written by Teddy Geiger (best known for authoring some of Shawn Mendes’ biggest hits). “I am a woman, Khalid is a man, he’s African American, I’m Jewish… Everybody has their own experience and is going through something, so it’s all about the circle you create around you to get through all the bulls**t in this world. That’s where this song came from.” In the EDM-inspired “Can We Pretend” featuring Cash Cash, she asks rhetorical […]

The Balance – Catfish and the Bottlemen

“Jacknife took our brains for a walk,” Catfish and the Bottlemen’s Van McCann tells Apple Music about working with Killers and U2 producer Jacknife Lee. “You’d be surrounded by music all day. Every other day, you’d get a knock at the door and it would be new vinyls he’d ordered to show you new stuff. You’d be buzzing off his excitement.” These brain strolls have helped bring extra adventure and exploration to the band’s third album. The Balance still contains the key ingredients that have taken Catfish from indie-rock tyros to arena-fillers in a few years: exhilarating choruses, pin-sharp melodies and relatable lyrics (on “Basically”, McCann even sings about doing housework). “Don’t write anything that isn’t worth a place on a set list some night,” says McCann. “By the end of the year, we would have done every arena in the [UK] and probably sold them all out. Where’s it go from there? It has to go outdoors, and you’ve got to start writing songs that are big enough for those occasions. It was always about pushing it.” Here, McCann and guitarist Johnny Bond take us through the album track by track. “Longshot”Van McCann: “This is the first one we […]