What do you know about American Authors?

Best Day of My Life, American Authors: In 2013 they won the following competition with Believer. Songwriters invited to enter this competition, with free CD gift for first 1,000 entries in March. Songwriters may now enter the 19th Annual USA Song-writing Competition. Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D’Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio. Entries welcomed in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, ie any arrangement or genre. USA Song-writing Competition has been honouring song-writers from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have acquired recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 Top winner hit #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts! The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed […]

Virtuoso Iranian Hand Drummer visits Cornwall in April

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi live in Berlin in 2013 More about Mohammad An international award-winning Iranian musician and composer is performing in Falmouth on April 26th as part of his world tour, with 25 concerts from last year’s WOMAD via Shanghai, Germany, Peking, Sweden and Cornwall.  Support Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is a traditional Persian hand drum player (Tombak & Daf) who performed at the Film Festival in Hamburg in support of Iranian film director Jafar Panahi. This Is Not a Film is a documentary by Panahi made in 2011 about his ban from working and subsequent imprisonment. Hollywood names including Steven Spielberg, Juliette Binoche and Michael Moore have also joined the cause of Project 20 to campaign for his release. In Project 20, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi plays for 20 minutes, the number reflecting the years that Panahi has been banned from working. The rhythm replays Panahi’s heartbeat recorded while he is locked away in prison, Mortazavi projects the director’s “anguish, anger and determination to break through constraints and limitations,” says the project-20.org website. Acoustics The event taking place at the Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, is organised by Christina Kyle as her final project for the Creative Events Management course. […]

New single set to divide audience into love and hate but can’t miss

There’s a new song coming your way soon that has already inspired strong reactions from listeners on Twitter. This is how songs like Gangnam Style became so ingrained in people’s minds. There is no dance move to this (unless you count driving Champagne for the bottle) but there is a catch phrase ready in the making. See for yourself: Top Boy Round Here are from Sunderland and Newcastle and singer Silvar Laidlow originates from Bedford. The single is out on 14 April 2014.

New urban sensation wins hearts at Radio 1Xtra

East end council blocks and being raised by a single parent are no match for singing and songwriting talent, as shown by Emma Blakk who launches her first single and has already recorded a 7 track self-penned EP Council Block Dreamer. More about Emma Blakk: Blakk’s first single Siren’s will be released on 14 March 2014. Since the age of 12, Emma Blakk has been finding ways to sing in front of an audience, which makes the strong support she has already received from the likes of CJ Beatz on Radio 1 Xtra hardly surprising. She has covered songs by Jason Derulo and Prince, which can be seen on Youtube alongside the official video for Divided We Fall, the second track on Council Block Dreamer EP. Grittiest New fans must join the queue behind SBTV, Link Up TV, Urban Development and Soul Culture. Emma Blakk has put on shows at London’s grittiest live venues including Milly’s World in Camden, plus she has showcased at monthly night. Knew Knowledge, run by Warner A & R Ryan Farley and CJ Beatz.  A weekly live music night in Shoreditch, Music is My Drug also boasts Blakk’s performances. Working relationships Written entirely by Blakk […]

New rock Menace from Napalm Death guitarist

Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris produces Menace to smash the boundaries of the rock genre. People who think the styles of metal and hard rock playing cannot move with the times and have no place in dance clubs may be astounded by Menace, created by Mitch Harris from Napalm Death. Collaborated The American guitarist collaborated with Mick Harris, an original member of English grindcore band Napalm Death and no relation to Mitch. In 1989 Harris joined Napalm Death to become part of the longest running line up alongside Mark “Barney” Greenway, bassist Shane Embury and drummer Danny Herrera, while none of the original members of the band remain. Instrumentalist Menace contains drummer Derek Roddy (ex-Nile, ex-Hate Eternal, Serpents Rise), current Dragonforce bassist Fred Leclercq and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury with stringed instrumentalist Nicola Manzan. I Live With Your Ghost is the first official video from Menace’s forthcoming album Impact Velocity (released 18 March in North America and 14 March worldwide). Napalm Death have appeared with Chris Evans and Jim Carey on TV and featured in the hit show Skins. Sky, Yahoo and the NME reported how their Victoria and Albert Museum gig scheduled for March 2013 was cancelled for fears that Napalm Death’s […]

Swiss Nightlife Award DJ releases second single

Pop facts: Johnny Roxx Johnny Roxx’s single Just Wanna Dance features Jessie James who put vocals over a beat Roxx had created in under two hours. The production, mastering and video shoot for Just Wanna Dance was finished in two weeks while James was on a tour of Switzerland. Johnny Roxx started out in 1989 as hip-hop DJ Slice before he moved on to mixing rock with house or hip hop to create the tropical sound he is known for today. Already this year, Roxx has been nominated for the Swiss Nightlife Award 2014. The biggest dancehall producers in Switzerland, Weedy G Soundforce introduced the Johnny Roxx beat to Jessie James. The first hit single by Johnny Roxx was 2013’s Big Booty Gal. Roxx produces his music with a great vocal, such as vocal sample by a Jamaican artist, to which he’ll drop the track to create his tropical feel. Johnny’s own listening and inspiration include Iron Maiden, Bob Marley and the stylings of Diplo. Just Wanna Dance features four mixes, including house from Handbandits and a mix by Doobious. Roxx’s second single release is out on 17 February.

Wilkinson – Afterglow

Think I heard this on Spotify radio last year and was trying to find name of the song Published on 10 Sep 2013 Wilkinson — Afterglow out now. Buy from: http://po.st/AfterglowiT Taken from the debut album, Lazers Not Included Buy: http://po.st/LazersiT Interact https://twitter.com/wilkinsonuk https://www.facebook.com/wilkinsonuk http://instagram.com/wilkinsonuk http://www.wilkinson-music.com/