EDM Artist Peyton Shayler Pushes Bold New Anthem “Want Me To Love You” into Billboard Dance Chart Top 20

Artist Peyton Shayler is not one to hold back. Her latest single ‘Want Me to Love You’ is making sizeable waves as it cannonballs directly into the deep end of the current dance/pop pool. In the process, this powerhouse vocalist and gifted songwriter is fixing her name to the top of EDM’s “names you need to know in 2019” hot list. Dance music fans around the globe are feverishly embracing Peyton, and her chart success proves it. Her breakthrough song ‘Needed Space’ glided on a summery chill-hop vibe all the way to number 7 on the UK Music Week Charts. ‘Want Me To Love You’ is poised to reach even greater heights. A delicious blend of infectious dance production and soaring vocals, ‘Want Me To Love You’ recently hit number 18 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart. ‘Want Me To Love You’ is also a timely anthem of empowerment for women who are the boss of their own show. “You want me to want you/ I don’t/ You say that I need you/ I won’t,” Shayler sings while confidently dismissing a try hard admirer. Shayler’s contagious style fits right in among the heavy weights of trending EDM where hypnotic groves, […]

Charlotte – Un Granito De Amor

French singer, producer, model and writer Charlotte is known for her unique ability to tackle any new challenge with precise accuracy. Whether it’s performing in front of a massive crowd, or releasing hit singles. Charlotte is one of the industry’s most versatile artists with constant work being published. All of these attributes and more can be heard on her newest release titled, “Un granito de amor“. She says:: ”I live a colourful life and everything I do, everything I touch, I do it with such a passion. I am always true to myself. Sometimes naughty but very sensitive and I’m truly in love with life”. Stream and Download: https://song.link/i/1450808247 Socials: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/charlottepageofficielle/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/blogdecha/ Web : https://blogdecha.com/ Artist contact: michelbellens@gun-records.com

Qobuz review: A music streaming service on the verge of greatness

Qobuz (pronounced koh-buzz), an audiophile-oriented music-streaming service based in Paris, launched in the U.S. today after being exclusive to Europe for the past 10 years. I’ve been enrolled in the closed beta for the past few days, and I absolutely love it. In addition to using the service, I also spoke with Qobuz USA’s managing director Dan Mackta at CES in January, so I’ll sprinkle some quotes from him throughout the review. There are lots of things about Qobuz that make it different from other streaming services, but the most important differentiator is that you can stream high-resolution FLAC files: Up to 24-bit resolution and sampling rates as high as 192kHz. The service validates such tracks with the familiar Hi-Res Audio logo from the Japan Audio Society. That level of fidelity doesn’t come cheap, though, and I was surprised to find some albums bearing the logo that would only play in 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution. I’ll get into the four service tiers later. Qobuz delivers information galore No matter which level of service you sign up for, you’ll get all the rest of the features that render Qobuz tailor-made for music lovers. Chief among these is the metadata and other documentation attached […]

In the era of streaming music, how is it possible that cassette tapes are making a comeback?

click to enlarge My first car was a silver 1990 Buick Park Avenue handed down from my grandmother, and like all early ’90s cars, it came equipped with a tape deck. It always had a cassette loaded. Most were homemade: I’d buy blank Maxell cassettes, hook up a CD player to my parents’ tape deck and dub my favorite albums — Ziggy Stardust on one side, Hunky Dory on the other. The convenience of digital soon came calling, and I spent my first-ever tax return to swap out that tape deck for a stereo with a CD player. Every paycheck from my first job went almost exclusively to CDs, and I don’t think I’ve listened to a cassette since. In the last few years, though, I started to wonder if I’d been too hasty in throwing them out. I saw touring indie bands selling tapes during their Spokane stops, and fans actually buying them. Friends are proudly posting pictures of their thriftstore cassette finds on Instagram. Artists are collaborating on limited-run cassette releases. But this is not just a local trend. The popularity of vinyl records has been increasing over the last decade: Per Nielsen Music, vinyl sales increased in […]

Hitting the right note in music streaming

There it was again, playing through my laptop. It sounded … well, not as good as I remembered it on the radio in the days when music meant listening to a radio. It sounded soppy. I regretted paying a few dollars to discover that. I also retrospectively regretted quoting its lyrics in a tortured note I sent to the poor girl at the time (who sensibly never replied). Many of those early downloads ended up on an iPod, something which – like that first smartphone – was given to me rather than bought. Well-meaning family members nudged me towards technology they thought I would end up embracing. They were right. I hadn’t wanted one. Hadn’t thought I needed one. Why, I still had my portable CD player, a great leap forward from the Walkman it superseded. (Hmm … I still have that also; so, too, the cassettes it played, including the carefully crafted mix tapes, each of which represented hours of play-and-pausing on a tape deck linked to a record player.) That portable CD player used to travel everywhere with me. A crucial prelude to any trip was selecting the six or so discs to bring, perhaps a couple more […]

Three major music labels make $19 million a day from streaming while artists count their pocket change

Major music labels are making millions per day  from streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. The artists? Not so much. Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-02-25 19:56:22 UTC Streaming services are now paying out big money to the music industry’s gatekeepers. According to a new report by industry news outlet Music Business Worldwide, the three major music labels made $6.93 billion combined from streaming in 2018. The publication poured through recent investor filings from Universal Music Group’s parent company Vivendi, Sony, and Warner and found that the companies are totaling $19 million in daily streaming revenue.  Broken down even further, the trio of labels generate nearly $800,000 per hour just from music streaming services. As Rolling Stone points out, when looking at the combined revenue for the three labels across all formats and commercial endeavors — $13.14 billion — streaming revenue accounts for more than half of that. That’s more than a 10 percent jump when compared to how much streaming revenue accounted for in 2017. Universal (UMG) saw its streaming revenue jump the most with an increase of $864 million a year, or $2.4 million a day, when compared to the year prior. UMG’s 2018 […]

Connor Stock – Goodbye Bad Vibes

Connor Stock is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Connor Stock’s influences range from modern electro pop to classic rock, to classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Now Connor is back with his single Goodbye Bad Vibes which you can stream here:  https://song.link/s/7zBTggvC7Zc5sLObjTuqyt Socials: https://twitter.com/connormstock https://www.facebook.com/connormstock Artist contact: connormstock@gmail.com

Dejwe Ft TG score a UK hit with ‘Edgy’

BREAKING CHART NEWS The fantastic brand new single’ ‘Edgy’ has hit the Top 30 of the official U.K Music Week Commercial Club Pop Chart at No 29. after receiving nationwide Club and venue spins across the U.K. WHO ARE DEJWE ?  Dejwe a.k.a Yvenson Bernard is an alternative rap, hip hop and pop artist who collaborates with Tiffany Bernard a.k.a TG. on vocals. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Yvenson Bernard, also known as Dejwe (pronounced Day-j-way), moved to the United States at the age of 6. Growing up in Tampa, FL he learned about American culture and was particularly infatuated with the music. The hypnotic sounds of Hip-hop and R&B were vastly different from Haitian Kompa and Zouk that he grew up with in Haiti. He says “Even though my parents consistently played Haitian inspired music, I became influenced by local USA artists and as a teenager this led me to become interested in writing and expressing myself through music and lyrics”. Dejwe is influenced by artists like Trick Daddy, Pastor Troy, Tupac and Nas. Dejwe’s taste in music progressed to other genres such as Alternative, Folk and Country. He began experimenting with his own techniques and with his wide range of […]

Singer/Songwriter Luani releases new single ‘Mirror / Mirror’

Luani, which means “The Lion” in Albanian, is an independent singer, songwriter, composer and music producer based in Sweden originating from Kosovo. Luani is the name that symbolizes love with strength, power and dominance which is also the result of his upbringing as a child in various foster homes and families. Through his music you hear not only a reflection of his upbringing but also situations and experiences in the present which he tells through his strong silky voice with melancholic melodies and lyrics  on his simple but well-produced instrumentals. Luani’s style would be somewhere within Pop / R&B from a cinematic world combined with a new age experimental Hip Hop sound with digital elements. Mirror / Mirror is the first single that Luani releases on 15 February 2019. In his own words he says “The song is about a relationship between Luani and a girl whereupon the girl didn’t understand her weaknesses and instead projected her weaknesses and challenges on him without checking herself in the mirror”. Luani wrote the song to inspire other people who are in a similar situation to stand up for themselves, to not let them be pushed down by negativity but instead learn to […]

BRAND NEW – The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change from Nina Nesbitt

“This album is an open diary of someone in their early twenties,” Nina Nesbitt tells Apple Music. It’s been five years since her folk-pop debut Peroxide (inspired by her on-off relationship with a certain Ed Sheeran), leaving the Edinburgh singer-songwriter a lot of time to reflect. “I wrote a lot of the first album when I was 17, 18 and I didn’t really know who I was or what my sound was or what I wanted,” she says. “I think you can hear that in that album—not in a bad way—but it just represented where I was. I really wanted to make an album with a cohesive sound to it.” This is a follow-up dripping with lush vocals and synth textures across songs on self-discovery (“The Moments I’m Missing”) to sassy odes to singledom (“Somebody Special”). “In a lot of the songs on the first album, I’m a victim,” she says. “Whereas in this album I wanted to take control and give my music an empowering feel to it.” Part of that empowerment was taking a step back from writing about love. “I often hear songs just about relationships, and that’s cool, but I want to cover a lot of […]

Bring Me the Horizon drop AMO

It’s no longer possible to call Bring Me the Horizon a rock band. On their sixth album, the Sheffield four-piece draw on so many genres and ideas, they evade any attempt at categorisation. “I’ve always thought there’s too many borders, too many bridges, that people don’t cross in music,” frontman Oli Sykes tells Apple Music. “The real world has too much of that as it is. I guess that’s our crusade.” amo—Portuguese for “love”—stretches from bittersweet pop to electronic experimentalism, calling on an art-pop visionary, a legendary beatboxer and an extreme-metal icon along the way. Here, Sykes breaks down their crusade, track by track. i apologise if you feel something “We knew it was almost impossible to give anyone a heads-up of what this album was going to sound like. It was important for that first track just to be like, ‘Forget whatever you think it’s going to sound like, because you’re not going to be able to guess from anything we’ve shown you before.’” MANTRA “At the end of the writing process, I had a bit of a meltdown. Even though we did have a lot of stuff, we didn’t have that song where we were like, ‘This is […]

“Most of my mixtapes all had songs I’d written while I was in jail,” Fredo tells Apple Music

“Most of my mixtapes all had songs I’d written while I was in jail,” Fredo tells Apple Music. “This is all different. I was free the whole time and put a lot of time and thought into it. This is my first album, and my first piece of work I’ve been out here to do.” Third Avenue is a debut that marks a period of relative serenity for a London MC who’s overcome two prison spells and celebrated a UK No. 1 (2018’s “Funky Friday” with Dave). It’s a debut that also, crucially, pays tribute to his roots. “I’m from a place called Mozart Estate,” he says. “West Kilburn on the map. There are six avenues leading into the estate, and I grew up on the third one. I’m here today because of that place. If I had left, ain’t no telling what I’d be doing.” Take a guided tour of Third Avenue with Fredo. “Survival of the Fittest” “I had that song for, like, a year. We didn’t want to start with nothing too jumpy, or nothing too vibesy. We just wanted to start it with something more ‘core.” “Morning” “When it comes to individual songs, I never sit […]

Music industry tackles illicit challenge to streaming services

A group of major music labels is seeking court orders that will force major telcos to block online services that they say represent an illicit challenge to streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. The application to block the four services is being coordinated by Music Rights Australia. The action has been brought in the Federal Court by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), Sony Music Entertainment Australia, Universal Music Australia and Warner Music. If the application is granted — and the Federal Court is yet to knock back a site-blocking injunction brought under Section 115a of the Copyright Act — then customers of Foxtel, Optus, TPG and Vodafone, as well as customers of the telcos’ subsidiaries, will be affected by the site blocks. The current legal action is the first time so-called ‘stream ripping’ sites, which allow audio from streaming services such as Spotify to be downloaded, have been targeted by a Section 115a action. Barrister Rob Clark appearing for the applicants this morning at a case management hearing acknowledged the action is “somewhat different” to past site-blocking cases “in so far as the online locations don’t themselves provide content or the means to get content [such as] […]

Paid-for music streaming set to overtake free listening this year

This year, the number of people paying for music over a streaming service will overtake people listening for free. That’s good news for the likes of Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music which have upset the traditional music model. Experts believe that streaming has made it fashionable to pay for music again, with the latest numbers from November 2018 showing 20.6% opting to pay, up from 18.3% the year before. At the same time, free streaming – either through services that use adverts, as part of a free trial or with a family license paid for by someone else – is gradually decreasing, currently standing at 21.5%, down from 21.7% previously. Apple Music is Apple’s answer to Spotify (Apple) The figures, based on a panel of 1,500 people quizzed by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), show a narrow 0.9% gap between paid and free, indicating a possible victory for paid-for services by the end of 2019. ‘Ten or 15 years ago popular opinion had it that it was all over for the music business and people would no longer pay for music,’ ERA chief executive Kim Bayley said. These figures are a striking vindication of the innovation and investment of digital […]

Spotify, the leading music streaming app, is finally profitable

Spotify is about to try to become a podcasting giant with two new acquisitions — and we have some suggestions for that — but first, it’s crossing an important milestone with its music streaming business. Today, for the very first time, the company is reporting that it’s turned a profit. That’s right: some 13 years and 96 million paid subscribers later, Spotify is finally making money. Unless you count that one time a complicated tax situation technically threw it into the black. “[F]or the first time in company history, Operating Income, Net Income, and Free Cash Flow were all positive,” reads a portion of Spotify’s financial announcement this morning. Specifically, the company made an operating profit of €94 million, or about $107 million. It’s possibly a good sign for the entire industry, not just Spotify, because Spotify is arguably leading that industry today. Those 96 million paid subscribers add up to nearly double Apple Music’s 50 million subscribers, and Spotify announced it had 207 million monthly active users in total this past quarter. All that said, the profit may not last. The company is forecasting a loss of €50 to €100 million (about $57 to $113 million) next quarter and […]

‘In Music We Trust’ is the debut album from ‘Younjosh’

Born March 16, 1984, Younjosh Chrys Marley, the “KING OF ELECTRO” is a World known DJ , Remixer, Brand Ambassador and record Producer. Younjosh has an incredible passion for music and declares that “Making people DANCE is my first PRIORITY.” THE EARLY YEARS Younjosh was raised in the Caribbean by his grand mother ‘Constance Marley’ half sister of reggae legend ‘Bob Marley’ (Robert Nesta Marley). Younjosh’s Grand mother was not only a songwriter but a famous Pop / Reggae & gospel singing sensation and this helped inspire Younjosh’s many musical influences and abilities. He spent the early days of his career spinning house & pop music. His mixes quickly evolved into big epic productions introducing a seductive blend of Electro House, deep house, Pop Blend and Hip Hop to the sound. DEBUT ALBUM AND REMIX HIT Younjosh dropped a bootleg of the David Guetta smash hit  ‘I got a feeling’ and a house mix session entitled ‘Nothing but the Beat Part 1 and 2’ and the track was discovered online, capturing the interest of many promoters in USA. Younjosh began to forge friendships with celebrities he has since worked with such as Harvey J,Flo Rida, Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Arty […]