Walthamstow singer ‘Skyeglow’ drops new single ‘Fallen Heroes’ a new anthem in trending UK nightclubs

Skyeglow a.k.a Daniel Amos Chucks is an eclectic and captivating singer/songwriter based in Walthamstow, London. The brand new anthemic and uplifting single ‘Fallen Heroes’ is trending in London nightclubs like Ministry of Sound.  Skyeglow was born to ardent Christian parents and says of his childhood ” I grew up wanting to be a preacher to communicate a message of amazing love. However I soon realised I could better speak directly to people’s hearts through my music”. Skyeglow first began singing at a young age when introduced to a wide range of music initially through his father who was a member of a top church choir. Skyeglow says “By day he was a chorister but by night he would be glued to his Radio listening to pop songs from all over the world”. Skyeglow started writing his own songs at the age of 14 inspired and motivated by the amazing lyrics of Michael Jackson’s Earth Song. Skyeglow is also influenced by classic artists like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Annie Lennox and hip-hop legends like 50 Cent and Dr Dre. The style of Skyeglow has developed into something truly individual and outstanding. In his own words ” My music is built from […]

Nigerian Streaming Service uduX Inks Licensing Pact With Universal Music

Universal Music Group has become the first major international label to license its catalog to uduX, a Nigeria-based music streaming service. The service is currently available as part of subscription with music and lifestyle company Habari, but will soon have its own stand-alone app. Effective immediately, uduX will distribute music from UMG’s extended family of labels, giving subscribers access to both Nigerian and global artists including Bob Marley, Maroon 5, Tekno, Lady Zamar, Post Malone, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Brenda Fassie, World, J. Cole, Mr. Eazi, Lil Wayne, Hugh Masekela, Tamia and others. “This partnership extends our reach and makes our artists’ music even more accessible to Nigerian music lovers,” said Ezegozie Eze Jr., general manager, Universal Music Nigeria. “We are delighted to be the first global music company to partner with uduX and look forward to bringing the extraordinary creativity of our artists to as many Nigerian users as possible.” UMN launched in July 2018 and is based in Lagos. In November the label became the first major to license its catalog to Africa’s biggest streaming platform Boomplay, which recently announced it has raised $20 million in Series A funding to continue its rapid expansion on the emerging continent. In […]

Gaana tops charts among music streaming apps

MUMBAI: Even as global biggies like Spotify and YouTube Music have made their entry in India this year, Gaana, the music streaming service owned by Times Internet, has cemented its position on the leader board as the country’s top ondemand music streaming service. The service clocked 80 million monthly active users (MAUs) in February, out of the total market of 150 million users, said Prashan Agarwal, CEO of Gaana. The service, which hosts 2.7 billion songs across genres — Bollywood, non-film, regional and English music — has witnessed 100% year-onyear jump in terms of both, revenue and paid subscribers. “We continue to lead the space with a clear majority. Now we are focusing on taking the product to the next level to give our users best experience. Last year, we launched voice assistant, which is now used by 24% of our users for a lean-back experience,” Agarwal said. The company’s investments in new age technologies have also paid off. A voice assistance service powered by Google’s text-to-speech allows users to search and play music or playlists based on singers/ actors/ mood/time of day and more. “Our machine learning algorithms have now started predicting user behaviour and almost 17% of songs […]

Music streaming has worse carbon footprint than records and CDs

It is easy to get nostalgic for the era when most music lovers bought LPs. They would save their pennies for a Saturday trip to the local record store, before heading home clutching their glorious new vinyl in a plastic bag to drop the needle on the turntable and listen on repeat. This anachronistic ritual will be resurrected on International Record Store Day on Saturday April 13, as consumers queue to buy exclusive limited edition vinyl releases from their favourite artists. Launched a decade ago, this annual event is an industry drive to boost ailing independent record stores in an age when most people stream music online. Ah, the good old days. pxhere, CC BY-SA But is it actually true that earlier generations placed a greater value on recorded music than music fans in the present day? We are loath to succumb to the mythology of a “golden age” for music and lend credence to baby boomers moaning of bygone days when music somehow mattered more than it does now. We decided to investigate the numbers to see if they told a different story. As it turns out, they do – and it’s far worse than we expected. We conducted […]