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Buzz Track: Babylon

ECHOCELL has become a Kings favorite after watching the Babylon video that comes off her newly released EP. ECHOCELL has a history of  selling out The Mint in L.A. as well as the Viper Room. You can check her out at The Troubadour on January 9th and Club Moscow in Hollywood on January 29th. Echocell’s “Babylon (KRADDY Remix)” reached #1 on the Hype Machine “Most Popular On Twitter” chart and songs from the ‘Babylon EP’ have begun to garner airplay on  Alternative Specialty shows.
Contact: contact@echocell.com

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From Official Charts Company:

According to the Official Charts Company’s year-end sales data, published today by British recorded music trade body The BPI, 2013 was the year of the Million Sellers! Four singles released during the last twelve months have crossed over this landmark sales threshold, creating the biggest annual haul of million-selling singles since 1998.

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines FT TI and Pharrell Williams was the biggest selling single of 2013, clocking up sales of more than 1.47 million copies since it debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart back in June. It spent five non-consecutive weeks at the top spot, and is also the longest running Number 1 of 2013.

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, which became the first single released in 2013 to reach a million sales and the French dance duo’s first ever UK chart topper, is at Number 2 in the year-end Top 40. Get Lucky, which also features Pharrell Williamsalongside legendary Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, reached one million sales on its 69th day of release in the UK. It ends the year with a sales tally of more then 1.3 million copies. CONTINUE READING

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Buzz Track: Boys and Girls

Kings favorite Lissa Lauria has just released the video Boys and Girls which will come off her forthcoming EP. Lissa has performed in various shows such as Annie, Diary of Anne Frank and many others. She also booked roles in various Indie Films and Commercials. As a young teen, she was one of the final 3 girls for the role of Lily in the infamous Hannah Montana show. Most recently, she booked the lead role in the new comedy driven feature film,Spare Change, from the producers of Weeds and the new hit TV series, Orange is the New Black and will be released in 2014.
Contact: delora@pillarent.com

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It’s the end of the new year and we are gearing up to introduce the Kings community to brand new artists. Here it is again, the top 8 emerging artist we posted a couple of weeks ago.

The Top 8 Emerging Artists

Addison Scott – I Want You Bad
The Vantage – On My Way
Strangeheart – How To Feel Right
Like Swimming – Go Buffalo
Kaylee Rutland – Into The Circle
Tommy Burr – Get Out
The Cold & Lovely – Red Eye
Cape Lion – Jennie

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Nashville based singer/songwriter/producer Eric Arjes and former lead singer of Atlantic band Camera Can’t Lie, recently signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Universal Music in Nashville. More info on Eric’s creative projects at www.ericarjes.com.
Contact: Ben McLane

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Buzz Track: The Optimist

Philadelphia’s electro-pop duo, City Rain is creating a buzz. The band’s first single, “The Optimist,” had its video premiere on Magnetic Magazine. The follow up single, “Join The Human Race” recently premiered its video on Artist Direct. Both singles are a part of the band’s forthcoming, full length LP entitled, Songs for a High School Dance, due out in 2014. The band has shared the stage with Capital Cities, Brick & Mortar, Lumineers, among others.
Contact: Isaac@WeAreMonsterEnt.com

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Incura who we posted a while back has signed a European deal with Inside Out Music (Century Media), although the band is still available for a US label.  The band is unique combining technical prog-rock with classic rock arrangements mixed with the operatic drama inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Check out their videos for Get The Gun and Who You Are.
Contact: Rob.Lanni@coalitionent.com

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From Steve Stoute:

Last week, two of the biggest names in music shocked their fans with bold moves through digital media: Long-time digital music holdouts Led Zeppelin announced that they would finally release their catalogue to the masses via Spotify, while Beyoncé, without warning, unleashed her 14-song, 17-video self-titled album on iTunes. One of these events represents the future of music as a business, while the other retreads an already-broken model.

The Spotify/Led Zeppelin deal, unfortunately, represents the latter. Spotify, like Pandora, is still attempting to substantiate a business model that gives music away for free to a vast majority of its listeners. While each service has some small percentage of paid subscribers, their entire business model has so far relied on advertisers to underwrite a majority of their costs. Telling every Spotify user in the world that they will now be able to access the entire catalogue of one of the most popular music acts in history for free is only reinforcing this discredited model; once you train consumers that your product is free, it is very hard, if not impossible, to convert them to a paid model. CONTINUE READING

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