Buzz Track: Breath Me In
Kings favorite Jared & The Mill just completed a tour and the bands song “Returning Half” was just featured on ABC’s Nashville. They will be added into full rotation on MY 1039 in Phoenix. They will showcase in LA at Hotel Cafe on Dec 4th. If you missed our last write up on the band, they are indie folk-rock ala Mumford & Sons and the album was produced By Bob Hoag (The Format, Jimmy Eat World). They have shared the stage with the likes of The Killers and Youngblood Hawke.
Buzz Track: Crying at the Disco
London born Lauren Harris, the daughter of Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), fronts a musical project Kingdom of I. She is building a solid resume earning part of the Variety Magazine cover feature
“10 Brits to Watch” and gracing the stages of numerous festivals including Sonisphere UK, Sonisphere Spain, Download, Rock am ring, among others. Her song song Crying at the Disco was penned by Dave Stewart (Eurhythmics, Platinum Weird), Kara DioGuardi (Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie Minogue). A tour and full album release will follow in early 2014. This is an artist to watch.
Fresh on the scene Bianca Monica is a 21 year-old singer from New Jersey. Her music career began at 14 when she fronted an alternative rock band. They quickly gained recognition sharing the stage with The Voice’s Juliet Simms and playing venues throughout the tristate area. She co-wrote and released a Self-Titled EP which she had the opportunity of performing on Little Steven VanZandt’s Fuzztopia Show. Bianca has sung the National Anthem for the Mets four times, at both Shea and Citi Field. This past year she has been hard at work on her upcoming sophomore EP, as well as rehearsing with her band in Brooklyn. Her single “Lost” which was produced by Tommy Eichmann will be released November 5th.
Step Rockets, a Kings favorite, who we profiled several times just released the video for the track Kisser. The Step Rockets hail from Minneapolis and capture a unique vibe combing the elements of new wave and reggae.
Greta Svabo Bech who we featured before just released a new video for the track “Broken Bones“. The voice of Greta Svabo Bech captivated the Dance world when she worked with Deadmau5 on their Grammy Nominated “Raise Your Weapon”, and more recently with Bloody Beetroots on “Chronicles of a Fallen Love” (October 2012).
When we featured 17 year old country singer Kaylee Rutland her video Into The Circle had 200,000 YouTube views. Now it’s well over million. Kaylee is featured in this month’s StarCentral Magazine for being voted the YouTube Artist of the month by fans. Kaylee is returning to the American Airlines Center in Dallas to headline the Party on the Plaza Pregame Entertainment for the NHL Dallas Stars on December 29th. ReverbNation feature coming soon.
YouTube, the second largest search engine will soon introduce a paid subscription music service.
Subscriptions are said to be about $10 a month and will give users access to YouTube’s catalog of music videos without interruptions from advertising. The service will also let you temporarily store videos on smartphones and tablets to watch offline.
Music labels and publishers would earn higher royalties under the subscription plan. Music companies would also be able to tame somewhat the chaos of content on YouTube by organizing music in full albums and playlists. Music companies would also be able to tame somewhat the chaos of content on YouTube by organizing music in full albums and playlists.
Finding music on YouTube is simple enough already, I’m not sure adding a price tag will move browsers into buyers simply by removing 10 second ads.
Buzz Track: So Much More
A new five piece alternative act Pilot Rouge comes out Nashville taking cues from Radio Head and Coldplay. The band is just starting to attract local attention securing live performances in venues such as 12th and Porter and Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta. Their debut EP comes out in January 2014 and upcoming show dates can be found here.