UK soul artist Caitlyn Scarlett channels Kate Bush in her new track Rust. And it’s off to a great start entering the Spotify UK Viral Chart at 35 and support from BBC Introducing.
Scarlett notes, “Writing Rust was therapy for me. It’s about that very sad point that some relationships reach, where both people grow in a separate direction and things become beyond repair. Especially if there’s been a betrayal of trust.
The self taught guitarist and pianist began writing songs at age 9 and took off the to the UK at 17. With a wide range of influences the latest track was produced by Jack Gourlay (Tom Odell).
Check out the just released EP As You Wish by Toronto dream pop duo Babygirl. The kick off single Overbored is a slow grower, but with a few listens, it will make it on top of your playlist. And it already has received plenty of shoutouts.
The single made Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist which clocked over 80,000 streams in a month and was featured on 102.1 The Edge as a yet-to-be-discovered gem – while Exclaim! premiered the EP landing in the Top 21 Trending for the day.
Kirsten Clark and Cameron Breithaupt are the wizards behind Babygirl. The project was formed out of the love for early 2000’s radio music and the craft of songwriting.
The duo notes, “At its core, it’s a pop record. With a splash of angst. We love working as pop songwriters. But there are limitations as to what that can mean for our output sonically. We wanted to put together a project that was a love letter to bands like Alvvays, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine. Bands that wouldn’t necessarily fit on contemporary hits radio.”
Forbes has released its annual Electronic Cash Kings list of the top-earning DJ’s. How did these EDM artist collectively generate over $250 million? They generated the millions through music, gigs and brand endorsements.
Calvin Harris who is on top of the list and gets paid more than $400,000 per Vegas gig, told Forbes several years ago “I want to be the number one songwriter-producer guy of all time.”
Calvin Harris – $63 million
Tiesto – $38 million
David Guetta – $28 million
Zedd – $24.5 million
Steve Aoki – $23.5 million
Diplo – $23 million
Skrillex – $20 million
Kaskade – $19 million
Martin Garrix – $16 million
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – $15.5 million
Out of the smoke-filled lounge arises Earl which brings back jazz and blues with her latest I Love You. Having shot the video in a rumored to be haunted castle in Ireland, the track has already made the Top 10 in Spotify’s UK Viral Chart.
The Alaskan born songstress grew up singing gospel in a church choir eventually making a move to Los Angeles, finally settling in London. And it was the UK where Earl made her mark. She signed to BMG Records after her first successful independent release.
Influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday and Otis Redding – Earl notes,”After singing at an open mic I was given advice. “Sing for everyone you meet. It’s only 6 degrees of separation…I sang for everyone who would listen and my songs brought me around the world…”
Bubble gum pop artist Eryn Woods releases the track Rule Breaker along with a video. Woods brings back the 80’s fashion, bright colors, fun, and the Uh Oh Oh’s.
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Woods spends her time traveling between NYC, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Her tracks have been featured on Vh1 and MTV, and she has worked with designers NYMPHA London, Betsey Johnson. She has performed alongside with Adam Lambert, Karmin, Hey Monday, and The Ready Set and just won Atlanta’s 2014 Female Artist Of The Year Award.