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Check out the Brooklyn based duo Ruumer.  The sister indie pop group dropped a music video for the radio worthy track Gimme Some (feat. Sammy Adams). Ruumer tells Kings, “The vibey anthem is all about empowering women’s sexuality”. The duo started out as a power-pop act and won over blogs like Idolator and Perez.  In 2017 they released the Kesha-esqe track Heels, and now they slowed things down a bit with Gimme Some.  Give it a stream!

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Kings favorite Mavenne officially dropped a new track The Bad Guy. At only 16, she’s finding her own as a songwriter. Think Lana Del Rey meets Halsey. The Ohio native is creating radio-worthy dream pop that has big choruses and hooks. She is putting the finishing touches on her debut EP with plans to release soon. Give it a listen!

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Beach of Diamonds caught our ear with their latest track Honest. They could appeal to fans of Weezer, The Maine and All Low Time. Many of the alternative bands of yesterday were trapped in a sound and probably would find inspiration listening to these guys.  Anyhow, the pop-rock duo is based out of Norway. Consisting of Michael Markussen and Sondre L. Paulsen the new single  was released via Mayen Records. The band is relatively new and have been picking up press and playlists along the way. Give it a stream!

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NYC based Matt Beilis releases the track Same Blood. Think newcomer Tom Walker or older Daughtry that edges adult contemporary. He’s definitely a songwriter capable of writing ear candy. Beilis has scored placements with Volkswagen, Target and a Reebok campaign starring Gigi Hadid. Beilis started posting his favorite top 40 songs on YouTube which eventually captured an audience.  Moving into original music, he collaborated with musicians and producers including pop writers like Kinetics & One Love, who wrote the chorus to B.o.B’s Airplanes. Moreover, his debut track Perfect For Me clocked over 1 million Spotify streams. Not bad for a Columbia graduate who chose a music career over Wall Street.

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Katy Perry managed to the grab the first spot on the annual list of the highest-paid women in music. She made $83 million for the year topping Taylor Swift ($80 million), Beyoncé ($60 million) and Pink ($52 million).

Despite releasing an album that fell below expectations, Katy’s tour earned $1 million a night and American Idol gave her a $20 million paycheck which helped her secure the #1 spot.

Here is the complete list:

Katy Perry ($83 million), Taylor Swift ($80 million), Beyoncé ($60 million), Pink ($52 million), Lady Gaga ($50 million), Jennifer Lopez ($47 million), Rihanna ($37.5 million), Helene Fischer ($32 million), Celine Dion ($31 million), Britney Spears ($30 million)

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