Buzz Track: Burn A Little More
Lauren Winans is currently finishing up her second record and her first offering Burn A Little More falls between Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato. She began a career in modeling eventually finding herself in Los Angeles and Nashville working with songwriters and producers.
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Now that Mariah Carey has officially joined American Idol has left the suites wondering if she can resurrect the TV show that has faced competition from other talent shows along with the publics waning interest. They are counting on her resume which include a five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No. 1 songs than any solo artist in history, her 18 Billboard No. 1 singles (17 of which Carey wrote) rival all but The Beatles. She has the resume but does she have the personality? That remains to be seen. Regardless, the team behind the show are banking on Carey. In fact, its rumored that her paycheck exceeds 17 million, the most ever paid to a judge, surpassing Jennifer Lopez. Carey who is also managed by the American Idol judge Randy Jackson will release her new single Triumphant in August.
Buzz Track: My Everything
Check out and listen to the track My Everything a couple of times and you will be hooked. This was written by the Charlotte based band Side by Side who will self release a new album co-produced by the band and Patrick Boyd (Slow Runner, The Paper Tongues). In addition to scoring song placements on MTV and ABC, Billboard magazine named Side by Side one of the six best unsigned bands in the nation. Also, they tour relentlessly which places them on our ‘band to watch’.
It looks like One Direction will have the second biggest album of the year behind Adele’s 21. One Direction will have the first album to sell more than a million which would be the act this year (2012) to achieve this milestone. In fact, Adele and One Direction have helped stem the decline in US album sales, which dropped just 0.6% in the first six months of 2012. The band picked up 3 Teen Choice Awards overshadowing Justin Bieber.
News Update: producer/artist Blackbear has released his new video for the single Teenage Waste. Check it out here.
Blackbear is an artist, songwriter, and producer signed to Universal Music Publishing, who most recently co-wrote Justin Bieber’s smash single “Boyfriend”. His recent collaborations have been with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Mike Posner, Pharrell Williams, and Relient K. He’s been promoting his self-released digital EP Foreplay, the first installation of a 4-part series, with a video coming out later this month for the single “Teenage Waste“.