Kings favorite Nate Merchant has dropped ‘Missing You’, the best yet. The track comes off his upcoming debut LP titled Beautiful Meltdown which was produced with Duran Duran bassist John Taylor. He reached #1 on the Hype Machine Chart and support from Ones To Watch, WFNM, BuzzBands LA, KCRW, Lyndsey Havens of Billboard, Lori Majewski & Simon Le Bon on Sirius XM. Previous tracks have landed on Spotify’s “Fresh and “Fresh Finds Pop” as well as support from tastemaker Arjan Timmermans of Apple who included Merchant in his weekly newsletter and Apple Music Playlist.
It’s that time again, when a popular song sounds like another song. Dua Lipa has been hit with a lawsuit for ripping off a song by a band called Artikal Sound System.
The band is claiming that Dua Lipa’s song “Levitating” sounds like their track Live Your Life. I don’t know but both tracks pull from 70’s Disco.
Artikal Sound System is a reggae band based out of South Florida and released “Live Your Life” on its 2017 EP Smoke and Mirrors.
It’s going to be tough to prove that Dua Lipa grabbed a copy of “Live Your Life” and jammed to the song and copied it. What are the odds? Slim to none.
Inspired by Jack Johnson and Corinne Bailey Rae’s self titled album, Sarah says, “I’ve found that my lyrics always tend towards the sombre side, so for this single I wanted to juxtapose it with energetic riffs and guitar solos. It’s the first recording I made with my band, which gave me way more scope and depth musically. The song is about falling for someone who you know is no good, but it isn’t a downcast tune at all.”
She’s landed on Spotify editorial playlists including New Music Friday and Study Break and Easy.
Made up of Greg Shilling and Stephen Santa Teresa, the duo has worked with collaborators Julien Bunetta (One Direction, Jason Derulo) and Aftrhrs (Maroon 5, Louis Tomlinson).
“Our album is a compilation of songs threading through the ups & downs of a relationship,” says the duo. “From falling in love to falling apart – it demonstrates the key moments of a relationship from beginning to end.” The new album is reminiscent of bands like Bruno Mars and Maroon 5, bringing a modern funky groove and honest, romantic lyricism to today’s pop music.
The duo has garnered praise from American Songwriter, Play Too Much, and CelebMix and landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds.
After spending 8 years with Tap Management, the superstar fired the management company and hired her dad.
Apparently it was a dispute over money with the management team that helped turn her into a global international pop star.
The singer, signed with the company in 2013 while working as a waitress. According to the Daily Mail, bosses were shocked when she said she no longer wanted them to represent her.
Supposedly, she didn’t like the split she received from commercial deals.
Dua Lipa’s earned nearly $50 million last year and the 26-year-old also has $28 million of assets in her touring company Dua Lipa Live LLP.
Daily Mail says ‘Tap have taken her from an unknown teenager to the most successful female artist in the world. When you look at it like that, you can’t help but think something quite bad has happened.’