29 year old pop singer Bebe Rexha known for her colorful instagram made waves again by calling out a music executive.
The singer/songwriter posted a photo of herself in which she said “recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing.'” Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29,” the caption read. “I’m fed up with being put in a box.” “I’m tired of women getting labeled as ‘hags’ when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age.” “Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it,” Rexha wrote. “I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound ‘younger.'”
Byron Gindra releases the in-your-face Friends. The latest track follows The One which garnered press from Vents and Medium. He started singing when he was 4 years old and first publicly performed at 10. He also did pretty well on American Idol. Byron says, “Music as in life has its challenges, I choose to stay positive, follow my dreams and never give up!” Give it a listen.
Have you heard of Rothwell? The Bristol born singer-songwriter is currently playing live gigs promoting her latest single Quarter Life Crisis. The track was produced by Tim Powell who crafted hits for Girls Aloud, Paloma Faith and the Pet Shop Boys. Rothwell opened for Justin Bieber on his ‘Purpose UK Tour’ and played to sold out crowds at both Hyde Park’s British Summer Time and the Isle of Wight Festival. Give it a stream!
The 28-year-old rapper Nathan Feuerstein from Michigan aka as NF took the #1 album spot beating Chance The Rapper. Chance The Rapper and his team are shocked, but if you look at NF’s history and his worth ethic, it shouldn’t be a surprise. NF built his following door to door, not by a couple of Spotify Playlists.
NF is signed to Capitol Christian Music Group in 2014. He built a fanbase that boosted his album on the Billboard Album Charts. His 2017 release, “Perception,” debuted at No. 1 beating out Lil Pump, Gwen Stefani, and Marilyn Manson.
NF’s latest album “The Search” sold 130,000 equivalent albums enough to topple Chance The Rapper.
NF says, “I put my life into this and to see this much support means a lot to me,” he wrote, also thanking “my label for letting me do whatever I want creatively since day one.”
An unknown songwriter has filed a million dollar lawsuit claiming Lady Gaga stole the melody for the hit song Shallow. The songwriter Steve Ronsen claims Shallow copied a few notes from his song “Almost,” which has than 300 streams on SoundCloud.
Ronsen and his attorney Mark D. Shirian want millions of dollars in a settlement. Gaga has hired NYC attorney Orin Snyder, who says she won’t back down.
Shallow was written by Gaga and Mark Ronson. Gaga told the LA Times, “When I wrote that song with Mark and Anthony and Andrew, it was different from any other experience I’ve had writing a song. There was a grave nature to the room. I was at the piano, the guys each had a guitar in their hands and we started coming up with lyrics and talking to each other. That’s really what the song is. It’s a conversation between a man and a woman. But we didn’t know that when we started.