Look out for Jamie Lee Harrison and the pop ballad Say It Out Loud. Hailing from Newcastle, the pop track was produced by Lewis Gardiner who is known for his work with Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas and Chvrches.
“The song speaks to that bond you have with someone special when you know what you’re both feeling, but you don’t want to ruin it by saying anything” shares Jamie.
I would put Jamie in the same category as the German breakout artist Zoe Wees. Big in your face vocals paired with big anthems.
He first made waves on Britons Got Talent in 2017 and turned heads with ‘Everybody Hurts’ by REM. In 2017 he released his debut album ‘Reflection’, followed with a 2018 album ‘Powerful’. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Look out for Annie Elise and the new track We Can Pretend. You’ll love if you like a dreamy vocal and synths. The 20 year old has a voice that stands out, and was a classically trained violinist before embarking on an electronic pop journey.
The former Berklee student gave a talk at TEDxLancaster that became the most-watched TEDx talk on the subject of synesthesia which physically makes her see sound and hear color. Annie notes, “I loved being able to create sounds that produced colors I liked. It felt like being a conductor of an orchestra, except I was a conductor for color.”
“We Can Pretend” is a song about the space between dreams and reality. We initially wrote it to be about a false awakening, you know, when you wake up in your dream but you’re still asleep – but the song turned into so much more than that” shares Elise.
DJ David Guetta sells his song catalog to Warner for $100 million. Max Lousada, CEO, Warner Recorded Music, says, “It’s rare for an artist to not only define a genre, but transform it. David has been doing that for over two decades – igniting worldwide audiences and influencing whole generations of talent.
Apple claims Shazam surpassed one billion Shazams per month. Shazam is a platform that is rarely talked about but used everyday. Apple plans to develop the music discovery app into a full-blown utility platform.
Spotify launched “1 Billion Streams Club” Playlist that features song with more than a billion streams including Tones and I “Dance Monkey”, The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”, Post Malone’s “Rock Star”, Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Love”, and more…
The duo has opened for Common Market and RJD2 and were featured in ads for Haagen-Dazs, Dutch Bros, and the Japanese FlowFushi. They had placement in MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ series. They also landed on Apple Music’s Feel Good Soul, and got a shoutout from pro surfer John John Florence when he featured their track on Instagram.
“Don’t Go’ is about moving on from past relationships and into a new chapter you don’t want to end because it feels so good. There’s always a next step to take however” shares the indie pop duo. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Singer-songwriter Clairo has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group. Her forthcoming album“Sling,” was co-produced by Jack Antonoff and marks her first major label release via the Fader label / Republic Records).
Roger Waters turns down a big sum for a Facebook ad. Roger Waters said that Mark Zuckerberg offered him big bucks to use Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 anthem “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” in an Instagram ad. “And the answer is, ‘F–k you. No f–in’ way.’” shared Waters. “I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. I will not be a party to this bulls–t, Zuckerberg.”
Maisie Peters has signed to Ed Sheeran‘s label Gingerbread Man Records. Her first LP is set for release on August 27th – the single ‘Psycho’, was co-written with Sheeran and Steve Mac.
Carrie Underwood will be starting a Las Vegas residency called REFLECTION. The production will begin on December 1, 2021 at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas.
The Killers and Bruce Springsteen team up for a updated version of “A Dustland Fairytale,” which comes off the band’s 2008 LP Day & Age.