The promising rap talent JGOTITT has been releasing music the whole year, and many were considering him an artist with a high potential who one day was going to make a difference in the rap scene, and become an inseparable part of it. That “one day” has come sooner than expected. The artist’s new release “Bounce That Ass” is a clear message he shares with the fans that he owns the rap scene and claims his superiority in it.

The message is beautifully implied in the music video for the release where he is presented not just as some starting artist but one with a special status. Beautiful ladies show their beautiful behinds and twerk around him while he sings his catchy verses one after another in a perfect flow of motion, sound, and voice. Everything about the release is professional to the very essence. 

Classical crossover soprano singer Summer Watson has recently made the headlines as she entered the world of songwriting with two new releases, “Break The Silence” and “Unveiled.” Off her upcoming album, both tracks show Summer Watson at her highest inspiration, and well determined to share her wisdom with the masses. Having overcome stage 4 breast cancer as well as being a survivor of a horrific train accident, she knows the value of being alive better than most. In a way, her music is aimed at reviving our appreciation and gratitude for life as well as an encouragement to speak up and share our true selves with the world rather than keeping things buried inside for years. 

Her soft soprano vocal performance is deeply moving both on “Break The Silence” and “Unveiled,” paving the way for a resounding success when the full album gets finally released. 

Have a listen for yourself to “Unveiled” below and dive deep into Summer Watson’s magical voice:

London-based producer Seekay returns with a deeply moving piece, a single titled “Wiser.” The song is about abuse and how naive we can be when we are young, accepting the unacceptable. Seekay has joined forces with the beautiful vocalist Chloe who has done a fantastic job at understanding Seekay’s main artistic intention. The electronica-pop track is one of the most accomplished releases by Seekay so far, and following-up on the astonishing “Hold” and “Fall.” 

He has made it his specialty to blend the deepest lyrics with atmospheric soundscapes that will take listeners on a unique journey where meaning, beauty, and pain dance all together in a perfectly synchronized ballet of sounds. 

Fall in love with Seekay’s new single “Wiser”:

Going back to the past is never easy. The journey opens your soul as a vulnerable wound and caresses it unapologetically. That is the exact feeling you will get from Swedish singer and songwriter Elin Wolf‘s new radio-ready sounding release “Nighttrain To Yosemite.” From the very first 60s, 70s inspired guitar tunes playing with the most fragile strings of your heart and from the very first lyrics “sitting on a night train, thinking of the past,” your soul will turn upside-down, your emotions will burst from the depths you forgot about. 

Elin goes back to her past and exposes herself fully during her trip in “Nighttrain To Yosemite,” and you will involuntarily find yourself exposed in a metaphorical, symbolic train of your own. The artist wrote the song on a night train to Yosemite, where she was going to hike, and the past started hunting her. The feeling is so common anyone could relate, but the utmost talent and creativity are required to make such beautiful art out of it. Elin’s strong yet vulnerable vocals, her singing manner, the way she pours her heart out, and her professionalism to not lose control, all mixed together, make “Nighttrain To Yosemite” an unforgettable experience. 

Sham Brings All Her Depth And Originality In New EP Discoveries

New Indie Music

US based artist Sham just released her latest EP Discoveries,  a smashing tracklist with a romantic and sultry groove.

A singer, songwriter, and performer, Sham is American of Indian descent, and she uses her multiple backgrounds and experiences to bring depth and originality in her creations. Discoveries has a fun pop-Latin infused feel, and comes straight for her heart which seems to be going on the emotional rollercoaster of life, especially in the field of romance. So many will relate to her, as Sham gets in touch with her inner doubts, feelings, and deepest core, trying relentlessly to awaken herself  to the beauty of life. 

Rooted in a minimalist approach to composing, the EP lays the perfect ground for Sham to express her natural talents, emotions, as well as her unique attitude towards life. 

 

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/6hPuwhbaSwoB2xHwv3hzOr

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/shampagnemusic/

New Album: Michele Garruti Helps Us Find Beauty In The Darkest Places – Glitch

New Music

Throughout the history of Classical music, composers have expanded the limits of their art into their eras. While one era worships perfect counterpoint and makes sure to avoid harmonic dissonance, other eras see a devotion in using clustered chords, repetition of the melodies, and even silence or noise for contemporary artists. For our particular era, the modern one, one of the most interesting composers regarding the innovations he brings to the classical genre is Michele Garruti, the Italian composer who is now based in London. 

He has just released his latest oeuvre; 15 compositions taking the form of an album he titled Glitch. The title refers to something that would suffer a sudden malfunction or fault, and if we translate it to life or music, it is Michele Garruti’s way to bring imperfection into reality, and beauty where it should not be. 

Glitch is bathed in a fairy atmosphere by Garruti’s vision, which creates a music based on slow repetitions of short patterns, and gradual evolutions of the moments, scenery, events, or feeling he is sharing with the listener, never straining for effect, and with a striking purity of style. Glitch is a full-fledged work that marks the beginning of a new horizon for Michele Garruti, who will now be considered as a pioneering Neo-Classical composer turning into gold every note he envisions.

 

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/2zSwdNYe55OUCMbR90KjwX?si=aEG1vIJJRKiaU1Dc6RZtTg

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/OracleRecordsLimited/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/michele_garruti

 

Hipster Conspiracy Comes In Full Force With Debut Album Dysphoria

Indie Music

Hipster Conspiracy comes in full force with her debut LP Dysphoria. With the incorporation of her masterful musical technique and urban styled vocals, this magnificent tracklist boasts a whole lot of talent. Each instrument is gradually plugged in throughout the 1 songs on the album, subtly adding layers that prove to be highly appealing with each listen being different. The songs perfectly captures the emotions and pain of Hipster Conspiracy’s struggle towards accepting her transgender identity, with mental issues, substance abuse and  depression being part of her daily life during those years. 

It feels like the album was so natural to create for Hipster Conspiracy, as it represents so well every aspect of her journey. Dysphoria captures the difficulty of being a transgender artist, even in 2020, and we cannot but support such a talent courageously sharing her story so that others don’t have to suffer the same pain in their lives. Be sure to keep an eye out for this Dark-Hip-Hop powerhouse’s next release. 

LINKS

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0NphdNFRuo49n18F2K3MYS

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hipster.conspiracy/

TWITTER : https://www.twitter.com/impossiblebacon

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/hipster.conspiracy

STREAM: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/hipsterconspiracy/dysphoria

Hipster Conspiracy Comes In Full Force With Debut Album Dysphoria

Fly, Shine & Stream New Electro-Rap Song From President Of Pop

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President Of Pop, or POP as he calls himself followed up on his debut single and anti social media manifesto titled “Google-ized by Google’s Eyes, (The No Internet Song).” His new track is called ‘Fly/Shy’ 

As the press release explains: ‘Fly/Shine,’ is an artistic act reminding everyone to listen to their heart, and the power they can access and feel when doing so. The President of POP points out the importance of listening to our inner voice, believing and chasing our dreams, rather than thinking we are losers. This empowering song sustains the momentum initiated by the previously released one against social media, “Google-ized by Google’s Eyes, (The No Internet Song),” two intelligent and honest songs that expose the listener to their own reality and habits. 

Clearly, POP is on a mission to raise awareness on important topics through his music. To make his statement noticeable, he uses very unique tunes while composing his tracks. ‘Fly/Shine’ includes his sharp rap flow, synth, and subtle pads he pulls out on the beat, intensifying the mood and the message alongside it. ‘Fly/Shine’ is interesting from the point of overall aesthetics – for some the song might be too loud, too busy, and too overdone, but we find it somewhat consistent. As we dive deep into his lyrics, we can hear the balance between sounds, and get the hint that all of the chaos was created intentionally. Good work! 

 

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/4BQZKMdSoxGfojRS4UFyxW

Where lifestyle, Landscape and Music Intersect: Introducing a Brand-New ASQ Experience


 

 

 

 

 

 

Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday

ASQ
image by Jacqui Way

 

 

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) is launching its digital streaming platform ASQ Live + On Demand, and kicks off its online content delivery with a series of weekly live-streamed webisodes, titled ASQ Live at UKARIA on 2 August.

More than just a live-streamed concert, the ASQ Live at UKARIA series mixes lifestyle programming and live-performance with splash of sports broadcast excitement. Ever wondered what really happens in the wings before the performance? Here’s your backstage pass.

Hosted by the charismatic Johanna Allen and featuring a raft of world-class South Australian guest artisans including luthiers, street-artists, chefs and entrepreneurs as well as acclaimed pianist Konstantin Shamray, the ASQ’s first major foray into the world of live streamed and on-demand content will promote an exquisite South Australian life-style experience to a world-wide audience.

“I am truly delighted to be hosting ASQ Live at UKARIA. My task is to share the human side of this experience. I’m interested in getting to know Dale, Francesca, Steve and Sharon away from the music, as much as their persona within the quartet. This project gives us all a chance to explore art from a human perspective. We get a joyous marriage – music from one of Australia’s most renowned classical acts, intertwined with who they are as people.” Series host Johanna Allen

Filmed at the iconic UKARIA Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills, the webisodes not only provide a world-class live musical experience, they pair artistic exploration with the South Australian landscape – providing a stunning accompaniment to the performance programs. The artistry extending beyond the stage, the ASQ has engaged multi award-winning Cinematographer Maxx Corkindale as the series’ Director of Photography, allowing the viewer unprecedented visual access to the performances, ensuring the streams will look as good as they sound.

“What’s more delicious than a mixture art, lifestyle and the natural world, wrapped within a program of stunning music? We can’t wait to start performing again!” Dale Barltrop, Australian String Quartet Violin.

How to watch
Viewers can subscribe to the ASQ Live + On Demand platform for just $40 via www.asq.com.au. Subscription includes access to the ASQ Live at UKARIA webseries with the ability re-watch past streams until the end of October 2020. Existing ASQ+ Subscribers will get access to the platform free of charge.

The musical program
Webisodes will be approx 45 minutes and live-streamed / premiered at 3pm ACST (3:30pm AEST)
Sunday 2 AugustMendelssohn String Quartet in F minor op 80 (live-stream)
Sunday 9 AugustPaul Stanhope String Quartet No. 3 (live-stream)
Sunday 16 AugustDvo?ák Piano Quintet with Konstantin Shamray (live-stream)
Sunday 23 AugustRoss Edwards String Quartet No. 4 *World Premiere* (live-stream)
Sunday 30 AugustMozart String Quartet in C minor Dissonance (delayed-stream)
Sunday 6 SeptemberMatthew Hindson String Quartet No. 3 Ngeringa (live-stream)
Sunday 13 September |  Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 (live-stream)
Sunday 20 September | Joe Chindamo String Quartet No. 1 (delayed-stream)

 

Where lifestyle, Landscape and Music Intersect: Introducing a Brand-New ASQ Experience

Before You Check Out; Nathan Cavaleri Is Back With Impressive New Music


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Before You Check Out; Nathan Cavaleri Is Back With Impressive New Music

Nathan Cavaleri is back and set to release his first solo album, Demons (out August 6) since being signed to Michael Jackson’s label at age twelve, today sharing his affecting new single, 

 Before You Check Out , an introspective song with a deeply important message and a suitably poignant film clip 

Cavaleri will be celebrating the release of his new album with a national tour and recently announced on the first Bluesfest 2021 lineup.  

This is an artist with an incredible story to tell, so it’s fitting that ABC’s Australian Story will in early August be airing an episode detailing Nathan Cavaleri’s extraordinary life.  Picking up a guitar and learning enough basic skills from his Dad to play along with his favourite blues albums at just three years old, Nathan was playing electric guitar by five and had played his first gig by six – a 90 minute busking set in front of his Mother’s coffee shop that saw him take home $270.  Soon after, Nathan was diagnosed and treated for leukaemia, and the Starlight Foundation set up a meeting with his hero Mark Knopfler, attracting the attention of the media and soon after, a host of Aussie music icons.  By age ten, Nathan was making regular appearances on Hey Hey It’s Saturday and had toured the country extensively playing sold out arenas with Jimmy Barnes and Diesel, by twelve he’d toured the world and played with BB King, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and had made guest appearances on all the big American TV talk shows, he even performed for the Clintons during their time in office.  He was pursued by Prince and Madonna, and a bidding war ensued, with Nathan eventually signing to Michael Jackson’s MJJ Records.  

Soon after, seven years after his diagnosis, Nathan was given a clean bill of health at age thirteen.  He recorded a bunch of records, starred in Camp Nowhere – a Disney film alongside Jessica Alba – and even appeared in an episode of Baywatch alongside The Hoff, and after one final tour with BB King, Nathan decided to take a break.  

He came back to Australia and started a blues rock band with Col Hatcham from The Screaming Jets, dropping releases and touring extensively before suffering adrenal fatigue and severe anxiety which spiraled into depression and saw Nathan step away from the stage.  He’s since taken a number of years to work on his health, has dealt with and learned to manage his personal demons and has a newfound appreciation for his unique story. And now Nathan is back and ready to unleash his unique and commanding new music on the world.  

 View: mini doco on Nathan’s life 

 

 
New single 
Before You Check Out is a discreetly powerful song with gloriously sanguine finger picking, emotive slide guitar and Nathan’s effortless, velvety voice holding a warmth and tenderness that sits perfectly atop simple and effective instrumentation. Written for a cousin who lost his battle with mental illness a few years ago, Nathan explains, I strongly identified with what he went through and wished I had reached out to him. Having battled my own demons, I wondered whether my experience would have helped. I contemplated what I’d share if time could show mercy. I would share how our thoughts and beliefs colourise our experience and skew our perception of the world, giving us a false sense of reality – a notion that helped me to expose the root of many of my physical and mental health issues that were mistakenly believed to be out of my control.
 
Complemented by a 
film clip that highlights the sentiment of the song – that our views of the world can be tainted by projections of our past – the video further reveals the intense authenticity of the artist, with Nathan taking centre stage, vulnerabilities laid bare. 

 

The Demons album boasts a diverse mix of songs from the impressive guitarist and vocalist who manages to bend genres, cleverly intertwining blues with indie rock pop and soul to create a vintage modern sound of his own, that ‘Nathan Cavaleri’ sound.  And his talents don’t stop there, with most of the album produced, engineered and mixed by Nathan himself, excluding five tracks that were co-produced and mixed by Tony Buchen (Montaigne, The Preatures), and mastered by Viking Lounge.


 “What matters to me most is that I have a body of work that expresses messages that I’m deeply passionate about on a bed of music that is built on a lifetime of writing, recording and touring,” insights Nathan.  “The bulk of Demons was created during a time when I didn’t believe that I’d be mentally and physically stable enough to return to the stage. All songs were written from a place of catharsis. Lyrical themes range from antidotes for the depressed to my fascination for the more taboo side of desire. All falling one way or another under the theme of how humans crumble, melt, face, overpower, surrender, run or dance with our Demons.” 

 
Eager to make his way around the country on tour, Nathan explains what fans can expect from his shows, saying, “In contrast to my younger years as a performer, the Demons tour will see me connecting to audiences in an intimate story-telling type of way. As a kid I had something to play, now I have something to say. My set will be strung together with epic and incredulous stories of growing up on the road, to how my connection to music deepened when I was battling Leukaemia as a kid, to the lessons I had to learn in more recent years dealing with mental health demons. Light and shade of the set mirrors the extreme dynamics of life experiences which I try to express in a raw and relatable way.”

Before You Check Out is out now
Demons will be released on August 6
The Demons national tour is on sale now, for tickets or more information, head to www.nathancavaleri.com

 

 STREAM: ‘BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT’ 

 

 

 

PRE-SAVE: DEMONS ALBUM

 

DEMONS NATIONAL TOUR
Nathan and his team are working with all venues in line with government regulations in each state and territory, and will proceed only in accordance with safe social distancing and COVID-19 safety procedures on a show by show basis.


FRI 2 OCT | THE RHYTHM HUT, GOSFORD, NSW | ALL AGES – UNDER 18’s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN
Tickets available from 
www.humantix.com.au

 | 02 4322 5971 | Venue Outlet

 

SAT 3 OCT | STAG & HUNTER, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+
Tickets available from 
www.oztix.com.au

 | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets


FRI 9 OCT | BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA, NSW | 18+
Tickets available from 
https://brassmonkey.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/18d325c7-57f4-43f7-9779-069c5f32ad7d


FRI 16 OCT | THE PEPPER TREE, ALDINGA, SA | 18+
Tickets available from 
www.trybooking.com

 | 0400 144 467 | All Trybooking Outlets


SAT 17 OCT | THE WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, ADELAIDE, SA | 18+
Tickets on-sale soon


FRI 30 OCT | CAMELOT LOUNGE, SYDNEY, NSW | ALL AGES – UNDER 18’s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN
Tickets available from 
www.stickytickets.com.au

 | 02 9550 3777 | Venue Outlet


SAT 31 OCT | SMITHS ALTERNATIVE, CANBERRA, ACT | ALL AGES – UNDER 18’s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN
Tickets on-sale soon
SUN 1 NOV | HERITAGE HOTEL, BULLI, NSW | 18+
Tickets available from 
https://codeone.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/a929a516-f7cd-4ab7-abab-fa2e8df6c7ea


THU 12 NOV | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from 
www.oztix.com.au

 | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets


FR 13 NOV | THE CATFISH, FITZROY, VIC | 18+
Tickets available from 

www.trybooking.com

 | 0426 892 044 | All Trybooking Outlets


SAT 14 NOV | LIVE AT THE BUNDY, BUNDALAGUAH, VIC | ALL AGES – UNDER 18’s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN
Tickets available from 
www.trybooking.com

 | 0429 352 373 | All Trybooking Outlets


FRI 27 NOV | THE BAROQUE ROOM, KATOOMBA, NSW | 18+
Tickets available from 
www.trybooking.com

 | 0426 892 044 | All Trybooking Outlets


SAT 3 APR, 2021 | BLUESFEST, NSW | AA
Tickets available from 
www.bluesfest.com.au


SUN 4 APR, 2021 | BLUESFEST, NSW | AA
Tickets available from 
www.bluesfest.com.au

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Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday


 

 

 

 

 

 

Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday

Anzac Day Event

 

 

On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations.

While recognising and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the COVID-19 front line and say, ‘thank you’.
 
Music From The Home Front sees Australian and New Zealand musicians uniting for an extraordinary special concert event on Anzac Day evening, screening on Nine in Australia and Three in New Zealand.  
 
Live streaming direct from their safe locations to yours, Australia and New Zealand’s most revered artists will come together to commemorate the spirit that binds us all together on this special Saturday night.

 

Line Up of Artists:

Birds Of Tokyo with (West Australian Symphony Orchestra)

Ben Lee

Courtney Barnett

Dave Bobbin

Delta Goodrem

G Flip

Ian Moss

Kevin Parker

Marlon William (Tame Impala)

Missy Higgins

Paul Kelly

The Wiggles

The Rubens

Vance Joy

Vika & Linda

and more!

Watch the live event on Anzac Day – Saturday 25th April on

The Nine Network Australia | Three New Zealand

 

Live Anzac Day Event

 

RSVP on FACEBOOK

 

Full Event Information and Line Up – More Details

 

#homefront

Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday

Highway Solos Musicians Unite for Italy’s Covid 19 Disaster


 

 

 

 

 

 

Highway Solos Musicians Unite for Italy’s Covid 19 Disaster

Covid 19 Fundraiser

 

 

We have always thought that music unites.

In every area, in every genre, in every situation, Music is inspiration, Music has the power to raise us above human events, Music gives wings to our hopes …
And the hope is what we all hold on to today, so that we can return to our lives as soon as possible and defeat this health emergency that is upsetting and destroying our lives.


But to do this, there is also a need for the desire and commitment of each of us, because only all together we are strong, united and we can fight and win.


With “HIGHWAY SOLOS”, Elevate Records wanted to engage in a beneficial project with some of the best Italian musicians, physically divided but spiritually united and connected to each other, in a song that is an imaginary journey along one of the hundred highways that connect our wonderful country .
Today more than ever, we gather around those who are indomitable in trying to save lives, amid a thousand difficulties and lack of tools and means to deal with this pandemic in an adequate way; for this reason all the musicians involved in “HIGHWAY SOLOS” propose to raise funds in favor of the SACCO hospital in Milan,ITALY,  committed to the forefront of the virus emergency, by purchasing the piece that bears its name for this project on the digital stores and through the company.


This massive collaboration, in which each person involved gave their contribution completely free of charge, was carried out in a very short time in order to be able to contribute as quickly as possible to face a terrible and unexpected danger.


Through this passage you will be able to carve out an emotional space in which to travel, in which to feel only positive vibrations, in which to perceive that united you can really make a difference in a moment when you need one another, even from a distance.


UNITED, TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

 

Musicians in order of appearance:

Stefano Sebo Xotta
Nicola Denti
Simone Gianlorenzi
Luca Colombo
Matteo Brigo
Fabrizio Bicio Leo-Bis
Marco Sfogli
DANIELE GOTTARDO
Francesco Corapi
Andy Martongelli
Mistheria (keyboards )
Roberto Fasciani(bass)
Valerio Lucantoni

(drums

The realization of the song, from video to audio, was carried out completely remotely, each in its isolation due to the quarantine, but the result shows that it is possible to stay united and make projects even with the strength of volotà and desire to do and be together.

 

DONATE – GO FUND ME: https://www.gofundme.com/f/highway-solos-raccolta-fondi

Or via the video description on YouTube you can find other ways to donate, what you can, from financial help to a simple word of mouth.

In Italy in this period we say : ANDRA TUTTO BENE  (Everything will be fine)

We are united, Fight The Virus

 

Project conceived and coordinated by:
Francesco Corapi  (chitarrista, compositore, speaker Radiofonico, collaboratore  www.metal.it)
Guglielmo Malusardi Tinti (giornalista musicale, esperto di chitarrismo )
con la collaborazione di
Mauro Matteucci  (Elevate Records, produzione, mix, master)
Pino Magliani (Elevate Records, speaker radiofonico )
Gianluca “Graz” Grazioli (caporedattore www.metal.it)

 

Elevate Records

Highway Solos Musicians Unite for Italy’s Covid 19 Disaster

Start Selling Merch Immediately At The Merch Desk


 

 

 

 

 

 

Musician

An all-Australian print-on-demand, drop shipping solution for gigging artists. No cost and no bulk buying involved. Artists create their profile, upload a design/s and their fans can start buying merch immediately!

Artists Sign Up Here:  https://themerchdesk.com.au/

 

Now, more than ever, there is a huge need for fans to be supporting their favourite artists by getting their merch. Across the world, the message has been received and fans are trying to do their part, but what about the bands who don’t already have merch amidst this crisis?

Joseph Knox-Wheeler, the Brisbane-based musician and now founder of The Merch Desk (launching Friday March 27) has the solution for artists and musicians to help them start selling merch within hours. Wheeler states:

“The Merch Desk is designed to remove all barriers that would otherwise stop artists offering merch to their fans and supporters. The Merch Desk costs nothing to get started and with their help artists can be selling to their fans in hours not weeks.”

Each artist is given a profile. The designs are then uploaded and prices are set to whatever they’d like. Artists are shown the cost of each item and the profit that would be made from each item. All they have to do then is send their fans to The Merch Desk.

Wheeler has teamed up with the Brisbane-based company, The Print Barwho process, print and ship the merch directly to the customer within 3-5 business days. This means no waste, no upfront costs and no financial risks for artists.

Description Of How Printing Works

In this crisis, Wheeler’s only goal is to help Australian artists, this is why they only retain $1 from each item sold to cover website and running costs.

This means, that the average profit from a shirt (Small to X-large) sold at $30 is just over $20. $20 to the artist, $1 to The Merch Desk and the rest to cover the cost of producing the merch to The Print Bar.

Furthermore, artists who are stuck for designs, The Merch Desk has them covered too. Wheeler has partnered with Jimmy Patch , a Brisbane-based illustrator and graphic designer who can help artists get awesome designs completed, so they can start selling merch as soon as possible.

That’s not all though, there is more good news. This new platform isn’t just for musicians, this is for any creative out there, from designers, illustrators, comedians, or anyone who lives off gig culture!

 

Artists can sign up to The Merch Desk ahead of the launch via the sign-up form at https://themerchdesk.com.au/, or by email at: joseph@themerchdesk.com.au

           

Answers to FAQ can be found here: https://themerchdesk.com.au/artist-faqs/

Band Profile Example

 

Start Selling Merch Immediately At The Merch Desk

Chief State to Live Stream Album Release This Saturday


 

 

 

 

 

 

Punk Rock Band

Vancouver Pop Punk Band CHIEF STATE Announce Live Streamed Album Release Acoustic Set For This Saturday, March 28 at 6pm PST

Vancouver pop-punk five-piece Chief State is release the new LP ‘Tough Love’ this Friday, March 27 via Mutant League Records.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the band’s album release shows have been canceled. Instead, they’re going to live stream an acoustic performance this Saturday 3/28 via the Mutant League Records Youtube channel.

Tune in at 6pm PST on Saturday to hear Chief State perform songs from “Tough Love” (along with some old fan favorites). The band will also be giving away copies of the new album “Tough Love” on CD.

 

Chief State ‘Acoustic Album Release Show’ live stream link:  http://youtube.com/c/mutantleaguerecords/live.

 

Frontman Fraser Simpson says,

“We were massively disappointed to cancel our release shows due to the coronavirus. It does at least give us a unique opportunity to take our performance to fans around the world and not just in Vancouver though! We’re excited to share some acoustic renditions of our songs old and new. We’ll be taking questions and chatting between songs so it’s a great opportunity to get to know us and all that we get up to! We’ll also be doing some giveaways so tune in on Saturday 3/28 at 6pm PST for some quarantine hangs!”

Also Available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6VPNti4uGOqVefUpsv8j3G?highlight=spotify:track:1aGTb2ys7nZzeoKKmHh9Ll

Pre-order ‘Tough Love’ here: http://mutantleaguerecords.limitedrun.com

https://smarturl.com/chiefstate

‘Tough Love’ track listing:

1. Try Hard

2. Deciduous

3. Reprise

4. Something Good For Once

5. Biding Time

6. Choke

7. Peace Of Mind

 

Chief State to Live Stream Album Release This Saturday

Corona Sessions: Chart-topping Musician Raises Funds For Local Businesses “By Request”


 

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Artist

 

The 2020 outbreak of COVID-19 aka Corona Virus has had far-reaching consequences for more than just those directly infected by the virus. With communities being turned into literal ghost towns, due to statewide-mandated shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, local business owners have been among those hardest hit by the pandemic.

Musicians have also been greatly affected, with cancelled shows and entire tours being put on hold. Many performers have taken to online shows to reach their fans and earn some much-needed income. One Kansas City-based musician has decided to utilize this online technology to do what he can to help the local business community.

Chart-topping Americana and Folk artist, Bill Abernathy has started the “Corona Virus Sessions” at his William’s Wonderland Of Wood studios. Bill explains,

I live in the Kansas City market, and frequent the local businesses here regularly. They supply most of my food and entertainment, as well as great conversations and relationships with interesting entrepreneurial people. I am concerned about their ability to survive in these trying times.”

Bill continues,

“I was talking with my daughter Kristen, discussing ways to help support these vital businesses and have a little fun while doing it. We came up with the ‘William’s Wonderland of Wood Coronavirus Sessions.’ We are asking our fans to send me song requests. I will play their requests and video the songs, while we are all social distancing. I will make your video, and you make a donation to a business of your choice. Order take out, buy a gift card, purchase something from their web site, etc. I would also like you to send me the name of the business your supporting to help them gain a little free advertising as well.”

Requests will be taken, and videos will be posted through Bill’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/billabernathysingersongwriter/

 

Corona Sessions: Chart-topping Musician Raises Funds For Local Businesses “By Request”

Ella Fence Shows How it’s Done in Trying Times for Artists


 

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Artist

 

Every Saturday night until this wild ride is over (starting TONIGHT 6:30PM, Australian Eastern Standard Time), Ella Fence will be performing an hour set that you can live stream from the comfort of your own home.

The show will be ‘Ella Fence: Solo & Electric ‘ and will feature her originals mixed with a selection of hand-picked covers.

The performance will be a $5.00AUD admission ($6.36AUD with the booking fee) and will be streamed on Facebook Live (in a private group I’ll add you to).

BUT ALSO! If parting with any cash at the moment is out of the question, Ella will be offering a FREE ticket option. “Do don’t worry I’ve got you”, says Ella. There’s also an opportunity to pay extra if want to and feel you can. 

“Let’s say no to feelings of separation and loneliness in these isolating times and stick together through the uncertainty and anxiety. So curl up on the couch or dance around your living room with me, let’s do this together. xxx”

 

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Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

Ella Fence Shows How it’s Done in Trying Times for Artists

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data


 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Festival

 

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancelations or postponing dates on a daily basis. This puts economic strain on not only the performing artists, event organizers, and the teams involved, but also on anyone with flights, hotels, and festival tickets already booked and paid for months in advance, now struggling to get info in time to get their bookings refunded. To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has put together a comprehensive list at www.sickfestivals.com, updated daily.

The service monitors around 5,000 festivals worldwide and lets you know which ones are canceled or postponed, so you can plan accordingly. The data is sourced from Viberate’s massive global database of artists, venues, events, and festivals. Currently, they’ve identified 141 canceled and 185 postponed festivals.

The idea for Sick Festivals came when one of the startup’s founders, renowned techno DJ UMEK, started getting an avalanche of show cancellations: 

“Just a week ago, I played on the Resistance stage at Ultra in Melbourne and Sydney, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. When I landed back home and turned my phone back on, most of my upcoming gigs had already disappeared from my calendar. That was when I realized how serious this outbreak had become in a matter of days. It feels eerily dystopian. Now it’s up to us to do whatever we can to manage the damage. At Viberate, we quickly put together a service that we hope will help people see what’s going on with the festival they had been planning to visit, and shed a light onto the industry professionals’ income loss, which is no laughing matter.

Music Festivals

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

 

Composer/Pianist Juan Sanchez Launches Piano Music YouTube Playlist


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pianist and Composer Juan Sánchez Launches a Piano Music With Nature Landscapes YouTube Playlist To Awaken A Sense Of Awe And Appreciation For The Earth

Neo Classical Ambient Music Composer

 

Barcelona based pianist and composer Juan Sánchez has started uploading a series of videos on his YouTube channel showcasing nature scenery with his music playing in the background. Each video is related to one type of nature scenery (i.e: oceans, mountains, skies, etc..) while one of his compositions is playing in the background.

Juan says that images can deepen our emotional response to music, they are part of our visual language — a significant part of the culture of our consumption of music, art and entertainment and they are also a great way to spend five minutes in the afternoon.

The idea behind this series of videos is that while Juan Sánchez gets a chance to get his music heard by a wider audience, he also provides listeners with beautiful landscapes of our natural world in the hope to awaken a sense of awe and appreciation for our earth. In his own words:

“Our natural world is alive with beauty and wonder. It is important for our peace of mind and our enthusiasm for life to love the world we live in and care for the earth and all living things. I hope that these videos will awaken a sense of awe and appreciation for our earth so that we can live in greater harmony with it.”

 

New videos are added every week.

You can watch a full playlist of all of them on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzbfowJFLyKTbdb9WKNs6wJZLkjt7netl

 

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Composer/Pianist Juan Sanchez Launches Piano Music YouTube Playlist

 

The Methadones Announce Upcoming European and US Tour


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURNING TO CHICAGO AFTER FIVE YEARS ON JUNE 27 WITH DIRECT HIT!, DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS, AND CAPGUN HEROES

Punk Band

 

 The Methadones   are returning to Chicago after five years to play Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) with  Direct Hit!,  Dan Vapid and The Cheats , and  Capgun Heroes on Saturday, June 27th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Tickets:  https://link.dice.fm/3Z9U2Z6js4
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/CS-RSVP-TheMethadones

The Methadones formed in 1993 by guitarist/vocalist Dan Schafer, AKA, Dan Vapid. The band lasted a few shows before Dan put the side project on the backburner to focus on his main band, Screeching Weasel. In 1994, Screeching Weasel disbanded and Dan Schafer and former bandmate, Ben Foster, traded off lead vocal duties with their new project, The Riverdales. It seemed that The Methadones would never come to fruition. By 1999, Schafer was no longer a member of Screeching Weasel or The Riverdales, and became determined to restart The Methadones with B-Face of The Queers on bass, and Dan Lumley on drums. The band recorded their first album, Ill at Ease, in 2001. After the recording, B-Face and Lumley left the band and Schafer formed a new lineup of The Methadones with guitarist Mike Byrne, bassist Pete Mittler, and drummer Mike Soucy.

In 2003, the band would begin their most prolific period, releasing four albums in five years. Career Objective came first via Thick Records, followed by Not Economically Viable, also on Thick, in 2004. In 2006, the band moved to Red Scare and released 21st Century Power Pop Riot. The next year they issued This Won’t Hurt…, also via Red Scare. 

They released a split album with The Copyrights in 2008, but by the summer of 2010, The Methadones announced that they were breaking up. Later that year they would release a self-titled compilation album on Asian Man Records, which featured five new songs. 

Since then, The Methadones have played only two shows, (one in 2011 and another in 2015). Now they’re back for the first time in nearly five years and have announced four upcoming shows. The first is on May 29th at Red Flag in St. Louis, MO. After that, they’ll play Chop Shop in Chicago on June 27th. Then the band heads to Italy for Punk Rock Raduno and Germany for Back To Future Festival, both of which take place in July.

The current lineup features Dan Vapid, Simon Lamb on guitar, Mike Soucy on drums, and Pete Mittler on bass.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
5/29 @ Red Flag: St Louis, MO w/ Hospital Job
6/27 @ Chop Shop: Chicago, IL w/ Direct Hit!
7/16 – 7/18 @ Back To Future Fest: Germany
7/16 – 7/19 @  Punk Rock Raduno: Italy

Punk Rock Band

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The Methadones Announce Upcoming European and US Tour

 

NIALL HORAN TO BRING GLOBAL NICE TO MEET YA TOUR TO AUSTRALIA IN SEPTEMBER


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pop Singer

 

Global superstar Niall Horan has announced he’ll be bringing his critically acclaimed Nice To Meet Ya tour to Australia to celebrate the release of his upcoming sophomore album Heartbreak Weather, out March 13 – pre-order here.  Presented by TEG Live, the Australian shows will kick off in Brisbane on September 30 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, before moving through Sydney to play Qudos Bank Arena on October 2, and wrapping up in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on October 3.  This will be Horan’s second headline tour of Australia, who welcomed him with open arms back in 2018 where he played mostly sold out shows as part of his Flicker World Tour.

 

Pre-sale tickets will be available via Telstra Plus™ from 12.00pm (local time) Wednesday 26 February before the general public on-sale at 2.00pm (local time) on Monday 2 March from www.ticketek.com.au .

 

Thrilled to be including Australia on his worldwide tour, Niall says, “I am so excited to bring the ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ Tour to Australia. As you know it’s one of my favourite countries to visit and the shows and fans are always amazing!”.

 

Rolling Stone placed Heartbreak Weather on its list of the 70 Most Anticipated Albums of 2020 and praised Horan’s recent Saturday Night Live performances of  Nice To Meet Ya and  Put a Little Love on Me.  If these beautiful songs, plus the latest single No Judgement, are anything to go by, Heartbreak Weather is set to be an absolutely stunning body of work.  Horan is thrilled to bring his dynamic, impressive live show to fans in Australia, as he enthuses, “Can’t wait to be back down under soon! This is going to be a lot of fun”.

 

Originally from Mullingar, Ireland, Niall Horan has sold over 80 million records and toured the globe multiple times as part of the iconic One Direction.  With his full-length solo debut  Flicker (Capitol Records), he achieved massive global success and widespread critical acclaim.  The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in October 2017, debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA Album Chart and soon earned Platinum certification or greater in 20 countries, including the U.S.  In addition to surpassing three million in worldwide adjusted album sales and 3.5 billion global streams worldwide, Flicker topped the iTunes Top Albums chart in 61 countries.  The album included the 2x Platinum single This Town, and the 3x Platinum Slow Hands.  Horan’s Flicker World Tour included sold-out dates in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Singapore, Japan, Brazil and Australia.

Pop Artist

General public tickets will go on sale at 2.00pm (local time) on Monday 2 March from www.ticketek.com.au,  

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE

2.00pm, Monday 2 March via  www.ticketek.com.au (local time)

 

NIALL HORAN ‘NICE TO MEET YA’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

 

WED 30 SEP | BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE QLD | ALL AGES | www.ticketek.com.au

FRI 2 OCT | QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY NSW | ALL AGES | www.ticketek.com.au

SAT 3 OCT | ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC | ALL AGES | www.ticketek.com.au

NIALL HORAN To Bring Global Nice To Meet Ya Tour To Australia