We’re often asked what kinds of songs are in high demand and low supply for sync, and one of them is “sexy but not sexual”. It’s a tricky balance, but you know it when you hear it. Chi-town native Johari Noelle absolutely nails this vibe with “Get Free”. In the opening minute of the song her soft and sultry voice sits atop a subtle dancehall rhythm, then out of nowhere a smooth drum fill launches us into a Badu-esque neo-soul groove. Johari wrote this song to try to bring ease and joy to herself and others, just like that old adage you can’t love anyone until you first learn to love yourself. “My music is about getting out how I feel and being very present in that moment. It’s important for me to embrace myself in a way that empowers me to feel each emotion and remain in touch with [...]

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Nashville songstress Claire Guerreso’s anthem “New Day” is being featured in a new series of short films produced for HP’s The Garage called “Generation Impact”. About Generation Impact: “The Coder” Motivated to right the wrongs they see around them, these brilliant young minds bring together a love of science with a dedication to helping others. Each episode of Generation Impact features a young inventor using technology to make the world a better place. Their brilliance will change the world. When Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton discovered coding, she was a 10-year-old girl who had just gotten her first laptop, learning while peering over her dad’s shoulder. “She was able to comprehend and just absorbed it like a little sponge,” recalls Jay Jay’s father, Antoine Patton. Fast forward to today, and not only has the now 16-year-old built a groundbreaking app, but she is also helping teach thousands of people of color to code.  The […]

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Bay Area rapper Call Me Ace is being featured in a traveling series of episodic shorts produced by Insider Studios and sponsored by Ford Mustang Mach-E. The beautifully filmed piece gives an intimate look at Ace’s life and career in his hometown of Oakland, CA. Plus he gets to drive around in a cool electric muscle car from the future! It also features two songs off Ace’s current album “Out Of Office”. About “Roadmap To Everything” Live musical performances are right around the corner, and hip-hop artist Call Me Ace wants to be ready with fresh inspiration. Plugging into his Oakland community is his way of feeling grounded enough to create. See the places where he charges up, goes with the flow, and steps into the spotlight.

British singer-songwriter Jacob Browne releases his brand new single “Say Something” today, an infectiously rhythmic pop song about the tension that arises when communication breaks down in a relationship. “I remember getting to the studio the day of writing and felt so trapped in my relationship. I had been with my partner for over four years, but things just didn’t feel right and we weren’t talking as honestly as we used to. I was so madly in love, but the communication between us was breaking down to a point of no return. After messaging her a few times with no reply and having already confided in my struggles with my songwriting partner; that’s when “Say Something” was born. After this point, we knew we needed to create a production that was extremely powerful and exceptionally melodic as to ensure we were matching the emotive story that we had come up [...]

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“Pulp” by Body Dork, the ambient electronic alter ego of Minneapolis-based artist Zoo Animal, is featured in episode 3 of the new series from Vice News, “The Source”. About “The Source” from Vice News The Source travels to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to untangle the relationship between the government, a local gang leader, and the recent violence under Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moïse.

When Scary Pockets joined our roster back in March it seemed less like an artist signing than a full-on enterprise level partnership. The band is like a well-oiled machine, relentlessly cranking out a new cover every week accompanied by a professionally filmed live video posted to their highly successful YouTube channel. Their massive catalog has single-handedly more than tripled our covers library, opening up some excellent opportunities for us to work on productions requiring a degree of recognizability. This week Scary Pockets released a new cover of one of our all-time favorites, the Isley Brothers classic “It’s Your Thing”. This isn’t so much of a reinterpretation as it is a gender flip, with the fabulous Brooke Simpson absolutely crushing it on vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTJmBIFbBpw Scary Pockets is comprised of two core members, musicians Ryan Lerman (John Legend, Michael Buble, Ben Folds) and Jack Conte (Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon), featuring some of [...]

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Dan Berk is a bit obsessive, which might actually be his secret weapon. As a child, his deep love for acoustic cover artists like Leroy Sanchez, Megan Davies, Boyce Avenue and Emma Heesters led him to start over-analyzing every detail of the craft. He soon found himself cracking the code to the perfect acoustic cover and set out to begin recording his own. Starting in 2018, Dan released a steady string of acoustic covers that quickly racked up well over 100 million streams on Spotify. These covers seemed to resonate deeply with the Gen Z crowd who found comfort in his emotional renditions of songs like “Solo”, “Burn”, “Hey Brother” and “Ruin My Life”. Now with a devoted fan base of 1.1 million Spotify monthly listeners, Dan Berk is moving into the next phase of his career by finding his own voice as an artist. This past week he debuted [...]

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“Action” by CRSB is featured in Episode 2 in the new season of Tyler Perry BET+ series “Bruh”. This is the second placement the band has received in this show, following the use of their song “M.I.A.” in the first season. The 19-episode dramedy returns this Thursday, May 27 with three episodes at launch, then moving to a weekly rollout every Thursday thereafter. About CRSB CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own unique brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. The group garnered mass attention from the public after they began to release live home videos performing their original compositions. Now, CRSB has a collection of videos that have amassed over three and a half million plays on YouTube. About “Bruh” on BET+ This original comedy follows the lives of four African-American men as they navigate careers, relationships and life in Atlanta. […]

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Back with a brand new single “Fuego”, Bronx native YONAS brings back the 🔥 once again. For the past decade YONAS has been consistently putting out some of the best underground hip hop records you’ll find anywhere. During that time he’s racked up over half a billion combined streams and sales (man, remember when people used to actually buy records?), put out collabs with artists like Logic and Cherub, and shared the stage with Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. Standing on the shoulders of thought leaders like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Big L, Immortal Technique, Common, and Lauryn Hill, YONAS aims to challenge the mind while still bringing good vibes. His music is thought provoking, highly polished and straight up hooky as hell. These attributes are sadly in short supply these days. "It’s crazy because the song is almost written in parts like a piece of classical music. The [...]

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You might not expect a man whose given name is Princeton Von Coleman to be a big dude with shoulder-length dreads living out in rural Arkansas. But for that same person to go by the stage name Yuni Wa (short for Yunibasaru Wa, or “Universal Harmony'' in Japanese) you get the feeling he’s perhaps not someone you can easily put into a box. Or maybe he’s just living in the future and can’t be bothered with your antiquated expectations. Having produced a total of 34 albums (not a typo) since his first release on his 17th birthday in 2014, to say that Yuni Wa is prolific is a gross understatement. It’s almost like a new word is needed to describe his creative output. Among his first releases was an album called “Context”, the first in what has become a four-part series culminating with the final edition “Context 4” which just [...]

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