From the moment you listen to Instupendo's music, you instantly get sucked into his beautifully eccentric mind. At just 22 years old, he spent the better part of his teen years meticulously developing his own singular sound marked by his soft, whispery voice amidst a flurry of artfully enveloped electronic textures. With his brilliant new album “Love Power A-Z”, just out this week, Instupendo takes his craft to a whole new level. Considerably more poppy and upbeat than his previous album “Boys & Girls”, Instupendo balances out his deadpan vocal delivery with a healthy dose of whimsical sound design. “For everything, I designed tiny sounds that fill and stretch the songs to their full potential, like gum (akin to Vespertine-era Björk). Each song’s meant to feel like a diorama or fold out book, stuffed with little secrets waiting to be noticed.” Never content with going too far in any one [...]

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We’re thrilled to have two songs appearing in back-to-back episodes of the new CW series “The Republic of Sarah”. Episode 5 featuring “Touch” by TIAAN will air on July 12, then the following week on July 19 “Old Days” by Jack M. Senff will appear in Episode 6. About TIAAN Sydney-born R&B artist TIAAN has captivated audiences around the world with her raw, sexy, slightly left-of-center style. Heavily influenced by Sade and Janet Jackson, she has stayed true to a sound that instantly resonates with her audience. About Jack M. Senff Evolving from his indie rock project Boy Rex, Northern Michigan-based singer-songwriter Jack M. Senff strikes a warm and sentimental tone paying homage to the folk americana sounds of the early 1970’s. Opting for a more stripped-down aesthetic reflective of his own personal listening preferences over the constant second guessing of what he thought should be making for his audience, […]

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In her stunning new single “Visiones Doradas” (“Golden Visions”), singer/songwriter Loli Molina conjures up an introspective journey through the rugged terrain of the Andes region. The overall tone of the song is melancholy, meant to evoke both the harshness and beauty of the environment. The “golden visions” are an apparition, a mirage in the desolate landscape. The poetry doesn’t translate so well into English, but perhaps it’s beside the point. The music tells its own story, as all great songs do. Loli Molina was born in Buenos Aires but is now based in Mexico City. Her deep connection to Latin America, as viewed through the lens of her own Andalucian ancestry, has an omnipresent influence on her sound. Her goal in music is to always transport her listeners to faraway places, bringing these locations to life and showing that anything is possible. Written and recorded in collaboration with Argentinian singer/songwriter [...]

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Miami producer duo Cashae are back with another sync placement, this time with their epic pop song “This Moment” featuring singer Wayne Eastwood. The song will be in episode 5 of the FXX series “DAVE” airing Wednesday, July 7th at 10pm ET. About Cashae CASHÆ’s self-coined “Trapical” sound sits at the intersection of Pop, EDM, Trap, and Latin. Alex is Puerto Rican and Joseph is Cuban. They are able to produce virtually any genre and adapt their production style to fit whichever artist they’re working with at any given moment — from trap stars to acoustic pop princess; Writing in both English and Spanish as well. When working on their remixes and originals, they weave together multiple genres at once, creating their own undeniable ‘CASHAE’ sound. This refreshing, global sound earned them over 6 million independent streams on ‘Endless Summer’, features on Spotify New Music Friday and radio play in […]

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Who doesn’t love a remix? Not like a boring dance remix, I mean the good kind. When thoughtfully created in collaboration with new voices, remixes can completely reinvent a song, adding depth and new meaning. Not shying away from the idea of reinterpreting her highly personal album, Laura Marano has just released “YOU (Deluxe)” featuring artists like Jean Deaux, Mark Diamond, and Alextbh. Most intimately, she invited the subject of her song “Run”, Thom Macken, to sing a duet and contribute a new verse. “It was a really cool thing to collaborate with someone that I obviously feel so connected with and trust so much,” says Marano. “We reworked all the songs and made them all feel like me, and I feel like we definitely tell the same sonic story throughout the whole EP.” A prolific songwriter and classically-trained musician, Laura Marano has earned more than 200 million streams across [...]

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Hands down the most badass rock act on our roster is Ida Maria. Like, no contest. Imagine if Bjork never left the Sugarcubes and just steadily grew more ferocious over time, eventually bursting into flames and rising up like a Scandinavian punk rock Phoenix. And clutched in her flaming talons would be “Dirty Money”, the absolutely immaculate record which officially dropped today! “Dirty Money” was written and recorded in LA with guitarist/producer Ryan Spraker (The Glorious Sons, Eli “Paperboy Reed), who helped Ida achieve the loudest and most powerful sound she’s ever produced. Paired with top notch songwriting and Ida’s signature punk rock aesthetic, this album beats you over the head and sticks to your brain for days. The clear standout for sync is “Celebration”, with the perfect blend of swagger, guitar riffs, vocalese hooks and handclaps sufficient to make any music supervisor swoon. The song could work equally well [...]

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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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