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Hundred Handed Announces '...Like It's A Saturday' Debut EP Release Date

2/2/2016 11:23pm EST
Hundred Handed Announces '...Like It's A Saturday' Debut EP Rele
Pop/rock band Hundred Handed, featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Jordan McGraw, drummer Drew Langan and bass guitarist Matt Black, will release their debut EP titled “…Like It’s A Saturday,” worldwide independently on March 18, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, in which it will be available on Universal Australia. Co-produced by Hundred Handed and Eddie Jackson, the EP will feature songs co-written by the band with songwriter The Golden Hippie. Along with their current single, “Love Me Like The Weekend,” the EP will include “She Was The One,” “Heroes (In The Dark),” and “I Fee...
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Meresha Unveils 'My Love Has Come' – Listen Now

2/2/2016 10:52pm EST
Meresha Unveils 'My Love Has Come' – Listen Now
New music from Meresha has come at last.

The singer/songwriter has just debuted her latest single, “My Love Has Come,” available for streaming below. The soulful song is a nice change of pace from the artist’s last single, “New Revolution,” which was the #1 Indie song on U.S. radio for a month and entered the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart in between Adele and Justin Bieber.

Meresha, who considers Jimi Hendrix, Paramore and Years & Years artists she’s inspired by, believes it’s best as an artist to “focus on things that have meaning for you artistically, and finding the few ways to best...
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Taylor Swift Performs Intimate Cover Of 'Wildest Dreams' At The GRAMMY Museum

1/5/2016 6:24pm EST
Taylor Swift Performs Intimate Cover Of 'Wildest Dreams' At The
Taylor Swift might have ended her dominant year with the release of her adventurous "Out Of The Woods" music video, but her latest performance is sure to bring people back to her previous single, "Wildest Dreams."

The breathtaking, toned down performance took place this past September at the Clive Davis Theater at the GRAMMY Museum, and features Taylor armed only with soulful vocals and an electric guitar. The star's record-breaking exhibit at the museum, dubbed "The Taylor Swift Experience," showcased props from her music videos, instruments, handwritten notes and tour costumes.

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Manika Opens Up About Her Latest Single

12/31/2015 8:03am EST
Manika Opens Up About Her Latest Single, “I Might Go…” And Colla
Manika’s latest single/video, “I Might Go…” featuring Tyga has already racked up over 600K YouTube views since it quietly premiered in October, but the singer’s career is anything but quiet. The Las Vegas native was discovered by Michael Jackson’s long-time manager Frank DiLeo. She has toured with One Direction, performed at KISS-FM’s Wango Tango and headlined Pepsi’s “Shop Til You Rock” tour. I recently had the opportunity to ask about her new single and what it was like collaborating with Tyga.

How did you get your start in music?

I have always been involved in my school's music program...
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Hundred Handed's Jordan McGraw Talks Debut Single

10/30/2015 9:56am EDT
Hundred Handed
Pop rock band Hundred Handed is comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Jordan McGraw, drummer Drew Langan and bass guitarist Matt Black. The L.A. based band was started by McGraw and Langan after recording and touring as rock band Stars in Stereo. I recently had the opportunity to speak with McGraw about the band's origins, sound, and their debut song, "Love Me Like The Weekend."

How did you get your start in music?

I started trying instruments when I was in fourth grade, but I just couldn’t find one that I liked. When I moved out to Los Angeles with my family I had no friends, so I needed ...
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Risa Binder Chats About Music And Her Latest Single, 'Pretty'

10/28/2015 11:31pm EDT
Risa Binder
Country music artist Risa Binder has opened for James Taylor, toured with Ronnie Mislap, and had her debut EP, Nashville, produced by Luke Wooten. Binder’s energy is contagious, and her positive energy shines through in her new song, “Pretty.” I recently had the opportunity to speak with Binder about her musical background, “Pretty,” and what’s up next for her.

Can you talk about how you got your start in music?

I just kind of always wrote songs about boys I had crushes on [laughs] since I was like 7 or 8. I’d sit in my living room playing the piano and my parents would be like “Who’s tha...
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Matt Forbes' 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda’ Hits Top 10 On Amazon’s Hot New Releases For Vocal Jazz Pre-Orders

9/30/2015 12:46am EDT
Matt Forbes' 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda’ Hits Top 10 On Amazon’s Hot
Matt Forbes sure isn't having a "Gloomy Sunday."

The Canadian crooner's debut full-length album, Coulda Woulda Shoulda, just hit #8 on Amazon’s Vocal Jazz “Hot New Releases." Forbes lands among Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse on the chart.

Forbes describes his debut album, which features original arrangements of hits like "Beyond The Sea," "Gloomy Sunday," and "I Get A Kick Out of You," as a "niche collection of classic pop tunes and standards."

Coulda Woulda Shoulda, due out on October 9, is available for pre-order on Amazon.
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Independent Artist Meresha Discusses Music, 'New Revolution,' And Early Beginnings

9/30/2015 12:27am EDT
Independent Artist Meresha Discusses Music, 'New Revolution,' An
Electropop artist Meresha started a “New Revolution” when she made the decision to move from her hometown of Warsaw, Poland to the United States in order to jumpstart her music career. The 18-year-old self-described alien-loving vegan singer, songwriter, musician, composer and producer recently teamed up with Miami-based director David Rousseau for the official video for her new single, “New Revolution.” I recently had the opportunity to speak with Meresha about her early beginnings and musical inspirations.

Can you talk about how you got your start in music?

When I was 12, I wrote a song...
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Bleona Debuts 'Take You Over' Music Video

9/29/2015 11:21pm EDT
Bleona Debuts 'Take You Over' Music Video
International recording artist and Euros of Hollywood star Bleona marked her U.S. debut on September 21 with the premiere of her music video for “Take You Over.” The video, directed by Dennis Leupold, accompanied by Director of Photography Jeffrey Kelly, is described by Bleona as a “video that brings something different to the table.” (If you’re looking for lots of mirrors, fire, clouds and water, then this is the video for you.)

“Take You Over,” produced by RoccStar, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon. The "Take You Over" remix package is also available, and fea...
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Matt Forbes Discusses His Start In Music And Debut Album

9/23/2015 12:15pm EDT
Matt Forbes Discusses His Start In Music And Debut Album, 'Could
Matt Forbes is redefining the genre of vintage pop. The 27-year-old Canadian born and raised, Los Angeles based crooner has had the opportunity to headline some of the city’s top jazz venues with his Big Little Band, also known as “The Horn-y Sextet,” and has served as a regular front man with the Influence Jazz Orchestra. The self-admitted “old soul” shows no signs of stopping, providing audiences and listeners with captivating, sensual and soulful tunes. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Forbes about his origins in music and his upcoming full length debut album, Coulda Woulda Sh...
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