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Listen To New Music From Bean

June 16th, 2015 11:08am EDT
Bean
What a difference a new year makes.

When I last spoke to singer-songwriter Bean, she had opened for Colbie Caillat and Austin Mahone, found a home for her songs in several commercials, performed on the iHeartRadio On The Rise Tour and debuted "Rollercoaster." Now, Bean is back with a fun new sound featured in her latest single, "Wildfire."

Bean wrote the single with producers Steve Solomon and Jake Newton, admitting there was a long journey she had to take to get to her new sound. In an interview with Idolator, she confessed: "Up until this point, with my song “Wildfire,” I hadn’t found ...
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Entertainment Executive Jason Davis Chats With Us

June 10th, 2015 1:00pm EDT
Entertainment Executive Jason Davis Chats About Music, Announces
Jason Davis is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Since 1999, the entertainment executive has worn many hats as an award winning songwriter, A&R executive, executive TV Producer, entertainment consultant and author. He has served as the former Senior Vice President of Dolly Parton’s Management Company, and founded entertainment corporation One One 7. I recently had the opportunity to interview Davis about his background, the music industry, and his latest venture – signing ABC’s Rising Star runner-up, Austin French.

Can you give us a run down of One One 7?

One One 7 is an internat...
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5 Things We Learned From The 'Gilmore Girls' Reunion Panel At ATX

June 8th, 2015 10:34am EDT
Gilmore Girls
Where they lead, we will follow.

The cast of Gilmore Girls reunited this past weekend for the fourth ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was joined by her husband, Dan Palladino (who co-created the show) along with the show's stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Keiko Agena (Lane), Danny Strong (Doyle), Jackson Douglas (Jackson), Jared Padalecki (Dean), Liza Weil (Paris), Matt Czuchry (Logan), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), John Cabrera (Brian), Liz Torres (Miss Patty), Todd Lowe (Zack) and Y...
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'Grey's' Recognized Its History During Derek's Tragic Death Episode

April 30th, 2015 5:53pm EDT
7 Times 'Grey's Anatomy' Paid Homage To The Show's History In 'H
By now, you shouldn't be surprised that people are still upset about Dr. Derek Shepherd's tragic death on last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy. We know how unpredictable shows in Shondaland can be, but this was a death nobody saw coming, and it was especially shocking knowing that Patrick Dempsey still had another year left on his contract with ABC. Last week's explosive episode, "How to Save a Life," was penned by series creator Shonda Rhimes and certain scenes seemed to pay homage to the show's lengthy past:

"The carousel never stops turning"

"How to Save a Life" begins with Meredith...
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Red's Randy Armstrong Talks Music, Touring And The Band's Latest Album, 'Of Beauty And Rage'

February 25th, 2015 9:23am EST
Red's Randy Armstrong Talks Music, Touring And The Band's Latest
Grammy nominated rock band Red features the talents of Michael Barnes (vocals) and twin brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitar) and Randy Armstrong (bass). The band has sold more than a million albums to date, racked up two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and toured alongside such artists as Hinder, Three Days Grace, Staind, Papa Roach and Seether. Their latest album, of Beauty and Rage, is the band's fifth studio album. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Randy Armstrong to learn more about the band and their music.

Can you talk a little bit more about...
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The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And Inspirations

February 20th, 2015 8:05am EST
The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And
Mashup group The Company Men, comprised of Daniel Tatar, Stuart Ambrose, Shawn Perucca and Brian Purcell, first formed in 2011 when they left their respective careers to pursue music. Together, the band combines and mashes up hits from multiple genres, including Motown, rock, pop and today's Top 40 in front of audiences worldwide. I recently caught up with band member Brian Purcell to learn more about the group, their inspirations and their newly released album, #throwbackPOP.

I see that you guys frequently mix old school and contemporary hits. Do you have a favorite mashup that you've don...
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Meet YouTube Singing Sensation Leroy Sanchez

January 28th, 2015 3:20pm EST
Leroy Sanchez
Leroy Sanchez began to sing and play guitar at his home in Spain and has since emerged as one of YouTube's brightest stars, racking up over 48 million YouTube views to date. The singer-songwriter uses the video-sharing website to share his covers of hit songs from artists like Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Usher and Paramore, but also showcases original songs, like his debut single, "By My Side," which was released Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The 23-year-old artist grew up in the countryside of Vitoria, Spain where he self-taught himself to play guitar and sing. His mother used to sing in church and also play...
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Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian

January 19th, 2015 8:42pm EST
Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian
Isabel Adrian is no stranger to the spotlight. The multi-faceted Swedish fashion designer, model, author, actress and music producer has become a household name in the US as a co-star of Bravo's Euros of Hollywood. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Adrian to discuss her life and career, including her background in design, music, and now, the literary world.

Adrian's journey took off at the ripe age of 15 when she began her modeling career. She eventually appeared in runway shows all over the world and graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Elle, Sony and Chic Magazine. After five y...
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Courtney Rau Talks Music And Her Latest Single, 'Looks 2 Good 2B Bad'

December 16th, 2014 5:22am EST
Courtney Rau Talks Music And Her Latest Single, 'Looks 2 Good 2B
Singer Courtney Rau describes her sound, ranging from pop to country to dance, as "somewhere between Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift." At the young age of 16, her eclectic style has proven to be successful as three of her singles ("Shake," "In That Moment" and "Looks 2 Good 2B Bad") found success on the Billboard charts. I recently spoke with Rau about music and her latest single, "Looks 2 Good 2B Bad."

How did you get your start in music?

I've been singing ever since I could remember. I used to sing into my Barbie karaoke machine (laughs) when I was like three or four and I actually took ...
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'The Coast Is Clear' For Country Music Artist Danny Griego

December 9th, 2014 3:58pm EST
Danny Griego
Danny Griego got his unexpected start in music after he was struck by lightning. Literally. In order to rehab his right arm and hand, both paralyzed after the strike, he learned how to play guitar and the rest is history. The Arizona bred, Texas based singer/songwriter has worked with country legends like Hank Cochran, Red Lane and Max D. Barnes and cracked Billboard's Top 10 "Hot Sales" chart twice in 2014 with his single, "The Coast Is Clear," penned by Red Lane and Scotty Emerick. I had the opportunity to chat with Griego to learn more about his background and influences that led to his ...
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