Songwriter – Foxos Music http://foxosmusic.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 03:17:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://foxosmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICON-1.png Songwriter – Foxos Music http://foxosmusic.com/ 32 32 Singer and songwriter Avital Shtapura dives into floral escapism for his first music video https://foxosmusic.com/singer-and-songwriter-avital-shtapura-dives-into-floral-escapism-for-his-first-music-video/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 03:17:21 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/singer-and-songwriter-avital-shtapura-dives-into-floral-escapism-for-his-first-music-video/ American cartoonist Avital Shtapura has released his third music album, titled ‘Safe’, along with a colorful new music video for his song ‘Religion’ Surrounded by lush flowers and bursts of color, the music video for “Religion” is a first for emerging freelance songwriter and cartoonist Avital Shtapura. Avital on the floral escape set The eclectic […]]]>

American cartoonist Avital Shtapura has released his third music album, titled ‘Safe’, along with a colorful new music video for his song ‘Religion’

Surrounded by lush flowers and bursts of color, the music video for “Religion” is a first for emerging freelance songwriter and cartoonist Avital Shtapura.

Avital on the floral escape set

The eclectic video was created on his YouTube channel – which normally hosts his 2D and 3D animations – to accompany the release of his third musical album, “Safe”. The video is also a celebration of his legacy; viewers can see Avital incorporate Hopak, a folk dance style pioneered by his father’s tribe, the Zaporozhian Cossacks of Ukraine, and some verses are sung in Polish to honor his mother’s Ukrainian-Polish roots.

“I’ve never paid money to see my song come to life on a set before – and I couldn’t have asked for a better set!” explained an enthusiastic Avital Shtapura. The video was filmed in The Floral Escape in Paramus, an interactive pop-up flower exhibit that opened in April 2021. The elaborate photoshoot started as a seasonal exhibit, but has since grown into a year-round installation at Westfield Garden State Place.

Avital Shtapura, now 22, was born in Israel to Ukrainian parents. After immigrating to the United States, he grew up in Bensonhurst and Fair Lawn, and now lives in a small town near Montville, New Jersey. As a member of the trans and autistic community, he is proud to have over a decade of online presence. Since the age of nine, he has published his cartoons and songs on the Internet.

The release was praised by British pop artist Scott Magnus. “The song itself is catchy and enjoyable, and this video sees Avital bursting with energy, with catchy dance moves complementing the song’s funky beats. It all takes place against a backdrop of vibrant, slightly absurd floral scenes. which give the feeling of being on a beautiful fantasy planet.

Avital attempts a somersault

How was the song itself born? “The idea for the song came, hilariously enough, when REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’ got stuck in my head,” Avital recalled with a laugh. “Before I knew it, I had this brand new song in front of me. I couldn’t help but see it through to the end, all because of that first little melody that I kept stopping no humming.

The ‘Safe’ album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and YouTube Music – and Avital can’t wait to get to work on their next music video.

“It was just such a joy to see my music come to life like this! I’m so glad we had this fun approach and I had so much freedom to do whatever I wanted! I feel like I’ve approached so many different parts of myself – romantic, joyful, childlike – while celebrating life.

To watch “Religion” by Avital Shtapura, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNLTBEzSK5U.

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Police confirm arrest of singer-songwriter Ardhito Pramono for possession of marijuana https://foxosmusic.com/police-confirm-arrest-of-singer-songwriter-ardhito-pramono-for-possession-of-marijuana/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:28:47 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/police-confirm-arrest-of-singer-songwriter-ardhito-pramono-for-possession-of-marijuana/ Indonesian singer-songwriter-turned-actor Ardhito Pramono was arrested today for suspected use and possession of marijuana. West Jakarta Police Chief Ady Wibowo first told reporters that police caught “a public figure, big screen actor, songwriter and singer” with the initials AP , only for Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Zulpan to later confirm that the suspect was Ardhito. […]]]>

Indonesian singer-songwriter-turned-actor Ardhito Pramono was arrested today for suspected use and possession of marijuana.

West Jakarta Police Chief Ady Wibowo first told reporters that police caught “a public figure, big screen actor, songwriter and singer” with the initials AP , only for Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Zulpan to later confirm that the suspect was Ardhito.

Police said Ardhito was apprehended from his home in east Jakarta. Authorities seized an unspecified amount of weed during the raid, while Ardhito’s urine test came back positive for marijuana use.

The 26-year-old pop / jazz artist is still under questioning by authorities, and police have yet to release details of the arrest as the case is still under investigation.

Ardhito’s arrest comes just a month after that of actor Rizky Nazar, who was arrested in mid-December also for alleged use and possession of weed.

The news of Ardhito’s arrest shocked fans across Indonesia, putting his name in the hot topics on Twitter since this afternoon. Ardhito has become famous in recent years thanks to his easy-to-listen hits such as bitter love, and he recently tried to act through Nanti Kita Cerita Tentang Hari Ini (English title: One Day Well Talk About Today) in 2020 and its fallout, Kale’s story: when someone is in love and Dinda’s Story: Second Chance of Happiness Last year.

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Ed Sheeran doesn’t need a BRIT Award to prove he’s a good songwriter – Music News https://foxosmusic.com/ed-sheeran-doesnt-need-a-brit-award-to-prove-hes-a-good-songwriter-music-news/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:16:40 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/ed-sheeran-doesnt-need-a-brit-award-to-prove-hes-a-good-songwriter-music-news/ Ed Sheeran insists he doesn’t need a BRIT Award to prove he’s a good songwriter. The 30-year-old megastar has won multiple BRITs over the years and will face Adele in this year’s ceremony at the O2 in London on February 8. Ahead of the awards show next month, hitmaker “Perfect” – whose nominations include Album […]]]>

Ed Sheeran insists he doesn’t need a BRIT Award to prove he’s a good songwriter.

The 30-year-old megastar has won multiple BRITs over the years and will face Adele in this year’s ceremony at the O2 in London on February 8.

Ahead of the awards show next month, hitmaker “Perfect” – whose nominations include Album of the Year for “=”, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Bad Habits” and the award for best pop / R & B – insisted that while it was “super nice” when he won, it wouldn’t matter if he lost because that doesn’t mean he “did a rotten song “.

According to the Daily Star’s Wired column, Ed said, “The BRIT Awards were all my year was up for: release an album, make a single, then we go to the BRIT Awards and see if we can win.

“‘Shape of You’ was the best-selling song in England that year and she didn’t get it.

“So I’m really in the mindset that I’m going to keep making music that I love and every once in a while when things go like that it’s super cool and I’m in it. super happy, but if i lose i’m cool.

“If I win it’s wonderful, but what I’m saying is if I lost I wouldn’t think, ‘I made a bad song.'”

Meanwhile, Ed recently criticized the US awards shows, saying they were filled with “hate” and had an “uncomfortable atmosphere.”

The singer made the comments after his performance of his song “Shivers” at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.

He said: “The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone and it’s a pretty uncomfortable atmosphere.”

The ‘Castle on the Hill’ hitmaker was nominated for four VMAs, but won none and went on to relate the pressure artists feel to win when surrounded by their management team.

He added: “All the artists are lovely people, but they’re like surrounded by people who want them to win too, so it’s one artist surrounded by ten people and another artist surrounded by ten people and all the world sort of gives itself. the side eye. “

The multi-million-selling pop star also quickly noted that the “horrible atmosphere” is a trend mostly exclusive to American awards shows, as opposed to those in her native UK.

He said, “It has nothing to do with MTV or the show, it’s all the other awards shows. [too.] Billboards, Grammys, AMA. It’s just that a lot of people want other people to fail and I don’t like that.

“In England our awards show is like everyone gets drunk and nobody really cares who wins or loses, it’s just kind of a good night out.”

Ed completed his comments by saying that it is not just him who feels this way about ceremonies in the United States.

He said: “People have the same feeling as I do at these awards shows.

“I’ve talked to people and they say, ‘I just felt really depressed afterwards.’ The atmosphere is just not pleasant. It’s a really, really horrible atmosphere to be in there. I always leave sad and I don’t like it.


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Marilyn Bergman, half of Oscar-winning songwriter duo, dies at 93 https://foxosmusic.com/marilyn-bergman-half-of-oscar-winning-songwriter-duo-dies-at-93/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:45:29 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/marilyn-bergman-half-of-oscar-winning-songwriter-duo-dies-at-93/ Marilyn Bergman, who along with her husband, Alan Bergman, gave the world memorable sayings about “the misty watercolor memories” and “the windmills of your mind” and won three Oscars, died on Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 93 years old. A spokesperson, Ken Sunshine, said the cause was respiratory failure. The Bergmans […]]]>

Marilyn Bergman, who along with her husband, Alan Bergman, gave the world memorable sayings about “the misty watercolor memories” and “the windmills of your mind” and won three Oscars, died on Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 93 years old.

A spokesperson, Ken Sunshine, said the cause was respiratory failure.

The Bergmans lyrics, set to music by composers like Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand, were not everywhere, but sometimes it seemed to be. For many years, their lyrics have also been heard weekly in the opening credits of hit TV shows like “Maude”, “Good Times” and “Alice”.

The Bergmans and Mr. Hamlisch won the Oscar for Best Song in 1974 for “The Way We Were”, from the romance of the same name Robert Redford-Barbra Streisand. (This film’s score album also won the Bergmans their only Grammy Award.) Their other Best Song winner, “The Windmills of Your Mind” (“Like a Circle in a Circle / Like a Wheel in a wheel “), was written with Mr. Legrand for the 1968 film” The Thomas Crown Affair “. Their third Oscar was for the music for Ms. Streisand’s 1983 film “Yentl”, also written with Mr. Legrand.

Apart from the Oscar winners, their other popular songs included the title track from Frank Sinatra’s album “Nice ‘n’ Easy”, written with songwriter Lew Spence; the poignant ballad “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life” from the 1969 film “The Happy Ending”, with music by M. Legrand; and “Where Do You Start?”, written with Johnny Mandel and covered by artists like Tony Bennett, Michael Feinstein and Ms. Streisand.

Ms. Streisand released an album of the Bergman songs, “What Matters Most”, in 2011. The compilation “Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman” was released in 2019.

Television was also an important part of the Bergmans career. They won three Emmy Awards: for music for the 1976 TV movie “Sybil”, written with Leonard Rosenman; the song “Ordinary Miracles”, written with Mr. Hamlisch and performed by Ms. Streisand at a special concert in 1995; and “A Ticket to Dream,” another collaboration with Hamlisch, written for the American Film Institute’s “100 Years… 100 Movies” special in 1998.

But their words were probably heard much more often by viewers of popular late-twentieth-century television series. They wrote the lyrics for the bouncy themed songs from the hit sitcoms “Maude”, “Alice” and “Good Times”, as well as the themes for the nostalgic comedy series “Brooklyn Bridge” and the drama series “In the Heat. of the Nuit. “Their hit” You Don’t Bring Me Flowers “, best known as a duet by Neil Diamond and Mrs. Streisand, was originally written for Norman Lear’s short-lived series” All That Glitters “.

Early in her career, Ms. Bergman was one of the few women in songwriting. In an interview with NPR in 2007, she recalled attending meetings of the performing rights organization ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) where the only women “would be me.” and many widows of songwriters who represented their husbands. ” areas “. She was the first woman to chair ASCAP, a position she held from 1994 to 2009.

Marilyn Katz was born on November 10, 1928, in the same Brooklyn hospital where Alan Bergman was born four years earlier. Daughter of Edith (Arkin) and Albert Katz, she attended Manhattan High School of Music and Art, now LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

A school friend introduced him to an uncle, Bob Russell, who wrote the lyrics to the Duke Ellington hit “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and would later write the lyrics to “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. “. Marilyn regularly went home after school to play the piano for him while he wrote.

By the time she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English from New York University, she had put aside ideas for a musical career and planned to become a psychologist. But a fatal accident sent her back to the arts.

In 1956, she fell down a staircase and broke her shoulder. Seeking help during her recovery, she flew to Los Angeles to stay with her parents, who had moved there. Mr. Russell too, and when she looked for him he suggested that she compose songs herself. Unable to play the piano due to her injury, she recalls many years later, she couldn’t compose and therefore decided to write lyrics instead.

Working under the name Marilyn Keith, she accepted a job with Mr. Spence, who also worked with Alan Bergman. Mr. Spence introduced the two and their musical partnership began immediately. They married two years later.

Asked in 2010 on the “CBS News Sunday Morning” TV show about how she and Mr. Bergman managed to work together while remaining married, she replied, “The way porcupines make love. Carefully.”

Ms Bergman’s husband survives her, as does their daughter, Julie Bergman and a granddaughter

In a 2002 interview with American Songwriter magazine, Ms. Bergman defined the difference between an amateur and professional songwriter as “the ability to rewrite” and “not having fallen so much in love with what you have written that you cannot. not find a better way, “

The Bergmans were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980 and jointly received a Trustees Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2013.

Although best known for their work in film and television, the Bergmans tried to write for the Broadway stage, although they did not have much success. “Something More! “, With Barbara Cook and Arthur Hill, for which they wrote the lyrics and Sammy Fain wrote the music, lasted less than two weeks in 1964. They did better, but not by much, in 1978 with” Ballroom ”, an adaptation of the 1975 TV movie“ Queen of the Stardust Ballroom ”with music by Billy Goldenberg. Although it was produced and directed by Michael Bennett, whose previous Broadway show was the hit monster “A Chorus Line,” “Ballroom” closed after three months.

“Our experiences in theater and film,” Ms. Bergman told The New York Times in 1982, “have shown us that the two require entirely different types of writing.” And movies have always been the couple’s first love.

“We found that we had to be more abstract when writing for a movie,” she said, “because the movie really speaks more to the preconscious part of the brain, the part of us that dreams. “


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Jesse Frasure topped country songwriter for the first time https://foxosmusic.com/jesse-frasure-topped-country-songwriter-for-the-first-time/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 20:37:30 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/jesse-frasure-topped-country-songwriter-for-the-first-time/ Jesse Frasure conducts Billboard(as of Jan. 8) for the first time on Country Songwriting Credits, thanks to four songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart. Michael Ray’s “Whiskey and Rain,” which Frasure co-wrote with Josh Thompson, tops its charts at No. 6 with 24.9 million radio audience impressions, 5.3 million US streams. United […]]]>

Jesse Frasure conducts Billboard(as of Jan. 8) for the first time on Country Songwriting Credits, thanks to four songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart.

Michael Ray’s “Whiskey and Rain,” which Frasure co-wrote with Josh Thompson, tops its charts at No. 6 with 24.9 million radio audience impressions, 5.3 million US streams. United and 1,300 downloads sold during the follow-up week of Dec. 24-30, according to MRC data. He also holds his No. 2 on Country Airplay.

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Here’s a look at all four of Frasure’s songwriting credits on the latest Hot Country Songs chart:

Rank, artist billing, title (co-composers in addition to Frasure)
No. 6, Michael Ray, “Whiskey and Rain” (Josh Thompson)
No. 8, Kane Brown, “One Mississippi” (Kane Brown, Levon Gray, Ernest Keith Smith)
N ° 25, Miranda Lambert, “If I were a cowboy” (Miranda Lambert)
No. 31, Thomas Rhett, “Slow Down Summer” (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Sean Douglas, Ashley Gorley)

Frasure got his first Hot Country Songs writing credit in 2014: Florida Georgia Line’s No. 3 “Sun Daze”. Since then he has increased his total to 19 Top 10 Hot Country Songs as a writer, including two No. 1s: “One Thing Right” by Marshmello and Kane Brown in 2019, and “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas. Rhett in 2021.

On Country Airplay, Frasure scored 12 # 1 as a writer, most recently with “What’s Your Country Song”.

As a producer, Frasure landed 10 # 1 on Country Airplay and two on Hot Country Songs.

In the latest Country Producers chart, Zach Crowell marks a sixth week at No.1, thanks to a pair of production credits on Hot Country Songs: “Thinking ‘Bout You” by Dustin Lynch with Lauren Alaina / MacKenzie Porter, at No 2, and Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson’s duo “Never Say Never,” at number 26. Crowell is the only producer credited on both tracks. He becomes the fourth talent to spend at least six weeks at the top of Country Producers, after Joey Moi (49), Dann Huff (46) and Jay Joyce (16), dating from the creation of the charts in June 2019.

The Country Songwriters and Country Producers Weekly Rankings are based on the total points accumulated by a Songwriter and Producer, respectively, for each assigned song that appears in the Hot Country Songs Rankings. Like with BillboardIn annual recaps, multiple writers or producers split the points for each song evenly (and splitting the points will result in occasional ties in the ratings).

Full Country Songwriter and Country Producer ratings, in addition to all general and genre ratings, are available on Billboard.com.


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As Spotify continues to fight to cut songwriters’ pay, top lawyer Horacio Gutierrez quits for Disney https://foxosmusic.com/as-spotify-continues-to-fight-to-cut-songwriters-pay-top-lawyer-horacio-gutierrez-quits-for-disney/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:37:51 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/as-spotify-continues-to-fight-to-cut-songwriters-pay-top-lawyer-horacio-gutierrez-quits-for-disney/ Spotify’s Horacio Gutierrez has become a well-known figure in the music industry – whether he sits facing record companies during license negotiations, argues with music publishers over mechanical royalty rates, or act as the leader in SPOT’s legal attack on Apple on the latter company’s application. store fees. But now, after nearly six years at […]]]>

Spotify’s Horacio Gutierrez has become a well-known figure in the music industry – whether he sits facing record companies during license negotiations, argues with music publishers over mechanical royalty rates, or act as the leader in SPOT’s legal attack on Apple on the latter company’s application. store fees.

But now, after nearly six years at Spotify, Gutierrez is stepping down from his role as Director of Global Affairs and General Counsel of SPOT to a senior position at The Walt Disney Company.

Gutierrez has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Disney. His appointment is effective February 1, 2022 and he will report directly to Disney CEO Bob Chapek.

Gutierrez will succeed longtime Disney veteran Alan Braverman who, as announced in July, is retiring after nearly two decades as General Counsel.

“Horacio is an incredibly skilled lawyer and dynamic leader who comes to Disney with 35 years of legal experience in markets around the world. Having spent more than two decades working for leading technology companies, he has a deep understanding of the complex legal issues that accompany technological disruptions and rapid changes in the industry, ”said Chapek. “Horacio is a key addition to my leadership team, and I look forward to working with him as he builds on Alan’s exceptional legacy as the head of our unprecedented legal organization. “

Gutierrez commented, “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the global Disney legal organization, to work with Bob Chapek and his management team, and to contribute to one of the most admired and most successful companies. appreciated in the world because it draws on its many strengths. and transforms for the future.

“It is a special honor for me to succeed Alan Braverman, an iconic figure in the legal profession, who over the past two decades has created one of the world’s largest and most admired legal departments. “

Gutierrez is leaving Spotify amid the streamer’s ongoing appeal for an increase in the streaming royalty rate for songwriters and publishers in the United States.

In January 2018, songwriters in the United States scored a major victory when the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruled that royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses would increase to 44% in the market in Canada. during the five years between 2018 and 2022.

The decision called for a significant increase in the overall percentage of revenue paid to songwriters – from 10.5% at 15.1% in the five years between 2018 and 2022 – which would mark the largest rate increase in CRB history.

However, Spotify and other companies, including Amazon and Google / Alphabet, subsequently appealed, in a process that is still ongoing.

On January 1 (2022), National Music Publishers’ Association CEO David Israelite wrote on social media: “Today is supposed to be the day music streaming services like Spotify [and] Amazon Music begins paying songwriters 15.1% of their earnings in accordance with the 2018 court ruling granting songwriters their first pay raise in a generation.

“This is not happening because these tech giants are ALWAYS in court trying to deny this late pay raise.”

Obviously, they will now be in court minus Horacio Gutierrez.



Meanwhile, in October (2021), Spotify offered new mechanical royalty rates in the United States for the final five-year period between 2023 and 2027.

In a new dossier with the CRB, Spotify proposed that songwriters and publishers receive 10.5% relevant revenue from a streaming service over the period 2023 – 2027.

That’s almost half of what the National Music Publishers’ Association offers.


For the past two years, Horacio Gutierrez has served as Head of Global Affairs and General Counsel of Spotify, leading a global team of professionals in business, corporate communications and public affairs, government relations, licensing, operations. and the law responsible for the work of the company. in areas such as industry relations, content partnerships and public policy.

Gutierrez was previously General Counsel and Vice President of Commercial and Legal Affairs at Spotify from 2016 to 2019.

Prior to joining Spotify, Gutierrez was Corporate Vice President and General Counsel of Microsoft, overseeing the company’s legal affairs around the world, including full lifecycle support of Microsoft’s products and services, from research and development in business development, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, legal compliance and cybercrime prevention activities.

He first joined Microsoft in 1998 as a corporate lawyer, LATAM, and held a number of increasingly senior roles in the legal department during his 17 years with the company.

In 2020, Spotify hired former HBO legal director Eve Konstan as general counsel reporting to Gutierrez.Music trade around the world


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Staff of US songwriters look at new release trends for 2022 https://foxosmusic.com/staff-of-us-songwriters-look-at-new-release-trends-for-2022/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 14:43:57 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/staff-of-us-songwriters-look-at-new-release-trends-for-2022/ Well it’s officially 2022. We made it last year and if you’re like us you’re ready for a new calendar and 12 months of great music – music to help you celebrate, music to help you celebrate, music to help you celebrate. help you remember those important moments in your life, and even music to […]]]>

Well it’s officially 2022. We made it last year and if you’re like us you’re ready for a new calendar and 12 months of great music – music to help you celebrate, music to help you celebrate, music to help you celebrate. help you remember those important moments in your life, and even music to share with family and friends near and far.

As you’ll see below, there are a number of new releases, tours, and trends that American Songwriter is excited about that will kick off the year. And to explore them, we thought a “panel discussion” of American songwriters would be useful to help sift through what’s to come in January and beyond. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

Jacob Utti: Tina, are there a couple of releases that you specifically have an eye for this month and into 2022?

Tina Eves: Absoutely! It’s hard to pick one or two, so I’m going to pick three. There’s really no shortage of new music in January with Elvis Costello’s 32nd album The boy named if (Jan 14), Band of horses with Things are going well (released January 21), and Urge Overkill is back (finally!) with Yes (January 28), but February can’t come sooner for Johnny Marr’s next film Dreams of fever, Pts. 1-4. Recorded at his Crazy Face Factory in Manchester, England, the former Smiths guitarist released four sets of the 16-track double album ahead of its official release on February 28, his first new music since his third solo album. Call the comet in 2018. Somehow, Marr still knows how to capture the sounds I gravitated to as a teenager and meet me where I am now.

“There’s a set of influences and a really broad sound that I’ve developed, really since I left the Smiths until now, and I hear it in this album,” Marr said of the song. ‘album. “There are so many pieces of music in it. We didn’t do it consciously, but I think I have a sound vocabulary. And I am very satisfied to have been able to exploit it.

And there is more… Marr. Check out his recent performance of The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now”, straight from his “Factory”.

Jack White didn’t back down from a double album either. He just decided to split his in half. (Question: Where does the man find the time?) Not only has he started a multimedia art and design business — Jack White Art & Design in 2020, showcasing his 20+ years work and talent across multiple disciplines, including furniture and upholstery design — he opened Third Man Upholstery in Detroit in 1996 — as well as graphic design, sculpture, interior and industrial design, sculpture, instruments and hardware, film and, of course, vinyl concepts, but he found the time to write and record two new albums. His first album in four years since Scope of the pension, White is set to release the first part Fear of dawn April 8 and continue with Enter living paradise July 22. If his debut single “Taking Me Back” – of course White also plays all of the instruments in the video – is any indication of the music to come on those albums, we’re expecting classic rock White ahead.

We already have so many locked release dates from Spring to Summer 2022, including the upcoming Tears For Fears. The tipping point (released February 22), the first album by the duo (Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) in 17 years. Their second single “No Small Thing” is one of the most moving musical and visual pieces – watch the video, inspired by Koyaanisqatsi, the 1982 non-narrative experimental film by Godfrey Reggio that examines the separation between humanity and nature – I have seen and heard for some time. Lose yourself in “No Small Thing”.

Catherine, what are you looking forward to in 2022? Are there any releases or trends that you notice that you see developing as we move into the New Year?

Catherine Walthall: You know, I knew this question was going to come up, and it’s still hard to pick just a few!

But I’ve always been a fan of The Lumineers, so I’m looking forward to their next album Bright side, which is slated for release on January 14. Indie rock band Alt-J also has an upcoming release, and from that point on, this record will be released in February. The two groups are set to release their fourth studio album, so it will be interesting to see where they take their respective sounds after seeing the proverbial rodeo a few times before.

Rihanna is also thought of, although she hasn’t officially announced a record-breaking release date. She told the paparazzi that new music is coming “soon,” and after a six-year hiatus, I’m excited to see what Rihanna looks like in the 2020s.

Coming to the second part of your question Tina, which is really interesting to consider, I have a few trends that I think are going to take over the music industry in 2022.

First of all, I can’t help but think about the huge influence short videos have on the music world. Last year, TikTok proved to be another of the social media giants with enough cultural appeal to influence the entire music ecosystem. On a more granular level, TikTok’s audio trends are also changing artists’ careers (just check out GAYLE’s “abcedfu” for an example).

Now YouTube has joined the shortcut video movement with “YouTube Shorts” (that’s how Ed Sheeran presented his latest album, =). In 2022, I think this style of video will only grow in size and maybe force streaming platforms to respond.

Another trend that looks likely to spread in 2022 is the popularity of the K-Pop genre. After seven-member boy band BTS swept the American Music Awards, their international popularity officially solidified. (Although the release of “Butter” and the “My Universe” collaboration with Coldplay has already propelled them to stardom.) The music industry seems to be only slightly behind the cinematic universe with this release. trending – the South Korean movie of 2019 Parasite won four Oscars in 2020 and the increasingly popular TV series Squid game is currently Netflix’s most watched series.

Now I’m curious to hear what Jake thinks about this New Year.

Jake, what are you looking forward to the most this year in the music business? What do you think will happen this year that didn’t happen last year?

Jake Utti: Wow, what a list all of you! Good work. I am also looking forward to the Lumineers, Band of Horses and alt-J. For those reading here, there may be some interviews going on, so watch out for those hitting AmericanSongwriter.com.

As for your questions Catherine, I can’t wait to discover new songs that are just super moving. The artists I loved last year were Natalie Bergman, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Allison Russell, Valerie June, Rhiannon Giddens, Sufjan Stevens. The list goes on. And I had no idea I’d fall in love with any of them until I got to know them in real time. What a joy it is. So somehow I don’t even know what I’m looking forward to.

Catherine, I think you’re right to keep an eye on BTS. What will these seven artists bring next and how will the world react? I’m also thinking of a potential new Missy Elliott album that she’s teasing. Jack White too, Tina, that’s a great call. And maybe even a personal favorite, Fishbone. I can’t wait for these. I wonder how his sound will continue to evolve.

I’m also curious if the livestream will return to our lives. Starting with more COVID variants and people canceling shows with “an abundance of caution”, will we find ourselves diving into more prerecorded sets like Billy Strings or even giant bands like Pearl Jam and others? I liked the livestreams, but I’m a hermit!

And we didn’t even talk about the elephant in the room: the NFTs.

But let’s continue this conversation. Tina, is there a tour in 2022 that you would love to do if you could wave your magic wand?

Tina Eves: The treatment. The last time I saw them was in 2018 when I flew to London for their 40th anniversary show in Hyde Park. Of course, Robert Smith et co. took to the stage as the sun (a rarity in these regions) was setting. It was a magical evening. Fortunately, I don’t have to wave a wand to see them again. The band just revealed their European tour dates, starting in fall 2022, and a few North American gigs (hopefully) will follow soon.

I’m also set to see The Afghan Whigs and Placebo, both of which have new music on their way to ’22. By spring, I hope to ignite my post-punk heart at the Cruel World Fest, May 14-15, in Los Angeles.

If the current state of COVID is under control and all tours / shows are going as planned (and rescheduled), I would also like to see the following in 2022, which do not have a particular rank:

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Johnny Marr with the killers
lie to protect
Elton john
Alice cooper
Bauhaus
Tenacious D
the toads
Craving for exaggeration
Iron maiden
Eddie Vedder
Tears for fears
Modern English
Adele
Cat power

Well I can easily continue here, but you get the idea …

More live music (and fewer postponements and cancellations) in 2022.

You both love The Lumineers, and it looks like they already have tour dates starting February 2022. Are there any shows, or one tour in particular, that you are excited about in 2022?

Catherine: I have my eye on a few tours for this year including Elton John and Adele, good choices, Tina! Especially after watching Adele Only one night performance and TV special, I am more certain that she is one of the best artists in the business today.

I would also like to see Kacey Musgraves, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters in concert. Also, The Weeknd recently rescheduled their tour dates, so I’d love to see where they are touring this year once that is announced. Looks like we’re going to be pretty busy this year. Maybe we should all meet up at the Lumineers concert and compare the tour notes.

Jake, what are we forgetting to discuss regarding the music industry in 2022?

Jacques: I think we got a good amount. Congratulations to everybody !

I’m also interested in seeing how the Grammys go. My fingers are crossed for Valerie June, Allison Russell, and a number of other people. Oh, and COVID must be bothering Jupiter or Mars or something. Get out of the ground. Other than that, I’m grateful for what we heard in 2021 and pretty excited about the offers in 2022.

Let’s all come back in a few months and start over! Until there!

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Australian / American singer-songwriter Chad Wilkins announces release of new single, “Say Yes” https://foxosmusic.com/australian-american-singer-songwriter-chad-wilkins-announces-release-of-new-single-say-yes/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 20:16:35 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/australian-american-singer-songwriter-chad-wilkins-announces-release-of-new-single-say-yes/ “Chad Wilkins – ‘Say yes'” Talented singer-songwriter Chad Wilkins releases new single titled “Say Yes” as he seeks to inspire listeners to say blessings into existence Chad Wilkins seeks to inspire millions of people around the world to “Say Yes” to all the goodness that life has to offer as he releases a new single […]]]>

“Chad Wilkins – ‘Say yes'”

Talented singer-songwriter Chad Wilkins releases new single titled “Say Yes” as he seeks to inspire listeners to say blessings into existence

Chad Wilkins seeks to inspire millions of people around the world to “Say Yes” to all the goodness that life has to offer as he releases a new single on December 31, 2021. The song’s release is particularly timely, as the world bids Goodbye 2021 amid the uncertainties of the New Year.

“I wrote this song as a hymn of existential and experiential ‘YES’ to all of life – facing life head on, open to receive all the blessings of existence. Although it is quite a long song (a lot travel with many movements), it has become one of my most requested songs live and often evokes tears. May your heart find its own expression here, “said Chad Wilkins.

Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins has built a reputation for his unique style which includes punchy lyrics, powerful vocals and a fusion of different genres to create folk hymns preaching love, gratitude and a vibrant life. He continued this tradition with the release of Say Yes, as he seeks to touch more lives around the world and inspire his listeners to be better people.

Chad Wilkins rose to popularity for his electrifying performances and spontaneity, whether with the band or solo, guiding his listeners through an immersive journey. Some of the songs that have marked the multi-faceted artist include Live Love, I Am A Child, Shalom Shalom, and Sing For The Earth.

Say Yes will be available on all major streaming platforms for conscious music lovers around the world.

For more information on Say Yes and other works by Chad Wilkins, visit – https://chadwilkinsmusic.com/. Chad Wilkins can also be found on various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Young singer-songwriter Sofia Nunzia aims to redefine the triple threat https://foxosmusic.com/young-singer-songwriter-sofia-nunzia-aims-to-redefine-the-triple-threat/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:45:00 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/young-singer-songwriter-sofia-nunzia-aims-to-redefine-the-triple-threat/ Teenage singer-songwriter Sofia Nunzia performs in a solo concert in December 2021 at the Tipping Chair Tavern in Southington, CT Scholarship winner releases single recorded in Nashville on January 7, 2022 People often assume that if you’re a singer, you can’t be good at other things. I create my own definition of the triple threat, […]]]>

Teenage singer-songwriter Sofia Nunzia performs in a solo concert in December 2021 at the Tipping Chair Tavern in Southington, CT

Scholarship winner releases single recorded in Nashville on January 7, 2022

People often assume that if you’re a singer, you can’t be good at other things. I create my own definition of the triple threat, combining academics, singing, and songwriting.

– Sofia Nunzia

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Sofia Nunzia is used to the puzzled looks she receives when she describes herself as an aspiring “singer-scientist”. A 15-year-old high school student Nunzia attends a prestigious New England boarding school on a full academic scholarship. Despite the demands of her rigorous classes, she also balances her time with writing new music, booking and performing solo acoustic shows, and travels to Nashville for recording and mentoring sessions.

“I played in a lot of musicals,” says Nunzia, who was cast for her first role as Molly in the musical Annie at age 6. “In the world of musical theater, you are considered a ‘triple threat’ if you can sing, dance and act. No one talks about what the equivalent would be to other musicians, and people often assume that if you’re a singer, you can’t be good at other things. I create my own definition of the triple threat, combining academics, singing, and songwriting. My goals are to write and record successful music and one day make an impact in science.

Following the success of her first single, Do or Die, Nunzia is set to release a new single, That Girl is Perfect, on January 7, 2022, on all major music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and iTunes. The song was produced by Adam Ollendorff at Little Richardson Studio in Nashville and stars several music industry veterans. Ollendorff, who has toured and recorded with major record label artists including Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood, brings his steel pedal guitar expertise to the track. Tim Lauer, best known for his role as executive music producer for the Nashville TV show, is featured on keyboard and organ. Other musicians on the track include Fred Eltringham, 2018 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Drummer of the Year, bassist Adam Keafer and background singer Kristen Rogers.

About Sofia Nunzia

Sofia Nunzia is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter who lived in North Carolina for most of her life before moving to New England. Unique among young songwriters, his musical style can be described as “nostalgic country music”, with influences from 1990’s country music and classic Motown. Visit SofiaNunzia.com to learn more about Sofia Nunzia, including links to social media accounts and live performance videos.

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‘In the Ghetto’ songwriter wished the king of rock and roll would sing part of this iconic song differently https://foxosmusic.com/in-the-ghetto-songwriter-wished-the-king-of-rock-and-roll-would-sing-part-of-this-iconic-song-differently/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 17:05:50 +0000 https://foxosmusic.com/in-the-ghetto-songwriter-wished-the-king-of-rock-and-roll-would-sing-part-of-this-iconic-song-differently/ One of Elvis Presley’s most powerful songs was 1969’s “In the Ghetto”. Written by the late Mac Davis, the song was Presley’s first to reach the top 10 in over four years. It would eventually peak at No. 3 and spend five weeks in the upper levels of the Top 10. However, while he was […]]]>

One of Elvis Presley’s most powerful songs was 1969’s “In the Ghetto”. Written by the late Mac Davis, the song was Presley’s first to reach the top 10 in over four years. It would eventually peak at No. 3 and spend five weeks in the upper levels of the Top 10. However, while he was more than happy with the recorded version of the song, there was a part of the dynamic song that Davis wanted. The King of Rock and roll would have sung differently. ‘

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What inspired Mac Davis to write “In the Ghetto”?

According to The Tennessean, Davis was inspired to write the heartbreaking song in his twenties.


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