November 2019 Edition
Below Queen & YouTube
Present Three New Fan Music Videos for
‘You Are the Champions’ Campaign
In celebration of “Bohemian Rhapsody” becoming the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on YouTube, Queen and YouTube Music worked together with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records to enlist the bands loyal fans from around the world to help create brand-new, user generated fan music videos for three of the band’s most recognizable tracks: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “A Kind Of Magic” as part of the You Are The Champions initiative.
INTERVIEW WITH Writer, singer and producer, Addie Brik who has released a brand new single on her own Itza Music label. ‘I Know What I Do’ was recorded in London and is the first in a series of monthly digitally releases featuring recently re-discovered archive studio material. The follow up to last years ‘I Have a Doctor Onboard’ album,the new single features Bedouin Ascent’s Kingsuk Biswas and funk artist Menace.
Marth Bean talks to Fran - on the release of her new EP - 'Here Comes The Snowstorm' - Recorded and engineered at home by Martha herself (the versatile musician also played guitar, piano, mandolin and bass, as well as scoring all the string parts), ‘Here Comes the Snowstorm’ has already made an impact in 2019 thanks to two of its tracks – ‘Slipper to a Wedding’ and ‘When I Hold You in My Arms’ – being aired on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6Music show. Co-produced by Martha’s partner Joel Evans (aka Tiny Eyes), who also weighed in on percussion, synths and Wurlitzer piano, the EP features Joe Manger on drums, Rob Rosa (Maniere des Bohémiens) on violin, Mirka Hoppari on viola and Martha’s father John on cello.
Los Angeles, CA--Craft Recordings is proud to announce the launch of its very first podcast, Prestige 70—a limited series that salutes the legacy and spirit of the venerable jazz label Prestige Records. Produced as part of the label’s 70th-anniversary celebrations, Prestige 70 features intimate conversations between acclaimed musicians, composers and producers, and host Scott Goldman—who, as the longtimemoderator of the GRAMMY® Museum Public Programs Series, has interviewed hundreds of iconic figures in music. Through the lens of contemporary artists, Prestige 70 not only looks back at the musicians and recordings that made the label so important but also looks to the future, as a new generation continues the tradition of redefining and pushing the boundaries of jazz.
Photograph Link LIVE REVIEW - Sophie was at The Royal Albert Hall to see 'Snarky Puppy' for Phacemag & didn't really know what to expect! Whilst best-enjoyed by those with the acquired taste, their performance at the Royal Albert Hall certainly showcased an abundance of musical skill, with the majority of the band’s many performers being allowed to shine with spot-lit solo-moments. Furthermore, it was heart-warming to hear the band’s lead, Michael League, talk about their humble beginnings in the UK, being recognised by an English fan for the first time, and how their journey has led them to this moment: performing in one of the UK’s most iconic, beautiful, and treasured venues (with a 5,000 capacity!).
INTERVIEW - Jen North, 17, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire is an up-and-coming acoustic singer/ songwriter who blends the soulful tones of alternative pop, with an indie twist. Quickly becoming an artist with a loyal following, her music ranges from popular covers to individual ballads, each with their own unique twist. Jen has a distinctive sound that will leave listeners hooked. Jen has a great deal of musical heritage - her grandfather was lead guitarist for Tom Jones and an accomplished but long retired successful songwriter and musician who played with the greats of the 60s/70s Elvis, Sammy Davies Jnr and many others.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, the deluxe six-LP set presents the quintet’s marathon sessions for the iconic jazz label, recorded between 1955–56, which resulted in classic albums such as Cookin’, Relaxin’,Workin’, and Steamin’. Plus, the box set offers a bonus LPwith audio from radio and TV appearances by the group. Pressed on 180-gram vinylat RTI, the discs are housed in a collectible 20-page hardcover linen-wrapped portfolio-style book, featuring stunning photographs of Davis and the band, plus in-depth liner notes from esteemed jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.
Tiny Magnetic Pets 'Girl In A White Dress EP’ released (15th Nov 2019) "SO... ...I was flicking through my emails when I saw 'Girl In A White Dress EP' I knew straight away I would like it. I clicked the email & link to listen and guess what? I Love It! How does that work? For me it has a nostalgic quality of course but it's done so charmingly natural did I say I Love It!? If you know me you'll know I'm a fan of Roland Barthes & Death of the Author but that hasn't stopped me putting the track notes in. I wouldn't read them just listen and find your own 'Girl In A White Dress' - Best pp xx"
'Hugh Cornwell' In Conversation With pauliepaul : "Hello Hugh, it’s nice to speak to you again. Time has flown, I went to see you at the O2 Islington after our last chat and really enjoyed it. I thought the show was amazing. The stand out track for me was ‘Always The Sun’ – is that song a favourite, an old friend of yours?"... ... "Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl, Always The Sun, Peaches, No More Heroes, Nice & Sleazy.....sound familiar? All big hits, all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers. He is the hitman and he’s back with a new album ‘Monster’ this Autumn on Sony Music. Expect an opening set of prime solo songs, including picks from ‘Monster’, followed by a storming set of those iconic hits. Brilliant!
(November 8, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Epic Records and Netflix have released a new single and lyric video for “Invisible,” from multi-platinum pop artist Zara Larsson. The video features lush, innovative animation from Klaus, the Netflix animated feature film directed by Sergio Pablos (co-creator of Despicable Me) - “Invisible,” which just earned an HMMA (Hollywood Music In Media Awards) nomination for “Original Song - Animated Film,” was co-written by chart-topping songwriter and activist Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camilla Cabello), Jussi Ilmari Karvinen aka “Jussifer” and Caroline Pennell, produced by Jussifer, and mixed by Tony Maserati. Zara Larsson is signed with TEN/Epic Records.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today (9th Nov 2019) has released “Under The Graveyard,” his first new solo music in almost 10 years. A massive ballad that builds into a searing rocker, it’s the first single from OZZY’s forthcoming album, ORDINARY MAN, due out on Epic Records in early 2020.
Singer-Songwriter AJ Mitchell has released his brand new song “Say It Again” today via Epic Records. With endearing lyrics and an infectious hook, the song has the heartbeat of a true pop anthem. “Say It Again” is premiering now on the cover of Apple Music’s New Music Daily playlist and can be heard across all digital streaming platforms.
Virgin EMI / Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced the release of “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)”, a previously unheard and unreleased song from George Michael. The track, which was recorded during George’s final studio sessions, is his first original material to be shared for seven years. This Is How (We Want You To Get High) - is a funky, upbeat classic, that provides the perfect finale to Last Christmas, a new movie inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham, which is released this week by Universal Pictures.
Sorry we're a bit late with this one, in fact tomorrow ( 3rd NOV ) is the last day to see this remarkable exhibition. We're hoping to talk to Irma Irsara the lovely artist responsible soon - hope you make it! Best pp x
The exhibition ‘Earth is Calling’ by the artist Irma Irsara is dedicated to the current debate on climate change. ‘Earth is Calling’ reflects on the issues through a series of fibre art pulp works, contrasting natural, organic material with man-made plastic fibre. The artist will also present time-lapse and micro time-lapse works of melting ice embedded with natural and man-made items sourced from various locations (including along the Thames foreshore). The accompanying sound was created by musician and soundscape artist Jonathan Lambert.
Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as “Jean-Luc Picard,” which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. Sir Patrick Stewart and additional cast members from the upcoming Amazon Original Star Trek: Picard series will be among the main guests at the 53rdEdition of Lucca Comics & Games.
will be launched in Jordan
“We’re really excited to launch our new album in Jordan. It has always felt like the perfect place for these two special shows.” “We are honoured that Jordan, the land of hospitality, home of Petra and the legendary Wadi Rum was chosen by Coldplay to debut their latest album,” said Majd Shweikeh, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. “A hub for adventure, cultural, historical and faith-based tourism, Jordan is becoming the favourite location of international artists for music, film and festivals.” : Coldplay