ArtistPR Voted Top 10 Music PR Firms By 10BestPR For The 4th Year In A Row

ArtistPR“Artists and industry watchers should expect ArtistPR to continue garnering awards. ” — 10BestPR
 

Los Angeles, California – July 27, 2019 – ArtistPR’s standout performance with press releases and artist biographies garnered them a 2019 nomination for Top 10 music PR firms by 10BestPR, and they are proud to announce they’ve made the list for the fourth consecutive year.

10BestPR.com created its own algorithmic application to rate and review PR firms. Their proprietary Analytic Review Algorithm looks at a number of different factors to rank the Top 10 PR firms in different categories. ArtistPR has held a spot in the Top 10 for the Music PR category since 2015.

Over the years ArtistPR has worked with thousands of independent musicians who have utilized their marketing resources, which include DIY courses as well as Done-For-You services such as professional artist biography writing, professional press release writing and distribution to premium news outlets, featured music review placements via blogger outreach and music mastering. Many artists appreciate the quality work and the quick turnaround time.

“…appreciate the thoroughness of including everything.”
— Lukaijah

“Thanks so much for rewriting my bio in such impressive and captivating way. I am really pleased with your work.”
— Andrea Bazzechi

“It’s perfect. I greatly appreciate it.”
— Anthony Martin

10bestprArtistPR has been putting independent musicians first since 2005 with a wealth of marketing resources. Decades of music industry experience have musicians and bands captivated by the treasure trove of information and resources to help them take their music careers to new heights.

ArtistPR plans to make it five years in a row with their new Site Builder product. With indie artists always in mind, they created one of the most user-friendly website builders geared towards musicians. ArtistPR wanted to ensure building a music marketing funnel was not something that would take much of an artist’s time and leave them overwhelmed.

The new Site Builder will not only allow musicians to create a basic website but will help them grow their business as it includes an automated music marketing funnel and ready-made eCommerce store. “For musicians who don’t want to do it themselves, we will build their funnel and website and this service is included for free as part of our membership program,” a company spokesperson noted, adding that either way, musicians will end up with a professional-looking website along with an easy to use and automated marketing funnel.

To get started with ArtistPR, please visit https://lp.artistpr.com/get-started/.

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About ArtistPR:

Founded in 2005, ArtistPR works with some of the most talented music journalists, published authors, and accredited public relations professionals to promote indie artists to thousands of music magazines and blogs, press, media, radio stations, record labels and more. Their mission is to provide independent musicians with the best marketing resources and services that will empower them to grow their fan base and sales so that they can make the world a happier place by making more music.

Source: ArtistPR Press Releases

Montaz Reps Philly Down South with a Pair of Solid Mixtapes

Da Underground and Behind Enemy Lines Out Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Suwanee, Georgia – July 16, 2019 – While he may live in the south now, Montaz comes through with a sound that represents not only his Philly roots but his wide array of influences growing up from Big L to Smooth Da Hustle to Wutang to Eminem. All of that and then some went into making not one, but two new mixtapes available now; Da Underground and Behind Enemy Lines.

Da Underground and Behind Enemy Lines boast confidence and charisma on a cascade of tracks that showcase exactly the type of emcee Montaz is. Songs like “Fuck Ya’ll” and “Fuck Everyone” off Da Underground reflect Montaz’s anguish while Behind Enemy Lines“Bandwagon” and “Lyrical Exhibition” explore his way with words and artistry.

A fan of hip hop since he was in diapers, Montaz grew up loving the genre more than anything. As he moved from one side of Philly to another and eventually down to Georgia, hip hop was always his way of escaping reality when times got tough. At 19 he finally decided that instead of just taking it in, he’d create his own with hopes that one day his music would be the solace of another.

Montaz is currently busy promoting Da Underground and Behind Enemy Lines, while simultaneously working on his debut, D.A.M.N., which features the lead single “Horror English.” Those interested in adding Montaz’s music to their playlists, reviewing it for their site, or interviewing him can reach out via the information provided below.

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About:
Montaz is a Philly born emcee who now resides down south. To date, he has two newly released mixtapes and has his debut album on the way.

Contact:
Montaz
Lamonte Harvey
montaz252@gmail.com

Links:
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/_montaz_
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_montaz_
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/montaz94
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsHxOijFmZ3zYzXYoIud6g
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0euPvM3HESk0r9M0D7ob9Z
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/montaz/277058422

Source: ArtistPR Press Releases

6est7 – 6ROKEN

“Music makes me happy!! Like I don’t know what it is about it but it makes me move. I just love a great song and awesome vibes” – 6est7 

The inspiration for 6est7 ‘s new album “6ROKEN” has to do with everything and everybody around him. If you are a fan of legendary musicians such as The Weeknd, Drake and others like them, this album is a must have for your Hip-Hop collection. The vibes he gives off is nothing like what I hear today.

“For some reason music allows me to say what I want but just with a beat behind it!”, says 6est7. He views this album as the avenue that gives him the freedom to express what he really wants. Those of us who are working all day from 7-7 and have to keep a closed mouth (no profanity) can surely relate.

In case you were wondering about the artist’s unique name… It is actually his last name which is “Best”. He turned the “B” in best to a “6” and added “7” at the end. “Everything I do I just gotta do it different or if not different… special.”

Buy the album 6ROKEN here or connect with @6est7 on Instagram.

 

 

Source: ArtistPR Music Reviews

Victor Pedro – Call Me I Need Ya’

“Call Me I Need Ya” is the latest single from Nigerian born R&B/Afrobeat performer Victor Pedro. Pedro, now based out of South Africa, has chased musical fame and self expression since his pre-teen years and has already experienced real success in his professional career, but the latest single promises to elevate his global profile like nothing else preceding it. The latest single benefits from five star production strengths and a sound far from confined to the African continent – “Call Me I Need Ya” has a sound sure to play with the same effectiveness in the clubs of Johannesburg as it will in New York City, Paris, or London. It is, likewise, a laser focused effort lacking even an ounce of fat to drag down its impact for listeners. The track goes only a few seconds past the three and a half minute mark but, yet, doesn’t even seem to go that long. Instead, Pedro comes off as a performer intent on entertaining audiences from the outset and does so with immense skill.

DEEZER: https://www.deezer.com/en/album/91036222

I’m particularly taken with the lyrics. A lot of R&B songs, in my experience, avoid sensitivity unless they are outright love songs, but you don’t find it here with “Call Me I Need Ya”. Despite Pedro needing the subject of the songwriting, the subject of the song is really Pedro’s longing. He explores his desire with almost surgical precision, but there’s nothing false or forced in the writing. Instead, he comes into this song completely sure of exactly how to frame the nature of his longing and shares it with listeners with an openness we do not often hear in this style. It allows Pedro to frame the core of the song for listeners in such a way I immediately connected with the track. He never pushes too hard with the writing and it makes all the difference.

The drumming and other electronic instruments powering the arrangement make a great difference as well. Pedro orchestrates the song’s musical elements in such a way they have a natural inevitability – we can feel each change in the song’s progression as they come, but the predictability is entertaining and satisfying rather than letting listeners down. It’s a pleasure to hear his confidence in both the vocal and music alike. The singing has cool assurance rolling through the performance, but also bubbles with a light suggestiveness certain to draw listeners deeper into the track. His phrasing has a completeness that even much older and experienced vocalists would likely struggle to reach.

“Call Me I Need Ya” is the best single yet from Victor Pedro, but it is far from the peak for this young performer. Pedro has many higher mountains to scale in his future and, with each new release, will undoubtedly garner more followers to accompany him with those additional ascents. The fact his music cuts across every cultural line and national border and seems ideally suited for a world stage is likely his most impressive accomplishment of all and I can’t wait to hear what comes next.

Troy Johnson

Electronics Joins Piano Songs to Create a New Side of Music Stories

Where Night Never Comes, winner of “2018 SoloPiano.com Best Album Overall,” Gets Remixed by Olivia Belli herself on April 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Italy – March 18, 2019 – Olivia Belli’s 2018 debut album is getting a makeover with the release of a six-song EP entitled Where Night Never Comes REMIXES on April 26, 2019.
Over five million streams and counting, Olivia Belli is one of the most promising Italian pianist and composer in music today. Her debut full album Where Night Never Comes was released in October 2018: 16 original tracks of pure delight for fans of Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass and Max Richter. Her 2018 release found great success atop the Modern Classical Chart on Reverbnation, and was named the 2018
SoloPiano.com‘s Best Album Overall.
Now Olivia Belli is taking things up a notch by releasing a companion album of remixes: Where Night Never Comes REMIXES celebrates and elevates what Olivia Belli did with her last release by showcasing a new side of the music.

“The story behind the songs found on REMIXES are almost the same that inspired my debut album but using an intensive electronics (not so common in my genre of a modern piano song composer) I manage to make it more vivid. It is as I wrote a screenplay for each track. My main goal with Remixes was to be a musical storyteller: to make the movie scene enter in the music and not the music become a soundtrack.”

In the past two years, Olivia’s tracks have been chosen for the Starbucks, Spotify and Digster Official Playlist while others have been broadcasted by Classic FM, Radio France, Cincinnati FM.
She has also been featured in Piano and Coffee, YesnoMusic, Drifting Almost Falling, Composer Tool Box, Gezeitenstrom Musik Magazin; interviewed by Meet The Artist, Particular Sounds, Music Musing and Such; broadcasted on ODEON TV, SKY and RAI.
Breathing new life into her own work, Olivia Belli is sure to impress all over again with the release REMIXES.

Those interested in reviewing her release, featuring Olivia Belli on their site, podcast, or show, or are interested in interviewing her can reach out via the information provided below.

Where Night Never Comes REMIXES
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Listen free in exclusivity preview at: http://bit.ly/WhereNightNeverComes-REMIX-preview
Watch: http://bit.ly/OliviaBelli-RemixVideo
WebSite:www.oliviabelli.com

Booty Call the Album: the exploits of rushon and bunz

BOOTY CALL, THE ALBUM: The Exploits of Rushon & Bunz

Here lies a mixtape that was released by SUMO (Jacob Pnake & Malcolm) in 2017. The self produced project was an atmoshpere of its own in which the listener was thrust into an audibly pleasing arena. The only regret that came with dropping this mixtape was naivety. SUMO had no experience with marketing and promotion. a whole summer creating something that could possibly be critically acclaimed only to find years later that they did not go about it correctly. This time around however, SUMO understands that patience is a virtue and if you believe in something, you might end up pushing it for years. The first song titled Utangulizi (south african dialect for “introductory”) finds the SUMO boys ranting about why they hate summer. At first the subject matter seems a bit kiddish in a way because it deviates from conventional subject matter, but the way the production meshes perfectly with the vocals create a listening experience that resonates very well with the listeners.

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/jacob-pnake/sets/the-exploits-of-rushon-and

APPLE MUSIC: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-exploits-of-rushon-bunz/1358177215

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/1YEun5zOHIYdBKvqcTdRiA

Vibrant Electrifying EP // Critically Acclaimed Artist

Singapore born, Sydney based artist, St. Humain releases new EP entitled EMOTIONAL SAUNA. The release is a fusion of contemporary modern soundscapes with urban elements.
Having garnered acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Paste, Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and Earmilk, St. Humain is set for an exciting 2019. EMOTIONAL SAUNA is distributed by Listen For Pleasure / Capitol Records (USA).  St. Humain has garnered over a million streams thus far garnering placements in numerous playlists including Apple Music’s “Best of the Week” and Spotify’s “Pop For Life”.

St. Humain is known for his vibrant genre-bursting music. Mesmerizing audiences across the globe with his authentic lyricism, stunning electronic soundscapes and slick urban melodies, St. Humain’s songwriting is a true expression of emotion. Through his imaginative and innovative delivery the singer, songwriter and producer illustrates his impressive musicality. St. Humain reveals, “The goal of my music is to make your life better. If my songs don’t mean anything to you and cannot relate to you in any way then I find it sorta useless.“

Fresh off a slew of singles to global attention, Singapore born, Sydney based artist St. Humain’s debut EP EMOTIONAL SAUNA is now here – a collection of seven tracks summing up to be an eclectic “first-look” body of work distributed by Listen For Pleasure / Capitol Records (USA).

Human emotions can be a haze sometimes and St. Humain daringly dives into them headfirst. With the EP comes the brand new ‘If I’m Honest’, a reflection on the pains of battling with one’s demons. “It’s a confession that truth be told, I’m really a shitty person in need of some true love to pull me out of the deep”, he explains, “I’m sure we can all relate”. Atop its dramatic production lies a confession of our common fragility, featuring stunningly raw vocals, passionate lyrics and shimmering layered harmonies.

St. Humain reflects on relationships from varying points of the spectrum with the songs ‘The Thought of You’ and ‘Fever Vibe’. His wild imagination is further showcased on an almost sacrilegious reboot of John Mayer’s ‘Gravity’. EMOTIONAL SAUNA also includes St. Humain’s debut ‘Make a Move’, a house­pop banger highlighting ethereal dreamlike synths and free-flowing electronic beats which all builds into an adrenaline-filled climatic chorus.

Beyond the sounds, we soon discover a songwriter whose stories are bursting at the seams of the songs that the world is currently uncovering – stories of steamy excitement, dark lows and everything in between. Between heaven and hell… Is an EMOTIONAL SAUNA.

St. Humain’s successes to date include garnering over a million independent streams, receiving placements in numerous official Spotify and Apple Music playlists, as well as being featured in such prestigious publications as Billboard, EARMILK, Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, The 405  and Paste Magazine. The debut EP EMOTIONAL SAUNA is out now.

Website: sthumain.com
Facebook: St. Humain
Instagram: @sthumain
Twitter: @sthumain

Saint Jaimz AWOL (Absent Without Love)

YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Zs9yxdFSU&feature=youtu.be

Rarely does a song come together with the seamless roll we hear with Saint Jaimz’s “AWOL (Absent Without Love)”. This performer, a sixteen year Army veteran, has made astonishing progress since first emerging and his intimate, thoughtful confluence of an entertaining form like R&B couples up well with a lyrical sensibility that connects with listeners yet is clearly a cut above the customary work in this area. Jaimz aspires to imbue a personal message of some sort in each of his songs and succeeds in depicting a situation when you realize how you’ve held on too long with someone who, in the end, drained your joy for life. This might sound like a downer in terms of subject matter, but Jaimz makes it a surprisingly exultant affair, cognizant of the pain, but ready with the will and strength to move on.

It comes across as a message born from personal experience. Many performers maintain a distance from their audience and, as a result, there’s always an arbitrary line separating performer from the listener. There’s no such effect with Saint Jaimz’s music. Instead, he invites us to share his experiences through music and doesn’t hold back from his listeners – it makes for an invigorating listen. “AWOL (Absent Without Love)” doesn’t mince words about its subject matter and drives straight into its heart; the chief instrument realizing the song’s emotional potential is, naturally, Jaimz’s voice.

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to not enjoy the language he uses to convey the song. It’s clipped, not a single extra word marring the track, and the vocal melody he employs for the song transforms and shapes itself to the song’s musical changes. It never meanders, however, and has a natural flow rather than something that comes off inordinately crafted and empty of inspiration. Everything Jaimz touches radiates inspiration without ever overwhelming listeners. Jaimz hasn’t been recording and releasing music for many years, but already sports the sort of all around polish we associate with much older iconic acts.

He has a strong modern presence however. The relative daring of the song’s arrangement mixing traditional elements of the genre late 20th/early 21st century like discreetly used keyboards and synthesizer swells with acoustic guitar, impressive flourishes from bass guitar, and a groove centric percussion clinic musically defines the track. It’s quite unlike anything else you’ll hear in this style.

It’s a new peak in Saint Jaimz’s musical journey and bodes well for the future. “AWOL (Absent Without Love)” has musical and lyrical depth alike, but it’s the commanding way Jaimz takes over the performance that really sets it apart. He’s a true presence in the song from his first syllable through the last and adorning his vocals with backing singers and multi-tracked passages only strengthens the experience. Saint Jaimz is making a name for himself with each new release based on his discipline, talent, and hard work – these qualities are sure to carry him even further from here and we’re lucky, as listeners, to accompany him for the ride.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Absent-Without-Love-Awol/dp/B079TLDVS3

Troy Johnson

Music Publicity Services @ Danie Cortese Entertainment: “Building names, Building brands, Building bank accounts” Visit us here: www.daniecorteseent.com

DawgGonDavis Drops the Hammer!

URL: http://dawggonedavis.com/

I don’t know for certain if DawgGonDavis is secretly masterminding a plan to take over the hip-hop charts with her new four song extended play Anthem Pandemonium, but even if she’s just out to spread the word of Operation Breakthrough and their crucial work to stamp out domestic poverty her latest release is more than worth your time. I first became familiar with DGD’s music through the single “Butt on Fiya,” which is included in Anthem Pandemonium I might add, and haven’t been able to look away from her career since. She’s funny, smart and a lot more adept at making intricately complex rap songs than you might expect from an IT project manager, but that’s the whole point of her music. She wants you to question the stereotypes and stigmas that you attach to people, illnesses and even culture itself and reassess your opinions. There really is no better way to get people to change their evil ways then through the power of comedy and music, and thankfully DGD is highly equipped to do both brilliantly.

There’s a lot of rhythm to the tracks on Anthem Pandemonium that doesn’t revolve around central hooks or predictable choruses. Yes, there is plenty of pop polish to attract establish hip-hop fans, but her angular sense of humor prevents this record from being a straight up indulgence in thematic surface level stuff. Completely unlike younger rappers, her music actually swings and retains a little bit of that old fashioned funk flavor that made first wave rap so provocative and excitable. I’m not trying to sell her as the face of a new generation of rappers to come, but to say that her ideals aren’t going to have somewhat of a ripple effect on the world around her would just be asinine. The cover of Anthem Pandemonium features DGD posing in front of a black Jeep Wrangler, and something tells me that whether or not she’s behind the wheel of that vehicle she wouldn’t have a hard time steamrolling over anyone who disrespects her art and the organization it’s meant to benefit. She’s a fighter who belongs in a genre of music built by and for warriors.

Operation Breakthrough is based out of DGD’s hometown of Kansas City and works effortlessly to secure educational resources and empowering assistance for families living below the poverty line in the KC metro area. Their relentless commitment to doing what’s right for the city has never gotten the credit that it fully deserves, but perhaps through the spotlight that this EP will likely garner the organization that might change for the better. Some of my peers are saying that 2018 is all about pop music trying to find ways to give back in order to resurrect and brutally negative image, but in the case of Anthem Pandemonium, I think the work speaks for itself. This isn’t about being a social justice hero or trying to fix something cosmetically broken. It’s about doing right by others and having a good time along the way, and that’s exactly what the world needs a little more of nowadays.

REVERBNATION: https://www.reverbnation.com/dawggonedavis

Troy Johnson

DawgGonDavis’ music has been heard all over the world due to the radio plugging services offered by Musik Radio Promotions. Learn more – https://musikandfilm.com/

AV Super Sunshine drops Time Bomb

AV Super Sunshine drops Time Bomb

URL: https://www.avsupersunshine.com/

AV Super Sunshine has built one of the strongest reputations in the EDM style as a performer and composer unwilling to limit himself. The Wisconsin based AV’s renown is rightly derived from his talent merging pure electronica with an undeniable rock spirit in a seamless way. There’s nothing jarring about the club or radio mix for AV’s latest single “Time Bomb”. The former is, naturally, longer than the latter, but we never get any sense of self indulgence from either of these performances. Instead, remix master Michael Bradford, a DJ renowned for his aforementioned talent as well as a producer, has reshaped AV’s creative vision in unexpected ways while still preserving the artistic center at the heart of the AV Super Sunshine experience.

CLUB MIX: https://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/29911618

RADIO DJ MIX: https://soundcloud.com/av-super-sunshine/time-bomb-radio-dj-mix

The club remix of “Time Bomb” is a formidable experience. There’s no question this is a predominantly electronic fueled experience with various keyboards, sequencers, and synthesizers riff and flash across listener’s consciousness with a certainty shared by few other songs. Many older listeners may associate the aforementioned instruments with a mechanical, sterile sound, but technology has progressed a great deal since the halcyon days of the mid 1980’s when many of these electronic instruments first took hold of the public consciousness, but AV and longtime collaborators like Michael Bradford frame “Time Bomb” in vivid, heated musical terms and blend traditional instruments into the mix. The guitar is chief among these and it leaps out from the club mix with every bit of the same furious color we hear from other facets of the performance.

There’s surprising amount of melody, as well, in the club mix, but it comes in flashes. Nevertheless, it is a brief tantalizing “look” into the extent of AV’s gifts. His vocals seize upon some of that quality as well without ever attempting to overshadow the musical elements of the “Time Bomb” club mix. The radio mix begins with the same focus on synths, but there’s a less audacious air surrounding this and, instead, a leaner focus fixated on the vocals and a more spartan arrangement. Instruments like piano and backing vocalists are more defined in this mix as well. Where the club mix is romping and emphasizes the song’s rhythmic propulsion, the radio mix stresses the vocal and melodic aspects of the song in a pointed fashion.

AV’s vocals emerge from the radio DJ mix with every bit of the confidence we hear in the club mix, but there’s a more traditional authoritative stance to his radio mix performance. AV Super Sunshine’s “Time Bomb” is a powerhouse and thoroughly modern work capable of using traditional elements to further develop its ideas and enhance its overall punch. AV has put together a first class, extensive catalog in the course of only a few years and this song, among others, shows an artist yet to reach his peak. Instead, AV Super Sunshine is just getting started.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AVSuperSun/

Troy Johnson