I Deserve | “What I Want” Music Video by Alexa Ferr

R&B Pop Artist Alexa Ferr Releases “What I Want” Music Video

Los Angeles, CA – R&B/Pop artist ALEXA FERR collaborates with director, Q Burdette for the music video for her brand new single, “What I Want”. The single was written by Alexa Ferr and produced by American based producer, Adot The God whose production credits include Wale, Travis Scott, Mac Miller and Jidenna to name a few.

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When Adot The God emailed me the beat for what you hear on “What I Want”, I was playing around with melodies and on this particular day, I was feeling like I needed to go after what I want. That, if I’m not happy at the place I’m at now, I need to do what’s best for me to make myself happy and create the life I want for myself. “What I Want” is about empowering others to go after what they believe they deserve and what they want in life. This can be in the form of a better relationship, way of living, career, etc.
– Alexa Ferr

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About Alexa Ferr
R&B/Pop artist Alexa Ferr is no stranger to the music industry. A bonafide triple threat, Alexa discovered her love for the arts performing at local singing competitions and as a dancer gaining 8 years of experience in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance.

Alexa’s career began in 2011 with the release of her first single, “Fell” via Universal Music Group/Dauman Music. The single featured Disney star Matthew “Mdot” Finley, who was also featured in Camp Rock 2. Following the release of “Fell”, Alexa worked with a multitude of producers throughout 2012, including production duo The Invaders who helped the then 17-year-old discover her sound as an artist. In 2013, the Toronto native moved to Los Angeles and released her debut EP ‘Lipstick On The Glass’, introducing fans and media outlets to the “Rugged Pop” sound.

In 2015, Alexa began experimenting with her sound, leaving the “Rugged Pop” sound behind for a sound rooted in Urban Pop. Working with Th3ory of The Penhouse, Alexa wrote and recorded a number of songs including 2016’s “Hit The Switch”, co-written by Travis Bruce. “Hit The Switch” is one of Alexa’s most successful songs with over 30,000 Soundcloud streams to date. The song is featured in the indie film, FLOAT, directed by Johnny Dutch which was released in 2019. This marks Alexa’s first film feature. In 2016, Alexa also found success behind-the-scenes as a songwriter, co-writing Moka Blast’s single “Vida Loca”, which features DreamKayris and The Voice Brasil’s Nikki.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Alexa took pride in solo-songwriting, while working with many producers, continuing to create music on her own terms. In April 2019, Alexa released the single “Can’t Help Myself”, produced by Til December. “Can’t Help Myself” showcases the evolution of Alexa’s artistry as an Urban Popstar, and as a songwriter, as she continues to build her path in the music industry.

Alexa is working with a variety of producers on new music, which will be released throughout the year.

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Young & Wise | Hopeless Romantics EP by Emmrose

Alt-pop artist Emmrose soars on EP Hopeless Romantics

Debut EP from NYC singer-songwriter reflects on love, heartbreak & overcoming

Hopeless Romantics EP by EmmroseAlt-pop teen artist Emmrose shares her debut EP Hopeless Romantics with the world today. A deeply personal collection of songs reflect on love, heartbreak, and finding your own happiness. Emmrose delivers intense, poetic lyrics and catchy pop melodies, immersing listeners into a deeply emotive world of her own.

Stageright Secrets premiered the release, noting how Emmrose “captures your entire attention and takes you on a warm and mellow ride through life and love, lulling you with a melancholy that one doesn’t expect to hear from an artist this young.” Only sixteen years old, Emmrose opens her heart, embracing intense emotions with honest introspection.

“Don’t let bad people stay in your life,” reflected Emmrose, speaking both on the content of the EP and her own experiences. “It is possible to move on and find happiness. Don’t let the pain of life overcome you and take away your spirit. It’s possible to overcome it. It’s okay to be sad, but just know that this sadness isn’t really ‘you’, and your attachment to people isn’t happy and you can move on.” While much of the material reflects on heartache and heartbreak, the ultimate message is one of hope, and learning how to find a way to move on.

Hopeless Romantics embraces the idea of interwoven emotions, memories, and experiences, acknowledging how they can continue to impact an individual as they try to move forward in finding their own happiness. “The song ‘Takes Me Back’ was written a while after I wrote ‘Five Months’ even though it is heard as an intro to the song,” shared Emmrose. “I thought it fit well since it is the memory of what had taken place in the lyrics of ‘Five Months’. It was a pretty dark time for me, and the audio effects highlight the lyrics so well. I’m really proud of that track.”

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Much of her lyrical and musical inspiration comes while writing alone at home. “I’ll either play chords that come to me, or a melody that’s been ringing in my head. Sometimes I write down lyrics and then set it to music,” said Emmrose. Over the course of the past year, she recorded Hopeless Romantics, and a surge of new material with producer/engineer Michael Abiuso (Behind the Curtains Media). “I’ve been working with Michael a lot more, and it’s been really exciting,” said Emmrose, reflecting on her growth. “While experimenting with sounds in the studio, we often find ourselves working on individual creations until ready to share, we then combine ideas to make something really great. Mike will often suggest some crazy ideas, like having me pick up and play an accordion, or belt lyrics into the bell of a tuba as a vocal effect. We always find ourselves doing something kooky and fun in the studio.” Their collaborative efforts showcases itself with intricate details on every track, further accenting her soaring vocals.

A junior at LaGuardia High School in New York City, Emmrose admits her mind isn’t always on music – with the pressures of school and college admissions looming over her heard, and the daily interpersonal and social pressures of her age. Her single “Don’t Go” was written as a response to her observance of peers’ mental health struggles including anxiety, depression and suicide. A planned benefit concert for The Imogen Foundation was unfortunately cancelled last week due to COVID-19 concerns, but the message remains the same, of providing a lifeline of communication and positivity for teens. She hopes to re-book a future benefit show in support, and regularly performs throughout NYC.

About Emmrose
With soaring vocals and intricate melodies, you might be surprised to find that singer-songwriter Emmrose is a sixteen year old living in New York City, attending La Guardia High School as a junior. Blending a wide range of pop, indie rock and alternative influences, her sound defies a singular genre, drawing listeners in with poetic lyrics and interwoven harmonies.

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Her debut EP Hopeless Romantics was released March 20th, 2020. The title track was released as a single in late 2019, delivering a “stirring sense of destiny” as MP3 Hugger described, making Emmrose an “illustration of a prodigious talent”. As Come Here Floyd commented, “her bold methods of arrangement is indie, modern, nostalgic, and nuanced” making her “captivatingly bright” and a promise of what’s to come.

Emmrose is a Secret Road artist for sync licensing.

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Future Desires | “Psyche” by Keith Canva$

Portland Artist Keith Canva$ Releases The New Single “Psyche”

Psyche by Keith Canva$

Portland emo Rapper and Burn Money Music label member Keith Canva$ releases the catchy new single “Psyche.” The first 2020 single, released March 28th, starts with a combustion of emotion and desire to see a better future. Produced by Reckless and J. Hixson, Keith glides over the twangy guitar licks breaking down his latest relationship issues. Examing his past and moving on to what the future holds for his career, Canva$ has been attacking 2020 with renewed focus and energy towards his music. Whether it was trauma from the passing of his favorite artist, Juice WRLD or inspiration from his own life, Keith has been channeling his energy towards a new sound and image. “Psyche” is bouncy and aggressive production-wise while still leaving room for Keith’s emotions to bleed through. Sultry melodies and organic vibes seem to come naturally for Keith Canva$ as he continues to impress release after release.

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Portland emo rapper, Keith Canva$About Keith Canva$
Keith Canva$ is Portland’s emo lit lovechild, thriving at the intersection of relationships and strip clubs. His sound depicts the rainiest days in Portland to the sunniest days in LA, connecting with fans at their highest highs and lowest lows.

Keith’s single “Met in Hell” released in July has accumulated over 500,000 streams, without much promotion. With only 4 releases his musical promise and talent is undeniable. He has already collaborated with Famous Dex, $teven Cannon, and NBA all-star Javale McGee. In 2017 he performed at Rolling Loud LA, joined Marty Grimes on his Cold Pizza Tour and performed with Lil Xan and Waka Flocka. Summer 2019, Keith co-headlined with Nascar Aloe, He ended the summer with SOB X RBE at The Roseland Theatre, and recently joined Ski Mask the Slump God in six cities for The Stokeley Tour.

Fresh off his second Rolling Loud run, Keith Canva$ ends 2019 with “High 2 Long”, another perfect transition and introduction to his evolved sound. The single takes a glimpse into the high life of Keith Canva$, an artist truly living a rockstar lifestyle. Studio sessions, parties and early mornings fueled by sex and drugs.

2020 is the year Keith Canva$ steps out with his true art form, expanding from simple clout rap to well written, crooning vibes that accurately represent him.

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Music Vids | “Dance” by Dani Jack

Nashville Songstress Dani Jack Releases Powerful Music Video for “Dance”

Nashville songstress, Dani Jack tugs on the heartstrings with the release official release of the music video for her recent release “Dance”. The video premiered with an exclusive interview via Medium.com.

Dance by Dani Jack

The music video is so symbolic to me. The woman (portrayed by Getfone Vongkhamchanh) has recently lost her significant other, I wanted it to feel bittersweet, a sadness of moving on but still an acceptance that this had to happen and that she will be okay.
– DaniJack, from the exclusive interview via Medium.com.

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Nashville embraces one of its freshest faces in country music with Reno, Nevada, native Dani Jack. Her first taste of the stage came when she was cast as The Little Drummer Boy at just four years old. Since then, Dani’s singing and performing abilities have taken her to various venues around the world, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Nashville and all the way to China and Haiti.

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Fresh off the release of her debut single “Fallin’ For It” in June 2018, Dani introduced to fans her highly anticipated debut EP, Grace, produced by Luke Forehand (Blackbird Studios). Music blog Out from the Pine Box described the EP as “a balance between feisty and fun lyrics with seamless segues to the more sentimental and slow songs.” Her most recent project was the music video for “Hurt,” which was released during Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019 to benefit Espere Community Counseling Center’s Roots of Courage program, designed to support survivors of sexual assault in Haiti. She released her recent single, “Dance,” in October, written with Craig Lackey and produced by Chris Condon (Billy Ray Cyrus).

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Entertainment News: Pittsburgh-based Music Publicist Wins 2020 Hermes Creative Award

Michael Stover, President of MTS Management Group, was honored for his work on country artist Richard Lynch’s latest album release

Hermes Creative Awards 2020 Gold Winner

Hermes Creative Awards recently announced the winners for the 2020 international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

Pittsburgh native, Michael Stover, founder and President of MTS Management Group was announced as a Gold Award Winner. Stover was recognized in the Print Media/Writing/News Release category for his press release written for Ohio-based country artist Richard Lynch. The release touted Lynch’s latest album release, Think I’ll Carry It On.

Hermes Creative Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production, and freelance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and awards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There are expected to be about 6,000 entries from throughout the United States and dozens of other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2020 competition. In the past, about 15 percent of entries won Platinum, the top award, and around 20 percent the Gold Award. Approximately 10 percent were Honorable Mention winners.

“This is a fantastic and very humbling moment for me,” said Stover. “To win a Gold Award in our 10th year is incredible! To be honored by marketing and communications pros is tremendous. Thank you to my artists, who mean the world to me, and to my family, who puts up with me and my “work ethic.” None of this is possible without God and my savior Jesus.”

2020 Gold Award Winners include AARP, UPMC, Stanford University, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Yamaha Entertainment Group of America. A full list of winners is available at www.enter.hermesawards.com/winners/.

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About Hermes Creative Awards
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies.

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About MTS Management Group
Founded in 2010 by Award-winning songwriter, musician and producer, Michael Stover. A music industry veteran of over 30 years, Michael is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree specializing in the Music and Video business. Michael has used that education to gain a wealth of experience within the industry: from retail music manager and DJ, to two-time Billboard Magazine Contest winning songwriter, performer and chart-topping producer, and finally, award-winning artist manager, publicist, promoter and label president. In just 10 years, MTS Records has released 40+ Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including THIRTEEN #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles. MTS has also promoted 26 Top 25 itunes chart singles, including 15 Top 5s and a 9 #1s! Michael has written columns featured in Hypebot, Music Think Tank, and Fair Play Country Music, among others.

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Bringing It Back | “Calling Your Name” by Steve Ray Ladson

R&B/pop artist Steve Ray Ladson shares emotive, smooth hip-hop single “Calling Your Name”

Calling Your Name by Steve Ray LadonNew York, NY – Steve Ray Ladson shares an emotive new single today titled “Calling Your Name“. Blending R&B, pop and smooth hip hop, he reflects on the universal search for love, and how life as a touring musician can make relationships a struggle. It’s a warm, authentic embrace, that speaks directly to the heart, as a moving and honest reflection. VENTS Magazine premiered the track, saying, “a wonderfully catchy song that captures the 90s, especially the R&B sound of the decade while maintaining it a bit modern.”

Ladson shared how the song came to be. “This song was inspired and created down in Muscle Shoals, Alabama one evening after a recording session at a friend’s home around the table where writing sessions are a norm. I picked up the guitar and began to play and sing, “I’ve had my share of loves ups and downs, I once was lost but now I’m found.” I played the song and sang the lyrics then a good friend of mine, Noah Shell, added to the selection with his touching second verse quoting, “I used to lay awake and wonder, if I’d ever find another.” Realizing that love is universal and is hard to find, especially when you’re a touring musician who spends most of the time on the road traveling.” A multi-instrumentalist and full-time musician, Ladson works as a touring member of the five-time Grammy award-winning Blind Boys Of Alabama, as well as the bassist of Robert Randolph And The Family Band, among projects of his own.

“Calling Your Name” comes as the second single off Ladson’s upcoming album, due out on June 19th. His first single, Do You Know was released last month, along with an accompanying music video. The soulful pop single build an authentic and irresistible feel-good hook, displaying Ladson’s masterful vocal performance and musicianship. “I want people to hear my music and say, it’s authentic and that’s the way music should be,” reflected Ladson. “Remind them of how it used to be and the way it used to sound. Bring back what could feel and when love and music was real. That’s my goal to bring back the real feel.” With COVID-19 bringing the world to a halt, it’s a time more than ever where the world needs feel-good music, and Ladson’s tunes deliver.

Playing over six instruments, and always striving to expand his talents, Ladson continues to dream big. He has previously been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and has worked/toured with numerous artists including Alan ParsonsVince GillZZ Top, Icelandic band Kaleo, and Mavis Staples. Well-rounded in a variety of genres, and always humble to his roots, Ladson continues to connect listeners across the world with his music.

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An accompanying music video will be released in the coming weeks, with his full-length album due out June 19, 2020.

R&B/pop artist Steve Ray LadsonAbout Steve Ray Ladson
Steve Ray Ladson was born and raised in Hopkins, SC on October 9, 1989. Steve Ray is a producer, songwriter, arranger, and musician. His musical talents include the piano, Hammond organ, lead guitar, bass guitar, and recently began playing the harmonica. He has traveled the world and is currently touring with 5-time Grammy award winners and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners The Blind Boys Of Alabama. He also plays bass guitar with Grammy nominee Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Steve Ray received a position with the Blind Boys through their musical director Joey Williams. Since then, he has made appearances on the Don Imus TV show, CTV, BET Canadian TV, AudioTree TV, and many more.

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Music Monday | “Hands Down” by M.O. Littles

Acclaimed Hip Hop Artist, M.O. Littles, New Single “Hands Down”

Hands Down by M.O. Littles

Toronto, ON – M.O Littles, award-winning Hip-Hop artist recently released his new single “Hands Down” feat. Merkules & Tek Luciano. Littles is known for is authenticity, edge, and respect for the Hip Hop genre’. The passionate artist brings his all to award-winning music videos, US & European concerts and collaborations with artists, including Dru and Rich Kidd. Having sold thousands of albums, the multi-talented artist continues to up his game, writing the theme song for the reality TV show, Fashion Hero and the team anthem for the Canadian National Basketball team, Sudbury 5. Littles is acutely aware of the responsibility that comes with his journey and that a seat at the Hip Hop table is never given but earned. Critics and fans agree, M.O. Littles deserves a seat. Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette writes, “His music is gritty and infectious, M.O is definitely hungry for success.”

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