Double Dose | “For Granted” & “So Cold” Music Videos by Stevo The Weirdo

Hip Hop Artist, Stevo The Weirdo Releases Two New Visuals “For Granted” + “So Cold”

Portland Artist, Stevo The Weirdo

Portland artist Stevo The Weirdo has been putting in work this year! Kicking off 2019 with the release of “Feel Like” featuring Mellenium, Stevo then teamed up with Bocha and Donte Thomas for an all-star collab on “Suga” followed by the Soundcloud exclusive “Unique.” Wasting no time, Stevo The Weirdo has recently linked with videographer Cory Frey of Frey Visuals and it’s a match made in heaven. Dropping their first video “For Granted,” Stevo can be seen riding through Portland in a clean Mercedes while lighting up some of the Northwest’s finest, and absolutely floating on production provided by YOUNGNOTHING. Laid back and casual, while also high class and detailed, Stevo’s new music comes across comfortably confident as an artist who has matured and found their lane after a few years of recording and performing. On “So Cold” Stevo slows things down and shows his artistic side while experimenting with his vocals. Speaking directly to the ladies, Stevo taps producer MJ Nichols to set the vibe and Cory Frey once again brings fresh visuals to set the mood. With 5 releases already available in 2019, Stevo has been teasing fans with a new album but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Watch the Official Music Video for “So Cold”

Watch the Official Music Video for “For Granted”

Stream Music by Stevo The Weirdo on Spotify, Apple Music, & Tidal!
Twitter: @stevotheweirdo
IG: stevotheweirdo

Lost & Found | “Miss You Again” by Jesse Hite

Singer, Song-writer, Musician, and Producer, Jesse Hite Releases New Single, “Miss You Again”

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“Miss You Again” is the third single released by Jesse Hite. This poppy tune has a melody that sticks in your head and lyrics that convey the story of lost and found love. Its glamorous synths and groovy vibe make this song listenable for everyone.

“Miss You Again” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

About Jesse Hite
Jesse Hite is an American artist living in France as a musician, producer, and singer-songwriter. He began writing songs at an early age, yet only now he is releasing his own music into the world. His experience exploring and living on the West Coast of America, travels through Asia and Europe, and time spent living in France has taken his lyrics and songwriting to a whole new level and depth. He has combined those experiences inside the studio and molded them into a piece of art for all music lovers to enjoy. His dream is to make his music available for everyone around the world to listen to. He wants to share his honest experiences through his intricate storytelling-like song style. Jesse has been influenced by many artists and genres, most notably the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, John Mayer, Matt Corby, and LCD Soundsystem. His songs are groovy, atmospheric wonders with poppy hooks and deep stories.

The first two singles ended up on a variety of Spotify playlist, a.o. the Spotify New Music Friday Playlists of The Netherlands and Iceland and Easy Like Sunday Morning by Double J Music, got airplay in The US, The UK, New Zealand, Germany, Norway and The Netherlands, and received critically acclaimed international press.
Twitter: @jesse_hite
IG: jessehite


Writer: Jesse Hite

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2018 Winners

R.LUM.R and Super Duper Win Grand Prize For The Song “Frustrated

Judges Include: Adam Lambert, Nicky Jam, Tom Waits, Portugal. The Man, Krewella, Rakim, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Rodney Crowell, and More

International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected songwriting competition in the world, is pleased to announce its 2018 winners. Created in 2002, ISC received almost 19,000 entries this year from almost 140 countries. Prizes include more than $175,000 in cash and merchandise.

For the first time in the competition’s 18-year history, the Grand Prize is awarded to an R&B song – as well as to artist/songwriters from Nashville, TN. It is with great pleasure that ISC bestows its highest honor to R&B artist Reginald Lamar Williams Jr., (aka R.LUM.R) and artist/producer Josh Hawkins (aka Super Duper) for their co-written song “Frustrated.” The Grand Prize includes $25,000 (USD) cash and over $30,000 in merchandise and services.

With R&B being such a dominant force in today’s music landscape, it is exciting that an R&B song is the Grand Prize winner for the first time in ISC. We are thrilled to acknowledge R.LUM.R and Super Duper, two artists who exemplify the present and the future of songwriting in this genre.  – Candace Avery, ISC Founder and Director

Having amassed more than 48 million streams on Spotify, the Grand Prize-winning song, “Frustrated” was written at a time when R.LUM.R had some big decisions to make. He was contemplating moving from Florida to Nashville to pursue his music, and the uncertainty he felt during his relocation became the inspiration for his breakout single “Frustrated.” He did end up moving to Nashville, and it has paid off for this incredibly talented singer and writer. Easily recognizable for his sultry, soulful vocals and effortless falsetto, R.LUM.R has performed the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live and has been praised by media such as NPR Music,The New York TimesVibeBillboard and Rolling Stone (who called him “an artist you need to know”).

The co-writer and producer of the winning song is Super Duper, an up-and-coming electronic artist/producer. Touring with the likes of The Chainsmokers, The Glitch Mob and Big Wild, Super Duper spent the past year bringing his cinematic productions on tour with Petit Biscuit and Kasbo with festivals lined up such as Electric Forest. After writing and producing for others, Super Duper began to release music under his own moniker. One of the first singles “Angela” hit #1 on Hype Machine and entered Spotify’s Viral 50 charts before being picked up by SiriusXM Chill. He also recently received a Clio award for scoring the trailer to Steve McQueen’s new motion picture Widows.

“Winning the Grand Prize in ISC is a huge honor for me, especially when you consider how many incredible writers entered,” says R.LUM.R. “I wrote “Frustrated” at a time when I was privately going through some very personal things that I honestly wasn’t sure anyone would understand, so it’s amazing to think the song would be honored in such a big way.“

In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving songwriters also share in the prestige and kudos of winning their respective categories in ISC. These winners hail from all over the world (50% of this year’s winners come from outside the USA) and represent diverse cultures while ranging from talented amateurs to seasoned songwriting veterans. The 23 categories include all genres of contemporary music, from Rock to Pop to Jazz to Country to Hip-Hop, and more.

Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success. Previous winners have included: Illenium; Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Kehlani; Gregory Porter; Passenger; Lupe Fiasco; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; For King and Country; and many more.

For a complete list of 2018 winners and to hear the winning songs, go to:

ISC is sponsored by: Art & Lutherie By Godin Guitars; Berklee College of Music; Celebrity Access; Eventric; Gig Salad; Lurssen Mastering; Merch Cat; Musician Wellness; Musicians Institute; oneRPM; PreSonus; Pro Tour Nutrition; Shubb Capos; SongU; Sweetwater; The Tracking Room; Tunedly; Vocal Eze; and Westone.

Entries are now open for the 2019 competition. For more information and to enter, go to

About The International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.
Twitter: @intlsongcomp

New Release! | “Headcase” by Kyan Palmer & nicopop.

Kyan Palmer & nicopop. Deliver Pop Perfection With New Single “Headcase”

Headcase by Kyan Palmer and nicopop. - BRASH! Magazine BlogPowerhouse pop duo Kyan Palmer & nicopop. are back with the release of their third collaborative single, “Headcase.” Kyan Palmer’s sleek soulful vocals and irresistible pop hooks perfectly compliment nicopop.’s futuristic pop production, resulting in an irresistible summer-ready anthem.

As many music love stories go, Palmer and nicopop. first connected when their managers set them up for a songwriting session. nicopop. explains that when the duo met, it was an instant match made in musical heaven: “We have a similar work ethic and taste pallets that compliment each other really nicely in the studio.” He continues, “I truly feel that when Kyan and I work together, we make the music we’ve always wanted to be making.”

“Headcase” comes hot on the heels of the duo’s first two releases, the R&B tinged “Unofficial Lover” and the effervescent “Antisocial Socialites.” The response to the first two songs has been prodigious, with early support from Billboard, Atwood Magazine, and Hilly Dilly, as well as nearly 1M+ cumulative streams and 20+ official Spotify playlists, no small feat for any unsigned act. The duo plan to release more singles over the course of the summer, culminating in a full-length project later this year.

“Headcase” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

Kyan Palmer and nicopop.

About Kyan Palmer
Persian-American pop artist Kyan Palmer kicked off his career behind the scenes of the music industry working in marketing at Republic Records and RocNation. He uploaded his debut single “Burn Mona Lisa” on a whim and much to Palmer’s surprise, the track skyrocketed up the Spotify viral charts. To date the single has amassed over 3.5M streams, leading Palmer to quit his job and relocate to Los Angeles to focus on songwriting full time. In September 2018 he revealed his debut EP also titled Burn Mona Lisa.

Known for his buoyant melodies, poignant lyricism, and silky R&B vocals, Palmer has also become an in demand songwriter. He’s attended writing camps for stars such as PRETTYMUCH, Bhad Bhabie and Little Mix, and has recently been in the studio with Timeflies, MOONZz, Kira Kosarin, Aiden Alexander, and Emily Zeck. As of late Palmer has also penned original tracks for this season’s Vanderpump Rules (Bravo).
Twitter: @kyanpalmer
IG: kyanpalmer

About nicopop
Drawing inspiration from the visual overstimulation of the early 2000s, electronic artist, animator, and producer nicopop. is the answer to two decades of pop culture obsession. nicopop.’s effervescent pop sound is fun, danceable, addictive, and flawlessly produced. It’s old meets new; it’s y2k meets Gen Z.

Since the unveiling of the nicopop. project this past summer, the praise has already been flying in from key tastemakers such as Buzzfeed and Billboard, as well as a multitude of HypeM blogs. With more original music on the way and writing credits on songs with Naomi Wild, Kyan Palmer and Evalyn, there is no doubt that nicopop. will soon be the quintessential sound of pop.
Twitter: @iamnicopop
IG: iamnicopop

Celebrated for Being the Best! | Across The Board at Indie Music Channel Awards

Top 5 iTunes Band Across The Board Wins Big At Indie Music Channel Awards

The Canadian rock band won three awards: Best Rock Band, Best New Band and Best Rock Video. The awards were held April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA — Jacqueline Auguste and Andy Ramjattan of Across The Board took home three Indie Music Channel Awards at the iconic Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on April 28th, 2019. The Indie Music Channel celebrates independent musicians from all genres across the globe, supporting excellence in recording and performing arts and providing opportunities to showcase and celebrate the unsigned artists and the immense pool of talented musicians on the international music scene. The project was created by Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur and television host, Christopher Ewing.

Canadian Rock Band, Across the Board at Indie Music Channel Awards

Jacqueline Auguste and Andy Ramjattan of Across The Board

Across The Board took home three awards for work on their album Sonic Boom including “Best Rock Band”, “Best New Band” and “Best Rock Video” for their song “No Curtain Call”, produced by MC2 Music Media in Toronto.

We had such an incredible time in Los Angeles networking with other independent musicians and attending the Indie Artist Summit. From a composer who took a rock band, choir and full orchestra and created an epic orchestral album, to a 16 year old pop sensation, to an alternative rocker from India, and an incredible classical producer, who created a collaboration across genres, (there was) such amazing talent in this group of award-recipients. – Jacqueline Auguste

The “Indie Music Channel” awards is an annual event, held in Los Angeles, and judged by a panel of experts from across the industry–production & engineering, artist management, mainstream radio and television, and grammy-winning artists and producers.

About Across The Board
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian rock band from Toronto and recipient of the Indie Music Hall of Fame award for hitting #4 on the mainstream iTunes Rock Charts Sept 10, 2018 for their 2018 album Sonic Boom. ATB hit the charts running with their newest album Wild Ones, debuting at #21 days after release. Having won “Best Rock Song 2018” for the Radio Music Awards, and being nominated for a 2018 Covenant Award for Best Rock Album, Across The Board gas been making musical waves nationally and globally. Formed in 2013, ATB quickly gained popularity with their YouTube cover series “Pick Up and Play” – now with over 600 videos on Youtube—imprinting their unique and innovative musical style and videography on both contemporary and classic rock songs while featuring other local artists as guests. Across The Board received airplay on terrestrial FM and College radio throughout the globe for their last four albums and recently released their fifth studio album Wild Ones March 15, 2019 to a packed house at Toronto’s iconic Opera House.

With a rapidly growing and solid social media footprint across the platforms, and a busy local touring schedule, Across The Board is a hard-working, unrelentingly creative force on the Canadian music scene and making marks globally online – selling out shows in and around Toronto, and continuously putting out quality audio and video content. ATB also collaborates regularly with other local and national musicians on projects such as “Indigal”- the Canadian Independent Female Artist Collective, “She’s Listening” in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada, and other local collaborations on the vibrant Canadian indie music scene.
Twitter: @atbmusiccanada
IG: acrosstheboardband

Time for the Spotlight | What’s Hard To Say EP by Shae Jacobs

R&B-Pop Singer Shae Jacobs Releases Debut EP,
What’s Hard To Say

What's Hard To Say EP by Shae Jacobs

Shae Jacobs has gained notable recognition for his songwriting and producing credits, with upcoming collaborations with Cheat Codes, Sigrid, The Chainsmokers, Ty$, Plan B, Shift K3Y, Snoop Dogg, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, and Charlotte Lawrence.

Now, it’s Shae’s turn to be in the spotlight and is breaking the typical male stereotypes, especially within the music industry, that advocates men must keep their emotions to themselves. However, the artist is flipping the script and giving the common man one comprehensive personal diary.

What’s Hard To Say EP is Available NOW on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

With his previous releases, Shae established himself as a multitalented artist known for exploring relationships, heartbreak, and healing with soulfulness beyond his years. In 2018, Shae unveiled three, independently released singles including “Fxck Me Up,” “Space,” and “Jealous”, which have earned placements on Spotify’s US NMF and the Top of Breaking Pop playlists, along with Apple’s Best of Week.

Singer, songwriter, produer, Shae Jacobs

Now signed to Prescription Songs in LA, he has worked with some on the biggest names in music. Shae also previously featured on the Juno award-winning single “Off The Ground” alongside BitFunk.

Twitter: @iamshaejacobs
IG: iamshaejacobs

Know The Signs | “I’m Fine” by Jasmin Bade

Australian-Born Singer/Songwriter, Jasmin Bade, Sheds a Light on Mental Illness with
Debut Single, “I’m Fine”

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With dramatic lyrics like we dress up our demons for a caption, I call it typical, they call it fashion, “I’m Fine” , by Jasmin Bade, describes society’s depiction of mental illnesses. Some kid just overdosed, that’s the third one this week, but they’ll paint it in makeup and call it a movie scene…

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety.

I’d like this song to help bring to light the reality around mental illness. I hope it allows those affected to feel they aren’t so alone. – Jasmin Bade

“I’m Fine” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

About Jasmin Bade
Jasmin Bade is a country singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Having dreamed of living in Nashville from the age of 6, she made the move in 2018. Pulling from the classic country she listened to growing up, as well as the pop hits heard on today’s charts, Jasmin’s writing focuses on love, relationships with others and relationships with ourselves, most recently bringing to light the topic of mental health in her first single.
Twitter: @JasminBadeMusic
IG: JasminBadeMusic