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Tommy James Draggin’ The Line 2020 Spotify single features Steven VanZandt of Bruce Springsteen band

Tommy James, legendary star of Tommy James and the Shondells, drops a stellar remake of his hit, “Draggin The Line (2020 Version)”, featuring Emmy Award-winning rapper T.O.N.E-z and celebrated guitarist Steven van Zandt. Steven van Zandt is the beloved guitarist of Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band and fronts his own Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul.

Listen on Spotify at: Draggin’ the Line -2020 version\

The original “Draggin The Line” was a top 5 single in 1971. In 2019, James released Alive, his first album in ten years where he included the hip-hop-infused “Draggin’ The Line” (2020 Version). The album charted #10 on Billboard’s Independent Chart.

Tommy James has long been known as a music innovator and masterful writer and producer, revered for his cutting edge work on his multiple platinum hits including “Crimson & Clover,” Mony Mony,” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.”

 

Although he was a huge hitmaker in the 70’s he has not slowed his roll. Tommy can be heard weekly on his SiriusXM 60s On 6 satellite radio show, and continues to tour the U.S., playing dozens of sold out shows annually. His critically acclaimed autobiography, Me The Mob and The Music, has a film version in the works with producer Barbara DeFina (Good Fellas, Casino).

 

Stay up to date with Tommy by checking out:

www.TommyJames.com  

 

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First Round Qualifying X Factor Participants The General Brothers Release New Songs on SoundCloud

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Keep an eye out for up and coming pop rock band The General Brothers as they make their way through qualifying rounds for The X Factory (Italy) to participate on the show. From Naples, Italy, the five piece band recently released a video for their song “Feel the Magic” on their YouTube page here: http://bit.ly/GeneralBrothers-YT.

 

The band recently released their self-titled debut available for free streaming on Soundcloud here: http://bit.ly/GB-Soundcloud. The album features seven tracks of original music written by the band’s lead singer Angelo Esposito. Before adding the rest of the band’s lineup, Esposito started the band as an acoustic duo with his brother Andrea until they later decided to go for a more developed sound. They are influenced by a variety of genres from folk and rhythm and blues all the way to electronic and funk.

 

Their unique sound and passion shine through in their music and performances. Follow them on Instagram here: http://bit.ly/GeneralBrothers-IG, visit their YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/GeneralBrothers-YT, and their official website here: www.TheGeneralBrothers.com

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Hip Hop Culture Is Gaining Some Fresh Talent From Promising Rapper Terrance Hunt And His New Single Mary J

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Hip Hop culture is gaining some fresh talent from promising rapper Terrance Hunt and his music video for his new single “Mary J”. The video features Hunt showcasing his MC skills while trading bars off with RakanNn. Hunt uses music as a getaway to express pain, love, and everyday life- making his music even more powerful over his solid beats. A car accident at the age of eleven deeply affected his life, which opened up his mind to the world of poetry and rap. Hunt is currently signed with indie record label, Raw Entertainment. Watch “Mary J ft. RakanNn” on Youtube and see what everyone is talking about.

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Look Forward to Hearing Popular New Hip-hop Music by Terrance Hunt on iTunes Now

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Wanting to hear new and popular Hip-Hop music? Terrance Hunt is the artist to look out for on iTunes! His music is influenced by the sounds of hip-hops greatest – Nas and Notorious to Tupac and Jay-Z; Terrance Hunt is creating music to be heard and shared by the world. After a car accident at the age of eleven, Terrance used expression of poetry – in-turn his poetry into rap verses. Now signed with Indie Record Label Raw Entertainment, Hunt is bringing “songs that speak pain, love, and everyday life,” to people all around the world.

“Mary J” (feat. RakanNn) is his latest music video, which shows shots of Terrance; a young woman; and a middle aged man. Hunt is shown throughout the video, rapping, while the woman plays off seductive cues, and RakanNn raps to the words of the song. This Hip-Hop video shows expression with slow motion and reverse effects involved, letting the viewer feel the words that conveyed throughout. Go check out Terrance Hunt’s single, “Mary J,” if you have not done so on Youtube.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Terrance Hunt, listen to “Mary J”on iTunes. To stay connected and find out current happenings, you can go to his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out more music on Youtube. For more additional information, you can go to his official website: www.TerranceHuntMusic.com.

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New Jersey’s emerging Hip Hop Star Frank Mizzy Finalizes Solo EP!

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New Jersey native and emerging hip hop star Frank Mizzy is promoting leadership and perserverance through his music. After experiencing major breakthroughs with his group Diverse Elegance, Frank is stepping out on his own to make an even bigger name for himself! Diverse Elagance was nominated as Group of The Year at both the Underground Music Awards and Indie Elite Music Awards and they did several College Radio tours on the East Coast.

Balancing work as the President of Capital Grind Entertainment, being an artist/songwriter, and obtaining his Master’s Degree, Frank maintains a positive influence on those around him and hopes his music will do the same.  Frank Mizzy is definitely an artist to watch, look for his solo EP this summer as well as the launch of Capital Grind Entertainment’s Dream Made brand.It’s a vision, a voice, a lifestyle…Dream Made.

Visit FrankMizzy.com (OR http://bit.ly/FrankMizzy) for more information and to hear some of Frank Mizzy’s new songs!

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Check out Boston’s freshest Hip Hop act Laz and Cat with their new single Swagger Dance

Laz and Cat, self-proclaimed Hip-Hop Dynamic-Duo, from Boston are releasing their third single off their debut album – TRICITY VOL. 1, entitled “SWAGGER DANCE,” a bass-booming, vibration-moving, dirty-south inspired hip-hop song that encourages people to make your own dance move no matter how crazy or ridiculous it may be. You can listen to and download “Swagger Dance” here: bit.ly/SwaggerDance.
Laz and Cat are “two minds” from different lifestyles who have come together to make “one sound” in current Hip-Hop styles with a mild fusion in Pop & R&B styles. You can describe this duo as exciting, entertaining, engaging, and a “production force” able to produce music & film all in-house.
If you like New Boyz’ Jerk and Cali Swag District’s Teach Me How to Dougie, listen to Laz and Cat’s new single “SWAGGER DANCE”. You can copy the Jerk or the do the Dougie, but if you got your own swagger you can make your own dance.
“This song (Swagger Dance) is definitely a different, energetic, and fresh concept that Laz & I put together in the studio, and personally I think will catch on like wildfire once people hear it” says Cat. “If you got yourself a little Swag, meaning confidence, that innate quality that makes you a very special person, and you can do whatever dance you can do fluently, and you put a little swag on it, then you got yourself a dance.”
Swagger Dance is off of Laz & Cat’s debut album, “Tricity Vol. 1” which is available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, Sprint & Verizon VCAST, among many other online retail websites worldwide. You can learn more about Laz & Cat by visiting their website at http://music.triceptus.com, or their Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/lazuruscatipus.

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Attn. Booking Agents – Now booking Stars of America with Headliner Idol Ruben Studdard plus Nikki McKibbin, Jasmine Trias, Brandon Rogers, Haley Scarnato, and Micahel Johns

Booking Agents! Revenue boosting live concert event: Stars of America now available for booking worldwide! This Live Concert Tour is headlined by season two American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. Since his win, he was nominated for a 2002 Grammy for his song “Superstar,” and has released four major albums. He has brought in huge ticket sales in such musicals as Ain’t Misbehavin’ and achieved further fame on his many live appearances on The View, Oprah, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Eager fans ready to line up at the Box Office for Studdard will be elated to find he is accompanied by other idol favorites such as the red-haired rocker Nikki McKibbin, Platinum Album artist Jasmine Trias, TV personality Brandon Rogers, Country ‘Cutie’ Haley Scarnato, and Aussie soul singer Michael Johns.

Every one of these stars reaped millions of viewers and tens of thousands of fans as finalists on the popular television show American Idol. These fans have proved their loyalty by continuing to follow the careers of these performers, including attending live concerts such as this.

View TV Spot for Bookers here

:30 & :60 Radio Spots for Bookers here

*While the above mentioned premier line-up is available Worldwide, we are also able to create an exclusive custom tailored line-up by Promoter, or Market utilizing these Idols as well and/or other Idol fan favorites.

For booking, contact:
Mike Rand
Popular Music
(248) 595-8742
Mike@PopMusicLive.net
http://www.PopMusicLive.net

*The information posted herein has been provided to this blogger who has been compensated to disseminate same; and/or some of the views posted herein are the opinion of the blogger.

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Webcast of Live Xmas Concert Featuring 11 former American Idols. View for 30 days @ .26 cents a day until January 5

Pay-per-view Webcast to be filmed at Live Concert Featuring 11 former American Idols on Saturday, December 5, 7:30 pm (PST)

Worldwide pay-per-view webcast, only $7.99 for up to 30 days of viewing (Dec. 5 to Jan. 5); watch as often as you wish. The webcast includes behind the scenes pre-show interviews with all 11 Idols as well as the 2-hour live show!

Get your webcast ticket here: http://bit.ly/AmericanXmas

AMERICAN CHRISTMAS features an amazing lineup including the original red-haired rocker from season one, NIKKI McKIBBIN, who made appearances on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab and VH1’s Sober House in 2008; platinum recording artist, second runner up in season three, JASMINE TRIAS; TV Guide Channel correspondent and Idol Tonight co-host BRANDON ROGERS. Also performing are HALEY SCARNATO, ALEXIS STONE LOPEZ, RJ HELTON, LINDSEY CARDINALE, SUNDANCE HEAD,
NIKKO SMITH, CHEKEZIE, and AMY DAVIS!

The show will be held at The Lincoln Theater in Napa Valley, California! The Idols will be singing holiday classics from the American Christmas CD, and several Idols will be debuting brand new songs!

*This show is produced by Chenoa Music and is not affiliated in any way with American Idol, 19 TV Ltd., 19 Entertainment, Fremantle Media North America, Inc. or any other company or organization.

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New music show on DISH Network and Cable features behind the scenes of Multi-Cultural Music

Hey all you Music lovers out there!

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What do The Jazz Crusaders, India.Arie, Wyclef Jean, Amy Grant, CECE Winans, Roberta Flack, Donnie McClurkin, and Jon Secada have in common? They are all performing, showing their videos, interviewing and/or appearing on the all new multi-cultural music television show, Yhur Music TV coming your way this season!

The 1/2 hour show airs Monday through Saturday at Noon* starting September 5th on Dish Network’s Colours TV Channel 9407 or 9396; as well as via various Cable Affiliates – find the channel in your area here

Additionally, the interactive show plays the music YOU want to hear – it’s “Yhur Music Yhur Way”. The once a week Indie music show on Wednesdays* also provides an outlet for Independent artists to get their music video aired on national television! Tune in to find out how to enter your video!

You can get weekly show updates & correspond with us on Twitter, Facebook and mySpace

Tune into Yhur Music TV* on….
Mondays – Yhur WORLD Music TV
Tuesdays – Yhur JAZZ, R&B, SOUL Music TV
Wednesdays – Yhur INDIE ARTISTS Music TV
Thursdays – Yhur GOSPEL Music TV
Fridays – Yhur LATIN Music TV
Saturdays – Yhur HIP HOP Music TV

• Airtime & genre specific show days are subject to change

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THE BEST Digital Distributor new accepting new Artists

As an Indie Artist, I’m sure you know its “buyer beware” when it comes to signing on for Digital Distribution. After “being taken for a ride” by a few others promising the moon, I FINALLY FOUND A DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD.

http://www.GlobalTraxOnline.com has over 25 years experience distributing artists like Ben E. King, India.Arie, Martha Reeves, Duke Ellington, Sounds of Blackness, Willie Jolley, Joe Lovano and more. We paid just $25 (+ $10/month for 6 months) – totally doable – with 5 band members it was just $5 each up front and $2.00 a month and they distributed our digital CD to nearly 400 TOP digital and mobile stores like iTunes, TeamMobile, Rhapsody, eMusic, Beatport, Ruckus, Verizon Wireless, VirginMobile and more. They provided us a marketing campaign that we as a Band can implement, a barcode to track our royalty payments, and THIS IS SO GREAT – they answer our questions and offer advice on things we need day-to-day; via email on a regular basis – this is invaluable.

Go to http://www.GlobalTraxOnline.com and you can get going right away; then you’ll mail them your CD. Finally, its great to find a distributor that DELIVERS ON THEIR PROMISE! Nothing to loose, everything to gain.

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