Leon Vynehall Ditched the Dance Floor and Wrote a Novella to Inspire Debut Album 'Nothing Is Still'

Leon Vynehall Ditched the Dance Floor and Wrote a Novella to Inspire Debut Album 'Nothing Is Still'

“No journey starts or ends. Journeys only unravel outwards,” reads the first line  Nothing Is Still, a novella by electronic music producer Leon Vynehall with Max Sztyber. The passage fers a telling clue into Vynehall’s mindset in creating his full-length debut the same name.   This particular journey began on a boat to New York more than 50 years ago. Borne dusty […]

Witch Prophet Seeks Deep Connection on 'The Golden Octave'

Witch Prophet Seeks Deep Connection on 'The Golden Octave'

Witch Prophet, aka Ayo Leilani, says the title her debut The Golden Octave refers to “a level sound that penetrates deep into your soul.” It’s a fitting description for the Toronto-based singer-songwriter’s album; Leilani shares bright, multi-faceted songs directly from her soul and into yours.   The Golden Octave took nearly ten years to come together, during which time Leilani […]

Italian Dance Powerhouse Ego Music Expands Its Alliance With Believe

Italian Dance Powerhouse Ego Music Expands Its Alliance With Believe

Ego Music is expanding the role longtime distributor Believe Digital. Ego Music is a top Italian label in the dance market.  Now, the company is extending — and expanding — its alliance with Believe Digital. The French company already provides digital distribution services for Ego’s back catalog.  With the broader alliance, it will now also work on its new releases.  “The […]

California Senate Passes SB 822, the 'Gold Standard' of State Net Neutrality Laws

California Senate Passes SB 822, the 'Gold Standard' of State Net Neutrality Laws

California’s Senate has just passed SB 822, the most stringent net neutrality law to date.  A mirror bill is also being advanced in New York State. An extremely tough net neutrality bill is advancing steadily in the State California.  Just this (Wednesday) afternoon, the California Senate approved SB 822, easily the toughest state net neutrality protection bill yet. The vote […]

California's State Senate Is About to Vote on SB 822 — the Strongest State Net Neutrality Law Yet

California's State Senate Is About to Vote on SB 822 — the Strongest State Net Neutrality Law Yet

California’s Senate is now taking a critical vote on SB 822, considered the strongest state net neutrality law to date — and a major challenge to the FCC. Washington State and Oregon have already passed net neutrality protection laws.  But California’s law is considered far stronger, and extremely problematic for the FCC and ISPs if passed. Now, net neutrality champions are […]

In-Venue Music Recognition Technology Is Changing Artist Payouts — One Country at a Time

In-Venue Music Recognition Technology Is Changing Artist Payouts — One Country at a Time

One the biggest challenges confronting the music industry is simple recognition.  If a song is played, is it actually recognized, processed, and paid? In the U.S., that’s a serious question on the streaming side, where some estimates peg unrecognized mechanical licenses in the 25-35% range.  But worldwide, serious concerns also surround the recognition in-venue plays, particularly at clubs, festivals, and […]

The Moog 'Grandmother' Synth Has Been Unleashed — And Guitar Center Got the Exclusive

The Moog 'Grandmother' Synth Has Been Unleashed — And Guitar Center Got the Exclusive

The Moog ‘Grandmother’ Synth will soon be surfacing at Guitar Center. Moog aficionados are ten religiously attached to the brand.  The employee-owned company is the leading producer analog synthesizers in the world, and a fixture among many musicians and composers.  Indeed, the legacy its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog, is felt throughout the company’s product lineup. Now, […]

Clyde Kelly – Bands Up

Clyde Kelly – Bands Up

Clyde Kelly’s new single “Bands Up” represents a clear step forward for the young MC, who appears to be finding his sound somewhere between boom-bap hip-hop and electronic dance music. “Bands Up” is an up-beat track with a tropical feel, and the first line the hook, “finally got my bands up,” is delivered pristinely over the see-sawing, fuzz-washed synth. “Bands […]