If you are interested in making music, you want to be a pop star and have not got the foggiest idea what to do or how to take your music to the next level, I strongly advise you take a look at this fascinating book by Russell C Brennan. It is jam packed with lots of tips and advice and I have to say that I could not put it down when I got it, resulting in a very late night and bleary eyse in the morning. Russell has been there and done it so is not a typical music biz expert pontificating at indie artists but he has been an artist (still is), ran a label, been a manager so knows what he is talking about. However, it’s his style that does it for me. This book is written in everyday, down to earth English and though it is UK centric, it is still relevant for those outside the UK. Check it out now (click the link below)
Canadian duo Majid Jordan featured in Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and are going from strength to strength with their EP “A Place Like This”.
One thing we love about this EP is it’s sparse arrangement and synth pop feel to it which at times reminds us of Wham and Culture Club. The vocals are very good, which is what you’d expect from and R&B act but the choice of sounds and instruments is particularly brilliant.
listen and share the playlist below.
We’ve been raving about this song all week and now you can watch the official music video. Let’s hope it goes all the way to the top of the charts.
UB40’s Ali Campbell has recently released a fabulous new single called Silhouette. Reggae lovers will enjoy the groovy basslines, hypnotic guitars and Ali’s excellent voice. We love this single and give it a solid 8/10. Let us know your thoughts and how you’d rate the single out of ten.
If you enjoyed this video, sit back and enjoy the rest of the videos we have put together in the My Hot Music playlist.
I must admit I was a little cautious when I first heard this song. It was such a departure from Gotye’s version and I didn’t fancy it at all. But after a few listens it has grown on me and Leahcar has done such a tremendous job. Taken from the album “Romantique”, Heart’s A Mess gets a solid 8/10 from us. Could she be Australia’s Adele? Time will tell.
This is a song for YOU! Another brilliant tune from Mel Jade. The song is taken from her debut album ALIVE which is out now from iTunes and all other leading retailers. Mel Jade is a rising pop star who is doing this all by herself without any label or management. She loves making music videos and one for the future.
Really love this! Taken from Joss Stone’s fourth studio album Colour Me Free! “Could Have Been You” is just pure perfection. It’s passionate, polished and pulsating. Joss delivers a fine vocal, the violins tug at one’s heart strings and it has gone into repeat on our player.
Congrats to Belgian-Australian artist Gotye on winning 3 Grammies: Best Pop Duo Performance, Best Alternative Album, and Record Of The Year. What we find very interesting was the fact that the record was ignored by Australia’s commercial radio stations but kept on climbing the chart, then got picked up by Ashton Kutcher, Lily Allen and others on Twitter, got a ton of views on Youtube and was virtually unstoppable. Would have been nice if the producers at radio picked up on such an obvious hit but of course being independent, not from X-Factor, or trashy pop a la Kesha, they couldn’t see it as a hit when they could have championed it from day one. Anyway it goes to prove a hit will always find its way to the top. Congratulations Gotye from myhotmusic.com. We knew it was a hit the first time we heard it.
It has a sort of 80s meets now vibe but with a pretty good chorus. Mel wants trash and treasure probably 2 very opposite gifts but it’s a pretty decent song. We’ve been following Mel Jade’s progress for a few years now and believe she is on the verge of something big. One to watch and our first tip of 2013. Wow it is February already!