music industry – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 20:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://schlammpeitziger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png music industry – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ 32 32 Elton John played his last official concert in Dallas on Friday https://schlammpeitziger.com/elton-john-played-his-last-official-concert-in-dallas-on-friday/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 02:57:37 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/elton-john-played-his-last-official-concert-in-dallas-on-friday/ Elton John began his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in September 2018 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The first leg of the tour saw two mesmerizing sold-out shows at the American Airlines Center in Dallas two months later in December. On Thursday and Friday night, John gave what will officially be his final performances in Dallas proper, […]]]>

Elton John began his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in September 2018 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The first leg of the tour saw two mesmerizing sold-out shows at the American Airlines Center in Dallas two months later in December.

On Thursday and Friday night, John gave what will officially be his final performances in Dallas proper, though North Texas will have one last chance to see the legendary singer-songwriter again at Globe Life Field in September before John does. his last farewell to Europe and Oceania.

In 2018, John gave a sprawling performance highlighting hits and deep cuts such as 1971’s “Indian Sunset.” Crazy through the water and “All the Girls Love Alice” from 1973 goodbye yellow brick road. For John’s last show in Dallas, however, the showman gave a more streamlined set that jumped right into the good stuff.

The arena was packed. Hundreds of fans of all ages donned their chic Elton John best – some in sequins, some in dazzling jumpsuits and others in bright sunglasses that could be seen from the ground when the lights went out.

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Fans turned out on Friday night to see Sir Elton at the AAC.

Andrew Sherman

John entered the small staircase in a long, shiny coat bearing his initials, limping a little from a recent hip injury. Still, the crowd rose as the great rock ‘n’ roll pianist sat down in front of his grand piano.

The video backdrop behind John at the start of the concert gave the audience a glimpse of the real blood, sweat and tears the singer shed on his way to this moment. It displayed a revised version of the goodbye yellow brick road album cover, showing an older John walking into green pastures. Behind him was a young John, sitting in his iconic sequined Dodgers jersey among empty, crushed beer cans. On the other side, we could distinguish a fallen “Goodbye”, replaced by a “Farewell” in place of the title of the album. On the letters there were splatters of blood.

Click to enlarge Elton John's last performance in Dallas was joyful and tragic.  -ANDREW SHERMAN

Elton John’s last performance in Dallas was joyful and tragic.

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To say the concert was moving is an understatement. The whole night was underlined by the thought that John would never perform in front of a Dallas audience again, and hearing the singer go through decades of hits so many of us were raised on was as nostalgic as it was tragic. John’s music will be with us forever, sure, but hearing his voice falter slightly and watching him rise to his feet at times, one can’t help but think there’s more to this tour than a farewell to the music industry.

The video backdrop would further serve to heighten the emotional gravity of the night. Whether it’s the LGBTQ-centric video for “Philadelphia Freedom,” people of color being lifted during “Border Song,” or Marilyn Monroe’s beautiful depiction of life in “Candle In The Wind,” each video has shed light on the many causes John has defended throughout his turbulent and distinguished career.

Click to enlarge Sir Elton made us dance tiny in our seats and cry loudly.  - ELTON JOHN

Sir Elton made us dance tiny in our seats and cry loudly.

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Still, all the strong emotions aside, John remained in wonderful spirit throughout the night’s 22-song setlist. Despite his hip injury and his age, John still stood up at the end of almost every song to greet audience members from front to back, smiling and thanking them for coming as if people didn’t. hadn’t planned their presence at the Friday Night Show in years. John even joked about his age in the first encore song of the night, “Cold Heart,” which recently made the singer the first artist to break into the top 10 in six decades thanks to the collaboration with Dua Lipa.

“I’m not going to lie to you,” John said wryly, “It’s great to have a hit when you’re 74.”

While John may not be the superhuman singer and performer he once was, his latest performance in Dallas proved he doesn’t have to be. Watching a legendary singer of John’s stature isn’t about seeing the greatest spectacle or showman on Earth. It’s about reliving all the times John’s music served as the soundtrack and cheering on the man who made it all possible.

Click to enlarge Sometimes the hips lie.  Sir Elton was in top form during his Friday show in Dallas.  -ANDREW SHERMAN

Sometimes the hips lie. Sir Elton was in top form during his Friday show in Dallas.

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Click to enlarge Elton John played his last gig in Dallas on Friday, but he'll be back in Arlington in September.  -ANDREW SHERMAN

Elton John played his last gig in Dallas on Friday, but he’ll be back in Arlington in September.

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Atif is the most streamed Pakistani artist on Spotify internationally https://schlammpeitziger.com/atif-is-the-most-streamed-pakistani-artist-on-spotify-internationally/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 05:59:40 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/atif-is-the-most-streamed-pakistani-artist-on-spotify-internationally/ Nearly a year ago, Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming platform, entered the Pakistani market with a commitment to help local artists reach new fans and build careers, both in country and abroad, thanks to its tools and functionalities which allow the discovery of artists. 365 days later, Spotify celebrates its first anniversary by unveiling […]]]>

Nearly a year ago, Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming platform, entered the Pakistani market with a commitment to help local artists reach new fans and build careers, both in country and abroad, thanks to its tools and functionalities which allow the discovery of artists. 365 days later, Spotify celebrates its first anniversary by unveiling how Pakistani music is being discovered and enjoyed around the world.

Pakistani artists have found a global stage

According to data from Spotify, more than 19,590 songs have been added to the platform by creators in Pakistan over the past year. Among the 184 markets, with 406 million listeners worldwide in which Spotify operates, the top countries listening to Pakistani music are India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Spotify data also revealed who are the most streamed Pakistani artists outside the country. Atif Aslam has become the most listened to Pakistani artist abroad, with his hits Kadi Te Has Bol with Velo Sound Station, Jeena Jeena (Badlapur) and Tere Sang Yaara ranking in the top 10 most listened songs of Pakistan abroad.

Acclaimed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was the second most streamed Pakistani artist overseas, and his uncle, the legendary Qawwali maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan came third. Momina Mustehsan took fourth place and Bilal Saeed came fifth.

Baari by Bilal Saeed and Momina Mustehsan, the ultimate love song for millions of listeners, won first place as the most listened to local song abroad. The power duo made another appearance with Uchiyaan Deewaraan in fourth place, and Momina Mustehsan came in ninth place with Adnan Dhool in Awari. Plus, hits from rap duo Young Stunners Guman, Do not worry with Rap Demon and Afsanay came third, seventh and eighth respectively.

Local genres are exported around the world

Pakistani music crossing borders has had another notable moment in the past year, with 11% of the Pakistani indie genre airing in the US, seeing growth of more than 150% globally in the past year. . Additionally, Pakistani Electronic is gaining momentum locally and internationally, with 23% of the genre streamed in the US, Canada, UK and Germany, paving the way for a 223% increase in global streams. since the launch of Spotify.

Talking about how things have changed for him since Spotify entered the local scene, Turhan James, a Pakistani electronic music producer, said, “I’m so happy to see my music being heard so much since the launch of Spotify in Pakistan. Personally, I think it was a complete game-changer for our music industry. The platform gave artists the opportunity to showcase their work to millions of people, not just in Pakistan but around the world, while giving listeners the ability to consume music they would never encounter. It’s been a blessing!”

Local hip-hop was also among the most popular genres overseas. More than 63% of the genre’s streams came from outside the country and saw a growth in global streams of nearly 70%.

Spotify Streaming Trends in Pakistan February 2021-February 2022:

Top Local Artists Streamed Outside Pakistan:

1. Atif Aslam
2. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
4. Momina Mustehsan
5. Bilal Said
6. Shafqat Amanat Ali
7. Talha Anjoum
8. Talha Yunus
9. Asim Azhar
10. Young stunners

Pakistan’s Best Songs Streamed Abroad:

1. Baari- Bilal Said, Momina Mustehsan
2. Pehli Dafa – Atif Aslam, Shiraz Uppal
3. Guman – Young stunners
4. Uchiyaan Deewaraan -Bilal Said, Momina Mustehsan
5. Kadi Te Has Bol – Atif Aslam, Velo Sound Station
6. Jeena Jeena (Badlapur)- Atif Aslam
7. Do not worry – Rap demon, young stunners
8. Afsanay – Young stunners
9. Awari – Adnan Dhool, Momina Mustehsan
ten. Tere Sang Yaara -Atif Aslam

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Life Changing Encounters: Encounters with the King of gqom, DJ Lag – Features https://schlammpeitziger.com/life-changing-encounters-encounters-with-the-king-of-gqom-dj-lag-features/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 15:37:17 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/life-changing-encounters-encounters-with-the-king-of-gqom-dj-lag-features/ Growing up in the low-income township of Clermont, joining carjacking teams was the best way to earn a living, with many around him losing their lives to career crime when he chose to go into the business instead. dance, sports and music. A boyfriend of his mother’s noted his preoccupation with music and told him […]]]>

Growing up in the low-income township of Clermont, joining carjacking teams was the best way to earn a living, with many around him losing their lives to career crime when he chose to go into the business instead. dance, sports and music. A boyfriend of his mother’s noted his preoccupation with music and told him about some new software he could use to create his own sounds, so he decided to try emulating what he had heard in his favorite hip hop songs. At the time, he had just celebrated his 10th birthday.

Unable to afford decent equipment after his mother and young man separated, DJ Lag felt a lingering void until his mother decided to buy him a laptop in high school. Despite the lure of his peers seeking to impose their power in destructive ways, DJ Lag yearned to create; having spent years watching kwaito’s child star and family friend Msawawa releasing his first album at the age of 7 while their grandmothers were chatting together on the weekends. It is therefore not surprising that his own youth never appeared as an obstacle to his success. Over time, Msawawa’s legacy multiplied, as did DJ Lag’s desire to be seen as more than just an aimless product of his circumstances. He wanted to know what it was like to live beyond the confines of the classroom, to know more, to see and do more, and to be truly known.

Read next: The Cover Mix: DJ Lag

At the age of 19, DJ Lag understood that he had to stand out if he ever wanted to leave his mark. Eventually, his determination, laser-focus and composure led him to champion his own shrewd take on Gqom, harnessing his penchant for cavernous soundscapes in a way that seems to have taken everyone but him by surprise – surpassing by far those who were aiming for a place of importance in South Africa. competitive electronic music scene. DJ Lag saw the genre he had abandoned dominate the South African charts, but even then his faith in the guttural sounds of Gqom was unwavering. Upon the release of his 2016 self-titled EP on Goon Club Allstarscrowds abroad roared for him, with audiences at home in awe.

While the artists around him took every opportunity to preach their importance, DJ Lag let his music do the talking for him, coming from left field in league with local heroes of Moonchild Sanelly, Babes Wodumo and DJ Tira, eventually stepping out with the cream of the internationally acclaimed creative cultures in Diplo, Kelela and Beyoncé; while maintaining a sense of spectral detachment from the noisy machine of the music industry that he would constantly outrun.

Today, genres that have established themselves such as amapiano and afro house have experienced a resurgence that could be attributed to the first steps of this pioneer of Gqom, who over the years has literally traveled far and wide to make himself known. and its South African brand. house known all over the world. Until now, no other local act has featured in so many publications, secured so many partnerships, traveled to so many cities, and conquered so many milestones with a genre created in such a small ecosystem, with such a big impact as the his.

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Singer and entrepreneur Danny K takes over Sweets from Heaven https://schlammpeitziger.com/singer-and-entrepreneur-danny-k-takes-over-sweets-from-heaven/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 18:58:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/singer-and-entrepreneur-danny-k-takes-over-sweets-from-heaven/ Bruce Whitfield talks to award-winning musician Danny K about his plans for the Sweets from Heaven brand. At one time, Bonbons du Ciel was everywhere… but when was the last time you saw a shop? Bruce Whitfield, host of The Money Show Singer Danny K (Daniel Koppel) bought the famous South African brand Sweets from […]]]>

Bruce Whitfield talks to award-winning musician Danny K about his plans for the Sweets from Heaven brand.

At one time, Bonbons du Ciel was everywhere… but when was the last time you saw a shop?

Bruce Whitfield, host of The Money Show

Singer Danny K (Daniel Koppel) bought the famous South African brand Sweets from Heaven.

Image from Sweets from Heaven Facebook page @sweetsfromheavensa

The award-winning musician is the founder and CEO of KD Foods

It served him well during the Covid-19 pandemic, Danny K tells Bruce Whitfield.

The last couple of years have been very tough for the music industry so I’m lucky to have had this interest and this company…I’m in Dubai right now with Bell Foods…watching interesting things around food development…

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

He confirms that his KD Foods has had a relationship with Sweets from Heaven for four to five years, using some of its products.

I am proud to say that we are now the official owners of the brand and the company, all these years later.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

It’s a fantastic brand that many South Africans grew up loving, myself included.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

He acknowledges that Sweets from Heaven stores have been going through a tough time.

However, the intention was never to run retail stores, but to get the brand on prepackaged confectionery.

We may one day reopen stores, but for now the strategy is our pre-packaged confectionery and licensed brand app.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

Even though the stores closed, I don’t think it tarnished the brand.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

You’ll start to see the brand alongside all the “riders” like Maynards and Manhattan. We really think it has the legs and the legacy to be the next big candy brand in the country simply because it has been a part of our lives for so many years…

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

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Our end product must be a priority – From industry players to artists https://schlammpeitziger.com/our-end-product-must-be-a-priority-from-industry-players-to-artists/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 02:20:59 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/our-end-product-must-be-a-priority-from-industry-players-to-artists/ Comparisons between the Ghanaian music industry and those of other countries, especially Nigeria, will certainly continue. Apart from the concern about how Nigerian songs are dominating our airwaves, there have been questions about how our songs and artists have not been able to reach the heights that their Nigerian counterparts have reached in the […]]]>

Comparisons between the Ghanaian music industry and those of other countries, especially Nigeria, will certainly continue.

Apart from the concern about how Nigerian songs are dominating our airwaves, there have been questions about how our songs and artists have not been able to reach the heights that their Nigerian counterparts have reached in the world.


Well, industry players have given their reasons why we seem to be lagging behind and for some of them, our artists need to pay more attention to their end product.


Sound engineer, Appietus said the end product was one of the biggest problems for Ghanaian musicians and why they cannot break into the international market, putting Nigerians and other countries ahead of us.

“When it comes to music, our guys are not doing badly but the problem is with our mastering which is the end product. Most musicians in Ghana will not go to a professional for mastering, so that the final work does not meet international standards.

“People like Nana Acheampong, Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba and most Ghanaian musicians I know used to go to Bodo Staiger, a German musician and producer, to master their works. Kojo Antwi never allowed a black man to master his work but I mastered Adiepena which was an entire album.

“These seasoned musicians paid attention to the end product and that’s why their music always sounds great, but that seems to be lacking lately. Only a handful of musicians turn to professionals for the end product,” he said. he declares. Graphic Showbiz.

Adding his voice to the curation, the Artists Manager, Mr. Logic, said that apart from the final product, there are many things that Ghanaian musicians need to do.

According to him, it is necessary to get the right content, as well as to mix local languages ​​with English to attract foreigners.


“When I talk about content, I mean we have to get away from love songs. You see, 80% of our songs are about love. We have to get away from it and talk about something else. We’re in behind on so many things and we need to speed up.

“Also, we have to market our songs outside because it seems like our songs are only for the Ghanaian market. We have to make songs that travel beyond Ghana, when we know our target audience outside and let’s make the right music for them, we can get our music out there,” he revealed.

Hitz FM Presenter Andy Dosty also agreed with Appietus, adding that sometimes the end products of some of our musicians aren’t good for broadcast.

“It’s like young musicians are just in a rush to get into the studio to record anything, get the name and start playing for money without paying attention to the end product. When it comes to music, we are really doing a fantastic job but these little things are the main concern that we need to address, it is very necessary,” he said.

According to Andy Dosty, as far as he is concerned, Ghanaians are doing better than Nigerian musicians but you just have to put in a little more and they will get there.

Musician Kofi Kinaata recounted Graphic Showbiz that to get international recognition, just like Nigerians, they need to do more international collaborations and have representatives in other countries who will push their music.

“Nigerian musicians and other musicians from other African countries are bold and would call on the right people to get them where they want to go and that is what we should be looking at,” he said.

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Rhythm of Love: In Conversation with Ilitoli Kumsu Shohe https://schlammpeitziger.com/rhythm-of-love-in-conversation-with-ilitoli-kumsu-shohe/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 18:15:28 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/rhythm-of-love-in-conversation-with-ilitoli-kumsu-shohe/ Growing up in a music-loving family, Ilitoli Kumsu Shohe has been fascinated by music since she was a little girl. She participated in the first season of Naga Idol and now successfully juggles her role as a musician and a wife. In today’s Rhythm of Love, Shohe takes us through his musical journey. Eastern Mirror: […]]]>

Growing up in a music-loving family, Ilitoli Kumsu Shohe has been fascinated by music since she was a little girl. She participated in the first season of Naga Idol and now successfully juggles her role as a musician and a wife.

In today’s Rhythm of Love, Shohe takes us through his musical journey.

Eastern Mirror: What inspired you to become a musician? Tell us about your musical journey?

Ilitoli Kumsu Shohe: Coming from a music loving family, my journey into music started when I was only five years old. I grew up listening to my mom’s lullabies, actively participated in my Sunday schools, and it became my first platform to play. My parents observed my quick grasping ability and keen interest in music and made me learn guitar when I was seven years old. I remember it was such an ethereal experience. There was no music teacher or vocal mentor at that time, so my mom and my teacher taught me songs and prepared me to perform. Music was my passion and I was totally into it, I started participating in all the music competitions and also won prizes in almost all of them, that’s how my musical journey started.

Eastern Mirror: Did you write any originals?

I’ve written a few songs so far, but one song I specifically want to mention is “MY HERO” which I wrote for my dad and recorded in 2020. I share a very close bond with my dad and we always have shared our love for music. I thought my voice was my father’s gift to me; everything I am today is thanks to him. His life inspired and motivated me to write this song for him.

Eastern Mirror: Your first stage performance.

I had my first public appearance in 2003. I was still a student and also had to focus on my studies, but I got my first break in 2006, where I participated in the first season of Naga Idol, organized by MDACC, and that’s where I discovered higher platforms and better opportunities to get a stage not only in Nagaland, but also in different parts of the northeastern states and India.

Eastern Mirror: Do you consider music as your profession?

It’s definitely yes, but in the end it’s all about hard work and smart work.

Eastern Mirror: If you could change one thing about the music industry in Nagaland, what would it be?

1. Provide equal opportunity to all deserving and talented artists, regardless of creed or color.

2. Sort out imitation, because it thwarts the beauty of music.

Eastern Mirror: What has been the best part of being a musician?

The best part of being a musician is that it makes us happy and lets us express ourselves through music, not only does that but it also fascinates others and connects us to the whole world.

Eastern Mirror: What was the hardest part of being a musician?

In my former musical journey, I never faced an uphill battle or struggle to be a musician. But from now on, being a married woman, being a full-time musician sometimes becomes difficult, because the life of a musician is demanding in terms of schedules and time. We have to juggle family responsibilities and chores, art and self and it gets slow to take care of many things at once, especially for a working woman. However, I am so grateful to share that my husband has always been very supportive of me and he was the one who pushed me through my music scene after marriage.

Eastern Mirror: Apart from music, do you have any hobbies or interests?

Yes, in addition to music, planting flowers and collecting them is also in the book of my life. I have a small flower garden right next to my house and it gives me immense joy to see them grow and bloom.

I am also a pet lover; I love animals and have always had them. At this point I am raising a German Shepherd, a Labrador and a Pug. As a woman full of emotions and feelings, I end up falling in love with all my pets; they are my best companions/friends.

Eastern Mirror: What are your strengths that you think have made you a successful musician?

Self-confidence, for which I only believe that confidence is the exceptional element to improve in everything we do.

Eastern Mirror: Highlight of your musical journey so far.

After graduation, I pursued theological studies and obtained my Bachelor of Divinity from Trinity Theological College. After which, I resumed vocal training and did the 8th year in classical singing. I have been in youth ministry and music ministry for five years and released two music albums – Give me life 2017 and Songs for every season 2020.

Right now I am in theoretical music studies and preparing for exams this year hopefully.

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A crossfield country artist prepares for the final showcase of Project WILD https://schlammpeitziger.com/a-crossfield-country-artist-prepares-for-the-final-showcase-of-project-wild/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/a-crossfield-country-artist-prepares-for-the-final-showcase-of-project-wild/ A Crossfield-based country glam artist – inspired by Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline – prepares for his final performance in Project WILD, a competition that seeks to find the next budding country and roots music star of Alberta. Crossfield-based country glam artist Robert Adam prepares for his final performance in Project WILD, a […]]]>

A Crossfield-based country glam artist – inspired by Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline – prepares for his final performance in Project WILD, a competition that seeks to find the next budding country and roots music star of Alberta.

Crossfield-based country glam artist Robert Adam prepares for his final performance in Project WILD, a competition that seeks to find Alberta’s next budding country and roots music star.

The last showcase performance will take place at King Eddy, Calgary’s famous music-centric tavern, on February 25th. He and other Project WILD Top 12 finalists will perform Feb. 24-26.

Each artist is up for a grand prize of $100,000, with second and third place winners receiving $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.

According to a press release issued by Alberta Music and radio station WILD 95.3 FM in Calgary – the contest’s host – following the performances and a public ballot, the top three performers and winners of the season will be selected.

Adam, who entered the contest as a solo artist but also plays with his band The Lucky Stars, said many people describe his musical style as “dreamy” and often refer to him as the “cowboy of the dream angels”. He said he was inspired by people like Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline.

“I specialize in dreamy ’70s-inspired country music with fabulous ’70s-inspired outfits – lots of rhinestones and lots of satin,” he said.

Adam said he also likes to make sure his music has meaning and stays with the listener, even if it’s a “good time song”.

“I like putting on a show for people and going back to a time in country music where it was kind of flashy, it was fun,” he said.

Project WILD, originally launched in 2014, is funded by a $4.9 million grant from the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. The annual competition aims to support emerging Canadian musicians through various boot camps and training initiatives.

Each of the top 12 artists receives a $5,000 development prize, an invitation to a week-long boot camp to hone their skills in performance, songwriting and business strategy, and a chance to win one of the first three aforementioned prizes.

Adam, who grew up in Bonnyville, Alberta, lived in Ontario between 2015 and 2017. Since returning to his home province, he has wanted to be part of Project WILD.

“Since I came back, I really wanted to be in this contest, but I wasn’t developed enough as an artist, I think, to be really taken seriously by the Alberta country music industry,” did he declare. “But this year we participated and it was like a dream come true, although there is still a lot to do in the competition as we approach the final presentation date at the end of the month.”

So far, the top 12 contestants have participated in boot camp, progressed through an activity portfolio, hosted a charity event, designed a unique merchandise item, and collaborated with other artists.

“We’ve done a bunch of challenges already – what we’re left with is our final showcase, and we also have to enter a final report, which is a really big document outlining our marketing and business plans,” he said.

Adam said with increased pressure since January and the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, he began to feel “tremendous stress, inner turmoil and self-doubt” from competition, but added that ‘He has since come to peace with high degree of uncertainty.

“It’s really anybody’s game at this point because every artist has been advantaged and disadvantaged in some way by the way events have unfolded,” he said. “I’ve really come to peace with the fact that I’m going to stay true to what I’ve done.

“I was chosen in the Top 12 for a reason, so I’m going to do what I’m going to do best, with the resources I have to write the best business plan and bring them the best performance and then that’s party to the judges”.

He added that if he wins, it will be a “dream come true”, but if he doesn’t win, he will still continue to make music.

“I never came for money or a benefit. Being a gay country singer, there’s really no upside,” he said of his affiliation with the LGBTQ2S+ community. “I know with that money I could really do great things. things.

“If I don’t win, I’m going to continue on the same path anyway. I’m still going to do great things, and I really believe in it.

He added that he would be happy to see one of his contestants win the top prize.

“I’m just going to carry on like I normally do and whichever first three they pick, I wouldn’t be disappointed,” he said. “I know most of my competitors, I met them before the competition and they are great people, so I can’t even blame them because they all worked really hard too.”

Adam’s new single, Don’t Touch My Rhinestones, can be streamed on various streaming platforms from February 4. For more information or to listen to Adam’s music, visit robertadammusic.com

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Super Bowl LVI pre-game entertainment lineup announced https://schlammpeitziger.com/super-bowl-lvi-pre-game-entertainment-lineup-announced/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:26:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/super-bowl-lvi-pre-game-entertainment-lineup-announced/ NEW YORK – The NFL today announced the pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, which will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, February 13, 2022. The game will be aired on NBC and Telemundo, and streamed. live on Peacock. Multi-Grammy nominated artist Mickey Guyton will sing the […]]]>

NEW YORK – The NFL today announced the pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, which will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, February 13, 2022. The game will be aired on NBC and Telemundo, and streamed. live on Peacock.

Multi-Grammy nominated artist Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem. Mickey’s groundbreaking debut album, Remember Her Name, recently garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year, First-Ever by a Black Artist, as well as nominations for Best Country Song and Best Performance. country solo.

Six-time Grammy-nominated hitmaker Jhené Aiko will sing America the Beautiful. Jhené’s 2020 album Chilombo was nominated for the Grammy Awards “Album of the Year”. ”

On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), renowned actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the national anthem and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language.

American urban contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary accompanied by LA Phil’s YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) perform Lift Every Voice and Sing, conducted by LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins.

Before the game, multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd,will act as the official pre-game DJ during the players’ warm-up.

In honor of the Air Force’s 75th anniversary, the service will perform a one-of-a-kind flyover over SoFi Stadium during the National Anthem. The Air Force Heritage Flight will be a formation consisting of a P-51 Mustang, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, an F-22 Raptor and an F-35A Lightning II.

The NFL previously announced that hitmakers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins as as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton as director.

About Mickey Guyton: Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton “lifts the rafters and distills emotion with impeccable clarity. Its high notes thrill, its nuance in the narration captivates. A star of our time claims his place” (NPR). Guyton recently released his critically acclaimed debut album, Remember Her Name, which was hailed by The Associated Press as “a powerful, personal debut” and Slate as a “scorching recovery of a genre”. With Remember Her Name, Mickey made history as the first black artist to earn a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. The title track “Remember Her Name” also earned Mickey GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. This follows last year’s breakthrough GRAMMY nomination as the first-ever black female solo artist to earn a nod in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me” which she performed. as part of the award ceremony. “Black Like Me” was named one of the Top 10 All-Genre Songs of 2020 by NPR, Billboard and Associated Press. She also co-hosted the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS with Keith Urban and was recently named CMT’s Breakout Artist of the Year.

About Jhené Aiko: Six-time Grammy-nominated hitmaker, author and poet has been at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary music for over a decade. Known for experimenting with a range of styles – from psychedelic to classic R&B to incorporating sound healing and the use of sound bowls into her music – the singer/songwriter has collaborated with Drake, Childish Gambino, John Legend , Summer Walker, Big Sean, Saweetie and many more. Jhené Aiko capped off a breakthrough year in 2020 with over three billion streams worldwide and three Grammy nominations for his R&B masterpiece, Chilombo, including the prestigious ‘Album of the Year’. Chilombo has been nominated for four Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award for Best Female Soul/R&B, two Soul Train Awards, and won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album.

About Mary Mary: Mary Mary is the multi-Grammy® and multi-award winning gospel recording, sister duo of Erica and Tina Campbell. The sisters broke through in 2000 as Mary Mary with the pioneering hit “Shackles (Praise You)”. Since then, the group has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammy® Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Stellar Awards, Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award and many more. After seven Mary Mary albums and more than 20 years in the music industry, the commercially successful and critically acclaimed duo have sold over six million albums. Both Erica and Tina have launched successful, award-winning solo careers. Erica Campbell’s debut solo album, Help, won a Grammy® for Best Gospel Album. Erica is also the host of the nationally broadcast radio show, “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell”. Tina Campbell independently released her first solo album, It’s Personal, winning an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album. Her single, “Too Hard Not To,” from her follow-up album, It’s Still Personal, received a Grammy® nomination for “Best Gospel Performance/Song.” The sisters executive produced and starred in WE tv’s original hit reality series, Mary Mary, for six seasons. Erica and Tina continue to perform as Mary Mary while embracing their solo careers. They are devoted wives and mothers who feel completely blessed to have such a long and acclaimed career in music, while inspiring countless people with their faith.

About YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles): Through YOLA, inspired by LA Music and Artistic Director Phil Gustavo Dudamel’s own training as a young musician, the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, a intensive music education and academic support to over 1,500 young people aged 6-18, enabling them to become essential citizens, creative leaders and agents of change. YOLA musicians perform on acclaimed stages around the world, including the LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, on national and international television shows, and alongside renowned artists. The program, now in its 15th year, has been considered a national model of music education.

About Sandra Mae Frank: Sandra Mae Frank is an accomplished stage and film actress who regularly appears as Dr. Wilder on NBC’s New Amsterdam. Her many references include television roles: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), Daybreak (Netflix), Switched at Birth (Freeform); in cinema: Season of Love, Entangled, Soul to Keep, The Sound of Fear; in music videos: I Dare You by Kelly Clarkson, American Author’s Pride; and in theatre: Spring Awakening on Broadway, as well as regional theater productions. Sandra Mae Frank grew up participating in the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Youth Leadership Program. NAD recognized her in 2019 for her impressive work on stage and in film with the 2019 NAD Matlin Impact Award.

About Zedd:Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist/DJ/producer Zedd debuted with “Clarity” after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has since broken down barriers surrounding musical genres. Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a wide range of artists to create hits including Foxes on “Clarity” (which won Zedd a 2014 GRAMMY® “Best Dance Recording”), Hayley Williams on the hit RIAA-certified platinum, “Stay The Night” (which has racked up over a billion streams), and Selena Gomez on the platinum-certified track, “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at number one on the charts.” Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. He also collaborated with Alessia Cara on their single “Stay”, which amassed over 4.7 billion streams worldwide, held No. 1 on the Radio Top 40 for six consecutive weeks and earned Zedd his second nomination. at the GRAMMY® Awards, and with Maren Morris and Gray on the monster hit The Middle”, which landed Zedd #2 on Radio’s Top 40. Digitally, the song has over 4 billion plays worldwide and has earned Zedd received three GRAMMY® nominations, including “Record Of The Year”, “Song Of The Year” and “Best Pop Duo Or Group Performance”.

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On My Radar: Cultural Highlights from Mark Oliver Everett | Eels https://schlammpeitziger.com/on-my-radar-cultural-highlights-from-mark-oliver-everett-eels/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/on-my-radar-cultural-highlights-from-mark-oliver-everett-eels/ SSinger-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, 58, is the frontman of alternative rock band Eels and is also known by the stage name E. Since 1996, Eels has released 13 studio albums, including the famous beautiful monster, Electro Shock Blues and Flashing lights and other revelations. Eels won Best International Breakthrough Act at the 1998 […]]]>

SSinger-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, 58, is the frontman of alternative rock band Eels and is also known by the stage name E. Since 1996, Eels has released 13 studio albums, including the famous beautiful monster, Electro Shock Blues and Flashing lights and other revelations. Eels won Best International Breakthrough Act at the 1998 Brit Awards, while a 2007 BBC documentary about Everett and his father, physicist Hugh Everett III, won an award from the Royal Television Society. He lives in Los Angeles. The new album of Anguilles, Extreme Witchcraft, will be released on January 28 and they will be touring the UK from March.

Photography: Feral House

1. Book

Glamor Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Real Vampire, Maila Nurmi by Sandra Nurmi

I really like biographies, because I’m interested in the possibilities of human life and what people have gone through. Came across this book about America’s first horror animator, Vampira – she was portrayed in the Tim Burton movie Ed Wood. It was written by his niece and it’s fascinating and full of jaw-dropping moments. For example, she ends up getting pregnant with Orson Welles’ child, but never tells him and gives the child up for adoption. The child had no idea his father was Welles until Vampira’s niece contacted him when he was in his 50s or 60s.

2. Documentary

Come Back (Disney+)

The Beatles in the studio.
The Beatles in the studio. Photography: TCD/Prod.DB/Alamy

I was very skeptical about it, because of all the hype surrounding it – I’m an extreme Beatles nerd. There’s nothing I know more than The Beatles and I just thought this was going to be a slide on history. I’m happy to say that Peter Jackson proved me completely wrong – it’s unbelievable. I don’t know how no one else thought of doing this for 50 years. It was really interesting to me how sweet and nice John Lennon was throughout the story. And, of course, when Ringo admits to farting, it’s a highlight.

3.Movie

Coco (Pixar, 2017)

A scene from Coco.
A scene from Coco. Photography: Pixar/Disney/Allstar

One of the great things about To recover documentary was, as the father of a four-year-old, I was thrilled that there was finally something on Disney+ for dad to watch. One of the other things I discovered there was the movie coconut, to which I was late in coming. I’ve seen it now probably 100 times with my son and I still can’t get enough of it. It’s particularly in my wheelhouse because it’s about life and death and manages to connect the two in a beautiful and truly moving way. I honestly think it’s one of the best movies ever made.

4. Youtube

Brittany Howard NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

I knew Brittany Howard’s music and loved her songs that I had heard. And then I came across his Tiny Desk Concert and it’s breathtaking. It’s as good as the music gets, in my book. You gotta watch this and listen to the first song, stay high – it’s an incredible and breathtaking performance. He has this indescribable magic: it’s gospel, super moving and what he says is a beautiful feeling, said in a way that no one has really said before.

5. Graphic Novel

The loneliness of the long-term cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

Panels from The Loneliness of Long Distance cartoonist Adrian Tomine.
Panels from The Loneliness of Long Distance cartoonist Adrian Tomine. Photography: Adrian Tomine / Drawn & Quarterly

Graphic novels were a huge influence on me in the early days of Eels. It’s a very nice autobiographical book and it’s both very funny and wacky because Tomine portrays a lot of embarrassing stories about himself. It’s very open and honest, and it also has some really emotional parts and will probably bring you to tears at some point. My favorite genre: funny and heartbreaking. He’s really good at being completely honest about being an artist, having some fame, and navigating people knowing who he is or not knowing who he is.

6. Box together

The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters by Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry.
Bobbie Gentry. Photograph: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy

Bobbie Gentry is an incredible, somewhat underrated artist. This box set contains his seven albums – the latest from 1971 – plus tons of unreleased stuff. She is one of the few people to have said, “I’m going to leave” and to mean it. She really knew what she was doing in all areas: singing, composing, choreography. She often produced her music but was not recognized by it. I think the reason she quit and disappeared was because she was a woman who wasn’t taken seriously in the music industry. She probably got fed up and said, “No, I don’t need it.”

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Rap world reacts to knife death of Drakeo the Ruler https://schlammpeitziger.com/rap-world-reacts-to-knife-death-of-drakeo-the-ruler/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 23:56:40 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/rap-world-reacts-to-knife-death-of-drakeo-the-ruler/ [ad_1] Rapper Snoop Dogg said on Sunday he was “saddened” and “PRAYING FOR PEACE IN HIP HOP” after colleague Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed at the Once Upon a Time in LA concert at Banc of California Stadium . “My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Sovereign,” Snoop […]]]>


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Rapper Snoop Dogg said on Sunday he was “saddened” and “PRAYING FOR PEACE IN HIP HOP” after colleague Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed at the Once Upon a Time in LA concert at Banc of California Stadium .

“My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Sovereign,” Snoop Dogg said in an Twitter statement. He wrote that he was in his dressing room when the stabbing occurred and decided to leave the festival “immediately”, where it was scheduled to perform later on Saturday night.

“I am not for anything negative and as one of the many artists I was there to spread positive vibes only in my town of LA,” the statement read.

Drakeo the Ruler – a South LA native whose real name was Darrell Caldwell – was backstage when a row broke out between several people and he was stabbed, a source told The Times.

Ice Cube and 50 Cent were also part of the festival’s lineup. As of Sunday morning, no arrests had been made for this murder.

Prominent industry stars mourned the loss. “For real wtf are we doing,” wrote popular rapper Drake in an Instagram Stories post. “[You] always caught my mind with your RIP Drakeo energy. Rapper Saweetie tweeted: “Man Drakeo has always been super cool and respectful. Prayers for his RIP The Ruler family.

Rapper Jim Jones urged other rappers to stay safe. “They know who we are because of our fame but we don’t know who they are because of our fame”, Jones wrote in an Instagram post. “It feels like we’ve lost a rapper every week this year. … Rappers have the most dangerous jobs in the world, I stand by my statement. ”

Caldwell, 28, had previously been acquitted of murder and attempted murder in the 2016 murder of a 24-year-old man. Prosecutors have tried Caldwell again on related conspiracy charges, which ended in a plea deal from Caldwell, who left prison in November 2020.

“We spent the most difficult two years together fighting for his freedom, in the face of life, before we released a free man just over a year ago,” tweeted Caldwell’s attorney John Hamasaki. . “Thanks to that, we became friends, then like family. I don’t even know how to start dealing with this. Thanks for the kind messages. ”

Others in the music industry paid tribute to the influential South LA rapper, noting that his death was all the more tragic due to the legal challenges he overcame.

“RIP Drakeo, the West Coast’s greatest artist in a generation, a legend who invented a new rap language of slippery cadences, jittery rhythms and psychedelic slang, which has twice beaten life to suffer the most tragic fate imaginable. ” tweeted music journalist Jeff Weiss.. “My love for his friends, family and everyone who understands the struggle he has endured and who adores his music. He was special, a rightful genius and a kind, caring friend.

Long Beach rapper Joey Fatts has raised concerns about the safety of the location where Caldwell was stabbed, and he referred to the Astroworld festival where 10 people were killed in a crowd surge during a Travis Scott concert. “Drakeo was killed while working. I was there for a performance, “he tweeted.” No reason for a knife to sneak into a music festival. “

Organizers of the Once Upon a Time in LA festival did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the safety conditions. The festival’s public-facing social media platforms did not acknowledge the artist’s death. His most recent posts were Saturday night, telling attendees the show was ending early and heading for the exits, without saying why.


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