Music Discovery and Artist Viral Reach Is About to Improve

Ah, music discovery, such a fun and sometimes frustrating part of every music lovers day. I know I have personally found a lot of great songs through Soundcloud, but it can also be a tedious task with...

Clams Casino Returns with "Blast"

Stream "Blast" by Clams Casino

New York based producer Clams Casino blew up a couple years back and produced some amazing instrumental albums as well as songs for other artists, but as of recent was pretty quite. Now he is back with an upcoming new project called 32 Levels and released a new song called "Blast." He once again builds a truly atmospheric beat with a haunting backdrop, something Clams Casino has perfected over the years. Stream the song below and stay tuned for the full project out in July.


Chance the Rapper - "No Problem" ft. Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz

Chance the Rapper  - "No Problem"

Chance the Rapper has been a buzzing name recently with his most recent announcement of Chance 3, reporting to be released tomorrow. Getting ready for that big drop, the Chicago rapper debuted "No Problem" featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz over on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. I wasn't sure how I'd feel having Weezy and 2 Chainz on this one, but I think it compliments it pretty well. Could use a bit less of the autotune, but whatever. Definitely pretty stoked on the new mixtape. Stream the track below.


Stream James Blake’s New Album, The Colour in Anything


I know, I know, I'm a few days late to the party when it comes to James Blake's new album, The Colour in Anything, but I still had to share. There are still alot of people out there who aren't familar with the musical genius, but just know he has worked with some of the best in the industry, whether it is on others music or with his own creations. This new album features Justin Vernon, Frank Ocean, Rick Rubin and features cover art illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake. Stream the 17-track LP below.


A-Trak & Phantogram - "Parallel Lines"

A-Track & Phantogram

When I came across a new song from A-Trak and Phantogram called "Parallel Lines," I immediately got stoked as I know what they are musically capable of and they do not disappoint. The single was premiered over on Zane Lowe's radio show for Beats 1 and came as a bit of a surprise, but I think we are all okay with that.

This is also the first new single for DJ/Producer A-Trak in a bit, but looks like he has been cooking up some heat for 2016. Stream the new song below.


Gravez & Bobby Raps - “Savior”

Gravez & Bobby Raps - "Savior"

Atlanta producer Gravez linked up with Bobby Raps for a brand new tune called "Savior." The track features different layers of sounds, with a thunderous pop that will have you hitting that replay button. Although the song is technically new to us, the track was produced sometime ago, but just now being released to the public. Definitely digging what these guys are musically creating, stay tuned for more.


Premiere: Night Panther - "Devotion"

Night Panther

Back in 2013 and through 2014 an interesting band from Pennsylvania called Night Panther started taking over some of the popular music blogs. I also was pretty stoked on their music and continuously posted anything new. But alas, the three members called it quits not long after they got their start in 2014. Yet after recently reuniting and getting excited about making music once again, the trio have returned! They cranked out a 3 song EP over the past 6 weeks called Pink & Black and I'm excited to premiere an exclusive new track. The first new song in almost 2 years!

The song is called "Devotion" and takes on a dark-pop and 80's synth vibe. A bit different from some of their previous upbeat dance-pop tunes, but a cool track nonetheless. Stream the brand new song below and stay tuned for the EP coming very soon.


Music Discovery and Artist Viral Reach Is About to Improve

Hive App Download

Ah, music discovery, such a fun and sometimes frustrating part of every music lovers day. I know I have personally found a lot of great songs through Soundcloud, but it can also be a tedious task with the endless amount of music on the platform. While the suggestions do have some cool stuff, it's still pretty random and hard to go through everything. Plus, with the millions of songs on the platform, how can you truly pick through everything or discover someone still unknown? That's where a new app called Hive becomes valuable.

I'm currently working as the Head of Artist Acquisition, to help the music community see how this app can improve their music discovery process. But the app is also valuable for artists who are looking to reach new audiences, get song stats, demographics, and more to help guide them further into their career.

Learn more on the website or download now for free! Want to know more about it? Here is how it is beneficial to music fans, artists, band managers, & more.

Music Fans

  • You can type in genres and a 30-second clip plays, if you like it swipe right and it adds the full song to a playlist. If you swipe left the song goes away!
  • Additionally, when you like a song it will then be shared to 6 new users looking for similar music. So not only are you getting a cool track in your playlist you can access anytime (or send it to your Soundcloud account), but your sharing with other people and getting songs from other music fans who enjoyed a particular track. This also helps the artist reach more potential fans and helps their music to go viral. Tight.

Artists, Band Managers, & Booking Agents

  • Hive app helps promote the music and songs an artist chooses to post from their Soundcloud via the app. The artist can easily sign into the app with their Soundcloud, post the songs they want to share, and let the music addicts do the discovering. 
  • From there they can get all sorts of statistics and demographics on how particular songs are doing. 
  • The app has integrated Soundcloud's API, so any plays count on the song and clicking the artist name takes you to their page. So fans can check out your full profile.
  • Hive also adds share icons to Twitter, email, or in a text to quickly help spread a song to even more friends or family.
  • Hive creates valuable data for booking agents as well to make the best booking decisions possible. We make sure the band has the right size and type of following for your venue, so you can be confident you'll sell out your shows.
Hive App Artist Stats

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William Bolton - "Rockstar"

Detroit native William Bolton is quickly making a name for himself, thanks to his smooth mo-town/soul vocals and hip hop flavor. For the past year or so, his music has been reaching new audiences and continues to improve with each new release. His latest is called "Rockstar" featuring rapper Dillon Ashton and singer BRI, a song which Bolton also produced.

This is certainly a feel good weekend song to just mellow out too. Stream the song below.


Kid Cudi Releases New Song, “The Frequency”

Kid Cudi "The Frequency"

Kid Cudi returned over the Easter weekend to share a brand new song called "The Frequency" featuring production from Cudi, Mike Dean, & Plain Pat. Although Cudi has been taking some new direction with some of his latest music, this one sort of has some of his older feel to it. The mellow and catchy tune should resonate with more people and hopefully his creative juices that people fell in love with are coming back. Stream the song below.


PARTYNEXTDOOR - "Come And See Me" (Ft. Drake)

PartyNextDoor "Come and See Me"

PARTYNEXTDOOR has been one of those hit or miss artists for me, but the talent is there and something that Drake certainly took notice to as well. After performing down at The Fader Fort at SXSW, PARTYNEXTDOOR released this new track called "Come and See Me" featuring Drake. The song is a slow tempo jam and is the first time we've heard something new in awhile, but this may be on his upcoming project. We'll have to wait and see, in the meantime you can stream the song below.


William Bolton - "Fly" (Prod. 20syl)

William Bolton "Fly"

Detroit mo-town and soul crooner William Bolton has continued to be impressive with each new song. His most recent "Fly" continues to showcase his growing style, linking up with producer 20syl. This track finds Bolton flexing his hip hop chops with more of a quick flow then some of his soulful singing, but he still accomplishes that same cool vibe. Stream the song below.


Boogie - "Out My Way" & "Catching Feelings"

Boogie "Out My Way" & "Catching Feelings"

The genre of hip hop is easily the most popular and while there are tons of rappers in the crowded market, there are still newcomers that find ways to stand out. I don't know much about West Coast rapper and recent Interscope signee Boogie, but after I heard "Out My Way" over at P&P, there was something that caught my ear. He's not afraid to speak his mind nor does he follow a popular sound in hip hop, he does his own thing his own way. I'll admit, it took me a few listens, but the more I streamed it, the more I enjoyed.

Stream the song below and the mellow "Catching Feelings" featuring Tink. Stay tuned for more as he will have a bright future in music.


Gallant - "Bourbon"

Stream Gallant's single, "Bourbon"

It's safe to say, Los Angeles crooner Gallant is taking the smooth R&B genre by storm, which he has been for these last few months. Each new release is better than the next and he continues to showcase his vocal range, which he impressively does on the most recent "Bourbon." This has somewhat of an 80s pop nostalgia vibe about it, but he keeps the smooth and modern blend.

Right from the start, Gallant will hook you in. You'll be able to hear this and some of his other solid releases on his upcoming debut album, Ology, out April 6th.


JMSN - "Cruel Intentions"

JMSN "Cruel Intentions"

Detroit crooner JMSN has been featured on here quite a lot, but that's just because he always makes good ass music! The singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist delivered a new smooth single called "Cruel Intentions," off his his upcoming album, It Is. 

The tune brings those great R&B vibes he consistently delivers, but this one also has some funk and jazz thrown into the mix. Let the sound consume your ears below.


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