Disney Channel will present the world premiere of Selena Gomez and The Scene’s second music video, “Naturally,” from her debut album, “Kiss & Tell,” today, December 11 (8:40 p.m., ET/PT) following the premiere of “Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation.” The single will go into rotation on Radio Disney today.
“Naturally” was directed by Chris Dooley (music video credits include: Scissor Sisters, Mari? Digby and David Bowie) who also directed Gomez’s first music video, “Falling Down” and was written by Antonina Armato, Tim James and Devrim Karaoglu.
“Kiss & Tell” from Hollywood Records debuted in the Billboard Top 10. “Naturally” is available as a digital single on iTunes and Gomez is scheduled to perform the song on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010.”
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Pop-rockers Honor Society debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, moving over 22,000 units of their debut album, Fashionably Late. The band kicked off their second headlining tour on Monday, September 21 in Minneapolis, MN and will continue a run of nearly 40 dates with shows across the United States and Canada including an appearance on The Today Show on Friday, September 25.
The release of Fashionably Late caps off a busy summer for Honor Society as they joined the Jonas Brothers on their World Tour 2009 performing to nearly 1 million fans throughout North America. Honor Society simultaneously headlined their own club tour called The Full Moon Crazy Tour where they brought their high-energy live shows to sold out venues including the Blender Theater in New York City and over 1,500 fans at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
See below for what the press is saying about Honor Society and Fashionably Late and visit HonorSocietyMusic.com for more info and a full list of tour dates.
“Over You” (3 stars) — delivers “shiny heartbreak that splits the difference between *NSYNC and Maroon 5 – all riffing synths… and tunefulness.”
Honor Society are “crafty pop rock dudes” with songs that “shimmer with freeze-dried funk licks…”
“…fans will likely swoon over ?” whose ?strongest tracks include the power ballads ‘Where Are You Now’ and ‘Goodnight My Love’ both showcasing Bruno’s emotive tenor. ‘My Own Way’ is an infectious pop-rocker.?
Dallas Morning News
Honor Society are “purveyors of that frenetic catchy-crunchy pop sound of the day…”
By now, everyone knows that the Adam Lambert song that leaked last week is actually a couple of years old. It turns out that the American Idol runner up was looking for quick money back then and lent his voice to some songs to pay the bills. The singer said ?Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio. The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on. I’m thrilled to be working with some of today’s hottest songwriters and producers and can’t wait for people to hear what my music really sounds like.?
Check out Demi Lovato?s just released video for ?Don?t Forget. ? The video for the heartfelt ballad was shot at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA and features Demi rocking out in the rain. ?Don?t Forget? is the title track off of Demi?s debut album and will appear on her new Deluxe Edition due out on March 31st along with two brand new songs, behind the scenes content and making of the video footage. Head over to her newly designed MySpace page for more info.
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Mar 11, 2009 Debut Album
16 Frames? debut album Where It Ends has just exclusively premiered on Rhapsody.com. The site is streaming the album in full and has made the Matt Serletic (Matchbox 20, Santana) produced album available for purchase before its official release date. After having several songs featured on MTV?s The Hills, the Los Angeles based band is again making themselves heard on TV with their song ?Close Range? in the new promos for ABC?s ?Private Practice.?
Where It Ends will be available in stores and on iTunes March 24th.
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Feb 25, 2009 Debut Album
On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 16 Frames released Where It Ends, the band’s debut recording for Verve Forecast and its first on a major label. The album features 11 perfectly-crafted pop songs, all written by Steve Sulikowski, 16 Frames’ front man.
Where It Ends pairs immediately catchy rock melodies with complex, often dark, melancholy lyrics. The music resonates with fans of bands such as The Fray, U2, and Matchbox 20.
Songs from Where It Ends have already been showcased on television programs such as MTV’s The Hills and ABC’s Men In Trees, helping to establish 16 Frames as a new force in modern pop music. The band features Sulikowski on guitar and vocals with Josh Dunahoo on guitars, Dylan Wilson on bass, and Daniel James on drums.
Throughout the album, Sulikowski mines the depths of relationships between lovers and friends, parents and partners for his song lyrics. For example, his girlfriend feeling depressed one evening inspired him to write the explosive opener “Close Range,” a devastating tale of waking up to see your loved one with bags packed and headed out the door into the arms of another. The title track draws on a past relationship that came to a close since he and an ex continued to make the same mistakes over and over. Sulikowski wrote “Back Again,” the album’s gem of a first single, “at a really dark time when things couldn’t look any worse, career-wise, life-wise, just in general.”
Other songs featured on Where It Ends include the spirited “Daylight,” the hit-bound power ballad “Let’s Not Pretend,” and the touching “Coming Home.”
The band’s name comes from the world of filmmaking: it takes 16 frames for movement on film to progress from choppy to fluid. The cinematic imagery also details Sulikowski’s journey in creating the music. “My manager would tell me making a record is a lot like making movies: you have rewrites, you have dailies, and I started to look at the whole songwriting and creative process unfolding in a way like a movie. Sixteen frames is that moment when things become focused, become clear.”
16 Frames premiered the video for their single, “Back Again,” last week on mtvU where they are now spotlighted on this week’s installment of The Freshmen. Check out the video here and head over to mtvU.com to start voting.
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Hana Pestle is a self-proclaimed Twilight fanatic. The nineteen year old singer/songwriter from Billings, Montana believes she has the perfect song for the next movie and has started a movement to get ?Need? in the forthcoming New Moon. The hauntingly beautiful track was one of her first compositions written at only fifteen years old in 2004. It was produced /co-written for her album by Ben Moody (co-founder of Evanescence) and Michael “Fish” Herring with string arrangements by David Campbell and piano performance by David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry). Check out the ?Need for New Moon? page to learn more about the mission and watch a personal video message from Hana.
Hana?s E.P. is available now and her debut, full-length album is due out in July.
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Oklahoma hard-rockers Hinder are releasing their album, Take it to the Limit, next Tuesday, November 4th. Hinder?s debut album, Extreme Behavior has sold over 3 million copies so anticipation is high for this one! The band has hit the road on the Jagermeister tour featuring Hinder, Trapt, and Rev Theory. Check out dates for a show near you.
Hinder will also be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show next Thursday, November 6th.
Tynisha has just released a new song on her MySpace and I now have streams available for posting. The song is called “Its Over”. Get ready to see a lot of great stuff from Tynisha including a possible surprise collaboration on an upcoming release from one of the biggest names in R&B today. More on that later!
Also, Here is a new video from Tynisha as she prepared for her photo shoot with Dr. Jays.com. Tynisha is currently being featured on Dr. Jays as part of their summer sensations promotions where some of the best new talent in the country is being showcased in the hottest gear for this summer.
Tynisha Keli – Its Over
Behind the scenes with Tynisha Keli
The adorable Tynisha Keli shot her part of DrJays.com?s current Summer Sensations campaign separately in our San Diego studio (we gathered the other artists in New York).
Check her YouTube video account of the day and while you?re at it, make sure you drop past her bio page here in the blog featuring her music, videos and more!
Tynisha?s debut album, The Chronicles of TK, drops sometime later this year through Warner Bros Records.
Hilary McRae?s debut album, Through These Walls, is available now! Released by Hear Music, this record showcases McRae?s soulful smoky voice along with her piano skills and seasoned songwriting abilities. She?s backed by a powerful set of horns that were arranged by Charlie Calello, who has arranged music for legends such as Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen. At 21 years old, McRae shines wise beyond her years as she draws upon past relationships and heartbreak to help craft many the messages behind the twelve songs on the record. With upbeat tracks like the lead single ?Every Day (When Will You Be Mine)? to the smooth and sultry ?Let?s Stop,? Through These Walls is a record with something for everyone to enjoy.