First single from the Queen & Slim soundtrack out now:
Our first glimpse at the musical soundtrack behind the eagerly anticipated Melina Matsoukas’ directed film Queen & Slim is here — and it’s an unexpected but perfectly curated collab between jazzy R&B singer Tiana Major9 and Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang titled “Collide.” -Teen Vogue
PEN's own Mikey Wax has co-written Alli Fitz’s brand new single "Company.” Alli is a rising pop artist with 5.3 million followers to date on TikTok and a major social media presence across IG, Twitter, and YouTube. Co-produced by SYML and Mikey, “Company” is now available for streaming on SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify.
Additionally from Mikey Wax, the Freeform network’s Siren recently featured the song "Before You Do It Again,” feat. vocalist LIIV, co-written by Mikey, and produced by Gold Brother. More information on the single here.
This week’s episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions feat. Aloe Blacc’s “The Man”
Logic’s new album YSIV out today! Features songs co-written with Sam Barsh ("Everybody Dies") and Daniel Seeff ("Everybody Dies" and "Iconic").
This promo spot for The Masked Singer features a collaboration by Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton. Listen for "Who Is That?" in the second half of the commercial. Many thanks to Mamie Coleman at FOX Television.
Excited to now be partnered with Sacem to manage the collection/distribution of royalties for the online repertoire of Mother's Finest Songs, a catalogue of over 350 songs (including hits such as "Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera), all co-written by Ivor Novello Award winner Pam Sheyne!
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Group of the Year nomination in the 2018 American Music Assoc. Awards
"The Go-Go’s remain the top-selling girl group of all time. Gina Schock played drums for the band after an early stint with the punk group Edie and the Eggs, which was formed by director John Waters to work with Edith Massey. Schock still tours with the Go-Go’s and has written songs for Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez."
Logic celebrates his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ and becomes the 15th act to have logged at least 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including this week’s “Indica Badu” (ft. Wiz Khalifa), co-written by Sam Barsh of Grand Cru Entertainment.
Rolling Stone Country's January 2018 "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" round-up features Sam Morrow
The show will play in San Francisco in the spring before a Broadway run next season.
Paltrow is set to make her Broadway producing debut on Head Over Heels, a new musical comedy featuring the hits of The Go-Go's. The show will play at San Francisco's Curran Theater from April 24 through May 20 before a Broadway run next season at a theater to be announced.
Michael Mayer is directing, with musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt and choreography by Spencer Liff. Based on Sir Philip Sidney's 16th-century work The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, Head Over Heels' original book was written by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder.
It features the Go-Go’s hits “We Got the Beat,” “Get Up and Go,” “Cool Jerk,” “Vacation,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Lust to Love,” “Head Over Heels” and Belinda Carlisle’s solo hits “Mad About You” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.”
The musical had its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in summer 2015. Rick Ferrari, Donovan Leitch, Christine Russell, Louise Gund, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy are producing the Broadway run with Paltrow.
"If you told us 30 years ago that our songs were going to be in a musical, we’d have said, ‘Of course they’ll be on Broadway!’ None of us would have really believed it though — what a crazy idea!" said The Go-Go’s (Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin and Kathy Valentine) in a statement. "Yet here we are, with Head Over Heels — a celebration of love in all its forms, joyful, fun and full of heart, driven by the songs that for decades have been making people jump from their seats and dance."
By Ashley Lee | December 12, 2017 3:56 PM EST
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.
Jaime Wyatt's 'Felony Blues' is included in Noisey's top 100 albums of the year, clocking in at #60!
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Despite the outlaw country revival and popularity of Americana, country music is still in an identity crisis, torn between pop-friendly depictions of happiness and the downright ugliness of real life. Jaime Wyatt—a real-life outlaw from way out west who’s giving teeth to the genre after quietly joining the country music ranks earlier this year after a stint in prison for robbing her dealer—represents a grittier side of the genre. Felony Blues puts together an intimate portrait of a woman-turned-outlaw: “From Outer Space” details the alienating feeling a fuck-up of that proportion creates in a person, while “Giving Back the Best of Me” and “Your Loving Saves Me” reach out and beg their subject to still see them as who they were before. Not everything is awful though, and both “Stone Hotel” and “Wasco” focus on flaunting a little of the street cred a felony can bring in some circles. It’s tough as nails, and at times, arrogant, but have you ever met a cowboy-type with a worthwhile take on life who isn’t? —Annalise Domenighini
Rolling Stone magazine has named Jaime Wyatt's Felony Blues as one of the 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 So Far:
"Outlaw country has been all the rage over the last few years, but few artists claiming the outlaw moniker can actually say they've seen the inside of a jail cell. Los Angeles' Jaime Wyatt is one of those few, but don't let her rap sheet fool you. While her debut release Felony Blues can burn barns and honky-tonk with the best of them, it also shows Wyatt to be well versed in vulnerable songwriting – tracks like "Giving Back the Best of Me" are worthy of comparison to works by songwriters Brandy Clark and Lori McKenna. Somewhere between an EP and an album, the seven-track collection introduces Wyatt as a welcome new voice in country music, outlaw or otherwise."
Mikey Wax's song "Never Letting You Go" is featured in tonight's episode of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX.