Anitta Signs Recording Deal with Warner Records

Anitta is ready to breakthrough in the United States…

The 27-year-old Brazilian singer, a massive star in Latin America, has signed a recording contract with Warner Records. And she’s eyeing the release of a multilingual debut, to be produced by Ryan Tedder, in the U.S. later this year. 

Anitta

Anitta fuses elements of reggaetón, bossa nova, R&B, hip-hop, EDM and funk carioca to create her own unique musical blend. 

She’s previously collaborated with the likes of Miley CyrusBecky GJ BalvinKaty PerryDavid Guetta and P. Diddy.

Already a star in her native Brazil — where Anitta is the most streamed artist — and beyond, Anitta’s digital profile includes 47 million Instagram followers, nearly 5 billion YouTube views, in addition to more than 14 million YouTube subscribers, and 6.5 billion cumulative Spotif ystreams. 

She has been nominated for five Latin Grammys and has won 6 MTV EMAs. She was set to perform at Coachellaand Rock In Riothis year before the COVID-19pandemic caused the cancellation of both.

“I’m so excited to join the U.S. Warner Records team,” said Anitta, who is based in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s the most important moment in my career. Now, I can show more about my art and culture to the world internationally. I can’t wait for everyone to hear all the new music I’ve been working on, which will be a fresh blend of both Spanish and English.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the global Warner Music Latin team to bring Anitta’s incredible music to the U.S. and beyond. Anitta is truly unlike any artist we’ve ever experienced,” said Aaron Bay-Schuck and Tom Corson, co-chairmen of Warner Records. “ She’s not only an extraordinary musical talent, but is a blazing creative force, an electrifying performer and a true cultural phenomenon.”

Jessie Reyez to Launch Before Love Came to Kill Us Tour in May

Jessie Reyezis hittin’ the road…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer will embark on her Before Love Came to Kill Us tour this spring.

Jessie Reyez

Reyez will kick off the North American leg on May 23rd, following her debut performance at Coachella.

The tour will be in support of Reyez’ upcoming debut album of the same name, due out March 27th via Fmlyand Island Records.

The 25-date run will take Reyez through Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Toronto, and more before a final show at Terminal 5 in New York on July 7th.

Reyez’s 2018 EP, Being Human in Public,earned her a first-ever Grammynomination, in the Best Urban Contemporary Albumcategory.

So far, she’s shared two singles from the upcoming album, the uplifting “Love in the Dark”and the harrowing “Far Away,”the latter of which is about her experiences as a migrant and the fear of separation from her family. She’s explored the topic a number of times in her music, collaborating with the rapper 6LACKon the immigrant anthem “Imported.”

Before Love Came to Kill UsTour Dates
May 23 — Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
May 24 — El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert
May 26 — Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
May 28 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 30 — Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
June 1 — New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
June 2 — Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade-Heaven
June 4 — Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
June 5 — Miami, FL @ Fieldhouse Watsco Center
June 7 — Charlotte, NC @ Underground @ Filmore
June 8 — Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 11 — Denver, CO @ Summit
June 12 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
June 19 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
June 20 — Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
June 22 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox
June 25 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
June 27 — Milwaukee, WI @ SummerFest
June 28 — Detroit, MI @ Cathedral Theatre @ Masonic Temple
June 29 — Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
July 1 — Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
July 2 — Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts
July 4 — Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
July 6 — Boston, MA @ Royale
July 7 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Rosalia Announces North American Dates for Her El Mal Querer Tour

Rosalía is bringing her flamenco flair to North America…

The 25-year-old Spanish singer has announced the North American dates for her El Mal Querer Tour

Rosalía

With only four dates confirmed, the intimate tour – her first-ever solo headlining jaunt –

 kicks off on April 17 in Los Angeles at The Mayan, and will hit San Francisco, Toronto and New York City.

The singer’s 2019 world tour dates include performances at Lollapalooza in Argentina and Chile, CoachellaPrimavera Soundin Barcelona, Spain and Gurtenfestival in Switzerland.

Tickets for the El Mal Querer Tour will go on sale on Friday, March 22. 

Here are all of the dates and venues, with the North American dates bolded:

Rosalía — 2019 Tour Dates
3/29 Buenos Aries, Argentina Lollapalooza
3/31 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza
4/06 Toluca, Mexico Ceremonia
4/12 Indio, CA Coachella
4/17 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
4/19 Indio, CA Coachella
4/22 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
4/26-28 Virginia Beach, VA Something In The Water
4/30 New York, NY Webster Hall (Red Bull Music Festival New York)
5/02 Toronto, ON Rebel
6/01 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound
6/02 Paris, France We Love Green
6/08 Porto, Portugal NOS Primavera Sound
6/13-15 Santiago De Compostela, Spain O Son do Camiño
6/15 Córdoba, Spain Noche Blanca
6/30 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
7/03 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde
7/05 Gdynia, Poland Open’er Festival
7/05-07 Ewjik, Netherlands Down The Rabbit Hole
7/11-13 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao BBK LIVE
7/13 Lleida, Spain Doctor Music Festival
7/17-20 Ostrava, Czech Republic Colours Of Ostrava
7/18 Berne, Switzerland Gurtenfestival

The Martinez Brothers to Take the Stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

The Martinez Brothers are headed to the California desert…

The Latino-American duo of disc jockeys, music producers, and remixers from The Bronx have been added to the lineup for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The Martinez Brothers

The full roster was announced Tuesday (Jan. 3) on the festival’s official website, and features Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar as the headliners for both weekends of the fest. Also featured in the lineup are the xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Future, Bon Iver, DJ Snake, Tove Lo, DJ Khaled and New Order.

It’s the latest high-profile gig for The Martinez Brothers, comprised of brothers Steven and Chris Martinez.

They’ll appear at the SXM Festival in March.

Taking place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, over the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23,

Passes for Coachella will go on sale at 11:00 am PST on Wednesday, January 4.

Check out the full list of artists below.

Coachella-2017-Lineup

 

Dzeko & Torres Set to Play Insomniac’s Countdown for New Year’s Eve 2016 Event

Luis Torres will be sleepless in San Bernadino…

The Latino musician’s production and DJ duo Dzeko & Torres is set to play at Insomniac’s third-annual Countdown for New Year’s Eve 2016 event.

Dzeko & Torres

Luis Torres and his musical partner Julian Dzeko join a 40-plus roster that includes 4B, Zomboy, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Steve Aoki, Morgan Page, A-Trak and Baauer.

There are actually so many heavy headliners, the festival is expanding to two nights.

The final Insomniac festival of the year will take place on Friday, December 30, and Saturday, December 31, at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are on sale now.

Dzeko & Torres, who hail from Toronto, Canada, have toured throughout North America and Europe, performing at festivals like The BPM Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, Coachella and Tomorrowland.

Torres handles the turntables, DAW, production and keyboards.

Blacc Lends His Voice to Coca-Cola’s World Cup Anthem “The World is Ours”

The world is Aloe Blacc’s… At least when it comes to the upcoming 2014 World Cup.

The 35-year-old Panamanian American singer-songwriter is adding a little soul to a new version of Coca-Cola’s World Cup anthem, a mash-up between the Coke campaign theme “The World is Ours” featuring David Correy and an original song by Blacc.

Aloe Blacc

Following his second appearance at Coachella this Friday (April 18), Blacc will join Correy in a performance of the song at L.A. Live on Saturday when the FIFA World Cup trophy tour makes its final stop in Los Angeles.

“A World Cup song in any capacity is a fantastic opportunity to share music with the entire world,” Blacc tells Billboard. “It’s a blessing for me, especially because it’s the kind of music I want to make, uplifting and inspirational. It just fit right, it made sense to get involved.”

Blacc, who appears on Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” and has earned a  current Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single “The Man,” brings his vocal muscle, melody and some new lyrics to Coke’s Brazilian-rooted, club-friendly soccer song.

More than twenty versions of the anthem have already been recorded by Correy, Brazilian percussionists Monoblanco and a team of international artists.

The World is Ours by David Correy X Aloe Blacc,” available on Spotify and iTunes as a single, will be included on the official World Cup album, On Rhythm, One Love, due out May 12.

“The way I wanted to do it was to write my own song,” Blacc says of his contribution to the Coke anthem. “Something that felt a little bit more like me, that wasn’t too much of a dance song.”

Blacc’s album Lift Your Spirit, debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and rose to No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart.  One track on Blacc’s album was produced by Rock Mafia, who produced “The World is Ours,” and provided Coke’s connection to Blacc.

“It was great to do a mash up between my song [“Hello World“] and David Correy’s song,” Blacc adds. “The message that I wanted to convey was oneness. I’ve been lucky enough to have my music accepted in countries all over the world. And everywhere I go I recognize music, sports entertainment being something that brings us all together. Football, soccer is something that makes us all one; its like a religion in a lot of places.”

Growing up in Orange County, where he was raised by his Panamanian parents, Blacc played soccer, in addition to learning the trumpet, and later, getting involved with hip hop.

“Almost all of the guys I went to school with played soccer in some form or fashion so it doesn’t escape anybody,” he says, adding that in his case, playing the sport was inevitable. “My Dad was the coach, I had to.”

Rodriguez to Perform on the Festival Circuit

Call it the second coming of Sixto Rodríguez

The 70-year-old Mexican-American singer/songwriter, the man at the center of Malik Bendjelloul‘s Oscar-nominated documentary Searching for Sugar Man, has lined up festival dates lined up at Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera in Spain that will follow tours of South Africa and Australia.

Rodriguez

The new dates are part of Rodriguez’s astonishing rediscovery after releasing two albums for Clarence Avant‘s Sussex label in the early 1970s that didn’t sell anywhere except in South Africa where his legend grew along with his record sales.

Bendjelloul’s documentary, which will be released on DVD on January 22, chronicles the myths and realities of Rodriguez’s story and his 1998 concerts in South Africa.

“It’s a different level that we’re at now,” Rodriguez said during a recent visit to Los Angeles to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “I can’t imagine it getting much busier. This is pretty busy. You gotta stay balanced and normalized, pace yourself. At this late date I have a new perspective on things because of the success of the music now.”

The demand for Rodriguez has picked up dramatically in the last year for Rodriguez, who had done a few club performances per year since 2008 when Light in the Attic re-released his two albums, Cold Facts and Coming From Reality. Rodriguez appeared at film festivals like Sundance and SXSW in early 2012 and performed solo at most of his shows. He has been using various bands to back him since moving up to larger clubs and small theaters in the fall.

“We did 13 dates in the UK, all 3,000-seaters, and when we go back it will be Royal Albert Hall,” Rodriguez says.

60 Minutes, which did a piece on Rodriguez prior to the film opening, has contacted him again about possibly chronicling his tour of South Africa in February.

Besides the Oscar nomination, Searching for Sugar Man is up for BAFTA, Producers Guild and WGA awards. It won the International Documentary Association‘s best feature and best music awards and the National Board of Review named it the best documentary of the season.