Back in early 2009, brother and sister Jet and Bri Geraci, then recording under the name Grove Hill, had recently made the move to Los Angeles and were hustling to find an audience for the band’s just-completed first round of demos. What the brand new pop/rock/dance act may have lacked in buzz, it made up for in everything else. Early releases — with their 80s influence and quirky-yet-mainstream appeal — were instantly compelling. The “it” factor was definitely present, and there was no doubt that this band would be going places. [...]
Only two years ago, Dan Omelio and Brandon Lowry met while working as session musicians at the same Midtown Manhattan hip-hop studio. Today, they comprise one of the industry’s most talked about emerging production/songwriting teams: ROBOPOP. Profile after the jump!
The next time you’re about to disregard a contest because you feel the odds are stacked against you, consider the story of Jared Evan.
Described by E! as “a white Drake meets a rock-infused Justin Timberlake,” Evan enjoyed a major career boost after winning the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s “Spit 16” competition in 2008 [...]
There’s certainly no shortage of hit songs today, but how many truly distinctive, iconic, still-going-to-be-around-in-10-years artists can you name? How many artists would you actually pay to see live? Can anyone REALLY tell the difference between Jason Derulo, Taio Cruz, and IYAZ? Having spent the last few weeks thinking Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” was, in fact, by IYAZ, we think not.
Well, Neon Hitch has the hits – there’s no question about that. But when you hear her on the radio, there will be no doubt who you’re listening to. [...]