New Music App Deepr® Capitalizes On Social Media Song “Battles”

SCAD Alum Austin Webster and Michigan Alum Darrell Thompson

Co-Founders Austin Webster and Darrell Thompson

Super Producer Dallas Austin

Rowdy Records Founder Dallas Austin

Platinum Producer Teddy Riley

Blackstreet Founder Teddy Riley

Deepr® expects increasing interest in music discovery and making personalized music playlists due to Jill Scott and Erykah Badu IG Live Battle.

I love the Deepr app. It even caused me to be reminded of songs I forgot I worked on.”

— Teddy Riley

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New Music App Deepr® Capitalizes On Social Media Song “Battles”
Platform’s advisors include prominent producers Teddy Riley and Dallas Austin.

ATLANTA (May 18, 2020) Following the overwhelming popularity of social media “battles” between legendary artists, songwriters and producers, including the record-breaking Instagram Live audience between Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as well as super-producers Babyface and Teddy Riley, music curation app Deepr® expects increasing interest and adoption of its unique, personalized music playlist platform.

Deepr® is an Atlanta-based app that uses song recognition technology to identify information behind a song. But unlike platforms that suggest more songs based on artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms, Deepr® provides users the ability to mix and match the information usually hidden in album liner notes and song credits, to quickly go deeper into song catalogs of the prolific creators they already love but may not yet realize it.

“The VERZUZ battles, in addition to other recent IG Live events, have signaled what music fans really want to see and hear in this new climate,” Deepr® founder Austin Webster says. “The creators behind songs they love getting the spotlight, and music discovery — this aligns perfectly with the purpose and mission of Deepr®.”

Webster and co-founder Darrell Thompson launched the free app in late 2019 and are on a mission to provide value to creators who are not often recognized for their contributions. Webster, a SCAD-educated industrial designer with more than 12 years’ experience in product and software development, is CEO. Thompson is chief operating officer and learned a great deal about the music business under the tutelage of legendary “Black Godfather” Mr. Clarence Avant while an executive at Motown Records. With decades of experience as a top entertainment attorney, Thompson notes “I talked to so many musicians, engineers, art designers, and even producers who said they were a part of records that everyone was listening to, but no one knew about them.” Together, Webster and Thompson want to give fans a different perspective to the music listening experience and new ways for those who help make the music special, get the attention, respect and credit they deserve.

“Deepr® is essential because it provides music fans the ability to discover new songs based on the creators behind the music. Too many of the creators responsible for the music you love are hidden or largely unknown in the current streaming landscape, and whether you know it or not that really impacts how you stream music,” Webster says.

Teddy Riley, who was introduced to millions of new fans after trading songs and stories with Babyface in front of more than 500,000 people, is an official adviser for Deepr® and has remarked “I love the Deepr app. It even caused me to be reminded of songs I forgot I worked on.” Another world-renowned music producer, Dallas Austin, is also on the company’s creative advisory board.

"Deepr is the only way to know who wrote that song, who produced it, and even more,” says Dallas Austin. “I’m proud to be part of the company.”

“Having the validation of Teddy Riley and Dallas Austin is huge,” says Webster. “They understand the value Deepr® provides to creators, the music industry, and music fans because they represent all three. Their feedback has been tremendous, and they have been instrumental in helping us reach out to the creator community.”

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British Hip Hop Artist Ddub Releases in Long Awaited Album ‘Odyssey.

Another great collection of British hip-hop from an artist called Ddub outta Coventry CV1, UK.

CUSTARD FACTORY, MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, May 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Another great collection of British hip-hop from an artist called Ddub outta Coventry CV1, UK.

The postcode CV1, is an area that can only be described as ‘inner city’ and this lament, certainly serves as a treatise of inner-city life in the western world. We were very impressed with the storytelling ability we heard – something often overlooked with the simple lyrical-style many MC’s tend to go for nowadays.

Hip Hop started in the Bronx, NYC by DJ Kool Herc who developed a way of blending two records at the same time with two turntables at block parties the local youths to go to. New York was bankrupt at the time there were blackouts, vicious gang culture and crime was rife, with landlord burning down buildings to claim insurance on already crumbling buildings. MCs began to ‘Rap’ over the music ‘breaks’ provided by the DJ and instead of fighting with baseball bats and knives and they would ‘battle’ over the mic and talk about their impoverished environment and complain about the government ignoring their pleas for assistance and to have a more level playing field in life with everyone else. Make no mistake, Hip Hop IS revolutionary music. This is what Ddub is all about.

Listening to him is like hearing a great orator speak. Much of what he says hits the nail right on the head regarding the way society is now, especially for the underprivileged. The lyrics often refer to dark subject matters such as physical and mental health issues but the way Ddub writes, instead of being depressing the lyrics are uplifting and inspiring (I would say in similar way to Jay-Z and the late Nipsey Hustle). He speaks of being raised by a single mum with mental health & addiction issues a on the breadline in a violent part of town and how it led him down the path of hanging with the wrong crowd and getting in trouble with police regularly. He talks of how all these experiences supplied him with an infinite amount of emotions; emotions that were releases when he found a creative channel through music and MCing. The beats are lush too! Just the right kind of samples we love here at Urban Dubz. Similar to top real hip hop producer ‘The Alchemist’, mixed with some early Kanye West when he was less experimental (check out ‘Negative Energy’).

Overall what it notable of this album is the inclusion of all the relevant elements of Hip Hop; storytelling, word play, vocal delivery, vocal sound, ‘boom bap’ beat, decent beat matching to suit style of vocals – it’s all there.

We strongly hope this Youngblood continues to grind and carve a career for himself in music because based on what we’ve heard, he’s got all talent and raw materials to do so.

This, ladies and gentleman is how it’s supposed to be done…

Download the album here: Album – Odyssey https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ddub/odyssey-2

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Global Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market To Reach Value Of About $71.5 Billion In 2023

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market Global Report 2020-30

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market Global Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Growth And Change

Global Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market by The Business Research Company

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, U, May 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The global IPTV market is expected to show a slow growth from $48.91 billion in 2019 to $50.17 billion in 2020 at a rate of 2.59%. The slow growth in 2020 is mainly due to the economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it. The market is then expected to grow and reach $71.45 billion in 2023 at CAGR of 12.5%. The growing preference for video-on-demand (VoD) service is a key factor driving the growth of the IPTV market. VOD is one of the innovative features that internet protocol TV offers. However, the stringent regulatory norms and low content availability is a key factor hampering the growth of the IPTV market.

The internet protocol television market consists of sales of internet protocol television and related services that are used in small and medium enterprises and residential customers. IPTV is the method of transmitting and broadcasting television programs through the internet using the Internet Protocol (IP). IPTV provides the user with innovative features to improve user experience, as compared to conventional TV broadcasting such as radio, satellite and/or cable TV.

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By Type: Video IPTV; Non-Video IPTV

By End-User: Small & Medium Enterprise; Large Enterprise; Residential Customers

By Geography: The global IPTV market is segmented into North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Among these regions, the North American IPTV market accounts for the largest share in the global IPTV market.

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A key trend in the IPTV industry is the rising demand for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections. Owing to the limitless bandwidth and transmission capacity of optical fiber, FTTH is well suited for IPTV. FTTH offers a fixed access network to provide broadband high-speed, resulting in improved user experience.

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Global Market Report 2020 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides IPTV market overviews, analyzes and forecasts IPTV market size and growth for the global IPTV market, IPTV market share, IPTV market players, IPTV market size, IPTV market segments and geographies, IPTV market trends, IPTV market drivers and IPTV market restraints, IPTV market’s leading competitors’ revenues, profiles and market shares. The IPTV market report identifies top countries and segments for opportunities and strategies based on market trends and leading competitors’ approaches.

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Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market Organizations Covered: Verizon Communications, Huawei Technologies, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Akamai Technologies, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, ARRIS International, Moftak Solutions, Sterlitetech
Regions: Asia-Pacific, China, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, USA, South America, Middle East and Africa
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Paulina Zelman – Musical Journey

Paulina Zelman is a New Yorker currently working in a law firm doing HR. What many people do not know about is how she writes and performs original songs.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Paulina Zelman
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Music has always been a huge passion of Paulina’s. Every since she was really little, she would dance around to different songs. Music has been there for her through everything and continues to bring her happiness. She comes from a musical family and is grateful that they have passed down their musical genes to her.

She grew up playing piano since she was seven and then learned the trumpet in band. Afterwards, she taught herself the guitar and ukulele. She started writing poems in elementary school and that blossomed into songwriting. Music is an extremely therapeutic force that has allowed her to create and document experiences meaningful to her.

She has always been private with her original songs as sharing them publicly was out of my comfort zone. Paulina said, “Previously, there wasn’t ever a need to release one until now due to the outbreak which is affecting everyone.”

Paulina first released “Prisoner” which revolves around her feelings about the coronavirus. Recently she released two songs, “Never Gone” and “One & Only.” Overwhelmed with emotion, she wrote and performed “Never Gone” as a way to cope with her dear friend’s passing and most importantly, to document how much she means to her. “You’re never gone, your soul lives on and on and on.” “One & Only” is a simple, bubbly tune that focuses on the positive aspect of dating. Paulina has more new songs on the way!

Paulina love incorporating the different instruments she play into her songs. So far, all her songs have been live and not produced, which she believes has its own pros and cons. Each song has a distinct melody that she came up with and the words that she write all come from the heart. Paulina likes to get straight to the point and not have anything extra that could be unnecessary to the meaning of the song. So far, she has played the piano, guitar and ukulele in her songs and is looking to play the trumpet in her next song!

Lately, Paulina has been playing guitar and the ukulele though the instruments she first started off with are the piano followed by the trumpet. Her favorite instrument from all is the trumpet because she loves the sound most. She remembers how in band when she was assigned this instrument, she was so upset at first because she didn’t want to stand out. Paulina remembers, “I already blushed like a tomato and playing the trumpet made me turn even more red in front of everyone!” Eventually she fell in love and hopes to learn more instruments one day like the saxophone and drums.

Some of Paulina’s biggest musical influences include Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, QUEEN, Whitney Houston, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys and many more.

Paulina said that performing with her middle school band was an accomplishment she will always cherish. Paulina said, “This sounds like not a big deal though getting into the school “Mark Twain for the Gifted & Talented” was highly competitive at the time. The band sounded so incredible and the band teacher was truly the best I could ask for. I’m happy to have had a positive experience in the midst of the cringy and awkward middle school days.”

 Paulina manages to balance music with her other obligations by not over extending herself in one category. For example, she plays music on some days though when she starts to get stressed out from the process, she takes a break and focuses on another hobby such as dancing. During the quarantine, Paulina is appreciative that she gets to spend more time with family as well as her hobbies. “The fact that I ended up sharing music with the world was all by accident. This was never planned. I like to call it serendipity.”

Paulina’s advice to aspiring musicians is to not have high expectations of becoming famous or rich and to live in the moment by enjoying what you love. What’s meant to be will be and the most important part is to experience the rollercoaster. Also, Paulina highly discourages comparing oneself to other musicians. Everyone has their own abilities and talents and remember that there is no one like you no matter where anyone is in their journey.

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BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD'S DADS PREMIERES GLOBALLY ON APPLE TV+ JUNE 19

Apple TV + Dads

DIRECTED BY Bryce Dallas Howard (directorial debut) including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, jimmy Kimmel, Will Smith and more

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — "Dads" is a heartfelt and humorous documentary that celebrates the joys and challenges of parenting in today's world. Featuring six extraordinary fathers from across the globe, this film offers a firsthand glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting through revealing interviews, rare home-movie footage, viral videos, and hilarious and thoughtful testimonials from some of Hollywood's funniest celebrities, including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan O'Brien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith and more. Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard also offers an intimate look at the dads in her own family, including remarkable interviews with her late grandfather Rance, her father Ron and her brother Reed.

"Dads" is part of Apple's exclusive, first-look deal with Imagine Documentaries. The film is produced by Nine Muses Entertainment, in association with Dove Men+Care.

DIRECTED BY
Bryce Dallas Howard (directorial debut)

CAST
Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan O'Brien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith, Kenan Thompson Rance Howard, Reed Howard, Glen Henry, Robert Selby, Thiago Queiroz, Shuichi Sakuma, Rob Scheer, and Reece Scheer

PRODUCERS
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, Justin Wilkes, Walter Matteson, Bryce Dallas Howard

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Kelly Mullen, Giles Morrison, Meredith Kaulfers, Marc Gilbar, Sara Bernstein

MPA RATING
PG

RUN TIME
81 minutes

ABOUT APPLE TV+
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.*

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HIP Video Promo presents: David Drake premieres his creative "Shooting Arrows At The Sun" music video on Medium.com

David Drake

David Drake

There’s an elusive, alluring quality to the video, as if The Talking Heads decided to cover a classic Bob Dylan song — grand élan held under careful control.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Shooting Arrows At The Sun" world premiere on Medium.com

The funny thing about shooting arrows at the sun is no matter how hard you pull at the bowstring, you’ll never pierce the sky. Nevertheless, all real artists do it anyway. They’ll pick the brightest target they can find, and they’ll go for it with everything they’ve got. Eventually, musicians come to the conclusion that the journey is itself the destination. But if they didn’t shoot as high as they do, that journey wouldn’t be half as fun – or aesthetically rewarding – as it is.

David Drake could tell you all about that. The Detroit-born songwriter has spent a life in music, and he’s never discarded a single thing he’s learned. During his travels, he’s been a front-man and a sideman, a singer and a guitarist, a recording artist and a studio owner, a screen actor and a filmmaker, a concept-master, a scalding live performer. On Imaginary Movies, his upcoming album, he steps to center-stage, and we think you’ll agree that it’s a role he was born to play. The set is both a brave amalgam of his influences and a record of his artistic development. Drake gives us adventurous rock, and glittering pop, and plainspoken folk, pained blues, a pinch of speakeasy jazz, and even a little pure experimental music. He plays all of it to the hilt – if he’s got an arrow to shoot, he’s aiming it at high as he can.

In four minutes, “Shooting Arrows At The Sun” encapsulates David Drake’s project. It’s relaxed, but there’s an undercurrent of quiet intensity; it’s semi-acoustic and melodic, but it’s got a kick; it’s witty, direct, catchy, crisply played. The song rides in on a rock beat, slinks stylishly through a jazzy verse, and crashes headlong into an instantly memorable refrain. No matter how lighthearted he keeps things, Drake remains in complete command throughout.

In a nod to the many roles he’s played during his time making music, three different David Drakes appear in the “Shooting Arrows At The Sun” video. At times, they all occupy the same alley together: two are barefoot singers strumming and singing on the pavement, and one is a hard-boozing guardian of a handsome yard. One at a time, they all get their chance to tell their stories, and they do so with the vigor and good humor that characterizes all of Drake’s projects. Though the singer has no bow and arrow, he pantomimes his shots at the sky – and it’s a thrill to watch him take his shot at the top.

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HIP Video Promo presents: GRAMMY nominee Rocky Dawuni releases new music video "Champion Arise" on Music-News.com

Rocky Dawuni – photo by Amir Magal

Rocky Dawuni – Champion Arise

"Champion Arise" brings "a timely message of hope, revival and empowerment at a moment when the whole world is undergoing a crisis of disruption and uncertainty

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Champion Arise" by Rocky Dawuni on Music-News.com

What makes for a true musical champion? It's not enough to have a spectacular voice, or a way with a hook, or a knack for melody and rhyme. All of those things are necessary, but they aren't sufficient. A real musical champion needs to be fearless. He has to be able to move the crowd, no matter where he goes. What's more, a champion needs to be rooted and must stand up for his scene, his city, his country.

The ferociously talented Rocky Dawuni has all of that covered. His singing is a quicksilver flash, and his songs are instantly memorable – and once heard, they're impossible to forget. His distinctive combination of Reggae, Dancehall, Soul, Afropop, Highlife, and traditional West African music marks him as an artist who blurs all boundaries. His GRAMMY Award nomination for Branches of The Same Tree, his visionary sixth album, testifies to his international appeal. Most of all, he's a proud carrier of the long and fruitful tradition of Ghanian pop – and when he flies that red, yellow, and green flag, he does it like a champ.

Yet, remarkably, "Champion Arise," Rocky's latest single, isn't a boast. Instead, the star is shining his light on his audience, and encouraging his listeners to find the champion inside them. He sings of a spiritual fight – and it's one that he's confident that he and his fans will win. The optimism of "Champion Arise" is characteristic of the entire Beats of Zion album, a set that presents Rocky Dawuni as a deeply passionate musician with remarkable melodies to back up his powerful message.

On record, Rocky Dawuni is a gently commanding presence. He's just as impressive in his videos. He dominates every frame of the "Champion Arise" clip, carrying himself with complete confidence and natural grace. Directors Jon Riera and Casey Bridges catch the star in environments that are absolutely natural for him: a legendary recording facility in Ghana, West Africa and a stunning beach in Malibu, CA. Discussing the shooting locations, Dawuni states,

“The idea was to capture visuals that were real, intimate, uplifting, joyful yet mystical at the same time and present them as metaphors to communicate a concept of renewal, rebirth and victory after destruction and defeat. In Ghana, we settled on a location in the compound housing the ruins of the iconic Tuff Ghana Studio Africa, built by Rita Marley in honor of Bob Marley that got tragically destroyed in a fire in 2010 after its completion. I had recently taken possession of this place with a new vision to bring it back to life. The story of this studio and my current efforts to revitalize and rebuild it back from the ashes into a new center of music and youth culture captures the unspoken moral of video.”

Rocky Dawuni's clips always make Ghana look radiant; here, he walks streets suffused with sunlight, underneath canopies of foliage, past majestic buildings adorned with designs in Ghanian colors. This is a place where all champions are welcome – and you're invited, too, if you've got what it takes to join in the spiritual battle. The Malibu footage was shot at Woodshed Studios, parts of which were destroyed in the Malibu fire of 2018. Dawuni explains that "Champion Arise" brings "a timely message of hope, revival and empowerment at a moment when the whole world is undergoing a crisis of disruption and uncertainty in joyfully celebrating the resilient power of the human spirit to overcome the most adverse challenge.”

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HIP Video Promo presents: V. Contreras premieres new quarantine-inspired music video "If I Could" on Music-News.com

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V. Contreras – If I Could

The song and its lyric “we stand apart but we stand as one” rings loud and clear as an anthem for standing strong in these unprecedented times.

SEATTLE, WA, USA, May 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "If I Could" by V. Contreras on Music-News.com

Musicians aren't made for isolation. They're naturally gregarious people – they want to get out on stage and sing, or crowd into rehearsal rooms with friends, or shake the hands of their adoring fans. Alas, in spring 2020, all of that is off-limits. Musicians are in isolation, right along with everybody else. Yet social distancing isn't going to stop creative people like V. Contreras from making songs, and the blessings of modern connectivity have kept her productively tethered to her collaborators. "If I Could," her newest single and video, was composed and recorded while all of the musicians involved were staying home to help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus. Remarkably, it's as powerful as any ballad on the Billboard Hot 100.

Those who know Contreras from her time spent singing The National Anthem for Mariners and Sounders games, fronting the Seattle Rock Orchestra or opening for Collective Soul won't be surprised by that. The young singer leads with her powerful voice – a remarkably supple instrument capable of rising from a whisper to a full-throated shout in a matter of seconds. "If I Could" foregrounds that terrific voice, presented here unadorned, raw and bracing and heavy with emotion in this live performance. Her accompanists might not be in the same room that she is, but they're every bit as committed to the song. Together, they bathe the track in piano, and warm strings (arranged by Andrew Joslyn), and rich chords. "If I Could" was composed during the first week of the Washington State stay-at-home order. The music was written by V. and Andrew Joslyn (co-writer and arranger for Macklemore, Kesha and Leslie Odem Jr.) with lyrics written by V., Andrew and Madison Joslyn. The instability and anxiety that we all felt during the beginning of the crisis howl through the notes and chords of the song. Compassion, concern, faith, and determination to overcome hardship: it's all there. If you were looking for an emotional snapshot of the early days of isolation, it's hard to imagine anything better than "If I Could."

We've all become accustomed to the split screens of Zoom and FaceTime and other video-chat software; much as we hate separation, we've all marveled at how the camera can close the breach. V. Contreras occupies the center frame in the clip for "If I Could," but she's surrounded by her friends, each in separate squares, but united through the power of music. We see living rooms and home studios, the warm light of indoor spaces, and we recognize: their struggle is our struggle. We're divided by cruel circumstance, but we're still together, singing our way through our coldest night. The lyric “we stand apart but we stand as one” rings loud and clear.

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HIP Video Promo presents: John Paciga premieres his aptly titled "Big Hit Song" music video on Music Existence

John Paciga

John Paciga – Big Hit Song

The video – made by Paciga during the period of home isolation – is a tongue-in-cheek look at the vagaries of the pop audience, and a wish on a star.

ANNANDALE, NJ, USA, May 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch the world premiere of "Big Hit Song" on Music Existence

All over America, at this very strange time in history, thousands upon thousands of talented young artists are shut in basements and bedrooms with musical instruments. Although they play in dozens of different styles, they're united under a single objective: they're there to write a big hit song. They're determined to put the right notes and right rhythms in a sequence that will prompt America to sing again – even before the quarantine lifts. And you know it as well as we do: one of these kids is going to be successful.

Why not John Paciga? The singer-songwriter has plenty going for him. He's multi-talented: as his new video demonstrates, he's a one-man band capable of playing piano, bass, drums, and guitar with equal facility. He's got a great ear for fidelity, and he's got preternatural skills as a recording artist – his tracks, no matter how home-made, always sound terrific. Paciga's sense of humor is readily apparent, and even though he's a big believer in classic song-craft, he never forgets to have fun. Beyond all that, he's got a discography that any young musician would envy. He's been making and releasing accomplished, well-realized piano-pop records since he was in his early teens.

"Big Hit Song," his latest single, is an acknowledgment of the artist's ambitions. The video – which was made in its entirely by Paciga during the period of home isolation – is a tongue-in-cheek look at the vagaries of the pop audience, and a wish on a star. Paciga wants to connect, but he knows that the crowd is fickle and the decision-makers at record companies are notoriously impatient. He's tackling the problem in the only way he knows how: with performances as energetic and melodies as buoyant as anything you'll hear on the charts. As he'd be the first to acknowledge, the rest is up to the listeners.

Paciga calls New Jersey home, and like everybody who does, he's become intimately familiar with the dynamics of quarantine. The Garden State has been hit as hard by the crisis as has anywhere on earth, and there's no telling when life will get back to normal. To keep from going stir-crazy, Paciga has been giving his instruments a workout, and in the "Big Hit Song" clip, he's got his hands on all of them. For three and a half minutes, his suburban basement is as lively and welcoming as any pop-rock club. It's no substitute for the real thing, of course. But until the day when we can get back there, Paciga has given us something to sing about – and dream about, too.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Singer/songwriter Eden Paige premieres her powerful "Save Me" music video on Music-News.com

Eden Paige

Eden Paige – Save Me

The new video spreads a message of mental health awareness with a compassionate and empathetic touch.

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, May 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Save Me" by Eden Paige on Music-News.com

Many of us don't consider our teen years our best- they were awkward, clumsy, and filled with self-discovery. Introducing Eden Paige, who is 14 and more mature and self-aware than many people twice her age. The Canadian singer/songwriter is an advocate for mental health awareness by spreading positivity and a powerful message. She is the voice for those who don't think they have a voice; although her music touches on sensitive topics, she knows it's time to cast light rather than continue to live in silence and create music that is compelling and impactful – and real.

Her compassionate and empathetic soul makes her songs relatable to those struggling. Eden Paige was inspired by a friend's struggle, which turned to strength when she revealed insecurities and unhealthy coping methods. By telling Eden Paige about her struggles, the friend completed the hardest step by reaching out and telling someone. Now, Eden Paige wants to empower many others to take that first step by reaching out with her first single "Save Me" which accompanies and motivates them every point along the way.

The matters of peer pressure, bullying, and trauma might start at an early age, but they never truly go away. In Eden Paige's music video for "Save Me," we watch the stories unfold of three high school kids who are seemingly fine on the outside but suffering on the inside. The school hallways are filled with typical teenage activity, but behind the scenes concealed adversities are palpable. One girl's private photos are shared among the whole student body by her insistent "boyfriend"; another boy is assaulted for kissing his partner in the locker room; another cries as he purges the dinner he just had with his family. Physically and metaphorically, the teens are drowning until Eden reaches out a helping hand and sings for their recovery.

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