Tanika premieres music video for new single “No Man is An Island”

21 Jul

Tanika has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “No Man is An Island” was posted to Link Up TV’s YouTube channel on Friday (July 20, 2018).

The track was produced by Richard “P2J” Isong, whose other credits include June Diary’s “Take Me,” Lily Allen’s “Higher,” Mullally’s “Sweet Coffee,” Tiwa Savage’s “Get it Now,” and Chris Brown’s “Covered in You.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tanika’s upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “Birthdays in Jamaica,” featuring previous singles “Come Through” and “Kingston 13,” is expected to arrive later this year.

She’s also set to appear on the movie “The Intent 2,” for which she recorded new music as well. Her song “Up Hill Battle,” which was co-written and produced by Youthonix, appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “The Intent.”

Tanika also co-wrote “Without You” for fellow recording artist Alexandra Burke alongside regular collaborators Moses Samuels and Michael Akinkuni of songwriting/production duo Sons of Sonix.

Watch the music video for “No Man is An Island” below.

Tamera Foster hits the studio with Eyelar Mirzazadeh

20 Jul

British singer/songwriter Tamera Foster has teamed up with fellow recording artist Eyelar Mirzazadeh for a new collaboration.

Eyelar is responsible for co-writing songs performed by Little Mix (“Is Your Love Enough”), Taya (“Got Me Wondering”), Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”), Diztortion (“I’ll Be There”) and Redlight (“Here with Me”).

In addition to her very own project, Eyelar has also contributed to the next releases by Olly Murs, Astrid S, Rak-Su, L Devine, Alma, Rita Ora, Naughty Boy, Clean Bandit, Samm Henshaw, Little Mix, and Jax Jones.

Meanwhile, Foster – who was formerly signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Music – is expected to release her upcoming debut project later this year.

Her song “Don’t Want You Back” – which she co-wrote with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam – was recorded by Bakermat and Kiesza.

Foster has also worked with producers and songwriters including Mac & Phil, Kamille, Electric, Chelcee Grimes, Happy Perez, Lauren Aquilina, Knightstarr, Tom Aspaul, MNEK, Hayley Warner, Chris Loco, and Future Cut.

Ciara unleashes new promotional single “Level Up”

18 Jul

Ciara has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Level Up” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Theron Thomas of Rock City, who previously teamed up with Ciara on singles “I’m Out,” “Dance Like We’re Making Love” and “I Bet,” taken from the albums “Ciara” (2013) and “Jackie” (2015), respectively.

Production duties on “Level Up” were handled by Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, whose recent credits include Enrique Iglesias’ “Move to Miami,” Keith Urban’s “Coming Home,” Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer,” and Linkin Park’s “Talking to Myself.”

Ciara’s upcoming seventh studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Jackie,” is expected to arrive later this year via Beauty Entertainment.

Watch the music video for “Level Up” below.

Diane Warren teases new collaboration with Ella Mai

15 Jul

Diane Warren has teased a new collaboration with Ella Mai.

“With amazing new artist @ellamai and her adorable dog friend in the studio last nite creating something epic!!,” the legendary songwriter posted to Instagram.

Warren’s extensive resume boasts works with Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Whitney Houston (“I Learned from the Best”), LeAnn Rimes (“How Do I Live?”), Monica (“For You, I Will”), Christina Aguilera (“I Turn to You”), Brandy (“Have You Ever”) and Lady Gaga (“Til It Happens To You”).

Meanwhile, Mai is expected to release her debut album – featuring contributions from Grades, Caroline Ailin, Tre Jean-Marie, and Diztortion – later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

Warren has also contributed to the next projects by Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Stanaj, Kelly Rowland, Yebba Smith, Lukas Graham, Ally Brooke, Seinabo Sey, Max George, Louisa Johnson, Antigoni Buxton, and Ben Platt.

Watch the music video for “Boo’d Up” below.

Liza Owen signs worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir Media Management

15 Jul

Liza Owen has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir Media Management, which also houses fellow songwriters including Ali Tamposi, Carla Marie Williams, Ina Wroldsen, and Lauren Christy.

The British-Cambodian singer/songwriter recently co-penned “16 Steps” for Martin Jensen and Olivia Holt alongside Tamposi, John “JRY” Ryan, and AFTERHRS (aka Andrew Haas and Ian Franzino).

Owen’s promotional singles “Better with Me,” “Don’t Call Me Baby” and “Fallin” are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her resume boasts additional works with songwriters/producers including Goldfingers, Chloe Angelides, Teddy Geiger, Emily Weisband, Jesse Saint John, Tayla Parx, Big Taste, Steph Jones, Julian Bunetta, Shungudzo, Danny Parker, Ilsey Juber, Knighstarr, Sarah Hudson, and Steve Mac.

Stream the audio clip for “Better With Me” below.

Arlissa signs new record deal with Def Jam Recordings

15 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has signed a new record deal with Def Jam Recordings, which is also home to artists including Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, and Alessia Cara.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” – which was remixed by Jonas Blue and co-written by fellow recording artist Senai Tedros – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project, Arlissa has reportedly teamed up with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Arlissa also co-wrote “Just Us” for Kara Marni alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of UK songwriting/production duo All About She. The track is slotted for inclusion on Marni’s next project under Access Records.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Becky Hill hits the studio with Rachel Furner, The 23rd

14 Jul

British singer/songwriter Becky Hill has teamed up with Rachel Furner and The 23rd for her upcoming debut album under Eko Music / Polydor Records.

Furner’s recent songwriting credits include Alice Chater’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Kara Marni’s “All or Nothing,” Craig David’s “Love Me Like It’s Yesterday,” The Vamps’ “Personal,” and Catherine McGrath’s “Talk of This Town.”

Meanwhile, The 23rd (composed of siblings George and Henry Flint) are responsible for co-writing and producing singles including Grace Carter’s “Silence,” James TW’s “Say Love,” and Sigrid’s “Plot Twist.”

Hill’s next promotional single “I Could Get Used to This” – which she co-wrote alongside Mike Kintish – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Her current single “Sunrise in the East” – which was co-written by Maverick Sabre and Peter “Lostboy” Rycroft and collectively produced by ADP and Hit Impulse – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Sunrise in the East” below.