Archive | March, 2013

Charli XCX reveals official songwriting credits for debut album ‘True Romance’

31 Mar

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British singer/songwriter Charli XCX has revealed the official songwriting credits for her upcoming debut album, “True Romance,” which is due in the United Kingdom on April 15 via Warner Music Group / Asylum Records.

New single “You (Ha Ha Ha)” was written by Charli Aitchison along with Derwin Dicker and Joakim Ahlund, who also serves as the song’s co-producer.

The project boasts further songwriting contributions from Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher Raymond, Justin Bieber), Dimitri Tikovoi (Nicola Roberts, Sophie Ellis Bextor) and Patrik Berger (Robyn Carlsson, Lana Del Rey).

Charli XCX – True Romance [Songwriting Credits]:
“Nuclear Seasons” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“You (Ha Ha Ha)” – (Charli Aitchison, Derwin Dicker, Joakim Ahlund).
“Take My Hand” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“Stay Away” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“Set Me Free” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Dimitri Tikovoi).
“Grins” – (Charli Aitchison, Mike Tucker).
“So Far Away” – (Charli Aitchison, Paul White).
“Cloud Aura” – (Charli Aitchison, Brooke Candy, Joseph Zucco).
“What I Like” – (Charli Aitchison, Joseph Zucco).
“Black Roses” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“You’re the One” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Patrik Berger).
“How Can I” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“Lock You Up” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).

Kat Dahlia to release debut album ‘My Garden’ in September

31 Mar

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Kat Dahlia has christened her debut album “My Garden” and will release it in September via Sony Music Entertainment / Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The set is preceded by lead single “Gangsta,” which was co-written and produced by Justin “J. Dens” Desantis.

Other tracks slotted for inclusion are “Mirror,” “Money Party,” “Fireman,” “Tumbo,” “Fuego,” “The Shoota,” “My Garden” and “Walk on Water.”

Among the songwriters and producers backing Dahlia on “My Garden” are Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Meleni Smith, Salaam Remi, Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney, Aeon “Step” Manahan and Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley.

Tegan & Sara release official lyric video for ‘Now I’m All Messed Up’

31 Mar

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Tegan & Sara have released a new lyric video online.

“Now I’m All Messed Up” is taken from the group’s latest album, “Heartthrob,” which is out now via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The track was produced by Greg Kurstin, whose credits include “End of Night” by Dido [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “People Like Us” by Kelly Clarkson [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Look out for more of his productions and songwriting contributions on the next albums by The Bird and the Bee, Kylie Minogue, Sia Furler, Neon Hitch, Lily Rose Cooper, Mikky Ekko, Katy Perry, Charli XCX and Sky Ferreira.

Monica hits the studio with Miguel for new album

30 Mar

Monica has teamed up with Miguel Pimentel for her upcoming seventh album, out soon via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The R&B crooner’s sophomore album “Kaleidoscope Dream” – which was released in 2012 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records – debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Adorn,” “Do You” and “How Many Drinks,” as well as productions from Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Salaam Remi, Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel.

As a songwriter, Miguel has teamed up with artists including Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and Elle Varner [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Monica – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life” – is expected to boast further contributions from Stargate, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, Richard “Rico Love” Butler, Michael “Mike WiLL Made It” Williams and James “Jim Jonsin” Scheffer.

Marley Munroe unveils new song ‘Broken Windows’

30 Mar

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Marley Munroe has debuted a new song online.

“Broken Windows” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, out soon via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The track was written by Munroe along with frequent collaborators Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello, who are also responsible for singles “Forever is Over” by The Saturdays [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records] and “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].

Eve, Gabe Saporta premiere music video for new single ‘Make it Out This Town’

29 Mar

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

“Make it Out This Town” – which features Gabe Saporta – marks the second promotional single from the hip hop and rap artist’s upcoming album “Lip Lock,” scheduled to hit shelves and online outlets on May 14.

The track was co-written by Claude Kelly, whose recent credits include “Tonight” by Marcus Canty [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and “Cheated” by Boys Like Girls [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Production duties were handled by John “Jon Jon Traxx” Webb Jr., who is also responsible for “I Told You So” by Karmin [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and “Shine” by Ledisi [Universal Music Group / Verve Forecast].

Laura Mvula unveils music video for new single ‘That’s Alright’

29 Mar

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Laura Mvula has premiered the music video for her new single.

“That’s Alright” marks the third promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s debut album, “Sing to the Moon,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was written by Mvula and produced by frequent collaborator Steven James Brown, whose credits include “Motorcycle Emptiness” by Manic Street Preachers [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and “Love Letters” by Alison Moyet [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Kreayshawn debuts music video for new single ‘Blase Blase’

29 Mar

Kreayshawn has debuted the music video for her new single online.

“Blasé Blasé” – produced by Michael “Free School” McHenry and Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg – is taken from the hip hop artist’s debut album, “Somethin ‘Bout Kreay,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The track was written by Natassia “Kreayshawn” Zolot along with Jean Baptiste Kouame (Tulisa Contostavlos, Britney Spears), Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia (Kelis Rogers, Cheryl Cole), Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg (Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato) and Michael “Free School” McHenry (Chris Brown, Priscilla Renea Hamilton).

It also contains a portion of the composition “Jam Master Jay” written by Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Joseph Simmons, Lawrence Smith, and Russell Simmons.

Usher drafts Sean “The Pen” Garrett for eighth album

29 Mar

Usher has recruited the songwriting services of Sean “The Pen” Garrett for his upcoming eighth album, out soon via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The pair previously teamed up on tracks including “Yeah,” “Papers,” “Play Me,” “She Don’t Know (featuring Ludacris)” and “Red Light.”

Garrett also contributed to the latest albums by Mindless Behavior [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], Brandy [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Usher – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself” – is confirmed to yield additional songwriting and production alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Nayvadius “Future” Wilburn, Eric Bellinger and Leon “Roccstar” Derrick.

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller premiere music video for new single ‘The Way’

28 Mar

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Ariana Grande has released the music video for her new single online.

“The Way” – featuring Mac Miller – marks the first promotional single from the American artist’s upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, scheduled for release later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track was written by Jordin Sparks along with CBE recording artist Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, whose credits include “New Day” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Keep it Between Us” by Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Production duties were handled by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, who is also responsible for “Lose to Win” by Fantasia Barrino [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Enough of No Love” by Keyshia Cole featuring Lil Wayne [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records].