Tag Archives: Diane Warren

Louisa Johnson registers new song title with ASCAP

14 Jun

Louisa Johnson has registered a new song title with ASCAP – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

“Feeling It” was written by Alexandra “Ali” Tamposi (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), Chloe Angelides (Lily Allen, Jason Derulo) and Steven “Steve Mac” McCutcheon (Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora).

The track is slotted for inclusion on Johnson’s upcoming debut album under Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Current promotional single “Best Behaviour” – which was written by Shungudzo “Alexandra Govere” Kuyimba and Daniel “Danny” Parker alongside the song’s producers Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of TMS – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her first studio collection, Johnson has also worked with producers Tobias “Toby” Gad (Madonna), Matthew “BURNS” Burns (Kacy Hill), Dallas Austin (Ciara), Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel McVey), Arnthor Birgisson (RAYE), Joseph “Joe” Janiak (Britney Spears) and Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale (Little Mix).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Diane Warren (Andra Day), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Ina Wroldsen (Leona Lewis), Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Tinashe), Priscilla Renea (Kelly Clarkson), Marlon Roudette (Sinead Harnett), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Charlie Pith) and Samuel “Sam” Romans (Jonas Blue).

Listen to the audio clip for “Best Behaviour” below.

Kiesza teams up with Bakermat for new single “Don’t Want You Back”

2 Jun

Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesa Rae Ellested, professionally known as Kiesza, has teamed up with Dutch DJ and music producer Bakermat for new single “Don’t Want You Back,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Initially recorded by UK recording artist Tamera Foster for her debut project under Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music, “Don’t Want You Back” was co-written by Foster alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Rita Ora, Shola Ama) and Komi Hakam (Sam Smith, Ella Henderson).

Kiesza, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming sophomore major-label album, which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sound of a Woman,” later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Leona Lewis), Jenna Andrews (Noah Cyrus), Shungudzo Kuyimba (Jessie Ware), Ilsey Juber (Ellie Goulding) and Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande), Danja (Ciara), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Illangelo (Alicia Keys), Boi-1da (Drake), Jonas Jeberg (Bebe Rexha), DJ Dahi (Tinashe), Axident (Justin Bieber), Big Taste (Maty Noyes) and Stargate (Rihanna).

Watch the music video “Don’t Want You Back” below.

Jennifer Hudson collborates with Sam Romans for new album

15 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and actress Jennifer Hudson has collaborated with Sam Romans for her upcoming fourth album.

Romans’ notable songwriting & production credits include Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Fade to Nothing,” Lapsley’s “Love is Blind,” Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me,” Ella Mai’s “10,000 Hours,” Little Mix’s “Down & Dirty,” Mahalia’s “Back Up Plan,” Clean Bandit’s “Tears,” Stefanie Heinzmann’s “Falling,” Birdy’s “Beautiful Lies,” and AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control.”

His latest mini-album “Automatic” – featuring lead promotional single “Happy Love” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Hudson is expected to release her next studio collection – featuring current single “Remember Me” – later this year through Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “JHUD” delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jamie Hartman (JP Cooper), Diane Warren (Demi Lovato), Toby Gad (Rebecca Ferguson), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Alicia Keys), Lauren Christy (Keri Hilson) and Jon “The Rabbi” Levine (Bebe Rexha).

Fans of Romans’ works, on the other hand, should also keep an eye on the next projects by James Morrison, Cosima, Noah Cyrus, RAYE, Jess Glynne, Sigala, Louisa Johnson, Ella Henderson, Blonde, Fleur East, Gavin James, Era Istrefi, Calum Scott, Jonas Blue, Rudimental, Liv Dawson, Matoma, Naughty Boy, Jessie Ware, Sigma, Kali Uchis, Alan Walker, Tiggs Da Author, Craig David, Forest Blakk, Sub Focus, Plan B, and X Ambassadors.

Stream “Automatic” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases debut album “Already All Ready”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae has released her debut album online.

“Already All Ready” – featuring singles “Good Woman,” “Somebody Does” and “What is Love?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also includes songs that were initially recorded by fellow artists Bridget Kelly (“When in Rome”), Zara Larsson (“No Problem / Self Talk”) and Jojo (“Already All Ready”).

Among the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Keyshia Cole), Ne-Yo (LeToya Luckett), Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild), Curtis “Sauce” Wilson (K. Michelle) and Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield).

Album songwriters include Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson), Carmen Reece (Teyana Taylor), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Tiffany Fred (Keri Hilson), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Shaunice Jones (Tamar Braxton), Ericka J. Coulter (Fifth Harmony), Kirby Lauryen (Jennifer Lopez), LaShawn Daniels (Brandy), Al Sherrod Lambert (Ariana Grande), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Eric Bellinger (Usher) and Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera).

Stream “Already All Ready” below.

Mick Schultz teases new collaboration with Kelly Rowland

28 Mar

Mick Schultz has teased a new collaboration with Kelly Rowland.

“Recording something special with @kellyrowland,” the American record producer and songwriter tweeted on Monday (March 27, 2017).

Schultz’s production and songwriting credits include Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex,” Zendaya’a “Replay,” SoMo’s “Show Off,” Jessie James’ “Psycho Girlfriend,” Jenna Andrews’ “Oil & Water,” and Rihanna’s “Desperado.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with artists/fellow musicians Maejor, Tiffany Fred, Paul “Phamous” Shelton, Lights, James Fauntleroy, Chloe Angelides, Iain James, Stephenie Jones, Claude Kelly, Liza Owen, Jesse St. John, Pia Mia, Stanaj, Rook Monroe, Georgia Ku, Derrus Rachel, and Euanitta.

Meanwhile, Rowland is expected to release her upcoming fifth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game,” later this year.

Other producers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Tricky Stewart (Nicole Scherzinger), The-Dream (Celine Dion), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Jennifer Lopez), Dem Jointz (Brandy), Maejor (Justin Bieber), Shea Taylor (Ne-Yo) and Mel & Mus (Keyshia Cole).

On the songwriting front, Rowland has reportedly teamed up with Diane Warren (Whitney Houston), Angie Beyince (Destiny’s Child), Traci Hale (Britney Spears), Shane Stevens (Ariana Grande), Nash Overstreet (Meghan Trainor), Verse Simmonds (Chris Brown) and Rock City (Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for “Kisses Down Low” below.

Lea Michele unveils release date, tracklisting for new album

14 Mar

Lea Michele has unveiled the release date and tracklisting for her upcoming sophomore album.

The actress, singer, and songwriter will release “Places” on April 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Anything’s Possible” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Michele alongside Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Timothy “Tim” Myers.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” boasts further productions from John Shanks (Sheryl Crow), Toby Gad (Jennifer Hudson), Christopher Braide (Jessie Reyez), Kid Harpoon (Eliza Doolittle), Xandy Barry (Jessica Simpson), Andrew Hollander (Fefe Dobson) and Matt Rad (Demi Lovato).

On the songwriting front, Michele has worked with Chantal Kreviazuk (Avril Lavigne), Wrabel (Ellie Goulding), Ali Tamposi (Beyonce), Michael Fitzpatrick (ZZ Ward), Dana Parish (Celine Dion), Fransisca Hall (Betty Who), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez) and Diane Warren (Andra Day).

See the tracklisting for “Places” below.

(1) Love is Alive / (2) Heavy Love / (3) Proud / (4) Believer / (5) Run to You / (6) Heavenly / (7) Anything’s Possible / (8) Getaway Car / (9) Sentimental Memories / (10) Tornado / (11) Hey You

Lea Michele releases new single “Love is Alive”

3 Mar

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Lea Michele has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Chantal Kreviazuk (Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat).

Production duties on “Love is Alive” were handled by Xandy Barry, whose credits include Jessica Simpson’s “Boy,” Nick Lachey’s “On Your Own,” Backstreet Boys’ “Lose it All,” and Ashley Parker Angel’s “Apology.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michele’s sophomore studio collection “Places” – featuring “Run To You,” “Getaway Car” and “Hey You” – will arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Other album producers include Toby Gad (Daya), John Shanks (Michelle Branch), Afrojack (Sevyn Streeter), Matt Rad (Demi Lovato), Kid Harpoon (Jessie Ware) and Stephan Moccio (Emeli Sande).

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” also boasts songwriting contributions from Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora), Wrabel (Kesha), Jolene Belle (Tori Kelly), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez), Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran) and Diane Warren (Beyonce).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love is Alive” below.