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Launch Music Conference and Festival
Due to the global pandemic, another festival has been postponed. Launch Music Conference and Festival originally scheduled for April 30th – May 3rd will now take place July 23th – July 26th, in historic downtown Lancaster, PA. Organizers have stated that they are fully prepared to host the festival virtually if the need arises, and lodging guests will receive a full refund.
Earlier this year, Kevin Lyman and Talinda Bennington announced 320 festival. A unique music festival in its own right, it focuses on how mental health is discussed. Because of COVID- 19 it was sadly canceled, but thanks to the internet, not all is lost. Bennington and Lyman partnered with KNEKT.TV, to bring us a free three-day online broadcast. You can watch on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the KNEKT.TV Network on Roku and Apple TV May 8- May 10, 2020.
We Are Triumphant
Record label We Are Triumphant, has signed a deal with The Orchard. This will allow the label to advance its marketing and advertising, as well as potentially creating a much more dominant label. We hope to see some new faces coming out of this incredible alliance, and in case you didn’t know, the label has already signed lots of great talent. Some of the artists include SayWeCanFly, Grayscale Season, Together In Tragedy, and many more! We are hopeful that this new chapter for the label, will bring nothing but success
Gear up those radios Honey Poppers because Neil Finn of Crowded House is bringing us a daily radio show! The show takes place every day at 3 PM pst, and he performs a daily selection of his songs and some fire covers! He’s calling it Fangradio, and you can listen via Mixlr. We know we are beyond excited for this!
There’s a new cat in town as Adventure Cat Records signs Chicago pink band, High Wire. They are about to take over the punk scene, and we are so here for it; starting with the newest single ‘Redcard,’ which can be streamed here, to celebrate the signing. The song is a bop, and we do not doubt that this band is going places. Adventure Cat Records has just signed one hell of a band!
Zig Mentality is getting ready to drop their debut EP, and you better believe we are more then ready for it! This punk trio is set to release the EP The Sesh on May 1st, and if you haven’t set an alarm for it you better do it right now! Trust us, this trio is coming in fierce and you’re going to want to jump on the Zig Mentality train right away!
Lucky Boys Confusion
Lucky Boys Confusion will be dropping a vinyl of their 1998 debut album, ‘Growing Out Of It.’ This is the first time ever the album will be released on vinyl, and it will be out April 10th. the collectors edition deluxe double LP will be limited to 500 copies and includes fan favorites such as “Arizona Stand”, “Fred Astaire” and more. The record includes a double insert with song-by-song liner notes from the band. You can pre-order the LP now by visiting their site!
Do you ‘Got Sway?’ If you do, then get ready because the Facebook group Country away has teamed up The AMG to bring everyone a new online talent search! The show is titled #GotSway and it’s super easy to enter! All you have to do is post a video of themselves performing on their official social media pages, ensure the page is set to the public + include #GotSway in the post. Then contestants are asked to visit CountrySway.com and fill out a form. Singers must be able to perform a live acoustic show including at least two original songs on Facebook between Sunday, May 10, and Sunday, May 31. Easy peasy lemon squeezey, and we are ready to see all the talent that will be thrown our way!
Sydney Shae announces the release of her new single titled ‘End Of The Night.’ We are super stoked to have new music from the songstress, and we know you’re going to love her too! The country-pop artist will release the single on all platforms on May 22nd and is available for pre-sale/pre-order here!
How’s that for a sugar high? With a list like that, can life get any sweeter? We think not.
So, which of these Sweet Releases are you hyped over right now? Have you found a new fave? Tell all in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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