81 year old American soul music legend, Bill Withers, passed away on March 30th, from heart complications. Withers was best known for his soulful hits: “Lean On Me,” Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day.”
The songwriter and musician died in Los Angeles leaving everyone completely heartbroken. Ironically, his song “Lean On Me” has become an anthem for those on the front line of the corona virus pandemic.
Jamaican star Koffee has announced that she will be taking part in the Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions, which is a three-day online music festival.
It will be streamed from April 10th to 12th via the Co-Trilla YouTube channel. Koffee is scheduled for Friday, April 10th at 6PM EDT.
Usher‘s brand new video for the single “Don’t Waste My Time,” done as a collaboration with Ella Mai, is out now! Two versions of the visuals were released via his YouTube channel: a long clip on March 25th and a shorter cut on April 1st.
If you have not yet seen it, click here or on the image above to watch, and remember to like, comment and share.
There are a lot of uncertainty about what the world will be like after COVID19. Every industry, without exception, has been severely impacted by the spread of the corona virus. The music industry in particular has suffered financially, with all shows, tours, bars, nightclubs, festivals etc. cancelled and closed.
Some may assume that it is just the more popular artists that are affected by these cancellations, but that is not the case. We must remember that there are literally thousands of persons working behind the scenes who have now all lost their employment, hence their income.
With that being said, we must now face our new reality, as we ponder the question; what’s next? What will the music industry be like when all this is over with? Will festivals resume as they were before? Will the masses flock to live shows as aggressively as they did in the past? I think the answer depends on two things: 1) how long this pandemic last and 2) the financial and moral status of the people when it’s all over.
On Thursday, March 26th, R&B star Alicia Keys published the official remix to her now popular hit song “Underdog.” The singer invited two of Jamaica’s top reggae artists – Chronixx and Protoje – to be featured on the new version.
Click here to check it out and remember to support the artists by sharing the link: https://smarturl.it/UnderdogRR
On Friday, March 27th, Troyton Music released a new R&B track titled “Over Again.” The song is performed by pop artist Ne-Yo and Jamaican dancehall star Charly Black. Music critics are already making predictions about the record; the consensus seems to be that it will be just as, or bigger than Party Animal.
Click here to listen and download “Over Again” from your preferred music platform.
Now that a lot of artists are unable to travel for work (perform), they’re focusing on other income streams. Koffee, the young Jamaican MC who had a massive 2019, is inviting her fans and supporters to check out her digital store.
The platform currently has a limited amount of branded merchandise (hats, sweaters and t-shirts). Click here to check it out.