BBC Radio 1’s Sound Of 2023 Longlist Revealed


The longlist for BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2023 has been unveiled, tipping ten new artists for success next year. This year’s longlist has been chosen by a panel of over 130 industry experts and artists, including Elton John, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Celeste and more.

The acts are (in alphabetical order):
Asake
Biig Piig
Cat Burns
Dylan
FLO
Fred again..
Gabriels
Nia Archives
piri & tommy
Rachel Chinouriri

Last year PinkPantheress was crowned the winner ahead of a strong longlist featuring the likes of Wet Leg, Central Cee and Tems. Artists named on the list over the years include Stormzy, Adele, Jorja Smith, Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi.

The countdown of the Top 3 will kick off across Radio 1 on Tuesday 3 January 2023. // Continue to the full article

WMX Pop, WMX Rock, And WMX Hip-Hop Are Now Available Exclusively On The Roku Channel


WMX, the next-generation artist services, media & creative content division of Warner Music Group (NASDAQ: WMG), today announced that it has partnered with Roku to launch three FAST channels exclusively on The Roku Channel, Roku’s free ad-supported streaming service that reaches an estimated 80 million people nationwide. The all-new channels, WMX Pop, WMX Rock, and WMX Hip-Hop, are now available to stream for free on The Roku Channel through the service’s Live TV Guide.

Each of the three music and entertainment live linear channels will focus on a specific genre and will be programmed based on insights around consumer behavior. Featuring music videos and concerts from Warner Music’s global catalog of artists, in addition to original programming from WMG’s media brands including UPROXX, HipHopDX, Songkick, Cover Nation, The Pit, and Lasso Nation, the FAST channels will give fans a new way to experience the music that’s defining our culture. // Continue to the full article

Monica’s Single ‘Friends Ft. Ty Dolla $ign’ Reaches Top 20 At Urban Mainstream


Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum, 25-million-plus selling singer, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Monica’s latest single “Friends ft. Ty Dolla $ign” has officially entered the Top 20 on Urban Mainstream Radio Chart. The song is the first Top 20 on Monica’s Independent label, MonDeenise Music Inc.

“Friends” was originally released July 15th with the stunning music video directed by Sarah McColgan (H.E.R., Miguel, Charli XCX) and choreographed by Parris Goebel (Rihanna, SZA). It follows The Neptunes produced “Trenches ft. Lil Baby” – the title track of Monica’s highly anticipated new album Trenches, her ninth studio LP and first full-length for her own imprint MonDeenise Music Inc. (MDM).

In addition, Monica is excited to share that February 2023 will bring the premiere of her Apple Music radio show MoTalk which will feature a series of candid, honest, and in-depth conversations. // Continue to the full article