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Ayler Young

Ayler Young Talks New Album 'Portal,' Bi-Coastal Influences, Entrepreneurialism, "Uptown Funk" & More

Exclusives Jan 2015 13:20PM EDT

Bi-costal musician Ayler Young has just released his latest album Portal. In addition to being a musician, Young is also an entrepreneur, arts supporter and philanthropist.READ MORE

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Jazmine Sullivan Talks New 2015 Album 'Reality Show,' Returning To Music And The True Story Behind Busting The Windows Of A Cheating Ex! [Exclusive]

Exclusives Jan 2015 14:26PM EDT

When it comes to her music, Jazmine Sullivan has always had the lovebug. Since her Fearless debut in 2008, the seven-time Grammy Award-nominee has penned hits singles about smashing the windows of a cheating lover, falling in love with a man that is not her lover and stuttering to find the words to say to her lover. But after a three-year hiatus from the music industry and some heartbreak behind her, Sullivan is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, and the 27-year-old chanteuse has finally found the greatest love of all... with herself.READ MORE

Mickey Jack Cones

Mickey Jack Cones Q&A: Joe Nichols' Producer Talks Nashville, No. 1 Hits And Taylor Swift

Buzz Jan 2015 12:35PM EDT

Cones began making a name for himself by producing demos and claims he worked 18 hours a day for nearly 10 years. Writers would drop off their hard drives, then Cones would sing vocals, mix the songs and give them back.READ MORE

Mickey Jack Cones & Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols Q&A: Country Star Talks New Album, Producer Mickey Jack Cones and "Bro Country"

Buzz Jan 2015 12:28PM EDT

The 38-year-old has five No. 1 singles to his name, the most recent being 2014's "Yeah." Nashville producer Mickey Jack Cones was at the helm of that album -- Crickets -- and Nichols decided to bring back the Texan for another go-round.READ MORE

Rey Reel

Rey Reel Will remix Beyonce's "Flawless," Score A Film, or Act in A Film...But He Won't Sing [Exclusive Interview]

Buzz Jan 2015 17:10PM EDT

Rey Reel understands the respect that comes with production credits for Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, not to mention producing the hit remix of "Flawless" and bringing in three Grammy nominations for his work on 'Beyoncé'. He's not going to waste it, planning on creating his own music project during 2015 and perhaps even branch into film scoring and acting. What isn't he willing to do? Sing.READ MORE


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lana Del Rey's "Big Eyes" Co-Writer Daniel Heath Talks Golden Globe Nominated Original Song & Much More!

Exclusives Jan 2015 18:16PM EDT

Songwriter Daniel Heath has one of the best working relationships in the music industry today - he writes songs with pop songstress Lana Del Rey. Though they've been writing partners for quite some time now, one of their most recent songs is the title track for Tim Burton's newest film, Big Eyes, and it just received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. The track itself is a work of cinematic and musical mastery, embracing the story of the film and evoking the cinematic relevance throughout the tune. In a recent exclusive interview with Heath, he opened up to us about working on the song "Big Eyes," how he and Lana Del Rey work together on their songs, and what the future holds for him and his songwriting career.READ MORE

Nathan East: Ready for the limelight.

Nathan East—Godsend for Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Daft Punk—Finally Plays Bass for Himself in 2014 with Solo Album, Documentary

Buzz Jan 2015 08:00AM EDT

Nathan East has filled many roles over the years. Bassist for Eric Clapton. Bassist for Phil Collins. Bassist for Michael Jackson. Bassist for Beyoncé. Bassist for Daft Punk. He found a new gig during 2014: bassist for himself. A new documentary tracks the recording of the Grammy-nominated album and offers a look into one of the industry's most popular musicians.READ MORE

[Exclusive] Jazmine Sullivan's 'Reality Show' Fears, Singer Talk's About Third Album During Intimate Listening Session

[Exclusive] Jazmine Sullivan's 'Reality Show' Fears, Singer Talks Third Album During Intimate Listening Session [VIDEOS /PHOTOS]

Exclusives Jan 2015 15:59PM EDT

Singer Jazmine Sullivan is back with her third studio album "Reality Show" after a three year hiatus in which the "Need You Bad" singer says an abusive relationship isolated her from her passion.READ MORE

Joshua Radin

Interview: Joshua Radin Shares Love Letters with his New Album 'Onward and Sideways'

Exclusives Jan 2015 12:00PM EDT

Initially, 2014 and 2015 were going to be easy years for Radin. After releasing five albums in seven years and touring relentlessly, he was ready to take a break. But that was until inspiration - and love - struck. Shortly after embarking on this holiday, Radin met and fell in love with a woman in Stockholm, Sweden. Though, she was hesitant to begin a relationship so he decided to woo her the best way he knew how: by writing love songs.READ MORE

Lowland Hum: Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans

Lowland Hum Talk New EP 'Four Sisters,' Married Life, And More On Music Times Studio Sessions [WATCH]

Exclusives Dec 2014 15:06PM EDT

Hailing from North Carolina, Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans make up the husband-and-wife folk duo of Lowland Hum. At the end of 2013, they set out to record a full-length album to follow up their debut album as a duo, Native Air, but the three songs that came out of their sessions felt so connected that they decided to release them as a separate EP, which they called Four Sisters.READ MORE

Eliot Bronson

Eliot Bronson Talks New Self-Titled Solo Album, Working With Grammy-Nominated Producer Dave Cobb, And More On Music Times Studio Sessions [WATCH]

Exclusives Dec 2014 12:56PM EDT

Atlanta-based Americana musician Eliot Bronson just released his new self-titled album, his third as a solo artist. The record came to life after Bronson sent an unsolicited email to one of Nashville's hottest producers Dave Cobb, whose work with Sturgill Simpson was just nominated for a Grammy. He thought it was a longshot, so when the producer agreed to work with him on the songs he had written, Bronson excitedly went down to Nashville to record for a week in Cobb's home studio. In keeping with the spirit of his favorite Americana records, the 10-track effort was recorded analog to give them an atmospheric and timeless feel.READ MORE


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Songwriter Alex Ebert Talks Scoring 'A Most Violent Year' And More!

Exclusives Dec 2014 17:01PM EDT

Alex Ebert is probably most known as the principle songwriter and front man of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, but he's already an acclaimed film composer thanks to his first venture into the industry with director J. C. Chandor's 2013 movie, All is Lost. Along with a number of solo and collaborative projects in the works, we can assume Ebert is easily one of the busiest musicians out there. Luckily for us, he had some time to talk about his score and soundtrack for Chandor's 2014 crime drama A Most Violent Year.READ MORE

Bleep Bloop

Bleep Bloop Talks '10 Watt Lazers' EP, DJ Shadow Relationship & Outer Space [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Exclusives Dec 2014 11:50AM EDT

Northern California producer Bleep Bloop is on a mission. Aaron Triggs, known professionally as Bleep Bloop, aims to bring his cosmic soundwaves to the masses. The DJ Shadow protégé just made his debut on Shadow's new label Liquid Amber with a new three track EP 10 Watt Lazers. We had the chance to chat with Triggs on the heels of his EP release to discuss his relationship with DJ Shadow, talk about the creative process behind the EP and his love for out space.READ MORE

Lennon & Maisy

Lennon & Maisy Contest: Win Autographed Prizes From 'Nashville' Sisters

Exclusives Dec 2014 11:50AM EDT

Lennon Stella, 15, and Maisy Stella, 10, are currently working on their first major album, and recently spoke to Music Times about performing for thousands of people while still trying to figure out how to make friends at school.READ MORE

Jim Kerr (center) and Simple Minds are looking up.

Simple Minds and The Meaning of 'Big Music': Jim Kerr on The New Album, His Dream Dual-Headlining Tour, and Respecting "Don't You (Forget About Me)"

Buzz Dec 2014 13:18PM EDT

Simple Minds has its mind on big music, instrumentally and otherwise. Vocalist Jim Kerr spoke to Music Times about the new album 'Big Music,' his ideal American tour, and giving the fans what they want.READ MORE

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