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South Carolina native Supah Mario has quickly made a name for himself as an in-demand producer, crafting popular hits including "What's Next," "Ice Melts" and "Blue Tint" by Drake

Today, Sony Music Publishing announced the signing of hip-hop songwriter, producer and beatmaker Jonathan DeMario Priester, also known as Supah Mario, to a worldwide deal.

Recently, Supah Mario’s career has continued to rise – in March, he reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Producers chart and the Hot 100 chart for the first time ever for his production work on Drake’s “What’s Next.” He is also working on upcoming projects for chart-topping artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Swae Lee, and Post Malone.

“Although my God-given talent is a huge part of my success, I could not be where I am today without the desire and passion that has and continues to drive me every day. I am so humbled and excited to start this new relationship with Sony Music Publishing, and I would like to thank them for the opportunity,” said Supah Mario. “I especially want to thank Adrian Nunez at SMP for all his hard work in making this dream a reality. I’ve long wanted to be a part of Sony Music Publishing, and I am excited for my future with the publisher. I’ve also been blessed with a management team who worked alongside Adrian to make this possible – thank you to my wonderful team. Thanks to my family for all the sacrifices they make so I can follow my passion. Most importantly, thank God for all my success and many more years to come.”

Sony Music Publishing Vice President, Creative Adrian Nunez said, “The opportunity to work with Supah Mario has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to continue our creative relationship with Mario. I’m thankful for Amal, Josh and the rest…

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The music industry, particularly touring, has a huge carbon footprint.

What role does music play towards a net-zero carbon future and decarbonized economy?

For myself, as a maestro composer of the world’s biggest (800+) catalog of Handpan and Steel tongue drum music, I decided…

Sony Music Publishing Announces Landmark Acquisition of Paul Simon’s Song Catalog
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Sony Music Publishing announced it has acquired the song catalog of the incomparable Paul Simon, one of the greatest and most celebrated singer-songwriters of all time. The milestone deal includes Paul Simon’s classic songs spanning more than six decades, from his time as a member of Simon & Garfunkel,…

Snoop Dogg Releases New Track ‘NFT’ and First NFT Collection
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AAPI Celebrities Rally Community for Social Change in #StopAsianHate Music Video
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Asian American artist Johnny Lee hopes his latest music video inspires Americans to stand together again. Lee last directed “Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL,” earning him an MTV Video Music Award in 2017 for “Best Fight Against the System.” Now, the message in his latest music video hits even…

Sofia Carson Releases New Single and Music Video “Fool’s Gold”
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Igniting a bold and bright chapter, gold-selling and chart-topping singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Sofia Carson returns with a new single and music video entitled “Fool’s Gold”.

With production by GRAMMY Award-winning duo Stargate and Jeff Jones, the song marks a major evolution for the international star. On…

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Performance dates and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks

Resorts World Las Vegas announced that multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist, DJ and producer Zedd will headline Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub, Las Vegas’s newest day and nightlife experiences opening this summer at the city’s most anticipated resort. At the first resort to be built on the Strip in more than a decade, Zedd’s inaugural residency will be the first of an exciting group of talent to grace Resorts World Las Vegas’s stages.

Zedd’s multi-year residency will include performances at Zouk Nightclub and AYU Dayclub, the first venues to open in the United States from Zouk Group, Singapore’s leading lifestyle and entertainment company that has been at the forefront of pioneering music movements in Asia for over 29 years.

“Las Vegas has become a massive part of my life. Having the opportunity to play so many shows there throughout the years has made it like a second home to me. My Vegas shows have become a central hub to connect with fans, friends and artists from all over the world,” said Zedd. “I couldn’t be more excited to create a brand new and exciting show at my new home at Resorts World Las Vegas with Zouk Group.”

“After several iconic performances at Zouk…

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Talented Miami hip hop act, Mitri Lamar set to feature on Trick Daddy's Mixtape called 'From The Bottom' with the song with Quan J titled 'I Like That'

Mitri Lamar’s talent as a music maker is getting all the recognition it deserves as the American singer/ songwriter is set to be featured on a new mixtape from Trick Daddy. Titled “From The Bottom” the project is set to drop in April 2021, featuring “I Like That,” a song that Mitri Lamar did with his best friend and a talented rapper from Jacksonville, Florida, Quan J.

“I grew up in Miami Florida listening to Trick Daddy most of my life and I idolize him and other people who are in his position. He has always been a great inspiration to me and even more so now that I have become a music artist,” said Mitri Lamar.

The Miami native is looking like the next big thing in the music industry, with his talent catching the attention of major stakeholders in the market. The talented singer and songwriter has shown his creativity with words, a feature that stands him out from his peers in a highly competitive industry. Mitri Lamar is also unique as a singer in an industry that is seemingly dominated by rap artists, with his unique music style helping him to carve a niche in the market.

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Previously Unreleased Historic Concert Recording From the Steve Miller Band Tour Arrives on May 14, 2021
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Guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Songwriters Hall of Fame electee Steve Miller has dug deep into his archives and found an unreleased, full-length concert recording, Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977, arriving via Sailor/Capitol/UMe on Friday, May 14. A…

‘Amy Winehouse at the BBC’ Will Be Released on May 7, 2021
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Warner Music and Tencent Music Entertainment Group Sign Multi-Year Strategic Licensing Agreement
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Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the leading online music entertainment platform in China, and Warner Music, the international recorded music company, today announced an expanded multi-year strategic licensing agreement. The companies have been working together since their original agreement more than a decade ago.

TME will continue to make Warner Music’s…

Launch Inc Becomes First Music Company in History to Release a Concert as an NFT
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Highlifeflo's Audio Production Services opens new state-of-the-art studio in San Carlos, California
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Sound recording mastermind Andrew “Highlifeflo” Flores wasn’t going to let the COVID-19 pandemic slow him down.

As other businesses were shuttering during the pandemic, the platinum-certified recording engineer, music producer, and entrepreneur decided instead to go bigger by opening a new recording studio in San Carlos.

Highlifeflo’s Audio Production Services is a sought-after studio offering artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide high-end audio recording and music producing services. After operating out of a 700-square-foot studio in South San Francisco for several years, his upgraded 2,000 square foot studio at 973 E. San Carlos Avenue, has more than doubled his space, allowing him to expand his services.

The new studio will officially open its doors on April 11, with two professional sound engineers helping artists develop their sounds.

Born and raised in South San Francisco, Highlifeflo was educated at SAE Expression College in Emeryville, California before launching his own studio. Over his seven-year career as a professional sound engineer and producer, he has worked with major recording artists including Stupid Young, MBNel, 24kGoldn, China Mac, Tee Grizzley, Blackbear, Blueface / Jame$TooCold, and more than 300 other musicians in rap, hip hop, and pop. His recording of 24kGoldn’s track “Valentino” was the Bay Area’s first rap recording to go Platinum. The song, along with Highlifeflo’s Lil TJay remix, both landed on Billboard charts.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Highlifeflo was challenged to scale his business while adapting to keep his clients safe. As he worked on opening his new and improved studio, he continued to…

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