folk pop

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is a singer songwriter currently signed under Atlantic (WMG). Sheeran was born in Hal...

500,000 - 1,000,000
{"key":"10876","name":"Ed Sheeran","bio":"Ed Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is a singer songwriter currently signed under Atlantic (WMG). Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire before moving to Framlingham, Suffolk. In his time in Suffolk, he was known to have flourished as a hidden talent when it came to music. He learned guitar at a very young age, and began writing songs during his time at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. By the time Sheeran had left school, he was already certain that music was going to play a major part in his life, and therefore studied at Access To Music in Norwich before moving to London which improved his chances of getting gigs.Sheeran began recording in 2005, which lead to the release of his first EP, The Orange Room EP. Sheeran also released two albums, a self titled one in 2006 and Want Some? in 2007 gaining little attention. After Sheeran moved to London and had done extensive gigging, performing songs from his EP and albums, as well as ones which he had recently written, he decided to release another EP, You Need Me in late 2009. However, it wasn't until February 2010 that Sheeran began to get noticed after he posted a video through SB.tv displaying his diverse style. This video led to mainstream rapper Example asking Sheeran to tour with him. Throughout 2010, Sheeran began to be seen by more and more people over the internet through Youtube and his fan-base grew incredibly, with him also getting credit from The Independent newspaper, England football captain Rio Ferdinand and even Elton John. Sheeran released three EP's in 2010, Loose Change, which features one of his most known songs, \"The A Team\", Songs I Wrote With Amy, and Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford, a live EP recorded in October. During the year, Sheeran also went to the US, where he was discovered by international superstar Jamie Foxx, who asked Sheeran to perform on his radio show, which gained him some fans in the US. By the end of the year, Sheeran was seen to be one of the best unsigned artists in the country. On 9 January 2011, Sheeran released his final independent EP, No.5 Collaborations Project featuring appearances by grime artists including Wiley, JME, Devlin and Ghetts. With this EP, Sheeran gained mainstream attention for reaching number 2 in the iTunes chart, without any promotion or label. He was listed as a 'special guest' on Devlin's 2011 'Bud, Sweat and Beers' mini tour alongside Griminal and Tinchy Stryder. Songfacts reports that after signing for Atlantic Records in January 2011 \"The A Team\" was released as the first single from his debut album on June 12, 2011.Sheeran's debut album + containing the singles The A Team and Lego House is certified 6x Platinum in the UK. The album has also won Sheeran two Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male Solo Artist. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Sheeran gained a nomination for Best New Artist. He received further fame for contributing the track entitled \"I See Fire\" to Howard Shore's soundtrack to the movie \"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug\" in 2013.x the second studio album by Sheeran was released in 2015. The album went straight to number one in both the UK and the US. x has had five singles thus far Sing, Don't, Thinking Out Loud, Bloodstream and Photograph.Sheeran recently was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by the University Campus Suffolk (UCS). The ceremony is later this year. Discography:.Albums:2011 - +2014 - xEPs:2005 - The Orange Room2006 - Ed Sheeran2007 - Want Some?2009 - You Need Me2010 - Loose Change2010 - Songs I Wrote With Amy2010 - Live At The Bedford2011 - No 5 Collaborations Project2011 - One Take2011 - iTunes Festival: London 20112011 - Thank You2012 - The Slumdon Bridge2012 - iTunes Festival: London 2012Singles:2011 - The A Team2011 - You Need Me, I Don't Need You2011 - Lego House2012 - Drunk2012 - Small Bump2012 - Give Me Love2013 - I See Fire2014 - Sing2014 - Don't2014 - Thinking Out Loud2015 - Bloodstream2015 - Photograph","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10876_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}

Kings of Convenience

Kings of Convenience are a music duo formed in Bergen, Norway, playing a style that features acoustic instrumental playi...

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{"key":"10847","name":"Kings of Convenience","bio":"Kings of Convenience are a music duo formed in Bergen, Norway, playing a style that features acoustic instrumental playing and their two voices. The band consists of Erlend \u00d8ye and Eirik Glambek B\u00f8e. They met as children at a geography competition. They are known for their delicate tunes, calming voices, and intricately subtle guitar melodies.After first earning notice thanks to a series of acclaimed European festival appearances during the summer of 1999, the twosome signed to American label Kindercore to issue their lovely eponymous debut the following spring. Quiet Is the New Loud was issued in early 2001 on Astralwerks. The album used many of the same tracks from the Kindercore release but re-ordered them and replaced a few with newer songs. The remix album Versus followed later in the year and featured remixes by artists as diverse as Ladytron, avid Whitaker and Four Tet. After a three year layoff during which \u00d8ye recorded a solo album, 2003's Unrest, and gained some reknown as an electronica DJ while B\u00f8e worked on finishing up his psychology degree, the pair teamed up again for the recording and release of 2004's Riot on an Empty Street. After a 5 year layoff, the band released Declaration Of Dependence on October 20, 2009 on Astralwerks in the US and Virgin Records in the UK.Erlend \u00d8ye has released some solo material and is also a member of The Whitest Boy Alive.Eirik Glambek B\u00f8e is also a member of a second band, Kommode. The Whitest Boy Alive and Kommode toured together this year for a short period.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10847_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish recording artist. Macdonald rose ...

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{"key":"10845","name":"Amy Macdonald","bio":"Amy Macdonald (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish recording artist. Macdonald rose to fame in 2007 with her debut album, This Is the Life (2007) and its fourth single, \"This Is the Life\". The single charted at number one in six countries, while reaching the top ten in another eleven countries. Her third album, Life in a Beautiful Light, was released on June 11, 2012. A self-taught musician, Macdonald began by playing her father's guitar after being inspired by Travis at the T in the Park Festival in 2000, where she heard Travis' song \"Turn\" and wanted to play it herself. She started performing in pubs and coffee houses around Glasgow at the age of 15. She signed a record deal with Vertigo, the same record label which hosts The Killers and Razorlight. Her first single, Poison Prince, was released on May 7, 2007. Her debut album, This Is the Life, was released on July 30, 2007. \"Don't Tell Me That It's Over\" was released in March 2010 as the lead single from her second studio album, A Curious Thing, which was released on 8 March 2010. Macdonald's third album, Life in a Beautiful Light, was released on June 11, 2012. The lead single, Slow It Down, is about her being a petrol head.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10845_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Woodkid

Woodkid is Yoann Lemoine (Lyon, March 1983) , previously known for his career as a video director (Yelle, Moby, Katy Per...

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{"key":"10904","name":"Woodkid","bio":"Woodkid is Yoann Lemoine (Lyon, March 1983) , previously known for his career as a video director (Yelle, Moby, Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey). After studying in London, and during a shoot in the USA, Woodkid received, straight from the hands of great American guitarist Richie Havens, a banjo that immediately replaced his piano, at least for a while. After relocating to Paris, Woodkid released the Iron EP (produced by Woodkid, Julien Delfaud and Benjamin Lebeau also from The Shoes) in 2011. The lead track, Iron was arranged by Gustave Rudman. The self directed promo video features model Agyness Deyn. The track was also remixed by Mystery Jets and Gucci Vamp. A year later, in July 2012, the track \"Run Boy Run\" was released as a limited edition 7\" with remixes by Sebastian and Ostend through a digital release.His debut album, The Golden Age, was released on March 18, 2013, through an independent label, Green United Music. It features orchestrations by Bruno Bertoli and is mixed by Julien Delfaud. The next single to be extracted from the album was \"I Love You\" which features a Pharrel Williams remix.http:\/\/www.woodkid.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10904_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche Vaular (born 5 September 1982) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His professional career beg...

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{"key":"11561","name":"Sondre Lerche","bio":"Sondre Lerche Vaular (born 5 September 1982) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His professional career began in 2000 and over the course of the following years, Lerche and his band, the Faces Down, became beloved critical and commercial successes in their native homeland. Later, Lerche would attract international praise and recognition, becoming one of the most internationally renowned and popular Norwegian artists. Lerche is known for the various eclectic styles invoked by his music, which often changes radically from album to album.Born in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, the young Lerche was heavily influenced by the 80's music emanating from his older siblings' rooms. Compelled by a defining fascination for bands such as a-ha, The Beach Boys, and Prefab Sprout, Lerche began formal guitar instruction at age eight. Not satisfied with the lessons at school, Lerche experimented with original tunes on his own accord, eventually penning his first song, \"Locust Girl\" at the age of fourteen. While still underage, Lerche held acoustic performances at the club where his sister worked; Lerche was eventually discovered by Norwegian producer Hans-Petter \"HP\" Gundersen. While under Gundersen's mentorship, Lerche was exposed to diverse music genres, including psychedelia, 60's pop, and mainstream Brazilian music, broadening his appreciation for eclectic music styles. Around this time Lerche was also introduced to Oslo-based manager Tatiana Penzo, resulting in a recording contract with Virgin Norway. With steadily growing popularity in his home country, he recorded his debut album in 2000. The album's release was postponed until Lerche fulfilled several academic requirements; in the interim, he was named Best New Act at Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammys) and performed locally as a support act for major acts such as Beth Orton.Officially released in Norway during September of 2001, Lerche's debut album Faces Down was a chart success in Norway. 2002 saw the album's international release, garnering praise from international publications and critics; Rolling Stone placed it in their top 50 albums of 2002. He embarked on subsequent tours in Europe and the United States. Lerche toured with various acts, including a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the stage with his long-time idols, a-ha. A studio\/live compilation EP, Don't Be Shallow, was released in 2003. During the same year, he would have the opportunity to tour with another of his musical idols, Elvis Costello, with whom he would tour once more in 2005.Lerche's second studio album, Two Way Monologue, was released in 2004. The album displayed Lerche's penchant for experimentation with eclectic styles to an even greater extent than his earlier works, its content ranging from upbeat pop songs to mellow, melancholic tunes. In 2006, Lerche released his third studio album, Duper Sessions. A classical jazz album featuring original songs, as well as a cover of the jazz standard \"Night and Day\", it was recorded by Lerche and the Faces Down, augmented by pianist Erik Halvorsen, at Duper Studios in Bergen, hence its name.In 2007, Phantom Punch, a rock album with a distinctly more aggressive sound than his earlier works, was released. Lerche and the Faces Down recorded and mixed the album in Los Angeles in April and May 2006, with producer Tony Hoffer. The same year, he composed the musical score for the film Dan in Real Life. Lerche and the Faces Down also made an appearance in the film itself, performing the song \"Modern Nature\" as a duet with actress Marci Occhino (the actual vocals were performed by Lillian Samdal). Another song of Lerche's, \"Dear Laughing Doubters\", was featured in the film Dinner for Schmucks; both films starred actor Steve Carell.In 2009, Sondre Lerche released Heartbeat Radio. 2011 saw the release of his self-titled sixth studio album, Sondre Lerche.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/11561_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales is an indie rock band hailing from Queens, New York, formed in 2008 and consisting of frontman Judah Da...

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{"key":"10837","name":"Freelance Whales","bio":"Freelance Whales is an indie rock band hailing from Queens, New York, formed in 2008 and consisting of frontman Judah Dadone (lead vocals, banjo, acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, bass), and bandmates Nicole Mourelatos a.k.a. Doris Cellar (bass, harmonium, glockenspiel, synthesizer, vocals), Chuck Criss (banjo, bass, synthesizer, glockenspiel, harmonium, acoustic and electric guitar, vocals), Jacob Hyman (drums, percussion, vocals) and Kevin Read (acoustic and electric guitar, glockenspiel, mandolin, synthesizer, vocals).So far the band have released two albums - \"Weathervanes\" in 2009, and \"Diluvia\" in 2012.In April 2013, the band announced that Doris Cellar would no longer be playing with the band.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10837_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore (born Amanda Leigh Moore on April 10, 1984) is an American singer and actress. Moore grew up in Florida, Uni...

30,000 - 50,000
{"key":"10865","name":"Mandy Moore","bio":"Mandy Moore (born Amanda Leigh Moore on April 10, 1984) is an American singer and actress. Moore grew up in Florida, United States and came to fame as a teenager in 1999, after the release of So Real, her first album. Her subsequent albums released in the 2000s, include the self-titled Mandy Moore and Coverage established her as a well-known pop singer in the United States. Moore has also branched out into a film career, starring in 2002's successful teen film, A Walk To Remember. Later appearing in the lead roles of less well-received movies aimed at teenage audiences. In 2002 she played the English voice for Aerith in Kingdom Hearts. Two of her latest films, the parodies American Dreamz and Saved!, were considered by some critics to be a change of pace into darker roles.Moore's private life has been much-discussed in the media, including her previous relationships to actors Wilmer Valderrama and Zach Braff, and tennis player Andy Roddick. Moore is scheduled to appear in several films over the course of 2006 and 2007. Briefly, her music career was on hold, having parted ways with her record company.Moore stated in early 2006 that she missed her music career and that singing is what she is the \"most passionate about\". According to her official website, she is collaborating with artists including Chantal Kreviazuk, Michelle Branch, and Rachael Yamagata on a new album. Moore had signed to Epic Records after her contract with Sire Records ended, but left the company in May 2006. She reportedly signed with a new EMI Music-owned record company, The Firm, in July of that year. Moore had described her new contract as \"especially exciting\" and specified that she planned to release her next album in 2007.Her newest album, entitled \"Wild Hope\" was co-written by Mandy. It was recently released on June 19, 2007. A change of pace from her usually dance-pop sound, Mandy's new album features a more folk sound, and is a refreshing change. Since the release of Moore's latest album, she has been performing in smaller venues than her early audiences are used to but is still making a huge wave in the music industry. Mandy Moore won't let us forget her quite yet.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10865_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}

Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo are an indie pop band which formed in 2006 in London, England. The band consists of Simon Balthazar (vocals, gu...

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{"key":"10862","name":"Fanfarlo","bio":"Fanfarlo are an indie pop band which formed in 2006 in London, England. The band consists of Simon Balthazar (vocals, guitar, clarinet), Cathy Lucas (vocals, mandolin, violin, keyboards), Leon Beckenham (keyboards, trumpet), Justin Finch (bass, vocals) and Amos Memon (drums). Mark West (guitar, keyboards) left the band in 2008 and formed The Lost Cavalry in 2009. The band's name is a reference to Charles Baudelaire's novella, \"La Fanfarlo.\"After issuing the singles Talking Backwards, You Are One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us, Fire Escape and Harold T. Wilkins on four independent labels between 2006 and 2008, Fanfarlo travelled to Peter Katis's studio in Connecticut, USA to record their debut album, Reservoir. The album was self-released in February 2009 to coincide with a tour of England and Scotland, including dates supporting Snow Patrol. They also performed five shows at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in March.In an effort to spread the word as far as possible and make their music as accessible as possible, Fanfarlo decided to offer their latest album, Reservoir, as a $1 download on http:\/\/fanfarlo.com until 7\/4\/09.In May, Moshi Moshi will release Fanfarlo's fifth single, Drowning Men, on 7\" while Reservoir will again be self-released as a special 'box' edition of 500 CDs.Fanfarlo will be appearing at select festivals over the summer including the Hinterland Festival on April 30th in Glasgow with further dates to be announced.Their second album Rooms Filled With Light was Released Feburary 28,2012http:\/\/www.fanfarlo.comhttp:\/\/www.myspace.com\/fanfarlo","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10862_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Carole King

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, regarded as one of the most influentia...

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{"key":"10878","name":"Carole King","bio":"Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, regarded as one of the most influential female songwriters of the 20th century. One half of a legendary songwriting partnership together with her one-time husband, Gerry Goffin, she wrote several hit songs in the '60s hits for artists such as The Shirelles (\"Will You Love Me Tomorrow\"), Aretha Franklin (\"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman\"), and The Monkees (\"Pleasant Valley Sunday\"). At the dawn of the '70s, she released the solo album Tapestry, a critically and financially successful landmark in the singer-songwriter genre.Born Carol Klein in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish household, King started out playing the piano, then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called the Co-Sines at James Madison High School. She attended Queens College, where she was a classmate of Neil Sedaka and inspired Sedaka's first big hit, \"Oh! Carol\", to which she later wrote and recorded a tongue-in-cheek response, \"Oh! Neil\". Along with Sedaka and Gerry Goffin (whom she later married), King also befriended Paul Simon at the same college.Goffin and King soon formed a songwriting partnership, eventually married, and had two daughters, Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor, both of whom have also become singers. Working for Aldon Music in the Brill Building in the heart of New York's music district, where chart-topping hits were churned out during the 1960s, the Goffin-King partnership first hit it big with \"Will You Love Me Tomorrow\". Recorded by The Shirelles, the song topped the charts in 1961. It was later covered by Dusty Springfield, Little Eva, Roberta Flack, Laura Branigan, The Four Seasons, and King herself.In 1962, Goffin and King co-wrote \"Up on the Roof\", which was first recorded by The Drifters. Released at the tail end of that year, the song epitomised the urban romantic dream of the Brill Building era and became a big hit, reaching number five on the U.S. pop singles chart and number four on the U.S. R&B singles chart. It has since been covered many times by artists such as Laura Nyro (1970), James Taylor (1979), and Neil Diamond (1993), among others, and also by King herself in 1970.The songwriting team's 1965 \"Pleasant Valley Sunday\", a number-three hit for The Monkees, was inspired by their move to suburban West Orange, New Jersey. Goffin and King also wrote several songs for Head, the feature film debut of The Monkees.In 1968, King was hired to co-write two songs for Strawberry Alarm Clock with Toni Stern: \"Lady of the Lake\" and \"Blues for a Young Girl Gone\", which appeared on the album The World in a Seashell.At the urging from others, King began her own singing career. She had a modest hit singing one of her own songs in 1962 with \"It Might As Well Rain until September\" (number twenty-two in the US and a top-ten success in the U.K., and later a hit in Canada for Gary & Dave), but after \"He's a Bad Boy\" reached ninety-four in 1963, it would take King another eight years to reach the Hot 100 singles chart again.During that time, King helped pioneer a record label, Tomorrow Records, divorced Goffin and married Charles Larkey (of the Myddle Class). Moving to the West Coast, Larkey, King, and Danny Kortchmar formed a group called The City, which released one album, Now That Everything's Been Said, but the album was a commercial failure. King then released Writer (1970), a critically acclaimed record, but unfortunately another commercial failure. Undaunted, the following year King gave thoughtful, folk-flavoured reinterpretations of some of her early pop hits as a songwriter, interweaving them with new compositions in the aptly-titled Tapestry (1971). The album became the turning point in her career.Tapestry was instantly recognised as one of the landmark albums of the singer-songwriter genre of the early 1970s. With numerous hit singles, it would remain on the charts for nearly six years, selling over ten million copies in the United States alone, and an estimated twenty-two million worldwide, making it King's most popular album to this day among fans and critics alike. The album garnered four Grammy Awards including Album of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Record of the Year (\"It's Too Late\"); and Song of the Year (\"You've Got a Friend\"). Music (1971), Rhymes and Reasons (1972), and Fantasy (1973) followed, each earning either gold or platinum RIAA certification. Tapestry was placed at number thirty-six] in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, while \"It's Too Late\" was placed at 469 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time]. And until Michael Jackson's groundbreaking album Thriller came along in 1982, Tapestry was the top-selling pop solo album of all time, with sales of thirteen million copies in 1971 alone.In 1973, King performed at a free concert in New York City's Central Park and broke all previous records for such a concert, with an attendance of over 100,000 people. (This record was subsequently broken in 1981 by Simon & Garfunkel, with 500,000 people.)King also enjoyed major success with her 1974 album, Wrap Around Joy. The album reached number one on the Billboard charts, and for only the second time in her career, she had a song reach as high as number two in the singles chart with the big hit \"Jazzman\", as well as another top-ten single, \"Nightingale\", from the album. Although the album did not have the long-lasting success and chart endurance of Tapestry, it was among King's most successful albums at the time of its release, and the singles received very strong radio play the year of its release.Goffin and King reunited to write four songs on Thoroughbred (1975). David Crosby, Graham Nash, and James Taylor, a long-time friend of King's, all appeared on the record. Thoroughbred would be her last gold record. She married another songwriting partner, Rick Evers, after releasing Simple Things in 1977. Evers, however, died of a heroin overdose a year later.In 1977, King moved to Idaho. She released Welcome Home (1978), which marked her debut as a co-producer on an album. Subsequent album releases included Touch the Sky (1979), Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King (1980), and One to One (1982). After releasing Speeding Time in 1983, King took a break in Idaho, where she became an environmental activist. That same year, she played piano on \"Chains and Things\" on the B.B. King album Why I Sing The Blues. In 1985, she wrote and performed \"Care-a-lot\", the theme song to The Care Bears Movie. She returned to music in 1989, recording City Streets with guest Eric Clapton on two tracks, followed by Colour of Your Dreams (1993), with a guest appearance by Slash of Guns N' Roses. In addition, her song \"Now and Forever\" was featured in the opening credits to the 1992 film, A League of Their Own, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.In 1988 she starred in the off-Broadway production A Minor Incident, and in 1994 she played the role of Mrs Johnstone on Broadway in Blood Brothers. In 1996, she appeared in a production of Brighton Beach Memoirs in Ireland, which was directed by Peter Sheridan.In 1991, she co-wrote the song \"If It's Over\" for Mariah Carey's second album Emotions, after Carey turned down King's proposal to cover \"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman\" by her idol, Aretha Franklin.An all-star roster of artists paid tribute to King on the 1995 album, Tapestry Revisited: a Tribute to Carole King. From the album, Rod Stewart's version of \"So Far Away\" and C\u00e9line Dion's cover of \"A Natural Woman\" were both Adult Contemporary chart hits. Other artists who appeared on the album included Amy Grant (\"It's Too Late\"), Richard Marx (\"Beautiful\"), Aretha Franklin (\"You've Got a Friend\"), Faith Hill (\"Where You Lead\"), and the Bee Gees (\"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?\").In 1996, a film loosely based on King's life was released. In Grace of My Heart, an aspiring singer, Denise Waverly\/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. Mirroring King's life, the film follows her from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realising her dream to record her own hit album.In 2001, King co-wrote a song for the Semisonic album All about Chemistry. That same year, she appeared in a television ad for The Gap, with her daughter Louise.King's \"Where You Lead\" was the theme song of the television series Gilmore Girls. In the television theme version, King sings with her daughter Louise. King - who has appeared sporadically in acting roles - has guest-starred three times on the show (in its second, fifth, and sixth seasons) as Sophie, the owner of the Stars Hollow music store.King launched her \"Living Room Tour\" (the genesis of which was her appearances in private homes for environmental and political fundraising) on 15th July 2004, at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. That show, along with the shows at the Greek Theater (Los Angeles) and the Cape Cod Melody Tent (Hyannis, Massachusetts) were recorded live and released as The Living Room Tour album on 12th July 2005. The 2005 leg of \"The Living Room Tour\" kicked off on 3rd July 2005, in Ontario, Canada. \"The Living Room Tour\" also made stops in Australia and New Zealand. A DVD of the tour, called Welcome to My Living Room was released in October 2007.Also in 2007, King released Love Makes the World (Deluxe Edition) on her own label, Rockingale Records. The two-CD set contained a bonus disc with five additional tracks, including \"Where You Lead\". In November 2007, King toured Japan with Mary J. Blige and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.King can be heard on the track Everyday People from Reba McEntire's Duets album, released September 18, 2007.King also recorded a duet with Anne Murray on the latter's album Duets: Friends & Legends (2007). The song \"Time Don't Run Out on Me (duet with Carole King)\" was originally recorded by Murray for her 1984 album Heart over Mind. The song was written by King and Goffin. Anne Murray had said that she wouldn't have re-recorded the song as a duet with anyone else but King, as she had co-written the song.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10878_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"300,000 - 500,000"}

Russian Red

Lourdes Hernández (born 20 November, 1985) is a singer-songwriter based in Madrid, Spain. The moniker for Lourdes comes...

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{"key":"10854","name":"Russian Red","bio":"Lourdes Hern\u00e1ndez (born 20 November, 1985) is a singer-songwriter based in Madrid, Spain. The moniker for Lourdes comes from a lipstick color she frequently uses. Her beautifully crafted, minimal songs beam delicate folk harmonies and lustrous vocals. The band was originally formed in 2007, by Lourdes and Brian Hunt, with whom she had previously recorded some songs, and who helped her record her first album. However, before it was released, they split up. On April 1st 2008 she released her debut album, I Love Your Glasses, on eureka Discos. It's formed by 12 tracks, including \"Another mind\" (included in the OST from the film El rey de la monta\u00f1a), \"Cigarettes\" (included in the OST from the film Camino) and \"Nice Thick Feathers\" (included in a H\u00e4agen Dazs commercial)http:\/\/www.myspace.com\/russianready","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10854_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Slow Club

Slow Club are a 2-piece band from Sheffield, England comprising Charles Watson (vocals and guitar) and Rebecca Taylor (v...

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{"key":"10901","name":"Slow Club","bio":"Slow Club are a 2-piece band from Sheffield, England comprising Charles Watson (vocals and guitar) and Rebecca Taylor (vocals, guitar, and percussion).They formed in 2006, and are noted for their quirky lyrics, their variety of percussion instruments, and great vocal interplay. They are currently signed to Moshi Moshi Records, and have been on nationwide tours with artists such as Fionn Regan, Noisettes, Hot Club De Paris, Tilly and the Wall, Jamie T, and Jeremy Warmsley. The pair have released a series of EPs and singles: Because We're Dead (2006), Me and You (2007), Let's Fall Back in Love (2008), Christmas TV (2008), and It Doesn't Have to Be Beautiful (2009). Their debut album, Yeah So, was released on 7 July 2009. In September 2011, Slow Club released their second album Paradise to critical acclaim. http:\/\/www.myspace.com\/slowclub","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10901_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Vienna Teng

Vienna Teng / 史逸欣 (born Cynthia Yih Shih on October 3, 1978) is a Taiwanese American pianist and singer-songwriter...

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{"key":"10872","name":"Vienna Teng","bio":"Vienna Teng \/ \u53f2\u9038\u6b23 (born Cynthia Yih Shih on October 3, 1978) is a Taiwanese American pianist and singer-songwriter based in New York City. She began studying classical piano at the age of 5. She took her stage name \u201cVienna\u201d from the Austrian city famous for its musical history, and \u201cTeng\u201d from the surname of famous Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng. Teng\u2019s musical style incorporates folk, pop, classical piano, and a cappella influences. She uses piano as her primary instrument and charges her lyrics with emotion, narrative, and personal history. Teng is a baseline alto but sings over a wide range. Reaching the national spotlight at the end of 2002, pianist Vienna Teng had been an important part of the California singer\/songwriter scene for a few years before then. A pianist since the age of five, Teng took piano lessons before moving on to improvisation. Writing feverishly throughout her youth, she eventually had a full album's worth of instrumentals by the age of 16. Going to Stanford to further her education, she released an EP while going to school and recorded most of Waking Hour before she graduated. After releasing the record independently and taking it on the road with her, she scored an agreement with Virt Records and got national distribution in the fall of 2002. Comprised of many intimate songs that detailed the issues of a young adult, her music fell between the uptempo approach of Ben Folds and the theatrical chamber pop of Rufus Wainwright. She followed up in early 2004 with the matured and critically acclaimed effort Warm Strangers, which charted on three separate Billboard charts. Touring with musicians like Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, and Patty Griffin over the years.Teng next hooked up with producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux) for her next album, Dreaming Through the Noise, issued in July 2006. That summer, she began to tour with Duncan Sheik and continued a heavy concert schedule throughout 2007. After relocating from California to New York City in 2008, Teng began work on her fourth full-length album, Inland Territory, which was released on Zo\u00eb\/Rounder in 2009.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10872_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes are a modern folk pop duo comprising two friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, hailing from Balham, Lo...

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{"key":"10851","name":"Turin Brakes","bio":"Turin Brakes are a modern folk pop duo comprising two friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, hailing from Balham, London, signed to Cooking Vinyl.Turin Brakes have often been compared to many of the New Acoustic Movement's bands spawned in the late 90's such as Elbow, Starsailor, I Am Kloot (who were a support band for Turin Brakes on their Ether Song tour) and the Norwegian band the Kings of Convenience.Their debut album \"The Optimist LP\" (2001) was nominated for the Mercury Prize that same year. In 2003 \"Ether Song\" got to #3 in the UK album charts and spawned a Top 5 single \"Pain Killer\". Further commercial success was not achieved. In 2005 \"JackInABox\" meant some sort of return to the first album, but this time with more production and a more diverse sound. Again the critics loved it, but the buying public seemed not to. It got to no. 9 in its first week (without a hit single - \"Fishing For A Dream\" got to #35), but had no further commercial success. This might have been the effect of the decision by the band and the record company to take the slow path (doing just a short UK tour and not doing as much promotion as they used to), so that Olly Knights (the singer) could also focus on his new family life.In the summer of 2005 the boys toured the USA and Canada, followed by an acoustic tour taking the band to Germany, The Netherlands and Italy. 2005 ended with a longer acoustic UK tour, of which the closing night in the Palladium in London was recorded and released as a download only live album the day after. The album sold quite well on iTunes, riding the top of the download charts in several countries.The band spent the first half of 2006 writing new songs, occasionally performing both new and old work at small gigs across the UK. The band did an intimate tour in November 2006 to try out new material. In January 2007 the band entered a small studio in London to record their 4th album with producer Ethan Johns. After three weeks the band took a break (on January 29th Gale's wife gave birth to a daughter), but the sessions were resumed several weeks later in a bigger studio (also in London). On the last day of March 2007 the band announced that they had finished the recording sessions, and recorded 17 songs.The new album, \"Dark on Fire\", was released in the UK in September 2007, preceded by a download-only single \"Stalker\".The band are releasing their 5th studio album in March 2010 titled \"Outbursts\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10851_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers, Charlie and Craig Reid (born 5 March 1962, in L...

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{"key":"10879","name":"The Proclaimers","bio":"The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers, Charlie and Craig Reid (born 5 March 1962, in Leith). They are probably best known for the songs \"Letter from America\", \"I'm On My Way\" and \"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)\". The band tours extensively throughout Europe and other continents. They have released eight studio albums from 1987 until the present, as well as two compilation albums and a DVD, and their next studio album is expected for 2012.Craig Reid and Charlie Reid were born in Leith, Scotland in 1962, and grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty. After several punk rock bands at school they formed The Proclaimers in 1983.The pair came to public attention when an Inverness based fan sent their demo to the British band The Housemartins, who were impressed enough to invite The Proclaimers on their 1986 UK tour. The exposure of the tour won them a January 1987 appearance on the British pop music television programme The Tube on Channel Four; \"Letter from America\" peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart, whilst the album This is the Story went gold. The follow-up album Sunshine on Leith featured \"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)\" and \"I'm On My Way\". They had a hit with their EP King of the Road, which reached number 9 in UK in 1990.In March 2007 they recorded a new version of \"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)\" with television comedy characters Andy Pipkin (played by Matt Lucas) and Brian Potter (Peter Kay) for the Comic Relief charity. A long list of celebrities were featured in the music video for this new version, including David Bellamy, Rod, Jane and Freddy, Paul O'Grady, David Tennant, Frank Sidebottom and many more. This new version of the song reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart.The band was one of The B-52s' touring partners on their Funplex tour in Australia and New Zealand in November 2009, alongside Mental as Anything.The brothers are fans of Hibernian Football Club, and \"Sunshine on Leith\" has become a theme song for the club, being played at home matches for important fixtures, such as the Edinburgh derby versus Heart of Midlothian FC, the club's city rivals. Charlie and Craig Reid appeared at their Easter Road stadium for the 'Hands Off Hibs' campaign in 1990 when Wallace Mercer, a wealthly Edinburgh businessman with direct connections to Hearts FC, attempted a takeover of the club but was defeated by fan pressure.They are also well-known supporters of Scottish independence and have at various stages of their lives been activists for the Scottish National Party, expressing such views during their promotional tour of Britain in March 2007. However in April 2007 Charlie Reid announced that he had switched his allegiance to the Scottish Socialist Party in protest at the Scottish National Party's receipt of funding from big business. Many of their songs reflect their political views, such as \"Letter from America\" and \"Cap in Hand\".On 16 May 2006 the twins announced their participation in a campaign to free a fellow Scot, Kenny Richey, from his death row sentence in Ohio, including an appearance at a charity concert. Also, in 2010 they participated with Billy Bragg in a show supporting Reprieve, charity that fights the death penalty. The Proclaimers also support other charities such as The Lighthouse Foundation (addiction victims), AICR (cancer research), Drake Music Scotland (help disabled people through music) or 500 miles (amputees or disabled people in Africa).","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10879_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Ana Carolina

Ana Carolina Souza (born September 9, 1974 in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais) is a Brazillian singer, songwriter and multi-i...

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{"key":"10887","name":"Ana Carolina","bio":"Ana Carolina Souza (born September 9, 1974 in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais) is a Brazillian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. While still a teenager, she started performing in local bars. Wishing to become a professional singer, she moved to Rio de Janeiro, leaving her studies in literature. After a gig at Mistura Fina she met Luciana de Moraes and two weeks later signed a contract with BMG. Her debut album, Ana Carolina, was released in 1999 with songs from classic Brazillian singers like Chico Buarque and Lulu Santos, songs written by herself, and some written by others, for example, Totonho Villeroy. This album was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.In 2001 she realesed her second album entitled Ana Rita Joana Iracema e Carolina. In 2005 released a CD and DVD of her acoustic show with Seu Jorge entitled Ana e Jorge. The song \"\u00c9 Isso Ai\" reached number 1 on the Brazilian charts. In late 2005, she announced that she was a bisexual. She has since released her sixth, a double CD called Dois Quartos (Two Rooms). The album received a Parental Advisory warning.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10887_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan (born Lisa Margaret Hannigan on 12 February 1981 in Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland) is an Irish singer-so...

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{"key":"10871","name":"Lisa Hannigan","bio":"Lisa Hannigan (born Lisa Margaret Hannigan on 12 February 1981 in Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. Originally coming to public attention in 2001 as the female vocalist from Damien Rice's best-selling breakthrough albums O and 9, she began her solo career in 2007. Since then she has released the albums Sea Sew (2008) and Passenger (2011). Hannigan's music has received award nominations both in Ireland and the USA.A stunning vocalist, Hannigan regularly performed live with Rice from early 2001 until March 2007 when Rice's official website announced that his professional relationship with Hannigan had \"run its creative course\". During 2005 Hannigan and Rice co-wrote Unplayed Piano which was released to support the Free Aung San Suu Kyi 60th Birthday Campaign. Hannigan also appeared on backing vocals on Mic Christopher's album Skylarkin, as well as the soundtrack to \"Goldfish Memory\".In 2006 Hannigan featured as part of The Cake Sale, a collective of mostly Irish, but featuring some international artists, formed by Brian Crosby of Bell X1. On 3rd November 2006 they released a self-titled album in Ireland to raise money for Oxfam and the Irish Make Trade Fair campaign. The album was so successful that it was given an international release the following year; released 10th September 2007 in the UK and 16th October 2007 in the US.Hannigan has since gone on to pursue her own solo career, releasing her first album Sea Sew in Ireland on September 12th 2008, debuting at number 4 and earning her a Choice Music Prize nomination, two Meteor Music Award nominations and has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize 2009. The album's first single was Lille followed by I Don't Know.Sea Sew got an official US release on February 3rd 2009 and a UK release on May 4th 2009. On 21 July 2009, two days after a triumphant performance in torrential rain at the Latitude Festival, it was announced that Sea Sew had been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in the UK.The O Sleep Songfacts reports that Hannigan began writing for her second album in late 2009 and only completed it in March 2011. However, she and producer Joe Henry spent a mere week laying down the tracks in Wales. Passenger was released in the US and Canada on September 20, 2011 and in the Republic of Ireland on October 7, 2011.http:\/\/www.lisahannigan.ie\/http:\/\/www.myspace.com\/lisahannigan","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10871_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Lord Huron

Lord Huron is the musical personality of Ben Schneider, a Michigan-born visual arts major currently residing in Los Ange...

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{"key":"11590","name":"Lord Huron","bio":"Lord Huron is the musical personality of Ben Schneider, a Michigan-born visual arts major currently residing in Los AngelesOrigins\u2014\u2014\u2014-In the spring of 2010 Schneider traveled from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. At Lake Huron, he developed songs for the first Lord Huron EP. He named the recording, Into the Sun.Upon his return to L.A., Schneider set to work putting a band together. The first to join him was his percussion-playing childhood friend Mark. Each of the band members of band hail from Michigan.Into The Sun and MightyLord Huron released two EPs in 2010, Into the Sun and Mighty. Pop & Hiss, the LA Times Music Blog, described Mighty as \"full of lush acoustic guitars and Midwestern-accented harmonies as warm as a winter fireplace, but it's the Caribbean-influenced percussion that fans Lord Huron's folk sound into flame,\"and Pitchfork could only classify it as \"a stylistic superball, bouncing off any wall you put around it.\" NPR's World Cafe wrote \"the band's lush harmonies are backed by a hazy whirlpool of polyrhythmic tropical drums and folk guitars.\"Despite the fact that Schneider played all of the instruments on both EPs, he has gathered a band for live performances, which have also gotten positive reviews. \"The totality of the experience was like being on hand for a combination drum circle, chamber performance, and Calypso street party,\" wrote LA Weekly.Some of the larger shows the band has performed at include Lollapalooza (2011) and Outside Lands (2011), as well as a marathon ten shows in four days at the SXSW (2011) music festival.DiscographyEPsInto The Sun (2010)Mighty (2010)Time to Run (2012)LPsLonesome Dreams","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/11590_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Spiritual Front

Spiritual Front is a neofolk band from Rome, Italy. Its members describe their music as "nihilist suicide pop", although...

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{"key":"10848","name":"Spiritual Front","bio":"Spiritual Front is a neofolk band from Rome, Italy. Its members describe their music as \"nihilist suicide pop\", although elements of neoclassical and rock music are prevalent, along with a recurring experimental feel.The band began in 1999 as a project fronted by Simone Salvatori (a.k.a. \"Hellvis\"), a guitarist and singer from Italy, and has since worked extensively with other projects in the same genre of neofolk, along with releasing their own music to the public.Spiritual Front's so-called \"Mafia-Folk\" has been in release since 1999, in which time Simone Salvatori, the lyricist and conceptualist behind SF, has been known to create a unique feel within their traditionally folk style. Their most noticeable recurring output is Simone's charismatic playing of the acoustic guitar, along with martial drum beats characteristic of the neofolk genre. Slow and often melancholic vocals (leaning towards dark folk) are often contrasted with cabaret-like, somewhat comedic \"swing-singing\" and are reminicent of swing revival sound (particularly noticeable in their album Nihilist Cocktails For Calypso Inferno), showing the absolute dichotomy of Salvatori's compositions. Emotional piano chords are also frequently featured, with occasional violin playing and solos.The use of field recording is also apparent in many of Spiritual Front's albums, often attributing an ambient feel to their work.AlbumsSongs For The Will - (1999)Nihilist Cocktails for Calypso Inferno - (2001)Armageddon Gigol\u00f2 - (2006)Rotten Roma Casino (2010)SinglesTwin a Tin Tin Towers - (2002)No Kisses on the Mouth - (2003)EPsNihilist EP - (2003)Collaborative ReleasesSatyriasis - (2005; with Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio)Bedtime \/ Badtime - (2005; with Naevus)Compilation AlbumsAngel of Ashes: a Tribute to Scott Walker - (2006)","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10848_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Helen Mitchell was born in England on March the 22nd of 1990, although migrated to New South Wales, Australia at th...

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{"key":"10874","name":"Lisa Mitchell","bio":"Lisa Helen Mitchell was born in England on March the 22nd of 1990, although migrated to New South Wales, Australia at the age of three. She is the eldest of two in a family which resides in the border town of Albury, Australia. Her musical journey began at age twelve when she started taking guitar lessons with a focus on rock and folk. Not long after, she fronted a cover band called Chrome - predominately playing in local cafes.Her real exposure though came at the age of sixteen when she auditioned for Australian Idol. She quickly received high praise with one judge claiming that she was \"the best thing musically that has ever came out of this country.\" While on the show, Lisa performed such songs as Collide, Diamonds on the Inside, Fall At Your Feet and Heart of Glass. Despite receiving positive reviews, Lisa felt vulnerable without her guitar providing solace.Nevertheless, she was finally reunited with the instrument as she performed a rare track from Coldplay entitled See You Soon. Despite the pressure to perform it well, due to her growing reputation as an authentic guitar-playing songwriter (\"reminiscent of an early Joni Mitchell\"), she mesmerized millions with her enticing rendition. After two more performances, including an original entitled Too Far Gone, Lisa was ready to go her own way and that she did.Soon after leaving the show, she was offered a couple of recording contracts but rejected the offers, claiming that such an album would be too manufactured. Instead, admirably, Lisa decided to continue developing her craft as both a performer and songwriter. She quickly built a grass-roots following after touring with Old Man River, as well as performing both at National Youth Week and on MySpace (four performances) to a viewership of over ten thousand. Her page has now received over three hundred thousand views. It was around this time that Lisa felt she was ready to sign with both Scorpio Music and Warner Music, and recently with Sony Publishing, all with the support of Dan Hume from Evermore.On August 4th 2007, her first EP entitled Said One to the Other was released, which included the tracks Slow and Incomplete Lullaby. The EP debuted at number 27 on the ARIA charts and number 1 on the Australian iTunes chart. Of late, after putting school on hold temporarily, Lisa has been touring with the likes of Sparkadia, The Hampdens and Evermore, with an upcoming tour supporting Ben Lee. She has also expressed interest in producing another EP in the future.Lisa is currently on a tour of the eastern states of Australia. Much to the chagrin of fans from her home town of Albury-Wodonga, Lisa has decided to leave her home town off the tour in favour of larger cities.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10874_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Alexz Johnson

Alexz Johnson (Born on November 4th, 1986, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is never quite what you'd think...

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{"key":"10868","name":"Alexz Johnson","bio":"Alexz Johnson (Born on November 4th, 1986, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is never quite what you'd think: she is always, instead, a surprise. While she writes intimate, down-to-earth lyrics, they\u2019re delivered with a larger-than-life, crystalline voice. \u201cGrowing up I was afraid of it,\u201d she says, about realizing she could sing big as a small child- the sixth in a brood of ten\u2013 in Vancouver. \u201cI thought it would blow me away.\u201d And while at first she might be able to blend into the sea of other fresh-faced, struggling artists on the streets of her current hometown of New York City, she\u2019s actually an entertainment veteran with fifteen years in the industry and a Gemini Award under her belt. When Instant Star wrapped after four seasons (2005-2008), Alexz endured her share of off-camera drama in her music career, when both Capitol and Epic, respectively, ended up shelving her records due to internal conflicts . \"It\u2019s been tough,\u201d she says, \u201cbut something always keeps me going. Even with no money in my pocket, things land where they land and you keep moving.\u201d Johnson had completed a full length record entitled Weight in 2008, and was set to release it in September the next year.Alexz independently released her debut album, Voodoo in 2010 and remixed it in 2011 as Reloaded. She released a compilation of unheard demos in the form of The Basement Recordings (2011), while prepping to release her first EP, Skipping Stone in January 2012. She has also released one live album, Live from the Skipping Stone Tour in December 2012. Johnson later continued to release two more demo compilations, The Basement Recordings 2 and The Basement Recordings 3 in 2012 and 2013, respectively.Finding success and a loyal fanbase through her independent releases, Johnson's 2014 EP, Heart and sophomore album Let 'Em Eat Cake were both funded through the crowdfunding service Pledgemusic. Heart and Let 'Em Eat Cake both showcase a different side of Johnson, tackling subjects such as heartbreak and loss. The two releases include tracks produced by David Kahne, who has worked with Lana Del Rey, Kelly Clarkson, Regina Spektor, and other artists.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10868_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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