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The eccentric France-based Brazilian musical master João Selva (@joaoselvaaa) is making waves this spring with his secon...
05/05/2021

The eccentric France-based Brazilian musical master João Selva (@joaoselvaaa) is making waves this spring with his second album, Navegar. Described as “a true hymn to Creole and tropicalism, carried by funk, jazz and disco sounds” the album is a real musical treat, with Patchworks’ legendary production skills and Flavia Coelho’s guest vocals being the icing on the cake. João stays true to his Brazilian roots while adding his own personalized flair, earning him a reputation as one of the foremost ambassadors of Brazilian music in France. Check out his new album at the link in our bio. 🌴💦

The eccentric France-based Brazilian musical master João Selva (@joaoselvaaa) is making waves this spring with his second album, Navegar. Described as “a true hymn to Creole and tropicalism, carried by funk, jazz and disco sounds” the album is a real musical treat, with Patchworks’ legendary production skills and Flavia Coelho’s guest vocals being the icing on the cake. João stays true to his Brazilian roots while adding his own personalized flair, earning him a reputation as one of the foremost ambassadors of Brazilian music in France. Check out his new album at the link in our bio. 🌴💦

One of the most touching and emotive albums we’ve heard so far in 2021, Queen of the Meadow (@queenofthemeadowband) is b...
04/21/2021

One of the most touching and emotive albums we’ve heard so far in 2021, Queen of the Meadow (@queenofthemeadowband) is back with their 3rd LP “Survival of the Unfittest” due for release on June 4th on @onlyloversrecords . The French duo’s collection of delicate folk songs is a hopeful and uplifting journey out of the darkness and into the light. Check out the first single at the link in our bio. 🌚🌝

With #womenshistorymonth coming to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women al...
03/31/2021

With #womenshistorymonth coming to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women all over the world - and what better way to showcase the female prowess than through music 😉 Check out our March playlist at the link in our bio to hear some of our favourite tunes from our favourite ladies. ❤️💃🏼✨artwork by @whileinquarantina 🚀

We’re cooking up all kinds of tasty things in our musical kitchen for some of our favourite shows and brands. We’re supe...
03/24/2021

We’re cooking up all kinds of tasty things in our musical kitchen for some of our favourite shows and brands. We’re super excited about placing some amazing international artists in @snowfallfx @vicetv @wearegrandarmy @bonobos @gallerywendinorris ❤️👏🏻🎥🎶⚡️

03/11/2021

Today is the day @longliverockofficialfilm is released!! Filmed at various rock festivals around the USA, the documentary explores your favorite rock n roll bands' relationships with their audiences. "We wanted to make a film celebrating the chaos of rock culture. Growing up in NYC I would do whatever it took to get in to see bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and other rock icons... Now 25 years later we are so proud to shine a light on the most passionate fans in the world and the music that drives them. Since we haven’t been able to attend concerts for a while, we hope our film can fill this void until the day when we can all rock out together again!” says director @jonathanqmchugh 🎥⚡️ Check the link in our bio for more details 🎸🔥

German production duo Ancient Astronauts’ (@ancientastronauts) latest internationally acclaimed album ZIK ZAK gives a si...
02/10/2021

German production duo Ancient Astronauts’ (@ancientastronauts) latest internationally acclaimed album ZIK ZAK gives a sincere shout-out to some of the freshest talent from across Africa. Drawing on Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Bass Music, Soul, Electronica and Breakbeat, the album has been called an "African musical odyssey", fusing the duo's signature Boom-Dub sound with the vocal prowess of up-and-coming African MCs, allowing their voices to be heard by an international audience. “Africa is the birthplace of civilization and rhythm and the music from the black continent has always had a huge impact on us and our music. So, it was more than time to put the spotlight on the black continent.” Check out their new album at the link in our bio. 🔥🎶

German production duo Ancient Astronauts’ (@ancientastronauts) latest internationally acclaimed album ZIK ZAK gives a sincere shout-out to some of the freshest talent from across Africa. Drawing on Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Bass Music, Soul, Electronica and Breakbeat, the album has been called an "African musical odyssey", fusing the duo's signature Boom-Dub sound with the vocal prowess of up-and-coming African MCs, allowing their voices to be heard by an international audience. “Africa is the birthplace of civilization and rhythm and the music from the black continent has always had a huge impact on us and our music. So, it was more than time to put the spotlight on the black continent.” Check out their new album at the link in our bio. 🔥🎶

German production duo Ancient Astronauts’ (@ancientastronauts) latest internationally acclaimed album ZIK ZAK gives a si...
02/10/2021

German production duo Ancient Astronauts’ (@ancientastronauts) latest internationally acclaimed album ZIK ZAK gives a sincere shout-out to some of the freshest talent from across Africa. Drawing on Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Bass Music, Soul, Electronica and Breakbeat, the album has been called an "African musical odyssey", fusing the duo's signature Boom-Dub sound with the vocal prowess of up-and-coming African MCs, allowing their voices to be heard by an international audience. “Africa is the birthplace of civilization and rhythm and the music from the black continent has always had a huge impact on us and our music. So, it was more than time to put the spotlight on the black continent.” Check out their new album at the link in our bio. 🔥🎶

German production duo Ancient Astronauts’ (@ancientastronauts) latest internationally acclaimed album ZIK ZAK gives a sincere shout-out to some of the freshest talent from across Africa. Drawing on Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Bass Music, Soul, Electronica and Breakbeat, the album has been called an "African musical odyssey", fusing the duo's signature Boom-Dub sound with the vocal prowess of up-and-coming African MCs, allowing their voices to be heard by an international audience. “Africa is the birthplace of civilization and rhythm and the music from the black continent has always had a huge impact on us and our music. So, it was more than time to put the spotlight on the black continent.” Check out their new album at the link in our bio. 🔥🎶

Gems from overlooked corners of the world... yes please!! 😀🌏🎶https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/26/kyrgyzstan-ba...
01/26/2021
Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawan folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history

Gems from overlooked corners of the world... yes please!! 😀🌏🎶

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/26/kyrgyzstan-ballads-okinawan-folk-ugandan-hymns-the-album-rewriting-global-music-history-excavated-shellac

Excavated Shellac rejects the western canon of pop, rock, jazz, classical and more to champion 78rpm gems from overlooked corners of the world – ‘an alternate universe’, according to the man behind it

We are super excited about our new partnership with the Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) under the Government of Naga...
01/19/2021
TaFMA & San Francisco's Seven Seas Music to create new avenues for Naga musicians

We are super excited about our new partnership with the Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) under the Government of Nagaland, India, to promote Naga music globally ❤️🌏

https://www.eastmojo.com/nagaland/2021/01/19/tafma-san-franciscos-seven-seas-music-to-create-new-avenues-for-naga-musicians

TaFMA adviser Theja Meru said the partnership is an "incredible world platform" to highlight music from the state

Dubbed by Time Magazine as the “Queen of Quirk”, Alabama native Deqn Sue (@dqs) will pull you into her colourful world w...
01/16/2021

Dubbed by Time Magazine as the “Queen of Quirk”, Alabama native Deqn Sue (@dqs) will pull you into her colourful world with her alternative pop music equipped with a sharp lyrical edge and humorous highlights. Her unique take on pop music with hints of Funk, R&B and Vaudeville has scored her an appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and landed her a song placement on Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New Black. Her latest single “Menace” is pure 🔥 and we’ve been playing it on repeat since its release. Check it out at the link in our bio.

Dubbed by Time Magazine as the “Queen of Quirk”, Alabama native Deqn Sue (@dqs) will pull you into her colourful world with her alternative pop music equipped with a sharp lyrical edge and humorous highlights. Her unique take on pop music with hints of Funk, R&B and Vaudeville has scored her an appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and landed her a song placement on Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New Black. Her latest single “Menace” is pure 🔥 and we’ve been playing it on repeat since its release. Check it out at the link in our bio.

Is it just us, or is anyone else missing being packed into a crowd, head-banging, and crowd surfing? Rock culture has fa...
12/22/2020
‘Long Live Rock’ Documentary Lands Distribution, Schedules March Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Is it just us, or is anyone else missing being packed into a crowd, head-banging, and crowd surfing? Rock culture has fascinated generations of people (including us) and we can't wait to check out this film in Spring 2021.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/long-live-rock-celebrate-the-chaos-documentary-release-1234864181/

Abramorama has acquired worldwide distribution rights for Jonathan McHugh’s directorial debut “Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos” and plans a March 12, 2021 release. “Long …

Looking for some tunes to check out? NPR Music has rounded up some of the best music of 2020, including one of our very ...
12/15/2020
The Best Music Of 2020: NPR Staff Picks

Looking for some tunes to check out? NPR Music has rounded up some of the best music of 2020, including one of our very favourites Ghetto Kumbé

The staff of NPR Music sifts through the best of 2020 to present personal lists of top 10 songs and albums.

“If you don’t appreciate your life, life will teach you then to do it then so many times, and you will not like the way ...
12/09/2020

“If you don’t appreciate your life, life will teach you then to do it then so many times, and you will not like the way she will teach you.” Jaranatambo (@jaranatambo) is a Latin-American urban musical project born in 2001 in Bogota, Colombia from Caribbean-Afro-Atlantic-Colombian roots. Their aim is to bring worldwide music lovers a sense of intercultural connection and inclusion through their strikingly out there and unique take on Latin fusion music.

Their fifth album, Tiempo, due for release in summer 2021, represents an electric reinvention of their previous sound, which can be heard through the singles they have released so far - with “Dianna” being one of our favourites! Check it out at the link in our bio!! 🖤🤎🎶🎵

“If you don’t appreciate your life, life will teach you then to do it then so many times, and you will not like the way she will teach you.” Jaranatambo (@jaranatambo) is a Latin-American urban musical project born in 2001 in Bogota, Colombia from Caribbean-Afro-Atlantic-Colombian roots. Their aim is to bring worldwide music lovers a sense of intercultural connection and inclusion through their strikingly out there and unique take on Latin fusion music.

Their fifth album, Tiempo, due for release in summer 2021, represents an electric reinvention of their previous sound, which can be heard through the singles they have released so far - with “Dianna” being one of our favourites! Check it out at the link in our bio!! 🖤🤎🎶🎵

For this thanksgiving, we are grateful for one of the most beloved recording engineers and a dear friend of ours, Bruce ...
11/26/2020

For this thanksgiving, we are grateful for one of the most beloved recording engineers and a dear friend of ours, Bruce Swedien, who passed away last week. He was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and received five, including for his work with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones on 1982’s Thriller, the top-selling album of all-time. When his daughter Roberta announced the news, she paid tribute to her father for having had “a long life full of love, great music, big boats and a beautiful marriage. We will celebrate that life. He was loved by everyone.” Check the link in our bio for Sweden's full obituary. Here, Bruce poses with musicians from Les Go de Koteba. ❤️🙏🏼

For this thanksgiving, we are grateful for one of the most beloved recording engineers and a dear friend of ours, Bruce Swedien, who passed away last week. He was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and received five, including for his work with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones on 1982’s Thriller, the top-selling album of all-time. When his daughter Roberta announced the news, she paid tribute to her father for having had “a long life full of love, great music, big boats and a beautiful marriage. We will celebrate that life. He was loved by everyone.” Check the link in our bio for Sweden's full obituary. Here, Bruce poses with musicians from Les Go de Koteba. ❤️🙏🏼

The Grammy awards rename world music category to avoid 'connotations of colonialism'. The new category is to be renamed ...
11/09/2020
Grammy awards rename world music category to avoid 'connotations of colonialism'

The Grammy awards rename world music category to avoid 'connotations of colonialism'. The new category is to be renamed best global music album, described as ‘a more relevant, modern, and inclusive term’ by Recording Academy. What do you think?

Category to be renamed best global music album, described as ‘a more relevant, modern, and inclusive term’ by Recording Academy

Our relationship to recorded sound has changed a lot...So has the way we listeners interact with the artists we're most ...
10/30/2020
Has Music Become a Disposable Commodity? | WQXR Editorial | WQXR

Our relationship to recorded sound has changed a lot...So has the way we listeners interact with the artists we're most devoted to. Has Music become commodified?

Our relationship to recorded sound has changed a lot. So has the way we listeners interact with the artists we're most devoted to. 

Anitta, Brazil’s biggest pop star, brings an international influence to music made in collaboration with those such as C...
10/28/2020
Anitta Doesn't Need the U.S. But Could She Make It Here Anyway?

Anitta, Brazil’s biggest pop star, brings an international influence to music made in collaboration with those such as Cardi B, Madonna, and Snoop Dog. Check it out!

The Brazilian pop star has a new song that just cracked the Billboard charts. But she's already past competing for hits

Music tech start-ups seem to be overwhelming the media space. This SXSW panel discussed these issues during the panel "B...
10/27/2020
SXSW: Label Execs, Startup Founders Discuss Barriers to Innovation for New Music Experiences

Music tech start-ups seem to be overwhelming the media space. This SXSW panel discussed these issues during the panel "Barriers to Innovation for New Music Experiences". What do you think?

As recently as two years ago, the music-tech landscape seemed stagnant, if not treacherous. Industry insiders pointed to falling valuations and a slowdown in venture funding as evidence of a "music-tech bubble" and a "music startup meltdown."

We are so proud of our A&R, Steph Rushton, who will be speaking about cover song rights, metadata, tips on researching m...
10/20/2020
Sync 101: How to License Your Music in Film & TV - Learn the basics, the process and what to expect - Classical:NEXT

We are so proud of our A&R, Steph Rushton, who will be speaking about cover song rights, metadata, tips on researching music supervisors, and real examples of the dos and don'ts of reaching out at WOMEX Online Conference! Check it out on Oct. 24th!

Chaired by Steph Rushton (Canada/France), music supervisor, Seven Seas Music with Thomas Katongole-Strauch (Germany), label & publishing manager, Switchstance Recordings; Sina Ataeian (Iran/German), filmmaker, Dena Films; artist This 60-minute session will allow musicians and other industry professi...

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