JMBLYA Promposals 2017 [Contest]

We hear some of you are skipping out on your prom this year to attend JMBLYA. We always do our best to make JMBLYA an unforgettable experience for you and your friends so if you’re skipping your prom, a once in a lifetime experience, we want to make it a moment worthwhile!

We’ll have a designated spot at JMBLYA for you, your date and your crew to take pictures and hang out while enjoying the fest. We also want to crown two of you JMBLYA king and queen, which gets you an upgrade from your existing ticket and access to the VIP area and Fur Coat elevated viewing area!! Rules on how this contest will work below:

– Post a video on Instagram or Twitter of you asking your date to JMBLYA Prom (video must be less than 1 minute)
– Make sure to include the hashtag #JMBLYApromposal so we can see your post (page must be public!)
– The deadline to make a submission is May 1, 2017 at 4 PM CDT. We will announce a winner the week leading up to JMBLYA on our social media

+ We’ll have a few more surprises waiting for y’all at the fest to make sure you can stunt as the king and queen of JMBLYA!!

I Know What You Should Do This Summer: Skills to Build as an Aspiring Music Professional

Tomorrow evening from 7 – 9 PM in Austin, TX at Google Fiber Space we have teamed up with The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Music & Entertainment Division to co-present a panel discussion with some of Austin’s leading music industry professionals. I Know What You Should Do This Summer: Skills to Build As An Aspiring Music Professional will be a discussion on professional development, balancing goals and networking.

The discussion, moderated by Omar Lozano, Music Marketing Manager of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, will feature leading professionals within the Austin music community who will also answer audience questions.

Panelists include:
Brandon Schmidt, Director of Marketing, Front Gate Tickets
Kevin “Pha” Hayden, Promoter Rep, ScoreMore Shows
Matt Noveskey, Owner/Producer, Orb Recording Studios
Tamèca Jones, Austin Musician, Taméca Jones

Attendance is free with RSVP*

This is the second panel discussion co-presented by the City of Austin and ScoreMore Shows. Over 200 people attended the first panel discussion in December on Marketing Music In Austin.

We hope to see you there!

*Please note entry is based off capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.

ScoreMore Shows Spring 2017 Internships – Apply Now

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We’re looking for passionate people who love music and are hungry to further their interest in the world of live music. That simple. If you’re about that life and wanna rock with us, check the opportunities below and email internship@scoremoreshows.com with the following:

-Resume
-What city you are from and where you currently reside
-Where you attend school and what your major is
-Where you currently work and approximately how many hours a week you work
-What some of your favorite artists are
-What internship(s) you wish to apply to
-Why you think you would be the best fit for the position(s)
-Anything else you think we should know that makes you stand out

Marketing:

Our marketing and social media internship includes creating and managing campaigns for our club shows across the state, brainstorming and implementing various ideas and strategies, creating reports based on campaigns and coming up with creative ideas for social media strategies.

Qualifications:
-Great communications skills
-Ability to assimilate and put new knowledge and skills into practice quickly
-Ingenuity
-Effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects
-Familiar with all social media outlets (Mainly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat but others a plus)
-Experience with Google Docs or Excel
-Strong attention to detail
-Interest/knowledge in music

Media:

Our media internship includes writing content for our blog, creating and helping manage social media campaigns, implementing creative ideas for promoting concerts and festivals, creating graphics, taking photos at our shows, brainstorming and implementing content ideas and more.

Qualifications:
-Great communications skills
-Ability to assimilate and put new knowledge and skills into practice quickly
-Ingenuity
-Familiar with all social media outlets (Mainly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat but others a plus)
-Photography and photo editing
-Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Video production and editing is a plus
-Strong attention to detail
-Interest/knowledge in music

Childish Gambino – “Redbone”

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Alright, Gambino is (truly) a mastermind. In light of his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, he dropped the single “Redbone” and it is just as mindblowing-ly unique as “Me and Your Mama“.

“Redbone” samples a sped-up version of Jaco Pasourius‘ “Portrait Of Tracy”, from all the way back in 1976. Gambino doesn’t rap on the track (again) but the vocals that he does give us kind of remind me of a young, more modern, Barry White.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Gambino describes his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, as being influenced by the music that he grew up on:

“I remember listening to songs my dad would play—albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic—and not understanding the feeling I was feeling. I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” – Donald Glover

Peep “Redbone” below, and stay on the lookout for …Awaken, My Love!, expected Dec. 2!

A$AP Ferg – MartyGraW (feat. Marty Baller) [Short Film]

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A$AP Ferg introduces his boy, Marty Baller, to the world via his short film, MartyGraW. The film is documentary style and a mere four minutes. Marty speaks on religion, family, being unique, the arts, and more. New music is previewed throughout the film.

The film accompanies Marty Baller’s most recent mixtape, MartyGraWDon’t sleep on Marty, he is the next big thing. Mark my words, you heard it here first.

Stream Ferg’s short film MartyGraW below:

Young Thug – “Webbie” (feat. Duke) [Visual]

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In support of his most recent album, Jeffery, Young Thug dropped the visual for “Webbie” (feat. Duke). In the video, Thugger is definitely feeling himself. He’s  swagged out, dancing around, and throwing’ $100 bills. At one point it seems like he’s even making out with the cash? Yep, that’s a new one.

Check out the visual for “Webbie” (feat. Duke) below.

Alicia Keys – “Blended Family” (feat. A$AP Rocky) [Visual]

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In support of her most recent album, HERE, Alicia keys dropped the visual for “Blended Family” (feat. A$AP Rocky), and it’s exactly what we expected. The black and white video features parents, grandparents, and children of all ages enjoying each others company. It will definitely give you a nostalgic feel.

Peep the visual for “Blended Family” (feat. A$AP Rocky) below…especially if you’re dreading the inevitable ‘family time’ with the upcoming holiday(s).

Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: G-Eazy

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Hailing from Oakland, California is rapper G-Eazy who Billboard calls “The Young Elvis.” In 2008, G-Eazy started out as a record producer and began working on numerous singles while also attending Loyola University at New Orleans.

However, his real popularity began in 2010 when he became the opening act for well-known rappers such as Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Shortly afterwards in 2011 came the release of his mixtape The Endless Summer, which included an updated version of Dion’s 1961 hit, “Runaround Sue.”  This track would end up generating more than 4 million YouTube views and gaining widespread acclaim.

G-Eazy’s debut album titled These Things Happen was released back in June of 2014 and the album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The majority of These Things Happen was produced by Christoph Andersson and G-Eazy himself. With their R&B vibes, “I Mean,” “Shoot Me Down” and “Downtown,” were great standout tracks on These Things Happen.

Lastly, G-Eazy’s second album titled When It’s Dark Out was released in November of 2015. The recording sessions for the album took place during 2014 to 2015, with the album being produced executively by G-Eazy and Christoph Andersson. The 17-track album included high-profile guests such as Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, Kehani, Big Sean, E-40, Too $hort and Keyshia Cole.

When It’s Dark Out featured the hit single “Me Myself and I,” which peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100!

Get familiar with G-Eazy’s music below before you watch him perform at Mala Luna Music Festival. Get your tickets here.

Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: Tory Lanez

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Tory Lanez also known as #SWAVEY hails from Toronto, Canada! He started rapping at the age of 15 and gave himself the nickname, Notorious (which is a reference to the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.), and later adopted the name into his moniker “Tory Lanez.”

Recently, Tory’s single “Luv” cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit number one on the mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Prior to “Luv,” the first single “Say It” off his debut album I Told You was certified Platinum in April.

“I started doing this just with the singing a couple of years ago, a year and a half ago. The whole I Told You, there’s nothing written. That was all out of the feeling. That’s why the album is so incredible to me – it’s all out of the heart, I didn’t take time to pre-calculate it,” said Tory to Rolling Stones in regards to his new album.

Tory is also known for his impressive single series known as “Fargo Fridays,” where he drops some very hot records every Friday. Continuing his “Fargo Fridays” in what maybe a friendly competition with Drake, Tory remixed Drake’s “Controlla,” which was a summer favorite for everyone.

The amazing thing about Tory is even though he’s a rapper, he’s best known as a singer even though he’s never had any formal training. According to Fader, “one of his highest-profile gigs to date was singing the hook on YG’s “Me And My Bitch,” off My Krazy Life.”

Get familiar with Tory Lanez’ music below before you watch him tear down the stage! Get your tickets here!

Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: Jacquees

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R&B singer Jacquees, also known as Rodriquez Broadnax, hails from Atlanta, a city known for breeding talented rappers. In the beginning of his career, Jacquees admitted that he wanted to be a rapper and that “by the time he had turned 12, he was already in the studio and he became the boy everybody knew in his town for singing.”

Jacquees also began to gain more exposure with the release of his first single, titled “Krazy,” which featured rapper T.I that came about as a result of his relationship with Block Entertainment.

Additionally, Jacquees was only 21-years-old when he first signed to Cash Money Records, and Birdman admitted that he “just felt like Jacquees had a lot of swag” during their first encounter. This encounter was made possible due to Rich Homie Quan connecting Jacquees with Birdman leading to a major record contract and management deal.

And back in April of this year, Jacquees released his latest project, Lost at Sea, which was met with positive reviews.

Lost at Sea is different from all my other projects because this is the first I’ll be doing a whole project with another artist. And I’m really versatile on this project,” Jacquees said. “So you know like records like “Like Baby” where I’m swangin’ – You know, I call my rapping ‘swangin’’ cause it’s not real rap.  It’s swangin’, its melodic. So I’m doing a lot of swangin’ on the project.  A lot of R&B records too.  The music’s just dope. It’s a new wave for Rich Gang.”

Jacquees also recently teamed up with Tink on their collaborative single titled “Outta Line” which premiered on The Fader. “The song happened after a long time of trying to connect with one another,” Jacquees told The FADER in an email. “I had a show in Chicago and flew in a day early and Tink happened to have a session so we just linked up that night to record ‘Outta Line.'”

Get your tickets to see Jacquees and the rest of the line up here. Also listen to Quemix 2 by Jacquees below!

Get your tickets to see Jacquees and the rest of the line up here.