Read/McQueen Release Self-Titled Album
Read/McQueen have released their new self-titled album today. This sophomore album finds the acoustic duo continuing to explore their cinematic, storytelling approach to instrumental songwriting. As always, they maintain a focus on crafting songs with satisfying arrangements, while leaving plenty of room to improvise.
Mark Lettieri Shares Music Video for "Pulsar"
Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio Release First Single "The Eye"
Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio's collaborative album produced by Michael League will be released in September 2021. The first single, titled “The Eye,”has just been released with a stunning visual accompaniment.
The spark for this intoxicating new project was lit during a late night set at the GroundUP Festival in 2019. Becca Stevens & Michael League were in the audience that night marveling over the stunning beauty that is The Secret Trio. Becca and The Secret Trio have each established unique sounds and styles while finding their respective audiences, disparate as they may be. This collaboration marks a marriage of those cultures, audiences, and sonic landscapes; built upon a mutual respect and masterful artistry. The colors of Becca’s voice and strings blend seamlessly with the eastern textures of the kanun, oud, and clarinet, resulting in a fresh yet ancient sound.
Announcing the Virtual GroundUP Music Festival, Prats, June 18-20
We're back... to celebrate our 5th anniversary with Virtual GroundUP Music Festival, Prats from June 18th to 20th. 🎉
GUMFest was designed to be different, and this rendition will be truly unique. Rather than adapting our Miami Beach festival to fit the ever-changing pandemic restrictions, we've decided to invite you all virtually to Prats, Spain (a village of 450 people in rural Catalonia that is home to Michael League). Featuring 10+ amazing artists/groups performing in beautiful locations scattered throughout the 3,000 year old town, the Festival will be free and open to residents of the village who rarely have access and exposure to live music. For everyone else, we are pleased to be offering - for the first time - a pay-per-view audio and video stream of all the Festival musical performances as well as discussions/masterclasses and a glimpse into the region’s culture (e.g., daily in-kitchen, step-by-step tutorials on traditional Catalan dishes).
Grab your tickets and your favorite seat in the house and join our online celebration June 18-20, 2021.
Malika Tirolien Releases Live Acoustic Performance Video for "DREAMIN'"
Malika Tirolien has released an ethereal acoustic video for her song "DREAMIN'" which is available now on our YouTube channel.
Of the song and live video, Malika says "We create the world with our thoughts. I choose to think about justice, equity and harmony for us all."
In 2016, musicians from around the world competed in a contest to create an original piece using samples from Tarova, off of Culcha Vulcha, with top prizes of $500 and more. Check out the best of the best below.
BNJMN x DREAMERS
by BNJMNFrom Brooklyn, USA | Visit Profile
Tarova (Quick Remix)
by 0dbFrom Marseille, France | Visit Profile
Tarova (Karol Obara Version)
by 24dBFSFrom Stuttgart, Germany | Visit Profile
Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal.The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental mu...
Michael League is a 4-time GRAMMY award-winning, multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, arranger, songwriter, label owner, and bandleader based out of Catalonia, Spain.