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Singer-Songwriter Christian O. Reveals We Got Tonight In New Lyric Video

Leaving listeners with a deliberate sense of self-empowerment is a vital component for all soulful musicians. Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Christian O., is naturally inspiring his fans with his latest song, ‘We Got Tonight,’ for which he has recently released a lyric video. The New York City native, who is currently living in Los Angeles, has released six singles since he arrived on the West Coast last October. Christian is now preparing to unveil his debut EP, ‘A Little Bit of Everything,’ this month, and is set to drop his first studio album in August. The poet is also about to distribute his third music video, while on pre-production of the fourth.  [ Read More ]

Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders Exclusive Clip Shows the Inside Story of the Rappers' Murder Investigations

American society has long been enthralled with Hollywood history and true crime mysteries, particularly when the two intriguingly intersect. The upcoming documentary, ‘Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders,’ offers a powerful glimpse into both pop culture history and true crime stories, as it gives an unprecedented inside look into the investigation into two of the most high-profile celebrity murders in Hollywood history, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. In honor of the film’s distribution on Monday, Shockya has an exclusive new clip, titled ‘Murder Rap – Puffy and the Crips.’ The clip, as well as the film, commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shakur’s death in September 2016, which is  [ Read More ]

Meet Marlon Wayans' Mr. Black in Fifty Shades of Black Soundtrack Giveaway

The best way to show your love of someone is often through music and comedy. Actor Marlon Wayans is once again showing his appreciation of spoofing popular films with his upcoming comedy, ‘Fifty Shades of Black,’ and its official hip-hop and R&B-inspired soundtrack. In celebration of the comedy and its accompanying record’s release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a CD copy of ‘Fifty Shades of Black’s official soundtrack. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ soundtrack contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until the soundtrack’s release date next Friday to enter, and you  [ Read More ]


Celebrate the Holidays with Festive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 11 - 2015 0 Comment
Miley Cyrus Christmas Sweater

Spending quality time with family and friends during the holiday season can be the most exciting and rewarding experience for many people. But for others, their time is even more gratifying if they honor their relationships by giving their loved ones exhilarating presents. So Shockya has complied a list of the most thrilling and intriguing rewards of 2015 with a festive holiday gift guide, which is in part inspired by some of everyone’s favorite celebrities. One of the most celebrated gifts in recent years is the holiday sweater, which many people love to wear for any occasion, especially parties. The inventive Scottish-based website, MorphCostumes, features such creative designs as the  [ Read More ]


Remember when Tupac came back from the dead and performed with Snoop Dogg at Coachella? Well, a new trend in entertainment is about to sprout with “live” performances on dead superstars via hologram. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Apollo Theater in New York City is planning to bring Billie Holiday back from the dead in a new 3D hologram performance. There’s a whole new show being planned with new music accompaniment, script, and stage show with Lady Day herself (in hologram form). The new technology behind the Billie Holiday hologram is from California technology company Hologram USA, who is also planning new performance from other deceased musicians and  [ Read More ]

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Chief Keef To Release Double Album Bang 3

Posted by philip On August - 19 - 2015 0 Comment

Alki David continues to wow with his impressively off-kilter ventures. The CEO of FilmOn, David’s just launched FilmOn Music, which distributes tunes through MondoTunes. Today, FilmOn Music has their first major signing with Chief Keef coming aboard for a whopping $2.5 Million, two album deal. The first of these will be a double album entitled Bang 3, the first part of Bang 3 was “leaked” on August 4th, with part 2 being released on September 18th, but is available for pre-order here. You can also hear the single “Bouncin’” and download it as well. From there, Chief Keef will go on a multi-city tour to support the album, and will  [ Read More ]

Anakando Media Group

Alki David’s Anakando Media Group aims to create even more content for music fans. The company has signed a deal with MondoTunes to create a brand new channel that will give artists a new opportunity for getting their music to the public. The deal with MondoTunes will allow David to create MondoVideo. As The Wrap states, MondoVideo will distribute original programming created by FilmOn, ETV.com and Hologram USA, all platforms created by David. “With MondoTunes we really are democratizing the world of music – giving tools to artists that let them operate at the same level as an artist with a major label,” said David. “And the platform will work  [ Read More ]


Hologram USA To Bring Patsy Cline Back to the Stage

Posted by monique On June - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline, the first lady of country music, is still capturing the hearts of millions with her special brand of relatable songs and personality. The country star, the first woman to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, will also become the first country star (and first woman) to become immortalized in hologram form. Cline, who was tragically killed in a 1963 plane crash, will be brought back to the stage via Hologram USA. As BBC News states, Hologram USA is planning on the Cline hologram concert to start in 2016. The concert will feature Cline’s classic hits, such as “Crazy,” “Walking After Midnight” and many more. Also  [ Read More ]

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Friction-Michael Hutchence-INXS

INXS was one of the biggest bands of the late ’80s and ’90s, but the band’s career was severely affected by the death of their legendary lead singer, Michael Hutchence. However, fans of the band and Hutchence would be excited to know that they’ll be able to hear Hutchence sing once more in an unreleased solo song. Hutchence had many solo projects in his career, and this particular song, “Friction,” plus two remixes, will be available to fans Sept. 1 through PledgeMusic. PledgeMusic is also selling a commemorative T-shirt designed by fashion designer Astrella, the daughter of Donovan, through her Next Musical T’s Design contest. The contest allows for fans  [ Read More ]

Blues Musician Tomás Doncker Launching South by South Orange Festival

Blues legend Tomás Doncker is helping launch the inaugural South by South Orange Festival (SOxSO) next weekend, June 26-28, in celebration of his acclaimed current record, ‘Big Apple Blues.’ The musician’s funk, soul and jazz group, The Tomás Doncker Band, will serve as the house band for the festival, which will be curated by bassist and PWI Media Entertainment CEO, Mike Griot. SOxSO was established as an opportunity to showcase the creative process behind creating music, as well as to emphasize the ways that arts, science and creativity work together to produce innovation. The festival will feature such musicians as Will Calhoun, the drummer for Living Colour; The Wailers front-man  [ Read More ]

Snoop Dogg Promotes New Album Bush with Exclusive Concert on FilmOn PPV

Snoop Dogg is celebrating the release of his new hip-hop record, ‘Bush,’ with an exclusive concert that’s currently streaming in HD on FilmOn.com PPV. The concert, which will be available until May 31, costs $4.95 for a 48-hour rental. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper’s rare new concert features a full band and such special guests as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Dj Quik and Lady of Rage, as he sings some of his biggest hits, including ‘Wet’ and ‘Gin and Juice.’ The R&B-inspired ‘Bush,’ which is the 13th studio album from Snoop Dogg, was entirely produced by Pharrell Williams. It features collaborations with such noted musicians as Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Gwen Stefani,  [ Read More ]

Insidous: Chapter 3 Tiptoe Through the Tulips music video

The “Insidious” horror franchise continues with “Insidious: Chapter 3,” starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko and Lin Shaye. The film comes to theaters June 5, but until then, there’s a music video that gives you a taste of “Insidious”-esque scares. Music video “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” was made in partnership between Focus Features and digital millenial-focused studio Cinemand, founded by “Smiley” director Michael Gallagher, “Smiley” producer Michael Wormser and “@urFRENZ” producer Jana Winternitz. The team used the classic song, the direction of Gallagher as well as inspiration from the new film to utilize the acting talents from YouTube and Vine stars Meg Deangelis, Eric Ochoa,  [ Read More ]

Jerry Springer Leads Support to Change Children's Lives Through Fundraiser Rock For The Children

Such diverse celebrities as Jerry Springer and ‘Captain America’ actress Hayley Atwell are supporting the cause to change children’s lives through rock music through the fundraiser, Rock For The Children. One of the leading spotlights for the fundraiser is the newly released video for We Are The Catalyst’s rock-metal cover of the popular Swedish House Mafia track, ‘Don’t You Worry Child.’ The internationally renowned talk show host has praised the Swedish alternative metal band’s song, describing it as an “incredible rock video” that’s aimed at raising funds for fostering charities all over the world. The video offers an unprecedented insight into the darker side of a broken home, and the  [ Read More ]


Celebrate Music with Capitol Music Group SXSW Showcase

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
Celebrate Music with Capitol Music Group SXSW Showcase

With today’s official launch of the acclaimed SXSW in Austin, Texas, and Shockya gearing up to return to the acclaimed film, interactive and music festival early next week, music fans can start preparing now for the first-ever Lyve Presents FLOODfest event. The official Capitol Music Group showcase is taking over the Cedar Street Courtyard between March 18-21, 2015. The event will feature such popular groups as Spoon, Run the Jewels, The Ting Tings and Best Coast. FLOODfest will also showcase such buzzed-about up-and-comers as Courtney Barnett, Viet Cong and METZ. The event’s night shows require official SXSW badges for entry, and are first come, first served for patrons 21+. To  [ Read More ]

Singer Kateri Is Exploring the World Through Her Debut Album, Room 448

Up-and-coming singer Kateri is exploring the meaning of life through her art and love of travel, particularly through the release of her first single, ‘Skin.’ The 22-year-old, who has described herself as “a hippie with a little bit of grunge,” has released her initial song in anticipation of the distribution of her debut album, ‘Room 448.’ The record, which was penned over the course of two years, chronicles Kateri’s process of self-discovery, as she pursued her passion of seeing the world from all perspectives. After working as a corporate makeup artist in New York City and staying at hostels throughout Europe, the musician channeled her life experiences and inspirations into  [ Read More ]

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