“On The Rise” Radio Show Features Rayvon Owen!

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Get ready Idol fans- the one and only Rayvon Owen will be making a special appearance on our radio show  “On the Rise” featuring emerging artists! Host iHeartRadio DJ Jennifer Tapiero will be interviewing the American Idol top 4 finalist to talk about the upcoming Idol Tour, new music to expect and more! Rayvon, who was also nicknamed “Twitter King” due to the tremendous support of his social following throughout the run of the show, was saved four consecutive weeks by his Twitter fans, and the only recipient of the ‘fan save’ during the season.  Rayvon capped off his unbelievable Idol journey with three performances during the finale, covering Jason DeRulo’s “Want to Want Me”, the Joe Cocker hit “You Are So Beautiful” and Stevie Wonder’s “As”. Rayvon can also be seen this summer on the Idols Live Tour, and is promoting his own debut EP ‘Cycles’, with singles like “Sweatshirt” which will be played during today’s radio show.  Continue reading

“On the Rise” Radio Show Feature: Vine Star J. Cyrus

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bRadio‘s “On The Rise” is all about creating a platform for the next generation of artists! Today we’re proud to announce that iHeartRadio DJ Jennifer Tapiero will be interviewing Vine celebrity J. Cyrus! J. Cyrus is a songwriter, rapper, singer, actor and comedian, with over 273 million loops and over 434 thousand followers on Vine alone.

The radio show will feature his new release “Sank Ships”, as well as a segment where listeners are asked to submit topics for ‘Rap Rant’ on Skype with ID bBooth.tv, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram, Vine, Facebook and Tumblr. J. Cyrus and Jennifer Tapiero will then freestyle rap the selected topics, on demand.  Have a topic you want to suggest? Let us know via social! J. Cyrus will also give listeners the inside scoop on what it takes to be a Vine celeb in a segment called ‘The Mind of a Serial Viner’ and will live Vine during the show.

We will be having the live broadcast on Spreaker and SoundCloud at Noon PST,  and the episode will be available on our app Songstagram, the mobile app for content creation, distribution, artist promotion and talent discovery. To download Songstagram, visit The App Store and Google Play. 

“I’m excited to interview J. Cyrus on this week’s episode,” states Tapiero.  “Vine stars are a new brand of celebrities on the rise, and I think our viewers are going to be very interested in learning about what it takes to go viral on Vine.  J is a also a great rapper and all around funny guy, so this show will be one to watch.” Stay tuned! Want to be our next our artist feature? Record your talent on Songstagram and use the hashtag #bDiscovered so we can check it out!

Snoop Dogg Brings Funk Back with Pharrell For “BUSH” Album Release Concert

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Snoop x Big Boy x Pharrell at the BUSH Q&A at iHeartRadio Theatre | Credit: @i_a_OTHER

Pharrell x Snoop performing "Drop It Like It's Hot" | Credit: @iHeartRadio

Pharrell x Snoop performing “Drop It Like It’s Hot” | Credit: @iHeartRadio

Rap legend Snoop Dogg had the Los Angeles crowd hyped last night to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated album BUSH on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater LA. “We never look at what we’ve done in the past, we always look ahead. We knew the sound we were going for before we even had the hooks.” Snoop admitted to Big Boy of Real 92.3 FM, the moderator of the evening, after being asked what direction he was looking to create.

Snoop Dogg teamed up with BUSH producer Pharrell to discussed the importance of bringing funk back, collaborating with the legendary Stevie Wonder, and more. Watch the fun interview here on Songstagram. Shortly afterwards, the dynamic hip-hop duo shared an intimate concert with attendees, featuring a collection of tracks from his album including the current singles “Peaches N Cream”, “California Roll” and of course, classic tracks such as “Nothing But A G Thang” and “Still D.R.E.” Loving Uncle Snoop’s BUSH tracks or prefer the old school Snoop? Let us know how you feel and record a video on Songstagram, our video creation app where you can share your story, talents, and get the scoop on the latest events, including our coverage of Snoop Dogg’s album release party. Download Songstagram here and stay tuned for upcoming music events and fun interviews we’ll be featuring!

bBooth Launches Internet Radio Show “On the Rise”

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bRadio is proud to launch it’s newest radio show “On the Rise” hosted by iHeartRadio DJ Jennifer Tapiero.  Jen interviews rising musicians from all walks of life, including rappers, EDM DJs and spoken word artists, to hear their inspirational stories, hot new releases and more.  “On the Rise” airs live at Noon PST every Thursday on SoundCloudSpreaker, Periscope and is hosted on bBoothGO.

The show kicks off with ‘behind the music’ styled interviews with this season’s American Idol’s Top 12 Men Michael Simeon where Michael talks about his legendary dance with Jennifer Lopez while fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. sing along and play back-up. Michael also shares his upcoming plans and key influences. In the second episode, Jen sits down with singer, songwriter and guitaristJordon Maroko, whose Detroit-based sound has been called ‘acoustic pop rock’, and compared to a blend between Maroon5 and One Republic.  He shares his new music, including “Playground” and “I Can’t Stay”.  The first two episodes of “On the Rise” are now available on Songstagram, the mobile app for content creation, distribution, artist promotion and talent discovery. To download Songstagram, visit The App Store and Google Play. 

“I’m excited to be hosting ‘On the Rise’ and giving our listeners ‘insider access’ to up-and-coming artists that could be tomorrow’s next big stars,” states Tapiero. “Our new radio show will serve as another talent discovery vehicle for not just Hollywood producers, but for anyone looking for new, untapped artists.”

“On the Rise” includes:

  • ‘Behind the music’ interviews with the featured artists
  • 3-5 original songs/pieces from the featured artists
  • When available, questions from callers and/or bBooth’s social media community
  • Live stream on Periscope; download the Periscope app for the latest
  • Be sure to listen in and follow us on Twitter @bBoothTV to tweet us your questions!

Songstagram Exclusive: ‘Behind-the-Laughs’ with Comedian Mike Cano

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You think you know but you have no idea.. this is the diary of comedian Mike Cano! Ever wonder what’s it’s like behind the scenes as a popular comedian? Our bFavorite comedian and Songstagram artist feature Mike Cano takes his Songstagram fans behind the scenes on The Improv stage. The exclusive video is available on bBooth’s app Songstagram, available in The App Store and Google Play.  Continue reading

Pre-ASCAP POP Awards & Expo Showcase Recap

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“Speak from your heart and be honest.” Singer/songwriter Tish Hyman offers advice to rising artists. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy

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Unbelievable LA songwriter and co-writer of Beyonce’s “Ring Off”, Prince Charlez performing a soulful session in the heart of Hollywood. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy

 On Tuesday, April 25th ASCAP & Thrillbox, top virtual reality content platform provider, presented its first Pre-ASCAP POP Awards and EXPO Showcase. Held in the heart of Hollywood at the Madera Kitchen, the evening featured opening act Tish Hyman (featured on Fabulous latest hit single “You Made Me”) and the live band, The Komposers. Tish Hyman’s fresh and unique perspective has garnered her collaborations with artists including Alicia Keys and Usher. Tish’s advice to upcoming songwriters looking: “Speak from your heart and be honest. Make the emotion feel real in the music.” When was the last time you kept it real with yourself in lyrics and expressed your emotions? Keep it real and the audience will recognize the truth. The evening also featured live Thrillbox demonstrations. Thrillbox is an amazing virtual reality experience that offers a 360-degree perspective of events including artist performances, showing the importance of storytelling and technology to live music.

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New Online Entertainment Show “This Just In” Debuts On Songstagram!

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Happy to announce that Songstagram, the app behind bBooth, will be launching an exclusive online show entitled “This Just In” with host Jennifer Tapiero. “This Just In” will feature the latest entertainment news, including LA music events, celebrity news, in-studio jam sessions with rising artists and featured ‘videos of the week’. The full-length interviews, featured contests and video content are available exclusively on Songstagram, bBooth’s mobile app for content creation, distribution, artist promotion and talent discovery.

Jennifer Tapiero is also the host of bBooth’s online show “Red Carpet Rundown”, where she is currently backstage at FOX’s “American Idol”, interviewing contestants, judges and guest mentors. Check out her latest interview with Idol mentor Scott Borchetta here and listen to his advice for rising artists. The full “Red Carpet” interviews are available on Songstagram. Jen is also the host of 3 radio shows, including #JENeration on iHeartRadio every Friday at 11am PST, K4HD.com Hollywood Talk Radio and WROM.

From entertainment news to trending video content, “This Just In” allows you to have access to Hollywood! We also love to see how you’re having fun with the app! If you want to be featured as an artist, show us what you! From singers to rappers and comedians, we encourage you to share your talent. Who knows? You may be our next artist feature! Visit The App Store and Google Play. to download Songstagram and stay tuned with the latest entertainment news.

“Red Carpet Rundown” Debuts on Songstagram (soon-to-be kord) with Backstage Interviews at American Idol!

   

“That’s our mantra: Make the coolest music with the coolest artists.” Idol Mentor and CEO of Big Machine LabelScott Borchetta admitted to Jennifer Tapiero, host of “Red Carpet Rundown“, a Songstagram/kord exclusive featuring Hollywood’s best red carpet events. With Big Machine artists such as Taylor Swift shaking up things in the music world, it’s no surprise that American Idol mentor Scott is dedicated on bringing the best emerging artists to the front-lines of the recording industry. Jennifer also spoke with Idol contestants including Joey Cook, Rayvon Owen, and Nick Fradiani about their expectations of Idol this season. Quentin Alexander also kept it real with host Jennifer when asked about the intense Idol moment with Harry Connick Jr. after Quentin called the results “whack.”

The behind-the-scenes coverage of American Idol served as the debut episode of “Red Carpet Rundown”, a Songstagram/kord exclusive highlighting the best in Hollywood entertainment. The exciting series will follow host Jennifer Tapiero’s red carpet adventures including additional American Idol red carpet wraps, live events, award shows, concerts and more. Jennifer Tapiero is also the host of 3 radio shows, including #JENeration on iHeartRadio every Friday at 11am PST, K4HD.com Hollywood Talk Radio and WROM. “I’m excited to join the bBooth team and I’m looking forward to releasing exclusive content on the Songstragram/kord app”, Jen admitted. “My radio shows’ listeners and kord viewers are very similar; they are interested in the latest in entertainment news and want ‘insider access’ to up-and-coming artists that could be tomorrow’s next big stars.”

Are you looking for tips from the industry’s best? Want to go behind the scenes of some of your favorite events? Check out “Red Carpet Rundown” and download Songstagram/kord here to stay up to date with the latest Hollywood exclusives!

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Behind the scenes at Idol with “Red Carpet Rundown” host Jennifer Tapiero. Credit: @AmericanIdol

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Check out the full interview of Idol’s top contestants exclusively on Songstagram/kord!

Mark Ronson LIVE at Amoeba Music Hollywood

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“You sound beautiful, LA!” English musician and record producer was bringing the “Uptown Funk” to the LA crowd in Amoeba Hollywood last evening on Wednesday, April 6th. With heads bopping and toes tapping, everyone from little kids to teenagers and businessmen, Mr. Ronson had the crowd vibing to classic hits by the hit-maker himself. With a background in deejay-ing in New York as a teenager, Mark Ronson’s mastered the art of bringing high energy to his sets. Turning Amoeba Records into a dance party with the help of surprise guests including friends Mystikal, Alex Greenwald and MNDR. Missed the performance? Check out the content exclusively on Songstagram (soon-to-be kord) here and stay tuned for upcoming shows I’ll be featuring on Songstagram/kord.

Record A Video With Angie Fisher’s “I.R.S.” and Win!

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“‘I.R.S.’ embodies a subject everyone can relate to, it’s about struggling to make ends meet.” Hidden Beach Records artist Angie Fisher shares the inspiration behind the Grammy-nominated track “I.R.S.” In Songstagram’s exclusive “The Road To The GRAMMYs and Beyond” feature with R&B singer Angie Fisher, Angie shares that “I.R.S.” is more than just facing struggle, it’s about overcoming the obstacles along the way to achieve a dream. Watch her exclusive video on Songstagram (soon-to-be kord) here. Can you relate to Angie’s story? Record your video with “I.R.S.” and let us know to win! From now until April 30th, we invite you to download Songstagram (soon-to-be kord) and record yourself dancing, rapping, or performing spoken word with Angie’s “I.R.S.” to win $200.14! Be creative and let us know your story or talent to make tax season a little more rewarding this year!

Here’s how to enter:

1) Download Songstagram (soon-to-be kord)
2) Sing, dance, or perform spoken word over her hit song, “I.R.S.”
3) Share with Angie and across your social platforms!
4) Most popular video (based on “LIKES”) will be win.


 We will be sharing our favorites throughout the week. Good luck!