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Scooter Braun Projects

Scooter Braun Projects is a talent management company that is more than just a company. It is a family. Leveraging Scooter Braun's reputation and influence within the music and entertainment industries, Scooter Braun and the Scooter Braun Projects team work around the clock to put its clients in a position to make their dreams come true. While nothing comes easy, Scooter Braun Projects has an established track record of helping its clients achieve worldwide fame and commercial success within a short period of time after working together. Our past and present work includes Ariana Grande, Black Eyed Peas, CL, Dan + Shay, Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, The Knocks, Lil Dicky, Tori Kelly, and more.

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Ashley
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Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham is an American supermodel, designer, author and body activist who’s been featured on the covers of Vogue, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, ELLE, SELF, Cosmopolitan, and more. She has reshaped the fashion, media, and beauty industries with a mission encourages us to celebrate our authentic selves — no retouching required.

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BabyJake

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Black
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Callista
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Callista Clark

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Carly Rae Jepsen

Multi-platinum GRAMMY ®, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 album E*MO*TION, earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets - including TIME, After Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,” as NPR noted, adding that “the blast radius of E•MO•TION is expansive.” The album also inspired an abundance of memes — extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her Grammy-nominated blockbuster hit “Call Me Maybe” (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster. Jepsen’s new album, Dedicated, retains the joyful, hook-filled feeling of its predecessor. But where E*MO*TION, which featured the platinum single "I Really Like You," was an ’80s-influenced synth-pop classic that Rolling Stone called “a pop masterclass” and Stereogum called “indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius,” Dedicated has a more ’70s-inspired feel at times (though the album defies categorization as a whole). At one point, Jepsen was sure she was making a disco opus. “The title was going to be ‘Disco Sweat,’” she says with a laugh. “I really bought into it.” But Jepsen had a change of heart thanks to her travels over the past two years, which included writing trips to the Swedish countryside (“It was spring and there were fields of flowers, homemade breads, and kittens running everywhere”) and a beach in Nicaragua, where she surfed and stayed in a cabana-like casita. Then there was an Eat Pray Love-esque solo vacation in Italy. “I had so many songs,” she says. “I needed some space to walk around, reflect, eat pasta, and get to know myself a bit.” Eventually Jepsen landed on what she thought was a finished album, “but then I just kept trying to beat it,” she said. “It became like a Tetris game of replacing songs when something new started to feel like it was winning.” Working with a crew of trusted songwriters and producers, among them John Hill, Jack Antonoff, Captain Cuts, Kyle Shearer, James Flannigan, Patrik Berger, and her longtime collaborator Tavish Crowe, Jepsen indulged in more sonic experimentation than she has in the past. “Whatever my mood is in life, it very much affects what I’m writing,” she says. “So maybe one of these emo songs fits, one of the disco songs fits. We can use three infatuation songs, but beyond that people are going to be sick. Even though the songs were written in different places with different people, they all feel like what my life has been like over the past three years.” In November 2018, Jepsen released “Party for One,” an empowering ode to the necessity of loving yourself before anyone else can love you — a message she describes as “huge to me.” The song “Julien,” which was inspired by a guy Jepsen met with that name, considers the idea of timeless love. “The first thing out of my mouth when I met this guy was, ‘You have the most beautiful name,’” she recalls. “Julien” paved the way for Dedicated, which finds her reflecting on the idea of what it means to be that committed to someone. “That’s where the title came from,” she says. “I thought about the word ‘dedicated’ and how it’s about being there for someone through thick and thin. It's something I thought about a lot while making this album, so it felt like a fitting title.” Conflicting feelings about her romantic relationships inspired the songs “Right Words Wrong Time” and “The Sound.” She also acknowledges how love can feel like an addiction on “No Drug Like Me,” which is about a relationship that feels impossible but you’re willing to be terrified and go for it anyway. “Too Much.” “I think all people everywhere have, at some point or another, experienced a similar worry that ‘too much’ is a bad thing, when it’s in fact a great thing,” she says. “This song was my discovery of that. The insecurities of that even.” “Now That I Found You” is about the bliss of finding new, securely attached love. There are also bold, cheeky songs like “Everything He Needs,” (a reinterpretation of the love song in the Disney film Popeye) and “Want You in My Room,” which Jepsen describes as an “all-out unabashed come-on song.” “There aren’t a lot of hopeless romantics left out there,” Jepsen says. “But I believe in it. Romantic love is always going to come with some sort of euphoric high to me, so I keep singing about it. Even though a million songs have been written about it, I’ll still contribute my couple thousand, so by the time I'm gone, you'll know that I was a believer, too.”

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Dan + Shay

Meeting in December of 2012, Dan and Shay quickly hit it off with their musical similarities. The two began writing together and from those sessions their relationship grew to include performing together. From there, the duo discovered an infectious original sound all their own, mixing country rock/pop seamlessly throughout intimate power-ballads and stadium-worthy hits. Born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas, Shay has been singing since he was a young child. At 14-years-old he fell in love with songwriting and at 16 began learning the guitar. He officially moved to Nashville last year but grew up frequently visiting and recording in Music City. Musical influences include Rascal Flatts, Dave Matthews Band, Usher and Kenny Chesney. Dan was born and raised in suburban Wexford, Pennsylvania and has been writing and playing music since the age of 12. A Nashvillian since 2010, Dan has been on the local songwriting scene for several years. Musical influences range from Ryan Adams and Tom Petty to Kenny Chesney and Alison Krauss.

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David Guetta

While there are many talented artists who achieve stardom and global popularity, few have such enduring and palpable influence as to reshape the dynamic of the entire music industry. Perhaps the greatest element of David Guetta’s illustrious story is not simply his countless personal successes, but his wider game-changing approach. From making dance music and DJ culture more of a viable and legitimised commercial success than ever before to finally uniting the worlds of electronic and urban music, the repercussions of his visionary attitude cannot be underestimated. David has established himself as arguably the world’s biggest and most successful DJ of all time by fusing dance music with urban artists. By teaming up with some of the biggest names in hip hop and R&B, and reinventing their sound for the electronic dancefloors, Guetta created pop alchemy. The ensuing hits such as ‘I Gotta Feeling’ with Black Eyed Peas, ‘When Love Takes Over’ with Kelly Rowland and ‘Sexy Bitch’ with Akon propelled him to superstardom. They also set a new template for the sound of commercial radio. This was instrumental in turning electronic music into the biggest youth movement since hip hop. Of course, his own groundbreaking accomplishments cannot be overlooked either. 50 million album and single sales; over 10 billion YouTube and Spotify plays; numerous #1 singles and Platinum and Gold certifications across the globe; two Grammys for Best Remixed Recording and four further nominations; one of the most successful club nights Ibiza has ever seen; one of the biggest social media followings of any DJ/producer; the first DJ to be on the cover of Billboard, the list goes on and on and on… With all his success as a chart-topping producer, it’s all too easy to forget about his hallowed heritage as a highly respected DJ. Promoting raves in his native Paris with nothing more than photocopied flyers, he rose through the influential ‘French touch’ era that saw the likes of Daft Punk come to fame, but was soon forging his own path through the dance music scene. Whether he’s playing at one of his residencies at XS and Encore in Las Vegas or Ushuaïa Ibiza or playing mega festivals like Tomorrowland (where he has performed since its first year) and Ultra Music Festival, he never forgets those humble roots. His ‘classical’ training in the art of mixing combined with his enduring appeal and continual relevancy ensured him the #6 spot on the DJ Mag Top 100 and a Billboard award for Top Dance/Electronic artist most recently. Citing his role in the studio in the vein of a classic producer, Guetta sits as the musical brain at the center of the project, bringing it all together. His incredible list of collaborators over the years has included Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Sia, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Showtek, Avicii, Ne-Yo, Akon, Afrojack and Nicky Romero for starters, but he has also been a keen supporter of lesser-known talent. The likes of Sam Martin and Chris Willis have both enjoyed continual support from Guetta, showing that he’s not just about the A-listers but also about championing hot new names. “Of course it’s amazing to work with famous people,” he explains, “but the reason behind their fame is their talent. But I also love finding talented people who are not famous, it’s equally amazing to put the spotlight on them.” Always in high demand outside of the clubs, festivals and studios, Guetta’s extra-curricular activities have ranged from providing the original soundtrack and musical direction for the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship to being a key partner for UNICEF and an early supporter of groundbreaking legal mix uploading platform Dubset. Never hesitating to help charities, David joined forces with the United Nations in support of ‘’The World Needs More’’ campaign to raise funds for humanitarian emergencies. Some of his latest releases include Would I Lie To You and Shed A Light. Would I Lie To You is seeing him return to the club dancefloors, it’s clear that he’ll never be defined by just one side of his career. His passion for music remains undying, and while the world continues to watch his every move with anticipation, he’ll ignore the pressure and continue his ongoing search for that perfect beat. Shed A Light is a dance pop ballad that is bound to leave a lasting impression across the globe. The track shot to the charts and has reached a Golden status in Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden up until now. More than anything the deeply moving song sends a message of hope, urging us to heed the call of our hearts. The track has the emotional fire that Guetta aims for in all his productions. Effortlessly bridging the gap between electronic and urban artists, his unique vision and innate ability to fuse the two worlds has seen him produce some of the hottest collaborations and his latest release, the first track of his next album, is a perfect example of that. For Light My Body Up he joined forces with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. The track received positive comments from the press, with Billboard stating ‘’The fierce, up tempo track is destined to be a smash in the club scene, with Guetta’s expert ability to craft theatrical peaks and valleys adding to the song’s intoxicating quality’’. Rolling Stone called it an ‘’an epic, scorching new single’’ and The New York Times defined it as a ‘’bubbly and slithering Missy Elliott-throwback production’’. After over three decades honing his talents it is safe to say that at this stage in his career, David knows exactly in which direction to take it. With a new album in the works he will soon show the world his next move.

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EDEN

In the early stages of finding his voice as an artist, singer/songwriter/producer EDEN made only one rule for himself: “make something you’d be proud of even if no one ever hears it” says the Dublin-based 20-year-old otherwise known as Jonathon Ng. With his upcoming EP i think you think too much of me, EDEN channels that passion for innovation into a guitar-heavy take on electronic pop and proves himself an artist of uncompromising originality.On i think you think too much of me, EDEN presents a four-song series that perfectly embodies his confessional yet nervy sensibilities: “sex,” “drugs,” “and,” “rock & roll.” “The EP’s really about expectations, and how things only mean as much as you want them to,” says Ng. “There’s also this idea of how, underneath something superficial, there can be something real—it all just depends on your outlook.” Along with leading the listener through a journey-like experience, complete with interlacing emotional arcs, that concept-driven artistry serves a deeper purpose for EDEN.Hailed by Consequence of Sound as a “vulnerable synth-tinted pop track that’s about so much more than what’s happening between the sheets,” i think you think too much of me’s lead single “sex” earned more than 2.5 million listens across platforms within just a few weeks of its release. The hooky and hypnotic track also won the adoration of Lorde, who posted on EDEN’s Facebook wall a few days after its premiere. “i love 'sex' a lot. it does something very simple and intense to my brain,” she wrote, then praised the song as aptly “messy and emotional and twitchy.”Made alone in his bedroom, i think you think too much of me shows a poetic candidness inspired by such artists as Frank Ocean. “I tend to sing about a lot of stuff that I’d never actually talk about with anyone. That’s just my way of dealing with everything.” On i think you think too much of me, that raw emotionality imbues the heartsick urgency of “sex,” the woozy desperation of “drugs,” and the stark fragility of “and.” And on the epic “rock & roll,” EDEN brilliantly merges jagged guitar riffs, heady beats, and feverish meditations on ambition or lack thereof (“I got ten weeks of talking bullshit on repeat ‘til I’m burnt out and disappear”), before the song sweetly dissolves into distorted movie dialogue.Throughout i think you think too much of me, EDEN achieves a sonic expansiveness sourced partly from what he describes as “this ridiculous to-and-fro of musical tastes I’ve gone through in my life,” pointing out that past phases have included everything from boy bands to Guns N’ Roses to screamo to Eminem. Growing up in Dublin, Ng learned to play violin at age seven at the urging of his parents and—through that classical training—discovered his natural musicality. “After that I started playing the piano at our house, and then later I borrowed my auntie and uncle’s guitar and taught myself to play that too,” he says. “I still can’t read piano or guitar sheet music, but I just had this knack for picking up instruments and figuring out chords.” By his early teens, music had become Ng’s main obsession. “My two goals in life were to be an astronaut or a musician, and somehow being a musician seemed like less of a longshot.”Ng later joined in several bands with friends, but felt frustrated by his lack of creative control. Then, after witnessing the success of such artists such as Skrillex and Deadmau5, he realized he could make music without a band, by himself on the computer. At age 16 he began creating electronic music, experimenting with production and eventually releasing songs as The Eden Project. The solo approach suited his prolific nature, and in three years he turned out nearly 100 tracks. “Once I get an initial idea, I know exactly what the completed song is going to sound like,” he notes. “Basically everything I do is out of instinct. I get a feeling and I run with it.” As his music evolved and took on a more melodic and vocal-centric aesthetic, Ng rechristened himself as EDEN and newly embraced his pop inclinations. In August 2015 EDEN made his debut with End Credits and—despite making zero effort to promote it—soon found the EP gaining major attention and ultimately amassing more than 30 million streams as well as selling out his first US tour. That momentum continued to build as EDEN released a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” in November 2015, a soulfully cinematic track that hit #1 on HypeM's popular chart and racked up a million cumulative streams in one week.Now set to tour North America and Europe in support of i think you think too much of me, out on MCMXCV/Astralwerks, EDEN remains guided by a restless creativity. “I’m not one of those people who could create ‘sex v2’ and be happy with that—it’s progress or nothing,” he says. “I very much write from how I’m thinking or feeling right now, so if I do the same thing twice that’s kind of worrying. You need to constantly progress as a human, let alone as a musician.” And for EDEN, that evolution is closely linked to personal catharsis. “I’m just trying to make something that feels very real and honest to me,” he says. “And if it helps people that’s great, but I’m not really thinking about that when I’m writing. Making something that I can stand by forever, without caring about what anyone else thinks of it—for me that’s always the goal.”

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Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff stars as Kelsey Peters on the critically-acclaimed and buzzy TV Land series “Younger,” from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star. Ever since Hilary Duff first emerged on the public’s radar as the star of Disney’s enormously successful TV show “Lizzie McGuire,” the Houston native has distinguished herself as a highly relatable performer with a strong connection to her fans — thanks not only to the funny, pretty and smart character she played onscreen, but also because of Duff’s own natural warmth and girl-next-door charisma. Her popularity has led to a thriving career as both an actress and a singer-songwriter. On the screen, Duff starred in numerous feature films including “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” "Agent Cody Banks," "A Cinderella Story," "Cheaper by the Dozen" and more serious roles, co-starring in John Cusack's critically-acclaimed 2008 film "War, Inc." and "According to Greta," in which Hilary played the title character and co-starred with Oscar® winner Ellyn Burstyn. Duff also has a global prolific and successful singing career, entering the Top-40 music charts with the singles "So Yesterday" and "Come Clean." Her three studio albums, 2003’s multi-platinum blockbuster Metamorphosis, 2004’s self-titled platinum-seller, and 2007’s autobiographical dance-pop collection Dignity, have sold a collective 15 million copies worldwide. Her most recent album, 2015’s Breathe In. Breathe Out. is a stellar collection of catchy, electro-tinged pop gems, many of which she co-wrote with groundbreaking songwriters and producers such as Sean Douglas (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato), Tove Lo (Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop), Matthew Koma (Zedd, Alesso, One Republic), Bloodshy (Madonna, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue) and Ed Sheeran – one of Duff’s favorite artists – who wrote and vocal produced “Tattoo.” The album was released in June 2015 on RCA Records and rocketed to #1 on iTunes in the hours upon its release. Additionally, the album debuted at #3 on the Billboard Overall Album Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200, marking Hilary’s fifth straight top five debut.

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Idina Menzel

Tony Award–winner Idina Menzel has a career that traverses stage, film, television, and music. Menzel’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s Oscar–winning Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The film’s song “Let It Go,” voiced by Menzel, won the Oscar for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Frozen 2 is slated for a November 2019 release. She can also be seen opposite Adam Sandler in upcoming Safdie Brothers' film, Uncut Gems. A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast recordings and solo albums. She was honored as Billboard’s Women in Music “Breakthrough Artist” in 2014. Garnering huge critical acclaim in her Tony–nominated role as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winning Rent, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award–winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl in the blockbuster Wicked. Menzel was most recently seen on Broadway in the original production If/Then, for which she earned her third Tony nomination. Last season, she starred in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway production of the Joshua Harmon hit comedy, Skintight, and was the recipient of the Drama League Special Recognition Award for Achievement in Musical Theatre. Philanthropy is also important to Menzel, who co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010. This organization is dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs.

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Lil Dicky

Rapper, actor and underwear model Lil Dicky (but please, call him Dave) has cemented himself as a staple in the entertainment industry. Riding the commercial success of his debut album "Professional Rapper" (debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in Comedy, Rap and Independent), highlighted with the 2x platinum single "Save Dat Money", LD is poised to make 2018 his biggest year yet: new music, videos and a world tour on the horizon. And did we mention a scripted TV show? That too.

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PSY

PSY may be best known for his international smash and electrifying phenomenon, "Gangnam Style" [Republic/ School Boy Records/YG Entertainment], but long before the Internet turned PSY into an international sensation, he spent the last 10 years building his career as one of South Korea's most beloved icons. Jai-Sang Park, known by his stage name, PSY, is a talented and prolific songwriter, who has written or co-written every song he has released during his career, as well as penning successful songs for many popular artists in Korea. More than just a singer/songwriter, PSY is known for his energetic and flamboyant performances both on stage and in his music videos. He is the master of weaving together music, dance, humor, theatrics and shocking visuals as evidenced in the video for “Gangnam Style.” Since its summer release, “Gangnam Style” has made history. Its music video is officially the "most-liked" video in YouTube history, smashing the Guinness World Record previously set by LMFAO with over 6.8 million "likes". The video has also become the most-viewed video on YouTube surpassing 1.4 billion views and counting. It's also cemented the Korean hip hop and pop star as a ubiquitous pop culture presence with an endless array of high-profile television appearances and glowing press. PSY also has been honored recently in the U.S. and across the Atlantic. At the 2012, MTV Europe Music Awards, "Gangnam Style" received the top honor for "Best Video", while at the American Music Awards, he took home their coveted trophy as this year's "New Media Honoree". He managed to give rousing performances at both events as well, even being joined on stage by the legendary MC Hammer for the much-talked about American Music Awards finale this year. On New Year's Eve Psy closed out his stellar chart-topping year with a performance of the hit song on ABC's Rockin' New Year's Eve w/ Ryan Seacrest live from Times Square. It followed up a string of successful high-profile TV appearances including the Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Ellen DeGeneres, ABC's Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The View and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. PSY has graced the cover of Billboard and has been featured prominently in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, L.A. Times, GQ, People, Maxim, and more. "Gangnam Style" declared PSY's arrival as a global superstar, and now he's here to stay.

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push baby

“Have you googled Push Baby? It’s horrifying.” That’s exactly what the UK band – Jake Roche (vocals, guitar), Charley Bagnall (guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass, keys) and Lewi Morgan (drums) expect to hear any time someone looks up their name. “No matter what we do we just want people to feel authenticity. Even with the name. People are going to love it or hate it, but at least it’s self-aware” says Jake. “‘Baby’ is the most overused word in pop, so we’re upfront about what this band is coming out of the gate.” This may be your first time hearing of them, but Push Baby is no stranger to the industry. In their past musical life, the four musicians made up pop band Rixton – known for their 2014 smash “Me And My Broken Heart,” which hit number-one on the UK Singles Chart. Despite that early success, the band wasn’t satisfied with the image they had presented the world. They had achieved the dreams of many, but it wasn’t exactly as they had hoped. Rixton just wasn’t them. As things began to slow down shortly after the release of their debut album, the band disappeared into a collective mourning period. They lost their confidence, and the insecurity was paralyzing. They stopped creating – in fact, they stopped everything. The band went totally silent. Four years later, Push Baby emerged. Thankfully, that period of stagnation gave birth to a creative metamorphosis. The band is now ready to deliver their most honest work to date. “We’re telling real stories” muses Roche. “We were away for years, and I come home to everyone thinking I’m now rich and famous. They think I’m getting all kinds of free stuff and living an amazing life. In reality, we’re back to square one.” For this band, square one looks pretty damn good. Armed with unmatched conviction and a wicked sense of humor, Push Baby holed up in the northwest of England and poured everything into their self-made music and delightfully puzzling visuals. Push Baby is doing it their way, and loudly. To be clear, this is not a comeback. While the band is comprised of all original members, they very much consider this a debut. Their first visual, The Running Jump, is an announcement of the dramatic rebrand to fans of the musicians, but appears as a trailer for a newly formed band to the unfamiliar. In the short clip, we see Jake set himself on fire at the edge of a diving board and literally – and metaphorically – dive into the unknown. And yes, he does his own stunts. “We’re giving listeners the truth,” Jake concludes. “The truth can be funny at times. It can be scary at others, but it’s always real” he grins. Push Baby is brutal honesty with a smile, and they’re daring you listen. “And hopefully by the time anybody is reading this,” Jake teases, “The search results for Push Baby will be more than just women giving birth.”

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The Spencer Lee Band

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Steve Angello

It’s a rare feat for a musician to become so popular that the biggest obstacle to their art is the size of their own success. It’s even rarer for the ones who get that big to take a plunge and sacrifice the formula that’s brought them so far for the sake of pursuing a vision that means more to them than sales numbers and chart positions. David Bowie, Radiohead, Trent Reznor, and Kanye West have all done it. Now with his debut solo album Wild Youth, producer Steve Angello has joined their ranks. Angello is one of the most successful electronic musicians in history, a platinum-selling artist at a time where those have become an endangered species and a live performer who routinely plays for crowds the size of a small city. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, he first discovered his passion for music through albums by Nas and Gang Starr, but became inspired to make dance music as a teenager after hearing Daft Punk’s Homework. He began releasing music alongside his childhood friend Sebastian Ingrosso in 2001, had his first breakthrough hit as a solo artist with his electro-tinged 2005 remix of the Eurythmics’s “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” and broke the UK Top 10 with “Tell Me Why,” his 2006 collaboration with fellow DJ/producer Axwell released under the name Supermode. After establishing his reputation as a formidable figure on the dance music scene, Angello teamed up with Ingrosso and Axwell to form the supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Together the trio released six platinum singles, including the massive “Don’t You Worry Child,” which achieved platinum status in nine countries, as well as two hit album-length compilations. Over the course of their collaboration they earned two Grammy nominations, became the first dance music group to headline Madison Square Garden, and released a concert film from their international farewell tour called Leave the World Behind that topped the iTunes charts in 34 countries. The trio rode the crest of the dance music wave that’s swept the globe, but when Angello reached the very top he decided that he was willing to put it all on the line in order to take a new path as an artist and make the album he’d been dreaming of. Two years ago Angello left Swedish House Mafia and signed a lucrative major label contract as a solo artist that reflected the level of crossover pop success he’d achieved. The problem was that he didn’t want to make pop crossover records anymore, so rather than making compromises to meet someone else’s expectations, he cut the label a check and bought himself out of the contract so he could release Wild Youth through his own Size Records. Free to work without constraints, Angello’s crafted an album that’s both deeply personal and universally accessible. The songs are stories about loss, his troubled childhood, and how he found solace in dance music, and the emotions that echo through them are richer, subtler, and more finely textured than anything he’s ever created. The sounds are also different from what he’s explored before–darker, moodier, and rooted in the analog sounds of the dance music that inspired him when he was a 15-year-old kid haunting his local record store. Despite what the title might suggest, Wild Youth is the self-portrait of a superstar who’s matured into a serious sonic craftsman, one who wrote the rulebook on how to make a smash EDM hit, and is now bending those rules in order to elevate his music to a new level, where platinum-level songwriting and production skills meet a newfound sense of patience and confidence as an artist. Wild Youth isn’t just Steve Angello’s first solo album, it might be the first time the world’s really heard what he’s capable of.

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The Wanted

Together as a group since 2009, the Wanted – Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes – have become front-page news with their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms. Since the UK release of “All Time Low” (from their self-titled debut album of 2010), they have become a sensation in the UK, Ireland, South East Asia, and across Europe, piling up a string of number 1 singles in the UK. They have artfully transcended the ‘boy band' mold and brought a blast of much-needed fresh air to British pop music. From their roots as a band who paid their dues performing in seedy nightclubs and working school tours that took them across the whole of the UK and the world, the Wanted have gone on to worldwide success, with smash hits such as “All Time Low” and “Glad You Came.” Whether its playing at the Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium to a sold out crowd of 80,000 people, a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single, sold-out nationwide Arena tours, or playing at the iTunes and V festivals with 15,000 hollering revelers packing out the Big Blue Tent at V for a set that many agreed was a highlight of the UK festival, The Wanted have had an amazing ride to the top of the pop crop.

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