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Benny Universe

Bennett Okanume, artist name “Benny Universe” formerly known as “Kidd Prodigee” is a 20-year-old Rapper/Singer and songwriter from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He has been making music for six years. Some of his biggest influences are Super Duper Kyle, Bryce Vine, Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, and Kid Cudi.
When asked why he chose to make music he explained “I make music because it’s the only thing that can not be taken away from me. I lost my mother at the age of 10 and I never knew my father. All my life I have had everything taken away from me beyond my ability and now I use my music as my power.  I want my music is to inspire other people who are in a similar situation as me and let them know that things can change for the better. I just want to make people happy. I want people to be able to connect with my music on an emotional level. When I actually do get more of a fan base of followers, I want to be able to talk to each of them personally and get feedback on my music. I’m just trying to make people in general happy to be alive and be able to listen to good music. I also want to let them know everything will be okay no matter what they are going through, no matter who you are, you matter too.”
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Owl Radio’s Artist of the Week: Quron Payne

Quron Payne was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but it wasn’t until he moved to North Carolina (Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps) he start making music regularly. Releasing his first single, “Never Want to See You Cry” in October 2014 the Music Video would find its way to MTV Jams! and spark interest from DefJam. Quron has been moving ever since. Working with Director FrankU (Taylor Gang) on his follow up projects, the States started to love Quron Payne. Quron released his debut EP “Brief Intermission” March 2015. It received so much press coverage that it would power his own Headlining Tour: “The Brief Intermission Tour”. The tour built a buzz that landed him a spot opening for Big Sean. Releasing “FAME” Quron landed a spot in Source Magazine and on the radar of HOT97’s DJEnuff.

Quron Payne’s Debut EP – Brief Intermission


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Quron’s Social Media
Twitter: @QuronPayne
Instagram: @QuronPayne
Facebook: @OfficialQuronPayne
Youtube: @QuronPayne
SoundCloud: @QuronPayne

 

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#KSUArtistoftheWeek – C.Dupe

C.Dupe is a 22-year-old hip-hop artist based out of Atlanta. He is currently a senior at Kennesaw State University and his main goal is to make music to inspire people.

He’s originally from Spring Valley, NY and moved down to Georgia at around the age of 10. He began writing and free-styling in middle school but began recording music in 2012.

Follow C.Dupe on Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud at Cdupe845, also subscribe to him on YouTube at MrCdupe845. Stay tuned for his debut mixtape, “Welcome To Duperville.”

#KSULocalArtistoftheWeek #CDupe

MATT CORBY’S DEBUT ALBUM “TELLURIC” NOW OUT ON ELEKTRA RECORDS

THE WILD HONEY PIE PRESENTS MATT CORBY TELLURIC TOUR COMMUNION PRESENTED SHOWS IN MINNEAPOLIS, DALLAS AND ATLANTA

image(1)Telluric,” the debut full-length album from Australian musician Matt Corby is out now via Elektra Records. The album, which was recently awarded Feature Album of the Week on Australia’s revered Triple j Radio, continues to receive critical acclaim both stateside and abroad:

“Remarkable debut ★★★★” —Q Magazine

 “… Groovy ‘70s choogle from Down Under, served with an extra side of Steely Dan.” —Entertainment Weekly

“… Transcendent gospel-soul.” —MOJO

“Moving, impassioned, and totally calming.” —NYLON

“His perfectionism has done him proud, as Telluric is a masterful glimpse into the mind of a man who has much to say, and who says it beautifully.” —The Line of Best Fit

“It’s smooth, easy-going and has a psychedelic pop feel that’s bound to make Tame Impala fans swoon.” —Indie Shuffle

Additionally, The Wild Honey Pie will present Corby’s anticipated return to North America this summer with tour stops including Chicago’s Vic Theatre, San Francisco’s The Fillmore, Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, New York’s Terminal 5, as well as an appearance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival. “His catchy melodies will make you hum along,” The Wild Honey Pie said. “His soulful voice will captivate you and the rhythm will keep you on your feet.”

Corby originally wrote his debut album two years ago in Los Angeles, but, unsatisfied with the results, he scrapped the entire project. His aim was to become self-sufficient in every aspect of the recording process—composing and producing his own music in addition to songwriting.

Delving a little deeper and a little darker, Corby spent the past few years in home studios all over the world ending up in a cottage in rural New South Wales, Australia where he wrote and recorded new music. The album was produced by Dan Hume and co-produced by Corby.

In 2011, Corby’s career took off with the release of the “Into the Flame” EP, featuring the song  “Brother,” which garnered 5.5 million plays on YouTube and went platinum six times in Australia. “Brother” and his 2013 single, “Resolution,” both won ARIA Music Awards for Song of the Year. Off the back of this success, Corby played sold-out headline shows across Europe and performed at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude.

MATT CORBY LIVE TOUR DATES

May 21—Chicago, IL—Vic Theatre

May 22—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theatre

May 24—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theatre

May 26—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom

May 28—George, WA—Sasquatch! Music Festival

May 29—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom

June 1—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore

June 4—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern

June 8—Dallas, TX—Trees

June 9—Austin, TX—Hogg Auditorium

June 11—Atlanta, GA—The Buckhead Theatre

June 13—Washington DC—9:30 Club

June 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer

June 16—New York, NY—Terminal 5

June 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall

June 19—Montreal, QC—Corona Theatre

June 20—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000, cami.opere@sacksco.com, louis.dadamio@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.

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About Communion Music:

Communion Music is an artist-led organization that combines elements of live promotion, publishing and recording to create a hub for artists to develop and flourish. Founded in London in 2006 by musicians Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear’s Den) and producer Ian Grimble, Communion has since worked with artists such as Ben Howard, Gotye, Michael Kiwanuka, Rubblebucket, Catfish and the Bottlemen and many more. Communion Presents — the live promotion aspect of the organization — produces events at venues with capacities ranging from 150 to 10,000.

Connect with Communion Music on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Communion Presents Contact: Aaron Jakubovitz, aaron@communionmusic.com

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#KSUArtistSpotlight: Patrick Bandy

Patrick Bandy is a 19-year-old Kennesaw State student that has been making music since age 12. It all started when he heard Daft Punk’s track “Technologic” back when he was a young elementary school student. Ever since, he has listened to that piece knowing what he is passionate about. He has always been intensely interested in composition of music as well as how we as a society express ourselves through music.

Right now Patrick is signed to Billionaires Records (www.billionaires.io) and has been for about a year now. He has had three releases on Billionaires including the “Samurai Sword” EP, the single “New Jack”, and the “A Day in the Life” EP. Patrick also has a new release planned for the end of this year with the label and an independently released track planned for this Halloween. He has recently started playing in various clubs in the Atlanta area, which has helped push his music career into the next level. He now has a residency at Iris Nightclub in Atlanta and he plays there often. Patrick has recently become the Brand Ambassador of Billionaires Records and the host of an exclusive mix series. Patrick Bandy and Billionaires has some very big things planned for the end of this year and next so stay tuned! Make sure keep up to date with Patrick by following him on social media and Soundcloud!

 

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Links:
instagram.com/patrickbandy
facebook.com/patrickbandymusic
soundcloud.com/patrickbandy
twitter.com/patrickbandy