Friday, March 30

Center Stage - Lauren L'aimant

Meet Lauren L'aimant - A London based singer/songwriter and producer who’s been making a name for herself by featuring on various artist & producers projects.

Early 2017 saw Lauren collaborate with Icarus on their track ‘Hiding’ which went on to be named ‘Essential New Tune’ by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. This has led to Lauren signing to Icarus’s imprint ‘Fly Boy Records’ and is now working on her debut EP set for release later this year. Following this she has been working with the likes of Apres, Felon and My Friend and continues to constantly write music for herself, as well as other rising stars.

Her catchy electronic pop sound has caught the attention of Jango listeners as well as the staff here at RA. Take a listen for yourself here and get to know Lauren a bit better in this latest Center Stage artist feature. 

Can you describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence? 
I like to think my sound is ‘real’ pop. It’s important to me to be relevant and relatable.

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up? 
I remember pretending I was asleep to avoid having a piano lesson, haha. 

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why? 
Ooh. Hard question. I think I’d love to do someone like Etta James with a big band. That’d be incredible. 

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process. 
I do indeed. Some days I get an idea for a lyric or a melody and I build a song around that, and vice versa, sometimes I produce a song and then write to it. 

What was the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career? 
The biggest highlight of 2017 was performing at Pure London on the catwalk which is a big fashion show. I sung ‘Family’ which was also written for a charity in the UK called ‘The Princes Trust’. 

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for whats to come in 2018? 
I’m hoping to have finished my debut EP around summer time, I’m going on tour with a duo called ‘Icarus’ very soon too, and also featuring as a vocalist on a few electronic tracks coming out this year! Exciting times. 

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio? 
Performing live is very, very nerve wracking but once I’m in the zone it feels amazing. I love producing a song in the studio though. That’s where I feel most happy! 

What are some artists/bands that you're into at the moment? Or any particular song you find yourself listening to over and over? 
I have always loved electronic music, and I’m finding myself playing a song called ‘Panic Room’ by Camelphat & Au/Ra over and over at the moment. Apart from that, I listen to Icarus, Etta Bond, SG Lewis loads. 

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy. 
Haha. Oh gosh. I forgot the words to ‘Simply the best’ by Tina Turner once. Bad times. 

What's one thing people should know about you? 
People should know that I’m not just a singer / songwriter. I also produce my music. I don’t think women get the recognition they deserve in the music industry, or any industry in fact! 

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity? 
Like most people I love to be with my friends and interacting with people. I think that’s definitely needed for inspiration. I love to Netflix & Chill (literally) haha and I also love to cook! I like to go to the gym too. 

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay? 
I think Radio AirPlay is great for unsigned artists like me. It’s a platform that allows unknowns to show people their music. I’ve discovered some gems on there. 

Twitter: @laurenlaimant
Insta: @laurenlaimant

Wednesday, March 28

Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 13, 2018)

We here at Radio Airplay are huge music fanatics and listen to every possible genre. From the down home country lovers, indie dwellers, to head banging metal aficionados, we figured it would be fun to share who our current favorite Radio Airplay bands are - giving these artists even more opportunities to be heard.

Every week we'll post Erin, Kelly, Tara, and Kait's favorite tunes of the week. We'll be featuring them here on the blog, the Radio Airplay Facebook, our weekly Airplay newsletter, and they have their own Rising Star station right on Jango Radio!

Check out our Staff Picks of 2018's Week 13, Below!
You can view all past staff picks here!

Erin's Picks

Arrows To Fire - See You Around (USA)
Variations - Accidents (USA)

Hans Nayna - Music For The Soul (Mauritius)

Kelly's Picks
Elliot Park Music - The Soldier And The Oak (USA)

Ezra Jordan - Only Got Eyes For Her (Canada)

Tara's Picks
Hans Hambali - Like Me That Way (USA)

Bruce James Band - Made To Love You (USA)

The Skullers - Peace With You (USA)

Kait's Picks
Chris Jake - Show Some Love (Austria)

Cole Tomlinson - Dirt Road Princess (USA)
Gonzalo - Like I Could (USA)

1 lucky staff pick each week will receive a full year's membership to Musician's Atlas, the music industry's most reliable contact database service. 

All staff picks are added to Jango Radio's Ear Poppin' New Music station which receives over 3000+ hits per week. All staff picks are also added to Jango's Staff Picks Station

Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 12, 2018)

Staff Pick artist Lauren L'Aimant was chosen for Week 12 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for her song Family - Listen Here! 

She received a full year's membership to Musician's Atlas, the music industry's most reliable contact database service.

But you don't have to wait until you reach the top of the PopScore charts to get VIP access to the best performance, promotion & distribution.
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Indie Bible PopScore Pick (Week 12, 2018)

Top PopScore artist Chad Dohring was chosen for Week 12, 2018 as Indie Bible's PopScore Pick for his song Hey Love - Listen Here!

He received an Ultimate Indie bundle ($280 value) from Indie Bible. The ULTIMATE INDIE BUNDLE can help you to get valuable radio airplay, music reviews, spotlight features, video airplay, physical & digital distribution, signed to a record label and much more!

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Tuesday, March 27

Top 10 Songs for Week 12, 2018

Top 10 Songs for Week 12, 2018

2018-03-19 - 2018-03-25

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Unison (Chillout Mix)
Musik & Noiz
London, United Kingdom 
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When A Man Loves His Woman
Calvin Taylor
Hatfield, PA, United States 
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Nocturne in E Flat
Deborah Meyer Davis
Prattville, AL, United States 
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Doug Hamer
Gig Harbor, WA, United States 
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Alternative/Alt. Rock
Bath, United Kingdom 
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Ministerio Patmos
Kissimmee, FL, United States 
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Fester Face
Steve Miceli
Newark, DE, United States 
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La Quimbumba
Perico Hernandez
Los Angeles, CA, United States 
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96790, HI, United States 
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