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Los Angeles Pop-R&B Singer-Songwriter, Malynda Hale, Announces Show at GiGhive’s 616 in Kenosha


Singer Songwriter Malynda HaleThis July 2nd, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Malynda Hale, will be bringing her sweet soulful sound to the 616. She’ll be in Kenosha promoting her most recent album, Pieces of Me.

Earlier this year, Hale’s single Falling, written as a tribute to Leelah Acorn, landed her a top-10 finalist position in GRAMMY Amplifier—a competition sponsored by The Recording Academy and Hyundai, and curated by the likes of GRAMMY winners and nominees such as Big Sean, Lzzy Hale, and Sam Hunt.

The newest record, Pieces of Me, is Hale’s 4th studio album; produced by Kevin Porter of Flashgrove Music and Darren “BabyDeeBeats” Smith, it has been described in reviews as her most personal one yet. In a chat with Gighive, Hale opened up about what she’s learned on her musical journey so far, and dropped us a few hints on what to expect for her upcoming stop at the 616.

“When I made my first album, I had no knowledge of actual music business,” she told us. “I knew nothing about promotion and getting reviewed; instead, I simply wanted to put out music to start getting my name out there. With the first album I didn’t take time to really make it as good as it could’ve been. I was over eager.”

View Indie Artist Janid’s Official Video for “Alias”

A pioneer in musical innovation and evolution, Electronica singer-songwriter Janid (Jah-NEED) has been unleashed upon the world since 2006 with her dark, sensual sounds; irreverent yet poetic lyrics; and distinctly commanding voice. After three evolutionary albums, spanning Latin, R&B, Pop and Dance genres, Janid has established herself as a powerhouse in entertainment today.

Recognized as a uniquely gifted and influential artist by thousands of fans, colleagues and the Recording Academy, Janid is often sought after for performances, endorsements and collaborations. She has appeared on projects for Frankie Cutlass, Nocera, Roy’al and Kaydean, movie soundtracks, television and radio commercials, and is the Spanish voice of 1-800-JETBLUE. In mid-2011, Janid is scheduled to make her big screen debut in the 5.2 Films motion picture “Bare Knucklez”.

The Protégé Podcast Seeking Indie Artists for Compilation Mix Tape

Protege Podcast Mixtape Press ReleaseThe Protégé Podcast will be releasing a mix tape featuring the hottest indie artists titled “Gossiping Heifers Indie Exposure”.

The mix tape will be distributed as a free download to be distributed to the public and music industry professionals.

The preferred genre of the mix tape will be urban format (R&B, Jazz, Reggae and Hip Hop) with comedy commentary with the hosts of the Protégé Podcast in between the music tracks.

Indie Band Airborne Tour in Support of New Horizons

new horizons smallAirborne is currently on tour through July in support of their latest release, New Horizons.

Airborne the “Musical Peacemakers” of contemporary jazz are rising higher and soaring on New Horizons with their new and 7th CD to date.

The CD also expands the artistic world fusion motif of their 2007 release of Turbulence and regenerates the soulful energy of their 2004 release of Heavy Vibes with its Latin grooves and R&B vocal arrangements.

Band Profile: Cynthia Layne

cynthialayneSinger Cynthia Layne says she was influenced by R&B, jazz, blues and classical music.Cynthia Layne says her current album, “Beautiful Soul,” has a message for listeners.

“Be cool in the skin that you’re in,” says the singer who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, before she became one of the most active musicians in Indianapolis.

She recently talked to about her influences, her record label and her collaborators: