We at a-Tunes are big fans of Miss Info and her work in the music industry. Though she isn’t a musician herself, she’s one of the more notable voices in Hip-Hop & Urban media. So we are glad to see her get some shine of her own in this quick clip by UNIQLO.
“Life in a Minute” is a five-part portrait series featuring some of today’s most interesting artists and performers. Each original portrait will give fans an exclusive inside glimpse at each artist’s life, told through unique anecdotes, memories and stories, by the artists themselves in one-minute narratives.
With the Interscope release of Me, You & the Music creeping up for Jessica Sanchez, the singer is in getting into full promotional swing. Last week brought us the release of the lead single, “Tonight“, featuring Ne-Yo and now the pint-sized R&B/Pop powerhouse has jumped on a couple notable stages to promote it. One such example is the debut of the song on the American Idol stage, where both artists made an appearance.
In addition, she’s got a new interview and acoustic rendition of the song to share during a recent stop at the Yahoo! Music office. You can check both clips out over at Yahoo. Lastly, keep an eye out for her guest appearance on the last few episodes of Glee – yep, it’s finally happening.
It’s been a long time since his time on MTV, but Carson Daly is still doing his thing with the latenight show, Last Call With Carson Daly. In a recent segment, the music show host had a feature on The West Coast’s Alexander Spit and his debut commerucial album (via Decon), A Breathtaking Trip to that Otherside. It’s dope to see the artist getting a little bit more mainstream coverage. Let’s hope we see him in primetime in the not too distant future!
Chinese-Canadian singer Wanting Qu recently had the opportunity to take CNN Go on a tour of her hometown of Harbin. The Chinese city is home to one of the world’s largest winter festivals, and she shares some of the winter wonder goodness with CNN and the viewers. To watch the video and read up a little more on Harbin, head on over to CNN Go’s website. I really enjoyed this clip and I think you will too.
EPKs are unique in that they give you an in-depth but obviously filtered look at an artist – at least in how they want to be presented. Jessi Malay has a new EPK out that sums up her musical journey as a Pop artist thus far, and hints at what’s to come. Those wanting to know more about the “Bougie” artist may want to check out this clip.
KRNFX has shared his interview and performance segment from his appearance on Toronto’s Breakfast Television series. He gets to talk a little bit with the host about his recent cover work and then proceeds to showcase his bread and butter, his beat boxing skills. With the help of a looper, the dude kills it.
Last week, Verizon Wireless x MYX TV sponsored a Lunar New Year celebration event in San Francisco, featuring a whole slew of artists to sing the day away. VZW has posted up a few of the artists’ sets, including New Heights, Jayne Rio and Jason Chen. Each clip is preceded by a quick interview session with Nicki Sun and then closes out with one song apiece. If any additional videos get added, we’ll keep you updated!
New Heights Perform “Peaches”
Jayne Rio Performs “Red Eye Flight”
Jason Chen Performs “Autotune”
We haven’t heard much from Kina Grannis in quite some time, at least not in the musical sense. She’s been promoting her debut album Stairwells for some time now, but if you’re curious as to what the artist has been up to then you should check out this very recent interview with Nicki Sun at this past weekend’s Lunar New Year celebration in San Francisco. They talk music, along with an assortment of other light-hearted topics, so I hope you KG fans enjoy.
Korea’s 2NE1 has been rumored to make the jump across seas into the US market for a while now, and it definitely looks like they are still heading that way – although perhaps not in the traditional sense just yet. They are still testing the waters over here but the group has caught the eye of Complex, who are fans of their style in terms of both musically and image. So, the publication did a photoshoot with the group and held an interview. To catch the full scoop, head on over to Complex!
There were other K-pop artists in the States. After seeing how they approached the U.S. market what have you guys learned, and how do you all expect to move forward?
CL: Well, instead of approaching it differently, we just like to enjoy doing our music. I just think we want other people to enjoy it with us. We’re not trying to use a specific plan. If we’re sincere about our performances, we’re sure many people will connect with us. We try to stay cognizant of it at all times.
In an interesting segment, Tablo had a chat with the international news channel based out of the UK, BBC. It’s a total of a little under four minutes and Tablo talks about KPOP as a whole, it’s direction, and finally covers some of his own music. There are some awkward moments, but I guess that’s expected of an international interview done by Satellite.