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Spotify Protest Album Provides Welcome Relief From Brexit!

World Record breaking indie band The Pocket Gods continue their protest against Spotify for their paltry royalties for artists & songwriters, with another album of 100 songs all 30 seconds long this time they’re all about Brexit!

The album consists of 100 ambient and relaxing tracks all 30 seconds long and with funny Brexit related titles such as: “We Don’t Need Another Nero”. “Splitter Remain Implosion”, “Brexiteers Of The UK Unite (Ironically)” & “Aaron W*nkroller” it will soothe your soul, make you chuckle and allow you to escape the Brexit madness for a while!

As well as being an artists commentary on the state of Brexit it’s part of the band’s continuing protest against lack of royalties for artists and songwriters from streaming services such as Spotify.

This is the band’s 8th album now in the series of 100X30 albums – which are all 100 tracks all 30 seconds long – the reason behind the 30 second song is that Spotify pay out a minuscule royalty of 0.007p per stream to an artist after a track is played for 30 seconds – and then no more.

So The Pocket Gods thought why record songs longer than 30 seconds if you’re only going to be paid a pittance anyway?

This campaign has led the band gaining an official Guinness World Record for their albums for most digital tracks on an album! The band also have their own movie out now on Amazon Prime which has been described as an indie Spinal Tap and has already made it into IMDB’s list of the top 40 Rockumentaries ever made!

The album is out now worldwide on all major streaming services. You can hear the album here: https://soundcloud.com/mark-christopher-lee-688980898/sets/the-pocketgods-100brexit30-1 For interviews, exclusives and sessions please email: mark.lee@nubmusicuk.com

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Suburban Symphony release hard hitting single “Cutbacks” via The Animal Farm Music

Suburban Symphony have released their first offering since the success of their self-titled debut album in September 2017. The track is called “Cutbacks”, and lyrically coupled with the music video analysing societal issues in the UK; Suburban Symphony have released a wake-up call.

The video covers a range of UK social issues such as homelessness, food banks, corporate greed, knife crime, capitalism, and animal cruelty; some people would say it’s an accurate representation of the times we live in today.

While continually writing and performing a manic gigging schedule, in October 2019 the band decided to get back in the studio. This time they took a more productive approach and recorded three singles in a weekend with The Animal Farm Music (as opposed to a full album). The band agreed on a deal with the London company, and have finally released the first of the bunch with two more singles to be released in 2019.

Cutbacks are available to buy or stream now on all major digital platforms. The observational lyrics being of the current political landscape don’t hold much positivity but mixed with the key of D Major the song results in being an anthemic song for the people.

“We decided to release “Cutbacks” as the first single with the relevance of current events and an uncertain Brexit in the UK. I think we’re all sick of hearing about it and the constant propaganda, and it all helped me to write the lyrics in no time” – Tony Edwards (Lead singer)

Purchase links:

Apple: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/cutbacks/1461228788?fbclid=IwAR0ahPeVqXOorziReRUz2h9o8o37WUIBqOdbk43MEZ_IwmHVQ56bvDpbw4Y&i=1461229222

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cutbacks-Suburban-Symphony/dp/B07R689HH3/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=suburban%20symphony&qid=1558085233&s=dmusic&sr=1-3&fbclid=IwAR2a_dH4AOZ4tX1-wtGbzIFAHxvoGp9Iyw-7RTQGsg-qfPE_Znu4APn-Z58

Biggest Christian TV Streaming Network Launching April 21

A team of highly committed professionals whose combined media experience exceeds 100 years are starting a revolution. Their mandate is to win one billion people to Christ through a new brand of TV that will stream the message of Jesus Christ into every nation, a feat never before accomplished.

WhatTV is not just a catchy phrase, but also an acronym that carries deep meaning: World healing and transformation. Their brand name —What, is also a question, conveying the approach of answering important questions from a Christian worldview. In essence, WhatTV gives answers to ‘what’ people are looking for through innovative TV media (stories, news, shows, music, vlogs, etc.), which promotes healing and transformation.

Since no single channel can serve the media interests of the entire world, WhatTV are launching multiple channels, each one serving the cultural needs of every region of the world. From their flagship studio in Boston, MASS (Boston’s only Christian TV station), they are producing content for their North American, Latin American and Arabic channels. Content for their South Asian channel is produced from Birmingham, England, while content for their Russian, Persian, Hellenic and Turkish channels will be produced from their Cyprus studio by early 2020. To cover the rest of the world, two additional studios are planned by the end of 2020; one in London for the UK, Europe, and African regions, and the other in Thailand for the East Asian region.

About the Team

Dr. James Sideras – President
With 25 years business experience, James earned his doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire after growing his own award winning UK business. James also travels the nations as a Christian evangelist.

Brandt Gillespie – Executive Director
With 30 years media experience, Brandt produced and hosted programs for “The 700 Club” and “100 Huntley Street,” Canada’s most widely viewed Christian daily talk show.

Rick Kay – Creative Director
With over 25 years media experience, Rick co-pioneered two of the largest Christian TV channels in Europe.

Danny Choranji – South Asia Director
Danny was with the BBC for 13 years as both presenter and producer. He won a national award for his Asian family program ‘Eastern Beat’ and his musical band, DCS, won double platinum.