Music Connection October 2019

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Tegan and Sara are Just Like Us Identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara will release their ninth studio album, Hey, I’m Just Like You, on Sept. 27. Always committed to female empowerment, Hey, I’m Just Like You was recorded using an all-female team that included producer Alex Hope, engineer Rachael Findlen, mixer Beatriz Artola, mastering engineer Emily Lazar and assistant engineer Annie Kennedy. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be distributed by Sire Records. Pictured (l-r): Tegan Quin, Alex Hope, Sara Quin.

Shordie Goes Gold Warner Records artist Shordie Shordie’s smash single “Betchua” is now RIAA Certified Gold. Shordie, infamous for his raspy vocal repertoire, hails from the trenches of Baltimore City where he cooked up this homegrown hit with producer YG Beatz! and expert mixing & mastering engineer Nate Middleman at Above Ground Studios.

BMG Comes Together Under One Roof BMG has opened up a new, state-of-the-art complex in Nashville to their artists and songwriters. The complex is a two floor, full-service facility that combines indoor/outdoor working spaces. BMG artists have access to multiple live performance areas, fully-equipped recording rooms, A/V meeting spaces, listening rooms and a communal outside area for live events. For more information on the new space or BMG, contact

Michelle Valenzuela Takes On Country According to country singer Michelle Valenzuela, country music is still very much a man’s world. She has set out to change that with her current body of work, Bitter Pill, out now on all platforms. The album was produced by Steve Ornest at Total Access Recording Studios in Redondo Beach, CA.

Producer Playback “Be patient and make sure that your sound is unique. Be yourself because it’s the only way we’ll be able to see you in a crowd.” – Eric Bellinger (Justin Bieber, Usher, Nicki Minaj) 18 18

October 2019

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