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A&R Factory Present: Nick Deutsch

Pop singer-songwriter, Nick Deutsch, announces the release of his new single, “Under Your Ocean.”

The track is the first taste from his EP “Heart Saver” released this past November. The EP is a follow-up to his 2015 release, Crazy Ride . Melissa Kucirek of Hot Indie News , raved about Crazy Ride, stating, “I’m convinced Nick Deutsch is the next big thing. Convinced. Overall, he garners a solid A+ review for his enjoyable Crazy Ride. ” The new track “Under Your Ocean” has already gained recognition, earning a UK Commended Entry Nomination for Best Pop Song 2015 and a semi-finalist for Best Pop Male Voice at the 2015 International Vocalist Competition.

The New York-based musician started making music at the age of 10, and by his early teens, he was performing at his local Border Books Cafe and coffee houses. Taking after his musician mother, he developed a love for jazz and classical piano. Deutsch made his way to NYU, where he befriended the CEO of the New York Songwriter’s circle,Tina Shafer (who has worked with Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin Degraw and Norah Jones).

Shafer’s support and guidance led Deutsch to booking shows at venues such as CBGB’s, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Cafe Vivaldi and Ella Lounge. Soon after, he began working with award-winning producer Joey Auch (Rachel Platten, Erin Bowman, Brittany Cairns). Deutsch has performed with Ian Axle (Great Big World), Jillette Johnson and performed with American Idol finalistMarissa Pontecorvo. Aside from his awards for “Under Your Ocean,” he was the recipient of the 2011 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Award and the 2011 New York Songwriter’s Circle Award. His lyrics for “Crazy Ride” have wonmmultiple nominations and were printed in the American Songwriter Magazine in 2014. Deutsch has been featured onBuzzfeed, Pop Vulture Magazine, Spoke Magazine and more . Stay tuned for more from Nick Deutsch and his upcoming EP!

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A&R Factory Present: Nola Wren & Kill Dave

Nola Wren and Kill Dave are Brooklyn-based songwriter / producers whose blend of gritty experimental indie and infectious pop hooks is sure to turn heads. Knife is their first collaboration and a promising sign of what’s to come.

“Knife” is a great track and showcases Nola’s powerful vocals with Kill Dave’s full, grit-pop production. The lyrics were also inspired by the case involving convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner which gives the track an emotional edge.

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A&R Factory Present: Katie Cunningham

Katie Cunningham hails from Los Angeles, but is soon to be a New York native having been accepted by the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. At a mere 17 years of age, Cunningham’s songwriting talent extends far beyond her years. She started writing professionally at the age of 15; Being both a piano and guitar player Cunningham was able to frame her mature melodic writing with an ability to arrange a well crafted track.

“Nobody’s Second Best is my personal favorite on the EP. It’s really rooted in the R&B I love to listen to and sing. The song itself is about my personal experience in a relationship where I was treated like “second best” and an “afterthought”. No one deserves to be in a relationship or situation in which they’re considered easily replaceable,” says Katie.

“It’s about not accepting the circumstances you’re in and being confident in your own skin. I had so much fun writing it with production team Trap Noir, which consists of Colton Toy, Brandon Combs, and Tori Schachne.”

Nobody’s Second Best is the second single from Katie’s debut EP “Let Me First Say…” and lays the foundation for her first extended offering. The song is available on iTunes and Spotify (with a music video still in the works). The EP comes out on those platforms on August 29th.


A&R Factory Present – Luke Rathborne

“You Let Me In” is an ode to New York City by Luke Rathborne that reflects that sadness, joys, and ecstatic nature of a young life in a vibrant bustling metropolis.”This song came out of a dark period of time of coming out of a break up – and was something that helped me get through. Reasoning for myself.” says luke.

The song was produced by Luke Rathborne in a downtown NYC recording studio with a sole piano used by Philip Glass to record most of his works. Making the recording come alive is Tahrah Cohen (the machine) Julia Kent (member of Antony and the Johnsons) and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra on brass with an arrangement done by Luke Rathborne.


A&R Factory Present: Liana Bank$

New York singer/songwriter Liana Bank$ has premiered her newest track, “OFF” today. The slow burner – with its steamy/heady YOBO production long side Bank$’ unmistakable raspy vocals – is yet another taste off the rising artist’s upcoming debut project to be released later this year.

Speaking to Idolator , Bank$ mentions that the song was inspired by the idea of fashion and consumerism: “I’ve always found it alluring, the way we buy clothes to please the eye, and the eye in turn only wishes to remove them.” “OFF” is the follow up to Bank$ “ Leave Me Alone ,” which premiered on and went viral. Bank$ has been swiftly making her mark in the music industry after releasing her debut “LVLUP” earlier this year – watch video  HERE – which climbed to the Top 10 of the Spotify Viral charts – read her recent interview with TIDAL who named the Queens sensation as a “rising talent.”


A&R Factory Present: Chris Stylez

R&B artist Chris Stylez is a fresh, unique voice whose rapid success in the music world has been thus far unstoppable.

His recently released EP, “Who Is,” has been featured on Spotify United States Viral 50, the UK’s Viral 10, and Snapchat Discover’s “Under the Ghost” Channel. It has more than 50 million total plays, topped by use in more than 10,000 clips on Vine, and has charted in 14 countries on Spotify’s Viral Charts, including France, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and Austria.

This EP’s instantaneous popularity is no fluke; its immense reputation can be entirely attributed to its quality. The four sensuous, memorable songs show Chris’s roots in reggae, R&B, and rap, yet are guided to new landscapes through his deft hand in contemporary production. The tracks are in no way shy of their overt sexuality, and yet are presented in such luscious and enticing restraint that the listener is left wanting more. “To appreciate this record is to open yourself up to uncomfortable conversation,” Stylez explains. “I wanted to keep the minimalistic approach of the music consistent in the visuals. This is about more than the physical aspect of sex; it’s about the complex emotions involved.”

Chris is having no problem stealing the spotlight with his new EP, largely due to his endless list of accomplishments in the more invisible roles of the music scene. He has previously toured the world singing background vocals, and his songs have been sold to numerous artists throughout the United States and Europe. However, after his extremely successful debut on BET’s “Music Matters” campaign, Chris decided it was time to place his music in his own very capable hands. He opened as a solo artist for both Ne-Yo and Wyclef Jean, and is currently preparing for tour in Fall 2016.

Chris Stylez, né Allen, is of both Jamaican and Canadian decent, and is bilingual in French and English. He has always been heavily influenced by reggae, particularly from his father’s first cousin, Jimmy Cliff, and his granduncle, B.B. Seaton, who was the first reggae artist to be signed to Virgin Records. Chris studied Entertainment Business Management at the Toronto Film School. He now lives and works bicoastally in the United States with a strong base in both New York and Los Angeles.

“Who Is” and more from Chris Stylez is available on Spotify, Soundcloud, and at


A&R Factory Present: Hive Riot

Rooted in the Beehive State, but stretching to Manhattan, London, New orleans and Nashville, Hive Riot is a synthy, dance-fueled party hosted by the electric alchemy that is Dustin Gledhill and Mindy Gledhill.

Dustin was a Classical prodigy piano virtuoso, performing with symphonies by the age of seven. Mindy is an eight-year multi-album indie-pop darling. The two of them together are the sound of letting go. And, in that letting go, you hear the sound of celebration, of liberation.

This Track was produced by Pleasant Pictures (Eric Robertson).

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