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  • Johnny Weaver is the World Music Video Chart #1 followed by Forbes Living #2 & Andi Knittel at #3!

    Posted 4 days ago by BEAT100 in World Music Chart

    Johnny Weaver is the World Music Video Chart #1 followed by Forbes Living #2 & Andi Knittel at #3!
    Our first place winner this week is UK based artist Johnny Weaver! Johnny, from Coventry, has topped the World Music Video Chart with his cover of classic hit 'Born Free'. Singing since he was 6 years old, Johnny has shown a keen interest in music from a very young age. Over the years he has performed in many amateur musicals but only became a semi-professional singer 5 years ago. Inspired by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny's music has a strong element of Swing, Jazz and Blues, however he tells us he loves all kinds of music and is especially passionate about singi...
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  • BEAT100 Ultimate Musician REDD's New Single Set For World Music Video Chart Success

    Posted 2 days ago by BEAT100 in Ultimate Musician Awards

    BEAT100 Ultimate Musician REDD's New Single Set For World Music Video Chart Success
    Congratulations to Michigan rapper REDD, who has been named a BEAT100 Ultimate Musician! REDD, real name, Jeremy Stewart started his musical career, playing drums in 5th grade for his elementary school band. By age 13 his catalogue of early material included collaborations with fellow rappers Quicksta and LilMor. The boys began working together more and more, eventually forming Suburban Syndicate in which they all performed together. They signed a production deal while they were still in high school and critical acclai...
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  • Congratulations Cian McCourt on Becoming this Weeks World Music Video Chart Winner Followed by Elis & Katie Belle Akin

    Posted 7th Apr 2014 @ 10:05 am by BEAT100 in World Music Chart

    Congratulations Cian McCourt on Becoming this Weeks World Music Video Chart Winner Followed by Elis & Katie Belle Akin
    A big congratulations to Cian McCourt who has topped this week's World Music Video Chart. Cian, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Coventry, UK, impressed us with his Original Song 'Dance Floor'. 18 year old Cian began his musical career in 2011 when he joined a band in school as a backing vocalist and bass player; the band, 'Pretty Selective' gained in popularity and released an EP in 2012. After gaining Top 10 positions for two of their videos in the BEAT100 charts, Cian left the band due to personal commitments. In December 2013, Cian came back to the mus...
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  • Colin Huntley is Officially the Latest Ultimate Musician Award Winner!

    Posted 2nd Apr 2014 @ 1:53 pm by BEAT100 in Ultimate Musician Awards

    Colin Huntley is Officially the Latest Ultimate Musician Award Winner!
    Colin Huntley has been named a BEAT100 Ultimate Musician with the help on his new single, 'Best I Never Had'. Colin, from Austin Texas, has gained a massive 136,000 views on YouTube with his first official video for his original song 'Best I Never Had'. The up-beat and summery tune has also been a big hit on BEAT100, winning Gold Favourite, Gold Song and Gold Video Awards and is currently in the top 30 of the World Music Video Chart. Colin was introduced to music as a child; after being taught to play the guitar at a young age by his father, Colin would practice...
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  • Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?

    Posted 2nd Apr 2014 @ 12:16 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?
    Simon Cowell’s X Factor has taken its fair share of flak over the years. It’s production-line format, Xmas No.1 dash and the short shelf life of many of its acts is often jabbed at by certain sections of both the music industry and avid consumer base alike.But 2013 figures made a strong case for the show’s A&R strength with Syco emerging as the leading albums and singles label for UK-sourced repertoire.Despite dipping ratings, former X Factor contestants helped Syco claim a 13% A&R market share of UK-derived repertoire, above Polydor and Virgin, which took...
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  • New Zealand Bothers Like A Storm are Officially BEAT100 Ultimate Musicians

    Posted 1st Apr 2014 @ 10:56 am by BEAT100 in Ultimate Musician Awards

    New Zealand Bothers Like A Storm are Officially BEAT100 Ultimate Musicians
    Like A Storm are a force to be reckoned with, touring the US with infamous rock band Creed, taking on their own headline tour as well as recording on the road; these hard-working musicians are showing rock stars everywhere how it’s done. Formed of three brothers from New Zealand, Like A Storm are thriving internationally and performing alongside the biggest names in rock. Auckland based Brooks brothers, Chris, Kent and Matt, grew up playing music, but honed their skills in separate bands before joining together for a perfect family and musical union. They quickly establis...
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  • Linda & Rob Swoop the World Music Video Chart Top Spot Followed by Vinnie Vin & Sarah Sellers

    Posted 31st Mar 2014 @ 10:10 am by BEAT100 in World Music Chart

    Linda & Rob Swoop the World Music Video Chart Top Spot Followed by Vinnie Vin & Sarah Sellers
    Stealing first place in the World Music Video Chart this week is duo Linda and Rob! Their song ‘You Really do’ with its relaxing melody has collected an impressive 7500 views on BEAT100 as everybody enjoys their unique and individual sound.  Linda was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria while Rob originates from Rotterdam in the Netherlands; almost 15 years ago they met on the salsa dance floor and have been together ever since. Their diverse backgrounds lead to a mix of styles in their work; they take inspiration from African, Caribbean, Latin, Lounge...
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  • BEAT100’s Lauren Lyle is signed by BIGFoot Music!

    Posted 28th Mar 2014 @ 11:41 am by BEAT100 in Ultimate Musician Awards

    BEAT100âs Lauren Lyle is signed by BIGFoot Music!
    Congratulations to BEAT100’s own Lauren Lyle, who has, this week, been signed by record label BIGFoot Music. 24 year old Lauren, a singer/songwriter originally from Rougemont, North Carolina, was signed this week thanks to her original tracks and her fresh and catchy pop sounds. Lauren was attracted to music at a young age, first listening and singing along to Disney songs at age 6 in the car with her mother. Lauren tells us that she has loved to sing her whole life and this shows through in her pleasant tones and strong voice. It is clear that family means a lot to Lauren, sh...
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  • Jannina is This Weeks World Music Video Chart Number One Followed Closely by Jeremiah Jones & Rachel Karryn

    Posted 24th Mar 2014 @ 11:13 am by BEAT100 in World Music Chart

    Jannina is This Weeks World Music Video Chart Number One Followed Closely by Jeremiah Jones & Rachel Karryn
    Congratulations to our three winners this week, Jannina W, Jeremiah Jones and Rachel Karryn! The top spot goes to Jannina who, at 13 years old, impressed everyone with her strong vocals. Jannina first entered the entertainment business at a very young age through a modelling agency and at 11 years old changed direction when she took up singing. Born in Steinfurt,Germany, she lived there with her family before moving to Thailand where she has lived since; because of her multinational background so far she has amassed a following from across the globe. Jannina has only been...
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  • Public Enemy confirmed for Standon Calling

    Posted 21st Mar 2014 @ 12:14 pm by BEAT100 in Celebrity News

    Public Enemy confirmed for Standon Calling
    Standon Calling confirms headliner Public Enemy, plus Grandmaster Flash and more. Public Enemy are now confirmed as a main stage headliner for Standon Calling, 1st - 3rd August 2014. The groundbreaking hip-hop group joins fellow headliners Maximo Park and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls. Also added to proceedings is another hip-hop legend in Grandmaster Flash, Shapeshifter and new talents East India Youth, Young Fathers, Say Lou Lou plus more.  Adult weekend tickets for just £119 each are available now from www.standon-calling.com.  Line-up:...
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