Seattle (August 6, 2015) – American Idol Season 11 Finalist, Jeremy Rosado, is releasing his full length album “Heartbeat” on August 28th, 2015. Jeremy’s first radio single is titled “Speed of Love” featuring rapper Canon, and it is available to radio worldwide through the PlayMPE music system. The album is produced by Nashville-based writer/producer Aaron Rice (Mandisa, tobyMac, Jaci Velazquez, Jason Castro). Jeremy will be touring in the Southeast United States in August/September with members of TagHouse Music, and on the West Coast in September/October with NewReleaseToday.com. Tour dates will be available onhttp://officialjeremyrosado.com
Jeremy Rosado comes from a big Puerto Rican family who loves celebrating together. Jeremy is the singer, the musical one in the family. From a young age he sang for family events, and then one day he saw American Idol on TV and made the goal to be on it. After four separate auditions, Jeremy thought he might give up on the dream. One more opportunity came around, but it was a formidable one. He had to beat 12,000 people who showed up that day for the American Idol Season 11 audition in Savannah, Georgia. Jeremy not only made the cut, but captured the audience and finished the TV show as finalist #12, alongside roommate Colton Dixon, and as a favorite of Jennifer Lopez. “Jeremy has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard,” said Ms. Lopez.
Since the show, Jeremy has been working hard touring, teaching, leading worship at his church in Tampa, Florida, and even refining his already jaw-dropping voice. In 2013, Jeremy released the single “Don’t Be Afraid” with friend Pablo Villatoro, formerly of Group 1 Crew. And after a year of writing in Nashville, he teamed up with producer Aaron Rice to create his new album “Heartbeat”. The album is being released through Seattle-based Save the City Records and in partnership withTagHouse Music in Nashville, and distributed by Provident Distribution, a division of Sony Music.
Seattle (May 5th, 2015) – Save The City Records is proud to announce the signing of the rock band “The Exchange”. This young rock band consisting of brothers Britt (vocals) and Jack Espinosa (drums) and Tyler Mays (bass) have been touring together for over four years. With three singles having been spun on Air-1, K-Life, and Effect radio in the past two years, The Exchange has captured the hearts of their audience with their genuine passion, authentic attitude, captivating performances, and quality lyrics.
“The Exchange is a keeper.” – New ReleaseTuesday
“…lyrically and sonically The Exchange covers such a diverse range of topics, styles and genres that you can hardly get tired of listening to over and over again.” – BreatheCast
Tried and true from over 100+ tour dates in 2014, The Exchange is back and ready to deliver something fresh and exciting to the music industry. With Britt Espinosa at the helm of the lead vocals, the band has already released the song “Spin”, the first track off their full-length release coming in October 2015. “Spin” is currently available on Spotify. Look for the music video of their new radio single “Heartbeat” at the end of May 2015.
Seattle (April 30, 2015) – Save the City Records is proud to announce that Jonathan Singh has become part of its roster. Jonathan is a talented worship leader, singer/songwriter, and producer based out of Sugarland Texas. Jonathan leads worship at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, one of the fastest growing churches in America according to Outreach magazine, and he’s releasing his first full length album on May 19th.
Jonathan has worked with several “new generation” artists in Christian music including Beckah Shae, and his latest collaboration is with Je’kob, a song entitled “Tell the World” on the new album. The themes on the record come from Matthew 5:14-16 as Jonathan explains, “City Love Music means to be a City on a hill, to Love God, Love People, and to make Music that inspires. It has now become my mission statement. So many people have been broken including myself but God can always put us back together. I hope you are blessed by these songs and they encourage you in a positive way.” Jonathan has a tendency for pop melodies, yet his heart of worship comes through, making several of the tracks accessible for congregational worship. “Nothing Worth More” is a song that Jonathan has been using with his own congregation to which he has had a powerful response. “Alive Forevermore” is contemplative yet upbeat, expressing hope that we will be with God forever, becoming an anthem of worship. “You Stay” is a central part of the album theme as it’s about how God always loves us, no matter whether we come or go in our walk with him. “You Stay” is a pop single that is available for listening now on Spotify and as a pre-order single on iTunes until the album is available on May 19th.
About Save the City Records
Derek Hoiem had a vision to assist musicians in local churches, and having been a software designer for Microsoft, he knew that the digital wave would bring massive change to the music industry. He started in 2003 developing and recording local talent around the Seattle area. After recording and working with indie artists for about 5 years, in 2008, Hoiem launched Save the City Records as a national brand. After garnering critical acclaim on iTunes and media outlets, Save the City Records landed a distribution deal with Provident Distribution. Over the last several years, the company has picked up more artists who have been featured on iTunes, played on national radio, ranked on the Billboard charts, and featured at national music festivals.
As we roll into fall, many students are making their ways back into the classroom. This can become grueling after awhile, so we’ve compiled a list of the 5 songs from our artists to make it easier. Pick these songs up on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play!
5. 5ive | I’ll Go (feat. We Are Leo)
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4. Red Coalescence | Be Real
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3. Rachael Messini | Free
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2. Archers Rise | Sway With Me
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1. Je’kob | I Believe
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Seattle, Washington (August 26, 2014) – Rachael Messini from “The Washington Projects” and formerly of the decorated trio “Souljahz,” releases her new solo album today on Save the City Records. The project, titled Honestly, is a diverse set of tracks highlighting Rachael’s abilities as a singer, songwriter, and state-of-the-art rapper.
In her new album, Rachael writes heartfelt lyrics about her journey as a longtime music industry veteran, about being a mother, and about keeping faith in a lost, modern culture. The album also features many popular urban Christian artists including Canon, Beleaf, Deraj, and her own brother Je’kob.
Rachael, along with her brother Je’kob, came on the music scene at a young age. When she was in the eigth grade, their family’s part-time music group “Souljahz” got a chance to go overseas to Aachen Germany and record their first full length album with a young producer who they met through a family friend. As soon as they returned to the states, their father took the finished album to the ASCAP offices. After a couple meetings, they found themselves sitting in the offices of Jimmy Iovine, the CEO of Interscope Records. The group received offers from several powerhouse labels including Interscope, Warner Bros. & Atlantic Records. In 2000, after lengthy negotiations, they ended up inking a deal with Warner Bros. As “Souljahz,” they performed alongside the likes of No Doubt, Nelly, Counting Crows, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Boyz II Men and Erykah Badu on a cross country tour in support of their major label debut “The Fault Is History.” Television features followed on CNN Headline News, E!, Billboard, The WB, plus a slot on Sessions@AOL beside Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. But even with the tremendous amount of buzz and overwhelming fanfare, red tape soon wrapped itself around the burgeoning band, putting a long delay on what would’ve been its sophomore CD.
In 2006, the group re-emerged independently as The Washington Projects. They have since released three albums, Commanders Of The Resistance in 2007, Light Up The Dark in 2010, both independently, then the double-album Space Time Continuum with Save the City Records in 2012, all of which garnered acclaim and rave reviews. The Washington Projects continue to tour nationally and internationally, traveling twice to war zones in Iraq to entertain the troops, as well as headlining a tour to Italy alongside The Nappy Roots.
In 2011 Rachael took a few years off to start a family. This new chapter in her life was essentially the beginning of the making of her new album. Honestly is authentic and real, as it speaks about life’s lessons and what she has been through over the past decade. “So much of my life has changed since I began doing music. During the making of this album I went through a time of major self-discovery, learning to listen to God’s voice alone, and to trust the vision He’s given me. God told me to be honest, so that’s exactly what I did. There was no game plan, no gimmicks, just me and the music. It took some time, but you can’t rush things that need time to grow. The process of making this record has grown me more than I can put into words. While I thought I was making it, it was really making me.”
Rachael’s album Honestly is available through select digital outlets and through Provident Distribution.
BOISE, IDAHO—In a massive expansion of its online radio offerings, NewReleaseTuesday.com–the largest site online for Christian music and entertainment–has grown from one online radio station to three, marking the beginning of the NRT Radio Network.
The network–created by NRT President/Founder Kevin McNeese and managed by newly hired Program Director Travis Culver who brings nearly 10 years of radio, social media and music programming expertise to the team–is made possible by a strategic partnership and sponsorship agreement with Rain On Me Productions and its subsidiary companies, Jam The Hype and Save The City Records.
Starting Aug. 14, NRT’s first online radio station, NRT Radio One, will be joined by Jam The Hype radio as the network’s urban/hip-hop station, as well as a brand-new electronic dance music station, NRT Radio Remix.
“The music landscape is changing rapidly in musical tastes, and through this partnership, we’re helping the Christian market stay relevant by bringing urban and EDM music to listeners,” said Derek Hoiem, CEO of Rain On Me Productions, “Our artists on Save The City, as well as others in these fast-growing genres, will now have an outlet on the premier Christian music destination on the Web, which is critical for reaching a Millennial audience.”
Listeners can access all three stations at the newly relaunched www.NRTRadio.com, along with the brand new NRT Radio Network app, available soon on the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android users, respectively. The app also features NRT’s breaking news social media feeds and its exclusive New Album Preview stream.
In addition to movement on the broadcasting side, NRT’s production and syndication division continues to grow with the addition of Jam The Hype’s weekly syndicated two-hour show, Jam The Hype Live with Chris Chicago alongside a brand new Urban edition of the Weekly News Minute featuring Ellie Andrews.
Jam The Hype Live with Chris Chicago is the 5th full-length program offered by NRT, joining top-notch shows such as The Reconstruction with David Thulin (EDM), Sunday Morning Drive with Brenton Miles (progressive worship), The Z-Rock Revolution with Josh Ashton (rock/alternative), as well as the in-depth interview show NRT Insider with Bill Lurwick. These programs, along with other smaller daily and weekly segments, are free and available to both commercial and non-commercial terrestrial and online stations at nrt.cc/freeradio.
“We are dedicated to changing the way people discover Christian music through radio,” concludes McNeese. “We’re excited to see what the future holds as we refocus and triple our efforts for our listeners.”
NewReleaseTuesday.com (http://www.NewReleaseTuesday.com) launched in August of 2002 and offers the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming releases online, exclusive artist interviews, commentary from a variety of columnists, New Christian Music PodCasts and the latest in Christian entertainment news. It is also the home to the NRTeam, an online music community that maintains the largest online databases of Christian artist profiles, album reviews and more.
About Rain On Me Productions and Save The City Records:
Rain On Me Productions is the parent company of Jam The Hype and Jam the City Internet radio, and Save the City Records. In 1997, Derek Hoiem had a vision to assist musicians in local churches, and having been a software designer for Microsoft, he knew that the digital wave would bring massive change to the music industry. After investigating music business models, he found that record labels were necessary but needed to change by adopting the indie wave. After recording and working with indie artists for about 5 years, in 2008, Hoiem launched Save the City Records as a national brand. After garnering critical acclaim on iTunes and media outlets, Save the City Records landed a distribution deal with Provident Distribution. Over the last several years, the company has picked up more artists who have been featured on iTunes, played on national radio, ranked on the Billboard charts, and featured at national music festivals.