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Lana Del Rey
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Lana Del Rey

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Grant (born 21 June 1986), better known as Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songwriter from Lake Placid, New ...

500,000 - 1,000,000
{"key":"668","name":"Lana Del Rey","bio":"Elizabeth \"Lizzy\" Grant (born 21 June 1986), better known as Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songwriter from Lake Placid, New York, United States. Del Rey is known for embellishing her songs and music videos with an eerily nostalgic vibe heavy on Americana themes, including images of surfing, Coney Island, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. She has also listed a large number of her artistic influences, including Allen Ginsberg, Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Antony and the Johnsons, actor and filmmaker John Waters, artists Mark Ryden and Marilyn Minter, and photographers Juergen Teller and Philip-Lorca diCorcia.Grant released her first professionally produced body of work in 2010, an EP entitled Kill Kill, as Lizzy Grant via Five Points Records with producer David Kahne. It was available for purchase on iTunes for a brief period before being withdrawn for unknown reasons. Soon after, Del Rey released a self-titled collection of songs, Lana Del Rey, for electronic download.In June 2011, Del Rey was signed with Stranger Records and issued the \u201cVideo Games\u201d single, and in October 2011 she signed with Interscope Records. Her next album, Born to Die, is set to be released worldwide on 31 January 2012 under Interscope. The second single and title track, \"Born to Die,\" is set for release on 22 January 2012.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/668_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}
Lily Allen
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Lily Allen

Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer/songwr...

30,000 - 75,000
{"key":"669","name":"Lily Allen","bio":"Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (n\u00e9e Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer\/songwriter, haling from London, United Kingdom and actress. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Allen left school when she was 15 and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. She started her musical career in 2002 by signing to London Records. In 2005, she made some of her recordings public on Myspace and the publicity resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings.Her first mainstream single, \"Smile\", reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought Allen a nomination at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She began hosting her own talk-show, Lily Allen and Friends, on BBC Three.Her second studio album, It's Not Me, It's You, saw a genre shift, having more of an electropop feel, rather than the ska and reggae influences of the first one. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts and was well received by critics, noting the singer's musical evolution and maturity. It spawned the hit singles \"The Fear\" and \"Fuck You\", popular mostly in Europe. Allen and Amy Winehouse have been credited with starting a process that led to the media-proclaimed \"year of the women\" in 2009 that saw five female artists making music of \"experimentalism and fearlessness\" nominated for the Mercury Prize.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/669_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 75,000"}
Lykke Li
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Lykke Li

Lykke Li (born Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson on 18 March 1986 in Ystad, Sweden) is a Swedish singer-songwriter. H...

30,000 - 50,000
{"key":"692","name":"Lykke Li","bio":"Lykke Li (born Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson on 18 March 1986 in Ystad, Sweden) is a Swedish singer-songwriter. Her music often blends elements of pop, indie rock and electronic; various instruments can also be found in her songs, including violins, synthesizers, tambourines, trumpets, saxophones and cellos. Li possesses the vocal range of a soprano.Li was raised by artistic parents (her mother was a photographer, her father is a musician). As a toddler the family moved to Stockholm. Later she lived in Portugal for five years and spent winters in Nepal and India. At one point, she worked as a dancer on Swedish TV.Li had her first success with the EP \"Little Bit\" in 2007. She later released her debut album, Youth Novels, on LL Recordings in the Nordic region on 30 January 2008, prior to a wider European release in June of the same year. The album was produced by Bj\u00f6rn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Lasse M\u00e5rt\u00e9n. It was released in the United States on 19 August 2008.On 1 March 2011, she released her sophomore effort Wounded Rhymes on her own label LL Recordings.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/692_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}
Lorde
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Lorde

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name "Lorde" (pronounced (/ˈlɔrd/) (IPA) o...

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{"key":"727","name":"Lorde","bio":"Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name \"Lorde\" (pronounced (\/\u02c8l\u0254rd\/) (IPA) or \"lord\" in standard English), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Awards winner. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, \"Royals\", in June 2013. Her d\u00e9but album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013.She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father, an Irish-New Zealander, is a civil engineer, and her mother, Sonja Yelich, a Croatian-New Zealander, is a prize-winning poet. She was raised in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland.At the age of 12, she was spotted by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan when he saw her singing in a video of a talent show at her school, Belmont Intermediate. Later, when Yelich-O'Connor was 13, Maclachlan signed her to Universal Music and, at the age of 14, she began working with their songwriters in 2012.Officially released digitally in March 2013 and on CD in May 2013, The Love Club EP features five songs, including the number one hit \"Royals\". On May 27 2013, \"Royals\" was covered on national television on the New Zealand version of The X Factor by all-girl group Gap 5, mentored by Melanie Blatt of the All Saints. \"Royals\" d\u00e9buted as a single at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 on 15 March 2013 and remained in the top position for three weeks. In the U.S. it peaked at number 1 on the Hot 100 and number 1 on both the Alternative charts (making Lorde the first female artist since Tracy Bonham to reach the top) and number 1 on the Rock charts, making her the first female artist to top the charts as a lead singer.On 8 May 2013, The Love Club EP d\u00e9buted in the number 2 position on the album chart. In August 2013, Lorde became the first woman to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States since Tracy Bonham in 1996. Following the release of \"Royals\" in the United States in June 2013, 85,000 copies were sold during a single week in July. In a subsequent interview, Lorde stated, \"I had a sneaking suspicion that it might do all right\". In November 2013, her song \"Everybody Wants to Rule the World\" was included on the soundtrack of \"the movie \"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire\" along with tracks from Coldplay, Sia, The Weeknd, Christina Aguilera, Of Monsters and Men, and Imagine Dragons among others.The \"Tennis Court\" single was released in New Zealand on 8 June 2013. The \"Tennis Court EP\" was released digitally in the UK on 7 June (due to the timezone difference) and physically on 22 June. It was played during the BBC Sport coverage of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships \u2013 Women's Singles final. On 14 June 2013, Yelich-O'Connor's second single \"Tennis Court\" d\u00e9buted at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart. In the same week, she also became the first New Zealand artist to simultaneously have four songs in the top 20 tracks of the New Zealand Top 40. Previously, Titanium held this record with three songs. 2014 - Major Awards continue Lorde's success continued in 2014, picking up major awards at:- the 56th Grammy Awards - \"Song of The Year\" for \"Royals\" and also \"Best Pop Vocal Performance\" (Los Angeles, January 2014). - the BRIT Awards - International Female Solo Artist (London, February 2014).- the inaugural iHeartRadio Awards - Best New Artist (Los Angeles, May 2014).","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/727_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Imogen Heap
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Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap (born December 9, 1977, in Havering, Outer London) is a British singer-songwriter / electronica artist. She ...

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{"key":"685","name":"Imogen Heap","bio":"Imogen Heap (born December 9, 1977, in Havering, Outer London) is a British singer-songwriter \/ electronica artist. She is known for her work as part of the musical duo Frou Frou from 2002-3, and for her solo albums, which she writes, produces, and mixes. She has released a series of solo albums including Ellipse (in 2009), a North American chart success that earned Heap two Grammy nominations and won her the Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) award.Heap grew up playing music from an early age, and by her eleventh birthday she was writing her own songs. From the age of 15, she studied at the BRIT School Of Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon, South London, recording three tracks for the school's annual CD between 1994 and 1995, \"Aliens\" being the title track of the latter.After being introduced to Nik Kershaw by his manager Mickey Modern, Heap and Kershaw recorded four demos that Mickey Modern took to Rondor Music. Consequently, a few months later Heap signed her first record contract at 18 to independent record label Almo Sounds. During 1996, Heap began working with an experimental pop band called Acacia, which featured her future collaborator Guy Sigsworth and was fronted by the singer Alexander Nilere. While never a full member of the band, Heap was a guest vocalist (as a counterpart to Nilere) and contributed to various Acacia single and album tracks in 1997. One Acacia song, \"Maddening Shroud\", would later be covered by Frou Frou.Heap enjoyed a prestigious live d\u00e9but, performing four songs (backed by friends Acacia) between sets by The Who and Eric Clapton at the 1996 Prince's Trust Concert in Hyde Park, London. Her d\u00e9but album, I Megaphone (an anagram of \"Imogen Heap\") was internationally released in 1998 on independent record label Almo Sounds and garnered critical acclaim. However, as production of the album neared completion, it was announced that the record label had been sold and would be shut down. I-Megaphone featured collaborations with Guy Sigsworth and Dave Stewart. In Japan, the regional distributor, Zora, re-released the album in 2002, featuring \"Blanket,\" her collaboration with Urban Species which was released as a single in the United Kingdom, and a Frou Frou remix of one of her B-sides, a video to which was released exclusively to Japanese media. Following the disbanding of her UK and USA record label, I Megaphone was scarce in circulation, having not been re-printed until November 2006. An independent Brazillian record label has rights to the record, and has issued limited copies, some of which are available on eBay. It has also been released through the iTunes Music Store under the Almo label.At the same time as the Japanese re-release, Heap was working on new tracks with producer Guy Sigsworth, who had collaborated on \"Getting Scared\" from I-Megaphone. Together, they formed an electro-pop group Frou Frou, releasing an album called \"Details\" and singles, \"Breathe In\", \"It's Good To Be In Love\" and \"Must Be Dreaming.\" The album was a full collaboration between the two artists. Frou Frou were approached to cover \"Holding Out for a Hero\", originally performed by Bonnie Tyler, for the soundtrack to the highly successful movie Shrek 2. An album track, \"Let Go\", was featured in the movie Garden State in 2004.In December 2003, Heap announced on her web site that she was going to write and produce her second solo album, using her site as an online blog to update fans on progress, even seeking them to be her A&R team for the lyrics to \"Daylight Robbery\". Heap set herself a deadline of one year to make the album (she booked the album mastering for December 2004), and re-mortgaged her flat to fund production costs, including the use of studio time and instruments (which she purchased as a birthday present to herself). Having been burned by previous challenges with record labels (Heap had been spurned twice by record companies, when Almo Sounds was sold and when Frou Frou's label staff focused on promoting other acts), Heap decided to form her own record label on which to release the new record. At the end of 2004, Heap premiered two album tracks online, enabling fans to pay for a digital download, entitled \"Just For Now\" (which was up for a limited time as a Christmas gift), and \"Goodnight And Go\", which had been featured on the second season of hit US TV drama The O.C. In April 2005, The O.C. season two finale featured another track, the sparse vocodered-vocal track, \"Hide And Seek\". The track was released immediately to digital download services such as iTunes where it became an instant fixture in the chart. The track was released as a digital download on the 5th July 2005 in the UK and peaked at #8 on the iTunes download chart.The album, entitled \"Speak For Yourself\" was then released in the UK on July 18th 2005 on her own record label, Megaphonic Records. The album was also released on iTunes UK, where it entered the top 10, selling strongly. \"Hide And Seek\" also received radio attention from the popular UK radio station BBC Radio One, with DJ Scott Mills featuring it as his \"Record of the Week\", and provoking strong reactions (\"love it or hate it\") from other DJs at the station. Due to popular demand, the track was commercially released on a special limited edition (1500 copies were printed) 7\" vinyl in the UK in September. Speak For Yourself was licensed to Sony BMG imprint RCA Victor in August 2005, enabling the record to be released in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It was released in those territories in November, and Heap appeared on the Hotel Cafe Tour promoting the record. Imogen also performed \"Goodnight And Go\" on The Late Show with David Letterman on January 11, 2006. Heap is slated to continue touring in 2006 in the US and UK to support the record.As well as TV soundtracks (Frou Frou and Heap's solo records have been featured in shows as varied as The O.C. to CSI, among others), Heap has also contributed solo tracks to movie soundtracks. Her cover of the song \"Spooky\" (made famous by the band Classics IV, and previously covered by Dusty Springfield) for the soundtrack to the Reese Witherspoon movie Just Like Heaven. Heap also wrote a special track entitled \"Can't Take It In\" for the soundtrack to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She has also appeared on the second soundtrack for the HBO television series \"Six Feet Under\", entitled \"Six Feet Under Vol. 2: Everything Ends\" with a 50-second track that closed the Season 4 episode \"I'm A Lonely Little Petunia (In An Onion Patch)\". Three versions were recorded and are available from Heap's official web site.In addition to producing her own records, she has also produced a track for Nik Kershaw and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Joshua Radin, Jeff Beck, Temposhark, LHB, Way Out West, Jon Bon Jovi, Mich Gerber, Sean Lennon, Urban Species, Blue October, Jon Hopkins and Acacia.Heap's 2009 album 'Ellipse' features Canvas, Aha! and Half Life. Sites: Twitterwww.imogenheap.com","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/685_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Bat for Lashes
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Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes is a pseudonym of Brighton, UK, based singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / visual artist Natasha K...

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{"key":"684","name":"Bat for Lashes","bio":"Bat for Lashes is a pseudonym of Brighton, UK, based singer-songwriter \/ multi-instrumentalist \/ visual artist Natasha Khan (b. 25 Oct 1979, in Hertfordshire, England). She made her d\u00e9but with single The Wizard (May 2006, She Bear\/Drowned In Sound), following with albums Fur And Gold (Sept 2006, Echo), Two Suns (Apr 2009, Echo\/Parlophone), and her latest album is The Haunted Man (Oct 2012, Echo\/Parlophone).Khan graduated Brighton University, in music and visual arts, where her experimental multi-media \/ installation \/ animation \/ performance art's influences spanned tape loop \/ effects pioneer Steve Reich and installation \/ performance artist Susan Hiller. Afterwards, when working as a nursery school teacher, she began writing for her d\u00e9but. \"Whenever I'm writing music it's a very visual place in my mind,\" she said, \"It has a location full of characters and colours and landscapes, so those two things really complement each other, and they help the other one to blossom and support the other. They are like brother and sister.\" Bat for Lashes music has been likened to that of Bj\u00f6rk (who herself attended Khan's early gigs), PJ Harvey, Annie Lennox, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.\"The Wizard\" was primarily released on 7-inch from Khan's own She Bear label and subsequently Fur and Gold on Echo. In 2007, she was honoured with a ASCAP Vanguard Award and selected to open the prestigious ASCAP Presents\u2026 2007, 14 Mar in Austin, TX, USA (an industry showcase, within SXSW 2007). Later, via a small Manimal Vinyl Fur and Gold pressing (May 2007), Bat for Lashes transferred to Parlophone. She appeared at Glastonbury 2007 (23 June).In July 2007, Fur and Gold, Joe's Pub, NYC, on 1 May 2007 recordings and a Plaid remix, yielded EP What's A Girl To Do? (7 Jul 2007, EMI). Then on the 17th, the album's 2007 Mercury Prize nomination was announced - despite being a UK media favourite to win, it lost to Klaxons' Myths of the Near Future. 25 Jul 2007, at Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY was the fist gig of a three month North American tour, interrupted only by European festival appearances.In 2008, Bat for Lashes was nominated for Brit Awards ('Best British Breakthrough Act' and 'Best British Female'), her distinctive What's a Girl to Do? video brought her to prominence and, starting with Malahide Castle, Dublin, IE, on 6 Jun 2008, she toured with Radiohead for a month, opening more than a dozen European shows. Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure (Oct 2008, Manimal Vinyl), included her cover of A Forest.The lead single for her second album was \"Daniel\" and released in March. On 23 February, Khan revealed in an interview on radio station XFM that the cover for the single had been shot on Brighton beach, near her home. She also designed a limited edition cover for Fact Magazine which coincided with an interview she did for them. Bat for Lashes released her second album Two Suns in April 2009, which received comparisons to the work of Stevie Nicks, Dolores O'Riordan and Fleetwood Mac. Bat for Lashes live backing during the Two Suns tours, as March 2009, included among others: Ben Christophers, Charlotte Hatherley and Sarah Jones (drums - of New Young Pony Club). She appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. She performed an acoustic version of the single, \"Daniel,\" and also covered \"Use Somebody\" by Kings of Leon. Her first appearance on US broadcast television was 1 May 2009 on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing the song \"Daniel\". On May 15, 2009 she appeared on NPR (World Cafe) where she performed \"Daniel\", \"Moon and Moon (piano only) and Prescilla\".On June 13, 2012 Bat for Lashes announced the title of her upcoming third studio album \"The Haunted Man\" to be released in October. The album was produced, as with Fur And Gold and Two Suns, by Faultline. While not performing as well in Europe as Two Suns, The Haunted Man was her highest charting album in the US to date, at #64. Singles \"Laura\", \"All Your Gold\", \"A Wall\", and \"Lilies\" followed.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/684_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
The Magnetic Fields
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The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields is a New York-based group fronted by Stephin Merritt. Recent albums released under the name "The Mag...

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{"key":"713","name":"The Magnetic Fields","bio":"The Magnetic Fields is a New York-based group fronted by Stephin Merritt. Recent albums released under the name \"The Magnetic Fields\" usually consist of synth-pop music in a 1980s style underlying clever lyrics which are often heavily ironic. While synth-pop often forms the foundation of their music, The Magnetic Fields' music borrows from many other styles, notably country, folk and indie pop.The band was originally formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990 by friends Merritt and (percussionist\/pianist\/vocalist) Claudia Gonson. While 1991's Distant Plastic Trees and 1992's The Wayward Bus (now most easily available together as a compilation, The Wayward Bus \/ Distant Plastic Trees) are sung by Susan Anway, all subsequent albums are principally sung by Merritt himself.Longtime members include: Gonson, (cellist) Sam Davol, and (banjo player\/guitarist) John Woo. Contributors include (but are not limited to) the singers Susan Anway, Dudley Klute, Shirley Simms, and LD Beghtol, and the accordionist\/writer Daniel Handler (famous for writing the childrens' books A Series of Unfortunate Events under the alias Lemony Snicket).Their most popular and best-selling album to date is 69 Love Songs issued on Merge Records as a triple album filled with many fairly short songs that are reminiscent of early Beatles productions.The album is notable for its employment of many unorthodox musical arrangements and downright impressive quantity of material presented. Instruments used on this album include the ukulele, banjo, accordion, cello, mandolin, piano, flute, xylophone guitars, various percussion instruments, and a standard setup of synths and effects. It features several guest vocalists on several different tracks. The album is a three CD set, released in the US as three separate albums (also available as a boxed set) and in the UK as a triple album.The album i (2004, Nonesuch Records) continues Merritt's fixation on the concept album, with each of the 14 songs beginning with the letter (and often the pronoun) \"I\".The most recent album, entitled Distortion, was released through Nonesuch on the 15th January 2008 and introduced noise pop to the array of styles utilized in their music. The album's release was followed by a sold-out U.S. tour starting in February.Stephin Merritt is involved in several other musical projects: The 6ths (featuring different guest performers on every track), The Gothic Archies (songs dealing humorously with dark themes) and Future Bible Heroes (with music written by Chris Ewen)http:\/\/www.houseoftomorrow.com\/","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/713_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Kate Bush
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Kate Bush

Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Welling, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English sing...

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{"key":"671","name":"Kate Bush","bio":"Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Welling, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English singer and songwriter known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit \"Wuthering Heights\", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks and the first UK number one by female artist with a self-penned song. Kate will make again UK chart history in 2014 by becoming the first female to score eight albums on the UK Official Albums Chart simultaneously.Whilst learning the violin and piano at St. Joseph's Convent Grammar, she caught the ear of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour who funded some demos, ultimately leading to a deal with EMI (Pink Floyd's ultimate record company through the progressive Harvest imprint) when she was sixteen. Over the next two years EMI allowed her to hone her talents to and to finish school without releasing any material\u2013while maintaining an exclusive contract. Bush's first releases were in 1978 with the single Wuthering Heights (which went to number 1 in the UK) followed by the album The Kick Inside.Even from her earliest works, featuring piano as a primary instrument, Bush wove together many diverse influences, melding classical music, rock, and a wide range of folk sources, producing a unique amalgam which has continued throughout her career. Later recordings have moved farther from a rock base, however, notably with the release of The Dreaming in 1982, where she experimented heavily with the then-new technology of sampling.Recorded in the same sessions as Bush\u2019s reworking of old material, Director's Cut, 50 Words For Snow comprises seven songs \u201cset against a background of falling snow.\u201d The album was released through the singer\u2019s personal imprint, Fish People, on November 21, 2011. It was Kate Bush's 10th studio album. Kate Bush has tackled sensitive and taboo subjects long before it had become fashionable to do so; \"Kashka From Baghdad\" is a song about a gay male couple; \"Breathing\" explores the results of nuclear fallout. Her lyrics are often literate and reference a wide array of subject matter, some of which is relatively obscure, such as Wilhelm Reich in \"Cloudbusting\", or G.I. Gurdjieff in \"Them Heavy People\".The lush arrangements, complex production and intelligent, thoughtful lyrics found in her work can sometimes mask the fact that Kate Bush is a peculiarly witty writer and that comedy is not only a big influence on her \u2014 she has cited Monty Python, Woody Allen, Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones as particular favourites \u2014 but also a significant component of her work. In addition to her British peers, Bush has reportedly cited American musicians Frank Zappa and Devo as musical influences.As a vocalist, she has also provided backing vocals or duets with Peter Gabriel, Roy Harper, Big Country and others. She is often cited as an influence on later artists, most especially female singers such as Jane Siberry, Happy Rhodes and Tori Amos.Kate Bush has collected two Ivor Novello awards: in 1979 'Outstanding British Lyric' for \"The Man With The Child In His Eyes\" and 'Outstanding Contribution To British Music As A Songwriter' in 2002. In 1987 she scooped 'Best British Female Artist' at the Brit Awards. In 2001, Kate won Q Magazine's 'Classic Songwriter' award, revealing an unlikely fan in John Lydon who announced, in his acceptance speech for the 'Inspirational Artist Award,' \"I'd like to say hello to Kate Bush, thank you, your music is f****ng brilliant\".Kate's song \"Running Up That Hill\", from the 1985 album Hounds Of Love, has been covered by Placebo on a number of dates during their 2006 tour. The Futureheads, released a version of Kate's \"Hounds of Love\" as a single, which did rather well. Early in 2014, Kate Bush announced her first tour for 35 years - the last being in 1979 when she performed the \u201cTour of Life\u201d, a gruelling series of gigs that concluded with a concert at the Hammersmith Odeon. Tickets for the new tour went on sale on March 28, 2014 and all 22 dates sold out in less than 15 mins. In response, Kate published a message on her website - \u201cI am completely overwhelmed and genuinely shocked by the incredibly positive response from everyone.\u00a0 Thank you!\u201d. The tour, entitled \u201cBefore the Dawn\u201d, started on Tuesday August 26, 2014 and ran through August and September 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo venue in the UK. The closing date was October the 1st.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/671_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Fiona Apple
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Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple (Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart, born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her albu...

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{"key":"676","name":"Fiona Apple","bio":"Fiona Apple (Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart, born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her albums, Tidal (1996), When the Pawn... (1999), Extraordinary Machine (2005) and The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012), have sold over five million copies worldwide.Born in Manhattan, New York, United States, Apple made her break into the music industry when a friend, who babysat for a record executive, handed her employer a demo. Apple's husky voice, nimble piano skills, and mature lyrics got the attention of Sony executive Andy Slater, who signed her to a record deal.In 1996, Apple's debut album Tidal was released by a subsidiary of Sony. The album went on to sell 3 million copies (certified triple platinum) domestically.\"Criminal,\" the third single from Tidal, became Apple's breakthrough hit. The song garnered a great deal of attention, in part for its suggestive lyrics (\"I've been a bad, bad girl\u2026\") but also for the controversial music video, directed by Mark Romanek. The video featured a waifish, half-dressed Apple surrounded by the aftermath of a party, including unconscious party-goers. The video received heavy rotation on VH-1 and MTV and gained the singer immediate notoriety. Years later, Apple said, \"I wasn't (comfortable). And you can see that in the video. It's not sexy. It's disturbing.\"Other singles from Tidal included \"Sleep to Dream,\" \"Shadowboxer,\" \"Never is a Promise,\" and \"The First Taste.\" In 1998, she contributed two tracks to the Pleasantville soundtrack, \"Please Send Me Someone to Love\" and a cover of the Beatles hit \"Across the Universe\". In 1999, Apple's second album was released with the name \"WHEN THE PAWN Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He'll Win The Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters The Ring There's No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand And Remember That Depth Is The Greatest Of Heights And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where To Land And If You Fall It won't Matter 'Cuz You'll Know That You're Right\" but it has just been commonly called \"When the Pawn.\" This album released the singles \"Fast As You Can,\" \"Limp,\" and \"Paper Bag.\" A third album, Extraordinary Machine, which was produced by Jon Brion, was submitted to Sony executives in May 2003. Sony was reportedly unenthusiastic about the finished product, and the project was shelved for over two years. In 2004 and 2005, tracks were leaked on the Internet in MP3 format and played on U.S. and international radio; subsequently, MP3s of the entire album, believed produced by Brion (although he later claimed the leaked tracks were \"tweaked\" beyond his own work), went online. Although a website distributing the album was quickly taken offline via the DMCA copyright law, they soon reached P2P networks and were downloaded by fans.In August 2005, the album was given a release date for October. Production had been completed by Mike Elizondo (though known for his work with hip-hop artists such as Dr. Dre, he had previously played bass for Apple on Pawn) and co-produced by electronica experimentalist Brian Kehew. Spin Magazine later reported: \"Fans erroneously thought that Apple's record label, Epic, had rejected the first version of Extraordinary Machine\u2026 in reality, according to Elizondo, Apple was unhappy with the results, and it was her decision to redo the record, not her label's.\" Two of the eleven previous leaked tracks were relatively unchanged, nine were completely retooled, and one new song was also included. According to Elizondo, \"Everything was done from scratch.\" Upon its release, the album became the highest-charting album of Apple's career (debuting at number seven), and before the end of 2005 had sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone.It was revealed in late 2005 that Sony was initially unhappy with the work, and Apple and Brion sought to rework the album. Sony made caveats on the process, to which Apple balked. After a long period of waiting, she began an attempt to rework the album with close friend Kehew (also a friend and former roommate of Jon Brion). Elizondo was brought back as co-producer to complete the tracks he had begun with Brion and Apple. Despite suggestions that the album had caused a rift between Brion and Apple, they regularly perform together at Largo, a club in Los Angeles, including a joint appearance with Elizondo on bass just before the news broke of an official release. Apple went on a live tour to support the album in late 2005, and from early 2006 supported Coldplay on their tour of North America. The album has yielded four singles: \"Parting Gift,\" \"O' Sailor,\" \"Not About Love,\" and \"Get Him Back.\"In 2006, a special edition version of \"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas\" was released, with Fiona Apple contributing a version of \"Sally's Song.\"In January 2010, Fiona Apple and Jon Brion performed together at \"Love and Haiti, Too: A Music Benefit\", a charity concert for the people hurt by the Haiti Earthquake. Fiona sang a cover of \"(S)he's Funny That Way\", composed by Neil Moret, lyrics by Richard Whiting, which is often associated with the singer Billie Holiday.In June 2010, Fiona released a song titled \"So Sleepy\" produced by Jon Brion written by children involved with the non-profit organization 826LA. The song will be included on a compilation album released by the organization titled Chickens in Love. She also collaborated with Margaret Cho on Cho's album Cho Dependent.The Every Single Night Songfacts reports that Apple began recording new material for her fourth album The Idler Wheel\u2026 in the late 2000s, keeping her sessions secret, even from her label, Epic Records. She opted to produce the album with her touring drummer, Charley Drayton, rather than her longtime collaborator Jon Brion. Executives at Epic only discovered that Apple had recorded an album in early 2012, when she presented it to them. It will be released on June 19, 2012.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/676_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"200,000 - 350,000"}
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