One of Today’s Hottest Producers and Songwriters You May Not Have Heard Of: Aaron Pearce Ready to Shake Up 2018

One of Today’s Hottest Producers and Songwriters You May Not Have Heard Of:  Aaron Pearce  Ready to Shake Up 2018

As many great producers and songwriters can attest, working behind the scenes allows them to truly devote all their energy to their craft and help develop some of the extraordinary talent artists possess. But with his latest company ClassicModern Entertainment, Aaron Pearce has been stepping out to show off some of his creative skills that have made him one of the most in-demand hitmakers in today’s music industry.

Aaron Pearce is a Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum producer/songwriter. He has written and produced for artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Justin Bieber, Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, Tori Kelly, Brian McKnight, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Celine Dion, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope, Jonny Lang, New Kids On the Block, Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Boyz II Men – just to name a few. Producing records that have sold in excess of over 20 million albums worldwide throughout his career thus far, he has had 9 Billboard 200 #1 Albums and many #1 Albums and songs in multiple Billboard genre categories worldwide, as well as many top songs at radio in multiple chart formats from Pop to R&B to Country to Gospel to Dance and beyond.

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Pearce has also won and been nominated for multiple Grammy, Juno, Dove, NAACP, Soultrain, Stellar, BET, Kids Choice, and MTV Video awards over his career. As he continues to craft hits for today’s stars, he’s now developing the next generation of artists and hitmaking producers and songwriters through his partnership with Writerslist in Nashville, TN and his company ClassicModern Entertainment. Together they are quickly putting together a roster of stellar talent and a catalog of hit songs to impact the music world and beyond in a very big way!

And with some of his latest collaborations including Kelly Clarkson, Isac Elliot, Olivia Holt, Fifth Harmony, Tori Kelly, Katy Tiz, Ricky Martin, Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of The Voice), Brian McKnight, Clay Walker, Erika Jayne from RHOBH, and TV projects including Fox TV’s “Empire” and “Star”, the Netfilx TV show and soundtrack Beat Bugs Netflix and more to come, 2018 will surely be an exciting year!

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Annamaria Attending 4th Annual Event “The Soirée” At The B.B. King Blues Club, NYC This Saturday, January 27th

Annamaria Attending 4th Annual Event “The Soirée” At The B.B. King Blues Club, NYC This Saturday, January 27th

As the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards get ready to make their return to NYC, NYC based Singer/Songwriter Annamaria is ready to kick off the celebration as she hits the red carpet for the 4th Annual Soirée at the world famous B.B. King Blues Club (237 W 42nd St, New York, NY)!

THE SOIREE is The Music Industry’s Annual Kick-off Gala during GRAMMY Weekend, and has quickly become one of the most anticipated leading annual music industry events. Bringing together Grammy Nominees and Winners, music industry executives, major labels, managers, producers, licensors, agents, celebrities and industry influencers – bringing the young star right in the center of celebration!

This year’s Honoree at the Gala will be famed singer/actress/advocate Dionne Warwick, who will be receiving the “Living Legend” Award. Past honorees and attendees have also included former Tour Manager to Elvis Presley – Joe Esposito, and Motown’s first A&R Executive, Singer/Songwriter and producer Mickey Stevenson!

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The city has breathed new life, and taking center stage with poise beyond her years is 17yr old Annamaria!

The Singer/Songwriter has been honing her craft for as long as she can remember, saying “I always listened to music and wondered what my own words would sound like along with it. One day I finally sang and played along with a song on the radio…and I was hooked!

Working with Emmy Award-winning producer/singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eren Cannata (son of Billy Joel saxophonist Richie Cannata), she has been writing and producing music – all original, radio-ready, and all immediately viable. Pairing the two was not coincidental, but a canny move by the young talent’s manager – John Casale. “I wanted a producer who’d be sensitive to Annamaria’s music and serve it well. Richie was the one, his experience and taste shows in every note.” Adds Cannata, “Eren and Annamaria have worked so well together. She’s the most prolific young artist we have worked with in years. She is on her way to great success in this industry!”.

With her latest release “Affection”, she’s begun sending out to the world her own brand of fresh new R&B and Soul laden pop music with a distinctly powerful vocal edge. “Kiss me, love me, like no one’s in the room // You miss me, you want me, then show me you do // Need your love and attention, all your affection” sings Annamaria in the sleek and passionate track the brings her smooth vocal tones to the forefront over a subtle yet powerful backing track.

Though she lists her favorite artists as Tori Kelly, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Demi Lovato, and Christina Aguilera – her own music remains truly original. And with a full record release imminent along with groundwork being laid for her first tour, it won’t be long until Annamaria’s music is everywhere.

Now, as she gets ready to head to one of the biggest GRAMMY® Week events in NYC and continue connecting with the Music Industry’s best and brightest at the 4th Annual Soirée at B.B. King Blues Club, there seems to be a lot more in store for her as 2018 progresses.

 To Purchase Annamaria’s Latest Single “Affection” via iTunes, VISIT:

LISTEN: Annamaria’s “Affection” via Spotify

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Instagram: @AnnamariaaOfficial

Twitter: @AnnamariasMusic





 Long Island, NY (January, 2018) — Long Island’s Party 105.3FM is seeking to add NEW TALENT to the morning-mix for the station’s first local morning show in over eight years.

Are you the life of the Party?

Do people say you have a great personality?

Can you WAKE UP EARLY? (#realtalk)

This is your SHOT to show what you GOT!

The rules are simple:

Post a video on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter illustrating why you’re the next SUPERSTAR! Tag @Party105 and use #Party105Superstar to be entered.

If you are selected, you’ll be on your way to becoming the next BIG THING on Long Island alongside Party105’s host Just Joe.

Just Joe is the Program Director and On-Air Personality on Party105 – he has been part of this team for 4 years. Starting as a nightclub DJ, he’s rocked parties from NYC to LA and genres from Hip Hop to EDM. Catch him performing consistently at local venues and every weekday morning on Party105.

On the upcoming Superstar search, Joe says “I’m excited to be putting together the next morning show on Party105! I can’t wait to see all the talented people from Long Island. It’s truly going to be an exciting experience!

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“An Evening With RADD®” – The Entertainment Industry’s Voice For Road Safety – Celebrates The Return of the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards To New York On January 24 At The DL Featuring Live Performances by Hollis Brown, Sir Cadian Rhythm, Susan Ruth, Bria Lee, Brian Owens And More

“An Evening With RADD®” – The Entertainment Industry’s Voice For Road Safety –  Celebrates The Return of the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards To New York On January 24 At The DL Featuring Live Performances by Hollis Brown, Sir Cadian Rhythm, Susan Ruth, Bria Lee, Brian Owens And More


With the 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards fast approaching and making their return to New York City at MSG – RADD®, together with MD25 Entertainment is getting ready for their official GRAMMY® party at The DL (95 DELANCEY ST, NEW YORK, NY, 10002) in an effort to continue advocacy for “The use of designated drivers, rideshare services, and control behind the wheel, making responsible behavior the norm”.






 Credited by the US Department of Transportation with saving young lives, RADD® promotes lifestyle solutions to avoid drunk and drug-impaired driving and riding among ages 14-34. Produced by First Spear Media Group, the evening is set to include major emerging music talents from NY to Nashville together with special guests to support an important cause that affects so many young lives. Guests can expect great LIVE music, food, beverages, and FUN in celebration of the GRAMMYS®!



Hollis Brown

Hollis Brown ( has been making waves in recent years, extensively touring America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Counting Crows, Citizen Cope, The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and more. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, and Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis. The independent act has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2009. They released their debut album Ride On The Train on Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry), garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and American Songwriter. Their next album is slated for a spring 2018 release.

Sir Cadian Rhythm

Sir Cadian Rhythm ( kicked open the doors of rock and roll in their home state of New York opening for Billboard Hot 100 artist, Andy Grammer. Finding inspiration from groups like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and Coldplay – it led to the discovery and shaping of their own, individual sound, which infuses pop with alt rock. Consistently releasing new music ever since, lead vocalist, Jack Weppler; guitarist, Alex Laudani; bassist, Richie Cluxton; keyboard and trombonist, Matthew Carlin and drummer, Micah Cowher, continue to reveal an unmatched mix of loose cannon riffs and supremely catchy melodies that keep so many adoring audiences around the country coming back for more.

Susan Ruth

Singer/Songwriter Susan Ruth ( released two critically acclaimed albums, “How To Say Goodbye” (2001) and “Surfacing to Breathe” (2003) (which features many of Peter Gabriel’s key band mates), following her debut album, the “Horse of a Different Color EP” (1998). She served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences as a Performing Songwriter and in 2006, moved to Nashville, TN. Here, she continues to write in Pop, Country, Rock, AAA and Euro Dance Genres for artists, film and television. She’s had cuts with Derin Togar, Hannah Grey Ellis, Ali Isabella and Nicole Henry, to name a few, and currently writes with many of Nashville’s top hit makers. Susan’s songs have featured on MTV Road Rules and independent films. She has also won several awards nationally, including Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in the Seattle Area Music awards and Album of the Year in the LA XM Radio DIY awards. also named her Artist of the Year and she was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, as well as CMT/NSAI Song contest.

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Republic Records recording artist and songwriter, Bria Lee, has been performing on stages around the world, including the main stages of Salzburg Music Festival and the international Academy of music festival in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy and Stonewall Inn, Fat Cat and many other places in NYC. The NY based singer/songwriter is also a classically trained pianist, crafting her skill at the very prestigious Manhattan school of music and the New England conservatory of Music. Since her signing at republic she has been writing and producing originals with the likes of Corte Ellis, Sean C, DJ Affect, Jerry Wonda, Canion lamb, Big D, JRell, Rob Grimaldi and Good breed. Her first single is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2018.

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Owens ( is a vibrantly vintage artist who follows the groove gospel of classic 1960s and 1970s soul with a heavy dose of traditional quartet stylings, but has a very “in the now” emotionality. Owens’ vocals are a revelation—purposeful and passionate—recalling the sensual urgency of Marvin Gaye, the comforting falsetto of Curtis Mayfield, and tender grit of Sam Cooke. A resident of Ferguson, Missouri, Owens works tirelessly to uplift the community and provide hope through the gift and beauty of music. Owens has an extensive performance history that includes national television appearances, including Entertainment Tonight, FOX & Friends, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and more. He has also performed at the White House and the World Series he Peabody Opera House, Powell Hall, and Apollo Theater. In 2017, a YouTube video of him performing “A Change is Gonna Come” went viral and to date has more than 28 million views since October 2017. In addition to serving as the community music artist in residence with the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Collaborative at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Owens is the Founder, CEO and Executive Director of LIFE Arts Inc. in Ferguson, MO. Owens and his wife Amanda have seven children.

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Behind The Bullet ( puts their unique twist on rock and roll with a fierce combination of heavy guitars, pounding drums, filthy bass, and soaring vocal melodies. Each song blends the rough atmosphere of New York City with the bluesy vibes of America’s heartland. The infectious fun attitude of its seasoned veterans will leave you grinning and banging your head. This sound will come at you like a fatal addictive bullet.

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Lexx Sequoia is a California Avant- garde Hip Hop recording artist, designer, model. “Lexx Sequoia” is a play on her own name Lexxy and Sequoia National Park where she spent a lot of time as a kid growing up. Her multi ethnic background shows in her music taste and creations. Lexx Sequoia’s music often blends elements of indie hip hop, dream pop, Caribbean grooves, and electronic dance. Lexx Sequoia is also a member of the performance art band Cedar Ave Dub Foundation and currently working on a collaboration with Jean Michel Basquiat’s band “GRAY”.

Oswin Benjamin

Oswin Benjamin ( is a 27 year old rapper born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Newburgh, New York. Initially starting off as as singer in church, Oswin began to focus on the more lyrical aspect of music after his early years of college. During his journey to spread his music to the world, Oswin has performed in the world famous Apollo Theatre & the legendary S.O.B’s over 7 times. Oswin strives to create music about the realities of society and his struggle in finding God and peace in the city that surrounds him. Digging deep within to shed light through his transparent musical approach, Oswin strives to relay a message of hope and change throughout the world.




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Already one of the nation’s most in demand DJ’s and producers, Steve Powers ( has made the natural transition over to becoming one of the top artists to watch for 2018. But he is not alone. Steve has teamed up with multitalented singer/songwriter Max Landry to form the duo now known as MK ULTRA. Steve and Max have created a sound & vibe that is something truly special, that grabs you from the first listen. Their debut release “LIKE U” will be featuring hip-hop icon Young Buck from the multi-platinum superstar group G-Unit.


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More About RADD®:

RADD® – The Entertainment Industry’s Voice For Road Safety, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that empowers media partners, celebrities and socially conscious supporters to create positive attitudes about road safety and to promote risk-intervention strategies to avoid driving impaired. Incorporated in 1986 as a 501 (c3) non-profit, RADD produced the iconic “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” celebrity campaign and is a proud two-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s prestigious Public Service Award and a Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and World Health Organization (WHO) honoree. Additionally, RADD® is the recipient of a 2016 Bulldog Not-For-Profit Awards bronze medal for “Best Issue/Cause Advocacy Campaign.”

Help support RADD® all year long! The organization is in need of RADD celebrities to record radio and TV PSAs for distribution by the National Association of Broadcasters, and is raising funding to supply RADD prevention materials to colleges throughout the country.

 For More Information on RADD®, VISIT: AND

Twitter: @CollegeisRADD

Instagram: @CollegeisRADD

Jesse Eplan Debuts Latest Video “DANK”

Jesse Eplan Debuts Latest Video “DANK”

Off The “Trap Harmony” EP, The Multi Talented Trap/Hip-Hop/R&B Singer-Songwriter and Producer Drops New Video For Song Penned About His New Journey to Tampa, FL

WATCH: Jesse Eplan “DANK” Official Video (CLEAN)

Directed by Big Face and Produced by Black & White Productions, the song encapsulates Eplan’s excitement for his new surroundings – having recently started college at the University of Tampa. He he said of the song in a recent interview with “The whole idea around ‘Dank’ is just being yourself, hanging out with friends, and doing what college kids do.” On his excitement for shooting parts of the video in and around campus, Eplan explains “The producer caught some great shots of the city with a drone. We also had great weather so the pool scene was crazy, as was the convertible driving through the streets of Tampa with me and my friends.

Discovering a knack for music at a very young age, Jesse learned how to play multiple instruments from drums to bass, guitar, keyboards, and polished his vocal talents playing in local bands on his home turf – Long Island, NY. Eplan’s music consists of genres anywhere from Hip-Hop to Pop and R&B, and able to blend them in a unique way and make it his own has come from years of immersing himself in music.

Having first heard Led Zeppelin, ACDC, The Beatles and many of the world’s top music revolutionaries in early adolescence through his teen years – it influenced him immensely as he began performing in bands as a lead singer, drummer and lead guitar player. When he began playing throughout Long Island and Manhattan in various gigs and charity events which raised thousands of dollars helping to fight crohn’s disease, colitis, and breast cancer, he was then able to really cut his teeth as a live musician.

As he began developing perfect pitch from his guitar and piano playing, it helped him immensely with his next stage of music: writing, producing and recording. Purchasing Logic X Pro, he was able to learn the digital audio workstation and music production software with ease, teaching himself every facet of the program and figuring out how to make beats to record his own vocal tracks over. This brought him into a new world of exploring Hip-Hop, R&B and Trap Music which would be where he ultimately found his niche as a successful singer/songwriter and producer.

Since then, he’s made appearances on My Long Island TV’s Rick’s Rising Stars (which airs on Verizon FiOS1), as a guest on Live It Up! with Donna Drake, and performed LIVE on the world famous Jones Beach Bandshell stage for the 2017 “Live at the Shell” Summer Concert Series.

As he continues to thrive from NY to FL by making songs and collaborating with new and like-minded artists, his music is sure to speak volumes as he continues thriving and growing musical inspiration. And with yet another brand new video in the New Year with “DANK”, the sky’s the limit for Jesse Eplan in 2018!

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LISTEN: Jesse Eplan’s “Trap Harmony” EP via Spotify

Purchase “Trap Harmony” via iTunes

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Twitter: @JesseEplan

Instagram: @Jesseeplan






Billy Walton Band Debuts Latest Album “Soul of a Man”

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The Band Gets Ready to Bring Back More Old School Blues Rock’n Soul with Their Latest LP Since 2015’s “Wish For What You Want”

Having surpassed their goal following a successful PledgeMusic Campaign, the Billy Walton Band have just unleashed their newest LP “Soul of a Man” Friday, 1/12! As they wrap up the remaining U.S. Tour dates before heading across the pond performing in the U.K. through the start of the year along with stops in their home state, NC, and PA – the band that continues to celebrate the famed NJ musical tradition will hit the ground running in 2018 as they celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary!


There was a time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, they all made stops on the Jersey Shore. Tony Mart’s was the club Levon Helm was playing when Dylan called. Of course we all know what happened in Asbury Park. The town, ravaged by riots in the late 60’s, became a melting pot of musical experimentation. Late night jams that ended when the sun came up were the norm. Bruce Springsteen & Southside Johnny were the two acts that made their way to an international stage from these humble beginnings.

For decades musicians have come and gone, always hoping to make a living and pursue a dream. Billy Walton is no different. Billy’s proving ground was Long Beach Island. There he was chaperoned from gig to gig by his Mom, too young to drive around and enter the clubs on his own. He always was up for a jam and looking to learn some tricks. For years Billy spent his time sharpening his skills, developing his stage act until he decided to step up to center stage with the Billy Walton Band.

WATCH: “Hell Or Highwater” Official Video Off “Soul of a Man”

The band has focused its’ effort in Europe. 13 tours since 2007 have established the group in the fertile British Blues Rock scene. In 2010 Billy got the call to join in with one of the masters of the Asbury Park sound, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. For years Billy toured with the Jukes. Most people don’t know that the creative force behind Southside was none other than Little Steven. A highpoint in Billy’s tenure with the Jukes was when they recorded a live version of Southside’s most acclaimed release, Hearts of Stone, with Little Steven.

Good things have been happening to the Billy Walton Band. The band signed to Vizztone Records for the release of “Wish For What You Want” in 2015 – produced by Tony Braunagel, the award winning BMA producer and current Eric Burdon drummer, this batch of songs will certainly take the band to the next level!

You can say Bruce Springsteen is a singer songwriter fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Southside Johnny is a soul singer fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Billy Walton is the guitar hero fronting the old-school rock n soul band. The horns are the common thread!

Now, as they’ve released “Soul of a Man” and continue touring throughout the U.S. and U.K., you’ll have plenty of reasons to check out their new music and see why fans worldwide can’t get enough the Billy Walton Band!

For More on the Billy Walton Band, VISIT:


Billy Walton Band Facebook Page

Twitter: @BillyWaltonBand

Instagram: @JBillyWaltonBand


R&B Soul Singer/Songwriter Julian Morgan Releases Latest Single “Company”

With A 2018 Debut Album On the Horizon – Up and Coming Talent’s Newest Track Shines A Light On Not Only His Vocal and Songwriting Prowess, But His Overall Determination to Be The Next Big Contender in Today’s Pop/R&B Scene

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With so much noise in today’s music world it can be harder to sift out some of the real talent, but those who relentlessly put true effort and soul into their craft can often rise above the murk and let their gifts shine. One such artist is Julian Morgan, whose latest track “Company” brings a refreshing glimpse into the work of one of today’s rising Pop/R&B contenders.

The sensual track which mixes the perfect blend of smooth vocals, passionate lyrics, and pumping bass lines shows Morgan’s power as not only a skilled artist and songwriter, but a POWERHOUSE vocalist whose range and control over his instrument is truly impressive.

WATCH: Julian Morgan “Company” In Studio Performance

From its smooth lyrics and sharpened flow to the fine tuned vocal layering an production work, “Company” is a triumphant return of true soul and edge to today’s Pop/R&B/Soul music scene.

To Purchase Julian Morgan’s Latest Single “Company” via iTunes, VISIT:

For More Information on Julian, VISIT:

Instagram: @julian_morgan

Twitter: @julian_morgan

Julian Morgan YouTube Channel