What does it really take to get noticed by industry experts and recording stars like Bif Naked and Jully Black? Well, a fiery personality, catchy melodies and a guitar doesn’t hurt. Meet Ivy James. She’s only 16-years old, but Ivy already possesses a songwriting talent and a musical maturity well beyond her years.
With lyrics like “I didn’t need my second chance so I threw it away” from ‘Your Escape (Nate’s Song)’ and “it’s so pointless wishing on burnt out stars” from ‘Thunder’, it’s pretty clear - Ivy’s foray into the music world is not temporary. Armed with just her guitar, Ivy recorded and released her self-titled debut EP in June 2012 filled with six self-written heart-twisting acoustic melodies. In October 2012, Ivy won Best Young Songwriter at the Toronto Independent Music awards and ironic enough - wasn’t even able attend the awards show because she was under 19.
Naughty by Nature in New York. Sounds like a sweet Sunday to us! Tunezy was proud to present a VIP dinner along with some merch packages and experiences tied to the NBN performance at Gramercy Theatre.
Fans were treated to a steak dinner along with their platinum and dinner packages on Tunezy, where the guys brought along wicked OPP cupcakes, in celebration of 20 years of Hip Hop Hooray.
Vinny, Kay Gee, and Treach were fantastic hosts, welcoming their biggest fans from New York area to enjoy a great meal, go backstage, and hang out at an intimate afterparty following a packed show for over 500 rap fanatics.
Want access to more events coming up? Be sure to check out the main page of our marketplace on Tunezy.com.
Grab your boots and a glass of red. The urban cowgirl has arrived. Meet Jacelyn Holmes - singer, songwriter, guitarist and energizer bunny. With her bewitching eyes and seductive smile, it’s easy to see why this lovely lady started off her career as an actress. Lucky for us, she soon switched gears to the musical side of things and well, just listen to this.
Unlike an ordinary country crooner, Jacelyn blends her smooth, cooing vocals with a bit of jazz, pop and rock to create a new fusion of genres and alternative country sound that is distinctly hers and hers alone. Jacelyn was made for this, and if her natural passion doesn’t win you over, then her bubbly, beaming personality sure will.
We have a new face in town - welcome to Chi, our new Director of Business Development. His experiences span from big companies to start ups, and will be bringing on board some wicked new talent to the Tunezy platform.
Read after the jump for a little more on Chi’s background:
What do you get when you mix a comedic superstar, fresh mango salad rolls and the Tunezy Marketplace together? Add in enthusiastic Vancouverites, a Japanese YouTuber and it’s a Tunezy experience like none other.
Last week, Vancouver welcomed the musical genius known as Gunnarolla to town. With upbeat witty songs about sushi, fonts and anything random - Gunnarolla has earned an insanely loyal following, prompting Tumblr fan pages and nearly 11 million views on YouTube.
With Tunezy, Gunnarolla offered an exclusive Vancouverolla package for a private dinner with himself and other fans at local Thai hotspot, Pink Elephant. It’s no surprise this experience sold out like Vancouver Japadogs (trust us, that’s fast), thus prompting Gunarolla to also plan a meetup prior to dinner to greet all the other fans who didn’t act fast enough to grab a ticket.
We ate, we laughed, we taped video segments with @Ciela and we admired Gunnarolla’s black vest.
Drumroll please, we give you the Top 5 Memories from Vancouverolla:
We can add another Simone to the world of powerhouse musicians. Like Nina before her, Andria Simone commands the stage with her authoritative vocals, sensual-cathartic croons and emotive presence. Armed with her throaty raspy voice and adventurous spirit, this soul-pop singer/songwriter is undeniably en route to being in the of mix of reigning female songstresses like Adele, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse and hey - she already has the readymade initial “A”.
Andria’s debut EP “Nothing Comes Easy” was released this past October, full of catchy melodies, upbeat explicit female anthems and soulful ballads already garnering goosebumps and buzz within the music industry.
Hailing from Toronto, Andria has seen and experienced much of the world over her 24 years, but that’s not to say it’s been an easy journey. After watching just a snippet from her music video for the single ‘Shame’, you’d never believe Andria barely passed high school vocal class, or that she had to work to gain the confidence to pursue her natural craft. We chat with this rising superstar about her musical journey, her debut EP and grab some words of advice.
Some people have it, some people don’t. After watching Rushil’s debut single and music video, “Here and There,” nobody would deny this 18-year old has raw charisma, true passion and songwriting flair.
It’s hard to believe this is Rushil’s debut music video. The artistic grit and intensity poured into this breathtaking video, combined with the deep emotion in his voice make Rushil more than just a man with his guitar.
If Rushil’s remarkable rich, ragged voice doesn’t seduce you — then his creative courage will.
Influenced by different upbringings in India, England, and Cyprus, Rushil has been studying law at the acclaimed University of Oxford. However, he is also embarking on a musical journey to create a new future for himself, by choosing music over legal contracts. To say this is a change would be understatement, as Rushil hopes to completely transform his possibilities and redefine himself.
Meet the man behind the music.
Ahh! We’re at the end of 2012 now and we are reminiscing, and for some of us - even tearing up at memories of an incredible year flown by. We are surrounded by lists x lists x lists of “the best of” and “favorite” things of yore.
Well we’re mixing it up a bit by presenting the “best of” mashups by Tunezy artists so without further adieu— here are our 5 fave mashups to close the year out with!
Bruno Mars and Frank Sinatra? Smooth and soulful - makes sense to us!
Aw Clara C, still sounds so good with minor slip-ups. Who said a violin and piano jam couldn’t be beat the original rap by B.O.B.?
WOW. Moulann you give us chills chills chills.
Hm ok. So Halo, Superbass and Your Body are meant to be one song, but were just separated at birth. Thank you Maggie for conjoining them all back together.
Sam Tsui and Megan Nicole, a tale of two mashed-up voices.
What’s your fave mashup?
Check out these artists on Tunezy’s marketplace and see the uhmazing products and experiences you can scoop up! 2013 — bring it!
Whether you’re planning a “Last Christmas” karaoke sing-off with your cousins after the big feast - OR - planning a snuggle with your loved ones on the couch while watching Mariah Carey dance around as Mrs. Claus (seriously though, no judgement) - it’s a big day today!
We wanted to bring you something uber special, but we thought that personal deliveries of figgy pudding, partridges in pear trees and chocolate-covered oranges are tooo overrated, don’t you think?? Rather - here are 5 festive holiday songs by Tunezy artists to impress your family and friends with during the day.
Tori Kelly and AJ Raphael present their soulful, perfectly harmonized version of the Wham! favourite, Rachel and Finn Glee-style.
Joseph Vincent tells us who’s dropping in to say hello with an upbeat, Jason Mraz-esque version of the classic song.
Aw yeah good ole Clara C gets us in the mooood for the holidays.
Um. So how jealous are you of Jayesslee’s Australian sunny Christmas backdrop??
Let’s close things out here with a jazzy, mellow melody from Gabe Bondoc and Kina Grannis!
What’s your fave holiday tune?
Remember to check these artists on Tunezy’s marketplace and see the uhmazing products and experiences you can scoop up! Happy Holidays!
Some may label Alex Kelly’s sound as “pop” but don’t even think about fitting her in a box. Alex’s musical style is a mashup upon mashup of genres, as her “electro-rock” sound fuses perfectly with alternative dance beats and catchy pop overlays.
As a native New Yorker, she is daring, spunky and fearless, naturally showcased in her live performances. Having performed in exclusive New York City venues any emerging artist would be envious of, including Webster Hall, and The Bowery Electric, she has proven to be a magnetic performer, and risk-taker through her creative vision and sound.
This street-pop siren is currently on fire with her latest single Catalyst from her first full-length album, Orange Circle.
Tunezy was able to catch up with Alex during the final leg of her East coast tour for a quick Q+A: