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MAY 1, 2021 UPDATE!
6 MK Music USA Artists Added to Indie Rock World Spotify Playlist!
The Almas, Black Wolf Mountain, Farewell to Fear, Jeff Carlson Band, Tommy Gibbons and Lowerline!
JEFF CARLSON BAND - His hit single "Fire" has now reached 1,300,000 Streams on SoundCloud! With the single headed to terrestrial radio on June 15, the story continues to build! JCB also has a live show with fellow MK Music USA artists, Tommy Gibbons and Black Wolf Mountain at Jeremy's Juke Joint in Lake Havasu City, AZ on Friday, July 30!
FAREWELL TO FEAR - Welcomes Guitarist Bill Staley! Yes, FtF will have a 5 piece line up for Rebel Rock Fest Sept. 25 in Orlando, FL!
THE ALMAS - Big News! The Almas have become the 3rd MKM artist to sign a Sync Licensing deal with SoStereo! SoStereo will now shop their music for tv, film, games and more opportunities! AND -They will be supporting BUCKCHERRY on July 1st!
The Almas were also the band of the week on TheSound228 the week of April 20,2021!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN - Their single "Dance" moved up the Dirty Thirty on TheSound228 in Mississippi to #18!
TOMMY GIBBONS - His instrumental single "Cyber Kaiju" will be featured in the MMA For RUF Nation!! Tommy will also be performing with American Idol Finalist Wade Cota to support Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Lita Ford at Big Surf AZ on Friday May 28. He will then support FISHBONE as the guitarist for Wade Cota on Sunday May 30 at Big Surf AZ!
LOWERLINE - New single "Heavy Waters" will be premiered on V13 on Friday! The single also drops Friday, May 7 on all streaming platforms! Impacting Radio June 1! The EP drops on June 25, 2021! And a new show added, Saturday May 15 at Freetown Boom Boom Room in Lafayette, LA!
SHIMMER JOHNSON - Released a new single "Masterpiece" from her "Inner Me" album. Following the success of her #1 hit single "Priceless". "Priceless" is set to air on CBS Saturday Sessions as early as May!
MK MUSIC is proud announce that we've signed THE ALMAS from New Munster, WI
APRIL 1, 2021 UPDATE!
FAREWELL TO FEAR - Officially hit 3,000,000 Streams on Spotify! Tenacity and hard work pays off!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN - Broke into the "Dirty Thirty" on The Sound 228 Radio! Pornstar Sabrina Sabrock also posted that she was listening to "Dance" to her 2.3 Million followers on Facebook and also posted the Spotify link! "Dance" was also played on the Andy Sayers show on Hard Rock Hell Radio in the UK. It will be featured soon on FCK.FM's New Rock Order in Germany! BWM was also featured on Stone and Steel Radio this week.
SHIMMER JOHNSON - Is kicking major ass! She was featured in Music Connection Magazine. Her single "Priceless" hit #1 on the Worldwide Indie Charts and has been there 2 weeks in a row! Shimmer also has an article coming out in BILLBOARD Magazine! Shimmer is also listed as "Ones to Watch" (and listen) on EuroAmericana Charts this week! She's on fire!
JEFF CARLSON BAND - After getting some spectacular press for the release of his new single "Fire", the new album "Yesterday's Gone" has already surpassed the labels distributors' expectations and we're still in pre-order!! Jeff's new single is already catching radio play on some internet stations in the UK. His single will also be featured on FCK.FM's New Rock Order in the coming weeks. The band was also picked up on Spiderweb Radio in the UK! Anroe Collins recently did an interview with Jeff on his show. Ron Keel also featured "Fire" on his radio show "The Streets of Rock N Roll and will be putting "Fire" and "Yesterday's Gone" on full rotation! The video for "Fire" is featured on Bravewords for April 1! The band picked up an Endorsements from Dirtbag Clothing and GHS Strings!
LOWERLINE - Picked up an Endorsement from Dirtbag Clothing. LL will be filming 5-6 song live set for MyScene TV in Baton Rouge, LA on April 17! A string of new shows are being announced too! June 12, 19. July 10 and more shows coming!
TOMMY GIBBONS - Landed an Endorsement deal with Ernie Ball Strings and Schecter Guitars! Tommy is co-headlining with Wade Cota, American Idol Finalist at The 44 Sports Bar and Grille in Glendale, AZ April 16.
MK MUSIC landed an endorsement deal with Dirtbag Clothing as a Management company!
MARCH 2021 UPDATE!
LOWERLINE - SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH RFL RECORDS! The official press release went out today 03/05/21
that Lowerline became part of the RFL Records family. Their new EP "Heavy Waters" will be released TBA. Their lead off single and title track will also be impacting radio TBA. Special Thanks to Ryan Toussel of1 3 Studios and Damien Starkey of Red Attic Studios.
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN - Has a new single releasing March 12, 2021. You can now pre-save "Dance" on all streaming platforms! "Hangman" was featured on South Devon Sound in the UK last week.
THE JEFF CARLSON BAND - Also has a brand new single, "Fire" releasing March 23, 2021 and the new full length album "Yesterday's Gone" will be releasing on RFL Records on April 26, 2021. The album will feature Mark Slaughter as a guest guitarist on the bands rendition of the Journey song "LaDoDa". "Screamin Inside" was featured on South Devon Sound in the UK this past week. "Juke Box Hero" made FCK.FM's Top 10 Most Played in February in Germany!
SHIMMER JOHNSON - released a new full length album "Inner Me" independently in February 2021. The single "Priceless" is charting at #12 on the Worldwide Indie Music Charts! CBS also approved her single video and it will air on their "Saturday Sessions" sometime in the near future!
TOMMY GIBBONS - Continues his upward success. In January he released the instrumental "Cyber Kaiju" which has gained over 12,000 Streams! His new single "Abandoned" (Co-written with Scott Wilson of Saving Abel) released online on all streaming platforms on February 26, 2021. On the same night, he performed a live stream on VX3 showcasing his new band!
The next day he was on Rock The Dream which aired "Tonight" on Q102!
"Abandoned" will be impacting radio on March 16, 2021! Tommy also wrapped a song for an MMA Fighter.
FAREWELL TO FEAR - Is working on new music! Mike Craig was spotted in Phoenix, AZ at KMS Studios with Tommy Gibbons working on new material. Farewell to Fear will be on the mainstage of Rebel Rock Fest in September!
HAPPY NEW YEARS! TONS OF NEW MUSIC NEWS FROM OUR ARTISTS!
JANUARY 2021 - Let's kick it off!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN - The last band to chart for MK Music in 2020, is also the first band to be on the charts for 2021!!
"Hangman" locked in at #39 for the Christmas Break but leaped up to #36 on it's final week which charted 1/05/2021 on Billboard MRI and #28 on Foundations SMR.
LOWERLINE - Got together for a group listening session to finalize any changes need to the mixes for the upcoming "Heavy Waters" EP release coming this Spring! A little BBQ, a lot of music, some contract reading and camaraderie; this was a great Saturday afternoon hang out session.
LOWERLINE, JEFF CARLSON BAND, SHIMMER JOHNSON, TOMMY GIBBONS AND BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN - all featured on the GSLADE Podcast. www.gsladeshow.com
JEFF CARLSON BAND, SHIMMER JOHNSON, TOMMY GIBBONS AND BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN - All featured on 502 Fallen Angel Radio.
JEFF CARLSON BAND - Also got together with their producer Brandon Wolfe to sign off on final mixes for their upcoming Full Length album "Liquid Skye" to be released on RFL Records this Spring!
SHIMMER JOHNSON - Featured on World of Women Magazine Front Page! Shimmer is also releasing a new full length album called "Inner Me" a contemporary album on February 9, 2021!!
TOMMY GIBBONS - Signed with Distilled Entertainment for Booking Shows and Tours! Tommy is also releasing "Cyber Kaiju" an in your face instrumental track digitally on Feb. 15, 2021 and was featured on Metal Devastation Radio!
12/19/2020 TONS of NEWS this week!
FIRST, HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN'S FRONTMAN JOHN ADAMS and
JEFF CARLSON OF THE JEFF CARLSON BAND!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN becomes the 3rd MK Music Artist to have a Billboard MRI Charting single in 2020! "Hangman" made it into the Top 40 on Billboard MRI at #39 and reached the Top 30 on Foundations SMR! Over 750 reported spins!
TOMMY GIBBONS released "Red Flag" Acoustic single and video on December 18, 2020. Tommy now also has his own signature guitar pickups designed by Jank Tone! "Red Flag" reached 97,000 Streams on Spotify, inching closer to the 100,000 stream goal. Tommy will doing a radio interview with Boston Rock Radio on Jan. 8, 2021 to kick off the new year!
LOWERLINE continues to make strides on their 2021 release. They have enlisted Producer Damien Starkey (Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Farewell to Fear) to make this EP super-bangin!
SHIMMER JOHNSON continues a strong push with "Never Be The Same" which has now been ranked in the Top 10 on Indie Rampage Radio at #9!
JEFF CARLSON BAND is becoming a crowd favorite on Spiderweb Radio, which aired 2 of his songs this week!
BOTH The Jeff Carlson Band and Black Wolf Mountain were spun on the Andy Sayers Show on Hard Rock Hell Radio 10am to Midday on Thursday, December 17, 2020!
12/10/2020 Another Round of Big News for MK Music Artists!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN continues up the Foundations Chart with another solid week. Reaching upwards from #39 to #32!
They were added to another rock station in Charlottesville, VA as well. "Hangman" was also put on a hold status to possibly be put in a specialty publishing catalog with a large independent publisher for sync licensing opportunities! "Retribution" was in the Boston Rock Radio Charts again this week!
SHIMMER JOHNSON released a new single "Sweet Lies" as "Never Be The Same" continues it's Spotify climb with nearly 60,000 Streams!
FAREWELL TO FEAR's single "Fire" is about to eclipse 100,000 Spotify Streams currently sitting at 99,073! FtF was also interviewed for GSLADE Podcast this week.
TOMMY GIBBONS released the music video for "Tonight" last week. And announced a new release for Dec. 18, 2020! Tommy will be on the GSLADE Podcast again talking about his solo project. "Red Flag" is about to eclipse 100,000 Streams now over 97,000 on Spotify.
JEFF CARLSON BAND was featured again on Spiderweb Radio this week. For the 3rd time! "Screamin Inside" reached 15,000 streams this month so far!
12/04/2020 BIG NEWS THIS WEEK FROM THE MK MUSIC CAMP! MK MUSIC ARTISTS HIT SPOTIFY STRIDES!
MK MUSIC Artists contributed to a combined total over 843,000 Streams this year on Spotify!!
This is a monumental achievement! Next year we should hit well over 1,000,000 Spotify Streams as a whole!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN continued with a strong showing this week at radio even with a plethora of heavy hitter releases.
While remaining at #39 on Foundations, they did move into the Top 50 on Billboard MRI and are close to a top 40 Debut! They ended the week picking up a solid additional 102 Spins! This week 668 Reported Spins on radio!
TOMMY GIBBONS Drops the video for "Tonight" on YouTube"! After a successful radio campaign the music video is dropping on YT today! The single "Tonight" hit #23 on Billboard MRI and shot up from #19 to #5 on Foundations SMR Charts!!
SHIMMER JOHNSON passed 50,000 Streams with "Never Be The Same" and hit on over 100 Spotify Playlists!
JEFF CARLSON BAND surpassed 13,000 Streams with "Screamin Inside" and just recently "Juke Box Hero" got added to 5 Spotify Playlists!
11/27/2020 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING and SUPER BLACK FRIDAY! There's a plethora of news from the MK Music Camp. First,
FAREWELL TO FEAR released "I won't be your Tragedy" - Reimagined today! The Billboard MRI Top 25 hit like you've never thought you'd hear it!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN continues to climb the charts this week with "Hangman" and "Retribution" is currently in the Top 10 on Boston Rock Radio!
SHIMMER JOHNSON single "Never Be The Same" eclipses 44,000 Streams on Spotify! And the single was added to CKMW-FM, a Country Station as a crossover! It was also added to the "Pop since 20's" playlist on Spotify!
TOMMY GIBBONS is having a historical career week! His single climbed to #28 on Billboard MRI, and #19 on Foundations while also eclipsing 77,000 Streams with "Tonight" and "Red Flag" eclipsing the 96,000 Stream mark on Spotify! Along with Farewell to Fear's reimagined release, American Idol Finalist Wade Cota's new single (produced by Tommy) "Ordinary Life" was also in the Top 10 on Boston Rock Radio! Tommy is also working with Scott from Saving Abel on a hot new single!
JEFF CARLSON BAND eclipsed 10,000 Streams with his single "Screamin Inside" from his first record! The new record is in production now and will be released with RFL Records in the Spring of 2020! Jeff was also an exclusive feature on Momma Mary's Podcast on November 24th!
11/18/2020 - BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN moved up the charts again this week a solid gain of 87 new spins and another radio station add! This time it was KFNS in St. Louis, MO! They are now inside the Top 50 on Foundations at #47 and climbing!
TOMMY GIBBONS new single "Tonight" also went the charts moving seven spots from #39 up to #32 and broke the Top 25 on the Foundations Secondary Market Charts! "Tonight" also surpassed 50,000 Streams on Spotify! Sitting at 92,000 Streams, the single "Red Flag" is getting ready to eclipse the 100,000 Stream mark!
** THERE MAY BE A NEW ADDITION TO THE MK MUSIC FAMILY THIS WEEK!! STAY TUNED!! **
The MK Music Spotify Playlist has now grown to 6 hours of ass kicking Rock n Roll! Check out playlist!
SHIMMER JOHNSON was featured in the online magazine Ashbury Park Vibes! "Never be the Same" eclipses 33,000 Streams on Spotify! She also now has over 46,000 Followers on TikTok and 127,000+ likes as well!!!
11/14/2020 - SHIMMER JOHNSON Announces 2 new end of the year releases! The first is a collaboration with 3 Mind Blight which she will be featured on. The next, a new single "Sweet Lies" written with Deb James and Rebecca Turner during the Global Intensive Songwriting Workshops with legendary songwriter Jud Friedman! (Whitney Houston)
She has also grown her streaming counts as "Never Be The Same" eclipses 28,000 streams in 2 weeks!
TOMMY GIBBONS lands sponsorship with Samurai Comics in Phoenix! Unlike an endorsement deal Samurai Comics supports Tommy's growth and is a very unique partnership! Watch out Godzilla!! Another note is that Tommy's radio single "Tonight" has eclipsed 37,000 Streams in 1 month on Spotify! "Red Flag" eclipses 91,000 Streams!
JEFF CARLSON BAND's licensed cover of "Juke Box Hero" is being broadcast all weekend as part of Spiderweb Radio's TOP 100! JCB's single "Screamin Inside" has also been added to 4 new Spotify playlists!
11/11/2020 - TOMMY GIBBONS BREAKS THE TOP 40 ON BILLBOARD MRI! Tommy's single reached #39 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts this week in his debut for the first time ever! He also climbed 5 spots to #30 on Foundations Secondary Market Radio as well. A total 34 Stations have added the single and 734 Reported Spins this week!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN also had a super solid week at Radio by more than DOUBLING their Spin Count! They also got 4 more adds this week! 29 Stations and 326 Reported Spins. BWM also made the Foundations Top 10 Greatest Gainers at #9 and #15 on the Billboard MRI Top 15 Most Increased Plays!
11/08/2020 - FAREWELL TO FEAR Announces the new release of "I won't be your Tragedy" - Re-Imagined on Black Friday! The radio hit will be released in a way you've never heard or thought you'd here this Covid -19 relevant track!
SHIMMER JOHNSON'S new single "Never Be the Same" has been added to 34 Spotify Playlists and rotation on Q101, CKMQ-FM in Merritt, BC and KRNG-FM in Reno, NV!
TOMMY GIBBONS video for his new radio single "Tonight" releases on YouTube on December 4!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN hits the British Airwaves again on The "Autopsy Report" Rock and Metal Show that's syndicated across several UK radio stations and is also syndicated on a rock station in New Zealand!
11/03/2020 - BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN Makes impact at radio! For the very first time in their career as a band, BWM took a single to radio and had a really great debut. BWM garnered the #3 Most Added Single on Billboard MRI, The #2 Most Added Single on Foundations, and the #8 Greatest Gainers (most increased plays) on Foundations Secondary Market Rock Charts!
This marks a total of 25 radio stations adding the single and 161 Reported Spins!!
11/02/2020 - MK MUSIC USA will be announcing a brand new endorsement partnership with a vendor very soon for all MK Artists. SHIMMER JOHNSON'S new single "Never Be the Same" has been added to full rotation on Q101 in Merrit, BC.
JEFF CARLSON BAND announces live show after Covid 19 fallout! The JCB will be performing live at The 44 Sports Grill and Nightlife in Glendale, AZ on December 12, 2020. MK MUSIC USA's Spotify Playlist has now reached over 3000 likes!
11/01/2020 - MK MUSIC USA introduces our first Spotify Playlist! You can check out all of MK Music's artists both past and present mixed in with Major Label acts and some the bands that we cut our teeth on growing this business!
10/31/2020 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! HERE'S THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS!
SHIMMER JOHNSON lands sync licensing deal for her Debenedetta Rock Project with the song "MY REFLECTION" for the pilot episode of THEOSIGHT starring Leah Solmaz !!
JEFF CARLSON BAND SINGLE SCREAMING INSIDE will be aired on the Indie Network Radio Show with a potential global audience of 598 MILLION!
10/23/20 - Jeff Carlson Band Rock Radio Interview - Today JEFF CARLSON was on the Eric Bergstrom show on KFSQ in Milwaukee, WI to talk about his licensed cover of "Juke Box Hero" and more. Check out the KFSQ archives for more info!
10/17/20 - Update from the MK Music Camp
TOMMY GIBBONS hits 20,000 Streams on Spotify in only 3 days after the release of his new single "Tonight" which is currently on radio. Tommy was also added to Spiderweb Radio's rotation as well as Outlaw Renegade Radio!
SHIMMER JOHNSON is just days away from her new pop ballad release "Never Be the Same" and it's already garnering International Press!
JEFF CARLSON BAND will be interviewed this week on KSFQ in Wisconsin for his cover of "Juke Box Hero". JCB was also featured again on the 69X Radio Show with Mandy Lawrie in the UK. Which has been hit 12,500 times this month alone so far!
LOWERLINE vocalist Matt Mysing was in studio last night and last week laying down vocals for their upcoming EP release. It's gonna kick your ass!!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN is getting ready to shoot an EPIC video this week for their upcoming single "Hangman" which will be impacting radio on November 3!
FAREWELL TO FEAR was also added to Outlaw Renegade Radio rotation with their hit single "I Won't Be Your Tragedy".
FtF has also been officially added to the lineup of Rebel Rock Fest in Orlando, FL September 25, 2021 on the MAIN STAGE!
10/13/20 - HUGE DAY For MK Music!!
TOMMY GIBBONS Debut Single comes out swinging with 27 ADDS at Radio! #4 Billboard MRI Most Added, #3 Foundations Secondary Market Charts Most Added and #7 Greatest Gainers on Foundations! (+132)
SHIMMER JOHNSON WINS Clouzine International Music Awards Category for "Best Pop Song" October 2020!
BLACK WOLF MOUNTAIN Interviewed with Pariah Burke of Hard, Heavy and Hair and debuted the World Premiere of their new single "Hangman" to an audience on 5 Continents! They were also on the show with a tribute to the Great Eddie Van Halen and the brand new AC/DC song!
JEFF CARLSON BAND Interview and video play through on 69X in the United Kingdom and viewed by up to 1,000,000 audience in the UK and USA!
FAREWELL TO FEAR Announces NEW EP!!
09/24/20 - New Music Releases Announced!
It's Official! New Music is coming!
Tommy Gibbon's single "Tonight" will be released on October 13, 2020!
Shimmer Johnson's Single "Never Be the Same" will be released on October 26, 2020!
Black Wolf Mountain's Single "Hangman" will be premiered Worldwide on Hard, Heavy and Hair
with Pariah Burke on October 11, 2020 and released 11/3/2020!
09/08/2020 - MK Music USA Welcomes The Jeff Carlson Band from Las Vegas, NV!!
Hailing from Las Vegas, NV the Jeff Carlson Band comes to MK Music USA signed to RFL Records in PA. Their cover single of Juke Box Hero features the great Frank Hannon from Tesla on Guitar!!
08/27/2020 - MK Music USA Welcomes Black Wolf Mountain from Cave Creek, AZ!!
Get ready to Southern Fry your Rock N Roll taste buds because here comes Black Wolf Mountain!! BWM just released their new single "Retribution" and will have a new single this fall and new record coming later this fall or Winter 2021!
08/26/2020 - New Members of the MK Music Family!!
An official announcement is coming tomorrow
08/18/20 - Shimmer Johnson Signs Sync Licensing Deal!!
Shimmer Johnson, Corey Johnson and Barry Benedetta (Guitarist - Cinderella "Nightsongs" album) entered into a sync licensing agreement for their "Shadows" album currently released independently on all platforms. This marks an opportunity for a great record to really be heard on a global scale! She joins fellow MK Music Artist Tommy Gibbons as part of the SoStereo Family!
08/08/2020 - Lowerline Returns to Studio!
MK Music Alums Lowerline have returned to studio for the first time after a 15 year break! While performing in 2015 at Twist of Lime in Metairie, LA marking the 10th year since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, new music was shared with an eager fan base and now, it's finally going into production!
08/08/2020 - Farewell to Fear Officially Charts on Billboard MRI in the Top 25!
Farewell to Fear officially entered the Top 25 at #25 on the Billboard MRI Chart and reached #13 on the Foundations Secondary Market Radio Charts. Both are high marks for the band since "Underneath My Skin" reached #29 and #11 Respectively.
"I Won't Be Your Tragedy" has well outperformed the previous single in Spin count (1,233 currently to 971 peak), Billboard Chart Position and number of radio stations adding and playing the song (45 to 31). This marks a significantly better performance at radio and it will continue to climb! Also with notable spins at WRXQ - Chicago, IL in Mid Day, WJJO - Madison, WI, KILO - Colorado Springs, CO, KCAL - Inland Empire, CA, KFMA - Tucson, AZ, WZRK - Columbus, OH, WZLQ - Local Licks Radio Show and WHMH - St. Cloud, MN 4 Week Rock-a-thon Champion (retired)
08/05/2020 - Tommy Gibbons signs Sync Deal!
Artist Tommy Gibbons has signed a Sync Licensing Agreement with SoStereo out of Los Angeles, CA!
SoStereo has a deep network of high end clients and have partnered for music placements with huge companies such as Nike, Centrum, Mailchimp, Toyota and many other top name brands! SoStereo will be working Tommy's entire catalog immediately!