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SoundExchange Presents The MusicPro Café – Sponsored by Epiphone

Saturday night, April 4th 2020

8pm EST, 5pm PST

Streaming simultaneously on ZOOM and YouTube

Six in-home performances by a curated roster of musicians. Viewers can tip the artists via an e-commerce platform linked below. SoundExchange, MusicPro, Epiphone and TAXI invited prospective performers listed on their databases who only had to reply with links to their music in order to apply.

Here’s how to find and support the show’s artists!


Ali Handal

Phone (213) 925-5395 Email

E-commerce – PayPal

Venmo venmo@alihandal


Instagram    @alihandalmusic



Anthony Paul


E-commerce – Venmo @AnthonyCPaul 

Twitter & Instagram @AnthonyCPaul


Oshima Brothers

Phone (207) 512-0827 Email

E-commerce – PayPal @oshimabrothers              Venmo venmo@oshimabrothers

Instagram  @oshimabrothers



The Bergamot

Phone (574) 850-5791 Email

E-commerce – Tip Jar

Instagram @thebergamot



Sammy Arriaga

Phone (786) 274-0749 Email

E-commerce – Venmo @Sammy-Arriaga

Instagram @SammyArriaga



Willie Lock & John Pizz


E-commerce – Venmo @John-Pizz           @WillieLock

Instagram  @JohnPizz @Willie Lock














Does BTS Have a New Release Coming in August?

South Korea’s Sports Donga reported that Korean septet BTS will be putting out new music in August.

A special release featuring 2-3 new songs from the chart-topping act is reported to be a separate entity from the group’s No. 1 album Love Yourself: Tear, which made history upon its release in May. In the past, the group has put out extended reissued albums, known as “repackages” in South Korea, but this reportedly will be a stand-alone release.

Billboard days, the group will reportedly film a music video for the upcoming release, and perform the new music in South Korea for the first time at the kick-off of their Love Yourself world tour on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 in Seoul. They will then head to North America for over a dozen sold-out stops of their concert series.

Neither BTS nor their label Big Hit Entertainment have confirmed the report at this time, though fans on social media reacted with excitement. The group’s ARMY trended #BTSISCOMINGBACK for several hours on Saturday in response to the news report. (Billboard has reached out to the act’s representatives for confirmation.)

The upcoming release would be the first new music from BTS since they made history as the first Korean artist to top the Billboard 200 with the first non-predominantly English album to achieve the feat in over a decade. Love Yourself: Tear went on to become one of the best-selling physical albums Stateside in the first half of 2018.

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Blink-182 Share Snapchats From The Studio, Confirming New Music Is On The Way: ‘Day One’

Blink-182 have announced that fans won’t have to wait another five years for new music, according to’

Bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker shared Snapchats from inside the studio, with Hoppus’ caption reading: “New Blink-182 songs day one.”

In the snaps, Barker can be seen wailing on the drums in his signature fashion wearing a black beanie and matching sleeveless T-shirt. The second snap finds Hoppus sitting on a couch strumming his guitar as he gazes deep into Barker’s eyes.

While no further details regarding the new tunes have been announced, the trio recently confirmed a 16-date residency at Palms Casino in Las Vegas that will begin May 26 and run through November 17.