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Announcing Breakout Press

Announcing Breakout Press

In our recent update, we shared the news that Indie Vision Music will be closing it’s doors as a online magazine / blog on July 4th. On a happier note we also mentioned a new site some of us were launching to fill that gap. Today we are happy to announce Breakout Press!

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The new site will be launched in phases, with the first being …continue reading

Lecrae Writes Billboard Op-Ed About Shooting in Charleston

Lecrae Writes Billboard Op-Ed About Shooting in Charleston

Lecrae wrote an op-ed for Billboard in which he discusses the recent shooting in Charleston, SC. Read it in full here & share your thoughts below.

Cory Cifax Signs With CTZN Music, Releases New Single

Cory Cifax Signs With CTZN Music, Releases New Single

Cory Cifax has signed with CTZN Music and released his first new single as a part of the label. Listen & download “S.O.C.” below via Bandcamp. …continue reading

Christon Gray Signs Record Deal with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings

Christon Gray Signs Record Deal with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings

Christon Gray has signed with Fo Yo Soul Recordings, which is a joint venture between Kirk Franklin & RCA Records. Read his blog with the background story here.

Tony Tillman Releases Video for “No Lie” ft. Derek Minor

Tony Tillman Releases Video for “No Lie” ft. Derek Minor

Tony Tillman has released a music video for his latest single “No Lie” which also features Reflection Music Group labelmate Derek Minor. Watch below & pick it up on iTunes. The track will appear on his upcoming album, titled Camden, to be released this year. …continue reading

KB on Sway in the Morning

KB on Sway in the Morning

Reach Records artist KB recently appeared on Sway in the Morning for an interview. Check out the full video below, which includes the live performances of “I Believe” & “Sideways”, from his recent release Tomorrow We Live. …continue reading

TobyMac Premieres Lyric Video for “Backseat Driver”

TobyMac Premieres Lyric Video for “Backseat Driver”

TobyMac has released the lyric video for “Backseat Driver” which features Hollyn & Tru. Watch below. The song appears on his upcoming album, This Is Not A Test, which you can now pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play. The full track listing can be seen here. …continue reading

Tobymac Reveals ‘This Is Not A Test’ Tracklisting, Includes DC Talk Reunion

Tobymac Reveals ‘This Is Not A Test’ Tracklisting, Includes DC Talk Reunion

Tobymac has released the deluxe tracklisting of his upcoming album This is Not A Test. Among the special guests, there will be a DC Talk reunion on a song called “Love Feels Like”. Tobymac himself was a member of DC Talk until they went on hiatus in the early 2000’s. Since then, there have been few reunions and scarcely any new music from them as a group.

Preorders for This Is Not A Test will begin June 9th ahead of the August 7th release …continue reading

Tragic Hero Releases New Single “Nothing You Can Do”

Tragic Hero Releases New Single “Nothing You Can Do”

Tragic Hero has released the second single from his forthcoming release, My Own Worst Enemy. Listen to “Nothing You Can Do” (prod. Wit and Daniel Steele) below. You can purchase the single on iTunes. …continue reading

Ozay Moore Signs with Illect Recordings & Drops Free EP

Ozay Moore Signs with Illect Recordings & Drops Free EP

Ozay Moore (fka Othello, member of Lightheaded) has signed with Illect Recordings & released The Between Time EP. Listen & download for free below via Soundcloud. Read the full press release below. …continue reading

B. Reith Working on New Music

B. Reith Working on New Music

Hip-hop/pop artist B. Reith has returned to the studio and is currently mixing new music. These would be his newest tracks since 2011’s How The Story Ends.

In the studio today mixing some new tunes…Feels SO GOOD!!No release date scheduled yet. I will let you know as soon as I find out.Back to work

Posted by B.Reith on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Manafest Raising Funds for New Album ‘Reborn’

Manafest Raising Funds for New Album ‘Reborn’

Manafest is using Pledge Music to raise funds for his 9th album which he is releasing independently. The album, titled Reborn, will be “more hip hop influenced then previous” releases & he has already been writing with TFK frontman Trevor McNevan. Watch the promo video below.

He also shared a personal story about his sister who suffers from epilepsy & will be having a third brain surgery soon. He will be donating 5% of what he raise …continue reading

Thi’sl Unveils Music Video for “King Without A Crown”

Thi’sl Unveils Music Video for “King Without A Crown”

Thi’sl has released a music video for the single “King Without A Crown” from 2014’s Fallen King. Pick it up on iTunes for $6.99 for a limited time. …continue reading

Twenty One Pilots Take #1 Spot the Billboard 200 Chart

Twenty One Pilots Take #1 Spot the Billboard 200 Chart

Its official, twenty one pilots have earned the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with their new album Blurryface [IVM Review score 5/5]. While officially recorded as 146k units under Billboard’s new charting model, the placement was “powered by pure album sales, as the album sold 134,000 copies in in its first week”. The article on Billboard highlights how consistent sales have been for the band noting, “Vessel has sold …continue reading

Keno Camp Announce ‘H.I.T.S (He Inspired The Sound)’ MixTape

Keno Camp Announce ‘H.I.T.S (He Inspired The Sound)’ MixTape

Keno Camp have announced their new mixtape, titled H.I.T.S (He Inspired The Sound), will release on June 9th. Watch a promo clip for the album below. …continue reading

Sean C. Johnson Debuts Music Video for “Mountains”

Sean C. Johnson Debuts Music Video for “Mountains”

Sean C. Johnson has released the music video for “Mountains”. Watch below. The song appears on his new album Circa 1993 which you can also stream & purchase (Name Your Price) below via Bandcamp. …continue reading

Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots

Review : Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots

“My name is Blurryface and I care what you think”.
Okay, here is what I think. …continue reading

James Gardin Premieres Music Video for “Feels Like”

James Gardin Premieres Music Video for “Feels Like”

James Gardin has premiered the music video for “Feels Like”. Watch below. The track appears on his latest album, Living Daylights, which is available now on iTunes. …continue reading

Social Club Premiere “Bad Advice” Music Video

Social Club Premiere “Bad Advice” Music Video

Social Club have premiered a music video for the single “Bad Advice” which you can watch below. The song appears on the duo’s latest release, titled US, which is available everywhere now. …continue reading

LaToria Releases New Single “Loose RMX”

LaToria Releases New Single “Loose RMX”

Check out hip hop artist LaToria‘s single “Loose RMX” below. You can pick up her latest album, The Long Walk Vol. 1, on iTunes. …continue reading

Role Model Records Celebrates 5 Years, Releases New Compilation

Role Model Records Celebrates 5 Years, Releases New Compilation

Role Model Records are celebrating their 5th anniversary with a new compilation for the fans. Listen & download below via Noisetrade. The compilation is hosted by DJ Lagit & features label artists Dru Bex, Julien, Shope and plenty of special guests. …continue reading

Sareem Poems & Ozay Moore Team Up For New Single “Soap Opera”

Sareem Poems & Ozay Moore Team Up For New Single “Soap Opera”

Sareem Poems and Ozay Moore (fka Othello, member of Lightheaded) have teamed up for a new single called “Soap Opera” (prod. The Sound Addict). The track “communicates each artists personal experiences with law enforcement and their response as believers.” Listen & download below. …continue reading

Twenty One Pilots Estimated to Hit No. 1 on Billboard Charts

Twenty One Pilots Estimated to Hit No. 1 on Billboard Charts

Though reports are not yet finalized, Twenty One Pilots seems to have a lock on the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the debut week of Blurryface. The band is estimated to move over 120,000 units within the week time-span compared to other notable acts such as Zedd (30k) and The Killers’ Brandon Flowers (25k). “Units” are not necessarily sales when incorporated into the Billboard 200 as it now includes streams and individual track sales. Read more about the …continue reading

Tony Tillman Releases New Single “No Lie”

Tony Tillman Releases New Single “No Lie”

Tony Tillman has released a new single “No Lie” which also features Reflection Music Group labelmate Derek Minor. Listen below or pick it up on iTunes. This track is the first official single from his upcoming album, titled Camden, to be released this year. …continue reading

Derek Minor Releases New Single “2 AM in the Morning”

Derek Minor Releases New Single “2 AM in the Morning”

Derek Minor has released a new single “2 AM in the Morning” which you can listen to & download below via Soundcloud. Minor described the background of the single by saying, “One night I couldn’t sleep. I sat in the bed and tossed and turned but my body was uncooperative in my endeavors to rest. So what did I do… Record over a classic BlackStar beat. Enjoy!” …continue reading

Pettidee Premieres Music Video for “Big Boy” (ft. Teron Carter of Grits)

Pettidee Premieres Music Video for “Big Boy” (ft. Teron Carter of Grits)

Veteran rapper Pettidee has released the music video for his latest single “Big Boy” which also features Teron Carter of Grits. Watch below. He also appears in the new film, “Where Is Good?” which premiered last night. You can also view that trailer below. …continue reading

Lecrae Interviewed by NPR

Lecrae Interviewed by NPR

Lecrae was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) recently, in a nearly 10 minute segment. Listen below or visit the article. He somewhat addresses some scrutiny he has received by covering a broader range of topics in his music by saying, “If I’m learning something, that’s all I want to talk about. If I’m experiencing something, that’s all I want to talk about. So at the time of me really wrestling with, kind of eternal and …continue reading

Andy Mineo Releases New Single “Lay Up” (ft. wordsplayed)

Andy Mineo Releases New Single “Lay Up” (ft. wordsplayed)

Andy Mineo has officially released a new single called “Lay Up” (prod. Alex Medina & Tyshane) to digital outlets. Check out a video below. Purchase the single on iTunes or Amazon or stream via Spotify. …continue reading

Lecrae Signs Book Deal, Wins Billboard Music Award

Lecrae Signs Book Deal, Wins Billboard Music Award

Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing to release his upcoming book, titled Unashamed, in May 2016. The press release also announced that it will precede his next major album to be released late next year. The phrasing “major album” certainly allows for the rumored Church Clothes Vol. 3 to be released beforehand.

Lecrae commented about the book saying, “I want to be honest about where I’ve come from and what I’ve learned along the …continue reading

Alex Faith & Dre Murray – Southern Lights: Overexposed (Album / Visual Album)

Review : Alex Faith & Dre Murray – Southern Lights: Overexposed (Album / Visual Album)

Alex Faith + Dre Murray have teamed up for ‘Southern Lights: Overexposed’ which was released in both audio & visual formats. Read my thoughts on the album …continue reading

Cutright and Ike Hill Release New Single “UNITY’

Cutright and Ike Hill Release New Single “UNITY’

Cutright and Ike Hill, two members of JustHISLeague, have released a new single “UNITY” which you can listen to & download below. The song will appear on their upcoming project titled Chicken x Dumplings. …continue reading

Tony Tillman Releases New Single “Ecore Fabrè”

Tony Tillman Releases New Single “Ecore Fabrè”

Tony Tillman has been at work on his third album for Reflection Music Group. Listen & download the new single “Ecore Fabrè” below via Soundcloud. “Ecore Fabrè today referred to as Camden, was the town where Tony was raised in. Tony shares a personal narrative, which brings insight on the perceptive of the people from his past community. He sheds light on the hardships and social issues from what used to be his everyday reality.” …continue reading

SPEC Premieres Music Video for “Don’t You Know Pt. 1″ (ft V.Rose)

SPEC Premieres Music Video for “Don’t You Know Pt. 1″ (ft V.Rose)

Hip hop artist SPEC released his new music video for the single “Don’t You Know” which features V. Rose. Watch below. The song appears on his upcoming album, Vacancy, which releases on May 19th. You can listen to another single “Put Em On” which features Alex Faith, 5ive and J. Carter below as well. …continue reading

James Gardin Releases “No One” Studio Performance

James Gardin Releases “No One” Studio Performance

James Gardin has released another live studio video performance, this time for the track “No One” below. His new album, Living Daylights, is available now. …continue reading

Lecrae Headed to Europe for Anomaly Tour

Lecrae Headed to Europe for Anomaly Tour

Lecrae will be hitting Europe this month on the Anomaly Tour. Check out the dates below. …continue reading

Fedel Drops New Single “No Ceiling” ft. KB

Fedel Drops New Single “No Ceiling” ft. KB

Fedel has dropped a new single titled “No Ceiling” featuring KB (Reach Records). You can listen to that belong along with his new interview from the Wade-O Radio Show. The song will be on his new album, titled FLAW (Fight Like a Winner), which releases May 12th. Pre-order on iTunes or get the CD here. …continue reading

Social Club Solo Albums on the Way

Social Club Solo Albums on the Way

It appears from a series of Tweets that Marty & Fern of Social Club are working on solo albums to release sometime this year. In  the meantime you can check out their recently released album US which released in March. Pick that up on digital outlets or stream via Spotify. …continue reading

AudioFeed Festival Releases Lineup

AudioFeed Festival Releases Lineup

This year’s AudioFeed Festival will take place July 2-5 in Urbana, Illinois. Check out the performance roster below. Do any of you attend? …continue reading

The Battery Release New Album ‘The Change Up’

The Battery Release New Album ‘The Change Up’

The Battery, which is comprised of Jurny Big & Peace 586, has released the new album The Change Up on Illect Recordings. Stream & purchase below through Bandcamp. …continue reading

Taelor Gray Premieres New Singles

Taelor Gray Premieres New Singles

Taelor Gray has released a few singles over the last month. Listen to “FreshMent” (produced by Wes Pendleton) & “Doing It Well” (ft. Tragic Hero) below. He is currently working on a new album that should release this summer. …continue reading