March 24th, 2022

Today, mxmtoon returns with her new album rising, which will be released on May 20th on AWAL. The album will be supported by a US tour with more dates already added in many major cities due to demand. 


On “sad disco” mxmtoon tells us “i was 17 years old when i wrote my song “prom dress.” four years later, i sat and listened to it, wondering if the lyrics and ideas still resonated with my now 21-year-old self. i decided that it did, and it also didn’t. i’d grown up since i wrote that song and realized I wanted to make something that felt current to my individual. “sad disco” was the resolution to that desire. a song built with the same bones that “prom dress” was made from, but more reflective of the growth i’ve experienced in my own life since. it’s a song meant to make you find joy in the quiet, to emulate that feeling of being alone in your bedroom, blasting music through a pair of headphones in the middle of the night. in a way, it feels like an answer to the girl who wrote “prom dress” in the first place. serving as a reminder that she isn’t stuck on the floor with tears streaming down her face forever, but that she’ll grow up, and the loneliness she sometimes feels won’t define her. she can still choose to dance and have her own “sad disco.”

Tour Dates:

5/2 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount

5/4 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

5/5 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

5/7 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*

5/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

5/10 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic

5/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex

5/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

5/14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

5/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market

5/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency *SOLD OUT*

5/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency

5/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *SOLD OUT*

5/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda *SOLD OUT*

5/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda

5/24 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

5/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

5/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory

5/28 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn (Outdoors)

5/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Downstairs

5/31 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham

6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

6/3 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *SOLD OUT*

6/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rozian Theatre

6/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts  *SOLD OUT*

6/7 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall  *SOLD OUT*

6/8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

6/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale *SOLD OUT*

6/11 – Boston, MA @ Royale


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February 25th, 2022


BANKS has officially announced today, details of her forthcoming fourth studio album SERPENTINA. Set for global release on April 8 via AWAL, the 13-track full-length was written and co-produced by BANKS, features previously released-fan favorites such as ‘Skinnydipped’ and ‘The Devil,’ as well as her latest single — released today — the rousing, anthemic ‘Holding Back,’

That sense of playfulness and reinvention is encapsulated in the album’s title. “Serpentine” was a word BANKS remembers doodling in her school journals, while the “a” at the end represents a feminization of that idea—an embodiment of a kind of snake queen, as BANKS describes it. “Snakes represent rebirth and the shedding of one’s skin,” she says. “They just move on, and I think that’s what life is about. Changing and transforming, with a little bit of danger, but also smooth and silky. It just felt like the perfect representation. This album feels regal to me, but also my most human ever. So I think it kind of touches both ends of the spectrum.”




Fuck Love


Holding Back

The Devil



Birds By The Sea

Spirit (feat. Samoht)

Anything 4 U


I Still Love You


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November 24th, 2021

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at:


PlySpace Residency Application – Muncie, IN – December 1, 2021

Currier Museum Artist-in-Residence – Manchester, NH – December 1, 2021

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan’s Artist Residency – Los Angeles, CA –  December 1, 2021

Guggenheim Poetry Residency – New York, NY – December 5, 2021

Socrates Sculpture Park Open Call – Queens, NY – December 6, 2021

iStock Creative Inclusion Grants – December 6, 2021

Plum Lime Residency – Brooklyn, NY – December 6, 2021

Bernheim Artist Residency – Clermont, KY – December 15, 2021

Visual Art Open Prize – UK – December 15, 2021

Atelier Mondale Residency – New York – December 15, 2021

Elsewhere Funded Family Residency – Paonia, CA – December 17, 2021

New Music Creator Development Fund – December 21, 2021

Anna Rabinowitz Award for Poetry – December 31, 2021

Art Omi Residencies – Ghent, NY – January 2, 2022



Assistant, Global Commercial Partnerships (AWAL) – London, UK

Senior Global Commercial Partnerships Manager (AWAL) – London, UK

Two New Support Team Positions (Albeton) – Berlin, Germany

Product Marketing Manager (Spitfire Audio) – London, UK

Freelance Marketing & Social Media Expert (Tagmix) – London, UK

Management Assistant (This Is Music) – London, UK

Head of Digital Content (Manchester International Festival) – Manchester, UK

Management Assistant (LLL) – New York, NY

Senior A&R Manager (Young) – London, UK

Management Coordinator (Graphite) – UK

The Second Shift – Social Media Strategist[email protected]

Alloy Women’s Health – Director of Engineering[email protected]

Uminid Francis at – Marketing Director, Operations Director, other positions[email protected]


Play Five Point Jazz Festival – Denver, CO – December 30, 2021

Play FoCo MX – Ft, Collins, CO – January 11, 2022


Arts & Wellness: Health Equity & Accessibility – November 30, 2021 – 4:30pm MST

Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts – November 30, 2021 – 1pm EST

Understanding Cybersecurity for Performing Arts Organizations – December 1, 2021 – 2pm EST

Health and Safety for Performing Arts Organizations – December 2, 2021 – 2pm EST

CMW: Virtual Voices Series: The Modernized Leadership Team Behind The GRAMMY Awards – November 26, 2021 – 11am PST

Music Biz: Streaming Fraud: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems (beatdapp) – February 10, 2022 – 2pm EST

Music Biz: Effective Rights Management: The Orfium Suite – February 24, 2022 – 2pm EST

Music Biz: Serving the Music Consumer with the

Best Possible Experience (InnerCat, Play & Follow) – March 24, 2022 – 2pm EST

Music Biz: Piloting the Future of the Supply Chain:

Multiparty Collaboration (Verifi Media) – April 7, 2022 – 2pm EST

Music Biz: GTMS for Music by Vistex – Making It All Add Up! – June 16, 2022 – 2pm EST

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March 3rd, 2021

Girl In Red, Marie Ulven announces her debut album if I could make it go quiet out April 30 on AWAL. The album was written by Girl In Red, and co-produced by Matias Tellez. The album single “Serotonin” was co-produced by FINNEAS.

Of the album, Marie states: “if i could make it go quiet is an attempt to learn what it’s like to be human; to deal with the scariest parts of myself; to live with the pain of knowing i’m only flesh and bones; to be angry, broken and unforgiving yet still able to wear my heart on my sleeve; i’m shedding light on the darkest parts of my mind and i’m letting everyone in; if i could make it go quiet is me simply trying to understand what the fuck is going on.

if i could make it go quiet Track Listing:


Did You Come?

Body And Mind


midnight love

You Stupid Bitch


Apartment 402

I’ll Call You Mine

it would feel like this

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