PREMIERE: Allison Geddie “30,000 Days” Music Video via Blastro


There’s a saying “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” The average human lifespan is 30,000 days. That sounds like an endless amount of time to live our lives to the fullest, yet it’s a sad truth that many people at the end of their days look back with regret on things they never did. Rising LA-based singer/songwriter Allison Geddie is acutely aware of this, having been inspired by a dear friend Sandy Cooper who, according to Allison, “lived 21,659 days to the fullest.” With this in her head and heart, Allison penned her single “30,000 Days” after realizing she wanted to spend her 30,000 days inspiring others. In this uplifting new video, she does exactly that.

The music video for the beautiful tune premiered today via; watch it here!

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PREMIERE: The HIP Spotlight w/ Jace The Great

Ask anyone from Newark, and they’ll be quick to tell you that though the race riots of the 1960′s were a defining moment in the city’s history, they are not the only thing that defines the city. It is also a city with a thriving community of creative minds and entrepreneurial spirits. Queen Latifah, Whitney Houston, and Naughty By Nature all emerged from the Brick City. Jamal Gray, aka Jace The Great, is the next product of of this proud city, and his new single “Black Lives Matter” is an uncompromising look at the struggle that exists to get past the same racial disparities that have plagued this country for centuries.

We met up with Jace The Great last month at his studio in East Orange NJ to discuss the inspiration behind his important new single, “Black Lives Matter”. Check it out and don’t forget to watch in 720p (high quality)!

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Armin van Buuren’s “Another You” ft. Mr. Probz music video #1 on California Music Channel

armin on cmc
Check it out here! Thanks for the love, CMC crew!

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Trapdoor Social Competing in This Week’s mtvU The Freshmen Competition!

Another HIP client is competing in mtvU’s The Freshmen competition!

This week we’re stoked to announce LA-based alternative band Trapdoor Social are battling it out with their video for their ear-pleasing single, “Fine On My Own” (ft. The Pride Of Mesa Ridge).

If they win they’ll be added to regular rotation at mtvU!


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Will Wood of Will Wood and The Tapeworms on 88.7 FM WRSU

Will Wood of Will Wood and The Tapeworms will be on WRSU’s Overnight Sensations tonight from 10pm – Midnight. Turn your dials to 88.7 or listen online here:!

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PREMIERE: The HIP Spotlight w/ Cariad Harmon

Listening to Cariad Harmon, it’s hard to believe that the singer-songwriter spent much of her youth galavanting through the streets of London and dancing until the wee hours of the morning to legendary house and techno DJs at West London’s now defunct Club UK. It’s not surprising, however, to learn that after the parties were over, Harmon returned home to secretly throw on a Tracy Chapman or Bob Dylan album and strum her acoustic guitar. Being caught between two worlds is a common echo in Harmon’s life. She grew up with an English mother and an American father and often struggled with feeling like an outsider in both Countries.

These divergent set of influences have served her well, with the proof being her newest single, “I Wanna Be Famous.” A brilliant, concise folk pop number that still manages to have a propulsive beat behind it that gives it the energy and immediacy of the dance hits she grew up listening to. The accompanying video is a beautifully shot and darkly comic series of vignettes that create a powerful narrative about the difficulties of following dreams and the universal hunger for fame and notoriety, so present in our social media-savvy culture.

We met up with Cariad a couple of weeks ago in NYC at the premiere party of the “I Wanna Be Famous” video to discuss what’s important to her as a musician; she was wonderful. Check it out!

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PREMIERE: The HIP Spotlight w/ Jason Hemmens

Jason Hemmens is a pop/rock singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist whose crafty, catchy choruses and dynamic sound have taken him from local celebrity status to being one of the fastest rising stars in the place where he now resides, Los Angeles. When we brought you his previous video for “Try Not To Miss You,” the results were palpable and immediate. 100k plus views on YouTube, #1 on the Reverbnation Pop Charts for all of Los Angeles, and a plethora of new fans. Today, he does it again with the brand new video for “Leave This Town.”

We met up with Jason last week in LA to discuss the new project and it was a blast; check it out…

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Daddy’s Cash on iHeart Radio!

Check out Daddy’s Cash “We Will Never Know” on 19 different iHeart Radio UAC stations for the month of July! If you’re in any of the markets below, check out the digital stream of these stations and show your support for Daddy’s Cash!

WMRZ/Albany, GA
WKSP/Augusta, GA
WQYZ/Biloxi-Gulfport, MS
WERC-HD3/Birmingham, AL
WVAZ/Chicago, IL
WAGH/Columbus, GA
WMXD/Detroit, MI
KPRR-HD2/El Paso, TX
WSOL/Jacksonville, FL
WJKX/Laurel, MS
WRBV/Macon, GA
KJMS/Memphis, TN
WWMG/Montgomery, AL
WYLD/New Orleans, LA
WDAS/Philadelphia, PA
WSBY/Ocean City, MD
WLVH/Savannah, GA
KMJM/St. Louis, MO
WHEN/Syracuse, NY


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PREMIERE: The HIP Spotlight w/ Paula Boggs


We are willing to bet you’ve never met an artist quite like Paula Boggs. She is a proud veteran of the United States Army, where she earned Army Airborne wings and a Congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy. She is also a graduate of both the University of California Berkeley School of Law and Johns Hopkins University, and spent much of her professional life as Starbucks’ top lawyer.

So how does this translate into a musical career? Boggs, a self-described unabashed patriot, has spent her life traveling the country and world – immersing herself in cultures, and getting enough inspiration to last a lifetime. She has been a singer/songwriter most of her life, and now feels compelled to share her keen observations about life, as well as her passion for music, with the world.

The Paula Boggs Band crafts a collaborative sound they describe as “soulgrass,” which is the swagger and emotion of soul mixed with the organic and genuine delivery of bluegrass and folk music. Her current album, Carnival of Miracles, produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker, is a perfect blend of energy and sparsity. Boggs weaves her soothing vocal delivery and the prolific musicianship of the band into a musical tapestry that tells a brilliant story – one that is relevant to the social & personal struggles that affect us every day.

We recently met up with Paula while she was visiting the east coast to discuss her powerful single, “Carnival Of Miracles”; check it out!

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Bidding farewell to The Tink “The embodiment of Rock and Roll”

(Andy and The Tink with members of Eagles Of Death Metal at The Khyber Pass in Philly in 2004)

The Tink “The embodiment of Rock and Roll”

Larger-than-life, and with a passion for music to match, The Tink was one of the first video programmers I became friendly with over 15 years ago. But from the moment we made contact, he was much more than just a video programmer… He was a fellow rock ‘n roll musical kindred spirit that I could spend hours talking with and always call a friend….

His enthusiasm for music was contagious. He would tell me stories of seeing the Velvet Underground and Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band back in the mid-60s, and talk endlessly about the thousands of hard rock bands that considered him a trusted associate and part of their promotional machine.

Everyone in the Metal music world knew The Tink and loved him! Though he many times went by the moniker “The Administer of Sinister”, those who knew him well were never intimidated by his robust, 300 pound frame; he was personable, affable and totally approachable. The Tink wouldn’t think twice about going out of his way to help you and will remain one of the staunchest advocates and champions of indie nation that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

In my many visits to The Tink’s “corporate center” in Wilmington, Delaware, I came to fully realize how much he loved doing his weekly program VidDream, and how the show was equal parts music videos and equal parts his irreverent banter and sometimes outrageous interviews. The Tink unquestionably put the “show” back in “show business”. He was the Metal rock ‘n roll Santa Claus, and everyone who came within 12 feet of them could feel his pulsing, palpable energy. He will be missed.

Here at HIP we offer up our sincere condolences to The Tink’s wife Midge, his family and close associates during this difficult time.


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