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A.V.A Live Radio Hosted by Jacqueline Jax is a podcast that puts an unfiltered provocative spin on hot new music and the dirt behind it. This show talks about what’s happening in music, Pop Culture and strips away the walls of the music industry. Take us on your Drive to Work : https://linktr.ee/avaliveradio

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Tiktok Banned Music News - What to do next

As a bill advances in Congress fuelled by new anti-US statements from China that could ban TikTok for good it’s time for every musician and music marketer to develop a alternative strategy for promoting music. If losing your followers really scares you it’s time to encourage them to move elsewhere and here is where you should be promoting music in 2023. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

6m
Mar 20
Spotifys New update adds 30 second videos

Spotify‘s new update adds 30 second videos to their TikTok light newsfeed so fans can browse music quickly and easily right in the Spotify app. The biggest change comes in the form of a redesigned homepage featuring an endless feed of short form videos. Artist who don’t take advantage of this new technology will lose out so be sure to update your Spotify Artist dashboard with 30 second videos for every song in your catalogue. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

7m
Mar 19
The Value of Short Form Video in Music Marketing

Jacqueline Jax explains the Value of Short Form Video in Music Marketing in 2023. Short form video is an excellent way to promote your music and gain new audiences by leveraging the power of social media. In this article Jacqueline Jax talks about how you can leverage the power of short form video on social media platforms to promote your music. In 2023, it’s all about short form video. If you’re an independent artist looking to reach new fans and grow your audience, then understanding how short form video works is key. In this article, we’ll discuss how to leverage the power of short form video on social media platforms to promote your music.  AVA LINKS: https://linktr.ee/avaliveradio --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

5m
Feb 07
Pop Star Miley Cyrus has Smashed Streaming Records with ‘Flowers’ | Pop Music Trends Predictions for 2023

MILEY CYRUS IS BACK WITH A FULL NEW SINGLE, HER FIRST RELEASE SINCE HER BREAKUP FROM HUSBAND LIAM HEMSWORTH. Jacqueline Jax reviews the new single, talks about how the music reflects the Pop Dance music trends for Spring and looks deeper into the Miley Cyrus ‘Flowers video. Pop Star Miley Cyrus has Smashed Streaming Records with ‘Flowers’. THE POP STAR’S NEW SONG, TITLED “FLOWERS,” HAS SMASHED STREAMING RECORDS WITH 96 MILLION STREAMS IN ITS FIRST WEEK — an impressive feat for any artist but especially powerful for one who was recently divorced from her husband.  Pop Star Miley Cyrus has Smashed Streaming Records with ‘Flowers’ https://link.medium.com/3OUiy7ziZwb  * > “IT’S OK TO FALL APART,” THE SINGER TOLD HER MILLIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS IN A VIDEO ACCOMPANYING THE RELEASE. Miley’s new single is a perfect song for the pop dance scene, which is currently dominated by female artists. She has been working with producers like Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter who are known for their work with Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello. HOW MILEY CYRUS ‘FLOWERS’ REFLECTS THE TRENDS AHEAD FOR POP MUSIC IN 2023 The song is a great example of how much of a powerhouse Miley has become. She has always been known for her wild and eccentric public persona, but she also has a lot to say about the current state of pop music and society as a whole. MILEY CYRUS’S ‘FLOWERS’ IS GIVING US A PREDICTION ON WHAT POP DANCE MUSIC IS GOING TO SOUND LIKE THIS COMING SPRING 2023. Pop music trends ahead for 2023 include repetitive hooks, disco themes, nostalgic vibes from the ’90s and an emphasis on production quality. LISTEN TO MY DANCE MUSIC PLAYLIST FOR GREAT EXAMPLES OF HOW DANCE POP IS SHAPING UP EACH DAY. (LISTEN AND FOLLOW ON SPOTIFY) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5p4e1DLPSBKeFqvS53TEU5?si=3daf3ef27b334dfc NEW MUSIC ADDED DAILY.. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5p4e1DLPSBKeFqvS53TEU5?si=3daf3ef27b334dfc --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

14m
Jan 29
2023 Pre-Grammy News | The Year Bad Bunny

Radio host Jacqueline Jax talks about the year of Bad Bunny and how he’s bringing a Latin pop wave to spring festivals like we’ve never seen before. Hold onto your hat because it’s going to be an exciting Grammy night with lots of surprises ahead for spring 2023. Subscribe to our newsletter jacquelinejax.medium.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

7m
Jan 27
Music Trends Predictions for 2023 with Jacqueline JAX

Which genres of music will be popular in 2023 There's lots happening in music already as we jump into a brand new year. Music never sleeps, not even over the holidays so if you thought you were going to get a break from the ever changing landscape, hang on to your headphones because it's sprouting change more quickly than ever.  Although all genres of music have their niches and fans, there are some notable jumps in the areas of UK music, Dance Music, Afrobeats and EDM. I'm going to touch on those here today.  The most exciting thing about this future is that it will be filled with new and innovative ways of making music. The tools we have now are far more advanced than anything available 10 years ago; there's no reason to think they'll stop improving anytime soon. And as technology continues to advance, so too will our musical creations from new artists. In fact, music is releasing faster than ever before and that gives listeners lots of fun music to choose from..  Here are my music trends predictions for 2023… https://jacquelinejax.medium.com/music-trends-predictions-for-2023-dca1bc563397 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

12m
Jan 05
Music industry predictions for 2023

How technology will shape music business in the next three years. The music industry is a fast paced ever-changing beast. It’s hard to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the space but I’ve got your back. Jacqueline Jax radio host and creator of music marketing insider gives you her predictions for the music industry in 2023 forecasting the important technology that will shape music in an impactful way. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

15m
Dec 27, 2022
Is TikTok a good Marketing Place for music

Lately TikTok has been in the news with multiple reports expressing their concern for the platform questioning whether it’s a viral hit producer or a platform that cannot build a sustainable career. The popularity of the platform is diminishing in the eyes of record labels today as they realize that TikTok might be able to make a one hit wonder but the artist then don’t have the chops to follow up. Every artist wants a sustainable career but TikTok doesn’t seem like the best way to do that. Jacqueline Jax talks about the current state of TikTok in the music business. Submit music to www.avaliveradio.info/airplay --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

10m
Dec 22, 2022
Lil Durk Hanging with Wolves Music Video Review with Jacqueline Jax

Lil Durk Hanging with Wolves Music Video Review with Jacqueline Jax. Chicago star Lil Durk has come through with visuals for “Hanging With Wolves” !  Serving as Durk’s first piece of solo material since the release of , this track is a hard-hitting one that’s been accompanied by a lively video depicting the rapper with his crew at night. “Hanging With Wolves” is a taste of what to expect from Lil Durk and Only The Family’s upcoming album, which is due for release this Friday (December 16). The project is also set to feature guest appearances from Future, Kodak Black and more.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

11m
Dec 18, 2022
Kendrick Lamar Count Me Out Music Video Review with Jacqueline Jax

ON this episode of AVA Live radio, Jacqueline Jax reviews the Kendrick Lamar 'Count Me Out' Music Video. In the “Count Me Out” music video from rapper Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-nominated “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers https://variety.com/2022/music/reviews/kendrick-lamar-mr-morale-big-steppers-album-review-1235267808/” album, the 35-year-old artist gets deep with his therapist — played by Dame Helen Mirren https://variety.com/t/helen-mirren/. Co-directed by Lamar and pgLang co-founder Dave Free, the black-and-white video begins with Lamar seated in front of a closed piano, with Mirren’s voice calling to his attention. He turns around as the camera focuses in on Mirren. Before the music begins, they discuss an incident in which Lamar denied taking a parking spot from somebody before admitting that he did, and the two share a laugh.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

23m
Dec 17, 2022
How TikTok is failing the music industry

If you were wondering how marketers were leveraging the promotional tools on TikTok to lunch a song you will want to hear this episode. The music industries love affair with TikTok is dying quickly. Some say it’s going away just as fast as it came. After only three years of being a leader in the music industry for launching a new single, the app is losing its lustre and the music industry is heading elsewhere. Jacqueline Jax gives you the rundown on the story from Billboard --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

9m
Nov 30, 2022
How Facebook updates are changing your fan reach

Facebook updates for 2022 have really changed the reach of fan pages with regards to current audience and new audience discovery. Here’s an update on what you can do to boost your Facebook posts into the newsfeed of your fans. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

4m
Nov 25, 2022
NBA YoungBoy Lil Nas X Late To Da Party Music Review

NBA YoungBoy Lil Nas X Late To Da Party Reaction video with Jacqueline Jax. The video is created with a sense of humour which I think is really important especially during these times. The topic draws on a previous grievance with BET awards and Lil Nas X but plays as a way to add some much needed comedy to the tension.   Queen Latifah also recently stuck up for Lil Nas X, who believes his sexuality could be part of the reason why he has purportedly been black-balled by BET, and explained why she thought he deserved a nomination while speaking to TMZ outside of the Jimmy Kimmel Live!  “Lil Nas X is amazing,” she graciously replied. “He should’ve been nominated. I don’t know if that’s the case. I don’t know what’s behind all that, but inclusion is always the key. That’s what we should be striving for. There’s enough room in this world for everybody.”  on Friday (June 24), the “Industry Baby” rapper joined forces with NBA YoungBoy in the official music video for his “Late To Da Party (F*CK BET)” single, which he first teased a snippet of on his personal social media earlier this month. The Gibson Hazard-directed music video further plays on Lil Nas X’s rift with BET in the intro of the visual, which recreates the cover art for the single featuring a BET Award trophy at the bottom of a toilet bowl being urinated upon. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

13m
Jun 29, 2022
How TikTok influencers make money with the app

In recent news a TikTok artist named Tyler Shaw was complaining at a conference about not making a dime from TickTock after his post got 2.5 billion views. A spokes person for TikTok Canada quickly chimed in explaining that TikTok pays the rights holders of all content being seen on the platform and Shaw’s reinterpretation of artist Gayles smash hit ‘ABCDEFU’ went viral generating payment to the label and publisher of the original song. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

10m
Jun 28, 2022
Left and Right Charlie Puth Jung Kook BTS Music Review

Left and Right Charlie Puth Jung Kook BTS Reaction with Jacqueline Jax. This is clearly a hit pop song. It has everything you need from a summer hit. It's fun and light with uplifting tempos and catchy lyrics. There's isn't a fan of either one of these artists who won't adore what they have created and delivered. Charlie Puth has delivered amazing vocals with catchy rhythms and energy. Jung Kook from BTS has brought a silky smooth vocal that compliments Puth with charming elements that melt together to give us something we can listen to on repeat. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

11m
Jun 27, 2022
Twitter update ‘Notes’ Test in the US, UK & Canada

Maybe this will be the feature that sweetens the deal for Musk to buy twitter. Twitter unveils a built-in Notes feature on the way, currently available to select users in the US, UK, Canada, and Ghana. Notes appear as long-form posts enabling a mixture of tweets, videos, and images. Leaks about the feature have circulator for months and Twitter users seem very excited about the ability to post longer notes without users having to leave the platform. Twitter has needed a more robust longform writing tool and this application could drastically alter the way continent is delivered on the platform. Up till now longform content was delivered in multiple threads or screenshots of notes written on other applications. This feature allows you to read longer form content on the app natively. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

8m
Jun 27, 2022
Spotify debuts revamped live events feed for concert discovery

Spotify debuted revamped live events feed an in app destination where you can discover all the live events in your local area. It officially retold its concert hub into something more integrated and accessible where people can discover all the live events taking place locally and get tickets for those live events while they are on Spotify listening to music. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

5m
Jun 26, 2022
K-pop group BTS is asked to reconsider breaking up

Recently BTS made a statement about the future of the group suggesting that the participants might break off and pursue solo careers this comes after the release of the BTS album proof. The solar projects are reportedly set to be released via universal music group Geffen records. Meanwhile the stock has plummeted 25% after the announcement and the Korean singers association president ask them to reconsider citing that if BTS goes away there tourism will vanish hurting the popularity of South Korea has an Asian Hub for culture. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

6m
Jun 25, 2022
Will Elvis Beat Top Gun 2 at the Box Office this Weekend?

Who do you think will top the box office this weekend. There are lots of contenders. Will Elvis Beat Top Gun 2 at the Box Office this Weekend? With movies like Jurassic World dominion in its third week and top gun already in its second week and the addition of universal pictures the black phone out for horror enthusiast we’re going to see if Elvis makes box office records. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

8m
Jun 24, 2022
Pharrell Williams Cash In Cash Out ft 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator Music Video Review with Jacqueline Jax

This was a HUGE Surprise. I can't believe the animation on this video! WOW. Pharrell Williams Cash In Cash Out ft. 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator . For his latest single “Cash In Cash Out,” Pharrell goes the stripped-back route—the beat is nothing more than airtight snare drums, a blown-out 808, and vocal chirps. 21 commits to the march, rapping about charging a million dollars just to show up and warping a reference to the stoner comedy classic into a cold gun metaphor. Meanwhile Tyler—always one to relish a chance to rap over his idol’s beats—hop-scotches across pockets, still in https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/tyler-the-creator-call-me-if-you-get-lost/ flex mode. From the beat to the guest pairing, “Cash In Cash Out” is dark but playful, continuing Pharrell’s streak of finding the beauty in opposites. (pitchfork)  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

10m
Jun 19, 2022
BTS "Yet To Come' Music Review | The Most Beautiful Moment

BTS is officially back in South Korea with their latest Korean single, Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment). The new single dropped today and is featured as the title track from the group’s first anthology album, Proof, which features a range of songs from the last nine years of the group’s discography. It is also the group’s first domestic comeback since 2020’s. The single is filled with catchy harmonies, a bit of hiphop and all the sentiment of a great summer ballad. The high pitch squealy like synths in the background were extremely subtle, but they helped cut the plainness of the song. The vocal and rapping work was nice, and I quite liked the idea of the rapping in the chorus, giving the centrepiece of Yet To Come a bit more energy that prevents the song from being consistently plain.. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

11m
Jun 18, 2022
Halsey 'So good' Music Video Review with Jacqueline Jax

In Halseys newest music video for “So Good”, fans got a rare glimpse into her love story with boyfriend Alev Aydin. The song premiered on June 10, accompanied by a music video that turns the feeling of “right place, wrong time” into a visual masterpiece. Both Halsey and Aydin star in the “So Good” music video, and their chemistry is undeniable. The moody music video tells the story of Halsey and Aydin’s relationship, which sprung from a creative partnership. “Alev and i first met because he was supposed to write and direct a movie about my life," Halsey wrote on Instagram. “And now he’s written and directed this little film about OUR life.” True enough, the video shows Aydin directing Halsey on a video shoot, as another version of Halsey looks on. In the end, Halsey and Aydin finally embrace. The song’s release comes after a viral series of videos Halsey posted on her TikTok claiming that her label wouldn’t allow her to release “So Good” unless it became viral on social media. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

9m
Jun 16, 2022
BTS PROOF LIVE Music Review of New Single 'Born Singer' with Jacqueline Jax

BTS PROOF LIVE REACTION Born Singer | WOW Amazing Vocal performances, set design and harmonies. This release is clearly a fan favourite and certainly anticipated by BTS army fans. Two-time Grammy-nominated K-pop group completed nine years since their debut. On the occasion of their 9th debut anniversary, BTS organised a special video titled Proof Live in which they were joined by special guest Anderson Paak. The pre-recorded event featured the members — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — performing songs from their newly released album Proof. They were seated in a deserted amusement park with a live band surrounding them. They began the Proof Live session with a performance of Born Singer and followed it with their first-ever performance of Yet To Come. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

10m
Jun 15, 2022
Capitol records announces Halsey’s next single release date after viral TikTok

Capitol records has announced that Halsey next single so good will release on June 9 and the video will drop June 10 after her TikTok video goes viral. In a statement framed as an open letter to Halsey, Capitol Records announced in a tweet that “So Good,” the artist’s latest single, will release on June 9. The announcement follows Halsey’s viral TikTok moment, with the singer claiming that the song and its accompanying music video were ready over a month ago but that the label wouldn’t commit to a release date “unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok.” Was the drama just hype to get the artist back into the news or is this part of a bigger conversation record labels are having with Artist today? Are artists refusing to connect directly with their fans through social media or are we looking at a fake viral moment? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

10m
Jun 07, 2022
How to promote music with social media

Social media marketing is a huge conversation but when it comes to new artists do we really need social media ads to promote music? Many music marketers will say yes you need to run social media ads but I think differently because many times Ads can be sterile and passively received rendering them completely ineffective. The question that I’m answering on this episode of the podcast today is how do you market your music effectively on social media. The social media culture is tricky and standing out from the crowd requires skill but it could be very simple if you adapt my advice into your daily routine. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

13m
Jun 06, 2022
The Weeknd Announces first crypto powered world tour

Just recently The Weeknd announced that Binance The global block chain ecosystem behind the world‘s largest cryptocurrency exchange will be sponsoring his fourth coming after hours till Don tour. Under the partnership they will be dropping an exclusive NFT collection for The Weeknds tour. The NFT or nonfungible token will be offering tour attendees virtual tickets stubs gaining access to commemorative NFTs which will provide unique experiences for the fans. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

7m
Jun 05, 2022
Musicians guide to releasing music independently in 2022

A musicians guide to planning a DIY music release and making a song go viral in 2022. Jacqueline Jax talks about the streaming platforms, record labels and TikTok viral moments. Get a step-by-step plan on how to release music as an independent artist in 2022 and get full knowledge on all the pitfalls before you get started this includes everything from planning your release to promotional strategy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

26m
Jun 04, 2022
A deeper look at Spotify’s new artists music resource FOCUS

Jacqueline Jax takes a deeper look at Spotify‘s release of focus aimed at providing creators with fresh new ways to release their music on the platform. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

13m
Jun 04, 2022
SEVENTEEN 세븐틴 'HOT' Kpop Music Review by Jacqueline Jax in English

SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) 'HOT' Official MV Currently number seven on trending music this band has come out swinging. The video now has over 12 million views and 53,000 comments making this appear to be a summer blockbuster for K-pop group SEVENTEEN.  #seventeenhot #reaction Seventeen’s fourth full album was preceded by their first English-language single Darl+ing, released last month. That song felt very much like a placeholder, as many pre-releases tend to be. Now that anticipation has been built, it’s time for the main course. With Hot, the guys are back with a harder-edged hip-hop track (what else is new in K-pop boybandom?) and they make it work despite fighting some polarizing production choices.   Jacqueline Jax is a music curator and journalist working in the music business for over 25 years. She works with both mainstream and indie artists. JAX takes a deeper look at lyrics, production, choreography and artistic expression in every music video reaction or music review. Subscribe if you like her style of reviews and enjoy the videos. ✪ Jacqueline Jax Links: https://linktr.ee/jacquelinejax --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

7m
Jun 02, 2022
Quavo and Takeoff Hotel Lobby Unc and Phew Music Review with Jacqueline Jax

"Hotel Lobby Unc", the intro to Migos member Takeoff's debut album is reminiscent of one of their first hits, "Versace". It is an autotune based slow jam with rapid adlibs and a relative slower tempo than most of Migos's tunes, which creates a dreamlike vibe. It is produced by Buddah Bless.  Migos‘ Quavo and Takeoff have released a new single as a duo, prompting their bandmate Offset to unfollow them on social media. Kirshnik Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, is an American rapper. He is best known as a member of the hip hop trio Migos along with his uncle Quavo and first cousin once removed Offset. Quavo and Takeoff have announced a new project under the name Unc and Phew, releasing debut single ‘Hotel Lobby’. You can hear the new single, along with Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas themed visuals below.  Since they released the song, Offset is no longer following either of his bandmates on social media, fuelling rumours of the trio’s breakup. His wife Cardi B has also apparently unfollowed Quavo and Takeoff.  Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle, so some of the promotion surrounding their new track “Hotel Lobby” has referred to them as Unc & Phew, but the song is officially credited to Quavo & Takeoff while still incorporating the Unc & Phew branding into the cover art. The song finds them busting out their signature triplet flows over a slow-creeping trap beat by Keanu Beats, Fabio Aguillarr, and Murda Beatz. Basically it sounds like a more ominous, Eastern-tinged “Bad And Boujee,” which I’m not complaining about. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/message

13m
Jun 01, 2022