Skylar Grey MCXLII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Premiere | Trailer

As with the initial :20 teaser for the upcoming 11th season of Doctor Who, the full-length season trailer features Ms. Grey‘s Glorious collaboration w/ Macklemore, and has now been published to YouTube!

Check out the full :60 trailer below, and you can watch the October 7 premiere of Doctor Who on BBC America.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Doctor Who Trailer ::

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Skylar Grey MCXLI :: Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447) – Open Letter to SiriusXM + Response from SiriusXM

In response to SiriusXM‘s current opposition to certain portions of the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447), which passed the Senate unanimously as of Tuesday/September 18, songwriter Ross Golan has penned an open letter to SiriusXM‘s parent company Liberty Media threatening to boycott the service if they do not withdraw their opposition to the MMA. Attached to the open latter in show of their support for Golan‘s stand are Ms. Grey, as well as around 150 other music industry artists.

You may find a short overview of the MMA (via the RIAA) immediately below, followed by the complete letter+lengthy list of attached artists in full, then followed by SiriusXM‘s response to said letter.

NOTE :: Now that the MMA has passed the Senate, it will be returned to the House for final approval. After which the President will need to sign the bill in order for it to become law.

Music Modernization Act – Overview | RIAA ::
“….the Music Modernization Act updates copyright protections to include all creators and ensures that the music industry remains a viable option for the next generation. The Music Modernization Act would accomplish the following:

For Songwriters

  • Create a new and transparent collection entity to ensure that songwriters always get paid for mechanical licenses when digital services use their work.
  • Help ASCAP and BMI secure fairer rates for their songwriters.
  • Establish fair compensation for songwriters when the government sets rates.

For Artists

  • Close the “pre-1972 loophole” so that digital services will pay legacy artists the compensation they deserve.
  • Establish fair compensation for artists when the government sets rates.

For Studio Professionals

  • Give copyright protection to producers and engineers for the first time in history….”

SiriusXM v. MMA | Open Letter ::
“….Dear Greg Maffei, Scott Greenstein and Jim Meyer and Liberty Media Board of Directors Evan D. Malone, David E. Rapley, Larry E. Romrell, Brian M. Deevy, Andrea L. Wong, Robert R. Bennett, M. Ian G. Gilchrist and John C. Malone:

I’m writing you with grave concern about SiriusXM’s opposition to the Music Modernization Act (Classics Act included).

I’m CCing some of the greatest songwriters and artists in the history of the music business to show our solidarity in support of this legislation in its current form. We are all aware of your company’s objections and trepidation but let me say that this is an opportunity for SiriusXM to take a leadership position. As you are aware, 415 Representatives and 76 Senators have already cosponsored the MMA along with industry consensus. It’s SiriusXM vs all of us. We can either fight to the bitter end or celebrate this victory together. Rather than watch bad press and ill will pile up against SiriusXM, why not come out supporting the most consequential music legislation in 109 years? We do not want to fight and boycott your company but we will as we have other opponents. Stand with us! Be brave and take credit for being the heroes who helped the MMA become historic law! Momentum is building against SiriusXM and you still have an opportunity to come out on the right side of history. We look forward to your endorsement but the fire is burning and only you can put this out.

Sincerely yours,
Ross Golan and Legends CC-ed Here

Songwriters:
Ali Tamposi
Allee Willis
Ammar Malik
Andre Lindal
Andreas Carlsson
Andrew Cedar
Anne Preven
Anthony Preston
Antonia Armato
Ashley Gorley
Benny Blanco
Bert Berns
Billy Mann
Billy Steinberg
Bonnie McKee
Bryan Michael-Cox
Burt Bacharach
Busbee
Captain Cuts
Charlie Handsome
Claude Kelley
Claudia Brant
Cynthia Weil & Barry Man
Dallas Davidson
Damon Boot
Damon Bunetta
Damon Sharpe
Danielle Brisebois
Dave Bassett
David Hodges
David Simmons
Desmond Child
Diane Warren
Doc Pomus Estate
Emile Ghantous
Erica Discoll
Erika Ender
Ester Dean
Eve Nelson
Greg Kurstin
Greg Wells
Harvey Mason
Ian Kirkpatrick
J Kash
Jack Kugell
James Newton Howard
Jason Evigan
Jay Landers
Jayson Dezuzio
Jeff Trott
Jesse Shatkin
John Ryan
Jud Friedman
Julian Bunetta
Justin Tranter
Kara DioGuardi
Lauren Christy
Linda Perry
Lindy Robbins
Louis Bell
Louise Goffin
Luke Laird
Marc Shaiman
Max Martin
Michelle Lewis
Mike Stoller
Mozella
Neil Ormandy
Nicolle Galyon
Nolan Lambroza
Oak Felder
Oliver Heldens
Richard Jay Alexander
Rick Nowels
Ricky Reed
Rock Mafia
Ross Copperman
Rudy Perez
Sam Hollander
Sarah Aarons
Sarah Hudson
Savan Kotecha
Shelly Peiken
Simon Wilcox
Skylar Grey
Stargate
Stephen Bray
Steve Lashley
Steve Solomon
Steven Lashley
Stuart Crichton
The Heavyweights
The Stereotypes
Tim James
Toby Gad
Troy Verges
Wally Gagel
Walter Afanassief
Wayne Kirkpatrick
Xandy Berry
Zach Crowell

Artists/Musicians:
Sir Paul McCartney
Don Henley
Stevie Nicks
Mick Fleetwood
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Carole King
Carly Simon
Katy Perry
P!nk
OneRepublic: Ryan Tedder
Sia
John Legend
Adam Dorn
Adam Gorgoni
Alessia Cara
All-4-One
Aloe Blacc
Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow band)
Bebe Rexha
Bird and The Bee: Inara George
Carly Simon
Carole King
Charlie Puth
Chris Isaak
Colbie Caillat
Eddie Money
Eurythmics: Dave Stewart
Garbage: Shirley Manson
Gloria & Emilio Estefan
Grace VanderWaal
Hootie & the Blowfish: Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld
Jason Derulo
Jefferson Airplane: Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady
Jewel
Kasim Sulton
KC and The Sunshine Band: Harry Casey
Kevin Cronin
Little Feet: Lowell George Estate
Lori McKenna
LP
Melissa Manchester
Mindi Abair
Nelly Furtado
Rascal Flatts: Gary LeVox
Rusty Anderson
Sean Lennon
Semisonic: Dan Wilson
Sonic Youth: Kim Gordon
The Doors: John Densmore Robby Krieger
The Fray
The Mamas And The Papas: Michelle Phillips
The Pixies: Joey Santiago
The Pretenders: Chrissie Hynde
Thomas Rhett
Tom Higgenson: Plain White T’s
Tom Waits
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Karen O and Nick Zinner

Executives/Business:
Aaron Bay Schuck
Aaron Rosenberg
Adam Anders
Alastair Lloyd Webber
Amanda Berman
Amanda Berman
Andrew Gould
Andrew Luftman
Ben Mawson
Ben Singer
Brendan Okrent
Connie Lim
Dan Petel
David Gray
Dina LaPolt
Ed Howard
Ed Millet
Jeff Jampol
Jon Lind
Justin Frazier
Katie Vinten
Kenny Aronoff
Kristina Grossman
Larry Wade
Lou Taylor
Maria Egan
Rachel Kurstin
Sheryl Louis
Susan Genco

Companies:
Modest Management
Big Deal Music
Milk And Honey
Mega House Music Mgmt.
Decible Entertainment….”

SiriusXM v. MMA | SiriusXM Reponse ::
“….Over the past several weeks, we have been the subject of some stinging attacks from the music community and artists regarding our views on the Music Modernization Act. Contrary to new reports and letters, this is really not about a SiriusXM victory, but implementing some simple, reasonable and straightforward amendments to MMA. There is nothing in our “asks” that gut the MMA or kills the Act. So let’s talk about the substance of the amendments we propose, because we truly do not understand the objections or why these concepts have incited such a holy war.

Contrary to the accusations, SiriusXM has proposed three simple amendments to the MMA.

First, SiriusXM has asked that the CLASSICS Act recognize that it has already licensed all of the pre-1972 works it uses. This amendment would ensure that artists – the people who are supposed to be at the heart of the MMA – receive 50% of the monies under those existing licenses. Is that unfair? Just today, Neil Diamond wrote in the LA Times that: “I receive a small amount of songwriting royalties, but no royalties as the recording artist.” How can that happen? To date, SiriusXM has paid nearly $250 million dollars in pre-‘72 royalties to the record labels. We want to make sure that a fair share of the monies we have paid, and will pay, under these licenses gets to performers. Without this provision, artists may never see any of the money SiriusXM paid, and will pay, for the use of pre-1972 works. Artists not getting paid hurts our business!

Second, Sirius XM thinks that the fair standard to use in rate setting proceedings is the standard that Congress chose in 1995 and confirmed again in 1998 – which is called the 801(b) standard. However, we are willing to move the “willing buyer/willing seller” standard contained in the MMA. In exchange, we have asked for the same concession that the MMA grants to other digital music services, but we were left out of — simply that the rates that were set last year for five years now apply for ten years. We thought this was a fair compromise when we read the “new” MMA that was released this weekend by the Senate, and are willing to live by that compromise.

Third, SiriusXM is asking the simple question: “Why are we changing the rate court evidence standard for musical compositions in this legislation so that it gives another advantage to broadcasters over satellite radio and streaming services?” There is no policy rationale for this change to tilt the playing field further in their favor, and frankly no one has been able to explain it to us. It is only fair that we debate why the change to Section 114(i) is in the MMA.

So that is the sum total of our changes. There is nothing hidden or underhanded in our views. We have offered these simple amendments on a one-pager. We are prepared to work with the NMPA and RIAA to adopt these amendments, pass the MMA, and move the music industry forward….”

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Skylar Grey MCXL :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Premiere | Teaser

The 11th season of the BBC‘s Doctor Who will premiere, with Jodie Whittaker debuting her first season as the 13th Doctor, on October 7. To announce the premiere, BBC America produced a teaser trailer set to Ms. Grey‘s Glorious collaboration with Macklemore!

Check out the :20 teaser via YouTube below.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Doctor Who Teaser ::

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Skylar Grey MCXXXIX :: ‘Harry Potter at 20’ – Skylar Grey Talks Harry Potter w/ Rolling Stone, 1-SEP-2018 | Photo

With the U.S. publication of the literary classic Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone having happened 20 years ago (September 1, 1998), Rolling Stone‘s news editor Sarah Grant spoke with multiple artists on their love for Potter. Along with Ms. Grey herself, Grant talked with Lily Allen, Scott Ian (of Anthrax), Sofia Reyez, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Adam Lazzara (of Taking Back Sunday), Vic Mensa, and many others.

Read the excerpts featuring Ms. Grey below, and click the photo showcasing Ms. Grey and Vanessa Ostovich‘s Deathly Hallows matching tattoos below to read the entire feature!

NOTE :: The article features several major spoilers for the Potter book series.

Skylar Grey Talks Harry Potter | Rolling Stone ::
“….What is your impression of J.K. Rowling?
Skylar Grey: J.K. Rowling is a creative storytelling genius, right up there alongside Eminem.

What role has Harry Potter played in your life, career and/or music?
Skylar Grey: 
On tour, I would disappear into my bunk with my book after every show instead of partying. I was actually pretty depressed at the time, and escaping into the world of
Harry Potter took my mind off everything. Those magical metaphors taught me some really powerful life lessons — things I needed to learn at that time in my life. 

How far have you taken your Harry Potter fandom?
Skylar Grey: My assistant and best friend Vanessa and I got matching
Deathly Hallows tattoos. They look horrible! But we were in Vegas for a gig, decided to get drunk on margaritas. What do you expect?!….”

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Skylar Grey MCXXXVIII :: Eminem Talks Skylar Grey – ‘Influence of Hip-Hop’ Interview w/ LL Cool J x DJ Z-Trip, 1-SEP-2018 | Audio

“….you know, it’s not a secret, I have a very close relationship with Skylar Grey….”
– Eminem, Influence of Hip-Hop

During his 90min appearance on fellow hip-hop legends LL Cool J x DJ Z-Trip‘s new Rock The Bells Radio show for his Influence of Hip-Hop interview, Eminem talked about his personal and professional relationship with Ms. Grey, and some of the recent work that they’ve done together.

The entire 90min interview can be streamed via YouTube below – LL talks about Em shouting him out on Walk On Water at 59:48, and you find the Eminem x Skylar Grey segment starting at 1:13:32!

Eminem Talks Skylar Grey | Influence of Hip-Hop ::

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Skylar Grey MCXXXVII :: ‘Right Now’ by Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz – Co-Written by Skylar Grey, Now Available | Buy

As teased by Nick Jonas earlier this month (August 9), his co-writing collaboration w/ Ms. Grey, “Right Now” (recorded w/ German producer Robin Schulz), has officially dropped!

Grab your copy by clicking the artwork below, and share your thoughts on the the track your socials! #RightNow

Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz – “Right Now” | Co-Writ. w/ Skylar Grey ::

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Skylar Grey MCXXXVI :: ‘Right Now’ by Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz – Co-Written by Skylar Grey, Releasing 24-AUG-2018 | Teaser

Nick Jonas‘ new track “Right Now”, co-written by Ms. Grey and recorded with Robin Schulz, is set to release this Friday (August 24)!

Jonas shared a :20 instrumental snippet of the track, with some in-studio footage shown in the background, as a teaser via his Instagram – check both it and the single artwork out below, and check back this Friday for when the track drops!

Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz – “Right Now” (Co-Writ/ Skylar Grey) | Teaser ::

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Skylar Grey MCXXXV :: ‘Love The Way You Lie, Pt. II’ by Rihanna x Eminem – Co-Written by Skylar Grey, ’10 Famous Musicians You Didn’t Know Wrote Songs for Rihanna’ by Clevver, 13-AUG-2018 | Audio

Gianluca Russo has published (August 13) an article covering 10 Famous Musicians You Didn’t Know Wrote Songs for Rihanna for Clevver, placing the Skylar Grey co-write classic “Love the Way You Lie, Pt. II” performed by Rihanna x Eminem at #7! The cut appeared on RiRi‘s 2010 album LOUD.

Remember that Ms. Grey co-wrote ::
*Love the Way You Lie
*Love the Way You Lie, Pt. II
*”Love the Way You Lie, Pt. II (Piano Version)
*as well as fully writing her own solo recording of Love the Way You Lie, Pt. III

Read the entry + stream the song via YouTube below, and click the Clevver logo to see what the 9 other featured songs on the list are!

10 Famous Musicians You Didn’t Know Wrote Songs for Rihanna | Clevver ::
“….like all artists, there are tunes the 30-year-old puts on her albums, some of which are her most popular, that she actually didn’t write at all. She’s truly the queen of collaborations, working with some of the top names in the industry to put out bop after bop after bop. So which artists have written for Rihanna over the years? Some are more commonly known and actually sang on the track as well whereas others are shockers….

7 of 10: SKYLAR GREY
Skylar Grey not only wrote “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” for Rihanna and Eminem to perform, but also lent some vocals to the track. Part 1 of the song was already amazing but Part 2 was even better — do you agree?….”

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Skylar Grey MCXXXIV :: ‘Right Now’ by Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz – Co-Written by Skylar Grey, Releasing Soon

In a brand new (August 9) interview w/ Teen Vogue‘s Faith Cummings, Nick Jonas has again made mention of material that he’s been working on with Ms. Grey! Expect a new Skylar Grey co-write called “Right Now”, by Nick Jonas and Robin Schulz, to drop soon!

Read the excerpt from the interview below, and click the Teen Vogue logo to read the entire piece.

Nick Jonas Talks “Right Now” w/ Skylar Grey | Teen Vogue ::
“….Teen Vogue: ….Are you working on music as well?

Nick Jonas: I’ve been working on a lot of new music. And I have some new music coming out in about two weeks. It’s a song with Robin Schulz which I’m really excited about called “Right Now” that I wrote with Skylar Grey. It’s a song that I’ve been sitting on for awhile, but I was looking for the right time to put it out and the right person to collaborate with. I’ve also been in the studio with Timbaland and TMS which is a great production group out of the UK. Some new and inspiring influences that represent the next statement I want to make as an artist….”

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Skylar Grey MCXXXIII :: ‘Skylar Grey is a Genre-Defying Songstress’ Interview w/ Kasey Caminiti – DuJour Magazine, AUG-2018 | Photos

“….I’m so grateful for my right hand girl, Vanessa. She always makes sure I have everything I need to put on a good show….”
– Skylar Grey, Dujour

Kasey Caminiti has published a brand new interview piece with Ms. Grey for DuJour Magazine, entitled Skylar Grey is a Genre-Defying Songstress – wherein they chat about a new perspective on songwriting, touring the world with Eminem, giving fans a taste of her new album with upcoming singles, and love.

Read a couple of excerpts below, and click any of the photos to view the full interview piece!

This DuJour piece also contains a 16-photo Tour Diary, so be sure to click View the Gallery photo/link at the beginning of the article on their website when you’re ready to have a peek at that!

Interview w/ Skylar Grey | DuJour ::
“….as I sit across from Grey earlier this summer, just moments before she’s set to perform on stage next to rap phenom Eminem, she’s wearing jeans and a black tank top with her tapestry of tattoos peaking through. Her boyfriend Elliott Taylor sits beside us and offers a few quiet giggles throughout our chat. Grey is delicate and relaxed as she sips her tea and I feel a mess of butterflies in my stomach as I hear the audience erupt when Eminem walks on stage….

After working heavily in hip-hop and with rappers in particular, Grey says she’s ready to change directions, but with a new perspective on songwriting. As a younger songwriter, Grey focused more on the sound of a song, harping on the melody and the music. “When I started working with rappers, it became all about wordplay and storytelling. I got inspired to take that idea of creating really good, clever lyrics back into folk music,” she explains….

Departing from what she’s done in the past musically, Grey is prepared to give the world a new taste of Skylar Grey, in love and happy. Although she admits she loves a body of work, she wants people to have time to digest her rediscovered musical roots. So, listeners can expect singles in the near future and a full-length album further down the road….”

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