Archives December 2023

Celebrate with Byron Major: ‘Like Christmas Morning’ Brings Electronic Soul to Hollywood’s Christmas 2023 Playlist

We are pleased to announce that the hot new single ‘Like Christmas Morning’ from ‘Byron Major’ is now on our Christmas 2023 playlist. Hear it every day on the playlist + it will be played as a special CHRISTMAS 2023 POWERPLAY at 7:45 PM Pacific USA time for the next month into the new year.

‘Like Christmas Morning’ is a new release by Byron Major, singer-songwriter and producer.

Byron Major is a South African, who lived in Boston, Massachusetts while completing his degree in Songwriting at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. His musical influences are diverse ranging from classical, R&B, Hip Hip, and Adult Contemporary to Electronic genres.

Byron Major has released a total 28 songs as part of his Sabbath Sunday Series. The Sabbath Sunday Series, saw Byron release a 4 song EP every Sunday for 7 consecutive weeks leading up to his latest song release: Christmas Morning. This project was only made possible with the assistance of his collaborators. 

Byron’s vision for his music that is a marriage of both soul music of before & electronica of now, he calls this “Electronic Soul.” The single will be released on 25 December 2023.


Rock Powerplay Alert: Milk N’ Fox’s ‘Nye Beach’ Dominates Hollywood’s Daily A-List Playlist

We’re thrilled to share that ‘Nye Beach,’ the electrifying new single by Milk N’ Fox, has landed on the Daily A-List Playlist. Tune in to experience this commanding alternative rock track, featuring infectious vocals, a cool groove, and blistering guitars. Catch it on repeat throughout the day and get ready for a month-long ROCK POWERPLAY! at 2:30 PM Pacific USA time to rock your afternoon for the next month.

Hailing from Colorado, Milk N’ Fox is an American rock band crafting original music with irresistibly good vibes. With a four-piece lineup, they’re dropping singles and currently working on a full album in Seattle, WA. Bringing the essence of alt-rock from the 90s, 2000s, and today, their tracks are available on major streaming platforms and their website for downloads.

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From Grammy Stages to The Hollywood Playlist: Byron Major’s ‘Mozambique’ Takes Over

We are pleased to announce that the cool new single ‘Mozambique’ from ‘Byron Major’ is now on the Daily A-List Playlist. Listen out for an exclusive radio interview with Byron himself and hear the new single night and day on the playlist + it will also be played daily as a special POWERPLAY at 5 PM Pacific USA time every evening for the next month to come.

‘Mozambique’ is the sleek, groovy, melodic and uplifting new single from Byron Major. Byron Major has achieved quite a lot during his musical career – he’s performed his original song ‘South Africa’ at Nelson Mandela’s Boston Massachusetts birthday celebration in 2013.

He shared a stage with Pavarotti during his farewell tour in South Africa as part of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, made it to the Top 24 of South African Idols at the age of 17, and sang alongside Grammy Award-winning songwriter Paula Cole at a songwriting showcase while attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in America.

In Jan 2022, he released a track entitled “4EVERMORE”, which reached number 4 on the charts of the UK Talk Radio station and number 8 on the Urban Fire Charts of BMS Radio Chicago. His dream is to perform at the Brits alongside Ed Sheeran, Mick Hucknall & Jamie Cullum.

This latest release sees Byron Major featuring on a song that was produced and released by Andy Whitmore and Omnivi3e. Omnivi3e is a team with phenomenal Platinum-selling success, producing and writing for global artists (Elton John, Diana Ross, Lemar, Malcolm McLaren, Alexander O’Neal, and Peter Andre) to name a few.




Celebrate the Season with Tom & His Free Mockingbirds’ First Single ‘Blues Gift from the One & Only’ – A Hollywood Christmas Playlist Essential

We are pleased to announce that the wonderful ‘Blues Gift from the One & Only” from ‘Tom & His Free Mockingbirds’ Feat ‘Raelle Grace’ is now on the CHRISTMAS 2023 PLAYLIST. Listen out for it day and night on the playlist + it will also be played as a special CHRISTMAS POWERPLAY every day for the next month at 10 AM Pacific USA time throughout Christmas into the new year.

Tom is a songwriter-producer of the indie band Tom & His Free Mockingbirds. He is also the leader of the band and Tom has the vision of growing the band into a big band like Count Basie & His Orchestra. Tom is a prolific and consummate songwriter-producer. The band loves all genres but often veered towards Blues and Folk Rocks. Tom as a front man is greatly influenced by blues legends Duke Ellington & His Big Band, and Count Basie & His Orchestra. His benchmark on songwriting is Bob Dylan.

Season Greetings! “Blues Gift from the One & Only.. (FT Raelle Grace)” single is out now.

Speaking about the single, Tom said “It is the 1st single from our Christmas album “Blues Gift for Christmas”. We commit ourselves to create new Blues-Christmas songs each Christmas to celebrate the empowering Blues-Gift to humanity. The protagonists in this 3-mins story are centred on Count Basie and his amazing Orchestra. The story celebrates Blues-Gift to humanity, like a 12-bar phrase shout out by Count Basie and his Orchestra. We created and produced this song on a shoe-string budget and innovate with vocals to symbolise Count Basie’s Orchestra. We hope we did justice to Count Basie and His Orchestra, as well as a Blues Gift for Christmas. We shall follow-up with an instrumental version to mirror a little our progression towards a Big Band set-up“.

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From Rhythmic Allure to Amapiano Pulse: ‘Too Much’ by Jaytime Reigns Supreme on the Hollywood Playlist

We are pleased to announce that the mesmerizing, rhythmic and melodic new Afro-fusion single ‘Too Much’ from ‘Jaytime’ is now on the Daily A-List Playlist. Listen out for it night and day on the playlist + it will also be played daily as a special AFROFUSION POWERPLAY at 2 PM Pacific USA time to energize your afternoon for the next month to come.

‘Too Much’ transcends musical boundaries, harmonizing Afrobeat’s rhythmic allure with the pulse of South African Amapiano. Jaytime’s artistry shines through this soul stirring track, seamlessly weaving pop and dancehall into a tapestry of sonic richness. As the vibrant melody unfolds, it paints a picture of opulence devoid of pretense, inviting listeners into a realm of extravagant indulgence and spirited revelry. This fusion of genres is a testament to Jaytime’s mastery, making ‘Too Much’ an essential addition to your collection – a musical journey through affluence and class. Coupled with magnificent streams across all platforms.

“Joshua Abiola James” professionally known as “Jaytime” is an electrifying Afrobeat sensational artist known for his versatility. His music transcends borders and speaks to the souls of listeners around the world. With an innate ability to fuse traditional African rhythms with contemporary beats, Jaytime, has carved out a unique and captivating sound that has taken the music scene by storm.

He describes his music as Afro-fusion, which blends the genres of R&B, hip-hop, dancehall, and reggae. Which advertently led to the formation of “Sweetstars Entertainment” an exceptional platform to leverage is career upon, as a musician, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer par excellence!

The singer came to limelight with the crooner titled “Come To Me” which spanned over a million views on YouTube in 2021, sequentially followed by “Kiss N Tell” ft Buju now Bnxn. “Never Say Never” in 2022, the groovy track that resonated through the hearts of its listeners. His EP (Sweetvibes Vol 1.) Released in January, 2023 stirred the air with a boisterous feeling of quality music. “Basically” became the fountain of newness in August, the track received a laudable recognition on Apple Music, Boomplay and other trendy streaming platforms. Without further ado, Jaytime is up for another cracker, a mind-bursting single titled “Too Much” out now.

Jaytime, is not just an artist; he is a cultural force, a musical innovator, and an advocate for positive change. His voyage is an inspiring testament to the power of music to unite and uplift people, and his future is bound to be as bright as his rhythmically infectious melodies.


Journey Through Sound: MoA’s ‘Step Outside The Silence (89Keys Remix)’ Hits The Hollywood A-List Playlist

We are pleased to announce that the new single Step Outside The Silence (89Keys Remix) from ‘Maze Of Afflictions‘ (MoA) is now on the Daily A-List Playlist. Listen out for it every 2-3 hours all day and night on the playlist + it will also be played as a special ELECTRONIC POWERPLAY at 5:45 PM Pacific USA time to get your night going for the next month to come.

“Step Outside The Silence (89Keys Remix)” emerges as the latest scorching single by Atlanta’s own Maze Of Afflictions (MoA). This track is a mesmerizing blend of EDM, Electro, and House—marked by its majestic, powerful, and impeccably crafted atmosphere and world class production.

MoA delves into the essence of this sonic experience, describing it as a journey through a maze of emotions and sensations, intricately woven with electronic beats that seductively captivate. The lyrics serve as a guide through personal struggles and triumphs, encapsulating a narrative that resonates universally through the consequences of choices and the legacies we inherit. MoA invites listeners to join in this musical expedition, surrendering to the embrace of a Love Goddess.

Scheduled for global release on February 3, 2024, “Step Outside The Silence (89Keys Remix)” promises to be an invitation into MoA’s world of sound and emotion.

Experience the Cinematic Magic of Max Ayeza’s New Single on The Hollywood Daily POWERPLAY

Exciting news! ‘Never Giving Up On You,’ the breathtaking new single by Max Ayeza, has earned a spot on the prestigious Hollywood FM Digital Daily A-List Playlist. Prepare to immerse yourself in its cinematic charm day and night, with a special POWERPLAY at 3:30 PM Pacific USA time, filling your afternoons with pure magic throughout the coming month.

Max Ayeza delves into the essence of this single, describing it as a poignant reflection on the complexities of relationships. She emphasizes the trials one faces in love, acknowledging that it isn’t always smooth sailing. Despite the challenges, the song celebrates the unwavering commitment and acceptance that define genuine love.

Formerly part of the band “Childstar” rooted in Manila, Max Ayeza embarked on a solo musical journey after the band disbanded, granting her newfound artistic freedom. With complete control over her creativity, she now focuses on songwriting while her husband, Aaron, her former bandmate, aids in production and composition, marking a liberating phase in her career.

Max Ayeza’s eclectic musical palette spans from classic pop icons like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper to contemporary sensations like Olivia Rodrigo and Gayle, showcasing her diverse influences that shape her unique sound.

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Join the Musical Journey: Tom & His Free Mockingbirds’ ‘DeLorean Our Chrissie, Please’ Spreads Festive Cheer on the playlist

Tom & His Free Mockingbirds have introduced their latest Christmas single, “DeLorean Our Chrissie, Please (FT Raelle Grace),” to the 2023 Holiday Playlist. This cheerful tune will grace your ears every few hours on the playlist and will be spotlighted as a special CHRISTMAS POWERPLAY, playing daily at 9 PM Pacific USA time throughout the festive season and into the new year.

Tom, the band’s songwriter-producer and frontman, envisions propelling his indie band to great heights, aiming for a scale akin to legendary bands like Count Basie & His Orchestra. Drawing inspiration from blues icons like Duke Ellington & His Big Band and Count Basie & His Orchestra, Tom’s songwriting prowess shines through in the band’s eclectic love for genres, particularly Blues and Folk Rocks.

Greet the season with “DeLorean Our Chrissie, Please (FT Raelle Grace),” the band’s third single from the Christmas album “Chrissie Rhapsody I & II.” Crafted with the aspiration to provide a momentary escape for the world’s young minds amidst conflicts and chaos, this song embodies a whimsical “make-believe” story.

In this three-minute musical tale, meet Doc Brown Whizz, his DeLorean, and the enchanting realm of make-believe, offering a brief respite and eliciting smiles and warmth during this festive period. Additionally, the band extends heartfelt wishes to Michael J. Fox, known for his role in the Back to the Future movie series and now battling Parkinson’s disease. Hoping this “Marty-Tune” reaches him, invoking joyful memories and smiles.

Tom & His Free Mockingbirds invite you to join their musical journey, celebrating the season with their big-hearted indie-musees band.


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Get Hooked on Devorah’s Soulful ‘Care for You’ – Your New Hollywood Playlist Essential!

We are pleased to announce that the sleek, melodic and infectious new single ‘Care for You’ from ‘Devorah’ is now on the Daily A-List Playlist. Listen out for it night and day on the playlist + it will also be played as a special ELECTROPOP POWERPLAY every day at 1:30 PM Pacific USA time every afternoon for the next month.

Singer-songwriter, Devorah, is back with her lush and melodic Electropop sound in her new upbeat track, “Care for You.” The song debuted today across major streaming platforms and has already garnered praise across social media for the “captivating” hook, “I Care, I Care, I Care for You”, sung in Devorah’s “enchanting, soulful, and upbeat” style that invites listeners to feel what she feels about loving someone so much it makes you pray.

‘Care for You’ is a sublime pop serenade that beckons you into a dreamy reverie, all while enticing you to move to the rhythm, which is such an upbeat vibe,” said Devorah. Produced by renowned Armada Music producer ReOrder and record label, One Shoe Records, out of the UK, “Care for You” draws inspiration from the golden eras of the 80’s and 90’s.

According to the artist, the melody was composed in a way that feels like a harmonious embrace, transporting listeners to a place where nostalgia and affection intermingle. The inspiration was to make the song feel like an old photograph brimming with cherished memories, creating the quintessential love song set to an EDM beat. Throughout “Care for You” and her previous song releases, Devorah digs into the theme of portraying the profound emotion of truly caring for someone. Love, the singer said, is a complicated but beautiful feeling that ebbs and flows through many frequencies, sometimes finding lovers on the same plane, and other times not. “I like to play with the honesty of that in my music,” she said.

Synthesizers and keyboards in “Care for You” weave a tapestry of sound, while the heartbeat of a drum machine sets the rhythm, propelling listeners forward on an effervescent and infectious musical journey. “It’s soulful but catchy. You’ll find yourself humming it for days!” added Devorah. “And I’m glad, because it is a positive song full of beauty and emotion–a great accompaniment to your day.”

To listen to “Care for You” and to learn more about Devorah, follow her on Spotify and Instagram and visit her website at

Australian Folk Revival: The Queensland Tiger’s ‘The Diamantina Drover’ shines bright on the Hollywood Playlist

We are pleased to announce that the beautiful new single ‘The Diamantina Drover’ from ‘The Queensland Tiger’ is now on the Daily A-List Playlist. Listen out for this melodic and touching folk gem on the playlist + it will also be played daily as a special AUSTRALIAN FOLK POWERPLAY at 8 PM Pacific USA time every night for the next month.

The Queensland Tiger is an artist who focuses on traditional Australian folk songs, which are known for their timeless essence and personal themes. Featured are his distinctive keyboard melodies and heartfelt vocal style, which fit seamlessly within this genre’s style and narrative.

“Drovers, Stockmen and Bullockies” is his fifth release. His previous albums have included a tribute to the Australian poet Henry Lawson, a national literary icon. This release is also deeply tied to the history and lore of Australia, and features an extensive track list of eighteen songs, which includes literary ballads by highly respected Australian poets such as Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, as well as many traditional songs. Despite the adversity of the times , there’s room for some lighter, more humorous songs too.

But why have these particular songs and poems been chosen ? Firstly, because the works of this period have a genuine directness and lyrical charm: many of the stories are down to earth and come from the heart. Secondly, because they best depict the hard lives of rural workers in the century when Australia was still considered a new frontier: a difficult land that offered many challenges to people, some from the other side of the world, who were looking to build new lives. What followed were new generations, born into this tough environment, which fostered distinctive Australian traditions. This album can feel like a musical time capsule that takes the audience back to the 19th century : one can easily imagine the lives of these stockmen, drovers and (often forgotten) bullockies.

This artist puts a lot of passion and resources into a project, creating an album that encapsulates the spirit of folk music while presenting a fresh approach. He sets the mood with clear vocals and immersive keyboards, using lengthy bridges. In these bridges, and throughout the songs, a diverse range of talented musicians provide engaging breaks and supporting lines, broadening the sound. These include : international cellist Natasha Jaffe ; the delightful, brilliant young fiddler, Jessie Morgan ; violinist John Joe Murray ; violist Mikhail Bugaev ; and the lyrical multi instrumentalist, Lillian Penner.

The album has many highlights : one is the opening track, “Travelling Down the Castlereagh” , a political poem by Banjo Paterson. This musical rendition offers a sparse yet interesting piano arrangement. The lead vocal is backed up on the chorus by Lillian Penner, who also plays some wonderful strings linking the verses. “Andy’s Gone with Cattle” is another notable moment. The track features words by Henry Lawson paired with a great tune by the late Hugh McDonald. John Joe Murray provides a stunning violin track, which brings the emotion of the song sharply into focus, enabling the audience to immerse themselves in the story and listen to the moving words of this famous poem, one of three of Lawson’s on the album. Transforming poems into music presents a unique set of challenges for musicians and songwriters.

One of the primary difficulties lies in maintaining the essence and emotional depth of the original poem, while fitting this into the constraints of melody, rhythm, and verse structure. The Queensland Tiger’s arrangements stay true to the spirit of the original work, and in most cases, he sings the entire poem. About half the melodies are traditional, while others were written by Australian folk artists like Mike (and Michelle) Jackson, Hugh McDonald, and Graham Jenkin. It was Graham Jenkin who wrote the tunes for the three “Breaker” Morant poems on the album.

This production isn’t just entertaining and relatable, it’s also educational and thought-provoking. It shines a light on Australia’s rich history, focusing on one of the country’s most colourful eras. The Queensland Tiger manages to go beyond mere historical facts, offering listeners a profound glimpse into the humanity of the period, delving into the depths of people’s experiences and capturing the struggles, triumphs, and nuances of colonial times, breathing new life into history.

“Drovers, Stockmen and Bullockies” belongs to a series of traditional folk albums from this artist which explore different aspects of Australia’s colonial history. It is the aim of The Queensland Tiger to keep these important musical and literary traditions alive.

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From Gold Coast to Cosmic Realms: Dive into xposé say’s Captivating Debut Single on the Hollywood Playlist

Experience the debut single ‘Awaken Awaken’ by xposé say, the three-piece Australian indie-pop sensation emerging from the Gold Coast. Led by the captivating vocals and songwriting of London-born Emma Ballard, who now calls the Gold Coast home, along with the rhythmic synergy of bassist Jaco Max and drummer Stephen Rodden, xposé say crafts a unique fusion of cosmic indie-pop melodies with an atmospheric electronic edge.

This electrifying track, now a part of our curated Daily A-List Playlist, promises a sonic journey blending dream-pop vibes with assertive lyrics exploring world systems and the dawn of new beginnings.

Drawing comparisons to Cannons, Chvrches, and Massive Attack, xposé say’s new single ‘Awaken Awaken’ is out now, delivering an ethereal narrative transcending earthly confines into a realm of higher dimensions and enlightenment. Get ready to immerse yourself in their cosmic soundscape as they pave the way for an exciting series of releases throughout early 2024.

Tune in day and night to catch ‘Awaken Awaken’ not only as part of our new music drops but also as the exclusive daily INDIE POP POWERPLAY feature at 8:30 PM Pacific USA time every night for the coming month. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on this musical odyssey with xposé say!”

Discover the Vibrant Sound of Santeri’s “Pressure” – Afrofusion at Its Finest on the Hollywood Playlist

Santeri, the rising Afrobeat sensation, has just released his latest single, “Pressure,” a vibrant Afrofusion masterpiece that’s taking the world by storm. This incredible track is now available on all major streaming platforms and has secured a spot on the coveted Daily A-List Playlist for the upcoming month. Hear it on the playlist + it will also be played daily as a special AFROBEAT POWERPLAY at 6:30 PM Pacific USA time for the next month.

Hailing from Ipaja, Lagos State, Ashogbon Austine Adedoyin, known as Santeri, embodies a fusion of diverse academic pursuits, including software engineering at Aptech Computer Education, Medicine and Surgery at Afe Babalola University, and Biomedical Science at the University of Essex. Despite this diverse academic background, his true passion lies in music, a field where he’s rapidly making a name for himself since venturing professionally into it in 2021.

Santeri’s music journey started with his single Come Closer in May 2021, which was followed by Barawo, Lets fly away, Bunda and now his exceptional new single ‘Pressure’. His single “Bunda,” was a collaboration with Vkel, seamlessly blending Afrobeat and amapiano, and capturing attention with his infectious energy and captivating vocals. His music reverberates with African rhythms, resonating with a global audience. With an unmistakable talent and a vibrant sound, Santeri continues to carve his path in the music industry.

Now, with his latest release, “Pressure,” Santeri unveils a track that boasts an irresistible, soothing rhythm, melodious vocals, and a sleek sound, all delivered with his signature style and charisma.