MAX is a New York City-born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer, who is already a viral sensation. Following in the footsteps of pop moguls Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, MAX's powerful acrobatic tenor commands attention. MAX's devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1 million followers on YouTube, 350,000 followers on Twitter and over 850,000 likes on Facebook. His newest single, "Gibberish (feat. Hoodie Allen)", was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX. The groundbreaking music video for “Gibberish” accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week, and the song has racked up almost 5 million plays on Spotify to date. MAX can also be seen playing music producer Van Dyke Parks in the upcoming Beach Boys biopic "Love & Mercy." The film, directed by Bill Pohlad, premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival and also stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti. MAX’s forthcoming debut album will be released on Pete Wentz's DCD2 label. He will be featured on the “Boys of Zummer” tour this summer alongside Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, and Hoodie Allen
17-year-old Raury is ahead of his time. Reading his interviews and deciphering his lyrics really shed a light on how mature his viewpoints on life, music and success truly are. As a self-proclaimed “Indigo Child” Raury considers himself a member of a generation of adolescents, all products of the internet age, who quickly gain an understanding of life’s challenges and opportunities due to their endless access to information. That being said, it’s safe to say that Raury is poised to be one of the leaders of this generation.
Raury was born and raised in Stone Mountain Georgia where he developed a passion for music and leadership at a very young age. As a kid Raury spent a lot of his summers at what is called the C5 Music Foundation, a Coca-Cola sponsored camp that offers kids the chance to grow as leaders through workshops and activities that stress the importance of understanding others and working towards a common goal. From his adventurist lyrics to his overall message of empowerment and even his trademark sunhat, the influence of these summers couldn’t be more evident in Raury.
Raury began writing songs when he was 3; before he even knew what is was he was doing. At the age of 11 Raury picked up a guitar and proceeded to teach himself how to play chord by chord, unaware that he was playing untuned for the entire first year. By the time he was 15, Raury was locked in; writing and producing his debut project, “Indigo Child” and balancing time between never-ending studio sessions and high school days. Raury’s music embodies innovation and experimentation with new heights and sounds. He cites Phil Collins, Kid Cudi, Bon Iver, Andre 3000 and ColdPlay as some of his musical influences. All of these influences combined with Raury’s distinctive approach all come together to produce a sound that is unlike anything currently on the airwaves.
In his young career Raury has already been championed by the likes of cultural staples such as Va$htie, Karen Civil, A-Trak, Mac Miller and Diplo. He’s also taken the internet by storm garnering excitement from Billboard, Complex Magazine, The Source, Vibe, GoodMusicAllDay, HYPETRAK, Noisey, MTV and Huffington Post to name a few. He aims to radically change the soundscape of music, all the while bringing more and more “indigo children” along with his movement. Raury said it best himself in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.”I just want to make as many people aware that the world is yours,” he says. “The world is really yours. People come down on my generation so often, and I know that’s probably how it works with each generation before it, but I just want to prove them wrong.” His debut project Indigo Child drops this summer.
Singer/songwriter Jacob Whitesides was an underdog fighter from the start. Jacob and his sister were raised in humble upbringings by their strong, selfless mother Becky, in the smoky mountains outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. After learning guitar at a young age and honing in on his vocal skills, Jacob started winning over the Youtube community with his cover videos and, soon after, his original songs. Jacob’s undeniable talent, entrepreneurial skills, along with a genuinely devoted dialogue with his devoted fan base (aka Whitesiders), have led him to an unprecedented independent success. His fans are deeply engaged, frequently selling out shows and VIP upgrades for the chance to spend quality time with Jacob. Jacob’s impressive social media numbers continue to grow organically around the globe (1.6 million Twitter followers, 1.4 million Facebook likes, 972K Instagram followers, 305K Youtube subscribers). His EP A Piece Of Me which he self-released in February of 2015 reached #5 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart in the USA, and spent days at #1 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. His international fan base spans far beyond North America to everywhere from the Philippines to Portugal, Scandinavia to South America, UK to Lebanon, Europe to Australasia, and more. In May, he completed his first ever European tour (Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris, Antwerp, London) with all dates selling out and London, Paris and Amsterdam declared SOLD OUT in only 8 minutes. Later this summer (July-August), Jacob will tour North America as direct support on the R5 “Sometime Last Night” tour. At the end of May 2015, BMG announced their partnership with Jacob and the formation of his own label, Double U Records, for which he will serve as CEO, a ground breaking statement for a 17 year old entrepreneur, let alone a chart-topping recording artist.
Travis Mills is a singer, songwriter, rapper and musician from Riverside, California. With over 1.5 million Facebook likes, 500K Instagram followers, 300K Twitter follower - representing all seven continents - Travis is the epitome of an entrepreneur and self-bred talent, starting from his bedroom and ending up with a Lava/Republic Records recording contract. Following up his single and EP release for “All I Wanna Do”, his debut full-length album is slated for release in Fall of 2015, with the upcoming smash “Young & Stupid," featuring T.I. After his sold out 47-date US headline tour in 2014, he just completed a sold-out South American tour with dates in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Additionally, Travis is soon-to-be-announced as one of the leading personalities and contributors to Apple's Beats1 radio, launching June 30th. His show, "Requests with Travis Mills" will air in over 120 countries live from 5-7:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Not only will "Young & Stupid" be played daily on Travis' show, the station (including Zane Lowe and Julie Pilat) is excited and motivated to break it globally.