Chikka is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from the heart of Leicester, whose passion for music stemmed at an early age. Having grown up in a musically diverse household she gained wide insight into different genres. Drawing upon the influences of artists such as Sade, The Cranberries, KT Tunstall Chikka sought to develop her own sense of lyrical identity. It was at age 14 when she decided to pick up the pen and begin to explore the art of songwriting. At 17 she picked up the acoustic guitar, adding an honest dimension to her lyrics.
As you know our new tune – A Change is Coming- is out now and available to stream or buy from Spotify and iTunes ( You can listen for free here on Reverbnation and on our Facebook page.)
Zamrish are making a video to promote this on YouTube,Vimeo and Muzu.
We are inviting everybody to take part in this production by making and sending a short video of you,
your friends,family or pet, neighbour,
miming, dancing, celebrating, or anything indeed that would reflect “A Change is Coming”.
Please upload your videos to www.facebook.com/zamrish by the 16/1/2016. Remember you will have to follow
Zamrish to be able to upload.
Please state the country of origin of your Video shoot.
The best/most interesting video will receive one of the hottest gadgets of the year a bluetooth speaker system for your listening
pleasure and we hope you will be listening to our tracks!.
Any or all of the entries could be incorporated in the finished video montage. Unless of course that your video is so good
that Zamrish wants to use it all.
So get filming, dancing, miming on your HD camera device/phone. Dont worry about sound quality but
please film in landscape mode. You can use edits, effects, whatever you want to make your finished film.
Get your creative juices flowing and lets make the best video of a small world in 2016.
Quad Studios in Leicester are the place and they have looked after us well.
Matt is joined by Shivam and Hannie on Congas,Tablas,and percussion. We will have some video soon, so keep following us to find out when its ready.
Here is a reminder of last years song Siren, which will be included in the live set.
After the public rift between Taylor Swift and Spotify over streaming payments and the theory’s as to why? and it got me to thinking.
First of all Taylor Swift is signed to an old style record company, so my first thought is that she is nearing the end of her contract and for some reason has a bee in her bonnet about Spotify, and her record company The Big Machine is going along with her to keep her sweet.
But seeing as The Big Machine own all her recordings (Assuming they have an exclusive contract) they are the only people who have the right to exploit her recordings (ie stream them on Spotify.)
So maybe The Big Machine are using Taylor Swift to bully Spotify into handing over more then 70% of the income they currently play. It might be a tactic for the large record companies to play but somebody should explain to Taylor Swift that digital downloads are following cassette tapes, CD’s and vinyl into becoming historical artifacts.
Right now in her career she ought to be maximizing her streaming presence and income. The next time she signs a record deal she should keep out the streaming rights and deal with them herself. Very easy to do using an aggregator like Tunecore.
But because Taylor Swift is signed to a major they are probably taking 20-30% off the top for a purely accounting procedure.
I am old enough to have moved through several formats and I have to say streaming is the best so far, for both the consumer and the musician.
We have released a new tune through Tunecore this week and here it is on Spotify.