Music

San Francisco (THE WIRE PRESS) The premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that the legendary icon and fourteen-time Grammy® Award-winning musician Herbie Hancock will teach his first ever online class exclusively with MasterClass. The class is currently available for pre-enrollment at www.masterclass.com/hh. In his class, Hancock teaches his approach to music and how this translates into life philosophy. From his mentorship with Miles Davis through his genre-bending work as a bandleader and solo artist, he will share stories from a life in music and deliver expert technical lessons for professional and amateur pianists, musicians, jazz performers, composers across all genres, lovers of music and jazz aficionados.

Los Angeles (THE WIRE PRESS) - Rising pop sensation Taylor Grey has released her highly anticipated debut album Space Case. The album is executive produced by the award-winning Josh Abraham (Justin Bieber, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) and produced by Nico Stadi, among others. It features special appearances by The Vamps' Brad Simpson ("Fallin'") and Spencer Kane ("Miami"). The album is available on all digital platforms.

MEMPHIS, TN (THE WIRE PRESS) - Something is definitely wrong with modern music today? That's what many on social networks and in-conversation with each other are saying. One issue many believe is not being addressed today is how music today demeans women. Hip hop is one genre many believe demeans particularly black or African-American women. Furthermore, many would say that the dark-skinned black or African-American women are not well represented or nearly at all acknowledged in music at all.

LOS ANGELES, CA (THE WIRE PRESS) - Rising singer and pop artist Jessalyn Gore p/k/a Jessalyn has announced the release of her debut single "Want Me." The 20-year-old New York City native and CEO of VillageBeats Records, Jessalyn is a gifted artist and talented performer who uses music to connect with those in her community and around the world. You can hear a snippet of the new single on Soundcloud.

Memphis, TN (THE WIRE PRESS) - Stunning critics and fans alike, rock/alternative band 'The Clay Markley Crisis' has released two new music singles, "That Look" and "Find My Way," which are available online now for streaming and digital download. The two tracks are the first singles from The Clay Markley Crisis' upcoming debut album "Ultra Sound" which will release through Lehr Music and VM Publishing.

New York, NY (THE WIRE PRESS) - Time Inc.'s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE FESTIVAL, now among the largest consumer live events in the nation and hosting more than 550,000 annually, is thrilled to announce the all-star, night-by-night lineup of performers from June 30 to July 3 in New Orleans. Newly announced to the 2016 festival lineup are Puff Daddy & The Family, a conglomerate of past and present Bad Boy Records artists and affiliates presented by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and award-winning hip-hop artist Common.

LAKE CHARLES, LA (THE WIRE PRESS) - Community volunteers committed to growing the music scene in the Lake Charles area are working hard to promote an unprecedented music festival with the goal of reviving the music scene for local and traveling musicians. There will be a series of music contests June 2-16, with a mixer and social event for participating bands and ticket holders on Friday, June 17, and an all-day music event, a culmination of talent on Saturday, June 18 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.