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Meiko Releases New Album, Confirms Pregnancy!

Meiko offers her highly-anticipated fourth full-length album entitled Moving Day today. Her first independent LP since her acclaimed 2007 self-titled debut, Moving Day follows her 2014 Fantasy/Concord release Dear You which featured the radio and VH1 favorite “Be Mine”.

Meiko also confirmed today with a photo and a blog post on her official website that today is also the due date of her first child. Read the full post here:

The appropriately-titled Moving Day comes after some major life changes for the artist – she left her record label, got married in the summer of 2015, relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville, and, while pregnant, recorded the album in her new home city with producer Joshua Grange (Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang). “The real reason I named the album Moving Day is that while recording, every time I’d press the guitar up to my belly, I’d feel the baby move. It confirmed I was carrying a little groover, and it all came together.”

Moving Day is closer sonically to Meiko’s 2007 debut than to her two follow-up albums. “I wanted to get back to my roots”, Meiko states. “(2012’s) The Bright Side was a little more poppy, and Dear You was darker and more electronic. I wanted to keep Moving Day simpler and more intimate, without so many bells and whistles.”

Of the album’s first radio single, “We All Fall Down”, Meiko says, “I wrote it for a friend whose son was diagnosed with brain cancer. It made me sad knowing there was nothing I could do to help, except write her a pretty song to make her feel better. Luckily, her son is now a happy, healthy, cancer-free fourth-grader who is loving life. It’s one of the many reasons I support St Jude Children’s Hospital, because I saw how much they helped my friend’s family in their darkest hours, asking for nothing in return.” A portion of proceeds from the PledgeMusic pre-orders of Moving Day have been donated to the charity.

“The album comes out today, and maybe the baby will too! Not exactly sure what’s in store for me, but I’m confident I’ve made a beautiful record and I’m confident I’ll have a beautiful baby.”


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Marié Digby Announces New EP with PledgeMusic Campaign

Alt-pop singer-songwriter Marié Digby announced this week the upcoming release of a new EP (currently untitled) via PledgeMusic. The collection of songs, being recorded in Los Angeles with producer/mixer Bryan Cook (One Republic, Train), will be independently released, and is now available for pre-order at Additionally, a portion of all proceeds earned through Marié’s PledgeMusic campaign will be donated to the NKLA Pet Adoption Center.

“I just did some touring here in the U.S., tried out some of my new songs live, and I got such good feedback at the shows that I’ve decided to record them and make them available”, says Digby.

By pre-ordering through PledgeMusic, fans can be a part of the recording process and will have access to exclusive content including video footage from the studio, signed memorabilia, a name in liner notes, and even a private house concert.

Marié’s previous releases have sold a combined 400,000+ albums worldwide, she’s earned a Gold record in Korea, and has garnered over 120 Million YouTube views. She is currently available for worldwide signing, licensing, and publishing.


Mike Savage To Host Internationally-Syndicated “World Chart Show”

Radio Express, the leading supplier of radio programming internationally, announces that radio personality and music tastemaker Mike Savage will host the next generation of its successful two-hour International Hit Countdown program, The World Chart Show, which Radio Express is making available to U.S. radio stations and audiences for the first time. The World Chart Show showcases global artists that are featured each week on Radio Express’ The World Chart, created by researching over 100 international charts. The show re-launches on May 7, 2016, with new on-air host Savage and a fresh, edgier new sound with enhanced features and highest quality production values.

The World Chart Show has aired in over 130 countries and on over 550 radio stations around the world since its debut 20 years ago. The internationally syndicated program is a global launching pad for new artists, breaking musical acts that have become household names around the world, including: Avicii, Lorde, Major Lazer, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, Leona Lewis, Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Macklemore, Lana Del Rey, and many others. The World Chart Show is fully integrated with a vibrant digital platform, enabling cross-promotion on affiliate stations’ social media platforms.


Meiko Launches New Album Pre-Order Campaign via PledgeMusic

Acclaimed alt-pop singer-songwriter Meiko announced the upcoming release of her next album (currently untitled) via PledgeMusic today. The new LP, being recorded in Nashville with producer Joshua Grange (Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang, Dwight Yoakum), will be independently released, and is now available for pre-order at Additionally, a portion of all proceeds earned through Meiko’s PledgeMusic campaign will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

By pre-ordering through PledgeMusic, fans can be a part of the recording process and will have access to exclusive content including video footage from the studio, signed memorabilia, early demo recordings, a name in liner notes, and limited-edition vinyl.

This album is a follow-up to Meiko’s 2014 Concord Music Group LP, Dear You.

Later this month, Meiko will embark on “The Hapa Tour”, a co-headlining run of concerts in the U.S. with Marié Digby, in which they’ll celebrate their part-Asian (“hapa”) heritage. For a list of dates, visit

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Meiko & Marié Digby Announce “The Hapa Tour”

Meiko and Marié Digby announced today that they’ll embark on a string of U.S. tour dates together in February and March. Beginning in San Diego on Feb. 24, they’ll also bring “The Hapa Tour” to Costa Mesa, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco (Mill Valley), Chicago (Evanston), Marshfield, WI, and Minneapolis (dates, cities, venues, and ticket links are HERE). Additional shows in the northwest and northeast will be announced soon.

A “Hapa” is a person of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry. Meiko is one-quarter Japanese on her maternal grandmother’s side, and Marié’s mother is Japanese. The idea to put together a tour celebrating this heritage was the brainchild of Meiko: “My sister and I were the only part-Asian kids growing up in our small town in Georgia, so it was always awkward when people asked ‘what ARE you?’ I wanted to put together a little tour celebrating ‘Hapa-ness’ and to spread the word – mainly to let kids out there know it’s not weird to have parents of different ethnic backgrounds. It’s actually pretty awesome and more common than you think!”

Of being Hapa, Marié says, “It feels like being part of a tribe. In this day and age, so many of us come from mixed backgrounds. Growing up with one Japanese parent and one Irish parent was such a unique and culturally rich experience, and it’s definitely influenced me as an artist and musician.”

Sponsored by PledgeMusic and the USC Ito Center Hapa Japan Project, the tour dates will also feature up-and-coming local Hapa artists from each city as opening acts.

Both Meiko and Marié Digby will soon announce their plans to record new albums – stay tuned!