Join RIGaLIVE #9 songwriting camp - apply now
The ninth session of RIGaLIVE will be taking place in the vibrant city of Riga from November 7th to 9th, and it promises to be an inspiring journey into the world of music creation, with a special focus on music synchronization. Read more...
Māra Upmane - Holšteine publishes an autobiographical book
Next week, musician and soloist of the group Astro'n'out, Māra Upmane-Holšteine, will release her autobiographical book titled “Piezīmes uz šaubu malām” (eng. - "Notes on the Edges of Doubts").
KATŌ and GACHO unite in new collaborative release "Glābšanas veste"
As summer comes to a close, KATŌ releases the collaborative single "Glābšanas veste" (eng. - "Life Jacket") featuring fellow music artist GACHO.
Sign Libra's "Le Chat" offers a taste of upcoming album "Hidden Beauty"
Latvian music artist Sign Libra is set to enthral once again, presenting "Le Chat," the mesmerizing lead single from her upcoming album, "Hidden Beauty".
Enjoy Gapoljeri "Aperols" through their new music video
The group Gapoljeri unveils their latest single and music video "Aperols".
Osiits dives into upbeat rhythms with new release
A musician and producer from Latvia, with the artist name Osiits, has released a new song titled "Šonakt (Absolūts Miers)".
I MEAN LOVE joins forces with Būū for new single "Taurenīt?"
I MEAN LOVE, the versatile multi-artist, has teamed up with the talented Būū to create their latest song, "Taurenīt?" which is released on July 11th.
JL Kalmann unveils emotional ballad "Mirror On The Wall"
Latvian artist JL Kalmann, often compared to a young Elvis Presley and acclaimed for his soulful performances, has recently surprised music lovers with a new song "Mirror On The Wall".
DJ Arman Aveiru wins Rising Mashup Artist of the Year at EDMAs 2023
The Electronic Dance Music Awards (EDMAs) 2023 came to a thrilling close in Miami, leaving attendees excited. Among this year's illustrious winners was Latvian DJ Arman Aveiru, who triumphed in the highly coveted Rising Mashup Artist of the Year category.
36 artists applied to warm up stage for Hurts - your vote matters!
Explore the contestants and vote for the bands/musicians that captivate your heart and mind to help them get the unique chance to shine in front of big crowds and surprise Hurts fans!
Ecology meets experimental music in Waterflower's album
Waterflower, the visionary eco-futurist artist hailing from Latvia, has just released their highly anticipated album, "All Art is Ecological."
Reiks releases a nostalgic anthem about the life of a musician
In his latest release "Rajons ar mani", the popular rapper looks back on what he has experienced so far on the stage, and also dedicates words of gratitude to his friends and supporters.
Interview: The Sound Poets about "Pie Vienas Uguns"
Latvian indie rock band The Sound Poets shared the behind the scenes of the album "Pie vienas uguns" and showed us bits of their inner fire.
Prāta Vētra takes trip down memory lane with their new mini-album & AI-generated videos
The beloved Latvian band's new mini-album "Pagalmi" is a nostalgic journey through their childhood memories in Jelgava, where all four members of the band grew up, and features four AI-generated videos.
KATŌ latest music video surprises with a creamy mayo ending
KATŌ video for single "Teikšu, kā ir" surprises viewers with a mayonnaise promotion at the end of the clip and allows to see 'behind the scenes'.
Waterflower explore nature's voice in a single "Dawning"
Latvian experimental musician and artist Waterflower release their latest single and music video “Dawning”.
Vanesa Rybane's debut single tackles injustice and war
At the age of 16, Vanesa Rybane released her debut single, "I'm Not Coming Home", which tackles the subject of injustice and war in Ukraine, and how relationships and friendships are destroyed as a result.
Latvian artist Elvijs Rosé debuts with emotive single "Nevajag"
The new song "Nevajag" (eng. “Don’t”), accompanied by a music video, serves as a beautiful reminder to cherish the present moment before it's too late.
Latvian musician osiits launches new project "You+Me/Eternity"
The first part of osiit's latest project "You+Me/Eternity" is called "Eternity" and explores the complexities of time in two soulful songs.
Modern funk playground meets Artis Boris debut single
Artis Boris releases his debut single where the skills of a jazz pianist with an interest in synths, analogue sounds and beats are combined. His strong entry into the music scene puts him in the same category as Dam Funk, Temu, Dan Kye, and XL Middleton.
Film and music video submissions for RIGA IFF'23 are open
Riga International Film Festival will be held for the 10th time. Feature film, short film and music video submissions are open.
Latvian DJ Arman Aveiru makes history with first "EDMA" nomination
In the popular music award of the year "EDMA" in the nomination "Rising Mashup Artist Of The Year", a DJ from Latvia - DJ Arman Aveiru - is nominated for the first time in history.
Katrīna Gupalo & Ukrainian band Varakuta release a song and new donation campaign
Anthemic orchestral and drum & bass in "Kamēr pret sauli kāpu" song, created by Katrīna Gupalo and Ukrainian band Varakuta. Listen and support the fundraising campaign to help Ukrainian actor-sniper Mikhail Dosenko.
Viktors Buntovskis releases debut single "Mēness"
The X Factor contestant Viktors shares a song and music video about painful breakup.
Dan Lion's debut single "Trompete" inspired by life in Essex
Dan Lion shares the first sketch of his debut album - a song inspired by the English culture and life in Essex.
Zelta Mikrofons: Epic performances, impressive scenography and NFT awards
On February 18, the annual Latvian music recording award ceremony, "Zelta Mikrofons '23," took place at the Ķīpsala Exhibition Center, awarding 21 nominations.
Drummer Kārlis Roberts Kalējs showcases creativity in "Ode to Becoming" album
Kārlis Roberts Kalējs releases an album "Ode to Becoming". Each track is composed and arranged entirely on drums.
Latvia and Estonia announce Eurovision contestants
In Latvia and Estonia, the Eurovision Song Contest national selection winners were chosen on Saturday, February 11. In the national selection of Latvia, the band Sudden Lights won, while Alika was selected as the representative of Estonia.
Find your strength with Mikus Mustang's latest composition
Mikus Mustang has released his own instrumental composition "Human Attacks Human".
"Forever" video: A story of timeless emotion by Markus Riva
Filmed in Los Angeles, a music video for Markus Riva's latest single "Forever" has been released. The single was created in collaboration with producer Gharah PK, whose list of produced musicians includes Chris Brown, Craig David, Nicole Scherzinger, and the K-pop group AESPA.
Latvian Artist Redefines Alternative Country with "Baby Lightning"
Latvian artist Kristiāns Laizāns has announced his new alt-country project "Red Lung" and releases a single "Baby Lightning" from his upcoming debut EP "Sleepless".
FAKTS Makes triumphant return to music with "Neuztraucies"
After a longer break, musician FAKTS returns to the public music scene with a new song "Neuztraucies".
RAUM's "Fake Love" addresses toxic relationships
RAUM, a Latvian musician, has released a new single called "Fake Love" that continues the theme of toxic relationships present in his previous release, "Plans".
Supernova 2023: Latvia's quest for Eurovision glory begins
Latvia's Supernova national competition for the Eurovision Song Contest has announced its 15 semi-finalists, who will compete live on February 4 for a spot in the finals on February 11.
Taran & Lomov releases a collaborative EP with Agat from Riga
Taran & Lomov delivers a collaborative EP recorded with Latvian artist Agat, with a remix by techno producer Ksenia Kamikaza.
B OPTIMIST fifth studio album "Gaiteņi"
Studio album „Gaiteņi” (eng. - "Corridors") is like a road with different twists and turns & features 11 original songs written over the past two years. Listen...
Indygo and rock music legends visualise their music piece
The energetic rock trio Indygo featuring Latvian rock music legends Māris Žigats (Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi) and Lapsene (Artis Dvarionas) finally is visualising their music piece "Bet Tu Steidz" (eng. - "But you are in a hurry").
Niklāss says goodbye to his old self in song & music video for "Lēti un naivi"
Niklāss releases his second single "Lēti un naivi" (eng. - "Cheap and naive") and a music video. Watch now..
Sub Scriptum new single and charity tour
Listen to Sub Scriptum new single "Troksnis" (eng. - “The noise”) and watch the music video before their charity tour.
Art rock group Perestroika releases debut album "Memorial Server"
Memorials are dedicated to the dearly departed - memorial servers are dedicated to their infinite online forms. Listen now..
Gallery: Sigur Rós creates magic in Riga
Icelandic band Sigur Rós created a beautiful and soul-touching mood at the only show in Baltics. View gallery...
Erased by Sunrise shares new song
The alternative rock quartette "Erased by Sunrise" is back with a new single titled "Drown".
Gallery: The Cure opens tour with a show in Riga
Legendary The Cure started their tour in Riga. Truly special night and a dream come true for many music fans. View gallery
Apply to songwriting camp RIGaLIVE #8
Music authors, lyricists, performers, and song producers are invited to apply for their participation in the songwriting camp RIGaLIVE #8.
Elizabete Balčus releases new album that immerses listener in richly-imaginative parallel reality
Take a journey through music crafted by a full-time artist, with a method actor-like devotion to discovering new musical possibilities.
More than 100 local, European and international films at RIGA IFF
Riga International Film Festival offers broad programme of more than 100 local, European, and international films.
Photo gallery: Grand concert honours Raimonds Pauls' music
Raimonds Pauls' music was celebrated on September 10 at Daugava Stadium in Riga. View photos..
Photo Gallery: Soulful James Arthur in Sigulda, Latvia
Warm, soulful and melodic evening with english singer, The X factor winner, James Arthur. View gallery...
Brainstorm finish epic tour gathering 110 000 music lovers in 5 cities
In total, the concerts in five Latvian cities were attended by approximately 110,000 listeners, who had a chance to enjoy the new album songs as well as long-loved compositions. See gallery...