Rock trio B OPTIMIST announce their fifth studio album with new song & video “Akvareļos”
Rock trio B OPTIMIST play energetic and emotional rock music in Latvian since 2013. The band has announced their fifth studio album with a new song and video “Akvareļos”.
Karlis Sheen releases debut single "Life As It Is" and DIY stop motion video
Young singer Karlis Sheen released debut single and video with a message to inspire people to be true to themselves and to proceed through life on their own terms.
Lolita Ritmanis wins Grammy Award for empowering album "Women Warriors: The Voices of Change"
Latvian - American composer Lolita Ritmanis has received a Grammy Award for the album "Women Warriors: The Voices of Change".
Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad" video - 70s aesthetics and Bollywood dancing
The music video for “Eat Your Salad” is a humorous representation of the style during the 70s, old-school TV shows as well as Bollywood inspired dancing.
Carnival Youth welcome the sunrise with beautiful music in support for Ukraine
Take a look at the first "Meeting Point" performance in Riga. Sunrise and beautiful melodies by Carnival Youth.
Over 40 musicians unite in a song and music video "Resistance"
Watch the music video "Resistance" and see behind the scenes photo gallery.
Help people of Ukraine by listening to EZERI "Plāns Ledus"
Latvian band EZERI invites you to purchase and listen to a new, previously unreleased song called “Plāns Ledus" in order to support the people of Ukraine during this difficult time.
Latvian electronic music producers release compilation "LV 4 UA" in support of Ukraine
Latvian producers under the Platz für Tanz label have released a compilation of local music "LV 4 UA". All revenue will be donated to electronic music communities of Ukraine.
Musicians - record your voice and support Ukraine with a song
Open call for musicians - join the project, record your voice and be a part of a new song made in support of Ukraine.
The winners of Latvian Music Recording Awards “Zelta Mikrofons 2022” revealed
Latvia's largest annual awards ceremony “Zelta Mikrofons 2022” together with the country's leading artists, dedicated the ceremony and concert to Ukraine, its people, and world peace.
ANNNA releases self-care song 'Breathe' and video of her everyday life
Latvian/Dutch singer ANNNA releases a self-care song 'Breathe', inspired by a note she had written 5 years ago to her future self, and publishes a music video consisting of 1 second fragments of her everyday life collected for last 2 years.
Citi Zēni from Latvia sends message to EBU urging to reconsider Russia's participation in Eurovision Song Contest
Citi Zēni - Latvia's representatives in 66th Eurovision Song Contest, have sent an official request to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to reconsider Russia's participation in the contest.
New single and video "Muoseņa" by Tautumeitas and Renārs Kaupers
Ethno music group Tautumeitas and Renārs Kaupers present their latest collaboration - the single “Muoseņa" from the upcoming Tautumeitas album "Skrejceļš", and a music video.
Carnival Youth release a very milky music video
Carnival Youth release a new music video for a song "Piena ceļš".
Rock band Quickstrike are here to do some damage with LP "None of a Kind"
Latvian rock band Quickstrike make a loud statement and release their debut album “None of a Kind”. “We’re here to do some damage," states the band.
Call for artists - participate in BOBE love campaign
We believe that love is all around us every single day. Let's remind of it together! Participate in BOBE "Share the love" campaign and send us your video!
The most valuable song of the Latvian Radio 2 poll "Muzikālā Banka" has been announced
On Saturday evening, the most valuable song of the Latvian Radio 2 poll “Muzikālā Banka 2021” was announced at the Daugavpils Olympic Centre in Latvia.
RAUM releases song "Plans" and participates in Supernova
RAUM releases “Plans" and participates in Supernova
I believe every person listening to the song will find themselves in it, as the song talks about betrayal, shattered illusions and that someone's actions will always tell you everything you need to know.
Latvian Pacific K and Lithuanian Ingaja collaborate and release song "Bullet"
"Bullet" combines deep indie sounds, a minimalistic, yet driving beat, lush guitars and both of their vocals which blend together very naturally and seamlessly.
Raimonds Pauls and the Latvian Radio Big Band have released a new jazz record
The record includes jazz suites composed by pianist and composer Raimonds Pauls in the 1960s, which were re-recorded in the Latvian Radio studio where Maestro played together with the Latvian Radio Big Band.
The album was a spontaneous idea and experiment for both of us. Each song on the album is completely free improvisation with no previously discussed chords, melodies, or shapes.
Kristians Kalva & Simon Gelsdorf release experimental jazz album "Impro Sketches Vol.1"
"Impro Sketches Vol.1" is a modern experimental jazz album. Stylistically, the songs fit best in the category of modern jazz, influenced by classical music and traditional folk music of Central and Northern Europe.
Loopout release EP "Music From Nowhere" and music video
The EP "Music from Nowhere" has six songs and two of them feature Latvian singer Elizabete Gaile.
Triana Park releases the triptych “Domu raksti"
Latvian band “Triana Park” released the triptych “Domu raksti” - three interconnected videos “Ārpusē”, “Skaties un mācies” un “Pastorāle”, reflecting their feelings about the current time.
Music in the album is vast, spacious, stylistically united, but with some quite explosive moments.
Rihards Lībietis releases a new album and music video
Instrumental album “Lines and Miniatures” and a new video for 2nd single "Fracture"
BrainStorm presents new album in a unique video format
On October 21 BrainStorm will premiere the concert movie "Lonesome Moon"
Pacific K Releases New Solo EP ‘Light Variations’
Test this one! The new “Light Variations EP” is out on July 30, gathering 4 solo variations of the band’s songs.
Ieva Irbina Talks Organising Festivals In The ‘New Normal’
'CAN! BE!' Festival organiser Ieva Irbina talks the upcoming festival and its lineup, the process of organising events in the 'new normal' as well as being the spokesperson for the Event and Entertainment Industry in Latvia during the Pandemic and future of events as such.
The Choral Music Opus ‘Overwhelmed On The Shore’ Premiere
The choral music opus by Kristaps Krievkalns and Kārlis Kazāks “Overwhelmed on the Shore” (LV – “Krastā saviļņots”) premiered on Saulkrasti beach.
Andreas Poom Joins 'Smuuv Records' and Releases 'Coffee Shop'
Estonian artist Andreas Poom has started a partnership with Smuuv Records and releases a new single "Coffee Shop".
Estonian ‘Ouu’ Release A Single ‘Caramel Park’
OUU released a single “Caramel Park” from their new album “Saint Frotée“.
“It’s a song where George Orwell meets rock & roll”
Estonian Rock Band 'Dramamama' Release New Single
New single “Head Above The Water” (released on July 12) is the second single from a new record due to be released late 2021 and features a new lineup with Jörgen Pakkas on guitar and a Finnish drummer Jeremia Kangas on drums.
Sume Festival In Tallinn, July 2-3
This Friday & Saturday, from July 2 – 3, the SUME Festival will finally take place in Tallinn, Estonia!
Music Festival ‘Enkurfests’ Returns With Its Second Edition
The second edition of “Enkurfests”, currently the only city-based music festival in Riga, Latvia, takes place on Saturday, July 10th.
Estonia’s Most Exciting Culture Festival Võnge Already This Weekend, July 2-3
Despite the strange times, the traveling cultural festival Võnge will be taking place this summer on the 2nd and 3rd of July in the Terva Parish, Soglemegi, at the location of the future Mulgi Adventure Center.
Ed Sheeran Releases His Brand-New Single And Video ‘Bad Habits’
Ed Sheeran officially returns with his new single ‘Bad Habits’ , which is joined by the Dave Meyers-directed official video
Maisie Peters Signs To Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records
Maisie Peters is thrilled to announce that she has signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, and will be releasing her debut album, ‘You Signed Up For This’, on August 27 (pre-order here).
Lithuanian Pop Superstar Monique Releases New Single
Lithuanian pop princess singer-songwriter Monique released her new single “Friends”. Monique has also shared an official 70s style inspired companion music video for the song. This single marks Monique’s debut with Warner Music Baltics.
Latvian Musician Reinis Jaunais Invites To Enjoy ‘Dance Epidemic’
Reinis Jaunais, together with featuring artists, released a new music video for their song Dance Epidemic. The video is directed by Reinis’ wife Laima Jaunā. Reinis describes the filming process: ”It was lots of fun filming and walking around various places and different hoods in Riga
Riga International Film Festival Announces The First Films
The eighth Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will take place on 14-24 October this year. The festival invites audiences and filmmakers to a carefully curated selection of exceptional and current films, and continues to enhance the northern European cultural space by developing an internationally recognised cinema event in Latvia.
Estonian ‘Gram-Of-Fun’ Release New Single ‘Halo’
Gram-Of-Fun featuring HUEBYE “Halo” is about maintaining loving communication in the final stages of a relationship. The title of the song emphasizes the desire to end the relationship while maintaining good energy between the partners even if the relationship doesn’t last.
‘Rihards Lībietis Orchestra’ Release New Album
On the 31st of May, “Rihards Lībietis Orchestra” released their fourth album “Willful Blindness”, together with a music video of the third single “Doublethink” directed by Laima Jaunā.
Estonian Artist Yasmyn Releases Her Second Studio Album
YASMYN’s new studio album, released on the 26th of May by Estonian label TIKS rekords, is a mixture of neo-soul and alternative R&B.
Lithuanian Superstar DJ Jovani Releases Single ‘Be Right Back’
Lithuanian top DJ Jovani released his first single via Warner Music Baltics a nostalgic summer dance track called “Be Right Back”.
Event Industry Professionals Issue An Open Petition For Eu Authority Wearelive.Pro
Representatives of 16 associations from 14 countries from Central-Northern Europe developed a platform for event organizers and appealed to European Parliament with demand of the Inclusion of event industry representatives in the European Economy Commissions.
Latvian-Dutch Artist ANNNA Releases New Single and Video
Let me take you back to high school: you walk into a classroom and the first thing you see is a bunch of cool kids sniggering at you. They are all wearing shiny bright new Nike sneakers, while there you are in your brother’s beat-up old trainers, riddled with holes. That’s when you get that sinking feeling, when ‘things’ and ‘fitting in’ matter: that’s “SILVER SPOONS”.
Electronic Trio ‘Bandmaster’ Release a New Song After 3 Year Hiatus
Latvian electronic trio “Bandmaster” shares new single “I Might Get High Tonight”.
Lithuanian Artist Ingaja Releases New Single From the Upcoming Album
Lithuanian singer’s-songwriter’s INGAJA music deftly combines deep, dark, lush and full of immeasurable sadness energy, acoustic rock melodies and tender ambient soundscapes. Song lyrics center around self discovery, honesty, humility and memory reclaiming. INGAJA’s downhearted lyrics and atmospheric tones make your mind race and time stop.
Guitarist Gints Smukais Releases New Single And Invites To Concert
Gints Smukais presents the first single “Thaw” from his upcoming album “Thaw” / “Atkusnis” and invites to the open-air album opening concert on July 31 that will be taking place on a floating stage on the Raiskums Lake in the territory of camping “Apaļkalns”.
Mellow-Pop Songstress PYØR Reinvents Herself In The New Single
Festival goers will remember PYØR and her raspy yet sharp signature vocal from Positivus festival where she performed in the year 2016 when she was only 17 years young. But don’t let her young age fool you, she has been invested in music since she was a kid.