The Five Question Challenge with Gerphil-Geraldine Flores

By: Jacob Elyachar, This season, the Got Talent franchise celebrated 10 years on the global airwaves! America’s Got Talent just wrapped up its tenth anniversary celebration, while their British sister series (Britain’s Got Talent) is preparing for its massive 10th anniversary celebration that will air next year on ITV. Halfway around the world, another […]

The Five Question Challenge with Loren Smith

By: Jacob Elyachar, I am very excited to welcome singer-songwriter Loren Smith to Jake’s Take! When I first heard Loren’s voice on his music video, “Beautiful Smile,” I immediately thought of the late soul man extraordinaire Luther Vandross. His velvet baritone voice is not only reminiscent of the “So Amazing” Grammy winner, but is […]

New Music Releases: Week of August 28, 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar,  Welcome to the final August 2015 edition of New Music Releases! To commemorate this edition, I have picked some of the best new material from veteran (and rising) music acts in the industry Without further ado, let’s get the party started! Burning Bridges by Bon Jovi The world’s favorite New Jersey […]

A Conversation with Terry Manning

By: Jacob Elyachar, For Terry Manning, he has built a career out of two loves: music and photography. When he first entered the music industry in the late 1960s, Terry worked as an engineer and producer at the iconic Stax Records and Ardent Studios, where he worked with a diverse group of legendary acts […]

New Music Releases: Week of August 15, 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, we have an all-star group of Jake’s Take favorites and Top 40 darlings. So without further ado, let’s get this party started!   All For You by Emily West Last year, I became an immediate fan of songstress Emily West […]

The Five Question Challenge with Etch

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is my pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Etch to Jake’s Take! Born Chloe Star Nakhjavanpour, Etch’s goal for her music career is simple—-make personal connections with her fans through her music. Inspired by an eccentric group of artists such as Demi Lovato, Guns N’ Roses and the late Amy Winehouse, Etch’s […]

New Music Releases: Week of August 7, 2015 (The Singles Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome back to another edition of New Music Releases! This week, it is all about the singles. “Omen” by Disclosure & Sam Smith Brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence are slowly becoming the toast of the music industry! They have worked and produced for the best of the industry including London Grammer, […]

A Conversation with The BalCONy’s Kenny Holland & Wesley Stromberg

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is rare to see lighting in the bottle chemistry in today’s music industry. However, one duo that could test this theory is The BalCONy’s Kenny Holland and Wesley Stromberg! Both Kenny and Wesley individually have made big splashes in the music industry as Kenny has amassed over 1,800,000 followers on […]

A Conversation with Barbara Padilla

  By: Jacob Elyachar, It is such a joy to welcome one of my all-time favorite popera songbirds to Jake’s Take. Soprano Barbara Padilla first came into the public eye when she delivered a powerful cover of the opera standard “O Mio Babbino Caro” during the America’s Got Talent: Season Four Houston auditions. After […]

New Music Releases: Week of July 20, 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar, Hello everyone! This week’s New Music Features brings together a diverse group of talent from artists that are just starting out to music royalty. Not An Apology by Bea Miller I cannot believe it has been three years since Bea Miller first appeared on the now defunct American version of X […]

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