Forty-two years ago this week, Dolly Parton had the No. 1 song on the country chart, the classic “I Will Always Love You.” She had written it as a farewell to her mentor, Porter Wagoner, after ending their working relationship.

Elvis Presley liked the song so much, he wanted to do his own version. Parton was elated, until his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that she would have to sign over half of the publishing rights. She refused, and the song went largely unknown outside of country music circles.

It doesn’t end there, of course. Whitney Houston later did a haunting pop version for her movie debut, “The Bodyguard,” in 1992 … it was a worldwide smash, and spent a then-record 14 weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. It made Parton a load of money in royalties.

The moral of the story? Stand up for yourself, trust your instincts, don’t ever be bullied. It serves as a lesson of perseverance for everyone in the music industry, be they a big-name artist like Kesha or a newcomer trying to make a name for themselves.

Thank you, Dolly.

Here’s this week’s edition of new releases from ReverbNation-affiliated artists, submitted for inclusion on’s massive new-music release schedule.

Now on with the countdown …

June 10, 2016

Dario BianKi (Spanish DJ)“Heavy Compression with Our Hearts” (Hear here)(WasteMusicBusters s.r.l., June 8)
Joey Job (Christian-gospel artist from Ellenwood, Ga.)“Most High” (feat. Joon; Hear here)(Gainsta Bank Ent.)
Marshall (Thomasville, N.C., country singer-songwriter)“Saints and Sinners” (seven-song EP; producer: Travis Wyrick; Hear here)(Marshall Rocks Country, June 8)
Melodic (Newark, Del., R&B-pop singer)“Lucid Dreaming” (new single: “I Found You [Love]”; Hear here)(Writimin, June 14)
Pullman Standard (L.A. rock act)“Hurricane,” “Starting Static” (the band’s trailer was recently stolen and recovered, but more than $25,000 worth of gear is missing; a Go Fund Me campaign has been set up to help them replace their equipment; Hear here)(Pullman Standard Music, June 14)
2TALLIN’ (Fresno-based EDM-pop artist)“Party Club” (feat. P.J.W.; Hear here)(Re-Spin Industries, Inc., June 9)

June 17, 2016

Alison Lewis (West Hollywood, Calif.-based singer)“Seven” (Hear here)(Shamayim Music)
The Lost Weekend (alt-rock band from New Haven, Conn.)“Denial” (producers: The Lost Weekend; first single: “Nothing Concrete”; Hear here)(The Lost Weekend)
Jonathan Miller (EDM-pop singer-songwriter from Portland, Ore.)“5 (Deluxe Edition)” (featuring three bonus tracks; new single: “War With Love”; Hear here)(Jonathan Miller Music, June 21)
ScottyChams (Canadian rapper)“In the Dark” (six-song EP; Hear here)(We the 9, June 20)
Surviving the Era (Sacramento alt-rock group)“Parallax” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Surviving the Era, June 18)
Us Commoners (Kingston, N.Y., alt-pop duo)“The Hot Spot” (Hear here)(Triptofind, June 18)
Victoria Watts (Philly singer-songwriter)“Live in Brooklyn” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Victoria Watts)

June 24, 2016

G1ftedMusic (L.A. pop artist-producer)“Spend Some Money” (Hear here)(G1ftedMusic, June 23)
K’Coneil (Bronx pop-reggae artist)“Love/Lust” (seven-song EP; first single: “Hot Like You”; Hear here)(Gedion Soldiers Entertainment)

July 1, 2016

Lily Lambert (Americana singer-songwriter from Phoenix)“Moving On” (Hear here; See here)(Lily Lambert)
The Spins (France-based pop/rock outfit)“Colours” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Plug and Play Recordings, June 28)

July 8, 2016

Bassassin (L.A.-based EDM artist)“Molly in the Club” (feat. Chrome; Hear here)(Bassassin, July 7)

July 15, 2016

Eddie Hermosa (world music artist from Hermosa Beach, Calif.)“Naturally” (Hear here)(Eddie Hermosa)

Sept. 9, 2016

Ian & The Dream (alt-pop band from Waukesha, Wis.)“New Dreams” (Hear here)(Ian & The Dream)

Nov. 18, 2016

Tyler Colt (pop-rock singer from Redondo Beach, Calif.)“A New Day” (Hear here)(Tyler Colt)

Recent Releases

June 3, 2016

Bad Habits (London hard-rock band)“Hell on Wheels” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Bad Habits)
CharlesBryan (L.A. hip-hop artist)“Gone Head” (Hear here)(CharlesBryan)
Crystal Clayton (alt-pop singer from Blue Springs, Mo.)“Crystal Clayton” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Crystal Clayton)
GENTE DEL SUR (Spanish funk-flamenco-reggae act)“La Gente Del Sur (Dub Mixes)” (three-song EP; Hear here)(New Colours, June 5)
Veronica Grisham (San Francisco-based instrumental artist)“Psyche” (three-song EP; Hear here)(Veronica Grisham, June 6)
Kim Killspeed (Australian pop-folk singer)“Inside” (producer: Jeff Martin; Hear here)(Kim Killspeed, June 6)
Nola B. (Spring, Texas, hip-hop artist)“Sos2: The Starve” (guests: Cali Cal, Flex; Hear here)(Nola B., June 7)
Ed Roman (Canadian folk rocker)“Red Omen” (first single: “I Am Love”; Hear here)(MTS, June 7)
Billie Stevens (formerly of Wank and Handsome Devil)“American Youxia” (first single: “A Story of a Boy and a Girl”; Hear here)(Billie Stevens, June 7)

May 27, 2016

Terry Balfour (Glasgow rocker)“Wars Free / Heat of the Night” (Hear here)(Terry Balfour, June 1)
The Big Glasshouse (Christian rock-pop trio from London)“In the Beginning …” (Hear here)(Zoom Music)
Chuck-C (Canadian hip-hop artist)“Welcome to My World” (Hear here)(Chuck-C, May 31)
Dockko (Fairmount Heights, Md., rapper)“One Night” (Hear here)(Zobe)
D.Stroy (Carrollton, Texas, R&B singer-songwriter)“No Better” (Hear here)(Destruction, May 28)
Future Heroes (Denver hip-hop act)“WordArt” (Hear here)(Future Heroes)
KB The General (D.C. hip-hop artist)“Best of the Best” (Hear here)(KB The General Productions, May 31)
Laura LaValle (Indianapolis-based soulful pop singer)“Nobody” (Hear here)(Laura Lavalle)
Nikki Lorenzo (West Hollywood, Calif.-based retro-pop singer)“Unravel” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Nikki Lorenzo, May 31)
Line Mari (Norwegian pop singer)“Crush” (producer: Rob Cass; Hear here)(Golden Heart)
Elena Maro (Italian singer-songwriter)“Heal the Pain” (Hear here)(Elena Maro, May 30)
Marwan Maurice (Columbus, Ohio, blues-rock singer-songwriter)“I Can’t” (Hear here)(Marwan Maurice, May 31)
Rilee O’Neill (Montgomery, N.Y., pop singer-songwriter)“You’re Not Alone” (Hear here)(Rilee O’Neill, May 26)
Stephanie Salas (Mexican singer-actress)“Electro-Acoustic” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Stephanie Salas, June 1)

May 20, 2016

AD8 Keyz (Indianapolis rapper)“Neva Gone Change” (guest: Young B.A.R.R.S; Hear here)(CROOKEDollar Media Group, May 18)
Adonnis (L.A. pop singer-songwriter)“Love Is Life” (four-song EP; producer: Adonnis; Hear here; Read here)(Adonnis Entertainment)
Audience Killers (synthpop trio from Latvia)“Floating Islands” (first single: “Sounds Like You”; Hear here)(Trii House)
Mark Bittler (Rochester, Wash., funk-soul artist)“My Name Is Mark” (Hear here)(Maurice the Fish)
Bittersweet Collapse (Fayetteville, Ga., hard-rock group)“Portraits and Vanity” (Hear here)(Bittersweet Collapse)
Chosen Rejects (Charlotte, N.C., pop-punk band)“Lend Me Your Ear” (Hear here)(Chosen Rejects)
Cristina F (NYC-area pop singer-songwriter)“Greatest Mistake” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Cristina F, May 22)
Dark Chocolate (hip-hop artist from Murfreesboro, Tenn.)“From Prizms to Penthouses” (Hear here)(Dark Chocolate, May 24)
The DH Project (rock instrumentalist David Justin Handy from Martinsville, Va.)“The DH Project” (Hear here)(The DH Project, May 24)
Ben Dragon (L.A. electronic artist)“Tell Me Your Name” (feat. Adrian Hibbs; Hear here)(Fire to My Ears)
Nuaudio (southeast Michigan alt-rock band)“Tabula Rasa” (Hear here)(Nuaudio, May 19)
Olivia (Canadian pop singer)“Weightless” (six-song EP; first single: “Outshine the Stars”; Hear here)(Olivia)
Scar of the Sun (Athens, Greece-based modern metal band)“In Flood” (includes a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Walking in My Shoes”; producer: Rhys Fulber; guests: Bob Katsionis, George Katsanos, Nick Syd, Van Labrakis; Hear here)(Scarlet)

May 13, 2016

Alice Sweet Alice (Kansas City alt-rock quintet)“Viola Organista … and Other Impossible Dreams” (Hear here)(Cauldron Soundwerx, May 12)
Animal Sun (Hampton Roads, Va., alt-rock quartet)“Echoes of a Dream” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Animal Sun, May 11)
Banjo Nelson (folk singer-songwriter from Ogden, Utah)“Banjo Nelson” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Sonorous Sounds, May 11)
Dragonfly 13 (Bronx-based funk band)“Let the Music Bring You Back” (Hear here)(Dfly)
Gordy Garris Group“Down at the Disco” (Hear here)(Gordy Garris Group, May 17)
T. Hill (Fredericksburg, Va., rapper)“World Domination” (Hear here)(Mervilton, May 12)
Brenda Lê Jones (San Francisco jazz singer)“Live to Love” (Hear here)(Brenda Jones, May 18)
Katcha (Australian pop duo)“No Ordinary Day” (Hear here)(Katcha, May 17)
Lindita (Atlanta pop singer)“Come Thru” (Hear here)(Lindita)
Danielle Lyndsay (D.C.-based R&B singer)“Lie to Me” (Hear here)(Danielle Lyndsay, May 16)
Permacrush (L.A. rock band)“Dirty Looks (From Six Foot Models)” (Hear here)(Indie 500, May 15)
P.G Prophecy (Atlanta-based gospel/hip-hop artist)“Real Talk” (seven-song EP; Hear here)(Fireproof Music Gospel, May 12)
Spencer Reed Band (Cleveland alt-rock group)“Heavy In My Head” (producer: Dave Douglas; Hear here; See here)(Spencer Reed Band, May 12)
Chaz Robinson (Indianapolis-based electronic pop artist)“Without You” (Hear here)(Spectra Music Group, May 17)
Ships Have Sailed (L.A. alt-pop/rock duo)“Whispers” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Ships Have Sailed Publishing)
Versatile Legacy (Miami hip-hop duo)“No Money” (Hear here)(Versatile Legacy, May 16)

May 6, 2016

Blackbird Sing (Americana quintet from San Antonio)“Cinco” (five-song EP; first single: “Battle of Sanan”; Hear here; See here)(Bonus Cup Music, May 5)
Blind Joe (aka Minnesota country singer Joseph Bommersbac, who competed on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2015)“By the Fans, for the Fans” (producers: Rick Beato, Ken Lanyon, Blind Joe; Hear here)(Blind Joe, May 5)
Born of Scars (East Meadow, N.Y., rock quartet)“Circles” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Born of Scars, May 3)
J Burn (Bay Area singer-songwriter)“Randomly Banded” (Hear here)(J Burn)
Fighting the Phoenix (Canon City, Colo., hard-rock band)“Tides of Poseidon” (Hear here)(Fighting the Phoenix, May 10)
Gary Lazer Eyes (Orlando rock quartet)“Galapagos” (Hear here)(Gary Lazer Eyes, May 5)
JetLagBlack (West Jordan, Utah, rapper)“2 Minutes” (Hear here)(JetLagBlack, May 7)
Ceekay Jones (Taos, N.M.-based alt singer-songwriter)“Ceekay Jones” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Redor, May 9)
Kick the Robot (Lawrenceville, Ga., alt-rock trio)“Supermassive Automatic” (Hear here)(Kick the Robot, May 6)
Chris Mann (a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012, currently starring on the North American tour of “The Phantom of the Opera”)“Constellation” (12 original songs co-written by Mann; producers: Adrian Bradford, Willy Beaman, Walter Afanasieff; first single: “Echo”; MP3; Hear here)(Dropped Entertainment)
Kiirstin Marilyn (former lead singer of Verity In Stereo)“Ghosts” (six-song EP; producer: Benny Reiner; first single: “Headlines”; Hear here)(Spectra Music Group)
Delaney Morgan (soulful pop singer from Barkhamsted, Conn.)“Everything” (Hear here)(MoreBright Music)
My Mechanical Heart (Huntington Beach, Calif.-based rock quartet)“No Really, You’re Fine,” “Part of Me,” “You Don’t Have to Leave” (Hear here)(My Mechanical Heart, May 10-11)
Overclank (Italian hard-rock group)“Lost in Two” (Hear here)(Christian Alasia, May 9)
The Phoenix Rose (Brighton, England, reggae-pop band fronted by composer-singer Jarvis Smith)“The Phoenix Rose” (producer: Native Wayne Jobson; Hear here)(GypsyPop)
Kalon Rose (London-based pop singer)“The Day That I Was Killed” (Hear here)(Strumhum Music Group)
Shania the Artist (Athens, Ga., soul singer)“In Love With a Stranger” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Shania the Artist, May 5)
Young ol school Aj“Rejections” (Hear here)(Young ol school Aj, May 4)

April 29, 2016

Allen & Douglas (Birmingham, U.K., indie folk-rock electronica duo)“New Spirits & Old Ghosts” (Hear here)(Allen & Douglas, April 30)
Black Slate (U.K. roots-rock reggae band)“Peaceful Demonstration” (Hear here)(TCD, April 28)
Dijonband (Sea Cliff, N.Y., alt-rock quartet)“Love Dad” (Hear here)(Dijonband)
Esha Esha (R&B artist from Chandler, Ariz.)“I Gotta Know” (Hear here)(Esha Esha, May 1)
Left Wing Fascists“Party Favorites” (14-song collection of recordings from 1987-2016; Hear here)(Left Wing Fascists, May 1)
B.R. Mackie (Australian-born, Brooklyn-based Americana singer-songwriter)“In Folkedelic Country” (producer: Mackie; Hear here)(B.R. Mackie, May 1)
The Willie Mellon Band (Americana/country act from Corpus Christi, Texas)“Robstown Justice” (Hear here)(Mellon Music)
Cary Morin (American artist from Fort Collins, Colo.)“Together” (Hear here)(Cary Morin, May 1)
Novus Cantus (brother rock duo from Albany, N.Y.)“Winter” (Hear here)(Novus Cantus, April 27)
Hawley Penfold (Denver-based pop singer)“Seize the Moment” (Hear here)(DaSoul Group, April 27)
Pet of the Month Club (Torrance, Calif., alt-rock act)“Downtown,” “Stop n Go” (Hear here)(Pet of the Month Club, May 1)
Jesse Blaze Snider (L.A. rock-pop artist)“Wickedly Wild” (Hear here)(Jesse Blaze Snider, May 1)
Spencer and Sequoia (Stamford, Conn., indie duo)“One Day At a Time” (Hear here)(Spencer and Sequoia)
Vexine (Chesterfield, Va., soulful rock band)“Little Sin” (first single: “Empty Hole”; Hear here)(ZAP, April 30)

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