New EP in the works

Hey fam,

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted but I’ve been busy doing a lot. Well, quite a lot. I’ve been traveling like crazy. Singing like mad. And writing and recording like wild.

“What’s in your suitcase?” - spoken in the same voice as Samuel L Jackson’s Capital One “What’s in your wallet?”tagline. #travel #necessities#capitalone #whatsinyoursuitcase
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I’ve been collaborating with my friend and producer Shohn and have three songs that will hopefully be done in the next couple months for an early 2020 EP release.

Trying to impress the press...it can be disheartening

I can't tell you how many emails I've sent to publications and stations and have received no response. It's something you have to learn to navigate. Honestly, not receiving a response is worse than receiving a half-ass response or a rejection. I get it, they probably get hundreds of emails a day. The issue is that I'm not just referring to the larger stations and pubs- I'm talking about local, smaller blogs and college stations. 

I've also noticed it's very hard to find who the right contact is for a publication or station because many have removed the music editor position or station manager position. The prevelance of digital audio streaming has made it harder to receive coverage in places that matter. Sure, it's amazing to be able to publish my own music online and promote as I please, but it definitely has added to the overwhelming saturation of available music online. Everyone and anyone can be a musician these days. So how do I stand out? That's where I'm struggling right now in my music career. 

To be continued...

Launching RaniaKhoury.com

It's been at least 10 years that I've been talking about creating a website, and finally, it's in the making. 

My new EP release show for Upside Down will be on April 22, 2017 at Prophet Bar. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information soon!