Meet Jonah Nilsson (vocals/keyboards), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aron Mellergardh (drums), aka the Dirty Loops. This Swedish trio started out as a cover band on YouTube, and after being discovered by producer Andreas Carlsson (Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood), have blown up huge in Japan; their debut single “Hit Me” went to #1 there, beating out Pharrell’s “Happy” and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go”. They will be spreading their explosive pop/rock/dance music to Europe and the U.S. with the release of their debut album Loopified on August 19th. [Continue Reading on HalfFullMag.com]
Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.