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ATP! Behind The Scenes: Stacie Sater

We recently sat down with Stacie Sater, a pop music publicist who works with some pretty cool names in the industry, like The Veronicas and Tiffany Houghton.

Sater dished on the best part of her job and what it takes to make it in the industry.

How would you describe your job to people that are totally clueless about the music industry?

My day-to-day work is never the same, which is most of the reason why I love it. It keeps me on my toes and I never have the same day twice. But, in general, I work with artists and managers and labels in helping their artists amplify what they have going on. I have to understand the artist and what they’re doing and where they want to go, and then I help them get that message out.

Echosmith's "Cool Kids" Certified Double Platinum

It's official! Echosmith's infectious single "Cool Kids" has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 2 million units.

The band are currently out on their first nationwide headlining tour. Dates can be found below.

"Cool Kids" is taken from Echosmith's stunning debut album Talking Dreams which is available now via Warner Bros.

ATP! Album Review: MisterWives - Our Own House

There’s a reason why MisterWives has been touted as the “next golden children in pop” by the likes of MTV’s Buzzworthy and just about anyone else who released a list of artists to listen to in 2015, and the group’s debut album Our Own House proves them all right. The New York based quintet has found a genre that they fit within perfectly, and may actually be the leaders of, if their latest release Our Own House is any indication.

Opening with the title-track, it’s a full-bodied pop song filled with horns and enough highs and lows that perfectly exemplify what listeners have waiting for them in the following tracks. The culmination of the 12 songs created a perfect pop release – so perfect, in fact, we feel it is necessary to tell you to just stop reading here, purchase the album, and then continue with this review, because from here on out, we basically just talk about how much we love it. Which is a whole lot.

Oh Honey Announce First Ever Headlining Tour

Oh Honey have announced details of their first-ever headlining tour.

The duo's "Postcards Across America" tour will hit 17 cities including stops in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Taylor Swift Performs "Blank Space" at Brit Awards 2015

Taylor Swift graced the stage at this year's Brit Awards and performed her recent single "Blank Space"!

You can watch the superstar's incredible performance below.

Ed Sheeran Wins British Album Of The Year and British Male Solo Artist at Brit Awards 2015

Ed Sheeran has won the award for British Male Solo Artist at this year's Brit Awards!

The "Thinking Out Loud" singer-songwriter beat Damon Albarn, George Ezra, Paolo Nutini and Sam Smith to the crown.

So Long, Parks and Rec! The Cast Sing Farewell to Li'l Sebastian on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Last night, everyone's favorite Parks and Recreation department closed it's doors.

The cast later appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to sing "5000 Candles In The Wind," the tribute to the show's infamous horse Li'l Sebastian.

Ed Sheeran Covers Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" in the BBC Radio One Live Lounge

Ed Sheeran performed a stripped down version of Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" in the BBC Radio One Live Lounge earlier today.

You can watch the "Thinking Out Loud" singer's rendition of the track below.

Best Coast Release "California Nights" Music Video and Announce North American Tour

Best Coast have released the music video for the title-track of their new album California Nights, which can be viewed below.

In addition, the band have announced they will be hitting the road this summer, with more dates to be added soon.

Sam Smith Announces Summer Tour

Sam Smith has announced that he will tour the US this summer with shows in North Carolina, Miami, San Diego, and more.

Dates can be found below.

Tonight Alive Perform Rage Against The Machine Medley at Soundwave 2015

Tonight Alive performed a medley of Rage Against The Machine songs during their set at the Melbourne stop of Soundwave 2015.

The band played a compilation of some of our favorite RATM track, "Killing In The Name," "Know Your Enemy" and "Guerrilla Radio."

ATP! Essential Listening: Bea Miller

Beatrice Miller took the X Factor stage for the last time in baggy plaid pants, arms laden with bracelets and wavy locks tucked under a skater cap. Suffering from a cold, she crooned a tearful cover of Dido’s “White Flag.” Since her elimination three years ago, Miller has done anything but surrender.

Miller hails from Maplewood, New Jersey, a suburban town. Since stepping into her role as pop star, Miller slashed the end of her first name, as well as her long curly hair, and now goes by Bea Miller.

This suburban girl has taken her punky style, choppy blonde hair and strong vocal skills to the next level with her four track EP Young Blood, which was released on April 22, 2014 and peaked at No. 64 on the Billboard 200.

Nate Ruess (of fun.) Releases New Song "Nothing Without Love"

Nate Ruess (of fun.) has released a brand new song titled "Nothing Without You," which can be streamed below.

The track (taken from the singer's upcoming debut solo album that he currently recording) is available now to purchase via iTunes.

ATP! Album Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen - The Balcony

Catfish and the Bottlemen are destined for great things. It’s hard to explain, but this 4- piece from Wales has the potential to be the next big rock band. One year after releasing their first three singles, Catfish and the Bottlemen were already playing Reading & Leeds, T in the Park, and the Governors Ball in New York City. After releasing their debut album The Balcony in the UK and seeing the success it had, the band finally released The Balcony and embarked on a tour in the US, and we’re really glad they did.

MisterWives Release New Song "Queens"

MisterWives have released a new song titled "Queens," which can be streamed below.

The track is taken from the band's long-awaited debut album Our Own House that drops on February 24th via Photo Finish Records.

ATP! Album Review: Hayley Kiyoko - This Side of Paradise EP

There’s something to be said about a Disney girl who breaks out of the Disney mold, and des it successfully. Hayley Kiyoko joins this elite club, which includes the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus with the release of her sophomore EP, This Side of Paradise.

Long gone are the days of bubblegum pop as Paradise dives right into “Given It All,” which features an extremely catchy and repetitive chorus composed of only six words: “I’ve given it all to you.” Kiyoko’s voice is determined, almost defiant, as she negotiates with a distant lover, supported by a simple background synth.

MisterWives Release New Song "Not Your Way"

MisterWives have released a new song titled "Not Your Way," which can be streamed below.

The track is taken from the band's long-awaited debut album Our Own House that drops on February 24th via Photo Finish Records.

CHVRCHES Cover Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River"

Watch CHVRCHES perform an incredible cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" in the BBC Radio One Live Lounge below.

PVRIS Confirmed To Play Warped Tour 2015

PVRIS have been confirmed to play Warped Tour 2015!

You can check out the lineup as it currently stands below. Dates and ticket information for Warped Tour 2015 can be found here.

All Time Low Frontman Alex Gaskarth Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Lisa Ruocco

All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth is getting married!

The pop/rock frontman and his longtime girlfriend Lisa Ruocco are engaged to wed. The singer announced the news publicly on his Twitter account earlier, posting a black and white photo of the couple with Lisa wearing her new engagement ring!