SoundExchange Presents: Breakthrough Beats with Spencer Crandall, mehro, and Moliy

June 15th, 2022 7pm   Stage 2


SoundExchange Presents: Breakthrough Beats

SoundExchange is the premier music-tech organization on a mission to power the future of music. It was independently formed in 2003 to build a fairer, simpler, and more efficient creator-focused industry through technology, data, and advocacy. The only organization designated by the US government to administer the Section 114 sound recording license, SoundExchange collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of 570,000 music creators and growing. Through proprietary music tech solutions that turn data into accurate revenue, SoundExchange has paid more than $9 billion in distributions to date.

SoundExchange knows music and believes in the power of creators, above all else. We are proud to launch Breakthrough Beats, a new SoundExchange initiative dedicated to championing and amplifying the work of rising creators through artist-driven events and digital content. In celebration of Breakthrough Beats, and Indie Week 2022, SoundExchange and A2IM are co-hosting an intimate showcase at Rockwood Music Hall featuring performances by Spencer Crandall, Mehro, and Moliy. 


It is to no one's surprise that listeners around the globe have fallen for mehro. Cut from the same cloth of earnest songwriters like Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright, mehro brings a maturity to music that feels vacant the current pop-centric scene. From his deft, poignant lyrics to his sweet, indie sound, mehro’s evocative imagery draws you in as you join him on his journey. Through his masterful compositions, mehro captures the essence of a soul much older and wiser than you’d think.

Molly Ama Montgomery, professionally known as MOLIY, is a singer and songwriter of Ghanaian and American descent. Deeply influenced by her rich Ghanaian ancestry, Moliy’s childhood fluctuated between Accra and Orlando, Florida where the musical sounds of Afrobeats, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop inspired her musical pursuits at a very young age. Her profound love for music was also inspired by frequent Karaoke performances alongside family and friends, which gradually developed her unique musical prowess with vocals and melodies that are deeply rooted in soul. Self-identifying as a genre-bender who embraces all forms of music, Moliy took advantage of the global digital space to introduce her creative versatility and sound through provocative freestyles on social platforms.

As one of Ghana’s foremost new artists, Moliy’s main objective is to authenticate herself in the new crop of vibrant female singers that are carving a path for themselves in the mostly male-dominated industry. With Ghanaian music on the global rise, expect to see and hear Moliy on stages and platforms worldwide for years to come.

Spencer Crandall, an independent country artist using his 2.2 Million followers on TikTok to promote his music which has charted on Billboard’s Country Digital Sales charts and most recently he picked up his second #1 on Sirius XMs Hot 30 Weekend Countdown. He just completed a 23-city tour opening for Lauren Alaina and is set to release his 4th studio album throughout the second half of this year.