Audacy Announces Royel Otis as LAUNCH Alternative Band to Know

PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 9, 2024 – Audacy announces Australian indie duo Royel Otis as the Alternative band for the Company’s music discovery program, LAUNCH. Royel Otis joins previously announced Top 40 artist Muni Long and Country singer Kassi Ashton as part of the 2024 class of rising artists who are spotlighted through Audacy’s extensive multiplatform reach. Audacy will support Royel Otis with broadcast and digital airplay, personalized vignettes and exclusive editorial and social media collaborations.

“We’ve watched Royel Otis explode onto the scene with their original and cover songs over the past few years and are excited to utilize all of the tools LAUNCH provides to help them take it to the next level,” said Michael Martin, Senior Vice President of Programming and Head of Music Initiatives, Audacy. “Because of radio’s influential power, it remains one of the most reliable sources of music discovery and allows listeners to connect with up-and-coming stars. With LAUNCH, Royel Otis, Muni Long and Kassi Ashton can reach new fanbases and levels of success.”

Royel Otis soared to global virality in 2024 as their debut album, “PRATTS & PAIN,” out via Ourness, climbed the charts worldwide. The band was named one of 25 artists to watch this year by the Grammys and has earned recognition for their covers of Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Cranberries. Amassing millions of streams across their discography, Royel Otis has sold-out headlining tours and played the biggest festivals in music. Their original song, “Sofa King,” will be featured on all of Audacy’s Alternative stations.

“Royel Otis is pure, unapologetic and definitive. Their only interest is the level to which they can transport people with their music,” stated Andrew Klippel, Ourness Founder and Artist Manager, Royel Otis. “They’ve grown incredibly over the last two years and remain unaffected! From our first alternative radio play on KROQ to reaching number one on the Alt charts, Audacy has been a great partner. We look forward to expanding and deepening that relationship.”

The Audacy app and digital platform will also feature expertly curated Exclusive Stations featuring music from current and past LAUNCH artists as well as other emerging musicians.

For LAUNCH and artist assets, please click here.

For information on Royel Otis’ upcoming tour, including sold-out stops in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, click here.

David Heim
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