Ricki Ayela – Over Complicated (Extended)

For Immediate Release:

September 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

Ricki Ayela will be releasing her latest E.P. Over Complicated (Extended) on October 9th, 2020. The new release includes a brand new single entitled “Love Me” which will be the lead off single supporting the E.P. This song exemplifies the idea of “girl power” in that it speaks to the idea of loving yourself first, and not relying on others to provide any kind of validation. It’s a celebration of healthy independence. The release will be backed by a robust social media campaign. We encourage you to mark the date and enjoy this new release!


Andrew Cassara Video Premiere 12 NOON EST

For Immediate Release:

September 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

Today marks the premiere of the first part of a 2 part music video series that we will be releasing over the next few weeks.

Part 1 is the Official Music Video for the previously released Single “Fingertips”, directed by Hannah Dougherty and produced by Film Boldy in Vancouver, BC. It is an artistic video told as a short story, and features Andrew depicted as an eccentric artist on a quest to better himself. The creative mind behind the story is Hannah Dougherty, a Vancouver based director who is known for her interesting and provocative storytelling through film.

Part 2 features the new single “Shock” (a new single releasing tonight at midnight EST on all digital platforms) and continues the story where the “Fingertips” video leaves off. It rounds up the two part music video series nicely, ending with an important lesson, and a solid resolution between Andrew and his creation.

Both music videos are fun, colourful and strangely refreshing!!

The Fingertips video premieres today at noon EST right here: FINGERTIPS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

We hope you will join us for the premiere and drop a comment to let us know what you think!!

Make sure to check out SHOCK on Spotify starting at midnight tonight!!!

Andrew Cassara – Fingertips Single Release!

For Immediate Release:

August 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

The brand new single “Fingertips”, is the latest single from Andrew Cassara’s funk/disco infused pop album “Freak On Repeat” releases today! The album is available for world wide shipping on CD and Vinyl right here.

Have a listen to the song on Spotify 

Get your notifications for some fun upcoming releases by signing up for his email notifications and finally, check out the newly released “Cassara Crew” merchandise line!!!

Be sure to follow on Spotify here to be part of the journey! Thanks for your continued support!



For Immediate Release:

July 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

Ricki Ayela releases her new single on all of your favourite streaming services today!!

Ricki has been consistently releasing new music over the last year, building on a solid fan base, and claiming her space as a contender in the Pop world!

Stream the new song here: RICKI AYELA BAD SIDE ON SPOTIFY

Thanks for all of your support and we look forward to bringing you more music regularly, check RICKI AYELA to keep in the loop on future releases!





Ricki Ayela’s E.P. “Over Complicated” released today!

For Immediate Release:

March 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

SGMGRoupartists are proud to introduce the brand new E.P. from Toronto based recording artist Ricki Ayela.

Jam packed with pop ear worms, this EP is a compilation of some past releases mixed with some fresh tracks!

Ricki is Canada’s up and coming pop diva! Her first E.P. , a mix of 7 pop tracks crafted by some hot producers, including Los Angeles based producer Jaylien Wesley, who’s achievements include producing and writing the single “Beautiful” by Akon which sold millions across the world, and in 2013 he went on to co-write the song “Scream and Shout” featuring will.i.am, and Britney Spears, which sold close to 4 million singles in the U.S. alone. Overcomplicated is a collection of sweet beats, layered by Ricki’s mesmerizing vocal tones!

This introductory single “Feel Your Love” marks her first delivery to the Korean market, and her first delivery to Canadian radio!!

Put Ricki on your “one to watch” list as she will be a force to be reckoned with as 2020 unfolds!

For media inquires or bookings, please contact steve@sgmgroupartists.com

Andrew Cassara “Bad Bad” releases today!!!

For Immediate Release:

March 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

The brand new single “Bad Bad”, the lead up to Andrew Cassara’s upcoming funk/disco inspired pop album “Freak On Repeat” releases today! Pre-sales for CD and Vinyl are available now right here


You can check out the track right here: https://andrewcassara.ffm.to/badbad

At SGMGRoupArtists, we are excited to support and participate in the next phase of Andrew’s music career!


At this time we would like to make special mention of the following organization that has been a key contributor to the project! Thanks to Factor for your ongoing support of Canadian artists. Without you, there would be a lot less great Canadian music out there to listen to!



For all media inquiries please contact: Cassandra Popescu: STRUT ENTERTAINMENT

Management: Steve Gardiner @SGMGroupArtists


SGMGroupArtists Q1 Releases 2020

For Immediate Release:

February 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

The team at the SGMGroupArtists headquarters are very proud to present our Q1 releases for 2020!!

“Bad Bad” will be the lead off single from Andrew Cassara’s upcoming funk/disco flavoured full length album. The single will start an avalanche of releases for Andrew in 2020! You can hear the song on March 27, 2020 and pre-orders / pre-saves start on March 21, 2020.

“Freak On Repeat” Andrew Cassara’s first full length album (not counting 2019’s single compilation “The Big Bang” will be available for pre-orders/ pre-saves on March 29, 2020, and pre-orders for vinyl units start Sunday February 23rd right here FREAK ON REPEAT VINYL PRE-ORDERS!

“Over Complicated” a first pop E.P. for Ricki Ayela will be made available for pre-orders/ pre-saves on March 21st, with the E.P. full release on March 27, 2020!!

Finally, the Korean Edition of Andrew Cassara’s “Freak On Repeat” will be available to Korean fans on May 01, 2020 through our partners in Korea, Sound Republica!

With a newly formed partnership in Asia, we will soon be announcing the release of our catalogue to Chinese DSP providers! Dates coming for this soon!!!

SGMGroupArtists proudly continues on our mission to develop world class artists! For business inquiries, partnerships, or just to drop us a line and say hi, please contact us at steve@sgmgroupartists.com