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Feed the Beat Artists to Watch in 2019

It’s time to update your music playlist.

Looking for new music, but don’t know where to start? You came to the right place. We know what you’re thinking – What does Taco Bell even know about music? Well in 2006, Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program was started with the purpose of helping fans discover new artists and helping artists discover new fans. Every spring and fall, we welcome 100 new artists across all genres to the Feed The Beat program. Support starts in the form of $500 in Taco Bell gift cards, so artists can focus on their music while on tour. And to celebrate the newest lineup, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Feed The Beat artists that you need to check out:

1. Ashe
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: San Diego, California
Genre: Pop

Ashe’s song “After Life” was recently featured in our Loaded Nacho Taco Commercial.

2. Bluebiird
Feed The Beat Spring 2019 Lineup
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Pop

3. Des Rocs
Feed The Beat Spring 2019 Lineup
Hometown: New York, New York
Genre: Rock

4. DREAMERS
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Genre: Rock

DREAMERS wanted to share the Taco Bell love, so they decided to get hundreds of tacos with their gift cards and give them to homeless people in Venice Beach, California.

5. FINNEAS
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Los Angeles
Genre: Pop

“When my sister and I first put “ocean eyes” in the world and it got it’s first 1,000 plays, we celebrated by going to Taco Bell, which we both love far too much."

6. grandson
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Genre: Rock

"My early touring days will forever have the familiar smell of burritos."

7. Hobo Johnson
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Genre: Alternative Hip Hop

8. MISSIO
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Genre: Pop-Rock

9. Noah Kahan
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Strafford, Vermont
Genre: Pop

“Feed The Beat’s helping me to hit an absurd number of drive-thrus across the country."

10. SAINT PHNX
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
Genre: Pop

"We’re really excited to be a part of Feed The Beat. We literally eat burritos and tacos all the time so this is a dream come true. Going on tour across the US this summer is going to be so sweet. Burrito bros on tour 2019."

11. Samia
Feed The Beat Spring 2019
Hometown: New York, New York
Genre: Alternative, Indie

"We eat Taco Bell every night and it is truly the most comforting and accommodating fast food experience. Our band is 3/4 vegetarian and it’s amazing how many vegan options we’ve discovered."

12. Shy Girls
Feed The Beat Spring 2019 Lineup
Hometown: State College, Pennsylvania
Genre: Alternative R&B

13. Stand Atlantic
Feed The Beat Spring 2019 Lineup
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Genre: Pop-Rock

“Taco Bell has saved us more times than we’re proud to admit, so we're thankful that they're fueling our addictions further into 2019 as a Taco Bell Feed The Beat Artist."

14. Stephen Puth
Feed The Beat Spring 2019 Lineup
Hometown: Rumson, New Jersey
Genre: Pop

“I used to go to Taco Bell every Friday night over the Summer when I was in high school with my friends. My go to order was a Crunchwrap Supreme and the Cinnabon Delights.”

15. Wallows
Feed The Beat Alumni
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Genre: Pop

Check out the complete playlist here and the 2019 Spring Lineup here. To learn more, follow @FeedTheBeat on Instagram and Twitter.

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