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SONG REVENUE CHART:
DRAKE IS MONEY
The most earnest of earners (2/23a)
THE BRITS: A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
SONGWRITERS HALL TO HONOR SIR LUCIAN
Once upon a time, the mogul was a humble song plugger. (2/23a)
5SOS DROPS A NEW ONE
The saucy Aussies are back. (2/23a)
KACEY'S GOOD
AS GOLDEN
Check out two new tracks from upcoming set. (2/23a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
Critics' Choice
ORNETTE RETURNS ON VINYL
2/22/18

The Shape Of Jazz To Come is one of the ballsiest—and accurate—album title of all time. Released the same year as the game changers Miles DavisKind of Blue, Charles MingusMingus Ah Um and Cecil Taylor’s Looking Ahead!, Coleman’s album as well as his arrival was a shock. He lacked the apprenticeships other leaders had under their belts or documented evidence that he had a command of the canon at the time, two attributes the jazz world demanded of its bandleaders.

Atlantic took a chance on Coleman and let him run free, recording six albums of challenging piano-less music with a band that included trumpeter Don Cherry, either Charlie Haden or Scott LaFaro on bass, and either Billy Higgins or Ed Blackwell on drums.

Rhino, which packaged Coleman’s Atlantic recordings in the CD box Beauty is a Rare Thing in 1993, is releasing Coleman’s complete Atlantic output plus two hours of outtakes in a 10-LP boxed set on 5/11.

The set, Ornette Coleman: The Atlantic Years, features newly remastered audio by John Webber at AIR Studios. The LPs are presented in replica European-style 1960s jackets in a side-loading slipcase along with a 12 x 12 booklet with new liner notes written by Ben Ratliff, plus photos from Lee Friedlander. The albums are: The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959), Change Of The Century (1959), This Is Our Music (1960), Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (1960), Ornette! (1961), and Ornette On Tenor (1961) plus the compilations of outtakes The Art Of Improvisers (1970), Twins (1971) and To Whom Who Keeps A Record (1975), and The Ornette Coleman Legacy (1993.)

THIS FORD'S GOT HORSEPOWER
1/19/18

Ford Madox Ford is (in addition to the name of a famed novelist) the moniker of the edgy new project by O.G. punk firebrands Chip and Tony Kinman. The brothers, best known as the tandem musical engine behind The Dils and cowpunk legends Rank & File, combine Velvets and Chicago blues influences on the new project; they'll drop debut full-length This American Blues digitally on 2/2 (with a blue vinyl edition out 2/16) via the wonderful label Porterhouse Records. Check out their topical track "Dark American Night" below; you'll find it and another new single, "Promised," here. Porterhouse, of course, has put out some delectable X and other classic punk vinyl, and label boss Steve Kravac is a pretty spiffy artist/producer in his own right. But more about that later.

A STARMAN TRIBUTE
1/10/18


As we acknowledge the second anniversary of legendary icon David Bowie's passing, Spotify has assembled a This Is: David Bowie playlist to honor his continuing legacy. 

In addition to the playlist that features 71 songs from all over the wide span of his prolific career, Spotify has put together rankings of Bowie's most beloved songs, which you'll find below. 

You can have your own "moonage daydream" accompanied by the Starman's standards on Spotify here

Top Bowie Songs on Spotify (Global)
1. "Heroes"
2. "Under Pressure"
3. "Starman"
4. "Let's Dance"
5. "Rebel Rebel"
6. "Space Oddity"
7. "Life On Mars?"
8. "Modern Love"
9. "Moonage Daydream"
10. "Ziggy Stardust"

Top Bowie Songs by Country on Spotify (U.S.)
1. "Under Pressure"
2. "Heroes"
3. "Space Oddity"
4. "Let's Dance"
5. "Starman"
6. "Moonage Daydream"
7. "Rebel Rebel"
8. "Modern Love"
9. "Life On Mars?"
10. "Ziggy Stardust"

Top Cities that Listen to Bowie on Spotify (U.S.)
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. Portland, Oregon
3. Somerville, Massachusetts
4. New York, New York
5. Berkeley, California
6. Eugene, Oregon
7. Cambridge, Massachusetts
8. Boulder, Colorado
9. Seattle, Washington
10. Austin, Texas

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