RCA’s Alex Da Kid has joined forces with IBM’s Jeopardy champ Watson to take data insights on music and culture and turn it into music. Their collaboration has resulted in an ad that made its debut on ESPN’s Monday Night Football last night.
The three veterans who collaboratively create the Grammy Awards attack the task of planning and mounting the show from distinct perspectives reflective of their skillsets. Shortly after the close of the eligibility year on 9/30, HITS’ Phil Gallo grilled them about...
RCA's a cappella fivesome Pentatonix is experiencing an early mistletoe explosion. Their freshly released set A Pentatonix Christmas went #1 on the iTunes album chart today, while "Hallelujah," the ravishing Leonard Cohen cover that is the collection's lead single, which flew upward all weekend, moves to Top 5 on the tracks side, and its clip sits at #1 on the video chart...
YMCMB/Republic’s Drake, who celebrates his 30th birthday as you read this, previewed four new tracks on his Apple Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio show on 10/23, three of which are slated for a December release titled More Life. He described the set as a “playlist project” that will include his own music as well as work by members of his OVO crew. Two tracks have sailed to the top spots at iTunes.
Halsey's Badlands (Astralwerks/Capitol) debuted at #2 on the Album Sales Chart—behind only The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness—in summer 2015. Since then, she was featured on Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling”—a cut from potential Album of the Year contender Purpose, which had the second-biggest bow of 2015. And then there’s The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” which is...
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