Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...
No, it’s not some K-Tel compilation from 1971 promising hits from The Youngbloods, Phil Ochs and David Peel and the Lower East Side. It’s Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Eddie Vedder and others going coast to coast with the message of ending gun violence. And it’s about Bob Dylan’s landmark 1966 tour, which Columbia/Legacy will release in a 36-CD set. Read about it in Critics' Choice.
In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITS’ Paul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year. Read on for Record of the Year and Best New Artist as well.
In this, the second of a four-part look at the likely nominees in the Big Four categories, HITS’ Grammy whisperer breaks down the field for the Record of the Year competition. Read on for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
In this pic, posted by the superstar on Instagram, YMCMB/Republic megastar Drake celebrates scoring a billion streams on Apple Music with the tech giant's Eddy Cue, Tim Cook and Larry Jackson. "This is momentous," Cook proclaimed, "and I can't wait to listen to Views again, as soon as I figure out where to plug in my headphones."
"Say weed!," urged Miley Cyrus before snapping the above pic with iHeartMedia's John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Marissa Morris during this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Moments after striking a pose, the group assumed very different positions, as Cyrus led them in a pre-show yoga sesh.
Q4 ALBUMS: SURE THINGS & QUESTION MARKS
A loaded release schedule. (9/26a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 1
Best New Artist has at least a dozen contenders. (9/26a)
DRAKE DRAWS BLOOD WITH “MOBILE MOVIE”
Add filmmaker to his impressive resume. (9/26a)
NEW RELEASES: AN ILLUMINATING SURVEY(UPDATE)
Shawn Mendes takes the early lead. (9/26a)
TOP 50 STREAMED SONGS CHART DEBUTS
Chainsmokers lead the way. (9/23a)