Pandora will celebrate its 10th anniversary next Wednesday (9/9) by taking down the Pandora One paywall for 24 hours, enabling anyone who’s interested to sample the add-free premium ($4.99/mo.) tier, the company announced.
It was an extraordinary add week at Top 40 radio, with records by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis racking up 100+ stations apiece...
Multi-platinum artist, awards-show orator and future Presidential candidate Kanye West has announced a second show to his special performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Yeezy will now perform his acclaimed album 808s & Heartbreak in its entirety on Sept. 25 and 26...
Def Jam newcomer and "Here" songstress Alessia Cara has been buzzing for a few months now, but on Tuesday she hit a new high. The 19-year-old Canadian newcomer received what’s arguably the most valuable form of recognition next to a Grammy: a glowing Taylor Swift tweet.
Jason Owen’s Sandbox Entertainment has just closed a deal to rep the estate of the great Hank Williams. More in Music City.
Interesting to note that Miley Cyrus' highly experimental new set, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, is available for free streaming on SoundCloud without any RCA or Sony branding. The set is only listed as a Smiley Miley Inc. production. Sony currently has no deal with SoundCloud; it's been reported that the album does not count against Miley's deal with RCA.
"Of course I can hook you up with some Cuban cigars, chief," declares Latium's Charles Chavez (c) during this jolly photo op commemorating his publishing joint venture with Marty Bandier's Sony/ATV. Meanwhile, SVP/Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina wondered what else was available to smoke.
September’s here, boys and girls. This is turning out to be a week to remember, as the market shakes off its summer doldrums and sales, tracks and streams explode. Chalk it up to a welcome slate of strong new releases and impact of the Video Music Awards. Let’s not worry about that asteroid that’s on target to hit the earth until later in the month, OK? Here’s how things look at midweek...
The Weeknd is on track to have the #2 debut and #8 album with TEA of the year in his first week—and he’s also lined up to break a streaming record. His incendiary VMAs performance and his appearance in two Apple ads are just the icing on the cake for a breakout star with enormous and still accelerating momentum.
SUPER TUESDAY—STILL RADIO'S FAVORITE DAY
Three new records, north of 300 adds between them. (9/2a)
KANYE TO LIGHT UP ANOTHER BOWL
Yeezy will devote both nights at the Hollywood Bowl to one album. (9/2a)
APPLE, LUXURY BRANDS: MUTUAL ATTRACTION
Ian Rogers' move isn't so unusual. (9/2a)
HEY, GOOD INKIN’
Hank Sr. just landed in Jason Owen's Sandbox. (9/2a)
ALESSIA CARA'S BIGGEST FAN
Taylor hearts Def Jam newcomer. (9/2a)