One of our moles has some intriguing info about Apple Music’s impressive stream numbers. Our Deep Throat says Epic’s chart-topping Future, who got 14 million+ streams on Spotify, scored 11m on Apple Music...
Epic’s L.A. Reid has succeeded over the last two years by breaking a handful of new acts—A Great Big World, KONGOS, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony and, most recently, hip-hop chart-topper Future. With a new smash from AGBW, his string of recent hit acts now enters its second cycle.
Island U.K. ruler Darcus Beese welcomes The Weeknd to a music fest and retreat at Osea Island in the South of England. The artist arrived via helicopter for a special performance, and there was a BBQ, a campfire and a nice game of Rounders, a British predecessor of baseball that’s somehow more obscure than cricket...
Today we're introducing a chart showing sales and streaming consumption patterns year-to-date, with the data updated through 7/23. It reveals a fascinating trend...
The newly made rock doc Keith Richards: Under the Influence is set to be released 9/18 on the surging Netflix. The film was directed by Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom), who also helmed the just-uploaded clip for Keef's latest single, "Trouble," which is now ready to view...
Artist Leona Lewis joins Def Jam promo players for a festive photo op. Only later did EVP Rick Sackheim reveal the sad news that the photo would be appearing here. Seen feeling pretty darn Def, if the do say so themselves, are (l-r) Sr. Director Adult Formats Cheryl Broz, VP Pop Keith Rothschild, Midwest Regional Jim Kelley, Lewis and Sackheim.
KidinaKorner/Interscope breakout band X Ambassadors, who are celebrating their seventh week at #1 Alternative, are now ready to reach a whole new audience, as they face the ladies of The View for a live performance of "Renegades" today.
5 Seconds of Summer repeats as Most Added at Pop radio this week, while A Great Big World's "Hold Each Other" racks up 33 adds on impact and Little Mix's "Black Magic" is among the other leaders. At Rhythm, YG wins in a squeaker, and The Weeknd's "The Hills" (also a Pop contender) earns more love. Foals take the crown at Alternative, while Halsey and AWOLNATION make more noise. Follow the links for details, buddy, and pass the dutchie.
Friday is the new Tuesday, so Tuesday is the new Thursday. Which is why we're giving you our Top 15 forecast for this week's Building Album Sales and SPS charts now, featuring debuts from Lamb of God, the Eminem-starring Southpaw ST and Bea Miller (pictured), among others. One thing that isn't changing: Every day is Bong Day.
Could T-Mobile help change the streaming game? The mobile provider has announced that Apple Music is now part of its Music Freedom initiative, which doesn’t apply monthly data caps to legal music-streaming services...
FUTURE'S 11 MILLION
Golly gee, he's really popular. (7/29a)
L.A.'S CYCLE OF HITS
Here's why we've been writing "They Love L.A." and "Reid His Lips" all these years. (7/29a)
IS APPLE MUSIC BEHIND THE DECLINE IN SALES AND STREAMS FROM RIVAL SERVICES?
Well, is it? (7/29a)
ISLAND, THE WEEKND SPEND WEEKEND ON ISLAND
See what we did just then? (7/29a)
A DOC THAT ROCKS
Keef is coming to Netflix. (7/29a)