Warner/Chappell Prexy North America Big Jon Platt collected the Visionary Award at the SESAC Pop Awards in NYC on 5/4.
When a indie band's cover of a Snow Patrol song is the biggest mover on Shazam's USA Top 100 Tags Chart—outpacing even the hot new Nicki Minaj track, as well as several other big singles—you know it's had a mighty TV sync...
We asked Shazam SVP, Head of Music & U.S. Ad Sales Peter Szabo about the role of the tech giant’s data in predicting big hits. For some reason he agreed to talk to us.
Jack White will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) inaugural Innovator Award for his achievement with his latest album Lazaretto and the vinyl ULTRA LP, which is hailed as “an exceptional work that uniquely marries classic art and current technology.” The Award will be presented during the Music Biz 2015 Business Session at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel a week from today at 8:30 a.m., which is on the early side for Jack. But he’ll probably set his analog alarm clock to make sure he’s up on time.
The next installment in our ongoing series of conversations with industry leaders: an in-depth chat with RCA toppers Peter Edge and Tom Corson. The pair touch on everything from the "Uptown Funk" phenom to the streaming marketplace. Look for it in print and online very soon.
Live Nation chieftain Michael Rapino announced to the troops yesterday that he’s initiated the creation of a Diversity Department. Thelá Thatch has been named VP of Diversity, and Genevieve O'Neil will take the post of Manager of Diversity.
Prince has announced that he will be dropping a song, guitar solo and free live concert for the people of Baltimore this Sunday. He has also suggested the new song may become available via Tidal.
In between nacho plates on this Cinco De Mayo holiday, let's point our informational satellite at the sky and download the latest action at SiriusXM, starring One Direction, Sam Hunt, Bea Miller, Britney & Iggy, Modest Mouse and more...
RCA's Britney-Iggy duet, "Pretty Girls," earns Most Added honors at Pop radio this week, while Island's Shawn Mendes and Epic's Mariah Carey are among the acts posting gains. OMI's "Cheerleader" (Ultra/Louder Than Life/Columbia) rules at Rhythm, and it's another big week at Alternative for "Renegade" by KidinaKorner's X Ambassadors. Click the links for further details, buddy.
The Zac Brown Band’s #1, 217k bow on this week’s HITS Album Sales Chart is a big win for the cluster of labels involved—Brown’s own Southern Ground, the brand-new John Varvatos imprint, Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine and Monte Lipman’s Republic...
WE POINT OUR PHONE AT SHAZAM’S PETER SZABO
When did Shazam become a verb? Peter knows. (5/6a)
Coming soon: a wide-ranging chat with Peter and Tom. (5/6a)
LIVE NATION INSTITUTES DIVERSITY DEPT.
Rapino wants the workforce to represent and reflect LN's customers. (5/6a)
MUSIC BIZ BUSTS OUT A NEW AWARD, AND JACK’S NAME IS ON IT
White vinylly gets credit where credit is due. (5/6a)