A$AP Rocky scores #1 next week on both the HITS Album Sales and SPS (Sales Plus Streaming) charts. A$AP’s SPS number surges thanks to some very strong streaming. This year, only Drake and Kendrick Lamar have seen single week SEA (streaming-equivalent albums) over 20k. Will A$AP join that club? Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend...
One thing is eminently clear at the end of the first quarter of 2015—James Bay is the New Artist at the front of the line as the early projections for Grammy nominations begin to be compiled...
Walk Off The Earth’s Sarah Blackwood, traveling to the Columbia band’s sold-out Vancouver concert, was removed from a SkyWest plane (operated by United Airlines) yesterday because her two-year-old son was—wait for it—crying loudly.
This week's #TBT nugget finds current Island chieftain David Massey in his Epic days, alongside promo hitter John Boulos, artist Jimmy Ray and then-VP Marketing Ron Cerrito. Shortly after this shot was taken, Boulos ordered a hit on the guy who brought him the wrong sandwich. For more...
The recent passings of Stan Cornyn and Bruce Lundvall brought back a flood of memories, because, in very different ways, these two legends exemplified the golden age of the record business. Each exuded class, and each in his own way was a quintessential record man.
In partnership with Glassnote, Pandora will livestream Mumford & Sons' upcoming concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
So, how was your Memorial Day weekend? Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, Cam and other Nashville luminaries spent theirs in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for Boots on the Beach, a "vacation event" organized by CMT's Katie Cook to benefit the Boot Campaign. Seen feeling patriotic with a side of the munchies are...
OK, you got us—this pic of RCA rulers Peter Edge and Tom Corson with Polo Grounds head Bryan Leach isn't brand new. But it seems an apt moment to spotlight their collaboration, which brought A$AP Rocky (among other projects) to the world and will next week celebrate a #1 chart bow. Later, Leach produced a blunt the size of a polo mallet and Corson attempted to spit a verse.
IN PRAISE OF THE RECORD MAN
Bruce, Stan, Mo, Lenny, Ahmet, Walter, Doug, Lucian... (5/28a)
ON RECORDS: JAMES BAY BREAKS
Our choice for early frontrunner in the Best New Artist race. (5/28a)
WALK OFF THE PLANE
TSA nips toddler security threat in the bud. (5/28a)
PANDORA GETS WILDER
Livestream: one word? We're dubious. (5/28a)