Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer,” the debut single from her forthcoming fifth studio album and her first release on the recently formed JV between Safehouse, Island and Hollywood, dropped this morning. Max Martin and Wolf Cousins produced. Lovato, 22, launched Safehouse with partners Nick Jonas and mega-manager Phil McIntyre..
UMPG monarch Jody Gerson has anointed Jessica Rivera EVP/Head of East Coast Operations for the pubco. She has quite a track record...
Apple is famous for having a tightly closed system; nonetheless, much of the initial content from Beats 1 was quickly shared on rival platforms ...
The official video for “Holding On,” the lead single from Disclosure’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album Caracal, has just made its premiere on Vevo. The album is set to drop on 9/25 from Capitol, the duo’s new U.S. label home.
Apple Music tweeted out a promo that chronicles a very funny story from Jimmy Iovine himself about how the world discovered The Chronic, which belatedly made its digital debut on Tuesday.
Throw some goat, buddy. Hollywood’s Breaking Benjamin has topped the HITS Building Album Sales and Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) charts. Meanwhile, Capitol's Tori Kelly and Columbia's Leon Bridges enjoy impressive bows for their debut albums, while Mercury Nashville's kills it with her sophomore one.
Interscope's Selena Gomez f/A$AP Rocky is Most Added at Pop radio, followed by Beluga Heights/Warner Bros.' Jason Derulo. Meanwhile, it's another strong showing for Global Entertainment's Nathan Sykes (pictured). At Rhythm, TDE/Aftermath/Interscope's Kendrick Lamar rules (followed by Derulo). WB's Atlas Genius is on top at Alternative, while Glassnote's Robert DeLong makes solid gains. Click the links for details, buddy.
Hope you remembered to upgrade the iOS on your Apple device. In any case, here are the first songs we heard on Beats 1, the service's global radio flagship. The free-form set from the breathless Zane Lowe included...
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As Apple Music unfolds, check out our recent conversation with Jimmy Iovine, Ian Rogers and Larry Jackson, who go deep on streaming, Beats 1 and Connect.
ALL HANDS IN THE APPLE BASKET
Beats 1, now on SoundCloud...and Spotify. WTF. (7/1a)
The first video from Caracal arrives at Vevo. (7/1a)
...but worth the wait. (7/1a)
RIVERA’S IN A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
UMPG has a new EVP. (7/1a)