A$AP Rocky will debut at #1 next week on both our sales and SPS charts following the release of his At.Long.Last.A$AP a week ahead of schedule. Here are this week’s key debuts...
XO/Republic's Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, has dropped a brand new video for the track "The Hills." Watch it here.
Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died this morning in L.A., just hours after the band played the first of five shows at the Forum. TMZ reports that Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis. Paramedics were called to Sheehan's hotel room around 5:30am for a reported cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The grand finale of Steve Barnett’s second year as the head of the Capitol Music Group came in February of this year, when his team made Grammy history. Just two years earlier, Barnett was cobbling together the remains of the storied EMI company...
Forbes’ newly published list of the 100 Most Powerful Women 2015 includes three musical figures: #21 Beyoncé, #64 Taylor Swift and #81 Shakira. They’re in some heavy company...
Kurt Patat has been dubbed SVP/Head of Communications for CMT, announced prexy Brian Philips, to whom he'll report. Philips dubbed Patat "the right person for CMT's busiest era ever."
Bridget Herrmann has joined the field staff at Crush Music. The 10-year veteran, who’ll report to Garrett Capone and Erik Olesen, will cover all formats across the US, with a focus on the Midwest.
The last full month of spring brought an unusually high number of fast songs and remixes, notes Chris Lawhorn of workout-music site Run Hundred, referring to the 10 tracks that got the most votes from subscribers. Quick tunes naturally lend themselves to momentum, Chris continues, while remixes give proven hits a second wind.
Sandbox Entertainment chief Jason Owen and Sam Easley, Bravado’s Director of A&R Nashville, are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Leo Easley Owen. The entrepreneur in waiting was born yesterday (5/26) at 8:38am (PT) in California, measuring 8 pounds, 10 ounces, 21 inches. Both parents and baby are doing great.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: ROCKY OUTPUNCHES THE PACK
Next week's sales, A$AP. (5/27a)
A BRIDGET TOO FAR
A radio exec to Crush out on. (5/27a)
I.B. BAD’S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
A music-biz Mt. Rushmore (5/26a)
A SANDBOX TO PLAY IN
Jason and Sam announce a new release. (5/27a)
VIEW OF "THE HILLS"
Start your Weeknd early. (5/27a)