Bandier, Branca, Braun and the Bible are among the subjects of the latest batch of revelations from our man behind the scenes.
Some unexpected moves and some expected ones are taking place in the promo world. At LA Reid’s Epic, Todd Glassman has reupped as EVP Promotion and brought Capitol's Dennis Reese on board. Reese will join Glassman’s team as SVP Promotion. He'll be based in the West Coast offices with a start date in December or after the holiday break. #BeEpic. At Steve Barnett’s Capitol, look for Greg Thompson to consider internal promotions at the Tower, as he continues to reconstruct his national promo team. Also, keep an eye out for a major announcement at Columbia, as we expect long-time promo gunslinger Lee Leipsner to complete his renegotiation, fortify his bank account and continue with Team Stringer. Heeeey, buddy.
It’s still close at midweek—also known as Tuesday—but for now we’re giving a slight edge to Interscope’s Selena Gomez for #1 on Friday’s album chart. Gomez stretches her lead considerably, however, when tracks and streams are factored in...
There’s a delicious irony at the heart of Cass County (Capitol), Don Henley’s first album of country music. The veteran writer/artist, whose work with the Eagles had a profound influence on modern-day country, has made an album with A-list Nashville musicians that is far more purely country in sound, sentiment and character than anything coming out of Music City’s song factories these days. In other words, the guy who more than anyone put the rock in country has made a record that restores the wayward genre to its rustic essence.
Just days before the release of their self-titled RCA album, a cappella quintet Pentatonix have inked a pub deal with Sony/ATV. The group’s original single “Can’t Sleep Love” is now working its way at Pop radio and has earned 4.5m+ views for its video thus far. The Grammy-winning fivesome...
The U.K. music industry was out in force Monday evening for a right old knees-up at her Majesty's Houses of Parliament to save Auntie's music offering. Have you heard enough peculiar British terms yet? Don't worry, we'll be using as many as we can throughout this text.
They sprang her from prison. Then they set her up. But they messed with the wrong Pop star. The action-packed new vid for “Confident” by Safehouse/Island/Hollywood’s Demi Lovato was helmed by genre master Robert Rodriguez…
TV's wildest shows fueled four of the five biggest movers on Shazam's USA chart this week, as the She Wants Revenge track from the American Horror Story: Hotel premiere, two songs from the Empire cast and a Yazoo sync on Once Upon a Time had viewers scrambling for their phones. The Eagles' immortal "Hotel California" also got an AHS boost. Among the other big gainers…
KidinaKorner/Interscope's Imagine Dragons have teamed up with Apple and SAP to launch the One4 project to support refugee relief efforts. Yesterday, the band released a new single, "I Was Me"; Apple, the labels and Imagine Dragons have vowed to donate their respective proceeds to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), while SAP plans to also donate 10 cents for every download up to the first 5m downloads from iTunes.
RCA's R. City visit the NYC headquarters of Pandora, where SVP Music Makers Group Lars Murray helped them create a station dedicated to songs about taking photos for annoying trade publications. Later, Lars and onetime R. City guest Adam Levine compared their manly tattoos.
Uncertainty at Sony/ATV, CAA and the Bible, among other locales. (12/31p)
THE BOY OF AUTUMN
An appreciation of Don Henley by Bud Scoppa (10/13a)
WE BUILT THIS CITY
R. City checks out Pandora. (10/13a)
PTX INKS PUB DEAL WITH SONY/ATV
Just in time for the release of their new album. (10/13a)
LET IT BEEB
English-to-American translation available on request. (10/13a)