Kanye West's new banger "All Day" has hit #1 on the iTunes singles chart.
The brand new, as-yet unnamed label co-founded by SONGS Publishing’s Matt Pincus and Ron Perry and industry vet Barry Weiss is now underway, with Weiss spending his first day in the office this week. The company is still lining up distribution (rumors that Sony had locked that down were unfounded), but has hired Christine Chiappetta to handle Alternative and Triple A promotion—and is looking for a Pop/Rhythm radio specialist. Stay tuned.
The fit couldn’t be more perfect. Dave Grohl has been named Record Store Day Ambassador for 2015. Grohl expresses his love for brick-and-mortar music retail in two ways: recollecting in front of a film camera and taking pen to paper
Spotify is in a win-win situation, but successfully growing its two-tiered business will require some fancy footwork.
At Epic, Courtney Lowery has been upped to VP Publicity, as EVP Media & Strategic Development Laura Swanson, who recently returned to Cali, tweaks her team.
We’re getting our collective game face on for the first New & Developing Artist Special Issue of 2015, which will be printed on high-quality paper stock (disguising the third-rate editorial content, as usual) next week.
My Morning Jacket’s seventh full-length, The Waterfall, will be released on May 4 via a somewhat different label configuration: ATO/Capitol. The album was recorded in Stinson Beach Calif., with producer/engineer Tucker Martine, who helmed the previous LP, 2011’s Circuital.
Capitol Music Group's Urban promo department has upped Cheryl Winston and Chris Green, announces SVP Azim Rashid...
Andrew W.K. and Deepak Chopra having an in-depth conversation about the divine, consciousness and the nature of reality? We'd read that. Now you can too. The pair share their insights (spoiler alert: "We're all God in drag having a party") in a delightfully mind-bending exchange on the Paper website.
SONGS LABEL SAGA BEGINS
The pubco hatches a label, in partnership with a dude who knows the territory. (3/3a)
ADVERTISERS ARE BULLISH ON SPOTIFY, BUT THERE’S A CATCH
Daniel Ek wants to keep everybody happy, but that's a major challenge. (3/3a)
THE FACE OF RECORD STORE DAY 2015
Dave's right here. (3/3a)
HITS N&D Q1 SPECIAL
Now under construction. (3/3a)
MY MORNING JACKET PROJECT AN INDIE-MAJOR COLLAB
One of America's best bands has new major-label partner. (3/3a)