A$AP Rocky sits atop the iTunes album chart, while Taylor Swift and her homie Kendrick Lamar take the top spot on the singles side, with The Weeknd posting up at #2 with new entry "The Hills"...
Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" (Beluga Heights/Warner Bros.) and Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" (RCA) continue to duke it out for the top spot on next week's Pop radio chart. The former is also hustling at Rhythm, alongside Rihanna's "BBHMM" (Roc Nation/Def Jam). Warner Bros.' Muse will rule PoMo for another week, but X Ambassadors (KidinaKorner) have their eyes on the prize. Click the links for deets on these artists as well as Rachel Platten, OMI, Jidenna, Taylor Swift and more. Now if you'll excuse us, the GPen needs reloading.
Seven of the 15 artists with an ownership stake in Jay Z’s Tidal—including Beyoncé—may have their music pulled from service as a result of Jay's inability to reach a licencing deal with Sony.
Doug Morris will be the keynote speaker at MIDEM next weekend in Cannes. The subject will be “Lessons Learned.”
The numbers are in and Wednesday night's broadcast of the iHeartRadio Country Festival raked in a total of 4.1m viewers for NBC from 9-11pm ET. In its final half-hour, the show turned out to be #1 for men 18-34. In a related story, a network executive recently asked for his kale salad with a side of grits.
We approach the release of each Cameron Crowe film with more than a passing interest, though it appears that Aloha, which opens today, is doomed from the get-go by what L.A. Times reviewer Mark Olsen calls its “bummer buzz,” due in part to WikiLeaks revelations of badmouthing from Sony Pictures execs. But none of that will stop us from seeing Aloha this weekend. Here's why...
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...
Sony/ATV has upped Janice Brock and David Ventura to the newly created positions of Joint Head of A&R, U.K., effective immediately.
It’s another week of domination by American artists in the U.K.—topping both charts at the moment—and various artists, accounting for six of the Top 10 albums, counting the Pitch Perfect 2 ST.
Grab your glowsticks, love; BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac has announced plans for the 20th anniversary of Radio 1 Ibiza. The highly anticipated weekend of dance music will run from 7/31-8/2. During which, expect Mac and Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Danny Howard to host a variety of special events and live shows. Stay tuned for the lineup & ticketing info, which will be released in the coming weeks.
IS TIDAL DEAD
IN THE WATER?
Giving new relevance to the classic line from Jerry Maguire, "Show me the money." (5/29a)
JAMES BAY BREAKS
Our choice for early frontrunner in the Best New Artist race. (5/29a)
It's Rocky's road at iTunes. (5/29a)
MORRIS TO KEYNOTE MIDEM 2015
The address will be billed as "Lessons Learned." (5/29a)
SONY/ATV ROLLS A JOINT IN THE U.K.
Two heads of A&R are better than one, Marty and Guy concluded. (5/29a)