Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...
In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITS’ Paul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year. Read on for Record of the Year and Best New Artist as well.
No, it’s not some K-Tel compilation from 1971 promising hits from The Youngbloods, Phil Ochs and David Peel and the Lower East Side. It’s Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Eddie Vedder and others going coast to coast with the message of ending gun violence. And it’s about Bob Dylan’s landmark 1966 tour, which Columbia/Legacy will release in a 36-CD set. Read about it in Critics' Choice.
In this, the second of a four-part look at the likely nominees in the Big Four categories, HITS’ Grammy whisperer breaks down the field for the Record of the Year competition. Read on for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
In this pic, posted by the superstar on Instagram, YMCMB/Republic megastar Drake celebrates scoring a billion streams on Apple Music with the tech giant's Eddy Cue, Tim Cook and Larry Jackson. "This is momentous," Cook proclaimed, "and I can't wait to listen to Views again, as soon as I figure out where to plug in my headphones."
I.B. BAD: THE NEW WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/27a)
DIAMONDS ARE A LABEL’S BEST FRIEND
Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
DYLAN'S 1966 ELECTRIC TOUR GETS
BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)