2017'S NEW CHAMP (UPDATE)
Kendrick completes his ascent to streaming-age superstardom. (4/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CELESTIAL JUKEBOX RECEIPTS
Songs go in, cash comes out. (4/21a)
SAMSUNG, GOOGLE PARTNER ON STREAMING MUSIC
Will this mobile play move the needle? (4/21a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Dawn of the Shawn. (4/21a)
WHO IS JASON BOYARSKI, AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT HIM?
Prince's guy is making headlines. (4/21a)
Kevin Calame has been named Director, A&R at indie pubco/management shop Honua Music, co-founder/prexy Ron Moss has announced. He'll assist in the development of Honua's producer/songwriter roster, which includes Axident, Gladius, Big Taste and more. Calame is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a B.S. in the Bandier Program at the Setnor School of Music; along with his diploma there, he received a small humidor.
The nominations for the 62nd Ivor Awards are in, with songs by Adele, Laura Mvula and Nile Rodgers, Michael Kiwanuka, Mura Masa, Skepta and Coldplay set to battle it out on 5/18 in London. Mike McCormack’s Universal Music Publishing U.K. has the most mentions with interest in six entries...
BMG songwriters were recently honored at the 2017 SESAC Pop Awards in New York. Nathan Followill, Jared Followill and Caleb Followill scored three Performance Awards for “Reverend,” “Waste a Moment” and “WALLS” (off Kings of Leon’s WALLS), while Scott Avett, Seth Avett and Bob Crawford walked away with two Performance Awards for “Ain’t No Man” and “True Sadness” (off The Avett Brothers' True Sadness).
Well, you know what they say, after all; nothing really screams True Sadness like a HITS mention.
Seen blissfully unaware of this photo's fate are SESAC Associate VP of Writer/Publisher Relations Glen Phillips, BMG Director of Creative-International Emi Horikawa, BMG Director of Creative Jeff Geasey, BMG VP of Business & Legal Affairs Kris Muñoz, SESAC SVP of Creative Operations Sam Kling and BMG Co-Head of A&R for Popular Music Andrew Gould.