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APPLE'S NEXT MOVE
The plan for domination.
THE B-SIDE
Russ (Columbia)
3/14/17

WHAT IT IS: For 10 years, Russ has been doing it all himself. A self-proclaimed “DIY pioneer,” he writes, performs, produces, mixes and masters all of his own music. His strong vision and self-belief have resulted in more than 500m plays of his vast catalog, which gets sung word-for-word by his dedicated fanbase at sold-out shows around the globe. First single “What They Want” is now certified gold and nearly platinum, while his latest single, “Losin Control,” is nearing gold status with 6m audio/video streams each week.
SINGLE: “Losin Control”
LIVE: Multiple sold-out tours; just became first artist to sell out SLC’s The Forum venue two nights in a row (over 5k tix); global touring this summer with major fests on deck like HangoutBoston CallingBonnarooOsheaga, more
INTERNET: More than 500m plays of his catalog; recent posts from Kylie JennerAyesha CurryKhalid; single hit peak positions at iTunesApple MusicSpotify week ending 3/3; Top 10 Shazam in nearly 200 markets
RADIO: Top 25 at Rhythm, impacting Urban 3/6; iHeart “On The Verge” artist; #1 on Hot 100 Bubbling Under chart.
PRESS: Rap Radar podcast; included in “Artists to Watch 2017” lists by The SourceForbesPandoraBETVevoDJ BoothHotNewHipHopTeen VogueIdolator
BOOKING: Cara Lewis/CL Group
MANAGEMENT: Milan Ackerman