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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: A CONVERSATION WITH THE RIAA’S MICHELE BALLANTYNE
She knows what "RIAA" stands for. (3/24a)
BOYGENIUS:
ON the record
The buzz from SXSW is deafening. (3/24a)
IFPI: MUSIC REVENUE HITS $26.2B
Streaming accounts for more than two-thirds of the income. (3/22a)
IT MIGHT AS WELL BE HITS LIST
Let's hear it for Monte and Manet. (3/24a)
SONG REVENUE:
WALLEN’S WALLET
The mullet is money. (3/24a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
K-POP'S NEW ARRIVAL
Who's next to grow the profile of Seoul music?
FESTIVAL SEASON
Are we about to see new attendance records set?
RAINMAKERS: GEORGE SANTOS
He signed Elvis.
THE B-SIDE
Ben Rector (Aptly Named Recordings/ROAR/Caroline/Capitol)
11/9/15

WHAT IT IS: This 28-year-old Nashville-based singer/songwriter brings sincerity to pop music with his latest album, Brand New. The album debuted Top 5 in sales and at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. The set is a slice of his real world–honest ruminations on life and love and the latest step in a journey he began as a teenager playing guitar in his Tulsa home.
ALBUM: Brand New
RELEASE DATE: 8/28
SINGLE: “Brand New”
TV: Recent appearances on Kimmel, Good Day New York, AXS.TV; single sync with promo ads for ABC’s The View
LIVE: Touring through Nov. on first leg of national Brand New Tour with 30 headline dates; sellouts include two shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (4.5k tickets); direct support for NEEDTOBREATHE on a 20-city tour last spring; CAA’s second-most-requested act at colleges
INTERNET: 222m+ track spins on Pandora, 4.3m+ Pandora listeners in last 90 days; 18.8m Spotify streams this year; single #11 on Spotify Top U.S. College Songs (10/9); Instagram followers increased by 146% in 2015
RADIO: CMG setting up single at Hot AC; impact date late fall; early add from SiriusXM The Pulse, now spinning in medium rotation
PRESS: Features from Rolling Stone, N.Y. Times, AXS
BOOKING: Jeff Krones
/CAA
MANAGEMENT: Bernie Cahill
, Matt Maher, Sara Grosdidier/ROAR
PUBLISHING:
Ben Rector Music (BMI)