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The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
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THE GOP CONGRESS
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THE B-SIDE
Matt Simons (Eddie O Ent/Republic)
3/11/16

WHAT IT IS: His 2015 single “Catch & Release” and its Deepend remix have proven this singer/songwriter’s got songs for more than one occasion. The remix hit #1 on Spotify’s viral charts in 10 countries, peaking at #16 on the global viral chart. It charted on iTunes in 43 countries, racked up 8m SoundCloud plays, reached Top 10 on the global Shazam chart, went gold in Holland and was added into rotation at SiriusXM Chill. Cumulative Spotify plays are at 52m+ and counting. Meanwhile, the aforementioned remix hit #1 three times on HypeMachine. As the track caught fire, Republic signed Simons and gave it a formal release.
SINGLE: “Catch & Release” (Deepend Remix)
TV: RTL Late Night (Holland), Swiss Music Awards
LIVE: U.S. promo 3/21-4/4; European tour 4/13-4/29
INTERNET: Nearly 30k Facebook likes; #1 Shazam in seven markets
RADIO: Top 10 Greatest Gainer at AAA, #33-30 w/161 Spins (+23); adds include KTCZ, KKPL, KFOG, KGSR, KBCO, WXRT, more; went #48-46 at Hot AC w/209 Spins (+12); adds include WIAD, WRQX, KSII, KGFM, KZMG, WMEE, SiriusXM The Pulse, more
PRESS: Eargasm (“I don’t know what’s the magic behind the song – Matt Simon’s great vocals, the awesome work Deepend did or just the combination of it all? Whatever it may be, we can all agree this track is a hit”), Pure Volume, Indie Trendsetters, Lady Wood, Chrome Music
PUBLISHING: Maspeth Music BV/Bill Silva Music Pub.
MANAGEMENT: Eddie Traverso/ Traverso Mgmt.