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GRAMMY PERFORMERS: WHO'S ON? WHAT'S UP?
The incremental rollout begins. (1/26a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
JACK SUSSMAN
Nobody's got more experience in putting music on the tube. (1/25a)
RIHANNA, GAGA LEAD OSCAR SONG NOMS
David Byrne and Diane Warren have noms as well. (1/24a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: NOT EVERY WOMAN, BUT SEVERAL
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/24a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
THE B-SIDE
Sundara Karma (Bee & El/RAL)
5/10/17

WHAT IT IS: This British alt-rock band is taking the States by storm. Their first official single, “She Said,” impacted at Alternative radio in late February and was the #1 Most Added song in its first add week. Last year, they made their debut opening the main stage at the U.K.’s biggest music festival, Reading & Leeds, and co-headlined a run of U.S. dates on the first-ever BBC Music Presents U.S. Tour, which was followed by a sold-out tour with Two Door Cinema Club. Following an intense run with key showcases at SXSW, they swiftly hopped on tour again as part of SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour.
ALBUM: Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect
RELEASE DATE: 1/6 (streaming only); physical release in spring
SINGLE: “She Said”
LIVE: Multiple SXSW showcases followed by SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour; True Music Fest in Madrid 6/9-10
INTERNET: 20m+ Spotify streams, 1m+ monthly listeners, included in Rock This and Digging Now playlist; 645k+ official video views, 54k+ Facebook, 37k+ Instagram, 27k+ Twitter
RADIO: Climbing Alternative radio chart (#29) with new ads every single week
PRESS: Fader, Paste, Forbes, New York Times, Spin, Stereogum, Harper’s Bazaar, Brooklyn Vegan, Marie Claire, Guardian, NME, Earmilk, Huffington Post, PopDust, Under The Radar, DIY, more
BOOKING: Mike Greisch/Paradigm
PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV
MANAGEMENT: Simon Bobbett/SB Mgmt.