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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
Omar Apollo (Roonis/AWAL)
4/22/19

WHAT IT IS: One of the industry’s hottest emerging voices, Omar Apollo has accrued more than 60m career streams in less than a year, while earning widespread critical acclaim. His unique psychedelic/soul sound has taken him from his rural Indiana bedroom to L.A.’s El Rey Theatre, which he sold out in less than five minutes. His new EP, Friends, is setting the tone for a groundbreaking year.
ALBUM: Friends (EP)
RELEASE DATE: 4/10
SINGLE: “So Good”
TV: Single “Hijo De Su Madre” featured in HBO’s hit show Insecure; Fader doc released 4/11
LIVE: Upcoming U.S. tour includes 15 sold-out dates, with 10k tickets sold to date; summer 2019 festival dates
include a stop at Lollapalooza
INTERNET:
60m career streams with 2m monthly listeners; campaign with the Spotify Pollen playlist; selected as a 2019 YouTube Foundry Artist
RADIO: “Ashamed” confirmed as KCRW’s Top Tune of the Day (4/25); Alternative, AAA and Non-comm formats have seen U.S. radio support for “Ashamed” from major tastemakers KCRW and KEXP
PRESS: Featured in Pitchfork’s coveted Rising program (“Apollo’s buttery vocals and bluesy guitar make for a sublime combination befitting the enamored lyrics”); coverage from Fader, i-D, Pigeons & Planes, Dazed
BOOKING: Evan Hancock/Paradigm
MANAGEMENT: Dylan Shanks
/Xtended Family