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PRIMARY WAVE CHECKS INTO
THE FOUR SEASONS
Mestel walks like a man. (10/22a)
UMG IPO SET FOR '22
And Q3 figures look good as well. (10/21a)
TOP 20: TAY'S FOLKLORIC RUN CONTINUES
A Swift return to #1. (10/21a)
REVENUE CHART: “LEMONADE” AND OCEAN SPRAY
The Rumours are true. (10/23a)
GRAMMY PREVIEW:
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Could she be this year's left-field anointed one? (10/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
THE B-SIDE
OUR BETS ON PORSH BET$
10/21/20

Harlem native Porsh Bet$ is making waves with his second single, “Handle.” Interlacing R&B vocals with catchy guitar riffs, the indie-infused hip-hop track was released on 10/6 and landed a spot in Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday.

After a short stint in art school, the genre-blending artist dropped out and moved to L.A., where he set up shop and released his debut single “Apple Eyes.”

With only two tracks out, the up-and-coming artist has landed on 9 Spotify editorial playlists including Lorem, All New Indie, Fresh Finds: The Wave, Varsity Bars and more. Bet$ is currently managed by Ambrose Samah and Guillaume Pichois.

Keep your eyes on Porsh Bet$ and stream “Handle” here.

NOELLE SCAGGS TALKS DIVERSITY
10/19/20

Noelle Scaggs, co-lead vocalist of Fitz and the Tantrums and Founder of Diversify The Stage, is gearing up to moderate Diversify The Live Industry as a part of the Pollstar Live! Digital Sessions.

Set for 10/20, the roundtable discussion will have Scaggs (who's managed by Adam "Ash" Harrison) leading a panel that includes six prominent industry figures in the live industry space.

The panel includes Tobi Parks, co-head of NIVA and owner of xBk Live; Brandon Pankey of Live Nation Urban; Jerome Crooks of Diversify The Stage and NeverFamous.com; award-winning designer/producer/director Sooner Rae Routhier; Lance "KC" Jackson, co-founder of Roadies of Color; and Joe Schaffner, a tour manager who’s worked on tours with Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and The Jacksons.

Most recently, Scaggs launched the Diversify The Stage initiative to direct more touring business opportunities to BIPOC, women and LGBTQ+ people across all stages. The initiative allows industry professionals to come together and establish inclusive hiring practices while expanding opportunities to more people in live music events and touring industries.

The roundtable livestream can be watched on Pollstar’s Facebook page on Tuesday (10/20) at 2pm ET/11am PT.

YDE SHINES WITH "STOPPED BUYING DIAMONDS"
10/16/20

17-years-old rising artist ​YDE​ has officially released her debut single, “​Stopped Buying Diamonds.”

Arriving via Facet Records/Warner, the alt-rock infused track was co-written Justin Tranter—who Co-Found Facet Records with Katie Vinten—and Grammy award-winning duo ​Mattman & Robin. Accompanying the song’s release is an 80s-inspired music video directed by Lior Molcho, with creative direction from Darian Darling.

Filled with steady guitar riffs and electrifying production, the Australia-born and half-Filipino singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist provides an honest and unique take on growing up as a member of Gen Z.

“I came up with the guitar riff, and it felt like such a vibe,” shared YDE. “Justin brought up this horrible article about how Gen Z is ruining the economy because we don’t buy diamonds, go on cruises, or have nice houses. It’s not that we don’t want these things; it’s that we physically can’t afford them. The song is a commentary on that.”

Stream “Stopped Buying Diamonds” here and watch the music vid below.