Buzz Track: Born 2 Run
Alternative Rock/ Hip Hop act 7Lions have been creating a buzz capturing the interest from producer RedOne who has worked with some biggest artists including Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. Working so well together the band signed to RedOne’s label 2101 Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. They’ve garnered a response to their “L.A. Kings/Born 2 Run” remix, which was created with 98.7 FM sister site AM 570 and the L.A. Kings, and served as the official Stanley Cup theme for the championship team. The band is known to perform in front of packed audiences at some of the most popular venues in Los Angeles, such as the Roxy, Viper Room, and the Whisky.
Taylor Swift is on track to be the first female in the Nielsen SoundScan era to have two albums cross the million unit mark in a single week. According to Billboard, sources indicate that first-day sales of Red were north of 500,000, including a record-setting 160,000 units on day one. The only other acts to sell more than a milli twice are the Backstreet Boys, N’SYNC and Eminem.
Taylor and the team of course are promoting this new album heavily and endlessly.
“On Monday and Tuesday, she’ll be in New York’s Times Square for appearances on Good Morning America. She’ll perform Tuesday on The Late Show With David Letterman. Her Wednesday schedule includes a visit to ABC’s The View for a performance and chat, and she will appear Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
And if that’s not enough, she will guest Friday on ABC’s Katie with Katie Couric and will be featured that night on ABC’s All Access Nashville With Katie Couric — A Special Edition of 20/20. Also this week, look for Taylor on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E! News and Extra.
She’s on the cover of the current issues of Rolling Stone, Glamour and the UK edition of Marie Claire.” (CMT)
Lastly, the team has gone as far as coupling her new album with Papa John’s Pizza. For just $22, you can order a physical copy of the album along with a large one-topping pizza.
Buzz Track: Lights
I’m really enjoying folk/acoustic/pop artist Katy Glorioso, I find her voice and melodies memorable. Her story goes: After recording an EP in 2011, it fell into the hands of Nashville singer/songwriter Jeremy Casella. Katy recorded with Casella in Nashville and released her full length album Fine and Foolish. Katy has gained radio play on Central Pennsylvania’s The River 97.3 as well as performing in some of the top venues in the area. She headlined CI Records’ Endless Summer Fest 3. and has opened for Jon Walker (formerly of Panic! at the Disco) and will be opening for Jennifer Knapp on Oct. 30.
Buzz Track: Your Man
THE VIM DICTA is an indie act comprising of just two guitar/vocalists and a drummer. Their influences range from The Mars Volta, The Doors, and Parliament Funkadelic. The track ‘Your Man’ was featured on the Season 5 Premier of SONS OF ANARCHY. Interestingly, the band recorded the tracks live in the studio with no overdubs and I hear the live show is intense.
Taylor Swift is expected to sell more than 1 million copies of her new album ‘Red’ in its first week. Swift has managed to stay on the top of charts but it comes with a price. Her music is still crafted for the 12-14 year old female even though Swift is now 22. At her age age many have graduated college and are entering the work force if they are fortunate to find jobs. Regardless, Swift has to figure out her own personal narrative if she wants wants to be known as a story teller since her new album crosses over to the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry, an album that is crafted for the top 40 audience. Although Swift’s new radio singles certainly rival Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” her reputation as a poet could be at stake.