Singer-songwriter Tim Halperin who we last featured has seen a lot of movement. He is performing the Mix96 San Antonio’s Chrismas Concert with Jason Derulo and Taio Cruz, has guest appearances on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and his track ‘Last Song’ has been added to Q93 KNIN Wichita Falls.
Buzz Track: The Last Song
If you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Tim Halperin, he has the #1 album on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Halperin also landed in the top 24 in last years American Idol and has shared the stage with Hot Chelle Ray, Cody Simpson, etc. The track The Last Song is a Kings favorite and it reminds us of The Fray.
Madonna signed a three album deal with Interscope at a base of $1 million per album, after performing 5 years without a record deal. In 2007, she signed a multi-million deal with Live nation that handles her merchandise and touring.
“It’s just about keeping relevance so that she can tour,” a source said, adding, “She is still in the demo phase, but the idea is to get the first album out early next year.”
Buzz Track: I’m Gonna Steal Your Date
Two college students self-released and produced an EP that was released in October. Currently #1 most popular out of 12,000 Washington D.C. artists on Bandcamp, as well as #36 on the pop charts. Influenced by Daft Punk, Gavin Degraw, etc.
Buzz Track: Closer To Love
Lizzie Sider is an upcoming singer-songwriter who has spent time in Nashville writing with Nashville’s elite. She was a finalist in the Florida Future Stars competition in 2010 and sang on the stage with country star Jamie O’neal singing the popular song “When I Think About Angels” which can he heard on her Facebook.
According to a new survey 93% of Americans (over the age of 12) listen to broadcast radio at least once a week.
One would think that traditional radio would have taken a serious blow from new technology including the iPod, satellite radio, and music streaming sites like Spotify. In fact, broadcast radio listenership has increased since last year.
Rather than discussing theories why Americans still choose broadcast radio, let’s look at the beneficiaries which are the major music labels. Regular radio rotation remains massive for artists and this gives major labels a huge promotional advantage.
“Call radio crusty and out-of-touch, but this is one of the few formats that still reaches tonnage while severely restricting content.” (Digital Music News)