Buzz Track: Heartstrings
Spencer Sutherland is a singer/songwriter who delivers his own stylistic soulful combination of Pop meets R&B. Sutherland has recently shared the stage with the likes of Emblem3, MKTO, Ariana Grande, and Big Time Rush. He just released his first two singles to iTunes. The first track ‘Everything Has Changed’ a duet of a cover by Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran with Disney’s Stefanie Scott (Lexi from Ant Farm) and his debut solo single “Heartstrings”. Featured on USATODAY.com, ETonline.com, MTV Buzzworthy, as well as Just Jared.
The finalists on NBC’s The Voice took the stage and covered American Authors “Best Day Of My Life” pushing the song on top of the iTunes Charts. The track sold 14,000+ copies within two days. American Authors who made it on our ‘band to watch list’ is sitting at #8 on the Hot AC chart and moving up on Top 40. The song which was produced by Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta (Dirty Canvas Productions) was also featured in a Lowe’s television advertisement in the US, and a Hyundai television advertisement in the UK.
Britney Spears: do she even have a constituency? As the 31 year old former teen queen heads to Vegas, her recording career is on the wane. This week she sold around 108,000 copies of her “Britney Jean” album. That’s considerably less than her peers, such as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Selena Gomez in their debut sales weeks.
Justin Bieber should watch the Britney saga closely. Spears’s stardom came in her late teens and early twenties. Her mental breakdowns and public spectacles didn’t help. But like most invented pop stars, Spears was not designed for a shelf life of more than five years. The fact that she sold even 100,000 copies this week is pretty good. But sales like that won’t sustain her over the next decade.
“Britney Jean” indeed sold fewer copies than the Duck Dynasty family The Robertsons, singing Christmas carols. (I cannot believe anyone in their right mind is buying or even listening to that.)
Britney will be alright. Even though “Britney Jean” is a non starter, the former pop tart will sell tickets in Vegas. And she’s got her Perfume. At least she made the effort. Way down the charts from number 4, around 20, is Lady Gaga’s scuffed and abandoned “ARTPOP.”
Buzz Track: To Give (featuring Matisyahu)
Matthew Wade is a singer-songwriter out of Boston that goes by the stage name My Silent Bravery. He has toured nation-wide supporting acts such as Kris Allen, Howie Day and Tyler Hilton, as well as landing placements on shows like CW’s One Tree Hill, and MTV’s Real World & True Life. Tonight he will be opening for Daughtry at the 5th annual WXLO 104.5FM acoustic xmas concert. He also recently released an original single called “To Give” featuring Matisyahu and the video is nearing 400,000 views.
Buzz Track: Crash it All
New comer on the scene Sierra Maines has released her first single that comes off her EP that she recorded in Nashville. Her influences range from Stevie Nicks to Jennifer Knapp. Her songs are moody and dreamy and will most likely find a home on popular TV shows. Visit her artist page for upcoming shows.
Jay Z leads the field with nine nominations, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Timberlake with seven each. Drake nabbed five noms.
The Grammys will be handed out live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m.
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Buzz Track: Boys and Girls
The track Boys and Girls was written by Lissa Lauria and will come off her forthcoming EP. Lissa has performed in various shows such as Annie, Diary of Anne Frank and many others. She also booked roles in various Indie Films and Commercials. As a young teen, she was one of the final 3 girls for the role of Lily in the infamous Hannah Montana show. Most recently, she booked the lead role in the new comedy driven feature film,Spare Change, from the producers of Weeds and the new hit TV series, Orange is the New Black and will be released in 2014.
He proclaims himself more influential than the President. .
But Kanye West’s Yeezus tour woes continued when less than 4,500 fans reportedly turned up to watch his show at a 19,000 seat arena in Kansas on Tuesday.
The Stronger star was surely far from impressed with the turnout at the Kansas City Sprint Center, but he tried to placate the audience during an eight minute rant. CONTINUE READING