Taylor Swift – Lover, Swae Lee – Won’t Be Late (feat. Drake), Normani – Motivation, Miley Cyrus - Slide Away, Young, Thug - Bad Bad Bad (feat. Lil Baby), ILLENIUM - In Your Arms (with X Ambassadors), ROSALÍA – Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi
Quality Control – Pink Toes (Offset, DaBaby feat. Gunna), Diplo – Heartless (feat. Morgan Wallen), Jorja Smith – Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy), FLETCHER – All Love, Kiana Ledé – Title, Lil Tecca – Ransom (with Juice WRLD) – Remix
Daya – Keeping It In The Dark – From 13 Reasons Why – Season 3 Soundtrack, YONAKA – You Need To Calm Down – Recorded At Abbey Road Studios, London, BROCKHAMPTON – BOY BYE, JPEGMAFIA – Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot, Ambjaay – Ice Cream, Chelsea Cutler – How To Be Human, Macklemore – Shadow (feat. IRO) [From Songland]
Charli XCX – Cross You Out (feat. Sky Ferreira), Highly Suspect – 16, Martin Garrix – Home (feat. Bonn)
Quality Control – Pastor (Quavo, City Girls feat. Megan Thee Stallion), A$AP Ferg – Jet Lag
Red Hearse – Born To Bleed, phem – SWEATER, grandson – Rock Bottom, Gabrielle Aplin – Losing Me
29 year old pop singer Bebe Rexha known for her colorful instagram made waves again by calling out a music executive.
The singer/songwriter posted a photo of herself in which she said “recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing.'” Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29,” the caption read. “I’m fed up with being put in a box.” “I’m tired of women getting labeled as ‘hags’ when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age.” “Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it,” Rexha wrote. “I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound ‘younger.'”
The 28-year-old rapper Nathan Feuerstein from Michigan aka as NF took the #1 album spot beating Chance The Rapper. Chance The Rapper and his team are shocked, but if you look at NF’s history and his worth ethic, it shouldn’t be a surprise. NF built his following door to door, not by a couple of Spotify Playlists.
NF is signed to Capitol Christian Music Group in 2014. He built a fanbase that boosted his album on the Billboard Album Charts. His 2017 release, “Perception,” debuted at No. 1 beating out Lil Pump, Gwen Stefani, and Marilyn Manson.
NF’s latest album “The Search” sold 130,000 equivalent albums enough to topple Chance The Rapper.
NF says, “I put my life into this and to see this much support means a lot to me,” he wrote, also thanking “my label for letting me do whatever I want creatively since day one.”
An unknown songwriter has filed a million dollar lawsuit claiming Lady Gaga stole the melody for the hit song Shallow. The songwriter Steve Ronsen claims Shallow copied a few notes from his song “Almost,” which has than 300 streams on SoundCloud.
Ronsen and his attorney Mark D. Shirian want millions of dollars in a settlement. Gaga has hired NYC attorney Orin Snyder, who says she won’t back down.
Shallow was written by Gaga and Mark Ronson. Gaga told the LA Times, “When I wrote that song with Mark and Anthony and Andrew, it was different from any other experience I’ve had writing a song. There was a grave nature to the room. I was at the piano, the guys each had a guitar in their hands and we started coming up with lyrics and talking to each other. That’s really what the song is. It’s a conversation between a man and a woman. But we didn’t know that when we started.
The music industry is on edge after Katy Perry lost a court battle with her song Dark Horse over copyright infringement.
Katy Perry and her collaborators were ordered to pay $2.8 million in damages. Lawyers are very nervous right now as well as songwriters. They haven’t been this uptight since Robin Thicke and Pharrell were sued for $5.3 million for copying Marvin Gaye’s hit ‘Got to Give It Up.’
Currently, Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven is under fire.
“There are only 12 notes you can work with, and so things are going to sound alike without technically infringing,” said Mr. McPherson, the music attorney. “The stifling of creativity we predicted after ‘Blurred Lines’ is happening, and after this Katy Perry case it’s going to happen more.”