New York City based soul/pop artist Elle Varner who signed with MBK/J-RCA Records in October 2009 just signed a co-publishing agreement with Sony Music Publishing. Contact: Bcmclane@aol.com
Throwing Gravity (formerly The Rust) has signed with Lava/Universal Republic.Â They are currently recording the albumÂ in Nashville with Jon King (Augustana, Darling Parade) and Josh Abraham (30 Second To Mars). Check them out in our September KOAR profile.
San Francisco rock band Train who had a hit 10 years ago with “Drops of Jupiter” managed to do it again with a song called
“Hey Soul Sister“. An unlikely scenario for an older band, but worth reporting nevertheless. “Hey Soul Sister” is currently sitting at #4 on the iTunesÂ top 20.
Vampire Weekend surprisingly sold 123,597 copies of Contra topping the Billboard charts. The band is currently enjoying sold out shows in NYC and the UK and recently performed on the Tonight Show.
The auto-tune hit ‘Tik Tok’ sung by valley girl Kesha has moved her debut album, Animals, to 152,000 copies finally unseating Susan Boyle.
Susan Boyle sold another 93,000 copies moving 3.2 million copies less than two months.
Here is a live performance from Kesha….