Australian based Gab Strum aka Japanese Wallpaper dropped the single Imaginary Friends via Wonderlick/Sony. Signing with Native Tongue Publishing he’s written songs and produced for artists like Allday and Mallrat and has collaborated with Charli XCX. He’s supported M83 and Lily Allen and showcased at SXSW. Having clocked over 20 million plays on Spotify, he first popped out after one of the tracks won triple j’s 2014 Unearthed High competition. He has fall U.S. shows booked that begin in Chicago and is mapped through San Francisco.
Taylor Swift said in a CBS interview that she plans on rerecording her old material. Why? Because Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun bought the rights to all Swifts master recordings. Taylor called this “my worst case scenario.” She plans to sidestep Scooter Braun by rerecording her entire catalog of songs minus her new music on Republic Records. Upon signing with Republic Records, she now owns the master rights to all of the music she creates going forward.
Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, Lil Teccs, Taylor Swift, Drake, Ariana Grande and Post Malone have topped the U.S. Spotify streaming chart. Lewis Capaldi bumps to #14 with 727 million streams.
Watch out for Australian indie electro pop artist Austen . She just released the track Money along with the video. Moreover, she is building a solid buzz in only a short time.
Radio: Named triple j unearthed’s Top 40 Most Played Artists
Performances: Pineapple Festival, BIGSOUND showcase, supporting Nyxen August 24th Brightside, Brisbane.
Streams: ‘Faded’ clocked 500,000+ Spotify streams.
Blogs: AAA Backstage, Cool Accidents, Purple Sneakers and STACK Mag.
Mgmt & Booking: Cameron Mackinnon, Guven Yilmaz
When I first made note of Lewis Capaldi’s new album release I never imagined that he would make such an impact. But after listening to Some You Loved I would’ve been surprised if the track didn’t have any legs. The track climbed to #1 in the UK and now it’s #17 in the U.S.where it’s gaining at top 40 radio and streaming platforms. The 22 year old Scottish singer just performed two sold-out gigs at Edinburgh Summer Sessions. Capaldi’s self-released single “Bruises” made him the fastest unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify.