Julia Church releases the slow-tempo electro track Square 1 – I really feel the low-fi production. She’s been featured on international dance hits and charted in South African Charts with Crazy White Boy and Goldfish. The songwriter-producer worked on a one-on-one songwriting session with Paul McCartney.
Streaming: a million+ plays with SoundCloud covers
Shows: Ronnie Scott’s on June 25th in London
Selena Gomez – one the most followed singers on instagram with 152 million followers said the social media platform made her depressed. In a time when big tech has come under fire, Gomez says she doesn’t even have the instagram app on her phone.
“It’s just become really unhealthy, I think personally, for young people including myself, to spend all of their time fixating on all these comments and letting this stuff in, and it was affecting me,” Gomez said. “It would make me depressed. It would make me feel not good about myself, and look at my body differently, and all kinds of stuff.”
The Nashville based 21 year old Kat Saul releases the track Compromise along with a video. The pop track was produced by all female writers and producers -Kat Saul, Paige Blue, and Megan Redmond. The 21 year old has worked alongside the who’s who of the industry including John Rausch (Taylor Swift, P!nk),Evren Goknar (The Killers, Snoop Dogg and John Lennon), and Prince Fox (Hailee Steinfeld)
Playlists: Spotify New Music Friday, Amazon Music Weekly One artist of the week
Press: iHeart, Popdust and Pop Justice
Streaming: Over 500k cumulative Spotify Streams.
The Jonas Brothers comes back strong. In fact, they are looking to score a #1 album and they may have the biggest debut of the year edging out Ariana Grande. Their latest documentary ‘Chasing Happiness’ reveals the rise and fall of the band and offers a glimpse of the Jonas story that could attract new fans. Not all successful acts come back with strong numbers but the Jonas Brothers are beating expectations. They are back on top 40 radio, playing sold-out arenas, while their latest single Sucker has over 300+ million Spotify streams. Sure, Nick Jonas is married to global celebrity Priyanka Chopra but they proved there is a demand for the band. I also believe the older fans want to be apart of their journey. The NJ boys always stayed positive and gives a sense of escapism to an audience that is exhausted from the political vitriolic society. Chase happiness and expect great things.
Every superstar artist wants a #1 album – it’s position of power. At times they will fight for a #1 album. In this case, Khaled is suing Billboard when it failed to give him a #1 album. To boost sales, superstar artists will sell merchandise that also includes downloads which are called bundle deals. Billboard would not count Khaled’s downloads that were part of a “bundle deal” with an energy drink costing him a #1 album. Khaled sold more than 100k units that were attached to the energy drink. The Jonas Brothers are on track for a #1 album and their latest album is bundled with tickets. Hillsong scored their first #1 album edging out P!nk. It’s been said that Billboard disqualified roughly 20k in ticket-bundle redemptions from Hillsong United.