Emerging Nashville based pop artist Stef releases the lo-fi indie pop track Sour which found its way on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and other playlists. The Alabama native just released her debut EP and would love to collaborate with Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Drake. The track has clocked over 12k streams since its September release. Check out the video here.
Almost Monday releases the playful ‘Broken People‘. The group consists of three surfers from San Diego that blends elements from The 1975, Phoenix, and Walk The Moon. That track was produced by Simon Oscroft (The Aces, MOTHXR) and mixed Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon). The track clocked nearly 500k Spotify streams. Give it a listen.
Tones and I celebrates her triple-platinum certified global smash “Dance Monkey”. The track is No. 1 in 13 countries, including the U.K. – The song has already clocked 300 million+ Spotify streams. In fact, it’s the longest-Running No. 1 Hit By solo female artist in Australian history.
CEO Daniel Ek announced that Spotify grew to 248 million monthly average users in the last three months. Spotify forecast it would end 2019 with 255 million to 270 million monthly active users.
“For the eighth consecutive quarter, free cash flow was positive. We continue to see exponential growth in podcast hours streamed (up approximately 39% Q/Q) and early indications that podcast engagement is driving a virtuous cycle of increased overall engagement and significantly increased conversion of free to paid users.”
Lewis Capaldi scored his first No. 1 with Someone You Loved.
“I have no clue why this piano ballad has done what it’s done,” said Capaldi. “I never thought we were writing a big song here. I just wrote a song and, thankfully, people seemed to like it.”
“I feel like America’s sweetheart, at least for a moment,” Capaldi told Billboard. “I feel like I’m the sweetest heart in all of the US of A.” “I feel like I’m a wrestler, and I’m just walking out [to the ring] and there’s an American flag, and I’m saying, ‘USA! USA!’ That’s what I feel like, a wrestler.”
The 23-year-old, who still lives with his parents, added that breaking the US meant, “I’ll be able to pay the rent for the next few months!”