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.
Nashville-LA based WILSN releases the new self titled EP. The first track “Do This,” off her debut is a middle finger to the industry and those who wanted to mold her into the mainstream. She pulls influences from Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, and Alicia Keys. She has a pub deal with Pulse/Native Tongue (BORNS, Miike Snow, DRAM). She brought in array of songwriters to create the 6 song EP including Abraham (co-wrote Demi Lovato, Sara Bareilles), Stephen Mowat, Jon Upton, Daniel Ellsworth, Adam Keafer (Kacey Musgraves), Jake Finch (Lucy Dacus),
Press: Pigeons & Planes, Happy Mag, HillyDilly, The Guardian
Radio: Support from Double J, Triple J Unearthed and ABC 774.
Streaming Charts: #6 on Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Tracks
Shows: release show in Australia at The Vanguard on June 20th and Geddes Lane Ballroom on June 21st.
Elton John’s biopic Rocketman was supposed to be the next Bohemian Rhapsody, but it took a dive at the box office falling below expectations. In a ten day period – Rocketman only brought it $47.5 million whereas Bohemian Rhapsody clocked over $100 million with half the promotion. Rocketman received better reviews and Elton John was even bigger than Freddie Mercury. So what happened with Rocketman?
Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody are vastly different in how they portray the iconic frontman. Bohemian Rhapsody focused on Freddie Mercurys life as an artist and his talent. Rocketman explores Elton John’s sexuality and his drug issues painting him as a sex-crazed junkie. The members of Queen were deeply involved in the making of Bohemian Rhapsody and made sure that Freddie Mercury was defined by his talent and showmanship and nothing else.
As of now Rocketman has generated $72 million while Bohemian Rhapsody has pulled in $900+ million worldwide