Pollstar releases its midterm road report. So far, Elton John is a hot seller edging out Pink grossing $82 million. Other big tours come from rocks that include Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, KISS, and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.
Shawn Mendes clocked in 25 million during his Spring trek through Europe. Post Malone pulled in solid numbers. He racked in $4.3 million from 46,247 tickets at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on May 7-9. He has totaled $36.4 million from 414,782 sold seats.
Riding high from a top 40 hit, Panic At The Disco! grossed $15 million from 252,436 tickets at 29 shows.
Electronic singer and songwriter Flavia releases Damn Life is Good! – it’s reminiscent of Dua Lipa. Her debut video for Til I Die clocked over half a million views in the first month. Before making her debut appearance at SXSW in 2018 and settling in Los Angeles, she spent most of her time writing songs in Italy and Ireland. She’s opened up for Moby and has been performing at festivals.
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Cara Hart released the new song “Glitter”. It has a Katy Perry feel but updated. The latest track was produced by Dwilly (Kiiara, Grey, NOTD). Hart says, ” I went through a really dark moment last year, had to cut out a lot of people, and slept in my car. My life collapsed overnight. I realized I had to take care of myself, and my life. I was ready to give up my dreams and book a flight back home when I got a call from a producer to record some new songs. That moment made me feel like I could take on anything, I was electrified. Glitter represents that moment, I didn’t want the magic to stop, so I didnt.”
Press: Born Music & Cultr
Online: 60k Spotify streams of her debut single Break Habits
Independent artists will need to use a third party distributor like TuneCore & Distrokid to upload their music on Spotify.
Spotify ended the direct-upload program called ‘Spotify for Artists‘ which allowed artists to upload their music without the need of a distributor.
Spotify said, “The best way for us to serve artists and labels is to focus our resources on developing tools in areas where Spotify can uniquely benefit them—like Spotify for Artists… and our playlist submission tool.” “We’re working with our distribution partners to help make this transition as simple as possible for the artists who uploaded music through the beta.”
Singer-songwriter Vérité releases the track Gone. The track was co-written and produced by Madi Diaz and Konrad Snyder and it’s the first song release since her 2017 album Somewhere In Between. Her cover The 1975’s “Somebody Else” has been streamed 111M times. Booked by The Paradigm Agency, she has a full tour lined up with X Ambassadors.
Press: NPR, Noisey, Harper’s Bazaar
Streams: 250M + streams across all platforms with 1.4+ monthly listeners.