Tainy Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Tainyhas new representation…

William Morris Endeavor (WME) has announced that the agency will represent the 30-year-old Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter, whose real name is Marco Masis, in all areas worldwide.

Tainy

Tainy, who continues to be managed by Lex Borreroat Neon16, will work across all departments of the agency to build his business. Billboard hasconfirmed that this is the first time he’s been represented by a talent agency.

After a successful 2019 as an artist, landing at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Producerschart for 26 consecutive weeks, Tainy crowned the year-end Hot Latin Songs Producerschart, followed by DJ SnakeMambo Kingz and DJ Luian.

His roster includes recent chart-topping hits such as Cardi B’s “I Like It,” “Callaita” in collaboration with Bad Bunny, “Adicto” in collaboration with Anuel AAandOzuna, and “I Can’t Get Enough,” for which he teamed up with Benny BlancoSelena Gomez and J Balvin

Tainy is currently nominated for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album at the 2020 Grammy Awardsfor his work on Bad Bunny’s X 100Preand on J Balvinand Bad Bunny’s joint album Oasis.

Selena Gomez Shares Behind-the-Scenes Images in Recording Studio

Selena Gomezis makin’ new music…

At least it appears that way after the 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress shared some behind-the-scenes Boomerangs of a recording studio to her Instagram Stories last week.

“Just so you know, I see your comments and I’m working on it,” she captioned one post that featured a black-and-white image of a soundboard. Gomez also posted a shot of herself flashing a peace sign as she sits next to a keyboard.

Gomez was recently featured on Benny Blanco‘s “I Can’t Get Enough,” but she hasn’t released new material of her own since last year’s “Back to You.”

There’s no word yet on what exactly she’s working on in the studio.

Selena Gomez, Benny Blanco, Tainy & J Balvin Release Single “I Can’t Get Enough”

Selena Gomez is insatiable

The 26-year-old Mexican American singer has joined voices with Benny Blanco, Tainy and J Balvin on “I Can’t Get Enough,” a single J Balvin says will be a “worldwide hit.” 

Selena Gomez, I Can't Get Enough, Benny Blanco, Tainy, J Balvin

Producers Benny and Tainy began working on the track in December 2018, before recruiting Gomez and J Balvin to add their final touches of pure reggaeton and pop finesse.

“I Can’t Get Enough” is a sultry electronic-meets-urban fusion that talks about a couple’s hot and steamy relationship.

With lyrics like “no one’s gotta know, we can keep it low-key” and “keep your body on me,” the new collaboration is one sexy number for the books.    

“I’m extremely excited about this track and helping put this collab together, especially since it was created so smoothly and organically,” Tainy said in a press release. “It’s a fun piece that everyone involved loved if off the top and it’s going to make people feel good.”  

Camila Cabello to Perform at This Year’s American Music Awards

Camila Cabello is ready to take a major stage…

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer is one of the latest superstars to join the performers roster for this year’s American Music Awards.

Camila Cabello

Cabello will perform tracks from her Billboard 200-topping album from earlier this year.

Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Zedd join previously announced 2018 AMAs performers Dua Lipa, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift, who will open this year’s show.

The broadcast will feature several other highly anticipated team-ups, including a performance from benny blanco, Halsey and Khalid; Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin; Ciara and Missy Elliott; and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

What’s more, Panic! At The Disco will pay homage to Queen with a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and there will also be a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

The 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from Los Angeles at 8:00 pm ET on October 9.

Cabello Working with Major Lazer on New Music

Camila Cabello is apparently Lazer-focused on her solo career…

Major Lazer are dishing some major details about their studio time with the 20-year-old Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member.

Major Lazer & Camila Cabello

In an exclusive interview with Billboard Dance on Tuesday, the dance supergroup divulged more about their forthcoming collaborations Cabello.

The trio’s founder Diplo has teased their studio time together multiple times on Snapchat, the latest being back in January alongside Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat.

And it seems the year-long stream of social media snippets resulted in a lot of unreleased material between them.

“We made like 20 songs with Camila Cabello,” Diplo says. “We love her.”

Diplo confirmed that there is a particular track in mind, set for release in the near future, but that “until we have the video and the song is on iTunes, you never know.” He adds, “But of course we have stuff with her. She’s done stuff with a lot of our friends, like Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, Frank Dukes — a lot of great producers we work with.”

There’s a good reason Camila has developed a close working relationship with the powerhouse trio: In the midst of her skyrocketing fame, she feels grounded when she’s with them. “Sometimes we just take for granted because we’re old, we’re not even famous,” Diplo says. “When you’re young and you’re that amazing and famous like that, it’s hard to live and be normal. When we’re with her, she enjoys that time because we take her places where she can enjoy herself. We love her, her voice is amazing. We’ve done many demos.”

“Same Old Love” to be Gomez’s Next Single from Her Upcoming Album “Revival”

It’s the same old, same old for Selena Gomez

The 23-year-old half-Mexican American singer’s second single from her upcoming studio album, Revival, will be a song entitled “Same Old Love.”

Selena Gomez

The track was unveiled at the iHeartMedia Music Summit, a forum for labels to preview their upcoming material to radio bigwigs, earlier this week.

A source confirms to Billboard that “Same Old Love” is the official title and next single from Revival, due October 9, and it is believed that Charli XCX, Benny Blanco and Stargate were involved in the creation of the song.

Meanwhile, Gomez’s current single “Good For You” is still performing well on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Featuring A$AP Rocky, the track moves up to No. 13 on this week’s Hot 100, after peaking at No. 9.

Garcia to Be Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jerry Garcia legacy lives on…

The late part-Spanish American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, will be posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this week.

Jerry Garcia

Garcia and his songwriting partner Robert Hunter, who will also be honored, first paired together as performers in a folk duo in the early 1960’s.  When Garcia formed the Grateful Dead in the mid-1960’s, he looked to Hunter for lyrics. Hunter became an official lyricist for the band, and when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, Hunter was inducted as a band member, the only non-performer ever honored.

Garcia wrote the music while Hunter penned lyrics for songs like “Casey Jones”, “China Cat Sunflower,” “St. Stephen” and “Truckin,’” which was recognized by the United States Library of Congress in 1997 as a national treasure.

With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, other notable tracks include, “Dark Star,” which is listed as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” list, and was ranked #57 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time,” the 1987 single, “Touch Of Grey” which was also the band’s first music video and, “Friend of the Devil” from the 1970 album American Beauty, which has been covered by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett and John Mayer.  In 2007, the Grateful Dead received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place on June 18 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The attendees will gather to celebrate the core of creativity that drives the music business: the craft of songwriting.

Other members of 2015 class of inductees: country hitmaker Bobby Braddock, late blues icon Willie Dixon, country star Toby Keith, ’80s pop chart-topper Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes, who has written hits for Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks and others.

“Our 2015 lineup of inductees represents the rich diversity of American musical styles – Rock, Country, Blues and Pop – that have captivated the world over the past six decades,” said SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran.  “Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognizable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless.  Our Annual Awards Gala is sure to be unforgettable.”

The evening’s lineup of performers and presenters includes Tony Bennett, Benny Blanco, Zac Brown, Michael Buble, Ledisi, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Bernie Taupin and Paul Williams.

Pitbull Named Pop Songwriter of the Year

Call him a “songwriting sensation”… After all, he’s the most recent recipient of the BMI President’s Award… And, now Pitbull has picked up another prize for penning his inescapable hits.

The 31-year-old Cuban American rapper has been named one of three pop songwriters of the year at the BMI Pop Music Awards, handed out each year by the U.S. performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc.

Pitbull
Pitbull shares the honor with American songwriter and producer Benny Blanco and American singer-songwriter Ester Dean.

Pitbull was singled out for writing five of the songs on the most-performed list: “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” “Give Me Everything,” “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor),” “I Like It” and “On the Floor.”

Meanwhile, Katy Perry’s “Firework” (co-written by Dean and Sandy Vee) was named the pop song of the year.

The 60th edition of the BMI Pop Awards took place this week at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.