Carin León Releases Cover of Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black”

Carin León is cash-ing in…

The 33-year-old Mexican singer has released his own version of Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black,” available exclusively on Apple Music as part of the Nashville SC official playlist.

Carin LeonIn the tribute song — which celebrates the launch of MLS Season Pass and the Nashville Soccer Club kit honoring the life and legacy of Cash — León delivers a soulful rendition of the country folk song originally released in 1971. It starts with León’s crispy, raspy vocals backed by warm guitar riffs and later transforms into a country fusion with Regional Mexican elements.

“Johnny Cash is an icon within country and American folk music, although his music continues to have a strong influence within music across all genres today,” the artist born Óscar Armando Díaz de León Huez said in a press statement. “It’s very important for me to be a part of this very meaningful project and we’re doing things with all of the respect that a figure as important as Mr. Johnny Cash deserves.”

Released over 50 years ago, “Man in Black” — which was a nickname given to Cash for the way he dressed — is a protest song he penned against how poor people were treated by wealthy politicians. “I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down/ Living in the hopeless, hungry side of town/ I wear it for the prisoner who is long paid for his crime/ But is there because he’s a victim of the times,” he chants in the lyrics.

“This song is a very personal thing, but it’s the way I feel about a lot of things,” Cash expressed when he performed the song for the first time.

Honoring his legacy, the “Man in Black” kit was inspired by The Backline Supporters Collective (the club’s fans) and created in collaboration with the Johnny Cash Estate, Sandbox Succession, and Wasserman Music.

The kit will debut on February 25 on MLS Season Pass via the Apple TV app.

Click here to listen to Leon’s cover.


Ice Spice Named to Shazam’s 2023 Predictions Playlist of Artists with Potential to Breakthrough

Ice Spice could be headed for a breakthrough

Shazam has unveiled its annual predictions playlist, compiling a 50-track selection of artists, including the 23-year-old half-Dominican American rapper, who have the potential to have a breakthrough year.

Ice SpiceBased on the music discovery app’s predictive data and algorithms and in collaboration with Apple Music’s global editorial team, this year’s selection of artists show early indicators of future growth, including consistent momentum in Shazam activity, as well as discovery trends in more than one country.

Ice Spice, Rosa Linn, Charlieonnafriday, Young Miko and Benson Boone top Shazam’s artists with global breakthrough potential.

“It’s very cool to me that people from all around the world can discover my music through [Shazam],” Rosa Linn told Apple Music per a press release. “They can hear the song, like it, and instantly find out that it’s me who is singing it. I gain fans and listeners and it directly impacts streaming.”

“Shazam has always been so useful for me whenever I needed to find the title of a song playing,” Ice Spice added. “I’m happy that it exists!”

Additionally, for the first time, Shazam is spotlighting artists who are gaining popularity regionally. Nigeria’s Carterefe, France’s Adé, Japan’s natori, Colombia’s KEITYN and Spain’s Munic HB have all made the list due to their budding stardom.

“I believe Shazam is an important gateway for my music to be discovered, especially in this busy lifestyle we live in,” natori, whose “Overdose” was the most-Shazamed debut single within J-Pop over the last year, told Apple Music.

Listen to the Shazam Predictions 2023 playlist exclusively on Apple Music worldwide at

Bad Bunny Becomes First Latino Artist Named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny is the apple of Apple’s eye…

Apple Music has named the 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar its 2022 Artist of the Year.

Bad BunnyIt’s the first time since the Apple Music Awards launched in 2019 that a Latin artist has been recognized as AOTY, and the first time only one artist is named for the award.

Bad Bunny — whose Un Verano Sin Ti Album is also Apple Music’s most streamed album this year and the biggest Latin album of all time — is acknowledged for his excellence and influence on global culture in 2022. He now joins previous AOTY honorees including Billie Eilish, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the achievements of Bad Bunny, whose influence on every corner of culture could not be ignored in 2022,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, in a statement. “Watching Bad Bunny ascend from an Apple Music Up Next artist in 2018 to our Artist of the Year this year has been nothing short of extraordinary. We congratulate him on his record-breaking year and for continuing to bring Latin music to a massive global audience.”

In addition to becoming Apple Music’s biggest Latin artist of all time by streams worldwide, Bad Bunny’s “Moscow Mule” holds the record for the biggest Latin song of all time by first-day streams worldwide.

He broke the record for most simultaneous entries by a single Latin artist with 22 songs on the Daily Top 100; reached No. 1 on the Daily Top 100 in 34 countries worldwide, more than any other Latin artist; and holds the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Latin albums by first-day streams, just to name a few milestones.

“When I started, I didn’t have a global fan base,” he told Apple Music in an exclusive film. “I’m grateful for everything I’ve accomplished and everything I’ve experienced. The Latin music movement has grown so much. I would never take full credit or say, ‘It’s because of me.’ No, it’s every one of us. A whole generation. Our energy and presence are always felt.”

In celebration, the “Me Porto Bonito” singer curated a “La Fórmula” playlist with tracks from Myke Towers and Rauw Alejandro, among others, and fans can tune in to Apple Music 1, where it’s Bad Bunny Day with exclusive programming, specials, and more.

Anitta Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. Chart with “Envolver”

Anitta is trillin’ it…

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter’s latest single “Envolver” vaults to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. chart dated April 16 and lifts into the top 10 of the Top Triller Global list.

Anitta, The Top Triller U.S. and Top Triller Global charts highlight the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula blending the amount of views of videos containing a respective song, the level of engagement with those videos and the raw total of videos uploaded featuring each song, according to Triller. Data for the charts is represented on a Friday-Thursday tracking week, with the latest period running April 1-7.

As “Envolver” jumps from No. 5 to the summit, Anitta claims her first No. 1 on Top Triller U.S., which began in 2020. She reached a prior No. 3 best with “Desce Pro Play (Pa Pa Pa),” with MC Zaac and Tyga, in September 2020.

The week’s top upload on Triller for “Envolver” came from fellow high-profile Brazilian Neymar; the soccer star’s upload has drawn 385,000 global views to date, according to Triller.

“Envolver” concurrently reaches a new No. 70 high on the Billboard Hot 100, accumulating 5.9 million official U.S. streams on DSPs including Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube, and 800 downloads sold, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

The song also crowned the Global 200 Excl. U.S. chart dated April 9; it drops to No. 4 on the April 16 list.

Anitta’s new album, Versions of Me, was released April 12.

Amazon Music LAT!N’s Angie Romero Among LAMC’s “Wonder Women of Latin Music” Honorees

Angie Romero is a Wonder Woman…

The Latin Alternative Music Conference has announced the honorees for the third edition of its Wonder Women of Latin Music, including the Latina music executive who works for Amazon Music LAT!N.

Angie Romero

The Wonder Women of Latin Music celebrates female leaders making a difference in the industry.

Presented by Amazon Music LAT!N, this year’s Class of 2022 includes 20 women who represent a range of companies and countries. As is tradition, the list was curated by the LAMC team spearheaded by founder Tomas Cookman.

According to LAMC, the 2022 Wonder Women of Latin Music will be recognized with a special award and a social media campaign.

Additionally, the free virtual conference — set to take place April 27-29 — will also host a Wonder Women of Latin Music panel as part of this year’s schedule. Speakers include Romero, The Latin Recording Academy’s Iveliesse Malavé, Apple Music’s Marissa Lopez, Creative Management Firm’s Yvette Medina, and artists Goyo from ChocQuibTown and Villano Antillano.

“It is so important for us to celebrate and uplift the voices of the women in our industry who have been instrumental in the tremendous growth of Latin music worldwide,” says Rocío Guerrero, global head of Latin Music for Amazon Music. “It is an honor to join LAMC in presenting the third annual Wonder Women of Latin Music awards that celebrate these accomplished women who continue to inspire us.”

This year’s LAMC will have a third annual virtual conference and, for the first time since 2019, the LAMC returns for an in-person event in New York set to take place July 6-9 at the Stewart Hotel. Registration for both the online and summer event is now open. For more information and/or to register, visit

Speakers for the online event include Pepe Aguilar,Kany Garcia,Guaynaa,Carla Morrison, Fito Paez and Ana Tijoux. Artists who will be part of the in-person event will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Here’s the complete list of Wonder Women of Latin Music 2020 honorees:

Yvette Medina — Creative Management Firm
Pili Montilla — TV host and producer
Nerea Igualador — Sony Music U.S. Latin
Celeste Zendejas — CESAC
Angie Romero — Amazon Music
Amy Roland — Sony Music Publishing
Iveliesse Malavé — The Latin Recording Academy
Azucena Olvera — Pandora
Fátima Rodriguez — Grupo Toro
Loren Medina — Guerrera PR
Daniela Bosé — Palacio Vistalegre Arena
Patricia Flores — Apple Music
Tania Dorante — Meta
Inés Sapochnik — The Orchard
Monica Escobar — The 3 Collective
Fabiana Kulick — Live Nation
Núria Net — La Coctelera Music
Martha Ledezma — Fonovisa/Universal
Mariauxy Castillo-Vitale — Apple
María Montejo — Warner Music Colombia

Camila Cabello to Release Third Solo Album “Familia” on April 8

Camila Cabello is celebrating her birthday with a special announcement…

Om Thursday, March 3, the Cuban & Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member celebrated her 25th birthday by announcing that her third studio album, Familia, will be released next month on April 8.

Camila Cabello

“2 facts: it’s my birthday and this album is my whole f–king heart,” Cabello wrote on Twitter and Instagram, with a photo of the album’s cover art attached — an intimate snap of her in a sequined black dress with a multicolored ruffled skirt, holding a smiling young girl in her arms. “FAMILIA. Out April 8.” 

In addition to the cover art, the singer shared a link for fans and followers to pre-save the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

The news of Familia‘s release date comes after the three-time Grammy nominee started teasing the release of her forthcoming single, “Bam Bam” featuring Ed Sheeran, via TikTok and Instagram.

The single is preceded by “La Buena Vida,” “Don’t Go Yet” and “Oh Na Na” with Myke Towers and Tainy, though it is unclear if the collaboration is part of the album.

Speaking with Billboard News in November about the forthcoming album release, Cabello said Familia “means community, I guess the opposite of you on your own.” She continued, “It’s more you with other people land sharing in that joy and success, whatever that means. Interdependence realizing how important everybody is in your life. A lot of it is inspired by my relationships: My relationships to my family, my relationship to my friends, my relationship to my partner … it’s all about connections with other people, hence, Familia.”

DannyLux Among Shazam’s Five “Artists to Watch” in 2022

It could be a banner year for DannyLux

At the beginning of each year, Shazam uses its data to predict five artists to watch, and this year the song-identifying app used a combination of its “uniquely predictive data and algorithms,” as well as some selections from its parent company Apple Music’s global editorial team, to pick five “artists to watch” in 2022, including the Mexican-American singer.

DannyLuxDannyLux, whose real name is Daniel Balderrama, is well-known by fans of trio-turned-duo Eslabon Armado. The rising singer is featured on “Jugaste y Sufrí,” which holds the honor of being this year’s most Shazamed Regional Mexican track.

Although it was released at the end of 2020, TikTok embraced the song, helping to rocket songwriter DannyLux to new levels of acclaim.

He’s part of a wave of young artists reinventing corridos for a new generation and only stands to reach more listeners in the coming year.


Here are the five selections, and Shazam’s accompanying explanations:

Ayra Starr
Ayra Starr’s rise this year was largely mounted on her breakout track “Bloody Samaritan,” which had its first Shazam in Lagos. It was released as the lead single of the Nigerian singer-songwriter’s debut album 19 & Dangerous, but took on a life of its own as listeners were drawn in by an alluring violin melody that drops into contagious Afropop magic. An undeniable jam, “Bloody Samaritan” was the most Shazamed song by a local female artist in Nigeria this year—an impressive accomplishment considering it came out only in July.

Fans of trio-turned-duo Eslabon Armado probably need no introduction to DannyLux. The rising Mexican American singer is featured on “Jugaste y Sufrí,” which holds the honor of being this year’s most Shazamed regional mexicano track. Though it was released at the end of 2020, TikTok embraced it, helping to rocket songwriter DannyLux to new levels of acclaim. He’s part of a wave of young artists reinventing corridos for a new generation and only stands to reach more listeners in the coming year.

Lyn Lapid
Singer-songwriter Lyn Lapid is no stranger to viral success—her song “Producer Man” helped jump-start her career in 2020. With “In My Mind,” a mellow but soulful anthem for the quiet kids, she struck gold again. It became her most Shazamed song, charting in six countries, including Brazil, Indonesia, and the US. Though this one strikes a slightly different chord from her breakout, it only further highlights the many tools Lapid has in her arsenal, ready to be deployed as she takes on the new year.

Sad Night Dynamite
Mixing up a hypnotic blend of electronica, hip-hop, and Britpop, duo Sad Night Dynamite has a style that’s hard to define but captures the ear no less. Their eponymous debut mixtape, from February, ping-ponged between genres, but it was their latest single “Demon” that seemed to especially resonate. “Demon,” which features South African musician Moonchild Sanelly, is industrial and ominous, earning a spot on the FIFA 22 soundtrack. It also brought the pair their biggest Shazam success, with their all-time daily Shazams peaking soon after its release.

In April, K-pop girl group STAYC released an effervescent ball of bubblegum pop titled “ASAP.” And every day since then, the single has remained on the South Korean Shazam chart. Pulled from the group’s second single album STAYDOM, “ASAP” has powered their rise as they continue to hone their Technicolor melodies and natural pop proficiency.

Check out a playlist with even more predictions here.


Angélica Garcia to Appear at Next Year’s SXSW Music Festival

Angélica Garcia is heading south (by southwest)

The Mexican and Salvadoran American singer is among the second round of showcasing artists set to perform at the 36th Annual SXSW Music Festival.

Angelica GarciaGarcia, who became widely known when her song “Jícama” was named to Barack Obama’s 2019 year-end music list.

Garcia joins a roster of new additions that includes the Black LipsKT Tunstall, Desire, Shamir, Alex the AstronautThe Dream SyndicateCharlie Hickey and many more.

The festival, which was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return live and in-person March 14-20, 2022 at dozens of venues around Austin, Texas.

The new list, which follows an initial lineup released in October, includes a typically wide-ranging collection of U.S. and international artists from countries including Argentina (Isla De Caras), Japan (4s4ki), Turkey (Affet Robot), Scotland (Joesef), Ireland (Just Mustard), Australia (Phebe Starr), Brazil (Tuyo), France (The Blind Suns) and China (Sophia Shen).

Joining the previously announced showcase presenters are Italians Do It Better, Luminelle Recordings, Gorilla Vs Bear, Domino Recording Company, Qobuz, City Slang, Bushwig, Initiative Musik, POP Montreal, M for Montreal, Sounds from Spain, Traffic Music, Devil In The Woods, Atomic Music Group, Music from Ireland, End of the Trail Creative, Fierce Panda Records, LICKS Magazine, The Color Agent, Exploding in Sound, Care Free Black Girl, Chicken Ranch Records and Modern Sky UK.

All showcasing artists at SXSW 2022 can be heard by subscribing to the festival’s official Apple MusicSpotify and YouTube Music Video playlists. The complete list of programming, which gives festivalgoers the option of building a customized schedule, can be found here.

All artists announced in the second round can be found below. The list is subject to change; additional artists will be announced later.

4s4ki (Tokyo JAPAN)
A-Wall (Dallas, TX)
a/lpaca (Mantua ITALY)
Ada Lea (Montreal CANADA)
Affet Robot (Istanbul TURKEY)
Alex The Astronaut (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Allegra (New York NY)
Altameda (Toronto CANADA)
Amber Van Day (London UK-ENGLAND)
Andrea Magee (Austin TX)
Angélica Garcia (El Monte CA)
Anna B Savage (London UK-ENGLAND)
Anna Fox Rochinski (New York NY)
Annie Blackman (Brooklyn NY)
Aoife Nessa Frances (Dublin IRELAND)
Ayoni (Los Angeles CA)
Baba Ali (London UK-ENGLAND)
BABii (Margate UK-ENGLAND)
Bad Bad Hats (Minneapolis MN)
bad tuner (Brooklyn NY)
Bad Waitress (Toronto CANADA)
Baiuca (Galicia SPAIN)
Balto (Los Angeles CA)
BBY Kodie (Houston TX)
bbymutha (Chattanooga TN)
Beachtape (London UK-ENGLAND)
Beat Root Revival (Austin TX)
Bess Atwell (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Black Lips (Atlanta GA)
Blondes (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Boy Scouts (Oakland CA)
Boyish (New York NY)
Bradley Zero (London UK-ENGLAND)
Broadside Hacks (London UK-ENGLAND)
Brother. (Salt Lake City UT)
Brown Penny (London UK-ENGLAND)
Buenos Diaz (Austin TX)
Cadence Weapon (Toronto CANADA)
Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN)
Cedric Noel (Montreal CANADA)
Charlie Hickey (Pasadena CA)
Chateau Chateau (Tucson AZ)
Chela (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Children Collide (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Christina Wheeler (Berlin GERMANY)
Circuit Des Yeux (Chicago IL)
Cítrico (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Ciudadanos (Santiago CHILE)
Clarissa Connelly (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Clementine & Valentine (Christchurch NEW ZEALAND)
Club Intl (New York NY)
Coach Party (East Cowes UK-ENGLAND)
Colectiva (London UK-ENGLAND)
COMMANDO (San Francisco CA)
Cruz Cafuné (Tenerife SPAIN)
dal:um (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Daniel Casimir (London UK-ENGLAND)
Danielle Durack (Phoenix, AZ)
Danny B. Harvey & Annie Maire Lewis (Austin TX)
daysormay (Vancouver CANADA)
Dead Horses (Milwaukee WI)
Deap Vally (Los Angeles CA)
Dende (Houston TX)
Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba (Sevilla SPAIN)
Desire (Los Angeles CA)
Discovery Zone (New York NY)
DJ SHANI (Austin TX)
Donzii (Miami FL)
Dreamgirl (Kansas City MO)
Duquette Johnston (Birmingham AL)
Easy Wanderlings (Pune INDIA)
Eddie 9V (Atlanta GA)
El Shirota (Chiluca MEXICO)
Eli Fola (Arverne NY)
Eliza Hull (Castlemaine AUSTRALIA)
Enamorados (Barcelona SPAIN)
Enrique Campos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Eric Tessmer (Austin TX)
exociety (Rav / Kill Bill: The Rapper / Airospace / Scuare) (Austin TX)
Farah (Dallas TX)
Fears (Dublin IRELAND)
Ferdinand the Bull (Pittsburgh PA)
Ferris & Sylvester (London UK-ENGLAND)
Fieh (Toten NORWAY)
Film School (Los Angeles CA)
Flasher (Washington DC)
flipturn (Fernandina Beach FL)
Flower Face (Windsor CANADA)
Foxx Bodies (Los Angeles CA)
Free (Grand Prairie TX)
Gallus (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Gamma Vibes (Bucheon SOUTH KOREA)
George O’Hanlon (Dorking UK-ENGLAND)
George Riley (London UK-ENGLAND)
Georgia Cécile (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Glüme (Los Angeles CA)
Godcaster (New York NY)
Good Dog Nigel (Richmond VA)
Good Looks (Austin TX)
Grandmas House (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Gus Englehorn (Montreal CANADA)
Hamzaa (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hanita Bhambri (Delhi INDIA)
Haviah Mighty (Toronto CANADA)
Hayfitz (Brooklyn NY)
Heavy Salad (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Her Skin (Modena ITALY)
Hera (Reykjavík, ICELAND)
Hēran Soun (Oakland CA)
Hope (Berlin GERMANY)
Hot Garbage (Toronto CANADA)
Hotel Lux (London UK-ENGLAND)
Igor Grohotsky (Kyiv UKRAINE)
Ilira (Berlin GERMANY)
Indigo Sparke (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Isla De Caras (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Ivypaint (Orlando FL)
jackie (Toronto CANADA)
Jake Etheridge (Nashville TN)
Jake Lloyd (Austin TX)
James Holt (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Jamie Webster (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Jan Verstraeten (Oostende BELGIUM)
Jas Kayser (London UK-ENGLAND)
jazz re:freshed DJs (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jelani Blackman (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jenny Owen Youngs (Kittery ME)
Jerry Paper (Los Angeles CA)
Jess Williamson (Los Angeles CA)
jéTexas (Austin TX)
JM Stevens (Austin TX)
Jodi (Chicago IL)
Joecephus and The George Jonestown Massacre (Memphis TN)
Joesef (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
John The Martyr (Brooklyn NY)
Johnny Jewel (DJ Set) (Los Angeles CA)
Jon Muq (Austin TX)
Josh Fudge (Oklahoma City OK)
Juni Ata (Cuyamaca CA)
Just Mustard (Dundalk IRELAND)
Kainalu (Madison WI)
Kareem Ali (Phoenix AZ)
Katerine Duska (Athens GREECE)
King Hannah (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Kiwi Jr. (Toronto CANADA)
KT Tunstall (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Kwesi Arthur (Accra GHANA)
Kydd Jones (Austin TX)
Kylie Price (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND)
La Sra. Tomasa (Barcelona SPAIN)
Laurence-Anne (Montreal CANADA)
Lavender Thug (El Paso TX)
Le Pain (Los Angeles CA)
Leif Vollebekk (Montreal CANADA)
Leon III (Houston TX)
Leon of Athens (Athens GREECE)
Ley Line (Austin TX)
LEYA (New York NY)
Lie Ning (Berlin GERMANY)
Lil Texxan (Plano TX)
Lisa Morales (Austin TX)
Little Quirks (Central Coast AUSTRALIA)
Liz Lawrence (Stratford Upon Avon UK-ENGLAND)
Lofi Legs (San Francisco CA)
Los Bitchos (London UK-ENGLAND)
Low Girl (Hemel Hempstead UK-ENGLAND)
Low Hummer (Hull UK-ENGLAND)
Lowertown (Atlanta GA)
Luther & Lamar of North Mississippi Allstars (Hernando MS)
Macy Rodman (New York NY)
Mae Powell (San Francisco CA)
Malin Pettersen (Oslo NORWAY)
MAN ON MAN (New York NY)
Marina Herlop (Barcelona SPAIN)
Marion Raw (Mexico City MEXICO)
Marta Knight (Barcelona SPAIN)
Mauskovic Dance Band (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Meltt (Vancouver CANADA)
MENGERS (La Magdalena Contreras MEXICO)
Mini Trees (Los Angeles VA)
Mint Field (Ciudad De México MEXICO)
Mise en Scene (Gimli CANADA)
moistbreezy (New York NY)
Molly Payton (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Moor Mother (Philadelphia PA)
Mulay (Berlin GERMANY)
My Expansive Awareness (Zaragoza SPAIN)
Natalie McCool (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Necking (Vancouver CANADA)
Nemegata (Austin TX)
Ness Heads (Chicago IL)
New Candys (Venice ITALY)
Nicolás Molina (Aguas Dulces URUGUAY)
Night Palace (Athens GA)
NOCONA (Los Angeles CA)
Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band (Austin TX)
Nova Twins (London UK-ENGLAND)
Núria Graham (Vic SPAIN)
Orion (Providence RI)
Pacific Jam At My Apartment (Saltillo MEXICO)
Page 9 (Dallas TX)
Parliamo (Perth UK-SCOTLAND)
Pearla (New York NY)
Phebe Starr (Dorrigo AUSTRALIA)
Pip Blom (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Pleasure Venom (Austin TX)
Poppy Jean Crawford (Los Angeles CA)
Population II (Montreal CANADA)
Psymon Spine (Brooklyn NY)
Qarabagh Ensemble (Baku AZERBAIJAN)
Qlowski (Bologna ITALY)
Rachika Nayar (Brooklyn NY)
Raffaella (New York NY)
Rakky Ripper (Madrid SPAIN)
Randy Randall (Los Angeles CA)
Red Rum Club (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Reserva Fantasma (San José COSTA RICA)
Revii612 (St. Paul MN)
Rianne Downey (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Rikas (Stuttgart GERMANY)
Robin Kester (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Robynn Shayne (Austin TX)
Rock Eupora (Nashville TN)
Russian Baths (Brooklyn NY)
Ruth Lyon (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND)
Sarah Mary Chadwick (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
School of X (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Scrounge (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sgt. Papers (Hermosillo MEXICO)
Shamir (Philadelphia PA)
Shovel Dance Collective (London UK-ENGLAND)
Shutups (Oakland CA)
Sinead O’Brien (Limerick IRELAND)
Skiifall (Montreal CANADA)
Smoothboi Ezra (Greystones IRELAND)
Snapped Ankles (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sofía Campos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Sofia Talvik (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Sophia Kennedy (Hamburg GERMANY)
Sophia Shen (Zhangzhou CHINA)
Status/Non-Status (Toronto CANADA)
Steam Down (London UK-ENGLAND)
Steven Bamidele (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Stuck (Chicago IL)
Sue Foley (Austin TX)
Suenatron (San Jose CA)
Sunflower Bean (New York NY)
SUSTO (Charleston SC)
SUU (Barcelona SPAIN)
Sweeping Promises (Austin TX)
Sweet Spirit (Austin TX)
Talk Show (London UK-ENGLAND)
TC Superstar (Austin TX)
Teagan Johnston (Whitehorse CANADA)
the 4onthefloor (Minneapolis MN)
The Blind Suns (Angers FRANCE)
The Bots (Los Angeles CA)
The Dream Syndicate (New York NY)
The Garrys (Saskatoon CANADA)
The HawtThorns (Nashville TN)
The Institutes (Coventry UK-ENGLAND)
The Lathums (Wigan UK-ENGLAND)
The Lottery Winners (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
The Lounge Society (Hebden Bridge UK-ENGLAND)
The Pine Hill Haints (Florence AL)
The Prescriptions (Nashville TN)
The School (Cardiff UK-WALES)
The Shivas (Portland OR)
The Texas Gentlemen (Dallas TX)
The Thing With Feathers (Nashville TN)
The Waymores (Atlanta GA)
The Wood Burning Savages (Derry UK-N. IRELAND)
Thee Unemployed (Austin TX)
Tisakorean (Houston TX)
Tom West (Adelaide AUSTRALIA)
Tomás del Real (Santiago CHILE)
Toya Delazy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tres Leches (Seattle WA)
Tufan Derince (Diyarbakir TURKEY)
Tuyo (Curitiba BRAZIL)
Van Mary (Austin TX)
Vaya Futuro (Tijuana, MEXICO)
Velvet Starlings (Los Angeles CA)
Vera Di Lecce (Lecce ITALY)
Vision Video (Athens GA)
Volk (Nashvillle TN)
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Jeronimo Folgueira Named New Deezer CEO

Jeronimo Folgueira is ready to lead…

Global audio streaming service Deezer has hired the Spanish executive to be its new CEO, the company has annouced.

Jeronimo Folgueira

Hans-Holger Albrecht, who has led Deezer since 2015, will step down and join Deezer’s board of directors. Albrecht will remain CEO through the end of June, with Folgueira taking over the position on July 1.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Deezer,” Folgueira said in a statement. “They hold a unique place in our hearts and Deezer’s team has built a service that is the perfect companion to people’s daily lives. Deezer is a key player and contributor to the fast growth of music streaming around the world. We have a highly competitive platform with unique features that listeners love. That means we’re in a great place to accelerate our growth and capture many new opportunities, which will benefit both artists and music fans. I look forward to getting to know the team and writing the next chapter in the company’s history together.”

From 2015 to 2019, Folgueira was the CEO of Spark Networks, the online dating conglomerate that owns Christian Mingle, Jdate, and Zoosk among others. During his tenure, Folgueira quadrupled the Berlin-based company’s annual revenue to 250 million euros ($304 million) in 2019, before stepping down.

Albrecht says Deezer has grown its revenue by more than 300% in the last five years, and the platform now averages over 600 monthly streams per active user. “With the support of all shareholders and partners, a passionate team of 600 people have built the fourth largest global audio streaming service in the world,” Albrecht said in a statement. “We have a clear strategy in place to deliver long-term, sustainable growth and value for shareholders, artists and users.”

The French streaming service, largely popular in Europe, has 16 million monthly active users and is available in 180 countries around the world. Owned by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries (which also owns Warner Music Group), Deezer was one of the earliest services to embrace high-fidelity streaming, launching its high-fidelity tier in September 2014, long before the current rush to promote better sound quality began.

Deezer cut the price of its hi-fi tier from $20 a month to $15 after Amazon Music HD launched at the lower price in September 2019, but with the recent price decreases to $10 a month for hi-fi streaming by Amazon and Apple Music, Folgueira will have to determine whether to match the rate offered by a pair of trillion-dollar companies and aim for scale or attempt to maintain Deezer’s margins at a less competitive price point.

With Spotify preparing its own hi-definition service that will arrive in the coming months, an era of increased competition among music streaming services awaits Folgueira in his new role.

Cardi B Rewrites Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. Chart

Cardi B is trill standing tall…

The 28-year-old half-Dominican rap superstar has rewritten the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. chart, as “Up” spends its fifth week at No. 1 via the April 10-dated tally.

Cardi B

The Top Triller U.S. and Top Triller Global charts highlight the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula blending the amount of views of videos containing a respective songs, the level of engagement with those videos and the raw total of videos uploaded featuring each song, according to Triller.

Data for the charts is represented on a Friday-Thursday tracking week, with the latest period running March 25-April 1.

With its fifth week atop the tally, “Up” breaks out of a tie with Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cry Baby,” featuring DaBaby, and Dixie D’Amelio’s “Be Happy” for the most weeks at No. 1 in the history of Top Triller U.S., which began in July 2020.

“Up” first crowned the ranking dated February 27 and has since spent every week on the chart either at No. 1 or No. 2.

Concurrently, the song spends its second straight week at No. 2 on Top Triller Global after leading for two weeks last month.

According to Triller, the top video on the platform to use “Up” in the March 25-April 1 tracking period was a March 7 upload from user don22ovan.

“Up” is No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 alongside its return to No. 1 on Top Triller U.S. The song earned 22.4 million U.S. streams on digital service providers like Spotify, Apple Music and more; accumulated 34.5 million audience impressions on radio; and 8,000 digital downloads.