While Rihanna scores her 12th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Diamonds," what other acts shine bright on the Hot 100 and other singles charts? Christine Perry's "A Thousand Years Pt. 2" gets a 'Twilight" bump; Adele gets a Skyfall lift; OneRepublic should never be dismissed:Rod Steward helps with the yuletide makeover of the Adult Contemporary chart; and Queen gets a VonLichten boost.
Internet radio service Songza today announced it has reached 900,000 iOS installs and 1 million registered users just 70 days after it launched the service in Canada. Songza has delivered 160 million streams to its Canadian listeners, nearly 4% more per visitor than in the U.S.
According to Ryan Tedder, there are two approaches to songwriting and producing: seasonal and evergreen. Seasonal means mastering the hot sound of the moment. "In a couple years you have a slew of songs and are the biggest things in the world," Tedder says. "Then you burn out. Three years later, you're hustling trying to sell one track."