Top Music Execs on the New Music They Can't Wait for This Fall

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Monica Escobedo at Billboard's 2015 Power 100 Celebration held at Bouchon on February 5, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA.

"Personally I'm anticipating new music from Rihanna and Kanye West -- it's just a matter of time until we get to hear it!"

Tom Poleman, president, iHeartMedia

 

 

"I recently saw Nashville band Escondido perform songs from their forthcoming album. They blew me away!"

Manish Raval, music supervisor (Trainwreck, Girls)

 

 

"Katy Perry! I want to see what direction she takes and if there will be an answer to the 'Bad Blood' between her and Taylor Swift."

Spyder Harrison, host, Hits 1, SiriusXM

 

 

"I'm most excited for the alternative chicks right now -- Melanie Martinez just came out, and Halsey's album is out soon."

Gina Tucci, head of A&R, Big Beat Records

 

 

"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Both have been through some life experiences that I can only imagine will inspire them."

Monica Escobedo, entertainment prodcuer, ABC News/Good Morning America

 

 

A version of this article first appeared in the Sep. 5 issue of Billboard.