California's Grouplove discuss the success of their second album, telling Beyonce about their cover of "Drunk in Love," and negotiating deals with Apple and Chevy with Atlantic's VP of brand partnerships.
With frontman Paul Westerberg laid up on the couch (literally) at Coachella, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong filled in ably on sons that included "Color Me Impressed," "Can't Hardly Wait," "Alex Chilton," "I'm In Trouble," "Kiss Me on the Bus," "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out," "I Don't Know" and "IOU."
Thanks to Easter-fueled shopping, the "Frozen" soundtrack is on course for its biggest sales week yet. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 225,000 to 250,000 copies in the week ending April 20.
Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level -- albeit a completist Emo level--with 312 songs spanning some 19 hours and 43 minutes worth of angsty melodicism.
As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other musical talents are noteworthy on Billboard song charts this week?
Many things can be accomplished over the Internet today. But band practice? Fuhgeddaboutit! Artists will tell you that the lag on the so-called digital superhighway makes band practice over the Web seem more like sitting on the Santa Monica Freeway in rush hour. Here's how one old-school rock band, Patriarch, made it work using new school optical fiber.