The joint venture music publishing company formed by Timbaland and ole is on the move with a bunch of co-publishing signings: alternative rock band Ok Mayday; gospel songwriter David Bratton; hip-hop/R&B producer/songwriter Maurice "Velly" Conway; and rapper Justin "Capo" Andrews.
Ticketmaster Germany has announced a new partnership withthe Düsseldorf-based Mehr! Entertainment Group and Eintrittskarten.de that will expand its retail ticketing and marketing solutions to the companies' more than 2,500 events and six venues each year.
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) saw revenue collections grow to $977 million in the past fiscal year, up 3.5 percent from the $944 million it gathered the year previously. Meanwhile royalty distributions to publishers and songwriters grew 3.2 percent to $840 million from $814 million for the prior year ending June 30, 2013.
Following news Aretha Franklin is preparing a new album for release before the end of the month with Clive Davis overseeing production, there's great anticipation over what the legendary soul singer has put together with the help of Clive Davis' oversight.
Jhene Aiko crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her first full-length set Souled Out, selling 70,000 units in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B songstress emerged in 2013 on the chart with Sail Out, a seven-song EP that debuted at No. 2 (with 34,000 copies). On Hot R&B Songs, the new album's "The Pressure" climbs 25-23 in its second week. It rises to 528,000 U.S. streams (a 177 percent jump, according to Nielsen BDS), with Spotify logging 50 percent of overall clicks.
Singer/songwriter Lee Brice scores his first No. 1 in four tries on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as I Don't Dance, his third full-length album, arrives with 39,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
At 18 years old, Karlos Rosé becomes the youngest artist to log three No. 1s on the Tropical Songs chart as "Niña de Mi Corazon" soars 12-1. (He beats Leslie Grace, who snagged two leaders before she was 19.)