"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.