NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer joins as the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.
Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts … is on the charts, while also looking at current chart action in a historical context for even greater insights.
In the first of two new podcasts this week, we welcome National Hockey League chief content officer Steve Mayer, as the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight (April 10). This decade, the NHL has vastly increased its live music presence surrounding games, with Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Drake, Imagine Dragons, Nick Jonas, The Killers, Logic, Panic! at the Disco, Bebe Rexha and Carrie Underwood among the many acts who, like hockey players, have dished out hits.
Kicking off the 2019 postseason, Cage the Elephant (atop the Alternative Songs chart for a fifth week with "Ready to Let Go") will play a free pre-game concert in Tampa, Florida, tonight for an expected audience of, according to Mayer, over 15,000 fans.