Burna Boy is part of a large international contingent among the rising artists collected in Chartmetric’s report. Some platforms clearly favor artists from North America over all else — only two of the Top Ten rising artists on Spotify are from outside of North America, and all the Top Ten tracks that saw big video count gains on TikTok are from the U.S. But YouTube and Instagram are more open-minded, and that’s where the English group D-Block Europe and the Argentinean producer Bizarrap are making the most impact. … [Read more...] about Surprising No One, TikTok Is Driving a Lot of New Artist Growth
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Rivers Cuomo has long possessed an obsessive streak – from self-producing Weezer‘s 1996 album Pinkerton to achieve the exact sound he heard in his head to constructing an elaborate, highly detailed outline for every song on 2013’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End. For Pacific Daydream, the band’s eleventh studio LP, due October 27, the singer took his perfectionism to an entirely new level: Cuomo estimates he drew on thousands of riffs, chord progressions, and beats stored on his home computer for the album, and even wrote a custom formula in Google Sheets to pair up musical ideas – some dating back to 2000 — based on their key and tempo. “Then I can see which ideas are most likely to fit with each other,” he explains. “I’ll find an idea and be like ‘Whoa! I don’t even remember making this!’ It’s kind of like collaborating with myself.” … [Read more...] about How Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Used Google Sheets to Make Ambitious New Album
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Lately, she’s been trying to prioritize the parts of her life that make her feel like she’s 23, like friends and dating. Her faith is a grounding bit of normalcy: She’s a devout Christian, frequently attending services in L.A. Even her high-profile friendships slant toward ordinary. She spent her January on a girls’ trip to Jamaica. While touring with fellow night-in enthusiast Grande over the summer, they watched Bohemian Rhapsody on the bus and did face masks together. “I know her to have a heart of gold,” Grande says. She picked Normani for the Sweetener World Tour and hyped her up on Instagram every chance she got during and after their trek. “She is such a gracious person, and I love seeing people win when they deserve to — both inside and out.” … [Read more...] about Normani: A Pop Perfectionist Makes Her Move
When asked how long it took to write the song, Finneas O'Connell pauses for a moment and says it took three days, with this current arrangement, which also leads one to believe that he and Billie Eilish received some notes from either Daniel Craig, the studio, or both. Their theme for No Time to Die fits in well with the footage we have seen from the movie, while also playing with the title. Were they told anything about the movie before they started writing? … [Read more...] about Did Daniel Craig Reject Billie Eilish’s First James Bond Theme Song for No Time to Die?