Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ just broke another all time chart record as its singles reach 29 weeks on the Hot 100

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ just broke another all time chart record as its singles reach 29 weeks on the Hot 100Drake Scorpion Album Singles Billboard Record

Whatever feelings fans may have about Drake‘s latest era, his Scorpion LP is unquestionably a monstrous hit. The pop rap juggernaut’s latest album hit stores in late June, and by the end of the summer made the him the first artist ever to cross over the 50 billion global streams threshold. Bolstered by honest-to-god inescapable singles like “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What,” the smashed the season and racked up records and streams along the way. Now almost three months after the its release, Drake’s latest album has netted him another astonishing benchmark.

By extending their stay on Billboard‘s Hot 100 to 29 weeks, Scorpion’s singles (“God’s Plan,” “Nice For What,” and “In My Feelings”) have broken an all-time record set previously by The Black Eyed Peas and Usher. Anyone who tore up middle and high school dance floors to Usher’s Confessions and The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.Dcan appreciate the magnitude of Drake’s latest chart record, breaking the previous tie of 28 weeks. The rapper’s new milestone is a feat that could last for years – or at least until the next Drake double album drops.

H/T: Billboard

DJ Snake cements plans for upcoming sophomore album

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DJ Snake

Following the delivery of DJ Snake‘s debut LP, Encore, in late 2016, the Parisian hit maker famously announced that his first album would in fact be his last in a now-deleted tweet. With Encore‘s overwhelming success, along with the Pardon My French proponent’s intermittent new material drops over the last year and a half, not many believed, or wanted to believe, that Snake didn’t have another album in him. Luckily for us, Encore’s successor is now officially on the way.

Currently, release details on the impending new album are few and far between. The project’s release date and track list have yet to surface, though Snake’s sophomore studio effort will likely mirror the playbook from his first major delivery. Expect an Interscope Records release featuring marquee collaborators brought together to craft widely-appealing radio-ready hits over a lengthy 12+ track span. Last time we got a studio record from the French superstar we got hits like “Middle” and “Let Me Love You.” If DJ Snake repeats his formula from Encore, we’re likely looking at one of the biggest dance records of the year on the way.

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YouTube record label NoCopyrightSounds hits milestone $1 million in sales despite free downloads

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In 2011, Billy Woodford established a unique UK-based record label and music organization known as the YouTube channel NoCopyrightSounds. Since then, NCS has transformed into a global music label with millions of listeners and more than 13 million YouTube subscribers.

NCS is a unique service in that it provides the option for listeners to enjoy music for free, but at the same time, users are presented with the ability to support artists through paid services. By giving away the music for free, creators are able to easily access more material for their work. Free downloads also mean new audiences will discover more music through easy access.

Despite the free download option, NCS has just announced it’s reached more than $1 million in record sales. This unique milestone is good news for the electronic music community as it cements the opportunities labels have in the channels they are monetizing for their acts. Companies like NCS have access to an entire generation of artists and can possibly alter the state of musical communication altogether.

“The demand for fresh original music from Creators is enormous and growing daily,” asserts Woodford. “I believe the music we support on the label compliments all types of content, from the Make-up and Beauty community through to the vlogging and gaming world. The fans of these content creators from each community are discovering NCS artists, and that is translating into traditional sales.”

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This vinyl traveler map pinpoints where to find the world’s best record stores

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Vinyl has been making a huge comeback in the music industry as of late. With record stores gaining back their relevance, there has been a demand for modern technology to accommodate the surge of interest.

VinylHub has created a crowd-sourced map that pinpoints all the best record stores on a global scale. On their website, VinylHub is described as “Discogs for record shops and record events.” However, it can even be seen as a hybrid of Discogs-meets-Yelp-meets-Waze, as users can make entries if their favorite stores aren’t listed. Active stores on the map show relevant information on the retailer, including hours, websites, types of music offered, and more.

VinylHub’s mission is to “document every physical record shop and record event on the planet,” with around 6,000 store listings globally and counting. A platform like this interactive map could single-handedly turn hidden vinyl shops into tourist destinations around the world.

 

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Mixcloud solidifies deal with Warner Music Group

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Mixcloud — the British counterpart and streaming rival to SoundCloud — has just signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group.

The agreement will allow the UK-based streaming company, which has previously implemented statutory radio licenses for its music usage, to begin implementing subscription services.

Nico Perez, the co-founder of Mixcloud recently spoke with the Financial Times on the rollout, “We don’t want to do the $9.99 a month. That’s done. That market is served. What we’re building is going to be very customized.”

Perez continued, “Since the beginning, we have worked with rights holders to both monetize long-form audio and champion the importance of curation in the streaming industry. As we embark on direct licensing relationships with the major labels, we are committed to doing what is best for artists, curators, music fans, and the industry.”

Currently, Mixcloud has around 17 million monthly users with 12 million long-form radio shows, podcasts, and DJ sets. In addition to the recent agreement with Mixcloud, Warner Music Group recently purchased Spinnin’ Records. The agreements come with immense excitement in the music industry. With the preservation of long-form content presently called into question, the move towards track alternative long-form content suggests that the industry will not entirely move towards instant gratification. Mixcloud is also reportedly working out contracts with two other major music groups, Universal and Sony, respectively.

H/T: Resident Advisor

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The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” Spends Most Weeks In Top 100 After Debuting There

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This week, The Chainsmokers‘ hit track “Closer” with Halsey broke the record for the longest time within the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart for any song that debuted there. The track has now reached a whopping 24 weeks of consecutive placement in the chart’s top 10, taking over the title from previous record holder Justin Bieber and his track “Love Yourself.”

“Closer” initially debuted at the No. 9 spot, coming as an expected follow-up to a year’s worth of powerfully popular singles from the duo. “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses” each became charting powerhouses in their own right during 2016, leading fans and radio listeners to welcome “Closer” into their ranks when it debuted in July.

The track quickly rose to the very top of the Hot 100, holding steady at the No. 1 position for 12 consecutive weeks and becoming the longest-running hit of the year.

As The Chainsmokers’ newest release, “Paris,” begins to take the pop and EDM communities by storm, its placement in the Hot 100 is likely to rise when the chart updates in a few days.

 

Source: Forbes | Image: Rukes

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The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” Spends Most Weeks In Top 100 After Debuting There

This post was originally published on this site

This week, The Chainsmokers‘ hit track “Closer” with Halsey broke the record for the longest time within the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart for any song that debuted there. The track has now reached a whopping 24 weeks of consecutive placement in the chart’s top 10, taking over the title from previous record holder Justin Bieber and his track “Love Yourself.”

“Closer” initially debuted at the No. 9 spot, coming as an expected follow-up to a year’s worth of powerfully popular singles from the duo. “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses” each became charting powerhouses in their own right during 2016, leading fans and radio listeners to welcome “Closer” into their ranks when it debuted in July.

The track quickly rose to the very top of the Hot 100, holding steady at the No. 1 position for 12 consecutive weeks and becoming the longest-running hit of the year.

As The Chainsmokers’ newest release, “Paris,” begins to take the pop and EDM communities by storm, its placement in the Hot 100 is likely to rise when the chart updates in a few days.

 

Source: Forbes | Image: Rukes

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” Spends Most Weeks In Top 100 After Debuting There

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” Spends Most Weeks In Top 100 After Debuting There

This post was originally published on this site

This week, The Chainsmokers‘ hit track “Closer” with Halsey broke the record for the longest time within the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart for any song that debuted there. The track has now reached a whopping 24 weeks of consecutive placement in the chart’s top 10, taking over the title from previous record holder Justin Bieber and his track “Love Yourself.”

“Closer” initially debuted at the No. 9 spot, coming as an expected follow-up to a year’s worth of powerfully popular singles from the duo. “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses” each became charting powerhouses in their own right during 2016, leading fans and radio listeners to welcome “Closer” into their ranks when it debuted in July.

The track quickly rose to the very top of the Hot 100, holding steady at the No. 1 position for 12 consecutive weeks and becoming the longest-running hit of the year.

As The Chainsmokers’ newest release, “Paris,” begins to take the pop and EDM communities by storm, its placement in the Hot 100 is likely to rise when the chart updates in a few days.

 

Source: Forbes | Image: Rukes

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” Spends Most Weeks In Top 100 After Debuting There

Ed Sheeran Keeps Crushing Records With Best First Week For A Song

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In its first seven days of public availability, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” amassed over 52 million plays (exactly 52,359,013 from Spotify), securing the song as having both the best first week, and one week total, ever.

The tropically influenced track beats out the previous record holders like Adele’s “Hello” at approximately 47 million plays in its first week, and Drake’s “One Dance” at 48 million plays for the best one week total. Not to mention, Sheeran absolutely shattered the U.K. one-week record, nearly doubling the previous record-holder, and he also knocked out One Direction for the record for best first day of streams.

 

Source: Forbes | Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

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Source: Ed Sheeran Keeps Crushing Records With Best First Week For A Song

UK vinyl sales in 2016 reached highest number since 1991

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A vinyl renaissance of sorts has grown in concurrence with the advent of streaming as the new most popular method of music delivery. Young music enthusiasts have become fascinated by the organic warmth of a record player’s sound, and grown fond of the nostalgia it engenders. In the UK in particular, vinyl had a particularly impressive resurgence in 2016, as the country witnessed a record-breaking year of 3.2 million units sold – the highest figure for vinyl sales in the UK since 1991.

Fascinatingly, vinyl records also bested digital downloads in the UK last year when comparing how much money was spent on each technology. This could be attributed to streaming, which clocked in at 45 billion plays in 2016. “Millennials, who’ve grown up digital, are increasingly choosing to experience both current and heritage artists on vinyl also. Meanwhile older baby-boomers are embracing streaming alongside their record collections,” stated Regent Street and Goldbar Records owner Vanessa Higgins of growth in the opposing technologies.

H/T: Mashable

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