Spotify respond to Nicki Minaj’s Twitter meltdown

Nicki Minaj only made it to #2 on the charts with her new album ‘Queen’, so of course there must be a big conspiracy to keep her down. Nicki Minaj is still a worldwide superstar…

Tips for artists in interviews from a top Billboard journalist

The more ears start opening up to your music the more attention you’ll get and eventually that catches the attention of journos – here’s some expert advice on handling interviews. Spotify have conducted a meta-interview…

Apple Music just hired a writer from Billboard, XXL, Complex

Apple Music have hired an experienced music journalist to helm the editorial ship in Apple’s music streaming fleet. Apple have hiredĀ adept journalist Alex Gale to take on the head position of their editorial department. Gale…

Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, and others merge into new ‘Valence Media’ company

Billboard and other big media companies have come together to become one big unified company. Film, television, news, all come together in a new partnership that sees 3 of media’s biggest companies join together. The…

Post Malone breaks the Spotify record for longest No. 1 stretch

The White Iverson, Post Malone, has set a new record for Spotify with his latest hit Rockstar sitting at the top of the charts for the longest ever. Ed Sheeran may still be the king…

Music streaming will have a greater impact on chart positions next year

Billboard have announced a change to how they count streams from services like Spotify and Apple Music towards chart positions. Starting in 2018 Billboard will have 2 different values for streams based on whether it…

Viral YouTube videos might make chart hits on Billboard soon

Can you imagine Gangnam Style being number one in the official charts? Billboard and YouTube might be teaming up to count video plays in chart data. According to a new report YouTube plays are to…

Drake beats Adele’s record for most wins at Billboard Music Awards

At this year’s Billboard Music Awards Drake stole the show winning top artist, top male artist, top Billboard 200 album and many more, breaking Adele’s 2012 record. The Canadian rapper entered the 2017 Billboard Music…

RouteNote’s Ahrix is shooting up the Billboard charts with Nova

Ahrix, one of RouteNote’s favourite artists, is shooting up the electronic charts as his single Nova hits it’s highest place in the charts yet! Ahrix is a 20 year old Dutch producer who has built…

Kanye West is the first artist to go platinum on streams only with The Life Of Pablo

Kanye West has just achieved something that has never been done before, with last years album The Life Of Pablo going platinum entirely through streams. Kanye West released The Life Of Pablo, his latest critically…