3.18-19
Aretha Franklin “How I Got Over” (Rhino)
Blessing Business “Satellites” (Independent)
Chris Cofoni
“Let Me Down Easy” (Independent)
Forgotten Door
Forgotten Door (Independent)
Frenship
“Remind You” (Counter)
Goodnight Suzie
Boombox (Independent)
Ibibio Sound Machine
“Wanna Come Down” (Merge)
James House And The Blues Cowboys
“Which Side Of The River” (Independent)
Joe Con
Lightwork (Independent)
Keith Richards
“Big Town Playboy” (BMG)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
“Cyboogie” (ATO)
Lizzo
“Juice” (Atlantic)
Lucy Rose
No Words Left (Arts & Crafts)
Meg Myers
“Running Up That Hill” (300 Entertainment)
Mt. Joy
“Sheep” (Dualtone)
Nick Murphy
“Sanity” (Downtown)
Sublunar Minds
Into A Future Bright And Beautiful (Independent)
Tacocat
“Grains Of Salt” (Sub Pop)
Trapper Schoepp “Drive Thru Divorce” (Xtra Mile)
Wild Belle
Everybody One Of A Kind (Independent)

Sky Daniels Retiring
885FM/Los Angeles (formerly KCSN) GM and PD Sky Daniels has announced that he is retiring after eight years of leading the development of the station. 

In making the announcement, Daniels stated, “I was planning to retire prior to joining KCSN-FM in 2011. The opportunity to build a radio station that would put artist development first in a market as influential as Los Angeles was something I knew was vital. It has been an honor to serve musician’s needs for the last eight years in developing a platform that recognized and supported their livelihood.

“I want to thank Karen Kearns, KCSN’s original General Manager, as well as Doctors Harry Hillenbrand, Cynthia Rawitch, and Dianne Harrison for allowing me to lead this endeavor.  It has been an incredible challenge, given the fact that KCSN is the lowest powered FM in the Los Angeles market, to have it grow into an internationally respected tastemaker radio station.

“The small, but dedicated, staff of 88.5FM deserves great appreciation for their tireless efforts. Turning 800 watts into such a recognized entity was a remarkable feat. They have my eternal respect. In retirement, I plan to be active as a musician’s advocate, as well as pursuing ownership opportunities in broadcasting.”

Daniel Glass Announced As Boulder Keynote
The 2019 edition of the Triple A Conference will return to Boulder, CO, August 7-10, 2019, again based at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa and Boulder’s famed Fox Theatre, and Glassnote Entertainment Group Founder/President Daniel Glass has been announced as the subject of The Keynote Interview, to be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7. WFUV/New York PD Rita Houston will conduct the interview. 

Glass, an award-winning label executive, began his career as a club DJ in New York City, before going on to work at labels including SAM, Chrysalis, SBK, Universal and Artemis before founding Glassnote. He has worked with a list of notable artists that, of course, includes Glassnote artists Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and CHVRCHES.

Early Bird Registration is now available for only $269 at fmqb.registration.com and you can reserve your room at the St. Julien at special Conference rates starting at $249 by going to www.stjulien.com and using group code GRPQ86 or calling (720) 406-9696

SiriusXM Creates Inaugural Pandora Content Team
SiriusXM has announced its first step in a major commitment to delivering world-class content to the Pandora audience. SiriusXM is creating a dedicated Content Team focused on applying SiriusXM’s critically-acclaimed and proven model of curation and exclusive programming to the Pandora platform. The team will be focused on creating original content in music, sports, and talk content ranging across comedy, politics, and entertainment, for Pandora listeners, including a selection of SiriusXM content, and creating original Pandora content for the SiriusXM audience.

The experienced Pandora team will report to SiriusXM’s Chief Content Officer, Scott Greenstein, and includes the following industry leaders:

  • Alex White, Pandora’s VP of Content and Programming
  • Jeff Zuchowski, Pandora’s VP of Label Relations
  • Bill Crandall, Pandora’s VP of Editorial Content
  • Lindsay Bowen, Pandora’s Head of Podcasts and Entertainment Content Partnerships

“Creating a dedicated team of talented and forward-thinking people is the first step in delivering great content that drives usage and engagement on Pandora”, said Greenstein. “For more than a decade and a half at SiriusXM, we’ve created ground-breaking and compelling content, constantly refreshing and evolving an exclusive programming lineup that has drawn tens of millions of subscribers nationwide. I am very excited to engage in the collaborative work ahead to create great new content for both the Pandora and SiriusXM audiences.”

Hozier Tops Sales Chart
Singer/Songwriter Hozier landed at #1 on the newest Billboard 200 chart with his second album Wasteland, Baby! His self-titled debut, released in 2014, reached #2 on the chart.

In a statement, Hozier says, “I am so thrilled with Wasteland, Baby! debuting as a Billboard No. 1. Thank you to my fans and listeners for their incredible support. This is handmade, homemade music, and I have to thank everyone who worked so hard to give it this opportunity and let it be heard. I’m so grateful and so thrilled.”

Wasteland, Baby! was bundled with tickets to Hozier’s North American tour, which kicked off over the weekend. It earned 89,000 equivalent album units, 75,000 were in album sales according to Nielsen Music. His last release, the Nina Cried Power EP, reached #60 on the chart.

 

Updated: 3.6.19

1)

Mumford & Sons
Delta
Glassnote
14

2)

Strand Of Oaks
Eraserland
Dead Oceans
13

3)

Maggie Rogers
Heard It In A Past Life
Capitol
12

4)

Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin
Independent/Thirty Tigers
11

5)

John Mayer
Single Only-John Mayer
Columbia
10

Updated: 3.6.19

1)

Vampire Weekend
Father Of The Bride
Columbia

2)

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Signs
Fantasy/CMG

3)

Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow
Jagjaguwar

4)

Raconteurs
Single Only-Raconteurs
Third Man

5)

Nick Waterhouse
Nick Waterhouse
Innovative Leisure

6)

Josh Ritter
Fever Breaks
Pytheas/Thirty Tigers

7)

Better Oblivion Comm…
Better Oblivion Comm…
Dead Oceans

8)

Jeff Tweedy
Warm
Independent/ADA

9)

Guster
Look Alive
Nettwerk

10)

Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet
Loma Vista/CMG