5.27-28
Chapell
Penultimate (Independent)
Fluid Foundation
“Made In California” (Independent)
Izzy Spring
“Nobody Knows” (Independent)
Josie Bello
Can’t Go Home (Independent)
Keller Williams
Add (Independent)
Marika Hackman
“I’m Not Where You Are” (Sub Pop)
Ray Paul “Keep It Confidential” (Kool Kat)
Ride “Future Love” (Wichita)
Samia “Ode To Artifice” (Grand Jury)

Boulder: Vote Now
The ballot has been live for a couple weeks, and you have until June 15 to cast your vote for the Triple A Conference Awards. The awards will be presented on Saturday, August 10. If you haven’t received your ballot via email, you can vote at http://bit.ly/2019fmqbballots (one ballot per person, please). .  The Conference is coming up August 7-10 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa and Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, with appearances from and join a bill featuring Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Charley Crockett, Citizen Cope, Hiss Golden Messenger, Izzy Spring, Jade Bird, Jamie N Commons, JD Simo, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Joel Rafael, Keane, Neal Francis, Noah Kahan, Pete Yorn, Seratones, SOAK, The Nude Party, and Willa Amai featuring Linda Perry, with more being revealed in the coming weeks. Daniel Glass has also been announced as the subject of The Keynote Interview. Early Registration is available through June 15 for only $379 at fmqb.registration.com. Also, 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.

Radio Milwaukee Names Rytlewski Web Editor
Evan Rytlewski
, a veteran music journalist whose work has been featured extensively in Milwaukee and national publications, has been named web editor of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, the station has announced. Rytlewski has been music editor for the weekly and online Shepherd Express for 13 years, where he covered all corners of the Milwaukee music scene. He has been a regular contributor to Pitchfork, which has published a variety of his features and more than 100 album reviews. His work has also appeared in Paste, Under the Radar, American Songwriter and Rap-Up magazines. Before working for the Shepherd, Rytlewski was a longtime and prolific contributor to the national A.V. Club.

88Nine Director of Content Nate Imig said that in Rytlewski’s new role as web editor, he will write about the Milwaukee music scene and edit the work of other contributors to the station’s website, www.RadioMilwaukee.org. With his refined interviewing skills and in-depth music knowledge, Rytlewski will help elevate the content the station creates around local and national artists, Imig said. He will also be the primary feature writer for the website, spearheading the site’s monthly “showcase” stories that dig more deeply into one topic or issue.

“Adding such an experienced writer steeped in the Milwaukee music scene really ups our digital game,” Imig said. “Evan has built a stellar reputation as a thoughtful and talented music writer and journalist. His stellar writing and editing will allow us to build on RadioMilwaukee.org‘s solid foundation as a source for in-depth coverage of the Milwaukee music scene. Evan’s work will help us offer even more breadth to the thousands who visit our website every week.”

Rytlewski, a Milwaukee native, said he welcomed the opportunity to bring his musical knowledge and writing experience to Radio Milwaukee and to working with a staff so dedicated to furthering Milwaukee’s music scene. “Radio Milwaukee has been an invaluable advocate for the city and its music scene,” Rytlewski said. “It’s an honor to join a staff so passionate and creative, and I look forward to helping the station expand its online presence while continuing to cover the music that I love.”

The station’s website and its web content have won numerous honors, including the top 2018 Milwaukee Press Club award for Best Website Design.

iHeart Names Chin SVP
iHeartMedia, Inc. has announced that media industry veteran Kareem Chin has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations, effective immediately. Chin will be based in New York and will report to Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc. In his new role, Chin will be managing iHeartMedia’s relationship with the investor community and ensuring that the company strategy is aligned with the needs of its equity holders following iHeartMedia’s listing on the NASDAQ exchange. In this role he will work closely with Bressler; Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc.; Paul McNicol, EVP and General Counsel; and leaders of iHeartMedia’s Finance and Communications teams, and will oversee the company’s investor conferences, investor meetings and quarterly earnings releases and financial filings.

“We’re extremely pleased to have someone with Kareem’s extensive financial background and industry knowledge to help reintroduce the equity world to iHeartMedia and tell the story of iHeart’s leadership in audio as we prepare to list on the NASDAQ exchange,” said Bressler. “Kareem is both well-known and well respected in the investment and media communities, which makes him the perfect person to work with both our new shareholders and the equity analysts who will now cover us.”

“This is an extremely exciting time for iHeartMedia and for the financial community overall,” said Chin. “The company continues to cement its position as the leading multiplatform audio company and I’m excited to be able to share the details of the company’s financial evolution and growth with investors, analysts and shareholders.”

Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Chin spent three years as Vice President of Investor Relations for Viacom, where he played an integral role in all of the company’s investor relations efforts, including the communication of the company’s strategies and quarterly results as well as the coordination of corporate access, investor conferences and non-deal roadshows.

Stones Announce Rescheduled Dates
Just six weeks after postponing their 2019 stadium tour due to Mick Jagger’s heart surgery, The Rolling Stones have already announced the No Filter Tour’s rescheduled dates. The legendary rockers will be on the road once more this summer, starting with two shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 21 and 25 and winding up in Miami on August 31. The No Filter Tour was originally slated to begin on April 20 in Miami before they were postponed for Jagger’s surgery. Just yesterday, the iconic front man posted a video of himself dancing in a studio to the song “Techno Fan” by UK band The Wombats. Rolling Stones 2019 No Filter U.S. Tour: June 21 and 25 – Chicago; June 29 – Ontario, Canada; July 3 – Washington, DC; July 7 – Foxboro, MA; July 14 – New Orleans (new date – on sale May 31); July 19 – Jacksonville; July 23 – Philadelphia; July 27 – Houston; August 1 and 5 – East Rutherford, NJ; August 10 – Denver; August 14 – Seattle; August 18 – Santa Clara, CA; August 22 – Pasadena; August 26 – Glendale; August 31 – Miami

Updated: 4.24.19

1)

Beck
Hyperspace
Capitol
32

2)

Vampire Weekend
Father Of The Bride
Columbia
13

3)

Fitz And The Tantrums
Single Only-Fitz and The Tantrums
Elektra
12

4)

Josh Ritter
Fever Breaks
Pytheas/Thirty Tigers
11

5)

Norah Jones
Begin Again (Norah Jones)
Blue Note/Capitol
10

  

Updated: 4.24.19

1)

Black Keys
Single Only-Black Keys
Nonesuch

2)

Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet
Loma Vista/Concord

3)

Vampire Weekend
Father Of The Bride
Columbia

4)

Cage The Elephant
Social Cues
RCA

5)

Josh Ritter
Fever Breaks
Pytheas/Thirty Tigers

6)

Better Oblivion Community…
Better Oblivion Community Center
Dead Oceans

7)

Jenny Lewis
On the Line
Warner Bros.

8)

National
I Am Easy To Find
4AD

9)

Head And The Heart
Living Mirage
Warner Bros.

10)

Jade Bird
Jade Bird
Glassnote