Aaron Lee Tasjan “End Of The Day” (New West)
Citizen Cope “Justice” (Rainwater/Thirty Tigers)
Francis Cone “Late Riser” (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Joe Jackson “Friend Better” (Ear)
Jonas Scott Cowan “Gasoline” (Independent)
Julie Mintz “Tired To The Bone” (Independent)
Sean McConnell “Here We Go” (Big Picnic)
Trapper Schoepp “What You Do To Her” (Xtra Mile)
FMQB 2018-19 Reporting Schedule
The last FMQB Triple A reporting week has passed. The reporting site will open again for the 2019 chart season on Friday, January 4, 2019, with the first charts being published on January 8.
Boulder 2019 Announced
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. Pre-registration (non-refundable) is available through December 31 for only $225 at fmqb.registration.com and you can reserve your room at the St. Julien at special FMQB rates starting at $249 by going to www.stjulien.com and using group code GRPQ86 or calling (720) 406-9696.
WBR Names Chester EVP/Promotion
Michael Chester has been appointed Executive Vice President, Promotion for Warner Bros. Records. In his new post, he will oversee all aspects of the label’s promotion initiatives and strategies. Chester comes to WBR from Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, where he served as SVP, Marketing and Promotion, working closely with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and many other chart-topping artists. Based in Los Angeles, Chester will report to Warner Bros. Records Co-Chairman & COO Tom Corson.
In making the announcement, Tom Corson said, “Over the past two decades, Mike has played a central role in breaking countless hit records and building the careers of a string of iconic artists. As the media landscape continues to shift and evolve, his experience, passion and ingenuity will be invaluable in helping shape our artist development strategies. Mike is one of the most accomplished and respected people in our business, and I’m very happy to welcome him to our senior management team.”
Michael Chester noted, “I’m thrilled to be joining this iconic label and the incredible promotion department at such an exciting time in the company’s evolution. WBR has a fantastic roster of incredible new talent and legendary artists, and I’m looking forward to doing my part to give their music world-class exposure, devotion and support. I’d like to thank Tom and Aaron for this wonderful new opportunity.”
Chester joined SB Projects in 2015 from Def Jam Recordings, where he spent over a decade in the promotion department – first at Island Def Jam (IDJ), and then at Def Jam when the two labels separated. While at IDJ, Chester held multiple positions, including Director of West Coast Promotion, Senior Director of Top 40 Promotion, and Vice President of Pop Promotion. Chester started his career at Arista Records in New York, followed by a stint in Chicago as Director of Midwest Promotion. He then moved to Los Angeles to oversee local promotion for Atlantic Records before joining IDJ in 2004.
Rolling Stones Announce 2019 U.S. Dates
The Rolling Stones hasannounced a 13-city tour of North American stadiums in the spring of 2019. The No Filter tour begins in Miami on April 20 and runs up to June 21 in Chicago.
“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States,” Mick Jagger said in a statement, “the energy is always amazing!” Adds Keith Richards, “I’ve always loved playing the states. It’s a great crowd.”
The tour was announced on iHeartRadio stations nationwide when WAXQ (Q104.3)/New York’s Jim Kerr interviewed Jagger and Richards.
“The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World is coming back to America and we’re thrilled to be able to use iHeartMedia’s unparalleled national reach to give millions of Rolling Stones fans the first look at the U.S. leg of the Stones – No Filter tour,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia. “This band is legendary for their stadium tours and we are proud to be with them on every date next year.”. iHeartRadio will also launch a limited time “Rolling Stones – No Filter Radio” custom station available free to listeners exclusively on the iHeartRadio app on November 30.
April 20 – Miami Gardens (Hard Rock Stadium)
April 24 – Jacksonville (TIAA Bank Field)
April 28 – Houston (NRG Stadium)
May 7 – Glendale, AZ (State Farm Stadium)
May 11 – Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)
May 18 – Santa Clara, CA (Levi’s Stadium)
May 22 – Seattle (CenturyLink Field)
May 26 – Denver (Broncos Stadium at Mile High)
May 3 – Washington, D.C. (FedExField)
June 4 – Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
June 8 – Foxborough, MA (Gillette Stadium)
June 13 – East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)
June 21 – Chicago (Soldier Field)
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Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
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Bottle It In
Mumford & Sons
Death Cab For Cutie
Thank You For Today
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Down The Road Wherever
Nina Cried Power
C'est La Vie
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Tearing At The Seams
Heard It In A Past Life