HITS Partners with BuzzAngle Music to Power All Charts

HITS, the leading music-industry trade publication, has partnered with BUZZANGLE MUSIC, the newest and most cutting-edge way to track music consumption, to power its charts.

“BuzzAngle has become the go-to source for reliable, thorough, up-to-the-moment data on music transactions,” says HITS and Editor in Chief Lenny Beer. “The industry people I know who are most focused on data are obsessed with it. It was a no-brainer to work with the BuzzAngle team on charts reflecting the radical changes underway in the business.”

HITS will use the BUZZANGLE data for the Album Charts as well for the HITS’ Streaming Songs and Revenue charts and will be a vital component of other charts in the future. By integrating BUZZANGLE data into its projected charts, HITS will further solidify its position as the leading forecaster in the industry.

LAYNE Announced As Support For K.Flay On Fall ‘Crush Me’ Tour

Los Angeles indie-rockers LAYNE have been announced as official support for the upcoming US K.Flay tour. The ‘Crush Me’ tour is set to make stops in cities like Los Angeles (Troubadour), Brooklyn (Baby’s All Right), and many more. (Complete tour dates below)

Paste Magazine named LAYNE, “The Best of What’s Next” and described Vocalist/Guitarist Layne Putnam’s indomitable creativity saying, “It’s obvious that music permeates all facets of her life. Creating offers her a chance to forge relationships, performing a chance to ally herself with an audience, and songwriting the opportunity to compartmentalize her feelings in order to better know herself.”


South Jersey rapper Ricky Rude has released his new hard hitting single, “Be About It” featuring Philly’s AR-AB. The two rappers exchange aggressive verses outlining their day to day lives on the Brainwave produced track. “It’s about being who you say you are and standing on your own and being fearless,” explains Rude.

VON SELL Unleashes New Single, “Miss Me”

Recently causing a stir with his prior single, “Names,” which has hit #1 on the Hype Machine charts, VON SELL is back at it again with a new single in tow, “Miss Me.” Quickly proving himself as an indie music staple, his incredible, sonically alluring new single is from his highly anticipated self-titled EP, Von Sell, which was released mid-October.


JORDAN GRAY is an inspirational artist whose soulful, emotionally charged vocals have already won over the hearts of the nation. After stunning performances on BBC’s The Voice UK 2016 and extensive live touring, Jordan’s dedicated and loyal fan base is expanding into the mainstream.

Her new single ‘Platinum’ combines a poignant lyric with floor-filling pop hooks to create an irresistible debut offering.

Cisco Adler Releases Official Video For “Don’t Kill My Buzz”

Malibu, CA based musician and Grammy-nominated record producer released the official music video for his new single “Don’t Kill My Buzz,” out now via Bananabeat Records. The music video premiered yesterday on Billboard, who penned the track “easygoing” and a “salute [to] the mellow life”.

Heretic’s Dream Release “My Epiphany” Video

Italian progressive rock/metal band HERETIC’s DREAM premieres a new video for the song ‘My Epiphany’, taken from their album ‘Floating State Of Mind’, which was released earlier this year. The video was directed by ‘Adriano Giotti’ and can be viewed here.

Trudy and the Romance reveal new cut ‘My Baby’s Gone Away’

With a Big Moon support slot this autumn and SXSW in the bag, Trudy and the Romance’s scurvy ascent has been as pestilent as the plague, infecting hearts and minds everywhere. Labelled ’50s mutant pop’ by assorted members of the press, their previous single ‘He Sings’ sallied lecherously up to number 7 on the UK Spotify viral charts. Their freakbeat flavoured skiffle clearly strikes a chord with legions of mutant fans everywhere and is a broken bottle to the face of blind conformity.


Miya Folick, the LA-based artist behind last year’s acclaimed Strange Darling EP, has just shared the new song “God Is a Woman” on digital platforms. The song already has early worldwide support from Apple Music, where the song was named “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s taste-making Beats 1 show, as well as on Spotify, who have just included the song in several playlists across the platform including a featured slot on the New Indie Mix.The new song trades the bombast of her live shows for a deeply layered, contemplative arrangement, marking the most pop-prone entry in her oeuvre to date.

Abi Hudson – Debut Single ‘Fragile Around You’

At only seventeen-years-old, singer/songwriter Abi Hudson today arrives on the scene in a whirlwind of pop brilliance with the release of debut single ?Fragile Around You?.

Blending acoustic roots with catchy pop, ?Fragile Around You? is a powerful introduction to Hudson?s stunning vocal, reminiscent of Stevie Nicks and Kate Bush. Her vocal confidence and maturity becomes instantly evident, with the track?s cuttingly vulnerable lyrics delivered with the sophistication and wisdom of a woman beyond her years.

Mesa Music Festival Nov 10-12

Mesa, AZ – For the second year in a row, the Mesa Music Festival will offer a free three day celebration with over 250 emerging and nationally known artists and bands as well as appearances by an array of music industry professionals. This year’s festival will take place November 10 – 12, with entertainment and activities beginning at 5 pm each day.

The keynote speaker is Chester Bennington, the celebrated singer for the bands Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. This year’s festival headliner is the multi-platinum rock band Fuel, who will perform a special free concert in downtown Mesa on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. Reknowned musician John Easdale and alternative outfit Mr. Mirainga will also be performing.

Mr. Mirainga

Ariana and the Rose – ‘Supercool’ RMX

Filled with deep synths and an infectious hook, ?Supercool?, produced by Tom Fuller (Patrick Wolf, The Hics) tells the story of a seemingly confident and self-assured night cat, whose party girl life-style may not be all that glitters. ?I’m so excited to be sharing “Supercool” with everyone. I love painting pictures of people and this girl’s story is filled with the perfect combination of glamour and darkness all happening on a dance floor. Hope everyone enjoys stepping into her world as much as I have!” says Ariana And The Rose.

The single release is accompanied with a remix from London based House duo Toyboy & Robin, signed to Big Beat Records (Chromeo, Clean Bandit, Rudimental and Galantis). Fusing elements of house, garage and deep bass lines, the duo (who have also provided official remixes for the likes of Years & Years and Lana Del Rey) create a captivating progressive house reworking of ?Supercool?. On working with Ariana, the boys say “Doing this remix was a lot of fun. We really liked the original when it was sent over so doing the remix was a no brainer for us! We just hope we’ve done it justice!”

Queen of New Orleans Bounce Big Freedia Teams up with Pelicans Star Anthony Davis for ‘The Tony’

Big Freedia has teamed up with New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis to release a hypnotic track, “The Tony,” and music video that celebrates the kick-off of the NBA season next week.

Weaved into the collaboration is a tongue-in-cheek storyline about a robot that was built to help Anthony Davis with his off-the-court chores. The robot – codenamed Tony Bot – unfortunately has a wiring glitch and can’t stop from dancing! When Big Freedia sees the dance, she has to make a song about it:).

Olga Bell’s “Zone” Video Premieres at Clash

“Zone,” the latest video from composer, producer and performer Olga Bell has premiered at Clash, who calls the video “enormously effective” and continues, “Olga Bell is the complete article. A singer, composer, and producer, she maintains complete agency over her art, obeying her own appetites and passions.”


Stream + Purchase f.f via Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay

Sweden’s Little Children, aka Linus Lutti, released his sophomore album f.f this past Friday on Cosmos Music, garnering airplay on KEXP, praise from SPIN who stated, “In the absence of a new War on Drugs album or Bruce Springsteen circa Born to Run, we have Little Children,” Noisey, “a reverbed haze of happy,” and BrooklynVegan, “driving heartland rock, in a Scandinavian kind of way.” Sweden’s largest newspaper, Gaffa called it, roughly translated, “goose-bump inducing.” Stream the current single, “(we used to feel) Higher” and watch the video for first single, “Every Little Light”.

LOCASH To Perform National Anthem Prior To Game Two Of 2016 World Series

Major League Baseball announced Reviver Records hot country duo LOCASH, comprised of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, will perform the National Anthem prior to Game Two of the 2016 World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 26 on FOX.

The country duo recently topped Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck with their smash No. 1 hits “I Know Somebody” and “I Love This Life”. Both singles are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS, their first full-length project with Reviver Records.

The new video from A Thousand Horses ‘Travelin’ Man’

The video features the band in various live performances and backstage footage from their huge US tour supporting Jason Aldean earlier this year. The track is energetic, full of hooky guitar licks, harmonicas and is a thumping country-rock anthem taken from their rave reviewed debut album Southernality.

The band have been making a real name for themselves in the UK, being one of the most talk about bands after their phenomenal performance at C2C this year as well as Planet Rock playlisting four of their previous tracks including the title-track ‘Southernality’. They are also nominated for ‘Best New Band’ at this year’s Classic Rock Awards and were nominated for ‘Group Of The Year’ at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year.

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” By Christopher Schreiner

Guitarist Christopher Schreiner performs a haunting and poetic arrangement of the classic, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

The award winning guitarist/producer is widely regarded for both his stylistic range and his unmistakable voice on the guitar. Schreiner showcases his expressive and lyrical touch on the instrument in this video.

The Song – although written more than 75 years ago, remains as relevant as ever, a message of hope for the future in a world full of conflict and despair.

Having re-launched his solo career with the aptly titled Plastic Hallway, Schreiner has emphatically laid claim to his reputation as a world-class guitarist and composer, having debuted with the much lauded 2008 release, Only Human.

Lucas Oil Stadium Hosts Bands of America Grand National Championships November 9-12

Outstanding high school marching bands from 21 states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin will compete in the nation’s most prominent marching band championship, Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, November 9-12.

The championship event will feature 100 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition. Eight schools will kick off the event November 9 with the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament. A panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching arts experts will evaluate each competing band in the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament Wednesday and the Grand National Championships Thursday through Saturday. Thirty bands from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary competition will advance to Saturday’s Semi-Finals. The top 12 scoring bands on Saturday will move on to the evening Finals competition, where the Grand National Champion will be named. Paige’s Music is the Official Music Store of the event.

ULCERATE: Entire Shrines Of Paralysis LP Streaming

ULCERATE’s Shrines Of Paralysis isa flawless continuation of the band’s signature sonic philosophy, spanning eight tracks of forward-thinking death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round-out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape ULCERATE’s music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band’s most cohesive and powerful release to date.

Monster Rally shares “Moonlight Chase” via Self-Titled

When the beach party film revival arrives, Ted Feighan (aka Monster Rally) will be the Ennio Morricone of its resurgence. ‘Mystery Cove,’ the forthcoming Monster Rally album, is a soundtrack to an imaginary movie both fit for the vaults of TMC and primed for a grindhouse exploitation flick screening. Mystery Cove contains a narrative arc of young lovers on an island getaway. As the grooves spin, Monster Rally reveals a cabalistic presence in the jungle that leads them on an adventure of surf competitions (“The Big Surf”), voodoo terror (“Tourismo”), and plenty of slushy cocktails (“After Hours”). The occult meets the salt-rimmed rum mix on Mystery Cove.

Monster Rally Lets an Evil Witch Doctor Loose in “Moonlight Chase”


On the evening of October 27th, multi-platinum rock band, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, will give a global, 3D /360-degree, live-streamed virtual reality performance in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, Capitol Records and VRLIVE. Fans around the world will be able to view the live stream on UMG’s newly released VRTGO VR platform, powered by VRLIVE’s advanced technology, and experience Avenged Sevenfold’s electrifying set as if they were there for this first-of-its-kind immersive event. VRTGO is freely available on iOS and Android.

“We are constantly working to create opportunities for our artists to connect with their fans in new and exciting ways,” says Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol Records. “We’re thrilled to work with Avenged Sevenfold and VRLIVE to bring this unique experience to Avenged Sevenfold fans around the world.”

DONNIE WAHLBERG – Guinness World Record for Most Selfies

DONNIE WAHLBERG took to the seas last week alongside his New Kids on the Block bandmates for their 8th annual sold-out NKOTB cruise. Surrounded by nearly 3,000 fans onboard the ship, Donnie was able to take a total of 122 selfies in just three minutes, officially becoming the Guinness World Record holder for the feat. A representative from Guinness was onboard during the singer’s attempt, and was able to officially declare Donnie as the current record holder.

Sam Kogon premieres full stream of dizzying ‘Psychic Tears’

From its surreal title and occult cover art to its grand buffet of vintage sounds and period production moves, Sam Kogon’s Psychic Tears is a lavish, painstakingly detailed work of modern-retro guitar pop. But what distinguishes the Brooklyn artist from the psychedelic pop herd is not his access to Mellotrons, Vox Continentals, and Russian fuzz boxes. It is Kogon’s vast and fluid command of chamber pop harmony and arrangement. It’s his long-arc melodic genius and his sweet, understated crooning—the real reasons why we revere Sir Paul, Brian Wilson, The Shins, or New York’s own baroque pop institution, The Left Banke, for whom Kogon served as lead singer during a short-lived reunion in 2015.

Album Stream: Sam Kogon – “Psychic Tears”

French Industrial rock dealers Strugg stream new album “Flood”

As announced previously and after some various audio excerpts shared last weeks, French industrial rock outfit Strugg finally released its brand new full-length album called ‘Flood’ for CD and Digital formats.

Froth Sign To Wichita Recordings

“I feel like the video does a good job representing the inspiration of the song through a desperate space obsessed man,” says singer/guitarist JooJoo Ashworth of the video. “Riley and I work pretty easy together since we’ve collaborated several times before and have a lot of overlapping taste so making the video was really fun for me.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Release Two Companion Vinyl Box Sets

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album by releasing two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire via UMe and Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. Several of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and all albums have been remastered for this release except where noted. All LPs in each of the limited-edition box sets will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork.

The Mesa Music Festival Celebrates Three Days of Special Activities

For the second year in a row, the Mesa Music Festival will offer a free three day celebration with over 250 emerging and nationally known artists and bands as well as appearances by an array of music industry professionals. This year’s festival will take place November 10 – 12, with entertainment and activities beginning at 5 pm each day.

The keynote speaker is Chester Bennington, the celebrated singer for the bands Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. This year’s festival headliner is the multi-platinum rock band Fuel, who will perform a special free concert in downtown Mesa on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. Reknowned musician John Easdale and alternative outfit Mr. Mirainga will also be performing.

D.R.A.M. takes VICE to the Cha Cha Chicken that inspired “Cha Cha”

In a new episode of VICE’s Autobiographies, we meet Virginia-based rapper D.R.A.M., who takes us on a journey through the progression of his music career, going everywhere from the Santa Monica Cha Cha Chicken restaurant that inspired his breakout song to legendary Rick Rubin’s house and studio. D.R.A.M. tells VICE, “I do real ass music.”

Colour Of Noise Unveil Video for New Single ‘Medicine Man’

UK classic rockers Colour Of Noise released a new video for the single ‘Medicine Man’, the song is taken from their self-titled debut album. Colour of Noise will release their thought-provoking new single ‘Medicine Man’ on November 4th, 2016. The band are selling 50 limited edition singles, numbered and signed. You can pre-order yours Here.

Holy Wave shares music video for “Magic Landing”

Recently, the band made the move to Austin and released Knife Hits, The Evil Has Landed, and Evil Hits, a compilation featuring select tracks from the band’s prior output, and the band’s first release onThe Reverberation Appreciation Society. The band’s second LP, Relax, was released in 2014 and saw the band expanding both their sound and their membership, recording for the first time as a five-piece. The band followed up Relax with Evil Hits Part II, a collection of B-sides and demos, released as a limited edition 10″ EP.

Chocolate Puma & Tommie Sunshine “Take The Ride”

It’s all good in the hood when Chocolate Puma and Tommie Sunshine team up for new music. Here’s their third collab “Take The Ride,” and going by their earlier releases, it’s all you’d hope it would be. After overwhelming DJ support, it’s out now on Heldeep Records.

Dutch powerhouse duo Chocolate Puma knows how to drop classics, they’ve almost invented the term as the guys started out producing music in the early 90s, delivering club hits under several artist names. Most famous are probably The Goodmen and Jark Prongo – just check these names on the web and discover a collection of awesome old school house music!


Today, chart-topping U.K. producer, KDA, releases the music video for “Just Say” (feat. Tinashe). The video, directed by Sarah McColgan, stars Tinashe in a captivating solo dance routine, set to the backdrop of a surrealist Lynchian Los Angeles motel.


Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced plans to release her own official fragrance. Co-created by Martinez and Takasago’s New York Fine Fragrance Perfumer Catherine Selig, “Cry Baby Perfume Milk” will be available only in the continental US and exclusively sold online at from December 19th; Pre-orders are available now. Is Set To Premiere Barbee’s New Video “Whoa”

After scorching island and international followers for years now with her sultry, stimulating stylings, Caribbean pop princess Barbee amazes American audiences with the video premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 26. at noon EST for her heart-stopping new single “Whoa.” You are cordially invited to attend Barbee’s performance and cerebration party on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Le Souk Lounge at 510 Laguardia Place NY, NY (between Bleeker and Houston) from 10 PM until 4 AM.

FUNERALIZER (ex-The Sword) Debuts New Song “Rotting on the Vine”

Austin rock band FUNERALIZER will release its self-titled debut album on October 28 via Crayo KC. The group, a trio featuring drummer Trivett Wingo (ex-The Sword), guitarist David DiDonato (Ultimate Dragons) and bassist Clarke Wilson (Bangaar, Those Peabodys), play music that is at once, eclectic, electric and LOUD. Today, Treble premieres the new song, “Rotting on the Vine”, calling it “one minute and one second of fuzzy, burly stoner-math metal.”

LIVV Free with LIVV Headphones

LIVV Headphones™, by former NFL player Mark Clayton, are unlike any other headphones you’ve tried. Whether it’s conditioning drills, a jog or a high speed bike ride, you don’t have to worry about the headphones falling off your head with LIVV’s unique, lightweight band.

Featuring built-in 8 GB of on-board storage that can hold up to 4,000 songs and Bluetooth 4.1 audio, LIVV Headphones™ give you the option to be truly hands free. They don’t sacrifice sound quality either with built-in 40 mm dynamic drivers that deliver studio quality sound.

PROJECT REPAT: Unique Idea – Memorabilia

Here is a fun way to hold onto memories. Concert t-shirts are cherished memorabilia from fun times, but can end up collecting dust in the closet. PROJECT REPAT can turn those fun t-shirts into a comfy quilt! Byrepurposing concert t-shirts into unique quilts, Project Repat is not only preserving the memories, but can save old and worn shirts from the trash bin. Plus, the quilt is great to use for outside concerts!

NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Invocation”

Earlier this year, Musk Ox/The Night Watch guitarist NATHANAEL LAROCHETTE self-released a stunning double solo album entitled Earth And Sky. Comprised of two distinct yet complimentary albums, Earth is a collection of solo classical guitar works which act as the stark acoustic counterpart to Sky, a layered, forty-minute ambient electric composition. The neofolk and post rock influences which inspired the creation of Musk Ox are each given their own space to breathe and evolve on Earth And Sky, creating an ever unfolding work of intimate vastness.

Party Favor Releases Visual for “In My Head (feat Georgia Ku)”

Fresh off the gigantic release of his EP Party and Destroy, Party Favor presents the lyric video for his track “In My Head (feat. Georgia Ku)”. The video is a tribute to the emotional track featuring neon colorscapes which accompany the colorful vocals. “In My Head”, which reached #42 on US iTunes Dance and is currently #24 on Billboard Dance/Mixshow Airplay, was arguably the most melodic track featured on the EP, so it only seems right that it was the one to receive the lyric video treatment.

Michael Colton Serves Up Bluesy Alt Country Twang in New Video “Busted”

Singer/songwriter Michael Coltonknows that there is no better time for pursuing one’s dreams than now. Colton’s sad and sweeping “Busted”was written at a time when he thought he had missed his chance at a career in music. Luckily for fans, Colton did embark on his musical journey, one that inspired to credit him with having “depth, warmth, and grit – and he can play the hell out of his guitar.” More information on Colton is available on his official website.

Described by Colton as a “letter to myself and my wife,” “Busted” is Colton coming to terms with starting a music career later in life than most: “I always knew that at my core, I’m a musician. I thought I had missed my window, so I was really angry at myself for letting that happen. The verse that goes “Well now baby, can’t you see, I’m not what I’m supposed to be” sums up how I was feeling.”

Blood And Glass Share “Whiskey” On All Things Go

Montreal, Tuesday October 25th, 2016 – Today Blood and Glass will be unveiling its new video for Whiskey, the first track off the album Punk Shadows which is set for release in winter 2017 on Simone Records.

Released just in time for Halloween, the song – produced by Morgan Moore – is sure to ignite the dancefloor of your costume party with its Britpop vibe. As the flamboyant Lisa Moore succinctly puts it “Put your mask on, order your whiskey shots and dance like the crazy drunken monster you are”.

Rich The Kid drops “Don’t Want Her”

Gearing up for his upcoming project Keep Flexin set for release on 10/31, Rich The Kid drops a new track titled “Don’t Want Her” produced by DJ Durel. Listen as trunk rattling bass and saucy synths surround Rich’s quick-fire bars to tide eager fans over until the project release.


One of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters of the past decade, D∆WN, aka DawnRichard, announces she will drop her highly anticipated new album Redemption on November 18 via Local Action / Our Dawn Entertainment. Largely produced by MachineDrum and D∆WN, it’s her most powerful work to date as she expands on her boundless, future-focused electronic sound to create a highly infectious body of work, showcased by her thunderous new track “Renegades.”It’s the last installment in the trilogy that includes her critically-acclaimed albums Goldenheart andBlackheart, the latter of which was ranked as one of 2015’s best albums by Pitchfork, FACT, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, The FADER, Spin and many more. It’s also a coming of age for Dawn where she delves into her relationship with the music industry and speaks to today’s current events with messages about race issues, gender inequality, self love, and female empowerment.


Having penned a series of multiplatinum chart-topping hits, renowned songwriter JULIA MICHAELS formally steps into the spotlight as an artist, signing a deal with Republic Records. She’s in the process of recording her debut EP for the label due out in early 2017.

About the signing, Republic Group President Charlie Walk said, “From the first day I met Julia it was clear that she was not just a writer, but a very unique artist. Her trademark vocals, writing prowess, and musical vision puts her in a category all her own. We’re thrilled to be a part of her upcoming journey and to share her art with the world.”