Empire (TV) // Peaches N Cream (Snoop Dogg)
Empire (TV) // Peaches N Cream (Snoop Dogg)
Snoop Dogg will perform his new single "Peaches N Cream (feat. Charlie Wilson)" (co-written by SONGS writer Nelly) on-camera in the season finale episode of FOX's Empire, airing Wednesday 3/18 at 8/7c!

Download "Peaches N Cream" on iTunes, and watch a preview clip below:
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SONGS Founder and CEO Matt Pincus to Testify in the US Senate March 10
SONGS Founder and CEO Matt Pincus to Testify in the US Senate March 10
Update: Read the full transcript of Matt Pincus' testimony here, and his Op-Ed featured on The Wrap here

On Tuesday, March 10th at 10AM EST, Matt Pincus will be a witness representing the music publishing industry at the Senate Judiciary Committee's Hearing on DOJ Consent Decrees, "How Much For a Song?: The Antitrust Decrees that Govern the Market for Music," as part of the Sub-Committee on Anti-Trust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights.
 
A live webcast of the hearing will be available on Tuesday by visiting the Senate Judiciary Committee home page. Upon concluding, the webcast will be available at the hearing webpage, with Pincus' testimony beginning at the 42-minute mark.

For more information on the consent decree hearing and its impact on the music industry, read the Billboard article "Music Industry Converges on D.C. as Consent Decree Review and Negotiations Ramp Up."

About Matt Pincus & SONGS Music Publishing:

Matt Pincus is the founder and CEO of SONGS Music Publishing, the leading US contemporary independent music publisher.  With its headquarters in New York and offices in Los Angeles, London and Nashville, SONGS’ 350 songwriters are global stars across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Lorde,  R&B superstar The Weeknd,  super-producer DJ Mustard (the leading urban producer in the world with 21 Top 20 Pop and R&B hits since 2012), EDM superstar Diplo (Usher, Madonna, Justin Bieber, MIA, Sia, Major Lazer), and many more.  SONGS has registered in the top 10 of Billboard’s Publisher Quarterly for the past 6 quarters, claiming as much as 5% of overall US radio airplay.

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NCAA March Madness (TV Promo) // American Oxygen (Rihanna)
NCAA March Madness (TV Promo) // American Oxygen (Rihanna)
SONGS writer Sam Harris of X Ambassadors co-wrote the new Rihanna song "American Oxygen," currently featured in promo ads for the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

Watch below, and hear a 30 second clip of the song (release date TBD):
Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // TV Promo Placements // American Oxygen // Rihanna // NCAA // March Madness
The Weeknd Performs "Earned It" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Weeknd Performs
The Weeknd was the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 12th, performing a stunning rendition of "Earned It"!

The song is from the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, available now on iTunes.

Watch the performance below:
Permalink | Tags: The Weeknd // NBC // Earned It // Fifty Shades of Grey // The Tonight Show // Jimmy Fallon
Converse (Ad) // Ross Ross Ross (SebastiAn)
Converse (Ad) // Ross Ross Ross (SebastiAn)
"Ross Ross Ross" by SebastiAn (Because Editions) soundtracks a new advertisement for Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, entitled "Made For You."

Download "Ross Ross Ross" on iTunes, and watch the ad below:
Permalink | Tags: Advertising Placements // SebastiAn // Because Editions // Ross Ross Ross // Converse
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!

Hot off the heels of the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, "Earned It" by The Weeknd is currently Top 15 at Rhythmic & Urban radio (#13 & #15 respectively). The song is also Top 35 at Top 40 radio (#32) and building!

Omarion, "Post To Be (feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko)" (SONGS writers DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is Top 30 at Urban & impacting Rhythmic radio. In addition, "Post To Be" was the most added at Urban radio last week.

Madonna's latest single "Living For Love" (SONGS writer Diplo) is impacting Top 40 radio, and was last week's most added song at the format.

Sia, "Elastic Heart" (SONGS writer Diplo) continues to impact Top 40 & Hot AC radio.

Kid Ink, "Hotel (feat. Chris Brown)" (SONGS writer DJ Mustard) is top 20 at Rhythmic and top 30 at Urban radio, while Kid Ink, "Be Real (feat. Dej Loaf)" (Mustard) is impacting at both formats.

SONGS has several songs taking off at Alternative radio; "Cecilia and the Satellite" by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is currently top 15, "I'm Good" by The Mowgli's is top 40 and building, and "Business of Emotion (feat. White Sea)" by Big Data made a top 50 entrance.


Listen to our Spotify playlist below to keep up with all of our latest songs impacting radio.
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // White Sea // Diplo // The Mowgli's // The Weeknd // Mike Free // Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness // Chris Brown // Sia // Elastic Heart // Kid Ink // Omarion // Earned It // Fifty Shades of Grey // Madonna // Jhene Aiko // Dej Loaf // Big Data
Empire (TV) // Walk Out On Me (Courtney Love)
Empire (TV) // Walk Out On Me (Courtney Love)
"Walk Out On Me" by SONGS writers Aron Wright & Sean Van Vleet (of the band Empires) is featured in Season 1 Episode 7 of FOX's new hit show Empire, performed onscreen by character Elle Dallas (Courtney Love).

Pre-order the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire on iTunes now and receive an instant download of "Walk Out On Me."

Check out the clip featuring Courtney Love's performance below!
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Apple iPad (Ad) // All Or Nothing (Elliphant)
Apple iPad (Ad) // All Or Nothing (Elliphant)
A remix of Elliphant's "All Or Nothing" (SONGS writer Diplo) is featured in the Apple ad "Make Music with iPad." The minute-long spot features musicians Elliphant, The Gaslamp Killer and Riton using iPads to create and play the song live, and was shot by director So Me using the device.

Download the original version of the track on iTunes, and watch the commercial below:
Permalink | Tags: Diplo // Advertising Placements // Apple // Elliphant // All Or Nothing // The Gaslamp Killer // Riton // So Me // iPad
Entourage (Trailer) // Trouble (Ethel and the Chordtones feat. Ryan Levine)
Entourage (Trailer) // Trouble (Ethel and the Chordtones feat. Ryan Levine)
"Trouble" by SONGS writers Ethel and the Chordtones featuring Ryan Levine of Wildling is used in the official film trailer for Entourage. The song begins at the :50 mark and continues throughout the trailer. The movie stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven and is slated to hit theaters on June 5th, 2015.

Download "Trouble" here, and watch the trailer below:
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Fifty Shades of Grey (Film) // Earned It (The Weeknd)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Film) // Earned It (The Weeknd)
SONGS writer The Weeknd has released his steamy end title track "Earned It," from the upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey. The accompanying music video features 'Fifty' actress Dakota Johnson and was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who also directed the film.

Download the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack on iTunes featuring two tracks from The Weeknd, "Earned It" and "Where You Belong," and watch the NSFW "Earned It" music video and behind-the-scenes below:

Permalink | Tags: The Weeknd // Film Placements // Soundtrack // Earned It // Fifty Shades of Grey
Audi Deutschland (Ad) // Earned It (The Weeknd)
Audi Deutschland (Ad) // Earned It (The Weeknd)
"Earned It" by SONGS writer The Weeknd is featured in the Fifty Shades of Grey-themed advertisement for Audi Deutschland, "Who Is Christian Grey?".

Download "Earned It" off the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack, available on iTunes, and watch the commercial below:
Permalink | Tags: The Weeknd // Advertising Placements // Audi // Earned It // Fifty Shades of Grey
Sia Performs "Elastic Heart" on Saturday Night Live
Sia Performs
Sia was the musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live this past weekend and performed her newest single "Elastic Heart," produced by SONGS writer Diplo.

Download "Elastic Heart" on iTunes, and watch the SNL performance below:
Permalink | Tags: Diplo // NBC // Saturday Night Live // Sia // Elastic Heart // SNL
Lorde Curates Soundtrack for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Lorde Curates Soundtrack for
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Pt. 1" Soundtrack is available now on iTunes!

Tracklist:
1. Stromae – "Meltdown" (feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim)
2. Chvrches – "Dead Air" 
3. Tove Lo – "Scream My Name" 
4. Charli XCX – "Kingdom" (feat. Simon Le Bon)
5. Major Lazer - "All My Love" (feat. Ariana Grande)
6. Raury – "Lost Souls" 
7. Lorde – "Yellow Flicker Beat" 
8. Tinashé – "The Leap" 
9. Bat for Lashes – "Plan the Escape" 
10. Grace Jones – "Original Beast" 
11. Lorde – "Flicker" (Kanye West Rework)
12. XOV – "Animal" 
13. The Chemical Brothers – "This Is Not a Game" (feat. Miguel)
14. Lorde – "Ladder Song"

Press Release:
Lionsgate has announced that multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.
 
The 17-year-old New Zealand native –who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall– exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit 'Royals,' and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album “PURE HEROINE” [LAVA/Republic Records].
 
Her quadruple platinum selling single 'Royals' helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Rock Song,' and two GRAMMY® Awards for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’ She currently holds the record for 'Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013' and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.
 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014. 
 
“I sat down with Lorde on the set of ‘Mockingjay’ this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film. Her immense talent and keen understanding of Mockingjay’s characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film’s essence, but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack.  I can't wait to share what she's done with the fans -- it is truly remarkable,” said Francis Lawrence. 
 
Lorde’s unique position as both a songwriter/performer and the curator of the Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack album came about via her unique relationship with her music publisher, SONGS Music Publishing who was a key architect of the deal.
 
"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde.  “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

Permalink | Tags: Lorde // Film Placements // Lionsgate // Republic Records // The Hunger Games // Mockingjay // Francis Lawrence // Jennifer Lawrence // Josh Hutcherson // Liam Hemsworth // Woody Harrelson // Soundtrack
DJ Mustard on Forbes' 30 Under 30 In Music List
DJ Mustard on Forbes' 30 Under 30 In Music List
Congratulations to SONGS writer DJ Mustard on being named in Forbes' 30 Under 30 In Music List! 

"DJ Mustard’s eponymous jingle, 'mustard on the beat,' has adorned many a dancefloor jam: The Los Angeles native charted more singles on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs than any other producer in 2014." -- Read the full Forbes article here.
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Perform on Letterman
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Perform on Letterman
SONGS writers St. Paul & The Broken Bones were musical guests on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, January 12 performing "Call Me" and "Grass Is Greener."

Both tracks are off their debut album Half The City, available on iTunes. Watch both videos below, and see why Dave gives this soulful group such rave reviews:

Permalink | Tags: St. Paul & The Broken Bones // Call Me // Grass Is Greener // Letterman // Late Show with David Letterman