SONGS Signs Kai to a Global Co-Pub Deal
SONGS Signs Kai to a Global Co-Pub Deal
SONGS has signed emerging pop singer/songwriter Kai to a global co-publishing deal! 

Kai's notable co-writes include Diplo "Revolution," Jessie J "Sweet Talker," Jack Ü "Mind," and a feature on Childish Gambino "I.Crawl." Signed to Warner Music Canada, Kai is currently working on an upcoming debut EP to be released later this year.
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Jeep Renegade (Ad) // Renegades (X Ambassadors)
Jeep Renegade (Ad) // Renegades (X Ambassadors)
SONGS writers X Ambassadors star as the Jeep Renegade band in an advertisement featuring their new single "Renegades," which first aired during the iHeart Radio Awards.

The track is available now on iTunes.

Check out the Jeep commercial below!
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SONGS at the 2015 iHeart Radio Music Awards
SONGS at the 2015 iHeart Radio Music Awards
Snoop Dogg took the iHeart Radio Music Awards stage to perform his new single feat. Charlie Wilson, "Peaches N Cream" (SONGS writer Nelly). Get the track on iTunes, and watch video of the performance below.

SONGS writer/producer DJ Mustard co-wrote the winning Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year, Jeremih feat. YG "Don't Tell 'Em."


Permalink | Tags: Nelly // DJ Mustard // Snoop Dogg // Jeremih // Awards // Peaches N Cream // iHeart Radio // Don't Tell 'Em
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Release Music Video for "Lean On (feat. MØ)"
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Release Music Video for
Jamaican beats, Danish pop vocals, and an Indian filming locale unite in the striking new music video for "Lean On (feat. MØ)," the massive international hit single by Major Lazer (SONGS writer Diplo) and DJ Snake!

Get the track on iTunes, and watch the video below:
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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:
Permalink | Tags: Nelly // TV Placements // Fox // Snoop Dogg // Empire // Peaches N Cream
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
Get Hard (Film) // DJ Mustard, Major Lazer, Pigeon John
Get Hard (Film) // DJ Mustard, Major Lazer, Pigeon John
SONGS has three placements in the new Warner Brothers comedy film Get Hard, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart!

The tracks included in the film are:

"Paranoid" by Ty Dolla $ign (SONGS writer DJ Mustard)
Available on iTunes

"Bubble Butt" by Major Lazer (SONGS writer Diplo)
Available on iTunes

"The Bomb" by SONGS writer Pigeon John
Available on iTunes
Permalink | Tags: Pigeon John // DJ Mustard // Major Lazer // Film Placements // The Bomb // Ty Dolla $ign // Bubble Butt // Paranoid // Get Hard
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