SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder” remains top 10 and growing at Top 40 radio (currently #7), and is currently #3 and still building at Rhythmic radio.

Big Sean feat. E-40, “I Don’t F*ck With You” (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) remains #1 at Rhythmic radio and is top 10 at Urban and still growing.

Lorde, “Yellow Flicker Beat” is Top 15 at Alternative and building.

Fergie, “L.A.LOVE (la la)” (DJ Mustard) is top 20 at Rhythmic.

The Weeknd, “Often” is top 30 at Rhythmic.

Ingrid Michaelson, “Afterlife” (Brian Lee & Adam Pallin) is top 20 at Hot AC.

Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post to Be” (DJ Mustard) & Mila J feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “My Main” (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) are impacting Urban/Rhythmic.

Andrew McMahon, “Cecilia and the Satellite” is top 20 at Alternative and growing.

Listen to our Spotify playlist below to keep up with all of our latest songs impacting radio.
Permalink | Tags: Brian Lee // Adam Pallin // DJ Mustard // The Weeknd // Lorde // Mike Free // Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness // Fergie // Omarion // Radio // Yellow Flicker Beat // Ariana Grande // Big Sean // Ingrid Michaelson // Mila J
Apple (Ad) // Love Is Here To Stay (George Gershwin)
Apple (Ad) // Love Is Here To Stay (George Gershwin)
The George Gershwin standard "Love Is Here To Stay" is featured in Apple's short film titled "The Song." Watch the holiday advertisement below, and learn more about the SONGS Gershwin catalog here.
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Lorde & Dan Heath Nominated for Golden Globe Awards
Lorde & Dan Heath Nominated for Golden Globe Awards
SONGS has received two nominations for "Best Original Song, Motion Picture" at the upcoming 2015 Golden Globe Awards: 

Lorde, "Yellow Flicker Beat" (From "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1")

Lana Del Rey, "Big Eyes" (SONGS writer Dan Heath, from Tim Burton's "Big Eyes")

Permalink | Tags: Dan Heath // Lorde // Lana Del Rey // The Hunger Games // Mockingjay // Yellow Flicker Beat // Big Eyes // Golden Globes
Lorde, The Weeknd & DJ Mustard at the 2014 AMAs
Lorde, The Weeknd & DJ Mustard at the 2014 AMAs
SONGS artists Lorde, The Weeknd and DJ Mustard performed at the 2014 American Music Awards, which aired November 23rd on ABC.

Lorde gave a stellar, high-energy performance of "Yellow Flicker Beat," the lead single and end credits single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. The Weeknd and Ariana Grande sang their hit duet "Love Me Harder," and DJ Mustard joined Fergie on stage during her performance of "L.A.LOVE (la la)."

Watch all three performances below:

Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // The Weeknd // Lorde // ABC // Fergie // The Hunger Games // Mockingjay // Yellow Flicker Beat // Ariana Grande // Love Me Harder // L.A.LOVE (la la) // American Music Awards // The AMAs
Pitch Perfect 2 (Trailer) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)
Pitch Perfect 2 (Trailer) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)
"Jungle" by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons is featured in the trailer for Pitch Perfect 2.

Download "Jungle" off X Ambassadors' EP The Reason on iTunes, and watch the trailer featuring the track below:
Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // Trailer Placements // Jungle // Jamie N Commons // Pitch Perfect 2
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 Wins 4 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Including "Producer of the Year"
DJ Mustard Wins 4 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Including
Congratulations to SONGS writer DJ Mustard on winning four BET Hip-Hop Awards!

WINS: Producer of the Year, DJ of the Year, MVP of the Year and Track of the Year (YG's "My Hitta")

2014 Nominations: "Producer of the Year" (alongside Drumma Boy, Hit-Boy, Mike WiLL Made It, Pharrell and Timbaland), "MVP of the Year" (alongside Drake, Future, Jay Z and Nicki Minaj) and "DJ of the Year" (alongside DJ Drama, DJ Envy, DJ Khaled and DJ Scream)! YG's "My Hitta" feat. Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan (produced by DJ Mustard) is nominated for "Best Collaboration", "Track of the Year", "Best Club Banger" and "People's Champ".
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // BET Hip Hop Awards // YG // My Hitta // Awards
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Film Trailer) // Yellow Flicker Beat (Lorde)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Film Trailer) // Yellow Flicker Beat (Lorde)
"Yellow Flicker Beat" by SONGS writer Lorde is featured in the official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 "Return to District 12" film trailer. The song is the first single from The Hunger Games soundtrack, which Lorde is curating in its entirety. The film is slated to hit US theaters on November 21st.

Download "Yellow Flicker Beat" on iTunes, and watch the trailer and official music video below:

Permalink | Tags: Lorde // Film Placements // Trailer Placements // The Hunger Games // Mockingjay // Yellow Flicker Beat
Lorde Premieres Music Video for Hunger Games Single "Yellow Flicker Beat"
Lorde Premieres Music Video for Hunger Games Single
The music video for "Yellow Flicker Beat" by SONGS artist Lorde has officially been released! The track is the first single from the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack, which Lorde has curated.

Watch the official music video for "Yellow Flicker Beat" below:
Permalink | Tags: Lorde // The Hunger Games // Mockingjay // Yellow Flicker Beat
The Weeknd Joins Ariana Grande in "Love Me Harder" SNL Performance
The Weeknd Joins Ariana Grande in
Ariana Grande performed her new single, "Love Me Harder" featuring SONGS artist The Weeknd on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on NBC!

Watch the performance and official music video below:

Permalink | Tags: The Weeknd // NBC // Saturday Night Live // Ariana Grande // Love Me Harder // SNL
Citibank (Ad) // Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR) [RAC]
Citibank (Ad) // Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR) [RAC]
RAC's "Let Go" feat. Kele & SONGS writer MNDR is featured in several new spots for Citibank Double Cash cards.

Download the song on iTunes, and watch two of the ads below:

Permalink | Tags: MNDR // Advertising Placements // RAC // Let Go // Citibank
Penguins of Madagascar (Trailer) // Lapdance (N.E.R.D.)
Penguins of Madagascar (Trailer) // Lapdance (N.E.R.D.)
An instrumental version of "Lapdance" by N.E.R.D. (SONGS catalog writer Pharrell Williams) is featured in the trailer for Dreamworks' Penguins of Madagascar.

Get the track on iTunes, and watch the trailer below:
Permalink | Tags: Pharrell Williams // Trailer Placements // N.E.R.D. // Lapdance // Dreamworks // Penguins of Madagascar
Lorde Tops Billboard's "21 Under 21" List for 2014
Lorde Tops Billboard's
Congratulations to SONGS artist Lorde on being named #1 on Billboard's "21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Young Stars" for 2014.

Read Billboard's article on Lorde here, and check out the full list of 2014 honorees.
Permalink | Tags: Lorde // Billboard // 21 Under 21
Disney Fantastia: Music Evolved (Video Game) // Royals (Lorde)
Disney Fantastia: Music Evolved (Video Game) // Royals (Lorde)
"Royals" by SONGS writer Lorde is one of the interactive musical tracks featured in the video game Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, which will be released on October 21st for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Download the Grammy-winning song "Royals" off Lorde's album Pure Heroine on iTunes.
Permalink | Tags: Lorde // Video Game Placements // Royals // Disney // Fantasia // Harmonix