Zumba (Ad) // Express Yourself (Diplo feat. Nicky Da B)
Zumba (Ad) // Express Yourself (Diplo feat. Nicky Da B)
"Express Yourself" by SONGS writer Diplo feat. Nicky Da B appears in Zumba's first ever TV commercial, in an ad campaign called "Let It Move You".

Download the track on iTunes, and watch the ad below:
Permalink | Tags: Diplo // Advertising Placements // Express Yourself (feat. Nicky Da B) // Zumba
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!

Jeremih feat. YG "Don't Tell 'Em" (SONGS writer DJ Mustard) is currently #1 at both Rhythmic and Urban radio.  It is also Top 15 at Top 40 (currently #14) and still building.

Tinashe feat. Schoolboy Q "2 On" (DJ Mustard) is Top 25 at Top 40 after having peaked #1 at Rhythmic and #4 at Urban.

T.I. feat. Iggy Azaelea "No Mediocre" (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is #3 at Rhythmic radio and peaked Top 5 at Urban.

TeeFlii feat. 2 Chainz "24 Hours" (DJ Mustard) is approaching Top 10 at Rhythmic (currently #11) & Top 20 at Urban.

French Montana "Don't Panic" (DJ Mustard) is Top 40 at Urban (currently #35) & building at Rhythmic.

The Game feat. Too $hort, Problem & Eric Bellinger "Or Nah" (DJ Mustard) is Top 30 at Rhythmic (currently #28)

The Weeknd "Often" is impacting Rhythmic & Urban radio.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness "Cecilia & the Satellite" is gaining at Alternative and is currently Top 50.


Listen to our Spotify playlist below to keep up with all of our latest songs impacting radio.
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // The Weeknd // Mike Free // Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness // T.I. // Tinashe // Jeremih // TeeFlii // French Montana // The Game // Radio
SONGS President and Head of A&R Ron Perry Selected For Billboard’s “40 Under 40”
SONGS President and Head of A&R Ron Perry Selected For Billboard’s “40 Under 40”
Congratulations to SONGS President and Head of A&R Ron Perry on being selected for Billboard's "40 Under 40: Music's Young Power Players" for the second consecutive year!

The 2014 honorees were chosen by Billboard editors from 600 nominations submitted at Billboard.biz by readers. In addition to the information submitted on the nominees, Billboard considered company market-share information, chart data and more.

Read the full article here.
Permalink | Tags: Billboard // Ron Perry // 40 Under 40
DJ Mustard Nominated for 7 BET Hip-Hop Awards
DJ Mustard Nominated for 7 BET Hip-Hop Awards
Congratulations to SONGS writer DJ Mustard on having 7 nominations for the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards!

DJ Mustard's nominations include "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".

The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on October 14th at 8/7c.
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // BET Hip Hop Awards // YG // My Hitta // Awards
Lorde "Royals" Wins Best Rock Video at the 2014 MTV VMAs
Lorde
Photo: Christopher Polk, Getty Images for MTV

Lorde won her first VMA last night with the music video for her breakout hit "Royals" and became the first female artist to ever take home the Moonman trophy in the Rock category's history!
Watch Lorde's acceptance speech at the 2014 VMAs:

Watch the winning music video:

Permalink | Tags: Lorde // MTV // Royals // Awards // VMA
SONGS Signs St. Paul and The Broken Bones to a Global Co-Publishing Deal
SONGS Signs St. Paul and The Broken Bones to a Global Co-Publishing Deal
One of the biggest independent music stories of 2014, St. Paul and The Broken Bones' debut album “Half the City” has sold over 50,000 albums on Single Lock Records, a label started by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes and John Paul White of the Civil Wars. The band’s first single “Call Me” recently peaked at #7 at AAA radio according to Mediabase, and their new single “Half The City” impacts AAA this month.

Check out one of the best soul singers in music today, in St. Paul and The Broken Bones’ video for “Call Me":
Permalink | Tags: St. Paul & The Broken Bones // New Signing // Call Me
Apple Watch (Ad) // Revolution (Diplo)
Apple Watch (Ad) // Revolution (Diplo)
SONGS writer Diplo has an instrumental version of his track "Revolution" feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai featured in a web ad for Apple Watch, which played as the company unveiled forthcoming products including the iPhone 6 during the Apple Live event this week.

Download the song over at iTunes, and view the Apple Watch "Health and Fitness" video below:

Permalink | Tags: Diplo // Advertising Placements // Revolution // Apple // Apple Watch
Coca-Cola Israel (Ad) // Say It, Just Say It (The Mowgli's)
Coca-Cola Israel (Ad) // Say It, Just Say It (The Mowgli's)
"Say It, Just Say It" by SONGS writers The Mowgli's is featured in an advertisement for Coca-Cola Israel.

Get the original track off The Mowgli's album Waiting For the Dawn, available on iTunes, and check out the commercial below!
Permalink | Tags: The Mowgli's // Advertising Placements // Say It Just Say It // Israel // Coca-Cola
DJ Mustard Wins Producer of the Year at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
DJ Mustard Wins Producer of the Year at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
SONGS writer DJ Mustard was awarded the prestigious title of "Producer of the Year" at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Los Angeles on Friday.

Mustard, who was signed to SONGS in 2011 by President & Head of A&R Ron Perry, also just released his highly anticipated debut album "10 Summers" on Roc Nation, available now on iTunes.
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // Ron Perry // 10 Summers // Roc Nation // BMI // Awards
Beats by Dre (Ad) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)
Beats by Dre (Ad) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)

"Jungle" by Jamie N Commons & SONGS writers X Ambassadors is featured in the Beats by Dre 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign The Game Before The Game!

Watch the epic 5 minute plus video featuring the song below, and get "Jungle" at http://on.beatsmusic.com/albums/al102820789 or download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JungleSOTW.

REMIX FEATURING JAY Z:

Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // Advertising Placements // Jungle // FIFA // Beats by Dre // Jamie N Commons // Jay Z
NBA 2K15 (Video Game) // Aerosol Can (Major Lazer), Team (Lorde), Pharrell Catalog
NBA 2K15 (Video Game) // Aerosol Can (Major Lazer), Team (Lorde), Pharrell Catalog
SONGS has six song placements on the upcoming NBA 2K15 video game soundtrack, which was curated by Pharrell Williams and includes:

"Aerosol Can" by Major Lazer (SONGS writer Diplo)
"Team" by Lorde (SONGS writer Ella Yelich-O'Connor)
"Can I have It Like That" by Pharrell Williams (SONGS catalog writer Pharrell Williams)
"How Does It Feel?" by Pharrell Williams (SONGS catalog writer Pharrell Williams)
"Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dog" (SONGS catalog writer Pharrell Williams)
"Grindin'" by Clipse (SONGS catalog writer Pharrell Williams)

Preview the soundtrack on Spotify ahead of the October 7th game release:
Permalink | Tags: Pharrell Williams // Major Lazer // Lorde // Video Game Placements // Snoop Dogg // Drop It Like It's Hot // Team // Soundtrack // NBA 2K15 // Aerosol Can // Clipse // Grindin' // Can I Have It Like That // How Does It Feel?
Adidas (Ad) // Get A Little Closer (Rita Ora)
Adidas (Ad) // Get A Little Closer (Rita Ora)
"Get A Little Closer" by Rita Ora (SONGS writer Amanda Warner aka MNDR) is featured in the Adidas Originals #unstoppable campaign. Watch the spot below:
Permalink | Tags: MNDR // Advertising Placements // Adidas // Rita Ora // Amanda Warner // Get A Little Closer
Lorde To Write Single and Curate Soundtrack for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Lorde To Write Single and Curate Soundtrack for
Lionsgate announced today 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
Dan Heath Co-Writes on Lana Del Rey's New Album "Ultraviolence"
Dan Heath Co-Writes on Lana Del Rey's New Album
SONGS writer Dan Heath has 3 co-writes on the new Lana Del Rey album, "Ultraviolence" which is currently the #1 album on iTunes! His co-writes include the songs "Ultraviolence", "F***ed My Way Up to the Top" & "Old Money" all of which are top 100 on the iTunes singles chart.

Check out the album on iTunes here

Permalink | Tags: Dan Heath // Lana Del Rey // Ultraviolence // Old Money // F***ed My Way Up to the Top
SONGS Performances at 2014 BET Awards
SONGS Performances at 2014 BET Awards
Two SONGS songs were performed last night at the 2014 BET Awards, T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea "No Mediocre" and Trey Songz "Na Na" (both produced by SONGS writers DJ Mustard and Mike Free)!

Watch the performance of "No Mediocre" below:
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // Mike Free // BET Hip Hop Awards // Trey Songz // No Mediocre // T.I. // Iggy Azalea // Na Na