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
Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)
Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)
"Jungle" by SONGS writers X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons is featured in a trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, in theaters November 26, 2014.

Get the track at iTunes, and watch the trailer below:
Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // Trailer Placements // Horrible Bosses // Jungle // Jamie N Commons
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!
Lorde, "Yellow Flicker Beat" is top 10 at Triple A radio, currently charting at #9.

Jeremih feat. YG, "Don't Tell 'Em" (SONGS writer DJ Mustard) is currently #5 at Top 40, and peaked at #1 on both Rhythmic and Urban radio.

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, "Love Me Harder" is top 25 at Top 40 (currently #23) & top 20 at Rhythmic (#18).

Fergie, "L.A.LOVE (la la)" (DJ Mustard) is top 30 at Top 40 (currently #27) and top 25 at Rhythmic (#22) and building.

Wiz Khalifa feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Snoop Dogg, "You and Your Friends" (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is approaching top 10 at Rhythmic (currently #11) and is top 20 at Urban.

Big Sean feat. E-40, "I Don't F*ck With You" (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is approaching top 20 at Rhythmic (currently #21) and is top 30 at Urban.

T.I. feat. Iggy Azaelea, "No Mediocre" (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is currently top 50 at Top 40 and peaked #1 at Rhythmic and #5 at Urban.

Keith Urban, "Somewhere in My Car" (Mighty Seven SONGS writer JT Harding) is top 10 at Country radio (currently #8).

Listen to our Spotify playlist below to keep up with all of our latest songs impacting radio.
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // The Weeknd // Lorde // Mike Free // JT Harding // Wiz Khalifa // Fergie // T.I. // Jeremih // Radio // Yellow Flicker Beat // Ariana Grande // Big Sean // Keith Urban
SONGS President Ron Perry Selected For Billboard’s “40 Under 40”
SONGS President Ron Perry Selected For Billboard’s “40 Under 40”
Congratulations to SONGS President 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
The Interview (Film Trailer) // Run With A Knife (The Left Hands)
The Interview (Film Trailer) // Run With A Knife (The Left Hands)
"Run With A Knife" by The Left Hands (SONGS writer Ferraby Lionheart) is featured in the trailer for The Interview, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco. The Sony Pictures movie hits theaters on December 25, 2014.

Download the track on Bandcamp, and watch the trailer featuring the placement below:
Permalink | Tags: Ferraby Lionheart // The Left Hands // Trailer Placements // Run With A Knife // Ferraby Chase Lizarraga // The Interview // Sony Pictures // Seth Rogan // James Franco
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