SONGS Founder & CEO Matt Pincus Named as Digital Power Player 2016
SONGS Founder & CEO Matt Pincus Named as Digital Power Player 2016
For the first time in history, global revenue from digital music sales and streaming surpassed physical sales. 

Every year, Billboard chooses leaders from streaming services, record labels, music publishers, promoters, booking agencies and rights organizations to highlight their leadership and accomplishments in determining how the music business as a whole moves into the future.

SONGS is proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Matt Pincus, has been selected as one of the 2016 Digital Power Players. 

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Phantogram Signs With SONGS
Phantogram Signs With SONGS
SONGS is pleased to announce the signing of Republic Records artist, Phantogram

The duo will be releasing their third studio album, Three, in September 2016, while current single "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" is already becoming one of the most added tracks at Alternative Radio. 
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Bose (Ad) // "Fire" (Barns Courtney)
Bose (Ad) //

Barns Courtney’s “Fire” is featured in the campaign for new Bose wireless headphones – spots are airing now!

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Diplo Named Billboard's Dance Artist of the Year
Diplo Named Billboard's Dance Artist of the Year
SONGS writer Diplo is the cover star of the new issue of Billboard Magazine (Volume 128, Issue 16, 6/18/16). The third annual Power List of DJs and Execs selected him as Dance Artist of the Year, celebrating his monster hits "Where Are U Now" and "Lean On" (and their nearly 1 BILLION streams), as well as his production work and Mad Decent output.

The complete Power List can be found here.

And the cover feature can be read here.
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Malibu Rum (Ad) // "Light It Up" (Major Lazer)
Malibu Rum (Ad) //

Malibu Rum is using “Light It Up” by Major Lazer feat. NYLA and Fuse ODG in their new campaign.

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Deepwater Horizon (Film) // "Eye of the Storm" (X Ambassadors)
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X Ambassadors’ “Eye Of The Storm” is featured in trailers for Lionsgate’s new film Deepwater Horizon.
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So You Think You Can Dance (TV) // "Panda" (Desiigner)
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Desiigner's "Panda" is featured in the season premiere of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, airing Monday, May 30.
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Record Breaking Night for The Weeknd at 2016 BBMAs
Record Breaking Night for The Weeknd at 2016 BBMAs
The Weeknd took home eight of 2016's Billboard Music Awards, a new record for any male recording artist. 

He dedicated his Top Hot 100 Artist award (the first of the night) to Prince, who he credited with helping him "push the envelope". 

In addition to Top Hot 100 Artist, The Weeknd also won:
Top R&B Artist
Top R&B Album
Top R&B Song
Top Song Sales Artist
Top Streaming Songs Artist
Top Radio Songs Artist
Top Streaming Song (Audio)

The Weeknd was not the only SONGS artist to emerge victorious from the Las Vegas-held ceremony - Major Lazer and won Top Electronic/Dance Song for their smash hit "Lean On".
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Neighbors 2 (Film) // "Too Original" (Major Lazer)
Neighbors 2 (Film) //

Major Lazer’s “Too Original” (feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell) is featured in Universal Pictures’ film Neighbors 2 – in theaters Thursday, May 19th

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Dancing With The Stars (TV) // "Unsteady (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)" (X Ambassadors)
Dancing With The Stars (TV) //
Nyle and Peta danced the tango to X Ambassadors' "Unsteady (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)" in the Dancing With the Stars season 22 semifinals on ABC. 
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Empire (TV) // "Might Not" (Belly feat. The Weeknd)
Empire (TV) //

Belly’s “Might Not” (Feat. The Weeknd) is featured in Empire (ep #217) – airing Wednesday, May 11th.

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Old Navy (Ad) // "Express Yourself (feat. Nicky da B)" (Diplo)
Old Navy (Ad) //

Diplo’s “Express Yourself” (feat. Nicky Da B) is featured in the new Old Navy “Tees” spots – airing now.

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SONGS Named Independent Publisher of the Year
SONGS Named Independent Publisher of the Year
On April 27, ASCAP celebrated the writers and publishers of the biggest songs in pop music. Representing eight of the most performed songs of 2015, SONGS Music Publishing was awarded Independent Publisher of the Year.

"All you writers in the room know that our songs are babies. We spend so much time raising them right, making them interesting, hoping they're going to survive once we kick them out of the house. You wouldn't trust just anyone with your music. I trust the people at SONGS Music Publishing with my music," Diplo said in his introductory remarks, "There's a reason they've got 'songs' right in their name. They were founded by music-makers, and they still care about music above all else."

Our eight honored songs:

"Can't Feel My Face" (The Weeknd)
"Earned It" (The Weeknd)
"The Hills" (The Weeknd)
"Lean On" (Diplo)
"Love Me Harder" (The Weeknd)
"Uma Thurman" (Young Wolf Hatchlings)
"Where Are Ü Now" (Diplo)
"Worth It" (Ori Kaplan)
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Desiigner Tops the Hot 100
Desiigner Tops the Hot 100
Desiigner's debut single "Panda" is officially the #1 song in America. In achieving this feat, the Bed-Stuy-born rapper becomes the first American artist to top the chart in 41 weeks, as well as the first NYC rapper to do so since Jay-Z. At age 19, he also becomes the youngest solo artist to be #1 since Lorde ruled with "Royals" in 2013.

Desiigner signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with SONGS Music Publishing in April.
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Payless (Ad) // "Gorgeous" (X Ambassadors)
Payless (Ad) //

“Gorgeous” by X Ambassadors is featured in a new spot for Payless.

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