It ain’t even Summer yet, but everyone knows that the Campaign for coveted SONG OF THE SUMMER usually begins well in advance. The culmination of some masterful Publicity and Promotion by the Record Label for complete Airwave Domination! We’ve kept our ears open and we love that Pop Music is making a return back to proper melodies and although bugs terrify us, we certainly aren’t afraid of an Earworm.
We’re noticing the Europeans completely are winning the Pop Music Game right now with several Transatlantic Imports like Ellie Goulding, zedd and Tove Lo having a major presence on-air, but longtime veterans like Flo Rida and Maroon 5 also are showing incredible longevity. New names like Andy Grammer, Echosmith and Tori Kelly are bringing that sunny West Coast vibe across the continent. Canadians Walk Off the Earth have a mighty-catchy Tune in Rule the World which could find success across the Border! It’s tough to say who will come out on-top but there surely are some worth Contenders!
Have a listen! Which of these Tracks will be Song of Summer 2015?
TOVE LO – TALKING BODY
TORI KELLY – NOBODY LOVE
MAROON 5 – SUGAR
ARIANA GRANDE – ONE LAST TIME
ANDY GRAMMER – HONEY, I’M GOOD
ECHOSMITH – BRIGHT
NICK JONAS – CHAINS
ELLIE GOULDING – LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO
FLO RIDA – GDFR
ZEDD FT. SELENA GOMEZ – I WANT YOU TO KNOW
WALK OFF THE EARTH – RULE THE WORLD
LUNCHMONEY LEWIS – MAMA
(Photo/video credit: Sony Music/Universal Music/Warner Music)
One of 2014’s most-blogged-about Artists, is about ready to release her big debut! Meet BANKS! The 26-year-old Alternative- R&B/Electronica Artist from Los Angeles is winning critical raves all abound with Critics calling her debut Disc GODDESS, “Pop Music at its most deluxe.”. And did you know she’s a good Friend of our dear Lily Collins? Ellie Goulding also is a self-professed BANKS Fanatic!
Now in its 33rd year, Canadian Music Week is set to kick-off in Toronto Tuesday, May 6 through Saturday, May 10, 2014! The Festival this year is heavy on talent in the Female Contingent with Tegan and Sara, Neko Case, M.I.A. and Ellie Goulding among those headlining. The Lineup will continue to be unveiled in coming weeks but we’re pretty impressed already!
Here in Toronto for Interviews this year are the likes of deadmau5, City and Colour, Bruce Cockburn and recent GRAMMY Winner Nile Rodgers (Get Lucky).
For now, you can buy Tickets on CMW‘s Official Website here.
Perhaps known better for his Collaborations, brilliant Producer/Singer/Songwriter Calvin Harris is in Toronto after a stay in New York, here promoting his latest Disc 18 Months, from Sony Music Canada. The Album already has topped both the UK and Scottish Album Charts, seeing a release Stateside just last week.
The 28-year-old Scotsman exploded onto the Pop Music Scene internationally back in 2008 with Hits The Girls and Acceptable in the 80s and already is gaining heavy Airplay for his new Single Feel So Close, which has achieved triple-Platinum sales in Canada already. 18 Months pairs Harris with some outstanding Vocalists including Kelis, Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch (Florence & The Machine), Tinie Tempah, Ne-Yo and of course his international Smash Hit with Rihanna, We Found Love, is featured also.
Harris earlier today made visits to Virgin Radio 99.9, KISS 92.5, FLOW 93.5 and Z103.5, in addition to an appearance on MuchMusic‘s New.Music.Live where tons of Fans got Snaps with the handsome and friendly Talent. Click here to read more on that.
Watch the Official Video for Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close below: