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THE STAR IS BORN SONGS: WHO WROTE WHAT
It takes a village. (10/17a)
T.J. MARTELL HONORS UMG'S HARLESTON
Industry bigwigs gather for a cause and hope not to see their pics on our site. (10/17a)
IMPALA CHARTS A SONY-EMI PROTEST
Oh, it's ON. (10/17a)
T.J. MARTELL HONORS UMG'S HARLESTON
Mary J. sings. (10/17a)
"GIRLS" POWER
Maroon 5's sequel. (10/16a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
THE B-SIDE
Sheck Wes (Cactus Jack/G.O.O.D. Music/Interscope)
10/11/18

WHAT IT IS: As his viral underground hit, “Mo Bamba,” continues to heat up, the Harlem native prepares to release his debut full-length, MUDBOY, expected 10/5. “Mo Bamba”—now #42 on the Hot 100, up 31 spots since its debut at #73 on 9/11—is gaining serious momentum. The buzzing track just landed in Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist. It’s currently #8 on the streaming platform’s U.S. chart and #41 on the global chart with 57m total streams. Alongside Juice WRLD, Sheck Wes is featured on “No Bystanders,” from Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD. 
ALBUM: 
MUDBOY 
RELEASE DATE:
 TBA 
SINGLE:
 “Mo Bamba” 
LIVE:
 2018 summer festivals included Made In AmericaRolling Loud OaklandTrillectro; performed at LeBron James’ anniversary party; brought out on stage at Drake’s Toronto show to perform “Mo Bamba”; opening for Travis Scott’s North American ASTROWORLD Tour Nov/Dec 
INTERNET: 
7m monthly Spotify listeners, 60k followers; more than 75k YouTube subscribers, official video approaching 16m views 
RADIO: 
Spins in D.C., N.Y., L.A., Chicago, more 
PRESS:
 Washington Post (“Did everyone go to Trillectro just to hear ‘Mo Bamba’?”), New York TimesFaderi-DComplexBillboardPigeons & Planes, more 
BOOKING:
 Cara Lewis 
MANAGEMENT:
 David Stromberg/Cactus Jack 

 

Kim Petras (AWAL)
10/11/18

WHAT IT IS: With a series of critically acclaimed pop singles, including the shimmering hit “Heart To Break,” the Spotify RISE artist with an undeniable voice has become one of the biggest breakout artists of 2018. She’s appeared on Spotify billboards in Times Square and London, and she’s amassed more than 45m streams on the platform since releasing breakout single “I Don’t Want It At All” in August of 2017. Her Halloween mixtape, Turn Off the Light, dropped 10/1, continuing her trajectory. Petras also became one of the most-talked-about artists at New York Fashion Week, following her inclusion in H&M’s Pride Out Loud campaign and Opening Ceremony’s Discover series. 
SINGLE:
 “Heart to Break” 
RADIO: 
Gathering support at Top 40 now 
LIVE:
 Currently opening on Troye Sivan’s Bloom Tour; recently performed at Arthur Ashe Kids’ DayBillboard’s Hot 100 FestivalSXSW and multiple Pride shows (including L.A. and San Diego) 
INTERNET: 
45m+ total streams; videos for “Heart to Break” and “I Don’t Want It At All” (featuring Paris Hilton) 10m+ YouTube views 
PRESS:
 New York Times (front page of Style section), VogueRolling Stone, GlamourPaper (digital cover), Fader (“Bubblegum pop never tasted so good”), BillboardPitchforkNoisey, V Magazine (“The next savior of pure un- 
adulterated pop may be upon us”), NylonWWD, more 
BOOKING:
 John MarxLara Christie/WME 
PUBLISHING: 
BMG 
MANAGEMENT:
 Larry RudolphDan Dymtrow/Maverick 

 

Lil Gnar (10K Projects/Caroline)
10/11/18

WHAT IT IS: Lil Gnar has already caught the attention of rap gatekeepers like Cole Bennett (Lyrical Lemonade), Adam Grandmaison (No Jumper) and legends like Travis Barker. Recognized by Complex, as one of the "Best New Artists of 2018," and Pigeons & Planes, as “one of the fastest rising new rappers,” this multi-talented, skateboarding clothing designer and Oakland native has achieved eye-popping numbers in under a year. He’s currently got half a million Instagram followers, 30m worldwide streams and 6m video views, led by standout singles “Drop Top Benz” and “GRAVE.” His latest critically acclaimed release, Gnar Lif3, includes features with Lil Skies, Zillakami and IDK
ALBUM: Gnar Lif3
RELEASE DATE: 9/28
SINGLE: “Drop Top Benz”
LIVE: Already performed at Rolling Loud in the Bay Area; set to perform at No Jumper Festival (10/21) and Rolling Loud L.A. (12/15)
INTERNET: More than 30m global streams, 17m global single streams; 770k monthly listeners, 40k Spotify followers; 470k Instagram followers
RADIO: “Graves” mix show campaign starting
PRESS: Mass Appeal, Vice (“Even in a saturated market of internet flexing, Gnar’s social media presence is enthralling”), WorldStarHipHop, HotNewHipHop, XXL, No Jumper, High Snobiety, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Hypebeast (“One of the hottest new artists in hip-hop right now”), more
BOOKING: Jordan Stone, Josh Rittenhouse/APA
MANAGEMENT: Chad Carrington, Justin Goldman