Variety: New Kacey Musgraves studio album

Variety says Kacey Musgraves new studio album, Golden Hour, is one of the most anticipated of 2018.

Variety writes “Country’s boldest young female star has tackled brash themes on her first two studio albums, but she also tended to go retro with some vintage countrypolitan sounds and clever, old-school lyrical hooks …”

Sounds like she’s going more into alt-rock direction working with one of the Weezer producers.

It lists her new album alongside new ones also expected from Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Ocean and Paul McCartney.

Read the article (link).

How Hit Songs are Created: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

It’s not rocket science. It’s more complicated.” – Steve Mac, producer

The NY Times just published one of the best interactive and researched articles on how hit songs are created.

In this case, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” which has topped Billboard’s year-end singles chart with 2.8 billion views on YouTube and is also the most-played track ever on Spotify, with more than 1.5 billion streams.

Over the course of its copyright, a hit composition and recording like “Shape of You” will likely generate tens of millions of dollars for the creators involved.

Kacey Musgraves performing “Apologize” live

In honor of Kacey Musgraves, we came across this old video of Kacey singing “Apologize” live back in 2008 at a charity benefit concert.

The single remains her #1 song on Spotify with over 30 million (30,110,000+) streams and counting as of January 10, 2018.

We’ve been hoping she would add the song to her current shows!  Fingers crossed.

More exciting news regarding Kacey and these recordings coming soon.

New Iva Dawn video “If He Loved Me”

The brand new IVA DAWN video and single “If He Loved Me” has been released.

Check it out on iTunes and Spotify.

Starring Iva Dawn and Arne Gjelten. Directed by Gerald Gonzales. Shot by Michael Kang.

From the forthcoming digital EP, True Voodoo, produced by Tom Biller, feat. Parker Law & Lucas Gorham.

Donald Gould debut album “Walk on Water” now available

The new studio album from “The Homeless Piano Man” (Donald Gould) is now available online worldwide.

The album contains nine studio recordings, including Donald Gould‘s sensational viral hit “Come Sail Away” as performed on a grand piano.  It now has over 38M views on YouTube.

The album contains a vocal duet Give Me Jesus and piano interpretations of classics such as American Pie, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.

Album is available available for download on iTunes and Google Play, and on Donald Gould’s Official Website.

Apologize in UK show “Love Island” from ITV

Kacey Musgraves’ version of “Apologize” from Triple Pop will be featured in an upcoming episode of the UK dating reality show “Love Island” produced by ITV Studios in England.

It’s hot young singles getting crazy.  Check out trailer for season 2 on Youtube.

Once an airdate is announced on ITV2, we’ll post info.

KM Headlines Austin City Limits 2016

Austin City Limits

Kacey Musgraves (KM) is performing at the Austin City Limits Festival on Sunday October 2, 2016.

This year ACL features Radiohead, Chris StapletonKygo, Band of Horses, among so many others.

Congrats to KM for reaching top billing at one of the largest music festivals in the world.

It was nearly eight (8) years ago that KM first arrived in Austin in 2008, where she was discovered by TRIPLE POP.

“Come Sail Away” now on iTunes + Google Play

iTunes CSA link

Download Come Sail Away on iTunes

The digital single release of the studio recording of Donald Gould‘s sensational viral hit “Come Sail Away” as performed on a grand piano is now available for download.

This is the performance that made Mr. Gould famous with over 21M views to date on YouTube.

Available available for download on iTunes and Google Play, and on Donald Gould’s Official Website.