New State of Streaming in Music

The Washington Post published an excellent article on the new state of the music business with “The New Streaming World: How One Band is Trying to Make It in a Business Turned Upside Down.”

The article focuses on the up-and-coming band, The Orwells, who you likely never heard of but that’s sort of the point of the article.

If nothing else, here’s the key factoid to gleam: less than 1 percent of songs represent 86 percent of the music streamed, according to the market research company Nielsen.  That means the remaining 99% of songs (and musicians) have to survive on 14% of what little income is left from selling recorded music.

Talk about wealth inequality, the music business is the canary in the coal mine for America, with a few winners and lots of losers.

This division of 86% vs. 14% closely resembles the 80/20 Pareto rule, which is also interesting.

Donald Gould’s debut album “Walk on Water” available June 6th

Walk on Water

Walk on Water

Donald Gould‘s debut album, Walk on Water, is set for release June 6th on iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else.

It’s available for pre-order on iTunes starting today.

Featuring nine studio recordings, including a new studio mix of “Come Sail Away,” the album features Donald doing his uniquely original piano interpretations of both modern (American Pie, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore) and classical pieces – Jesu Joy Man’s Desiring and Toccata in D minor (Bach), and Valse sentimentale (Tchaivosky).

The album also features a full production duet “Give Me Jesus” between Donald and singer Jacqueline Bevan.

In 2015, Mr. Gould (aka “Homeless Piano Man”) gained worldwide fame when his viral piano video of “Come Sail Away” went viral on Youtube, racking up 32M views.  His inspiring story touched hearts worldwide.

Walk on Water is available worldwide on all digital platforms from Triple Pop June 6th, 2017.

Production Set Picture from Upcoming Music Video

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Here’s a production set picture from an upcoming music video for one of our awesome musicians.

Video is by director Joseph Wesley, filming in and around Los Angeles, CA.

It’s all very hush hush for now … this project has been in the works for years.

More news soon.

“Apologize” #1 on Spotify

Spotify KM #1“Apologize” from Kacey Musgraves has reached #1 on Spotify in streaming figures this month in her overall catalog of recordings.

As of Sunday January 23, 2017, with an astonishing 23,476,381 streams, “Apologize” has overtaken “Follow Your Arrow” (23,412,779) her acclaimed radio hit single which peaked at #60 in Billboard Hot 100 (2013).

Apologize” previously charted in Billboard’s Hot Singles chart at #23 (2/15/2014).

So many years after it was recorded, we’re glad to have this recording from Kacey become so well loved by her fans in the new era of digital streaming.

Make sure to check out the official lyric video on YouTube.  Digital download is available on iTunes and Google Play.

The EP “Apologize / See You Again” is available exclusively from Triple Pop.

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

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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.

KM’s “Apologize” hits 16M on Spotify

KM 16MApologize” remains as #1 most popular track from Kacey Musgraves this month on Spotify.  It’s out-streaming all of her other songs and is now nearing sixteen-million (16M) streams to date.

If streaming counted toward RIAA certification (it should) the single would now be 16x platinum.

The “Apologize/See You Again” EP is available exclusively from Triple Pop.  Listen to the EP on iTunes and Spotify.

Check out Taste of Country’s review of Ms. Musgraves opening for George Strait at the new T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas – she walked out with a pony.