Attention: Electronic Pop Artists **Singers and Producers** We Want YOU

Pop Triple Pop is seeking electronic pop artists (singers, songwriters and producers) who love to craft pop music.

You can be based anywhere worldwide.

And what do we define as “pop”? Pink, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, The Weeknd, Sia, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Maroon 5 and Lana del Rey, just to name a few.

We also love chill electronic pop like Still Corners, French For Rabbits, Chelsea Jade, Grace Vanderwaal and Tiny Deaths.  And artist songwriter/producers like Max Martin, Doctor Luke and Benny Blanco.

It’s “music math” – artists who can craft lyrics that fit the beat, which is usually electronic.  We don’t want guitar rock.

Click on Contact link on our menu and click Demo Submissions and send us your demo, thanks.

Vinyl Boom is Tapering Off (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal has reported that sales of vinyl records, which skyrocketed back in recent years, has finally slowed down.

The WSJ points to low quality of some vinyl pressings using digital files vs. higher quality analog tapes as the main culprit.

We personally believe that’s part of the problem, but it’s really just a niche trend, in our opinion.  It could only go so far in this new era.

We really do love vinyl, but the WSJ failed to mention that the majority of vinyl records people buy are never even played – they’re kept on shelves as artifacts.

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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.