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.

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.

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.

“Come Sail Away” now available for pre-order on iTunes

Come-Sail-AwayThe studio version of “Come Sail Away” by Donald Gould is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

The official release date is May 27, 2016.

Performed on a German grand piano, this recording is sure to please his fans around the world.

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