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CONGRATULATING STARRAH ON HER #1 WITH RIHANNA’S “NEEDED ME”

CONGRATULATING STARRAH ON HER #1 WITH RIHANNA’S “NEEDED ME”

The second single from Rihanna’s double-platinum album Anti is “Needed Me” and it’s turning into as big of a hit as the album’s first single “Work.” PULSE client Starrah co-wrote “Needed Me” which has reached the top of the Mediabase radio chart in both the Urban and Rhythmic formats. The song also ranks #3 on Spotify’s USA Top-10 streaming chart, with an average of 6.2 million plays per week and a cumulative total approaching 200 million plays. It’s also worth noting that the tracks from... Read More

BØRNS Is The 2nd Most-Streamed Artist From Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist!

BØRNS Is The 2nd Most-Streamed Artist From Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist!

Of all the playlists that Spotify curates and updates each week, none get more traffic than Discover Weekly. Millions of Spotify subscribers looking to stream music from artists that are on the verge of becoming global superstars count on “Discover Weekly” to provide them validation for the songs, and remixes that they should be listening to and talking about. Today, Forbes reported the data that Spotify has accrued since the first Discover Weekly playlist was posted 1 year ago, and BØRNS ranks as the 2nd... Read More

Pigeons & Planes – Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)

Pigeons & Planes – Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)

Pigeons & Planes released its list of the “Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)” and it features 5 songs from PULSE artists and writers. The list includes some of music’s biggest names from Kanye West to Drake and Beyonce. But as the blog stated in its feature, “we’ve also seen the emergence of some fantastic newcomers” and that “mainstream pop artists are working with underground talent, new artists are pushing genres into new territory, and local sounds are going global.” Songs by D.R.A.M., Starrah, and... Read More

Maren Morris – Hero

Maren Morris – Hero

Hero is the major label debut from Maren Morris and is the culmination of a career that started at age 11 where she transformed from songwriter to artist. The breakout single “My Church” fueled tremendous buzz and success for Morris over the past year, and the Huffington Post described the new album as “poppin’ fresh as a box of popcorn for a hungry audience of thrill seekers at a blockbuster movie premiere.” Pulse and Creative Nation clients Natalie Hemby, Barry Dean, and Luke Laird are... Read More

Kaytranada – 99.9%

Kaytranada – 99.9%

Kaytranada’s highly anticipated debut studio album 99.9% enlists a group of who’s who in guest artist features, culminating into what Earmilk called “a real soul experience.” From Anderson .Paak, to Vic Mensa, to Aluna George, the album’s sound is as diverse as the lineup, which Pitchfork eluded to in its review – “Kaytranada’s colorful sound is never derivative.” Kaytranada is currently on a 3-month headlining concert tour making stops across the US, Canada, and Europe. Download Kaytranada’s 99.9% on iTunes Stream 99.9% on Spotify Follow Kaytranada... Read More

BØRNS’ “Electric Love” Is RIAA Certified Gold!

BØRNS’ “Electric Love” Is RIAA Certified Gold!

First released on his debut ep Candy and then on his debut album Dopamine, “Electric Love” is the standout single from BØRNS, an artist who has developed from one “you need to know” into a globally recognized name and festival mainstay. “Electric Love” was recently certified a GOLD single by the RIAA, capping off a list of great achievements for the song including 60 million streams on Spotify and 7 million views on YouTube. BØRNS performed at Coachella in April and is currently on a... Read More

Tony Maserati Mixes On Beyonce’s #1 Album

Tony Maserati Mixes On Beyonce’s #1 Album

Entertainment Weekly called Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade “her boldest, most ambitious, best album to date.” It is her sixth consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and she is the first artist in the chart’s history to have their first six studio albums achieve this feat. With Lemonade, Beyoncé also became the first female artist to chart 12 or more songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the same week. Tony Maserati mixed 3 songs on the album: “6 Inch... Read More

Billboard Music Awards – The Nominees

Billboard Music Awards – The Nominees

The 24th annual Billboard Music Awards will be held on May 22nd in Las Vegas and aired around the world on ABC. Finalists in the award categories are based on year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, number of downloads, streams, and total airplay. PULSE songwriters and producers collaborated on the nominated songs and albums below: Top Streaming Song Justin Bieber – “Sorry” Co-written & produced by BloodPop Top Radio Song Top Rock Song Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance” Produced by Tim Pagnotta Top Billboard 200 Album Justin Bieber... Read More

PULSE @ COACHELLA

PULSE @ COACHELLA

PULSE clients BØRNS, Gallant, Run The Jewels, Matoma, and Miike Snow are all performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA on the weekends of April 15th-17th and then again on April 22nd-24th. This will be Run The Jewels and Miike Snow’s second appearance at Coachella. BØRNS, Gallant, and Matoma are all making their festival debuts. Coachella draws more than 150,000 fans to its event every year and Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed it “The Best American Rock Festival.” Follow BØRNS on... Read More

Pulse Clients Co-Write & Produce 10 Songs On Gwen Stefani’s #1 Album

Pulse Clients Co-Write & Produce 10 Songs On Gwen Stefani’s #1 Album

Gwen Stefani’s new album This Is What The Truth Feels Like debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, the first time she has achieved this feat as a solo artist. Pulse clients collaborated on 10 songs from the album, which made Stefani one of only five female artists of all time to have a #1 album as part of a group and then as a solo artist. J.R. Rotem co-wrote and produced all 10 of these songs, including the album’s first single “Used... Read More

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