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PULSE Artists To Watch In 2017

PULSE Artists To Watch In 2017

2016 brought breakout success for D.R.A.M. whose smash hit “Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart and earned him a Grammy award for “Best Rap/Sung Performance.” It was also a big year for Gallant who performed his song “Weight In Gold” with the likes of Elton John and Seal, and whose album Ology is nominated for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Both artists were featured on many “Artists To Watch” lists at this time last... Read More

D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” Is The #1 Rap Song In America!

D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” Is The #1 Rap Song In America!

PULSE and American Songs client D.R.A.M. released the follow up to his breakout single “Cha Cha” earlier this year. “Broccoli” features rapper Lil Yachty and has taken D.R.A.M.’s profile to a whole new level, becoming the #1 song on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, and surpassing 100 Million streams on Spotify. The track is also rising on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, currently sitting at #8. In a recent interview, D.R.A.M. spoke about the impact Rick Rubin has had on him as an artist, “He... 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

PULSE @ SXSW

PULSE @ SXSW

PULSE will have 14 clients performing in Austin this week for the annual SXSW Music Festival & Conference. Here is the full schedule including set times BØRNS March 16 = Waterloo Records (1:00pm) March 16 = MTV Woodie Awards (5:30pm) March 16 = Clive Bar (12:00am) Gallant March 15 = Scoot Inn (8:30pm) March 16 = Banger’s (5:00pm) March 17 = The Belmont (1:15pm) March 18 = Hype Hotel (4:00pm) March 18 = Cedar St. Courtyard (11:00pm) March 19 = Fader Fort (3:45pm) Miike Snow March 16 = Banger’s (12:00am) RY X March 18 = Mowhawk (3:30pm) March 18 = St.... Read More

Artists to Watch in 2016

Artists to Watch in 2016

BØRNS and Pell were the “Artists to Watch” in 2015, and both certainly had banner years. We are excited to see more Pulse clients featured on the “Artist to Watch” lists for 2016, and it would be wise to keep your eye on all of ‘em! Gallant Spotify – Spotlight on 2016 Billboard – 15 Dance Artists to Watch Pandora – Artists to Watch Dancing Astronaut – 25 Artists to Watch Red Bull Sound Select – Artists to Watch Cam developed by Pulse & Creative Nation client Tyler Johnson Billboard – Country Artists to... Read More

Pulse – Best Of 2015

Pulse – Best Of 2015

A recap of the albums and singles by Pulse clients which were included on various Best of 2015 lists Kendrick LaMar – To Pimp A Butterfly co-written & produced by Rahki Pitchfork – 50 Best Albums of 2015 (#1) Rolling Stone – 50 Best Albums of 2015 (#1) Spin – The 50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015 (#1) The Guardian – Best Albums of 2015 (#1) Mashable – The 30 Best Albums of 2015 (#1) BBC – The Top 10 Albums of 2015 (#1) Noisey – 50 Best Albums of 2015 (#1) US Weekly... Read More

Pulse/American Songs Signs D.R.A.M. To Music Publishing Deal

Pulse/American Songs Signs D.R.A.M. To Music Publishing Deal

Breakout hip hop artist D.R.A.M. has signed a worldwide music publishing deal with Pulse and Rick Rubin’s American Songs. He is the mc, vocalist, and producer behind the viral hit “Cha Cha” which has a combined 30 million plays on Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud. In a little more than a year, D.R.A.M. has gone from a local phenom in his hometown of Hampton, VA to one of the most talked-about artists in the hip hop blogosphere. He recently signed to Atlantic Records following the success... Read More

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