DJ Snake, Alunageorge, and Major Lazer top Coachella’s most Shazamed songs of 2015
It comes as little surprise that following two Coachella weekends, several electronic artists have topped the most Shazamed tracks of the event this year. DJ Snake dominates both the first and third most Shazamed of Coachella, firstly with his remix of the Alunageorge original “You Know You Like It,” followed closely behind by his collaboration with Major Lazer and MØ, “Lean On.” A surprising “Where Are Ü Now” from Jack Ü and Justin Bieber comes in fourth, despite the fact that none of the three artists of the song were on the Coachella line up. “Hey Mama” from David Guetta and Afrojack rounds the top five, followed by an eclectic array of genres ranging from Deorro’s “Five Hours” to “Firestone” by Kygo and finally, “Runaway (U & I)” from Galantis.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Major Lazer – Lean On (Club Killers Remix)
By far this track right here has been my personal favorite song of the year. Love the entire feel of it & I really believe the song has some legs on it to go pretty far in radio.
We just had to do our very own Club Killers take on it so we can play in our sets. Hope it works for you too!
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North American EDM Industry Worth Nearly $2 Billion
It should come as no surprise that the North American electronic music industry is highly lucrative. But a new report showcased at IMS Engage discovered that its worth is much higher than many might expect: a whopping $1.9 billion. On a worldwide scale, the dance music industry is valued at just over $6 billion.
London-based strategy specialist Kevin Watson breaks down North America’s sources of revenue into three categories: music, DJs and live acts and clubs and festivals. In using Nielsen’s Music U.S. report as concrete data, Watson found that dance music’s share of digital track sales is now 1.5x the level it was in 2011. Though album shares have dropped, streaming more than makes up for this loss with a 6.8% high in 2014.
Watson also notes that New York comprises the highest track sales (13%), with Los Angeles coming in at a close second (about 9%). Furthermore, electronic music is the 4th most popular genre for streams, following R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop.
The author uses a number of other sources to prove just how valuable the industry is, such as Forbes, DJ Mag and Eventbrite. For example, Forbes’ roster of highest earning DJs earn a bulk of their funds in North America, regardless of their home nation. And if we were to consider the festival boom over the last few years, North America is now home to some of the largest festivals in the world, with music fans in the US 13% more likely to attend one of the countless multi-day events.
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Watch Diplo & Madonna perform on Jimmy Fallon
In case you needed further evidence that Diplo has well and truly entered the major leagues, we present Exhibit A: the Philadelphia selector crushing a Jimmy Fallon performance with the Queen of Pop.
Bitch I’m Madonna is one of seven tracks Diplo wrote with Madonna for her new record Rebel Heart, and it proves you’re never too old for a heavy twerk beat, a Nicki Minaj verse and some party-ready lyrics. Madonna and Diplo performed the track earlier tonight on Jimmy Fallon, and you can watch the clip below. Things kick off backstage with Madonna busting in on Diplo in a dressing room surrounded by flexing dancers (clad in outfits Redfoo would be ashamed to be seen in), before moving out to the studio audience for some serious pelvis-thrusting action. Click play below to see what went down.
Fans Left Disappointed After Dillon Francis & DJ Snake Recruit Rae Sremmurd For “Get Low” Remix
Some things should remain untouched. Keep it simple. That’s what makes hits. Too many artist these days come out with an “instrumental” track only to be followed up by adding some unnecessary vocals atop what was already a stellar song. Whether it be a melodic trance track to a trap song that has one more verse added to it; the result sometimes doesn’t come out as desired, especially when most of it has to do with keeping the record fresh in order to sell more copies.
I usually don’t go on rants of this nature and believe that if a song isn’t good in my opinion, it’s easier and more respectful to just leave it be than to waste time trashing the artist and the tune. Today, an exception will be made. Dillon Francis and DJ Snake‘s massive tune from 2014, “Get Low”, received a vocal edit featuring the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd that was released earlier this week.
There are two words that describe this tune: it’s bad. Giving off an almost amateurish vibe; making the track stuffy and seemingly forced atop of what was originally a pretty flawless release in the trap world. Just a word of advice to upcoming and cemented artists alike. Don’t mess with perfection once you’ve reached it. Start on another project. Don’t defile a good thing by getting greedy.