His fifth album, Scorpion, has crossed the 1B mark in total streams, according to a press release from Drake’s record label Republic Records. It’s the first time an album has hit this milestone in just one week.
A new report tracking broadcasting data in 2017 predictably shows a downward curve in cable TV viewership and a small but persistent decline in commercial radio revenues; however, there are telling signs that the audiences aren’t stampeding to Internet services. Not yet, anyway.
The Toronto dates were the only shoot locations on a worldwide tour that is currently taking her all over North America, then to Brazil in August, the UK, and Europe in September and October, and Australia and New Zealand in December.
The veteran roots songsmith is justifiably proud of his new album, Born By The Radio. Here he reflects on his current approach to songwriting, the diversity of his influences, and a missed opportunity with Gwyneth Paltrow.
In a deal between two of Canada’s largest independent record companies, Linus Entertainment, Inc. of Waterdown, ON, has acquired administrative rights to a catalogue of some 200 recordings held by Stony Plain Records of Edmonton.
Drake is a surprise performer at the Wireless fest in London, US vinyl album sales soar, and the rebirth of Arista. Also in the news are Tokyo Police Club, Public Limited Ltd., Manifesto, Julian Kuerti, Voivod, Elizabeth Shepherd, Halifax Jazz Fest, Canibales, Crystal Shawanda, Kultrun, and a farewell to Carmen Campagne.
Drake’s legal entanglements, Shania and Alanis return to the stage in fine form, an in-depth look at ticket scalping, and a profile of eOne’s Meg Symsyk. Others in the headlines include Bruce Springsteen, Kesha, Michael Monroe, Lié, Melvin Brown, Mastodon, Sheryl Crow, and Westben.