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Aiden Myers releases his debut single “Keep My Sweater” worldwide

Aiden Myers first single is here with "Keep My Sweater". A strong guitar pop-driven song, the Toronto native delivers amazing maturity and catchy vocals. The singer-songwriter worked with the producer Tokyo Spiers (Walk Off The Earth) and the well-known engineer Gabe Galucci (Shawn Mendes and Danny Fernandes) for the mixing and mastering of his single. "Keep My Sweater" will hit Canadian radios in March to all Top 40 and Hot AC stations through Higher Reign Music. Myers is also participating to CBC searchlight contest to be the next star across Canada. You can now vote for him on CBC website. The single is now available on all platforms to stream or download.Myers started it...

The Samsung Deal with Jay-Z

Samsung made Jay-Z's new album profitable before it was even released. What does it mean for the music industry? And which brands and artists can follow next?Not only did Samsung score exclusive access to Jay-Z's first solo album in four years, the consumer electronics behemoth inspired the multi-hyphenate rapper to do something he'd done even less frequently -- tweet. "If 1 Million records gets SOLD and billboard doesnt report it, did it happen? Ha. #newrules #magnacartaholygrail Platinum!!! VII IV XIII," he tweeted at 1:34 p.m. on June 17, some 16 hours after he made global headlines when a surprise three-minute commercial chronicling the making of Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" aired during halftime of the...

Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie

Timberlake Sets A New Record

Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" (RCA), featuring Jay Z, makes a record-setting debut on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, which measures pop radio airplay, as monitored by Nielsen BDS, soaring in at No. 14."Suit" logged 6,045 plays in the Jan. 14-20 tracking week, with spins on all 157 of the Mainstream Top 40 chart's reporters, pushing it past Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which opened (also at No. 14) with 4,602 plays the week of Feb. 26, 2011, for the highest debut-week plays sum on Mainstream Top 40, which launched the week of Oct. 3, 1992. (The chart panel expanded from 141 to 157 reporters late last year.)Source: billboard.biz...