Tag: lil nas x
Lil Nas X was the top artist on TikTok in the US this year
We’re in the thick of year-end-charts season, with TikTok the latest to reveal the big winners on its platform in 2019. There are no prizes for guessing who the most popular music artist was: Lil Nas X takes that crown,...
December 10, 2019
Billie Eilish wins big in Apple awards and Spotify 2019 stats
What we need, said almost nobody in the music industry, are a few more awards ceremonies. But now we have two, from the world’s biggest subscription music-streaming services. Spotify’s first awards will take place...
December 3, 2019
Streaming revenues grew by 21% for Sony Music in Q3
Sony Music also enjoyed a good third quarter of 2019, according to its parent corporation’s latest financial results. Sony’s overall music division reported ¥37.5bn in operating income (around $344m) in Q3, up 19% year-on-year,...
October 31, 2019
Sandbox Issue 238: Remixes Hit Saturation Point
Lead: Lil Nas X might have broken on TikTok but it was his deft use of multiple remixes (and collaborations) that kept ‘Old Town Road’ in the air throughout most of 2019. He claims he has 25 remixes of follow-up track...
October 17, 2019
Sandbox Issue 237: VIEWTUBE. When Music Video Plays Get Juiced
Lead: Sony Music India artist Badshah claimed to have broken the 24-hour record on YouTube for 75m plays of his track ‘Paagal’ in July. Then people started asking questions. It eventually emerged that the track’s success...
October 3, 2019
Lil Nas X promises to release 25 remixes of ‘Panini’
If you thought that the succession of remixes of Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ were a *bit much* we’d advise you to look away from your screen now. “PANINI REMIX 1 OF 25 TONIGHT!” he tweeted yesterday. This...
September 13, 2019
No, ‘Old Town Road’ may not have been THE summer smash of 2019
It seems silly to raise the question of what was the biggest hit of summer 2019, given the chart dominance of ‘Old Town Road’ in various parts of the world in recent months. Yet here’s the thing: it wasn’t the most-streamed...
August 28, 2019
Amuse CEO talks growth, Old Town Road and artist-friendly deals
"What have you done for me lately?" Diego Farias, CEO of music distributor and label Amuse, is on the other end of a video call to Music Ally, singing the chorus of Janet Jackson's classic track with a smile on his face,...
August 28, 2019
Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ finally hits number one in the US
After nine weeks hovering impatiently at number two in the US singles chart, Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ has finally toppled Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ from the summit, securing her a first number one in her home...
August 20, 2019
Lil Nas X gets BTS in for his latest Old Town Road remix
‘Old Town Road’ is old hat: it’s all about ‘Seoul Town Road’ with the cool kids nowadays. Maybe. Yes, Lil Nas X has dropped yet another remix of this year’s biggest track: RM from K-Pop stars BTS is the collaborator...
July 26, 2019
Lil Nas X meets Area 51 as ‘Old Town Road’ cements its meme status
On one level, news that Lil Nas X has released a new music video for ‘Old Town Road’ featuring an animated raid on the Area 51 base – complete with a Naruto-Running Keanu Reeves may simply raise an eyebrow or two....
July 19, 2019