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Baauer (Courtesy Mixed Management)

Baauer (Courtesy Mixed Management)

In a surprising move, it was announced this week that Billboard and Nielsen have changed the methodology which determines the Hot 100 singles chart by including authorized YouTube views in the equation.

http://bit.ly/VBcxsh

The long-standing music chart institution will now count the streaming YouTube data (calculated by Nielsen) alongside sales, on-demand audio streaming services such as Spotify and radio play, both digital and terrestrial. The changes will be reflected on a slew of charts ‑ Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Songs, Rap Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs.

“The very definition of what it means to have a hit is ever-changing these days,” said Billboard’s editorial director Bill Werde. “TheBillboard charts are the ultimate measure of success in music, and they constantly evolve to reflect these new music experiences.

“When the charts launched over 70 years ago, a hit was defined as selling copies of a single or generating airplay,” Werde continued. “While those avenues are still viable, one needn’t look any further than Cee Lo, Gotye, PSY or now Baauer to know that a song can be a massive hit on YouTube alone.”

The aforementioned Baauer is reaping the benefits of the changes, as his meme-generating single “Harlem Shake” has shot to #1 onBillboard’s Hot 100, replacing fellow independent artist Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” which had been in the top spot four weeks running.

Many of the countless viral “Harlem Shake” videos are counted as well as the original video, as the new ranking system also utilizes YouTube’s Content ID system (via a company called INDmusic), which allows Baauer’s record label (Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint) to monetize any video using the song that they see fit. According to Billboard, Mad Decent was generating revenue from no less than 4000 different “Harlem Shake” clips on YouTube, totaling over 30 million views as of February 14.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/VBcxsh

Baauer is among the many artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Coachella music festival in Indio, CA, in April. While the two-weekend event sold out in record time, a limited number of tickets for the second weekend (April 19-21) are on sale here.

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

 

Vampire Weekend modern vampires of the city
Vampire Weekend / Photo by Lauren Dukoff

LP3’s big reveal comes in the ‘New York Times’ classifieds

Modern Vampires of the City!

Ever mysterious New York preppy-rockers Vampire Weekend at last revealed the name of their third album via a blink-and-you-missed-it ad in the New York Times classifieds section. Early Monday morning (February 4), the band tweeted “NYT classifieds…” and Pitchfork spotted the referred-to ad, which reads:

MODERN
VAMPIRES
OF THE
CITY
May 7, 2013

The date, of course, is when the album is released in the U.S. on XL Recordings. The band hinted at the album’s title, one of the LP’s last remaining unknowns, with a GIF posted to VW’s official Tumblr on Friday. The image spelled out the first letter of each word, MVOTC, and we leveled some guesses that were, in the end, not too far off the mark.

Vampire Weekend are scheduled to perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, this March, and then at Coachella in April. A full slate of tour dates plus the album’s track list is below.

Don’t miss David Bevan’s in-depth LP3 chat with the band: In the Studio: Vampire Weekend Talk ‘Instinctive’ Spring 2013 Album.

Modern Vampires of the City Track List:
“Obvious Bicycle”
“Unbelievers”
“Step”
“Diane Young”
“Don’t Lie”
“Hannah Hunt”
“Everlasting Arms”
“Finger Back”
“Worship You”
“Ya Hey”
“Hudson”
“Young Lion”

Vampire Weekend Tour Dates:
March 13-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
April 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan (w.Tanlines)
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 16 – Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall at UC Davis (w.Tanlines)
April 17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (w.Tanlines)
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 8 – London, U.K. @ The Troxy
May 10 – Paris, FR @ Casino De Paris
May 15 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
May 16 – Toronto, ONT @ Sony Centre
May 17 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
May 20 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (co-headline w. Of Monsters And Men)
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
May 23 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium

 

taken from spin.com

The Postal Service have updated their website to simply read, “The Postal Service 2013,” all but confirming the rumors of their impending reunion.

Update: According to Billboard, the band will appear at Coachella and reissue their solo album, 2003′s Give Up. Additional dates and festival appearances are “also in the works.”

Earlier this month, BrooklynVegan reported that a reunion between Ben Gibbard and Dntel’s celebrated collaboration was “in the works.” No additional details were provided, but BrooklynVegan included a tag for “Coachella” in the article, suggesting that the duo could appear at the Indio, CA festival this April.

Read more stories here:  http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/the-postal-service-reunion-is-a-real-thing/

Here’s the music video from The Postal Service to refresh your mind

 

Update: Pulp releases new version of “After You”, produced by James Murphy

As Pulp conclude their two-year long reunion, they’ve left fans with a nice parting gift. Attendees of the band’s recent homecoming show in Sheffield, UK were given Christmas cards with a download code for “a little present,” which was to be submitted to the band’s website on Christmas Day. What they received was a previously unreleased version of the We Love Life era demo “After You”.

Update: As Pitchfork reports, this new version of “After You” was recorded in November by the band, then finished with James Murphy in London and while on the Coachella cruise. It marks the band’s first new recording in 10 years!

“After You” was first demoed in 2000 at London’s Wessex Studios. Pulp drummer Nick Banks previously described the song as “an absolute lost classic.”

As our resident Pulp expert Frank Mojica reports, this new version offers more developed instrumentation and clocks in about a minute longer than an earlier version floating around the web. Take a listen below.

Speaking recently to Q magazine, Jarvis Cocker said the band had nothing scheduled beyond their appearance on the Coachella cruise. “We haven’t got anything planned after the New Year… we’ll just be cruising off into the sunset. Seems poetic. Not wishing to make a big deal, but we’ve played for a while and it’s been really good, but you can’t keep doing that forever.”

Photo via Bar Italia

–compiled by alex young for consequenceofsound.net
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