August 26, 2016

What new songs or artists that you’ve heard lately are you most excited about?
Brian Mack, WXXL: The new Calvin Harris is really good.  When you listen to Calvin’s best stuff, this sounds somewhere between “Summer” and “We Found Love.” It’s almost like the two of those songs combined.

Chad Rufer, KZZO: I think Jordan Fisher on Hollywood is the real deal.

Todd Shannon, WAPE: Really into twenty one pilot “Heathens.” They can’t go wrong!

Jon Zellner, iHeartMedia: Lady Gaga, “Perfect Illusion,” Wrabel “11 Blocks,” John Legend “Love Me Now,” Calvin Harris “My Way,” Jason Derulo “Kiss the Sky.”

Jared Banks, KUDD: I think Jordan Fisher is a star. As a singer and performer he is a 10/10!  He just needs the right song to break out and he is the new Timberlake.

Jeremy Rice, WBLI: Love the DJ Snake/Bieber “Let Me Love You.”

Valentine, Y100: Snakehips/Zayn “Cruel,” that is fire! I’m loving the new DJ Snake album as well.

Jeff Hurley, iHeartMedia: I get to play around in all the formats. There’s some great new music for Fall.  Flume, Kiiara, Brett Young, Steve Moakler, William Michael MorganThe 1975 isn’t technically ‘new’ but I’m excited to see them cross into the mainstream.

Big Rob, KSME: I absolutely LOVE the new Chainsmokers/Halsey record. Can't get enough of it. 

Rick Thomas, KICT: The Struts    

Shadow, KQRA: Avatar!! I'm obsessed...

Matt Talluto, WBYR: Rival Sons! Loving the vintage sound they're bringing.  


Mark Adams, KYLD/KIOI: I attended our CHR summit in NYC last week and heard many, many fine records. However, I’m unable to discuss them. I’m afraid of what Lee Leipsner, Brenda Ramano, and Charlie Walk may do to me should I reveal the artists and song titles. And Tom, too, for that matter. He’s better dressed and more polite, but equally terrifying. I live in a horror movie, really.

Jordan, KSLZ / KBWX: I have a feeling 'Sucker For Pain' is gonna surprise a lot of people.

Java Joel, WAKS: Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low.” Hope this one doesn’t fall thru the cracks.

Paul “Cubby” Bryant, WKTU: "This Girl" Kungs,"Closer" The Chainsmokers.

Jimmy Steal, Power 106: Michael Kiwanuka, Love and Hate CD. The whole project is great. The Americanos, “In My Foreign.” Father John Misty, Real Love Baby Big Search,” “Please Do Not Explain” (very Tame Impala-ish).

Fish Boy, WKRZ: Bastille sounds really good for us, and I love the X Ambassadors and can’t wait to see this progress in the market. It’s a very strong record for us. I also like the Kungs single a lot, one of the coolest records out there right now…great record!

Kevin Kash, WWEG: "Hardwired" - Metallica. Excited for the double album. New Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chevelle and Pop Evil are cool. 

John Oelze, Jr., KXRR:  Metallica - it's been 8 very long years! Also Of Mice & Men.

Max Volume, KOZZ: Rigorous Proof's "Lauren Sulfate" from the album Perspectives.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: New music from Bastille, Andy Grammer, and Gavin Degraw all have a chance to be huge.  Also, MO could be on the brink of breaking out as an artist. 

Eric Chase, WVKS: Martin Garrix "In The Name Of Love," Lupe Fiasco "Pick Up The Phone," Rihanna "Love On The Brain," Tinashe "Superlove" and Jonas Blue (artist).

Zac Davis, WKSS/WKCI: Kungs!!

John Mayer, WFLZ: Jon Bellion!

Kobe, WWHT: I really love the different styles of EDM that are now working at Pop. I love the Kungs, and I’m really excited for the DJ Snake and Justin Bieber.

Derrick “DC” Cole, WLAN: I'm loving the combination of Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara! I think both are going to be core artists for the format in a few years.

Rob Roberts, Q100: Jon Bellion!

Chris Michaels, FM 100: Andy Grammer “Fresh Eyes” is great. Completely different for Andy. I love twenty one pilots “Heathens.” Also, Jon Bellion “All Time Low” is going to be all over the radio.

Chase Murphy, KXXM: The Chainsmokers and twenty one pilots continue to impress.

Phil Kukawinski, 89X: USS - "Work Shoes" Also looking forward to the new album from our hometown boys, I Prevail.

Tony Waitekus, WHTQ: DJ Snake w/Justin Bieber - "Let Me Love You"

Reid, KZZP: Jon Bellion is going to be a star! and Alessia Cara.

Rozy Myzal, hardDrive: Korn, Of Mice & Men, A Day To Remember, Islander, Pierce The Veil, Citizen Zero, I Prevail, Metallica, Green Day, The Pretty Reckless and Avenged Sevenfold (in no particular order)

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Are there enough, too much, or just the right amount of analytical tools in our industry today when evaluating the success of music, and which indicators do you feel are the most relevant and reliable?
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