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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
THE B-SIDE
FRENCH IS NO FOOL
4/1/15


If anyone actually reads my undeniably gluten-free, kale-steeped spew of trendy bologna, you may recall a mention of Young Forever/Interscope recent signing Jason French a few months back. Including a SoundCloud embed, I referred to his debut single, "You Just Want My Money" (above), as a reggae-infused pop track that simulates the sensation of wiggling your toes in the sand. What else could you possibly need from a song as global warming continues to rear its ugly head and we Angelenos end winter with 90+ degree days?

So, if you find that you can't trust me (and you shouldn't), consider letting the power of social media influence you. The light-hearted earworm earned 5m Spotify streams within a month of its online release in December, and recently surpassed 7m. When I last wrote,  the vine hashtag & audio for #youjustwantmymoney had surpassed 40m impressions and had been re-Vined over 300k times. It has since DOUBLED in impressions. Talk about impressive...

Word has it that French's debut album is currently in the works. While you wait, you can catch him on tour with Warner Bros.' Nico & Vinz, who made radio their bitch last summer, hitting #1 at Top 40, AC and Hot AC and #2 at Rhythm with "Am I Wrong." Dates are listed below.

xx,
Samantha Hissong

May 04           House of Blues        Anaheim, CA
May 08           Tulsa, OK                  Cain’s Ballroom
May 09           Austin, TX                 Parish
May 10           Dallas, TX                  House of Blues
May 11           Houston, TX              House of Blues
May 13           Orlando, FL               House of Blues
May 15           Greensboro, NC       The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
May 16           Charlotte, NC            The Fillmore Charlotte
May 17           Baltimore, MC           Baltimore Soundstage
May 18           Philadelphia, PA      Theatre of Living Arts
May 19           New York, NY           Irving Plaza
May 21           Boston, MA               Paradise Rock Club
May 23           Cincinnati, OH         Bogart’s
May 24           Louisville, KY           Mercury Ballroom
May 26           Cleveland, OH          House of Blues
May 27           Chicago, IL                House of Blues
May 28           Minneapolis, MN      Varsity Theater
May 30           Denver, CO               Bluebird Theater
May 31           Salt Lake City, UT    The Complex
June 02         Seattle, WA               Neptune
June 03         Portland, OR             Wonder Ballroom
June 06         San Francisco, CA  The Independent
June 07         Los Angeles, CA      House of Blues
June 08         San Diego, CA         House of Blues