The Beatles Catalog Now Available On Streaming Music Services

I’m always fascinated by the ever-changing landscape of the music industry. From vinyl to CDs to digital download to streaming, how we get our music AND how artists get paid for that music continues to change almost every day it seems.

Streaming music services are the latest method for music fans to digest digitally, and today, for the first time the entire catalog of The Beatles will join nine major streaming services including Apple Music, Amazon Prime and Spotify.

For some time now, many artists have complained about the low royalties afforded musicians via streaming services. So much so that folks, like Taylor Swift and Adele, have held back on sharing their music on those services.

Industry execs are hoping The Beatles move helps “validate” the streaming services to some degree. I have to admit I’m using my Amazon Prime streaming music (which seems to have just about every song under the sun) a lot more lately.

Adele’s “25” Breaks (And Sells) A LOT Of Records

Not only did Adele’s smash-hit 25 become the #1 album in it’s first week of sales, the emotional song set sold more than TWICE the combined sales of the rest of the albums in the top 100 albums sold.

Adele racked up an astonishing 3.38 million units last week, much more than previous front-runner for 2015, Taylor Swift’s 1989 (1.75 million units this year).

To put that in perspective, only two albums outsold that in 2014 (and I mean all of 2014): Swift’s 1989 and the Frozen soundtrack.

According to Billboard, 8.2 million albums total were sold that week, meaning 4 in 10 albums purchased were Miss Adele’s.

And signally a strong trend of late, 22,000 vinyl albums of 25 were sold that week.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, and I can’t imagine that’s statistically possible at this point, head over to iTunes here.

Adele Breaks NSYNC’s Sales Record In Just Four Days

The juggernaut that is Adele keeps on killing it.

Adele’s newly released album “25” sold 2.43 millions units in less than four days.

The record for single week album sales had been held by boy band NSYNC since March 2000 when they released their massive “No Strings Attached” album, selling 2.416 million in the first week.

Adele was only about 100,000 copies shy of that number after just three days of sales: “25” dropped last Friday.

In case you missed it, check out Adele’s live performance of “Water Under The Bridge” on last night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Music: Wrabel “I Want You” (Bobby Blanco & Dim Jim Remix)

Music man Wrabel has been busy-busy of late with performances at 2015 Palm Springs Pride Festival, Los Angeles Pridefest, Good Morning America, VH1’s Fashion Rocks and at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

He shares this new remix by Bobby Blanco & Dim Jim of his “I Want You” just in time to bounce and boom off to the weekend.

You’ll recall his song “Ten Feet Tall” premiered in early 2014 thanks to Bud Light’s Super Bowl commercial. Nice way to get your music in front of 100 million people.

You can find him on iTunes here.

New Music: Coldplay “Adventure of a Lifetime”

My favorite rock band, Coldplay, shares this first track – “Adventures of a Lifetime” – from the upcoming album A Head Full of Dreams (due out 12/4/15).

I like.

I hadn’t expected Coldplay to play around with disco grooves, but it works for me. Chris Martin’s vocals mix right into the feel-good buoyancy of the EDM kick-ball-change.

“I feel my heart beating/ I feel my heart underneath my skin/ I feel my heart beating/ Oh, you make me feel/ Like I’m alive again,” Chris Martin sings on the song.

32 Years Ago Today In Music: Olivia Newton-John “Twist Of Fate”

Easily one of my top 5 Olivia Newton-John songs of all time.

Via Facebook:

November 5, 1983 – 32 Years Ago Today:

Olivia Newton-John had the Hot Shot Debut at No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her single, “Twist Of Fate.”

This was Newton-John’s 32nd chart entry on the Hot 100 and the leadoff single from the motion picture, “Two Of A Kind” which re-teamed her with John Travolta with whom she co-starred in the box office smash musical, “Grease” 5 years prior.

“Twist Of Fate” became Olivia’s 25th Top 40 and 15th Top Ten when it peaked at No. 5 on January 7, 1984.

New Music: Gwen Stefani “Used To Love You” On ELLEN

The fab Gwen Stefani performs her new single, “Used To Love You,” on ELLEN.

Stefani first premiered the track Saturday night in New York during her MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert at Hammerstein Ballroom. The first song of her encore, Stefani returned to the stage to thank the audience for listening as she sings about the “pain and love and my real life.” She continued by saying “this song is really special.”

New Music: Andra Day “Cheers To The Fall”

Combine the sonic powers of Amy Winehouse and Adele with some vintage, organic Eartha Kitt, and what do you get?

The sound of a fearless, old soul giving voice to raw emotion – Funky powerhouse Andra Day.

After acclaimed performances at Sundance, the BET Awards, ESSENCE Festival, the Closing Ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics, Good Morning America, and Apple Music Festival, and an empowering rendition of her breakout single, “Rise Up” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ms. Day drops her powerful debut album – Cheers To The Fall – a candid 13-song journey through truth, fearlessness, vulnerability, forgiveness and love.

You can catch her live performance of “Rise Up” on ABC’s LIVE with Kelly and Michael on Thursday, October 15th.

In the meantime, Day’s freshman album, Cheers To The Fall is available now.