ReverbNation CONNECT Industry Recap

Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including GRAMMY Nominations and what artist made it onto SPIN's "101 Best Songs of 2015."


Industry News:

THE GRAMMYs: Nominations for the 2016 GRAMMY Awards were announced on Monday, with stars like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd at the head of the pack. With 83 categories celebrating musicians, writers, producers, etc., ReverbNation artists grabbed 17 nominations in 14 different categories that cover the musical spectrum. From Best Rock Album to Best Instrumental Composition, view the full list here.

BILLBOARD DEBATE: Does Adele’s Historic Sales Performance Mark a Turning Point for the Music Industry? Billboard published a debate that explores Adele’s historic record sales and whether they mark a turning point for the music industry. They explore the the fact that “roughly half of Adele’s first-week sales were in physical form” and that maybe “soul never goes out of style” (also referencing former number 1 album, “Traveler” by Chris Stapleton). But does that really mean a change for the industry?

Artist News:

SPIN’s “101 Best Songs of 2015,” Gavin Turek

ReverbNation CONNECT’s disco-queen Gavin Turek’s single “Don’t Fight It” made it onto SPIN’s “101 Best Songs of 2015,” alongside Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

Do206 listed their “15 Favorite Albums of 2015” and ReverbNation CONNECT rockers, The Grizzled Mighty, made the cut with their February release of “Closed Knuckle Jaw.”


Gorilla vs. Bear pick for “Best Songs of 2015,” Ellie Herring

Keeping in the “Best of” theme, Gorilla vs. Bear revealed their picks for “Best Songs of 2015,” and Kentucky-based, rising electronic producer, Ellie Herring, makes the list for her single, “Why’d You.”

Guitar World announces Hidden Hospitals‘ singer / songwriter, Dave Raymond, endorsement with Jericho Guitars. Check out the story here.

GRAMMY nominated CFCF

GRAMMY nominated CFCF

GRAMMY nominations were announced this week and ReverbNation CONNECT’s CFCF has been nominated for “Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical,” for his rendition of, “Berlin By Overnight,” by Max Ritcher.



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  • Rick Rithmire - December 11, 2015 reply

    Rick Rithmire – December 11, 2015 reply
    Thanks so much for taking Reverbnation to the next level with CONNECT. I have already found and shared with my friends some amazing new artists and bands. So cool ….?

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