Welcome to a very special Spring Music Preview that showcases many new artists & songs that are at radio during this very special and musical time of year. We have been inundated with new artists and music and it’s so exciting to see all of the magic coming back to radio this year. In this issue we will be highlighting many of the movers and shakers that are really making things happen already in 2019. You can see it in the charts and by the songs building at each and every format. This is an indicator that things are about to get pretty exciting with a lead into the Summer music and the touring season.
We are also putting the spotlight on the Winners for our 2019 New Music Awards. For months now our music subscribers, industry professionals and the general public have had a hand in helping us choose both our nominees and winners for our annual event. A record numbers of votes were cast in multiple categories and it really opened the entire process up to new and exciting artists and bands from both the major label and independent arena. NMW would like to thank all of those that participated in this grand event and to especially send a big congratulations to all of our winners and nominees.
Post Malone, Camila Cabello, 5 Seconds Of Summer & the red hot Khalid are among the many major label recording artists that received New Music Awards. Many independent recording artists were also singled out from Breakthrough artists Garrett Young, Eileen Carey to crossover winners Al & Trey among others. We also have some amazing radio station winners that also include program and music directors. Industry professionals and record labels are also among the winners and even Internet Radio was singled out as well among the many making the winners list.
Pop music is also feeling a resurgence with new music from Lil Nas X, Panic! At The Disco to new rising star Mabel. Independent artists abound from the likes of Joy Mover, Gramma Rikki, Billy F. Otis to Doug Ferony to name just a few breaking with brand new and exciting music. All you have to do is look at our music charts to see the movement from artists both major and independent. All of them deserve your immediate attention and there is a hope that many of the newcomers will be nominees and winners for our next awards event. Through the continued support from our radio stations and programmers many of the new upstarts are getting the attention they so deserve.