The DMDS Team Blog

27Feb/120

Charting for the week of Feb. 27th

Top Downloads:

  1. Far East Movement ft. Justin Bieber – Live My Life (Universal)
  2. Thompson Square – Glass (Road Angel/Stoney Creek)
  3. Aleesia feat. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista/EMI/DMD Promo)
  4. Katy Perry – Part Of Me (EMI)
  5. Sam Roberts Band – Let It In (Universal)
  6. Mohombi – In Your Head (Universal)
  7. Bush – Baby Come Home (eOne)
  8. Suzie McNeil – Tough Love (Universal)
  9. Rihanna ft. Jay Z – Talk That Talk (Universal)
  10. Bruce Springsteen – Shackled and Drawn (Sony)

*Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles in the given period

Most Active Indies:

  1. Thompson Square – Glass (Road Angel/Stoney Creek)
  2. City and Colour – The Grand Optimist (Dine Alone/Canvass)
  3. Aleesia feat. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista/EMI/DMD Promo)
  4. Bush – Baby Come Home (eOne)
  5. Chad Brownlee – Smoke In The Rain (MDM/EMI/Dale Spkg Promo)
  6. Marc Mysterio ft. Karl Wolf – Everything Is All Wrong feat. Dhany (WCR)
  7. Naria – 1plus1plus1 (Indie)
  8. deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Ultra/EMI/DMD)
  9. High Valley – Have I Told You I Love You Lately (Open Road)
  10. John Morgan – When I Think Country (Indie/A. Wilson Promo)

*Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles in the given period on releases not directly promoted by any of the four "major" record labels.

27Feb/120

How to release your music everywhere

You’re an independent, amateur or inspiring musician and want to release your music, but don’t know where to start and what your options are? Well, you’re not alone! Actually, recently we came across with a similar post from a website called LifeHacker, so we thought of sharing with you their insights along a more complete guide in order to help you release your music.

That said, one of the only few options you had a few years ago was to get involved setting up a Myspace profile and throwing some music on. Fortunately, times have changed and nowadays you have many great options and tools. Even without a record company behind you, here are some recommendations you might want to consider to reach “tune lovers” and music supporters.

21Feb/120

Charting for the week of Feb. 20th

Top Downloads:

  1. Katy Perry – Part Of Me (EMI)
  2. Nicki Minaj – Starships (Universal)
  3. Victoria Duffield – Feel (Warner)
  4. Aleesia feat. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista/EMI/DMD Promo)
  5. Chad Brownlee – Smoke In The Rain (MDM/EMI/Dale Spkng Promo)
  6. Madonna – Give Me All Your Luvin’ (No Rap Version) (Universal)
  7. Luke Bryan – Drunk On You (EMI)
  8. Usher – Climax (Sony)
  9. The New Cities – Mugshot (Sony)
  10. Walk Off The Earth – Somebody That I Used To Know (Sony)

*Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles in the given period

Most Active Indies:

  1. Aleesia ft. Big Sean – Kiss It Bye Bye (A-Lista/EMI/DMD Promo)
  2. Chad Brownlee – Smoke In The Rain (MDM/EMI/Dale Spkg Promo)
  3. Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Arts&Crafts)
  4. Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Ultra/EMI/DMD)
  5. High Valley – Have I Told You I Love You Lately (Open Road)
  6. Pop Evil – Boss’ Daughter (eOne/TandemTracks Promo)
  7. The Joel Plaskett Emergency – You’re Mine (Maple/SpinCount Promo)
  8. Alabama Shakes – Hold On (ATO/Fontanta North/Frontside Promo)
  9. Hailo – Dancing Alone (Indie/Last Tango Promo)
  10. Steele – Private Road (Indie/D. Wood Promo)

*Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles in the given period on releases not directly promoted by any of the four "major" record labels.

15Feb/120

Our new destination: CBC Music – Canada’s free new digital music service

40 web radio stations, 14 genres genre-based communities, concerts, features, and more unite Canadian music lovers
online at
cbcmusic.ca

New CBC Music App available now on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users

February 13, 2012 – CBC today launched CBC Music and the CBC Music App – a free new digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love. With a choice of 40 different web radio stations, 14 distinct genre-based communities, and music from nearly 1,000 major and independent music companies, CBC Music provides listeners with access to the very best Canadian and International music. Featuring original content from the most knowledgeable and experienced music personalities and programmers from across the country, hundreds of concerts, features, blogs, playlists, and more, the new music service is a place for music lovers to explore, discover and connect with other music fans. Canadians can experience CBC Music now at cbcmusic.ca.

The new CBC Music App allows listeners to stream CBC Music to their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, including 40 web radio stations, as well as CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3.

13Feb/120

Charting for the week of Feb. 13th

Top Downloads:

  1. Lionel Richie ft. Shania Twain – Endless Love (Universal)
  2. Madonna – Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Universal)
  3. Lights – Banner (Universal)
  4. High Valley – Have I Told You I Love You Lately (Open Road)
  5. Eric Church – Springsteen (EMI)
  6. Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Arts&Crafts)
  7. Victoria Duffield – Feel (Warner)
  8. T-Pain – Turn All The Lights On Ft. Ne-Yo (Sony)
  9. Dru – She Can Ride (Universal)
  10. The Script – If You Ever Come Back (Sony)

*Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles in the given period

Most Active Indies:

  1. Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Arts&Crafts)
  2. High Valley – Have I Told You I Love You Lately (Open Road)
  3. Velvetbox – I’m Ugly ‘Cause You’re Beautiful (Indie)
  4. Marshall Dane – Sure Thing (Red Riviera/B. Martineau Promo)
  5. Manafest – Never Let You Go (Frontside Promo)
  6. Pop Evil – Boss’ Daughter (eOne/TandemTracks Promo)
  7. Aaron Pritchett – I Want To Be In It With You (Awesome/Decibel/EMI/DMD Promo)
  8. Sasha Lopez – All My People (A+ Prod)
  9. Beatrice Love – Cold Shoulder (Bea Good/DMD Promo)
  10. Will Ardell – Giddy up! (Rock Point/AMtoFM Promo)

*Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles in the given period on releases not directly promoted by any of the four "major" record labels.