One of the most useful app’s a music lover can have, Shazam, has just announced it’s list of artists to watch in 2014, as well as this years recap of the top tagged songs. The artists to watch account for all types of musicians but the recap pertains to strictly dance music. One EDM name cracked the lookout list; that artist being Martin Garrix. The only reason I say lookout for him, is because he has so much more potential than what he is currently putting out. The rest of the artists are a variety of pop, indie and rap; they are definitely worth a listen.
Artists to Watch 2014:
Action Bronson
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
Kid Ink
Lucy Hale
Martin Garrix
Rich Homie Quan
Sam Smith
Vance Voy
2013’s Top Tags for EDM was also published with Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” taking the number one spot. It was tagged 26.5 million times globally. Daft Punk took silver with their hit “Get Lucky” and Lana Del Rey‘s collab with Cedric Gervais was at #3. Calvin Harris found himself in three places with his numerous popular tracks. These statistics only reflect tags that Shazam received and not outside sources like radio play/downloads.
Top EDM Tags Chart of 2013:
1. Avicii – Wake Me Up
2. Daft Punk – Get Lucky
3. Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais – Summer Sadness
4. Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love
5. Krewella – Alive
6. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
7. David Guetta – Play Hard
8. Zedd – Clarity
9. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing
10. Martin Garrix – Animals
11. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This
12. Armin Van Buuren – This Is What It Feels Like
13. Avicii vs Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One
14. Bingo Players – Get Up
15. Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash & John Martin – Reload
16. Klangarussel – Sonnentanz
17. David Guetta – Titanium
18. TJR – Ode To Oi
19. Alex Clare – Too Close
20. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close