Nikka Bling (Nick Helbling), has his first number one on a Billboard chart with his co-write of "Stars" with Dance genre maven, Kristine W. appearing on the Billboard Dance Club chart. Bling has written with Kristine in the past, including the Dance Club charting, "Out There," which was released in 2016. #NikkaBling
While it's becoming a habit, it's still an achievement: In a music business that seems to be dominated by free streaming, Five Finger Death Punch has scored its third debut at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with Got Your Six (or fourth, if you included both volumes of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell).Co-written and produced once again by Kevin Churko, Got Your Six eschews the softer side of FFDP as showcased on both parts of the Heaven album, but has the power of the record's first single, "Jekyll and Hyde," which is currently at number three on [...]
Cadium Music Publishing's writer/producer, Kevin Churko, scored his first number one album with Disturbed's latest, Immortalized. Churko has written and produced albums that hit number two on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with Five Finger Death Punch's American Capitalist and The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell (Vols. One and Two), but until very recently, the number one spot had remained elusive. Churko co-wrote on all the band's 15 songs from the album. Disturbed, no stranger to number ones, has had its last five albums open at the top spot. Immortalized has been partly fueled by the anticipation [...]
Veteran producer / mixer, Michael James, is enjoying his fifth week at number one at Mexican radio with his mix of Kalimba's "Estrellas Rotas." The track has actually topped two charts: Audience Response and Spins. James, who has a long history of working with artists early in their careers (Hole, L7, New Radicals, Jane's Addiction, among others), has managed to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to production and mixing. An early believer in "hybrid mixing," the native New Yorker has consistently brought fresh perspectives to songs, sometimes taking tracks in their most raw forms and creating dazzling mixes or even [...]
For those within the industry who know me, I usually don’t air my views of the business publically; however, based on a recent article in the 10/25/14 issue of Billboard Magazine, I am compelled to comment.The article is Managers of U2, Pharrell, Madonna & More Unite to Revolutionize the Music Industry and it discloses how a group of very talented artist managers intend to break the cycle that has led to the current downward spiral of the record business and put the industry back on the right track, reflecting the industry’s past success (before the digital age).I want to make it very clear [...]
In This Moment scores its first top 20 album with "Blood." ITM opens at number 15 on the Billboard top album charts. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the new release. Key touring (including with Five Finger Death Punch) certainly helped fuel sales of the band's new album.
American Capitalist, the new album from Five Finger Death Punch, entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at number three. The album, which has enjoyed strong radio support with its lead single, "Under and Over It," sold almost 91,000 units in its first week. Capitalist was an even stronger debut than FFDP's last album, War Is The Answer, when that album opened at number seven on the charts and sold about 40,000, in October 2009. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the new album at his Hideout studio in Las Vegas.The band's upcoming tour in support of American Capitalist is said to be very [...]