Music News

Ed Sheeran Surprises At The Bluebird Café              

It seems as though Ed Sheeran is really digging Nashville. The singer played the city on Saturday, and  earlier this week he made a surprise appearance during Bruno Mars’ show at Bridgestone Arena. Well, now he made another surprise appearance, although this time it was at a much smaller venue.

Instead of attending the American Music Awards, Ed paid a visit to the legendary Bluebird Café, where he took in a songwriter’s round featuring his “Thinking Out Loud” co-writer Amy Wadge, along with Devin Dawson, David Hodges and Jillian Jacqueline. 

Turns out, nobody in the audience really even noticed he was there until he surprised them by coming up on stage and joining Wadge to perform their hit song.

NBC Orders Songwriting Series From Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder And More              

NBC has given the green light for another new music competition series, this time focused on songwriting. 

“Songland,” executive produced by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and EurythmicsDave Stewart, and produced by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, will give a lucky songwriter the chance to have their song recorded by a famous musician.

Each episode will see five songwriters performing a song for three producers and a major recording artist, who will then mentor them on how to improve the tune. Episode one is set to feature Charlie Puth, Shane McAnally, Tedder and Ester Dean.

The artist will eventually narrow down the songwriters to three, pair them with a producer, with the winning song becoming the artist’s next single.

“As a songwriter, I am all too familiar with the challenges that face the music community today,” Levine shares. “With this new series, we are excited to provide opportunities that will not only impact these songwriters’ careers but also give them a platform to truly showcase their talent to a global audience.”

Music Quickies              

AMA ratings down: While the American Music Awards may have been a fun show, it seems not that many people tuned in to see it. According to early ratings, the show earned a 1.8 rating, a 25% decrease from last year’s 2.4. The total viewers was around 6.55 million, down from 9.15 million last year. 

Andy Grammer set for AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate Party: Andy Grammer is set to headline the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate and Pre-Game Concert, set for December 15th at Tinker Field, adjacent to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The AutoNation Cure Bowl benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. "I am happy to once again join AutoNation and its commitment to Drive Pink,” Andy shares. “So many people have been affected by Cancer, and we need to continue to fight for a cure."

Marc Anthony to be honored at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latino: Marc Anthony will be honored with the iHeartRadio Premio Corazón Latino Award at the 2018 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on November 3rd.  The award honors "an individual that exemplifies their big heart through their selfless work in enhancing the lives, heritage and future of the Latin community." 

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