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AWAL First: Week of April 23rd


We have incredible artists releasing tons of new music each week, some of which claim a spot on our AWAL First playlist — a playlist dedicated to featuring some of the top-performing tracks in the AWAL catalogue for the week based on playlist adds, streams, and listeners.

This week we’ll be taking a closer look at the newest artists added to AWAL First Playlist, covering new music through AWAL from MorMor, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Shae Jacobs.

1. Whatever Comes to Mind — MorMor

MorMor’s latest track, “Whatever Comes to Mind” had a great debut last week, earning over 151,000 streams from more than 120,000 listeners.

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“Whatever Comes to Mind” was added to seven New Music Fridays around the world, along with Apple Music’s Best of the Week and several popular Spotify playlists including Bedroom Pop, New Indie Mix, and Left of Center.

AWAL Insights™: “Whatever Comes to Mind’s” streaming listeners were almost equally split down the middle — 51% female, 49% male.

2. Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York — The Tallest Man on Earth

The second-released track from The Tallest Man on Earth’s EP When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground, “Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York,” earned nearly 149,000 streams from more than 103,000 listeners.

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“Somewhere in the Mountains…” was added to four New Music Friday playlists and others, including Apple Music’s Best of the Week, The A List: Singer/Songwriters and Spotify’s Fresh Folk — which has almost 500,000 followers.

AWAL Insights™: The US barely edged out The Tallest Man in the World’s native Sweden for the majority of streams, claiming 31%. (Sweden accounted for 28%.)

3. Space — Shae Jacobs

In its first weekend of release, Shae Jacobs’ “Space” earned over 106,000 streams from more than 86,000 listeners.

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“Space” was included in the US’ New Music Friday and was also added to Apple Music’s Best of the Week and Beats of the Week.

AWAL Insights™: In its debut weekend, “Space’s” most popular streaming time was between 9:00am and 12:00pm on its release day!


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