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Christine Saade’s “Get Together” Moves to *18 on Billboard

Christine Saade’s hit single “Get Together” moves to *18 on Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart this week! Congrats to Christine and Michael Blakey management team! View full chart here

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“Get Together” Is Climbing The Billboard Charts

Christine Saade’s hit single “Get Together” moves from *37 to *27 this week! Congrats to Christine and Electra Star team! View full chart here

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Margo Rey’s “This Holiday Night” – Featured Single on iHeart Radio Digital Artist Integration Program!

Margo Rey’s “This Holiday Night” has been selected for iHeart Media’s December Digital Artist Integration Program! Don’t miss it out all month on iHeartRadio!

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Margo Rey’s “This Holiday Night” is *1 on What’s In Store Chart!

Margo Rey’s “This Holiday Night” Christmas single got to the very top of What’s In Store Indie Top 50 Music Chart! You can view the full chart here.

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Christine Saadé is *2 on Billboard Most Added Chart

Michael Blakey client Christine Saadé is *2 on Billboard Most Added Chart with her single “Get Together” featuring Twisted Dee. You can view the full chart here.

Christine makes movements through her music by influencing positive change and promoting global initiatives. Her fan base is growing daily and with fans in more than 25 countries, she does her best to communicate with each and every one of them in whatever language it may be.

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Margo Rey’s “This Holiday Night” is *8 on US Holiday Chart!

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Christine Saadé Billboard Breakout

Michael Blakey’s client Christine Saadé debuted today on Billboard Dance Club Songs Breakout Chart at *4 with her single “Get Together” featuring Twisted Dee. You can view the chart here.

Christine makes movements through her music by influencing positive change and promoting global initiatives. Her fan base is growing daily and with fans in more than 25 countries, she does her best to communicate with each and every one of them in whatever language it may be.
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“This Holiday Night” by Margo Rey – 4th Most Popular ASCAP’s Christmas song

NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 12/14/15 — The winter holidays are “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for Americans, and the trove of beloved ASCAP holiday songs have traditionally been the soundtrack of the season. Of course, traditions need a little sprucing up every now and then to stay relevant to our times. As we unbox the 2015 holiday season, ASCAP songwriters are shaking the snow from the trees with a new crop of original songs, warming up the radio charts alongside the classics of yesteryear.
Here are this year’s 10 most-performed new, original ASCAP holiday songs, across terrestrial and satellite radio. All were first released in 2013 and 2014. Like a snowflake, every one is diff355908_ASCAP_newLogo_Horizontal_wTagline_Compact_Black MW_Logo_RGB_0erent — but they’re all on their way to becoming future holiday classics. Don’t be surprised if you end up humming a few of these on your next holiday shopping trip or family get-together. 
 
TOP 10 NEW ASCAP HOLIDAY SONG FAVORITES OF 2015*
“Song Title” – Recording Artist (ASCAP Songwriters
 
1. “Underneath the Tree” – Kelly Clarkson (Kelly Clarkson / Greg Kurstin) 
2. “I’ll Be Home” – Meghan Trainor (Meghan Trainor) 
3. “Wrapped in Red” – Kelly Clarkson (Kelly Clarkson / Ashley Arrison / Aben Eubanks / Shane McAnally) 
4. “This Holiday Night” – Margo Rey (Margo Rey Barrett Yeretsian) 
5. “Santa Tell Me” – Ariana Grande (Ariana Grande / Ilya (STIM) / Savan Kotecha) 
6. “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay” – Kenny Chesney (Brett James / David Lee Murphy / Kenny Chesney) 
7. “Text Me Merry Christmas” – Straight No Chaser & Kristen Bell (David Javerbaum / Adam Schlesinger) 
8. “What God Wants for Christmas” – Darius Rucker (Frank Rogers / Darius Rucker / Monty Criswell) 
9. “Fa La La” – Elizabeth Chan (Elizabeth Chan) 
10. “Blame It on the Mistletoe” – Kendall Schmidt (Joshua Kissiah Cumbee / Kendall Schmidt / Afshin Salmani)
There’s no denying the great ASCAP seasonal songs of the past, which continue to dominate terrestrial and satellite radio playlists no matter what the year. Here’s a list of the Top 20 most-performed evergreen recordings in 2015 so far, including the newest entry in the list, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” co-written by ASCAP writer-producer Walter Afanasieff with Mariah Carey.
TOP 20 ASCAP HOLIDAY SONG CLASSICS OF 2015**
“Song Title” (ASCAP songwriters)
1. “Sleigh Ride” (Leroy Anderson / Mitchell Parish
2. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (Meredith Willson
3. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (Fred Coots / Haven Gillespie
4. “Winter Wonderland” (Felix Bernard / Richard B. Smith
5. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne
6. “Jingle Bell Rock” (Joseph Carleton Beal / James Ross Boothe
7. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” (Johnny Marks
8. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Johnny Marks) 
9. “Do You Hear What I Hear” (Gloria Shayne Baker (SACEM) / Noel Regney (SACEM)
10. “Frosty the Snowman” (Steve Nelson / Walter E. Rollins
11. “The Christmas Song” (Mel Tormé / Robert Wells
12. “Last Christmas” (George Michael
13. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Walter N. Afanasieff / Mariah Carey) 
14. “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin
15. “Little Drummer Boy” (Katherine Davis Henry Onorati Harry Simeone
16. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Ralph Blane / Hugh Martin
17. “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” (Johnny Marks
18. “Carol of the Bells” (Mykola Leontovych / Peter Wilhousky
19. “Home for the Holidays” (Robert Allen / Al Stillman) 
20. “Feliz Navidad” (José Feliciano)
*According to Mediabase’s “Recurrents” holiday songs chart, tracking new recordings from 2014 and prior on terrestrial & satellite radio, as of 12/6/15
**Data compiled by rolling up multiple recordings on Mediabase’s “Gold” holiday songs chart, tracking all Gold-selling recordings on terrestrial & satellite radio, as of 12/6/15
About ASCAP 
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 555,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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Margo Rey’s “This Holiday Night” Is *7 On Holiday Music Chart!

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Margo Rey’s Christmas single “This Holiday Night” is currently *7 on the National Holiday Music Chart!

The single is from “This Holiday Night” EP originally released in 2011.

“This Holiday Night” EP as well as the Spanish version of “This Holiday Night” – “Es Navidad” is available on iTunes.

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Julia Gruenberg Will Star on FX “Baskets” Show

zachbasketsThe youngest client of Michael Blakey, the 11 year old Julia Rose Gruenberg will star on “Baskets” – an american television comedy series that is scheduled to premier on FX in 2016! The series was co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galiffianakis and Jonathan Krises who is also the show runner.

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Julia Rose half-Japanese half-American actress, dancer, classical pianist, rapper (a.k.a. Little J), street performer and stand up comedienne. Some people call her “the piano-playing robot” for her skills, energy and ability to engage the audience.

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