The Monday Alternative Music Meeting

January 15th, 2024

Happy Monday! Hope you had an amazin’ weekend! It’s MLK Day, so some of you still may be enjoying a long weekend. I couldn’t wait to get back at it and share with you the launch of #HAPPENS Alternative Downloads today. All the current singles are available for you to listen & download on the all-new Alternative Downloads page. In addition, I will spotlight all upcoming new singles each week on New Music Friday in your #HAPPENS VIP Alternative Newsletter. Thrilled to debut this new resource for the Alternative Community. If you still need your login, get your Alternative Downloads Login Credentials HERE

Missed ALTer EGO this past Saturday night? Taylor Fields did a great job of capturing the 2024 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO: Every Epic Moment.

We kickoff the first day of the week with Greg Glover, host of Alternative Mornings on KNRK (94/7)/Portland sharing his Famous Firsts. Greg also produces/hosts a really cool weekly specialty show “The Bottom Forty.” Leading the pack on New Music Discovery Picks this week is The Black Keys “Beautiful People (Stay High).” Looks like there’s a new Mumford & Sons song coming tomorrow…check out tease from the band HERE

There are four new Mediabase Alternative chart debuts this week with The Black Keys landing the highest debut. Let’s take a deep dive into the Mediabase Alternative Chart.

Alternative Chart Moves This Week

Top 10

The Last Dinner Party “Nothing Matters” (Island/Republic) moves up 13-10* +114 spins

Top 15

Shinedown “Symptom Of being Human” (Atlantic/3EE) leaps 16-13* +124 spins

AJR “Yes, I’m A Mess” (Mercury/Republic) jumps 17-14* +73 spins


Top 20

Noah Kahan “Stick Season” (Mercury/Republic) rises 21-20* +51 spins


Top 25

Thirty Second To Mars “Seasons” (Concord) jumps 27-25* +63 spins


Top 30

Blame My Youth “Prizefighter” (Big Loud Rock) climbs 31-30* +26 spins


Chart Debuts

The Black Keys “Beautiful People (Stay High) (Nonesuch/Warner) 31* +457 spins

Foo Fighters “The Glass” (RCA) 33* +330 spins

The Ramona Flowers “Up All Night (f/Nile Rodgers)” (Distiller) 38* +49 spins

Papa Roach “Leave A Light On” (New Noize/ADA) 39* +140 spins


Top 5 Biggest Gainers

The Black Keys “Beautiful People (Stay High) (Nonesuch/Warner) +457 spins

Foo Fighters “The Glass” (RCA) +330 spins

Sum 41 “Landmines” (Rise/BMG) +255 spins

Cold War Kids “Run Away With Me” (Monotone/AWAL) +179 spins

Papa Roach “Leave A Light On” (New Noize/ADA) +140 spins

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Find all the latest updates on the pages above for Alternative Downloads, News, New Music Discovery Picks, New Artist Discovery Of The Week, Music Info, Going For Adds, Albums, Famous Firsts, Photos, and find contact info in your Rolodex for Alternative Radio And Records. Let me know if you have any updates.