A single word is “clean, simple and bold — especially if you find a really splashy one,” says McKee. “I have a book of titles that I’ve compiled over the years, and I do find that one-word titles are special, probably because it means a simple hook and an even simpler concept. I know that when I do stumble upon a one-worder that pops, I’m psyched. If one word can sum it up, then the bones of the song are sturdy.”

(via 'Roar' 'Royals' 'Happy': Why So Many Hits Now Have One-Word Titles | Billboard)

BOK BOK featuring KELELA - Melba’s Call (by Night Slugs)

"Blue Note records are designed simply to serve the uncompromising expression of hot jazz and swing, in general. Any particular style of playing which represents an authentic way of musical feeling is genuine expression. By virtue of its significance in place, time and circumstance, it possesses its own tradition, artistic standards and audience that keeps it alive. Hot jazz, therefore, is expression and communication, a musical and social manifestation, and Blue Note Records are concerned with identifying its impulse, not its sensational and commercial adornments."

(via The Record Label That Saved Jazz - Esquire)

This map shows the most played artist in each state over the last year. It is interesting to see the regional differences in favorite artists and how just a handful of artists dominates the listening of wide areas of the country. (via Favorite Artists vs Distinctive Artists by State | Music Machinery)

Haim - XO (Beyonce cover) in the Live Lounge (by BBC Radio 1)

A map showing each which artist enjoys the most outsized support in each state. To be clear, these aren’t necessarily the most-listened to bands in each state, but rather the bands that have unusually high support in each state. So for example, Vermonters skew more toward Phish more than other Americans do, and Texans are bigger George Strait fans than anyone else. (via Here’s Every State’s Favorite Band - Business Insider)