Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 20

Neon Entertainment is here to provide you access to artists that are trending in the entertainment world. Each week we will provide you with five national touring artists that we can book for your next event.

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1. DEER TICK

On tour this fall

New record coming later this year, making their sixth full length LP on Partisan Records

Playing Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN and High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA this summer

Described as rock with folk, blues, and country influences, but the band actively rebels against the ‘country’ tag

Check out the video for “The Dream’s In A Ditch” with over 86K views on YouTube

2. KIIRA

Atlantic Records recording artist released debut EP Low Kii Savage last year

Gained fast popularity from single “Gold” which has been streamed on Spotify 375M+ times

“Gold” was featured in the Apple Watch commercial and Kiiara performed it on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Currently on tour with The Chainsmokers, just played Coachella, and will play Panorama Music Festival

Recently released singles “Whipping ft. Felix Snow” and “Heavy,” a collaboration with Linkin Park

3. RACHEL PLATTEN

New single going to radio in May and a new album coming this summer

Best known for “Fight Song” and “Stand By You”

Has been on the ABC’s “To Tell The Truth,” The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, and more

Nominated (Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary) and Presented at American Music Awards

Won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Talk Show/Morning Program for her “Fight Song” performance on Good Morning America

284K+ Facebook likes, 422K+ Instagram followers, 139K+ Twitter followers, 740K+ YouTube subscribers, and 310M+ cumulative YouTube views

FEATURED IN: Seventeen Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine, The Insider, and Rebecca Minkoff’s blog, just to name a few

“Fight Song” has over 202M streams on Spotify, with “Stand By You” following closely with over 51M

4. ZACH KING

Zach King has taken traditional entertainment and transformed it for the digital arena. Known as the “Vine (as in the social app) Magician,” King creates videos using what he’s dubbed “digital sleight of hand” to grab an audience’s attention and leave them wondering, “How’d he do that?” He is a new storyteller for a new generation. Through wildly imaginative scenarios that often use everyday items and situations, King and his team have pushed the limits and amassed an impressive following on all social sites – more than 18 million on Instagram and 3 million on Facebook. He teaches audiences how to use social media to tell a story, connect with fans and turn traditional media upside down.

Starting in his college dorm room, Zach began to grow a worldwide audience with film editing tutorials and fun, energy filled short films. After several viral hits on YouTube, Zach began creating content for social platforms Vine and Instagram and found even larger success. His work has landed him features onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America and Larry King Now and in the publications Adweek and People. He was a contender on the Amazing Race with his wife, Rachel.

Zach’s creativity, passion for people and dedication has led him to create a successful brand and paved the way this past year to expand to new horizons and begin a multimedia production company. Together, Zach and his team create content for millions of fans as well as companies such as Walt Disney Pictures, Justin Bieber, Nike, Coca-Cola and many more.

In 2016, Zach won Best Vine Artist at the Shorty Awards.

5. NICK BILTON

Nick Bilton is a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair, where he writes about technology, politics, business and culture. He is also a contributor to CNBC, and a former columnist and reporter for The New York Times.

He has written three books, including the New York Times bestseller, Hatching Twitter, which chronicled the turmoil and chaos inside Twitter as it grew from a fledgling startup to a multi-billion dollar company. The book is currently being turned into a TV show for Lionsgate.

His book, American Kingpin, was published by Penguin/Portfolio in May, 2017. The book tells epic story of the hunt for the Dread Pirate Roberts, who created The Silk Road marketplace, which sold guns and drugs on the dark web.

Over the years, Bilton’s columns and articles have led to investigations by the U.S. government, and helped press the Federal Aviation Administration to overturn a rule requiring people to turn off devices during takeoff and landing. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, son, and dog, Pixel.