Capitol Hill Soundtrack December 2021
In this final 2021 edition....
Meet SiriusXM’s Future Five artists to watch for 2022; Pandora listeners make Cardi B #1 again on the 2021 Top Thumb Hundred; SiriusXM names Joseph Inzerillo its new Chief Product & Technology Officer; have a laugh with our latest policy blog on SiriusXM’s comedy programming; and SiriusXM Cares makes a $5 million gift to the historic Apollo Theater.
Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season from All of Us at SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher
Meet SiriusXM’s Future Five artists to watch for 2022, featuring five new artists that SiriusXM has supported and predicts will break through in 2022 across the Pop, R&B, Country, Hip-Hop and Rock genres. Year-after-year, SiriusXM’s ‘Future Five’ picks have proven to be on point and spotlights artists that SiriusXM is first to champion. Past ‘Future Five’ selections include Doja Cat, Gabby Barrett, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, Carly Pearce and more. Learn more about the Future Five and check out our ‘Class of 2021’ artists that SiriusXM was first to commit airplay and playlist support to and subsequently went on to have a major break-through year.
Pandora listeners made Cardi B #1 for the second year in a row, topping Pandora’s 2021 Top Thumb Hundred with her hit “Up.” Drake claimed the most spots in 2021’s rankings with 9 tracks. Only Pandora lets users “thumb” songs to create a personalized listening experience that evolves with their taste and preferences. With over 100 billion generated by users (and counting), Pandora’s thumbs are a unique barometer for what’s hot in music right now. Listen to the full 2021 Top Thumb Hundred playlist and be sure to check out which artists made your personal list of most-loved songs for 2021 with Pandora Playback at Playback.Pandora.com.
SiriusXM announced Joseph Inzerillo as the Company’s new Chief Product & Technology Officer. In this expanded role, Inzerillo will set and lead the implementation of SiriusXM’s product roadmap, satellite infrastructure enhancements, and technology vision and strategy to drive innovation and growth across all SiriusXM platforms. Inzerillo is a world-class media technology trailblazer with more than 30 years of experience developing and executing game-changing strategies across technology and digital organizations. He most recently helped launch and lead all technology aspects of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses, the fastest-growing streaming platform in entertainment. Join us in welcoming Joe!
Greg Warren knows the value of a good laugh. The successful long-time stand-up comedian has spent years honing his craft, from appearances on the “Late Late Show” or Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” to countless sets at comedy clubs across the country. His love of comedy is one of the reasons he’s an outspoken fan of how SiriusXM has made such a commitment to comedians and comedy. Learn more about Greg and how SiriusXM has made comedy programming and comedians a priority for the platform in our latest policy blog.
The Apollo, one of America’s cultural treasures, received a $5 million gift from SiriusXM. The Apollo and SiriusXM, committed to supporting diverse artists, have created special nights at the famed theater for more than a decade. Funded by the Company’s charitable arm, SiriusXM Cares, the donation helps support the Apollo’s mission to create and present work that center Black artists and voices from the African Diaspora. In recognition of the gift and for the many special performances held by SiriusXM at the theater since 2010, the Apollo will name the Orchestra Level of the historic theater the SiriusXM Orchestra.
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Listen Live: Highlighting the best upcoming live - and livestreamed - music and entertainment events
12/22: The 4th Annual .Paak House digital experience features a full set from Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals
12/31: The Legwarmers NYE Dance Party is back at The State Theatre
1/20: Wale’s Under a Blue Moon Tour comes to the Fillmore Silver Spring
1/22: The Josh Abbott Band is live at the Birchmere
1/28: Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour is live at the Anthem
Pandora Top Thumb Hundred...
The Top Thumb Hundred is an exclusive weekly chart and playlist that reflects listeners’ favorite recent discoveries by capturing the 100 most-thumbed-up new releases. The Top Thumb Hundred songs is refreshed every Monday. Check out Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred playlist HERE.