Australia Gotye wins Record Of The Year at the grammies

Congrats to Belgian-Australian artist Gotye on winning 3 Grammies: Best Pop Duo Performance, Best Alternative Album, and Record Of The Year. What we find very interesting was the fact that the record was ignored by Australia’s commercial radio stations but kept on climbing the chart, then got picked up by Ashton Kutcher, Lily Allen and others on Twitter, got a ton of views on Youtube and was virtually unstoppable. Would have been nice if the producers at radio picked up on such an obvious hit but of course being independent, not from X-Factor, or trashy pop a la Kesha, they couldn’t see it as a hit when they could have championed it from day one. Anyway it goes to prove a hit will always find its way to the top. Congratulations Gotye from We knew it was a hit the first time we heard it.

Mel Jade – Trash And Treasure

It has a sort of 80s meets now vibe but with a pretty good chorus. Mel wants trash and treasure probably 2 very opposite gifts but it’s a pretty decent song. We’ve been following Mel Jade’s progress for a few years now and believe she is on the verge of something big. One to watch and our first tip of 2013. Wow it is February already!