May 29th, 2024

The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. Do you know what else is happening? The amount of time people spend, out enjoying themselves is increasing. With sunny days, lunch hours are suddenly becoming more like lunch hour and a half. Folks enjoying the warm evenings and staying out later. Shopping, dining, just strolling around, the later places stay open, and the later everyone stays out, the more opportunities for What's In-Store Music clients to have their songs heard. Without a doubt, summer is one of the best seasons to have your music playing overhead, as folks are out everywhere! If you have something new, you'd like to have to play this summer, you can go ahead and submit it right HERE!!

It Takes a Village with
Jesse Flohr and New Riff Agency

It's time again for an installment of It Takes A Village, a recurring item in the newsletter spawned from conversations I've had over the years with clients looking for services beyond what I provide. Do You know a video person? Do you know a good SYNC company? I decided to bring those conversations to the newsletter and share with all of you some of my recommendations. This week we feature a dear friend and former coworker, Jesse Flohr, and his company, New Riff Agency. Jesse And I worked together at Interscope Records for several years and have remained in touch ever since. Jesse has taken his years of experience to create this exciting new company. Through this new venture, Jesse can provide you with all the knowledge and tools you need to develop your business and help promote/market your music or product. But don't take my word for it, let Jesse describe it to you, himself.

New Riff is a forward-thinking, results-driven, boutique agency based in Nashville, TN focused in Music Marketing, Product Marketing, and Business Development.
We are dedicated to empowering our clients with strategic insights, solutions, and actionable plans to help successfully bring their projects into the market, and achieve sustainable growth.
We understand that the path to success is different for every artist, company, and project, and can customize a plan to fit your goals.
New Riff Agency provides a network of partners and suggested vendors to help simplify and enhance your project as needed. 

In each of these features, I like to ask the question, What's your Superpower? What makes you the best at what you do?
My superpower is working with a client to get a thorough understanding of the artist / project and their goals so that can help set them up for the best chance of success. My background across major and independent labels along with digital agencies has given me a deep understanding of artist development, release strategy, digital marketing, and how to put all of that together to grow awareness, consumption, revenue, and fan engagement. - Jesse

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Hayes Warner + Billy B ft. Kevin Rudolf
"Just A Girl"


"Symptom of Life" #15

Judah & The Lion

"Long Dark Night" #17

Dylan Scott

"This Town's Been Good To Us" #30

Davis Mallory

"So Groovy" #35


"Long Yellow Dress" #40

Elysia Marie

"Gonna Take A Woman" #47

Newly Added to The What's In-Store Music Spotify Playlist

Nick Kent

"State of Mind"

kenzie x ASTN

"close to you"

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Added at Planet Fitness


"Our Time"

Submit Your High Energy Top40, Dance, EDM, Alternative, or Latin Dance Song
Here For The Planet Fitness Playlist!

What's In-Store Music Artists have been heard in these fine locations!
Liddy Clark
On Crimson Rose Records, LLC
Bella Rios
"Walking in the Rain"

“I am so beyond thrilled to finally share Sincerely, with the world. I truly feel the songs on this EP encapsulate so many aspects of myself and my development as an artist and person," says Bella Rios. “Filming the video for ‘Walking In The Rain’ was such a special experience. It is always amazing to see the story I imagined while writing the song come to life. Filming this video was particularly fun for me because it really played into my love of glam and drama. I will admit though, those rain room scenes were a bit chilly.”

Band of Silver
On the Move

Keep an ear out for these terrific songs playing overhead in stores everywhere.

James Robert Webb

"Ride or Die"

Marques Houston

"Last Drop"

Toby Gad x Angelina Jordan

"IF I WERE A BOY (piano diaries)"

Pyro Tiger


Menew ft. Dzeko

"Never Us"

almost monday

"can't slow down"

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Video of the Week:
A.D.A.M. Music Project
"Free To Be Me"
Lee Brice ft. Hailey Whitters & Nate Smith
"Drinkin' Buddies"
On Curb Records
Out & About with Scott Emerson

This week's Out & About is how I spent my Memorial Day weekend, getting to know my new granddaughter Tehilla.

Have a great week,

Scott Emerson