Pop/Rock News: Jon Santana, Hey Monday, Friday Pilots Club

Nashville-based Producer/Songwriter Jon Santana On Chart-Topping SuperM Album

Jon Santana. Photo: Seiji Inouye

K-pop supergroup SuperM debuted at No. 1 this week on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, with the group’s EP The 1st Mini Album ‘SuperM’ moving 168,000 equivalent album units. Among the contributors to the album is Nashville-based producer/songwriter Jon Santana, who co-wrote the album cut “No Manners,” alongside Shae Jacobs and Tyler Holmes. All three writers are signed with Prescription Songs.

Santana’s previous production successes include Peter Manos’ “In My Head,” which has earned over 100 million streams. Santana’s own song “NY90” off his debut EP And There They Were, placed on Spotify Viral Charts in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Norway and Poland. He has had sync placements on MTV and VH1.


Cassadee Pope Returns To Her Punk-Rock Roots With Hey Monday Show

Pop-punk artist turned country singer Cassadee Pope will return to her rock roots with a “Homecoming” show in Nashville as part of her early pop band Hey Monday.

The show will take place Monday, Nov. 25 at revered Music City rock venue Exit/In. It has been more than a decade since the band debuted with Hold On Tight (Decaydance Records); the band has been on hiatus since 2011. Tickets are available here.


Friday Pilots Club Cover Classic ’80s Pop Tunes On New EP

Big Machine/John Varvatos group Friday Pilots Club cover a trio of classic ’80s pop songs on a new EP While You Wait. The band offers its own spin on  The Psychedelic Furs’ “Heartbreak Beat,” Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar” and Iggy Pop’s “Real Wild Child (Wild One).” The project was produced by James Kourafas and Friday Pilots Club’s Robert Drew Polovick.


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