Hit Record Without Airplay? That’s Fake News, WSJ


It’s been an incredible two years for Billie Eilish, a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from L.A.

Thanks, in part, by a song on the soundtrack to Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,” Eilish’s star is rising fast.

But, according to Anne Steele, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, it’s come “without radio.”

That’s not true, or as one radio industry veteran said while attending the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, “What a moron, Radio was first and has been playing her for a while.”

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