Sunshine Coast’s Taylor Moss track hits a million Spotify streams
Sunshine Coast country music singer-songwriter Taylor Moss has hit one million Spotify streams with her independently-released track, ’Ain’t No Girly Girl’.
Released on November 20, it was quickly added to Spotify’s coveted Fresh Country playlist and expanded to others, with a quarter of streams coming from the US.
The track also created heat on Apple Music’s Aussie Country playlist, debuted at #4 on the iTunes All Genres Songs chart, and playlisted on KIX Country, iHeart Country and CMT.
“Taylor Moss is one of the most exciting artists that is leading the new generation of Australian country music,” Ditto’s ANZ regional manager, Sarah Hamilton, said.
“She is fearless, fierce, and DSPs such as Spotify and Apple Music have seen her potential and supported her banging tracks both locally and globally.
“She is a force, and to be releasing independently with a great team around her means that she can be in creative control, move quickly and interact directly with her growing fanbase.”
Moss, who turned 26 this month, is also getting a similar initial response with her current single ‘You Ain’t Getting A Song’ which is on Spotify and Apple Music playlists in Australia and the US and generated 160,000 plays in its first three weeks.
The title of the song, “is pretty self-explanatory” according to Moss. Who says, “Don’t date a muso if you don’t want a song written about you!”
If any of her male admirers’ text her asking if the song is about him, she routinely flips him a Spotify link to Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’.
The track is also on country stations iHeart Country Australia, CMT Australia, KIX Country, Triple M Country and Australian Country Radio, among others.
Artist manager Ian “Dicko” Dickson of Tricycle Artist Management noted about the streaming figures: “It is a testament to the democratic nature of our streaming landscape that a talented, young and determined, self-funded independent artist such as Taylor Moss is able to see her music reach such a wide streaming audience and have a song crack the million.”
The self-financed Moss, born in the sleepy NSW seaside town of Ulladulla before moving to Noosa, first entered a recording studio at the age of 15.
She got her big break in the Urban Country Music Festival talent quest in 2012, and three years later was a finalist in the Tamworth Country Music Festival’s Toyota Star Maker.
A 2019 track, ‘Take It From Me’ reached #32 on the TMN Country Hot 50.
The song was penned with Nashville locals Katrina Burgoyne and Mary Kutter during one of the annual visits she’s been making to the US since she was 18.