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UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
Lucian locks in the superstar. (9/21a)
RIAA: SUBS POWERED REVENUE IN H1 2018
Streaming revenue is 75% of the biz. (9/21a)
CRY THE TOP 20
Carrie is having a Pretty good first week. (9/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/21a)
UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
This song's for Uni. (9/21a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
Lucian locks in the superstar. (9/21a)
RIAA: SUBS POWERED REVENUE IN H1 2018
Streaming revenue is 75% of the biz. (9/21a)
CRY THE TOP 20
Carrie is having a Pretty good first week. (9/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/21a)
UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
This song's for Uni. (9/21a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
RUMOR MILL
BOXING
9/22/18

Data is notably scarce at present, but depending which way the winds blow we may witness a chart battle between Warner Bros. crooner Josh Groban and RCA's new-school lad band Brockhampton.


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Carrie at ACMs
9/21/18

Carrie Underwood has scored a #1 Top 50 Chart bow for Cry Pretty with 260k, a smashing first foray for Capitol Nashville.


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9/21/18

Just as there are certain things we can count on, like summer turning to fall as the plane of the equator passes through the center of the sun (look it up), there are certain people we can count on to take care of business. Like...


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9/21/18

Streaming is the dominant driver in the RIAA’s just-released mid-year report on the U.S. music business, accounting for a stunning 75% of the revenue pie for the first half of 2018, while paid subscriptions in particular have grown 33% y-o-y.


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PTX Making Christmas
9/21/18

Christmas Is Here! (RCA), the fourth holiday album from Pentatonix, will come down the chimney on 10/26, in conjunction with the just-announced tour of the same name. On 9/28, the reigning champs of a cappella will offer the first taste from the set, the Danny Elfman-penned “Making Christmas,” from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.


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pianomic
9/21/18

Machine Gun Kelly's third album, BINGE (Bad Boy/Interscope), is #1 at iTunes this Flipover Friday, followed by The 35-minute, nine-track Prince set...


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EJ
9/21/18

Elton John has moved all of his business into the Universal Music Group fold, significantly expanding the global business partnership between his company Rocket and UMG.


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9/21/18

As A Great Big World prepares for the release of their self-titled album—out later this year via Black Magnetic/Epic—the Grammy-winning duo announces a live concert special.


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9/21/18

These days, if you wanna be big, it helps to be lil. Lil Pump has the week’s most-streamed track on our Streaming Songs Chart, the debuting “I Love It,” with an assist from Kanye West; Lil Baby is #4 and #12, with Gunna and Drake, respectively, riding shotgun. And the Lil Peep-XXXTentacion collab has racked up north of 9m streams in its first two days of release to finish at #24, with nowhere to go but up.


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Mumford
9/21/18

Mumford & Sons have released "Guiding Light," the first single from their fourth studio album, Delta, which Glassnote will release on 11/16.


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BADFLOWER
9/21/18

Presenting the powerhouse performance of "Ghost" by John Varvatos Records/Big Machine rockers Badflower on Corden...


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9/21/18

What do Island singer/songwriter Dean Lewis, Triple Tigers Country artist Russell Dickerson, Hollywood pop songstress Sabrina Carpenter and Original Mind's Alt newcomer Jagwar Twin have in common? They all joined our Vibe Raters roundup of buzzing acts poised to break this week.


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9/21/18

Khalid X Normani hold on to #1 at T40, while there's a three-way battle between YG, Juice WRLD and DJ Khaled for #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Imagine Dragons nab a fourth week on top...


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justin and katie
9/21/18

Sources confirm Warner/Chappell Co-Head of A&R Katie Vinten is launching a label within WMG as a JV with Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Justin Tranter.


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9/21/18

J. Cole's nonprofit The Dreamville Foundation is getting actively involved in the recovery from Hurricane Florence in his hometown of Fayetteville, NC...


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falling
9/21/18

Our own Michelle S. on the posthumous new collaboration “Falling Down” (Columbia) from Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, which is heartbreaking in light of their untimely passing but also as a reminder of the creative power that's been lost.


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wolf alice
9/21/18

Wolf Alice were crowned winners of 2018's Mercury Prize in London last night for their second album on Jamie Oborne’s Dirty Hit label, Visions of a Life. The band accepted the prize with a big FU to an industry exec who didn’t get their schtick early on.


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brocknmf
9/21/18

All 11 members of BROCKHAMPTON snag the cover photo this week for Spotify's New Music Friday. Tracks "J'OUVERT" and "NEW ORLEANS"—off their latest release iridescence (Question Everything/RCA)—are featured on the playlist.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
9/21/18

After experiencing a collective Eminem high the previous week, as the rap legend raked in $1.8m, Streaming Nation has come back down to earth. The big exception to the trend is the Kanye-Pump collab “I Love It,” which has zipped past the competition like a long bomb from Patrick Mahomes to Tyreek Hill...


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paul weller
9/21/18

Eminem has denied Paul Weller a chance at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Kamikaze (Interscope) claiming a third week at the top on 29k combined sales. Albums by Pale Waves, David Guetta and Jungle are also new in the Top 10.


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