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KELSEA TO PLAY
IN SANDBOX?
It's fun in there. (4/19a)
GLOBAL BIZ ROSE TO $17.4B IN 2017
Are happy days actually here again? (4/19a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: DRAKE AND CARDI CLEAN UP
How's that for a power couple? (4/19a)
YOUR TAINT TEAM'S
TOP 20
Aldean, all the way (4/19a)
GERMANY'S GRAMMYS SHAKEN AS WINNING RAPPERS ACCUSED OF
ANTI-SEMITISM
Did they really say that? (4/19a)
ASK YOUR TASK FORCE
Tina gets advice, whether she wants it or not.
WHEN PUBLISHERS GET MASTERFUL
Why the recording side still holds an allure.
DOES THIS PIZZA TASTE WEIRD TO ANYBODY ELSE?
I actually ate, like, five pieces. But still.
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KELSEA TO PLAY
IN SANDBOX?
It's fun in there. (4/19a)
GLOBAL BIZ ROSE TO $17.4B IN 2017
Are happy days actually here again? (4/19a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: DRAKE AND CARDI CLEAN UP
How's that for a power couple? (4/19a)
YOUR TAINT TEAM'S
TOP 20
Aldean, all the way (4/19a)
GERMANY'S GRAMMYS SHAKEN AS WINNING RAPPERS ACCUSED OF
ANTI-SEMITISM
Did they really say that? (4/19a)
ASK YOUR TASK FORCE
Tina gets advice, whether she wants it or not.
WHEN PUBLISHERS GET MASTERFUL
Why the recording side still holds an allure.
DOES THIS PIZZA TASTE WEIRD TO ANYBODY ELSE?
I actually ate, like, five pieces. But still.
ROBOT MUSIC SUPERVISORS
It's already happening.
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4/20/18

Not long after 9pm PT on Thursday, Republic's Ariana Grande had the #1 song at iTunes with "No Tears Left to Cry." Meanwhile, on the album side, J. Cole's KOD (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) reigned.


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4/19/18

Def Jam megastar Kanye West took to Twitter to reveal that his album is seven songs. It also appears that the set is expected to drop on 6/1. And it looks like a second album, apparently a collaboration Kid Cudi, will be released under the name Kids See Ghost the very next week (6/8).


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4/19/18

Perhaps we misheard over the din at Citizen, but we could’ve sworn someone said that Jason Owen’s Sandbox Entertainment will step in as new management of Nashville breakout Kelsea Ballerini.


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4/19/18

Vivendi has started to review the possibility of listing UMG, CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine confirmed on Thursday. “We have started work that will allow us to present the benefits of a potential listing of UMG to the supervisory board,” de Puyfontaine said at Vivendi’s annual general meeting in Paris.


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4/19/18

Sir Lucian Grainge’s UMG, already in a commanding marketshare position, is due to drop sets from J. Cole, Kanye, Post Malone and Drake—which, in combination with...


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4/19/18

MIDiA Research got out their abacus, sharpened their No. 2 pencils and did the math on the global recorded music business. They discovered that the biz rose 8.5%—$1.4b—in 2017 on revenues of $17.4b.


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broom
4/19/18

Between them, Drake and Cardi B took all the big bucks and left the rest of the field scrambling for the Benjamins they dropped on the way to the bank.


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4/19/18

"It's not just my turn," said City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree Jon Platt at Wednesday's kickoff breakfast at the Viceroy L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills. "It's my culture's turn to do our part."


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4/19/18

Visionary Music Group, home of Logic, Jon Bellion and 6ix (who co-produced Logic’s smash “1-800-273-8255”), has inked a management partnership with Jesse Coren’s Mutual Friends. JCMF’s roster includes Quinn XCII, Chelsea Cutler, Jeremy Zucker and ayokay, all of whom now join Logic, Bellion and 6ix under the VMG umbrella.


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LBT
4/19/18

It’s Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. and Neil Portnow is encouraging the music community to use social media to tell Congress to update music laws before the end of the year.


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kesha
4/19/18

Time has unveiled their Most Influential People of 2018 list. In it, Kesha and Rihanna are listed as icons, while Shawn Mendes and Jimmy Kimmel have been placed in the artist category and Cardi B represents as a pioneer. Meanwhile, Kesha’s manager, Jack Rovner, remains the #1 Most Influential Old Jew on a Park Bench. Mazels all around.


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4/19/18

Responding to a growing wave of anti-Semitism in Germany—crystallized by the controversy surrounding Kollegah and Farid Bang’s album of the year win at last week’s Echo AwardsBMG is launching a school-focused campaign in an effort to counter this deeply troubling issue.


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4/19/18

"Hey, dudes, I just crossed out a few deal terms and added a clause that obliges you guys to dress like giant plushies on alternate Tuesdays," guffaws superstar Brad Paisley on the occasion of his re-inking with Randy Goodman's Sony Music Nashville. "Just kiddin'! You guys are a hoot." Seen are...


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4/19/18

A firestorm erupted last week at Germany's Echo Awards after rap collaborators Kollegah and Farid Bang won album of the year for Jung, Brutal, Gutaussehend (“Young, Brutal, Good-looking”), which contains the line, “My body’s more defined than that of Auschwitz inmates.”


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4/19/18

This week’s Top 20 features a lot of moving parts.


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Post
4/19/18

Well aware that you can’t autograph an MP3, Post Malone has unlocked the digital pre-order for his second full-length album beerbongs & bentleys (Republic) by posting a picture of something he could put his John Hancock on—a CD.


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NothingCompares
4/19/18

Prince’s original version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" went live this morning, released by the Prince Estate in collaboration with Warner Bros. Records.


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4/19/18

Amazon Prime has 100m subscribers, a number CEO Jeff Bezos has announced after keeping the tally secret for 13 years. Its streaming business is picking up steam, but the numbers are more vague.


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4/19/18

Receiving the Pulitzer Prize has pumped new life into Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. as it heads to #4 at iTunes. Is he reaching a new audience?


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4/18/18

MCA Nashville's Kacey Musgraves and YMCMB/Republic's Nicki Minaj are set to perform on the last two weeks of SNL, it has been confirmed.


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"It's my culture's turn": How to support @cityofhope #SpiritOfLife honoree and @WarnerChappell chief #JonPlatt's ca… https://t.co/R6TKt4DTsN
A dominant add week at Rhythm radio for @NICKIMINAJ and @Drake https://t.co/kEOSV4tIWA #ChunLi #NiceForWhat https://t.co/y18QxwSCUG
RT @scooterbraun: Friday @ArianaGrande new single. The wait is almost over https://t.co/fmhROiVEzW
.@zaynmalik exits @firstaccessent management. Where's he headed? https://t.co/ZE7X0W12db @elliegoulding @BebeRexha… https://t.co/iGsT4qIdlP
Top 20, with likely chart numbers on @Jason_Aldean @breakingbenj @JohnPrineMusic @PTXofficial, more:… https://t.co/TeOzyksT1T
Game on. https://t.co/ncgwpGADHz
Is @ArianaGrande moving up her single drop? https://t.co/qIoVIGPfK0 https://t.co/JWHUeizAtA