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BIG RED'S BIG THREE
How's this for a power trio? (10/26a)
HITS LIST, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Grammy-themed, just like our latest print magazine. (10/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS: ROLLING IN
THE STREAMS
Audiences embrace Adele regardless of the platform. (10/26a)
KAREN KWAK TO LEAD
WARNER A&R
Aaron's latest hire. (10/26a)
ON THE COVER:
OLIVIA RODRIGO
Can you hear the Grammy buzz? (10/26a)
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ADELE ADELE
Adele Adele; Adele.
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BIG RED'S BIG THREE
How's this for a power trio? (10/26a)
HITS LIST, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Grammy-themed, just like our latest print magazine. (10/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS: ROLLING IN
THE STREAMS
Audiences embrace Adele regardless of the platform. (10/26a)
KAREN KWAK TO LEAD
WARNER A&R
Aaron's latest hire. (10/26a)
ON THE COVER:
OLIVIA RODRIGO
Can you hear the Grammy buzz? (10/26a)
ADELE ADELE ADELE
Adele; Adele Adele?
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
A... dele?
ADELE ADELE
Adele Adele; Adele.
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
(Adele.)
RUMOR MILL
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10/28/21

The presale for Adele's pair of British Summer Time Hyde Park London shows in July of 2022 has begun, and let's just say demand is intense. Word has it requests for tickets were north of 10 times capacity for two AEG Presents-promoted nights (7/1-2) at the 65k-cap venue—we're talking 1.3m+ requests for 130k available and highly coveted seats. We also understand that the Kleenex concession will be off the hook.


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Stringer
10/28/21

Sony Music hit the landmark of $1b in revenue from streaming during the quarter that ended 9/30 as the unit saw significant growth over the same period in COVID-affected 2020.


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Queen Victoria
10/28/21

Adele picked up $318k in pocket change during the debut week of “Easy on Me,” with $251k of the total derived from that newfangled streaming thingie. Lil Nas X, Her Majesty’s Columbia labelmate, bowed deeply as he vacated the #1 position on our Song Revenue Chart so that she could return to the throne.

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10/28/21

Our insider talks Kaceygate, the Ye goodwill mission and other Grammy maneuvers.


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10/28/21

In its first quarterly report as a stand-alone company, Universal Music Group’s revenue of $2.498b was up 16.1% over the third quarter of 2020.


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Pegues
10/28/21

Epic Records A&R chief Ezekiel Lewis has bolstered his team with the promotion of Jermaine Pegues to VP of A&R and two new hires.


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10/28/21

Here are four more artists spotlighted in our Grammy Preview print issue—Polo G, Luke Combs, Ellie Holcomb and Greta Van Fleet—along with the link to a flipbook containing all 27 prospective nominees featured in the magazine.


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10/28/21

"I'm delighted to present Måneskin with these gold plaques commemorating the success of "Beggin'," notes Arista boss David Massey as he joins key team members on the occasion of the band's triumphant U.S. visit. "I would only add that these will pair beautifully with a 2015 Montepulciano." Later, the following people celebrated by tossing a Quasar TV out a hotel window and riding a stolen dune buggy through a shopping mall (l-r): Sony Latin President Alex Gallardo, Måneskin bassist Victoria, singer Damiano, Massey, Måneskin guitarist Thomas, drummer Ethan, manager Ron Laffitte and manager/producer Fabrizio Ferraguzzo.


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morganwadealbum
10/28/21

Holly Gleason has a candid and revealing conversation with the envelope-pushing young writer/artist who’s reimagining where country music can go.


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JayBird
10/28/21

Former agent Jay Byrd has joined Live Nation’s Concerts team as Global Tour Promoter. He will be booking North American and international tours.


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SpoonSofa
10/28/21

Spoon is mounting a livestream, Back to the Life // Live From Los Angeles, tonight and Friday via Moment House. Transpiring at L.A.'s Teragram Ballroom, the show will feature songs from new album Lucifer on the Sofa, including...


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monarch
10/28/21

Monarch, Fox’s scripted country-music series with Susan Sarandon and actual country star Trace Adkins, will premier 1/30 after the NFC championship game.


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Mogwai
10/28/21

More winners of the upcoming Artist and Manager Awards have been announced; Karma Artists is set to receive the Writer/Producer Manager gong, while Mogwai will take home Pioneer honors.


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10/28/21

Sony Music Publishing won’t keep us wondering: Jon Platt and team have a global agreement for the Gregg Allman catalog.


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10/28/21

Drake returns to #1 for a fifth non-consecutive week with Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic). Albums by Lana Del Rey and Elton John (both via Interscope) debut in the Top 10.


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joshbell
10/28/21

The first deal from the newly created ICM Crescendo Music Royalty Fund is the purchase of a set of royalties from classical violinist Joshua Bell.


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10/27/21

Spotify hit 381 monthly average users in the third quarter and expects to top 400m by year’s end. Advertising is booming, too.


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10/27/21

Deals have grown more competitive—and negotiations more contentious—as rights holders have gained leverage in the new music economy. I.B. Bad breaks out his legal pad to explain.


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10/27/21

HITSGrammy Preview: Part 1 is hot off the presses. Here's the first taste—exclusive reflections from Lil Nas X, Dan + Shay, Duncan Laurence and Tate McRae—along with the link to a flipbook containing quotes from all 27 prospective nominees featured in the issue.


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10/27/21

Arista/Sony Latin's globe-rocking sensation Måneskin made its U.S. TV debut on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon 10/26, bringing a much-needed dose of glittery glam and pansexual swagger to the American heartland.


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Featured Video
Dreamer Boy and BENEE, "Are You Letting Go?"
The Nashville troubadour teams up with the Kiwi breakout for this beguiling song (via slowplay/Harvest), visualized in this charming clip with plenty of sweet melancholy and wanderlust. This "SOS or smoke signal to another person" (as Dreamer Boy, aka Zach Taylor, describes it) is gathering buzz thanks to DSP love, rapturous press and a growing army of admirers.
[email protected] episode leads SNL ratings: Will killer performances lead to increased #GRAMMYs buzz?… https://t.co/GUm1cGbM6k
#SEVENTEEN (@pledis_17) aims for top start to date with #ATTACCA https://t.co/aEAS5vAB39 https://t.co/wTKjKc8C8T
#GRAMMYs gallery: @LilNasX shares what being nominated for #MONTERO would mean https://t.co/Rio7VAmnwu https://t.co/nNquc1NriV
#HaveMercy hits the top 40 at Pop this week @ChloeBailey https://t.co/RWUwOAMWQ8 https://t.co/1KRexPIIJL
[email protected]_members earn highest charting project to date with #DIMENSION_DILEMMA: See where it landed… https://t.co/j25KS3wYZL
Big red’s big three: @ColumbiaRecords lights up charts with @Adele, @LilNasX & @thekidlaroi https://t.co/dYekGrjCxo https://t.co/ZcY8eBCXHY
On the cover of the #HitsMagazine #GRAMMYs preview part 1 issue: 2021’s breakout star @Olivia_Rodrigo… https://t.co/sXb4016Z4Y
[email protected]_twt heads to @UMG https://t.co/IaWGNeInGC https://t.co/Vmm0PWioUF
[email protected] are right outside the top 10 this week https://t.co/861d7YSX3q https://t.co/7KXhbmUoMO
Down to the wire: @youngthug and @Drake face off for #1 album this week https://t.co/ConlNkMfHb https://t.co/kjq4wK4TeL