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NEAR TRUTHS: THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
The Republic empire grows. (2/29a)
DEEPER WELL MARKS KACEY’S “SATURN RETURN”
The planets align for genre-transcending artist. (3/4a)
SONY'S JOLLY GOOD NIGHT AT THE BRITs
Hip, hip, hoo-RAYE (3/4a)
TOP DAWG:
THE HITS INTERVIEW
A talk with Top Dog's "Top Dawg." (3/1a)
SONG REVENUE:
BUNNY BABIES
Picks of the litter (3/1a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
Just kidding. But we'll get there.
STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
GRAMMY GRAMMY GRAMMY
Start digging out your formal wear and let's do this.
THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
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NEAR TRUTHS: THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
The Republic empire grows. (2/29a)
DEEPER WELL MARKS KACEY’S “SATURN RETURN”
The planets align for genre-transcending artist. (3/4a)
SONY'S JOLLY GOOD NIGHT AT THE BRITs
Hip, hip, hoo-RAYE (3/4a)
TOP DAWG:
THE HITS INTERVIEW
A talk with Top Dog's "Top Dawg." (3/1a)
SONG REVENUE:
BUNNY BABIES
Picks of the litter (3/1a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
Just kidding. But we'll get there.
STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
GRAMMY GRAMMY GRAMMY
Start digging out your formal wear and let's do this.
THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
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3/4/24

March arrives with the music biz on the move, including UMG’s East/West rebalancing and the expansion of Spangler and Marella's realms, Epic’s rippling streams, Ari’s multimedia takeover, SZA’s interstellar move, Marley’s rebirth and coronations at the BRITs. We’re witnessing a changing of the guard.

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Sony is celebrating a dominant night at the 2024 BRIT Awards. The company’s haul was led by a record-setting six wins for Human Re Sources artist RAYE.


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Each Kacey Musgraves album serves as a personal time stamp or watermark. Deeper Well sifts all that has come before, brings her back to her songwriting roots—and continues the diary-level intimacy that defines her.


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After one day of activity, Top Dawg/Interscope's ScHoolboy Q is teed up for the top bow on this week's chart. Republic eyes a three-week run, with Morgan Wallen aiming for #1 and Ari on deck.


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Hell hath no fury like Sinéad O'Connor scorned. The estate of the late Irish artist has torched Donald Trump for using her beloved "Nothing Compares 2 U" without permission at recent campaign rallies in North Carolina and Maryland, calling it disgusting and hurtful.


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Gracie Abrams and Aaron Dessner top this week's Indie Retail chart with Good Riddance Acoustic Shows (Interscope). KISS guitarist Ace Frehley (MNRK) and Mom+Pop's MGMT also score Top 5 debuts. On another indie-related note, Luminate has announced...


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Warner Records has upped Josh Reich to SVP Top 40 promotion. In overseeing the label’s Pop radio efforts, the Chicago-based Reich will report to EVP of Promotion & Commerce Mike Chester.


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This illustrious photo op was orchestrated to celebrate the inking of Range-repped singer-songwriter and Yellowstone star Luke Grimes to Warner Chappell.


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The first collaboration between Liam Gallagher and John Squire is off to an early lead at the midweek mark on the Official Albums Chart as RAYE’s BRIT Awards wins have an immediate effect. Beyoncé, meanwhile has competition at singles from Benson Boone.


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The Black Keys will be the first rock band to perform at Co-op Live, the U.K.’s largest live entertainment arena, during its opening week.


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Justin Timberlake, Green Day, TLC, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and Tate McRae are among the annual ceremony's performers.


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The European Union has slapped Apple with $1.95b fine for its use of the App Store to squelch Apple Music’s competitors. Apple says it will appeal.


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Dune: Part Two posted the biggest opening weekend of the year at the domestic box office, raking in $81.5m. The Warner Bros./Legendary Entertainment sequel grossed more than $178m worldwide.


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Kacey Musgraves took the SNL stage on Saturday night (3/2), performing "Deeper Well" and "Too Good to Be True" from her forthcoming album, Deeper Well.


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Raphael Saadiq has signed with Forward Artist Management's Tyler Childs.


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Times are changing, elections are churning and brackets are being compiled—but no matter what's going on, industry peeps can be counted on to pose for purdy pictures. Our latest batch spotlights folks who've been in the headlines lately.


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3/2/24

It was RAYE’s night at the BRIT Awards. The British artist took home a record-breaking six gongs on 3/2, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year.


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K-pop nonet TWICE earns its first #1 on the HITS Top 50 courtesy of EP With YOU-th, which debuts at 96k. French Montana and LE SSERAFIM score Top 10 bows.


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An in-depth conversation with the exec-entrepreneur who's nurtured the success of SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Doechii, ScHoolboy Q and more.


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Next-gen Warner acts Benson Boone, Zach Bryan (f/Kacey Musgrave) and Teddy Swims go 3-4-5 on the HITS Revenue Chart, while Beyoncé’s “TEXAS HOLD ’EM” stays on top with a 29% gain. Ahead of the 3/8 release of eternal sunshine, Ariana Grande’s “yes, and?” re-enters at #13, joining the debuting Dua Lipa and Bryson Tiller in the Top 20.

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