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It's a mad, mad, mad, mad music biz. (6/13a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THE HITS KEEP COMING (PART TWO)
Born in 1986 by mad scientists; still lurking. (6/12a)
HITS LIST GOES COUNTRY
Pairs well with grits and gravy. (6/14a)
TOWNSHEND, PLATT AMONG TONYS PRESENTERS
Sunday! (6/12a)
SONG REVENUE: LEGERDEMAIN
Slim Shady lives! (6/13a)
THE NEW UMG
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TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
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YTD MARKET SHARE
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad music biz. (6/13a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THE HITS KEEP COMING (PART TWO)
Born in 1986 by mad scientists; still lurking. (6/12a)
HITS LIST GOES COUNTRY
Pairs well with grits and gravy. (6/14a)
TOWNSHEND, PLATT AMONG TONYS PRESENTERS
Sunday! (6/12a)
SONG REVENUE: LEGERDEMAIN
Slim Shady lives! (6/13a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!
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6/15/24

As the summer heat sets in, we offer you some sizzling tableaux reflecting the latest developments in the biz—co-starring such luminaries as Jon Loba, Jelly Roll, Jon Platt, Post Malone, Jeremy Erlich, Lucy Dickins, Cris Lacy...


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6/14/24

Taylor Swift's TTPD posts its eighth consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50. Billie Eilish's HIT ME HARD AND SOFT maintains at #2. Charli xcx and Bon Jovi score Top 5 debuts.


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Urban Cowboy
6/14/24

Pop goddess Sabrina Carpenter may be the lead rider in our latest roundup of trending industry topics, but she’s joined by down-home superstar Luke Combs, Broken Bow founder Jon Loba and teen phenom Maddox Batson. The Lipman bros have famously become urban cowboys, and now even Mosco is saddling up. It’s gonna be a country summer, folks.

Mosey on down to HITS List

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6/15/24

The 77th Annual Tony Awards got underway at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Sunday night (6/16), celebrating the best of Broadway.


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6/14/24

Governors Ball, No Values and Rock im Park/Rock am Ring got things off to a roaring start last weekend, with Bonnaroo, Summer Smash, Nova Rock and Download now warming up in the bullpen.


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6/14/24

While the market-share gods still haven’t officially decided how to deal with the ramifications of UMG’s bicoastal reorganization, here’s the view of the new world order from where we sit as the unofficial purveyors of our own prime-aged bullshit.


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6/14/24
R.E.M.'s four original members performed together last night for the first time since 2007 at the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors in New York, and us oldies are feeling the FOMO.

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6/14/24

The Recording Academy passed some new amendments during its semi-annual Board of Trustees meeting. The changes will apply to 2025's Grammy Awards.


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6/14/24

Taylor Swift has the longest-running U.K. #1 of her carer as THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT blocks Charli xcx from hitting the top of the Official Albums Chart.


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6/14/24

The American Greetings line comprises six customizable tokens of appreciation that can be augmented with snippets of five different songs from Combs' brand-new Seven Ridges/Columbia Nashville album.


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6/14/24

Having explored the trajectory of Rob Light's amazing career, I.B. traces the origin of this very publication—a story that, like Light's, begins in 1978.


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6/14/24

Eminem’s “Houdini,” the first track off his eagerly anticipated The Death of Slim Shady, opens at #1 on the Song Revenue Chart and racks up 36m audio streams and 49k downloads, clearing north of $200k. GloRilla & Megan Thee Stallion’s “Wanna Be” vaults 29 spots to #13, collecting $83k. Chappell Roan’s stand-alone “Good Luck, Babe!” rises 31-20 with $59k.

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6/14/24

Columbia's Hozier holds onto the #1 spot at Top 40 with "Too Sweet," while ICLG remains atop the Rhythm chart for a second week with Kendrick Lamar’s "Not Like Us" and moves Imagine Dragons' "Eyes Closed" to #1 at Modern Rock.


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6/14/24

The National Museum of African American Music in Nashville has honored us with this handsome display of prior Black Music Month issues, accompanied by a bit of backstory explaining that we're based in Hollywood. All of which serves as preamble to this reminder that our 2024 BMM special, which should land on your doorsteps with a resounding thump any day now, turns its focus to Atlanta.


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6/14/24

Meghan Trainor, Shakira, Bleachers, Peso Pluma and Charli XCX are among the artists featured on Off the Record, TikTok's behind-the-scenes content series.


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6/14/24

On 6/13 UMG celebrated Pride 2024 with its Loud & Proud artist showcase. Co-hosted by GLAAD VP of Communications Anthony Allen Ramos and content creator Ruba Wilson, the event aired exclusively on 3point5, a Twitch channel powered by UMG’s °1824, and featured conversations with and live performances by...


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6/14/24

Cactus Jack’s Don Toliver lands on the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday with the release of HARDSTONE PSYHCO. “BROTHER STONE” f/Kodak Black tops the set. Also, new cuts by Normani, NxWorries, Anderson .Paak...


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6/13/24

Word coming out of Nashville is that Prosper Entertainment’s buzzing indie artist Maddox Batson has inked a pub deal with Warner Chappell.


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6/12/24

Rob Light's 26-year tenure as CAA's head of music really has no equal in the biz. He has long been among the tiny handful of execs whose...


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6/13/24

There are few things as elemental as death, taxes and Spotify's annual Songs of Summer predictions, and the DSP has today unveiled its top 30 contenders for the mantle in handy playlist form.


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