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ON THE BMM COVER:
RICO WADE
ATL legend (6/17a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THE HITS KEEP COMING (PART TWO)
Born in 1986 by mad scientists; still lurking. (6/17a)
HITS LIST GOES COUNTRY
Pairs well with grits and gravy. (6/14a)
SUMMERTIME ROLLS: FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US
The latest tidbits from the bustling live sector. (6/17a)
IS MCK ABOUT TO
MAKE A BIG MOVE?
This would be a great get. (6/17a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
Blighty Beat
STATE OF U.K. AIRPLAY 2021
9/17/21

A new report on U.K. radio airplay finds that male artists counted for 44% of tracks in the Top 50 while female acts took a 20% share in the year between August 2020 to 2021,.

It’s a slight improvement from 2019-2020: male acts are down 7%, while the share of female acts has risen by 1%. There were 34% mixed-gender collaborations, which is up 4% year-on-year, and 2% non-binary acts.

The ethnicity stats are as follows: 60% white artists; 36% white and POC collaborations; and 4% POC. Artists and bands signed to major labels counted for 96% of the Top 50.

Behind the scenes, male songwriters and composers counted for 76.4% of those credited in the Top 50 and female songwriters and composers counted for 23.3%. Non-binary songwriters and composers, which was one entry, Sam Smith, took a 0.4% share.

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