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FALLING FOR HITS LIST
What people are talking about right now. (9/23a)
CHART FINAL: BLACKPINK TAKES IT
It's been a while since anybody outpointed Bad Bunny. (9/23a)
MEDIABASE TO REPLACE BDS ON LUMINATE
A toast to Philippe and Alissa (9/23a)
KYNCL TAKES THE REINS AT WARNER MUSIC GROUP
Who's ready for Kyncl culture? (9/19a)
MUSIC REVENUE HIT $7.7B IN H1 2022
RIAA drops some stats. (9/22a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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ROBERT KYNCL: WMG taps YouTube/Netflix veteran as Cooper’s successor, putting tech, streaming expertise at top of the chain. We’re told he’s getting a very big Czech.
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BLACKPINK: YG/Interscope’s K-poppers come on strong as Born Pink gives birth to a #1 bow, powered by potent “Venom.” Stans to reason.
3
BMAC: Lil Baby, Platt, Liles, Amazon Music, Recording Academy, Maxine Waters and… Shirley among honorees at big Music in Action gala in Bev Hills, as org hails change agents, checks biz progress.
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JODY GERSON: UMPG boss in the news with namecheck in WMG search, hot Nicky Youre signing as chorus of praise gets louder.
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ALISSA POLLACK: Mediabase evangelist wins big as broadcast tracker becomes Luminate partner to power Hot 100, uncorking greater power for radio. Cheers—and buh-bye, BDS.
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GORDAN DILLARD: Doja’s hot manager tapped as Capitol EVP A&R, artist dev, continues key role in SALXCO shop. MJ says he’s a towering hire.
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LIL NAS X: Columbia phenom tapped as League of Legends prez by Riot Games, with new single “STAR WALKIN’” ready to help him level up yet again. Game changer?
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LATIN GRAMMYS: Bad Bunny scores stunning 10 noms as Edgar Barrera, Rauw Alejandro, Rosalía are also decorated ahead of 11/17 Vegas trophyfest amid Latin music’s marketplace supernova. Que Verano ha sido.
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XAVIER RAMOS: Interscope taps industry vet to lead pop/rock marketing, which is sure to be more than a FaZe. He brings that X factor.
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NCT-127: Another K-pop biggie scores an impressive chart bow, as SM/Virgin collective’s 2 Baddies goes Top 5. Jacqueline’s got all the numbers.