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BIG NIGHT FOR BANDIER, SONY/ATV AT BMI POP AWARDS
Downright iconic, actually. (5/15a)
ROLLING STONE'S YOUTUBE PROBLEM
Modern math. (5/21a)
PRIMARY WAVE LANDS WHITNEY HOUSTON
Holograms and musicals ahead. (5/20a)
SPOTIFY U.S. TOP 25: TYLER AFTERSHOCKS
This one's got legs...four, to be exact. (5/22a)
BREVITY IS THE SEOUL OF WIT
The shit writes itself, but not in Korean. (5/15a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
Blighty Beat
THE YEAR IN U.K. STREAMING
12/4/18

Drake and Dua Lipa are the most streamed artists in the U.K. in 2018 to date, according to Spotify, while Ed Sheeran is the top British act globally. Over at Apple Music, The Greatest Showman is the best-selling album. At both services, Universal and Warner rule.

The streaming companies have issued best sellers lists in the U.K. for 2018, which naturally crossover. However, while The Greatest Showman (Atlantic) rules Apple Music’s album chart, it doesn’t appear in Spotify’s Top 5.

In Spotify’s top 5 most streamed artists, tracks and albums for the U.K., Universal and Warner have eight entries apiece and Sony has four. In Apple’s list of best-selling albums, there are five British entries, and three in songs.

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