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2018 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
UMG is dominating the first six months. (7/20a)
JACQUELINE SATURN: FEMALE AS FUCK
She runs rings around many of her male counterparts. (7/20a)
ANTE UP: I.B. BAD
ON VALUATION
Money changes everything. (7/20a)
AIRHEAD: A PAIR OF ARISTA-CRATS
Massey returns to Sony; His Cliveness returns to Cartoonland. (7/20a)
MAMMA MIA, WHAT
A HITS LIST
Includes the definition of dodecaphony. (7/20a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
1
DAVID MASSEY: Corleones quiver as former Island chieftain and pub-savvy daughter Clio make Sony’s relaunched Arista a family affair. It's a Mass-ive Work of Art.
2
STEVE BARTELS: Stream warriors of 88rising keep 12Tone player busy, deliver the imprint’s first record. Knishes are on Doug.
3
GARY SPANGLER: “Delicate” dude already celebrating back-to-back Top 40 wins as Ariana passes Taylor the torch.
4
JACQUELINE SATURN: Caroline queen ups right-hand man Matt Sawin. NF follow-up heats up, Trippie engines are revved. Are Saturn’s rings made of gold?
5
CLINT HIGHAM: Stadiums full of Kenny fans, a Country radio #1 and first Warner release mean Blue skies for Morris Higham prexy. Pass the rum.
6
RON LAFFITTE: Patriot man “Hearts” BSB following record-breaking GMA performance as single climbs Pop chart. OneRepublic lands huge Jeep campaign. Call this Laker lover L-Train.
7
ARIANA GRANDE: Monte cries happy “Tears” over Top 40 #1. Scooter feels closer to “God” as album approaches.
8
OLIVER SCHUSSER: New global head of Apple Music enjoys new view with Cue. Soon he’ll be off to the pub.
9
BOB & JD: Panic! tour gets closer to sold-out MSG date, Weezer nears Alt radio Top 5. With Kruchkow, they Toto-ally Crush at karaoke.
10
ABBA: Mamma Mia sequel hits theaters, while Capitol soundtrack awakens Barnett’s inner “Fernando.”