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APPLE MUSIC OVER 10 MILLION
NDAs notwithstanding. (7/27a)
YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES: GOING FOR ADDS AT RADIO
AGBW brings a new smash to Pop. (7/27a)
CHARGED PARTICLES
Hip Hop beef, starring Drake. (7/26a)
EVERY ROSE BOWL HAS ITS THORN
Aldean and Loba encounter one of the perils of a West Coast visit. (7/27a)
WEEKND READING
A fascinating portrait of a very unorthodox star. (7/27a)
25 YEARS OF ALTERNATIVE
President Glauber's Anniversary and the History of a Revolutionary Format.
NASHVILLE CATS
Who's moving the needle in Music City.
APPLE, SPOTIFY AND PERCEPTION
Reflections in the stream.
STREAM WARS
The Force awakens.
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APPLE MUSIC
APPLE MUSIC OVER 10 MILLION
7/27/15

Inside sources at some of the major labels—who are bound by ironclad NDAs—say that Apple Music has attracted more than 10 million subscribers in a mere four weeks.


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KENNY AND JASON
COUNTRY COMES TO THE ROSE BOWL
7/27/15

When country came to the Rose Bowl—following the domination of Eminem & Rihanna, Jay-Z with JT and three nights of One Direction—it seemed like a lower-impact alternative for a whole different crowd. But the seven-hour, five-act merger of the Big Revival/Burn It Down tours gave Pasadena a master class in country music’s real stopping power.


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WEEKND READING
7/27/15

The New York Times Magazine's cover story on The Weeknd is a fascinating read, tracing the breakout star's trajectory from his aimless, druggy, impoverished teen years in Toronto to the top of the charts and featuring cameos by Republic's Monte Lipman and Wendy Goldstein and SONGS Music's Ron Perry, among others...


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ADVANCED GRAMMER
7/27/15

S-Curve/Hollywood breakout Andy Grammer collects a plaque for double platinum sales of his high-fidelity smash, "Honey, I'm Good," from the staff of The Today Show. On Friday, Grammer performed three songs live in Rockefeller Plaza as part of The Today Show Summer Concert Series...


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YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES: GOING FOR ADDS AT RADIO
7/27/15

"Hold Each Other" by Black Magnetic/Epic's A Great Big World goes for adds at Pop radio this week, while IGBM/Columbia's Dej Loaf f/Big Sean and EP/Def Jam's Alessia Cara are among the contenders at Rhythm. Warner Bros.' Foals and Republic's Misterwives impact Alternative. Click the links for more, buddy.

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ZOMBIE ATTACK
7/27/15

Nothing says Halloween better than a Zombie... Rob Zombie, that is. The rocker, filmmaker and connoisseur of all things creepy has announced the return of his Great American Nightmare to Chicago. The event will take place at Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Il on 9/25-11/1. Tix go on sale this Friday (7/31). "It's more vile and disgusting than ever," shared Zombie. "Have fun."


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EVERY ROSE BOWL HAS ITS THORN
7/27/15

At Saturday night's Rose Bowl extravaganza, superstar Jason Aldean and Broken Bow Music Group's Jon Loba shed an extra tear in their beer after being corralled into this photo op with our own Todd Hensley. Later, Todd enjoyed some sweet tea he'd hidden in his shoe. Read all about the gigantic show here.

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BROADWAY THE HITS WAY
7/27/15

Is there a song in your heart, baby? It must be the call of Broadway! We've got a list of this week's Top 10 highest grossing shows in New York. Among the shows earning a lot of Benjamins: Hamilton.


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CHARGED PARTICLES
7/26/15

After Meek Mill accused Drake of having a ghostwriter earlier this week, the superstar used his Beats 1's show OVO Sound Radio Saturday to debut his retaliation, the diss track "Charged Up" and deflected some negative energy...


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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
7/26/15

Ant-Man remains on top of the domestic box office for another week, beating out the Adam Sandler-led Pixels, which opened to abysmal reviews. On the other hand, Southpaw, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, debuted at #5 and garnered mixed reviews. 


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Building Album Sales Chart
Status: Final
LWTWArtists, Album, Label
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FUTURE
DS2
EPIC
12TYRESE
BLACK ROSE
VOLTRON
--3ALAN JACKSON
ANGELS & ALCOHOL
CAPITOL NASHVILLE
--4JASON ISBELL
SOMETHING MORE THAN FREE
THIRTY TIGERS
--5TAME IMPALA
CURRENTS
MODULAR/INTERSCOPE
46TAYLOR SWIFT
1989
BIG MACHINE
27KIDZ BOP KIDS
KIDZ BOP 29
RAZOR & TIE
38MEEK MILL
DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY
MMG/ATLANTIC
79ED SHEERAN
X
ATLANTIC
1010SAM HUNT
MONTEVALLO
MCA NASHVILLE
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Featured Video
Demi Lovato, "Cool for the Summer"
The official vid for the Pop siren's first foray via the Safehouse/Hollywood/Island JV is an appropriately steamy entry in the Song of the Summer race; the track has zoomed to Top 15 at Pop radio. Slather on some sunscreen and check it out.
Biz sources (despite NDAs) say @AppleMusic has10m+ subscribers, w/strong #streaming numbers. http://t.co/k0GLrIR4Zo http://t.co/FDnFyOeVgM
Ask @Eminem #Southpaw-related questions on @twitter now. Use #DearSlim. #JakeGyllenhaal #Southpawmovie
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Will majors exit @YouTube? Will @SoundCloud run out of $? #Freemium wars: http://t.co/ebmplB3GJT @UMG @SonyMusicGlobal @warnermusic @nypost
RT @Epic_Records: #NP @AGreatBigWorld's brand new single "Hold Each Other" Feat @OnlyFuturistic on @applemusic http://t.co/5arl21Fzn1 http://t.co/pyV6Wv54br
The "mesmerizing" video for @Pharrell's #Freedom has arrived: http://t.co/rwbzSGErWT @ColumbiaRecords @RollingStone http://t.co/0eivMcGkap
.@JimmyPage celebrates deluxe @ledzeppelin reissues w/ Q&A and unheard material via @iHeartRadio: http://t.co/jyPErjCrrj @Rhino_Records
RT @MichelleSFresh: My article on @1future's #DS2 underground blueprint, leading to one of his most spectacular sales debuts. http://t.co/wGUgKF9L0y #music