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THE BIG BET, PART 2
Biz does a 180 on the 360 deal. (7/20a)
FRESH WAVE OF QUESTIONS FOR TIDAL
They reported how many streams? (7/20a)
THE P!NK AND THE GREEN
RCA superstar and team are celebrating big numbers. (7/20a)
ZEDECK ZIPPING TO UTA AS HEAD OF MUSIC (UPDATE)
Not Zo, not Zu, not Kuz...it's Zed. (7/20a)
PERPETUAL MOTION
Who dat? (7/20a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
PIZZA: A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Our treatment's almost done.
GAMING THE STREAM
...for fun and profit.
THE STORY OF MO
A gripping yarn
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THE BIG BET, PART 2
Biz does a 180 on the 360 deal. (7/20a)
FRESH WAVE OF QUESTIONS FOR TIDAL
They reported how many streams? (7/20a)
THE P!NK AND THE GREEN
RCA superstar and team are celebrating big numbers. (7/20a)
ZEDECK ZIPPING TO UTA AS HEAD OF MUSIC (UPDATE)
Not Zo, not Zu, not Kuz...it's Zed. (7/20a)
PERPETUAL MOTION
Who dat? (7/20a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
PIZZA: A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Our treatment's almost done.
GAMING THE STREAM
...for fun and profit.
THE STORY OF MO
A gripping yarn
RUMOR MILL
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7/21/17

What was Taylor Swift doing on the night before the Super Bowl? Well, she was in Houston, performing at the pre-Big Game Blowout Super Saturday Night.


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Louis
7/20/17

Epic is rolling out new music from One Direction alumnus Louis Tomlinson. The newly solo lad teased his poppy new single and video on Good Morning America on 7/20; "Back to You" features Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals...


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chester
7/20/17

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died, reportedly having committed suicide; his body was found this morning (7/20) at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, according to reports. He was married, with six children. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, fans and music community on this incredibly sad occasion.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
7/20/17

“Ten years ago—when we were in recession and the business was struggling more—the deals were tougher and more conservative," attorney Eric Greenspan explains. "So labels came up with 360 deals to make up the difference. Now, it’s moved back a bit towards artists—but only if they have the buzz."


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7/20/17

Some highly questionable numbers coming from Tidal—what in some quarters might be called “shenanigans”—are making it increasingly difficult to arrive at a clear projection on upcoming releases that derive a significant portion of their totals from streaming...


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zedeck
7/20/17

Veteran agent and live-music exec David Zedeck will be leaving Live Nation to take the post of Head of Music at UTA. His official start date is 7/31.


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Linkin Park, One More Light, album art final
7/20/17

The sudden, shocking departure of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has naturally caused fans to take solace in the band's music. Three of the Warner Bros. band's albums are currently in the Top 10 at iTunes...


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7/20/17

Kesha joins iHeart luminary Elvis Duran on his morning show. The RCA star is set to jump into the Top 30 at Pop and Hot AC with “Praying,” and she’ll be a special guest at the iHeartRadio Music Festival...


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Empire State Building
7/20/17

The Empire State Building and iHeartMedia will team up tonight for a music-to-light show in celebration of Romeo Santos’ new single “Carmin,” featuring Juan Luis Guerra. The track will exclusively premiere at approximately 10pm EDT on iHeart’s 103.5 KTU, The Beat of New York.


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Congress
7/20/17

Two congressmen have introduced a bill to establish a royalty payment system for to compensate artists and songwriters when their pre-1972 music is played on digital radio services. Pandora, the RIAA and SoundExchange immediately applauded the effort.


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jul18
7/20/17

Jay-Z will repeat at #1 this week, while Epic will have no fewer than three titles in the Top 5.


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blind item1
7/20/17

Tons of chatter surrounds a hot label exec who—while already pulling down a couple mil per year and still breaking hot artists at his current home—is said to be considering making a move...


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7/20/17

Capitol's Niall Horan has sold out every date of his debut solo tour, Flicker Sessions 2017, which is set to kick off at the end of August in Horan's native country, Ireland.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
7/20/17

As late as 1973, the Grammys didn’t have a Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category. But within the business, the award is right up there with the Big Four. The last three winners for Producer of the Year—Max Martin, Jeff Bhasker and Greg Kurstin—are as in-demand as any artist.


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pink and team rca sony
7/20/17

RCA superstar P!nk receives a plaque commemorating the massive swath she's cut across the marketplace as Sony Music chief Rob Stringer and Team Nipper reflect on how big piles of money are a good thing...


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starry
7/20/17

There's more excitement than in recent years about the slate of Q4 releases, as virtually every genre will see releases from its biggest stars—with an array of star singles, at the very least, slated to arrive before the Grammy deadline...


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Sony ATV signs Maluma
7/20/17

Sony/ATV chieftain Marty Bandier, President for Latin America and U.S. Latin Jorge Mejia, Global CMO Brian Monaco and Co-President Danny Strick celebrate inking a global pub deal with hot artist/songwriter Maluma, whose “Felices Los 4” is on fire and became the most-watched Spanish-language video worldwide within 24 hours...


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The Big Bet 1222 cover for web
7/20/17

After a decade and a half during which the music business was unable to stem the ever-deepening decline in sales, streaming is finally providing the industry with a healthy backbone. We’re already seeing who can win at this new game in which streaming is the driver...


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7/20/17

Ryan Seacrest will return as the host of American Idol when it launches on ABC. And look for it to air on Sundays.


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GersonA
7/20/17

“Meet the first-ever woman to head up a major music publishing group, the virtuoso talent spotter who knows a star the second they walk into a room.” That’s the start of the profile of UMPG’s Jody Gerson for magazine Porter...


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Condolences to @ChesterBe's family, friends, fans & music community during this loss: https://t.co/1StrXpXcjz https://t.co/kUbf0IXPI7
Big chatter about a hot major-label exec (already pulling down big $$) who's said to be considering making a move.… https://t.co/eIHCDEM5El
Live music veteran #DavidZedeck moves from @LiveNation to @unitedtalent as Head of Music. https://t.co/XO0cIbbaCz https://t.co/CnmFAkpwva
RT @MichelleSFresh: On the importance of cultivating a meaningful audience & @SoundCloud's role in #NewMusic movements https://t.co/4j19byo1Ez @HITSDD
Producer contenders, per #Grammy whisperer @PaulGrein: https://t.co/abafsPowmM @JeffBhasker @MetroBoomin… https://t.co/KVIhLCpYBh
RT @_CreativeNation: A great feature of @SpotifyUSA's #SecretGenius program by @HITSDD highlighting some of the #CreativeNation family! https://t.co/RIKvgDT0Ye
"In other @GameOfThrones news, one of the dragons is said to be busting out a solo joint featuring @QuavoStuntin."… https://t.co/GIObQ9kQsX
RT @JordanPeele: Romero started it. https://t.co/i4dnxi8EFV
HITS List: @S_C_ @drdre @springsteen @KeshaRose @Spotify @21savage @gregmarella @BabyDriverMovie @arcadefire https://t.co/4jC3p72N6u