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I.B. BAD: THE NEW
WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/29a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 4
The climax: Album of the Year (9/28a)
NOT TOO LATE TO SCORE OLDCHELLA DUCATS
With a View Master thrown in! (9/28a)
IOVINE REFINES
THE NARRATIVE
Apple Music remains a work in progress, but it's getting there. (9/28a)
Q4 KILLERS
Which home-stretch releases will rule? Is it Christmas yet?
GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
We'll tell you who's in the mix.
PANDORA'S BOX
How much of a game-changer?
YTD SPS CHART
...and other abbreviations.
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I.B. BAD: THE NEW
WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/29a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 4
The climax: Album of the Year (9/28a)
NOT TOO LATE TO SCORE OLDCHELLA DUCATS
With a View Master thrown in! (9/28a)
IOVINE REFINES
THE NARRATIVE
Apple Music remains a work in progress, but it's getting there. (9/28a)
Q4 KILLERS
Which home-stretch releases will rule? Is it Christmas yet?
GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
We'll tell you who's in the mix.
PANDORA'S BOX
How much of a game-changer?
YTD SPS CHART
...and other abbreviations.
RUMOR MILL
niall
9/29/16

One Direction alumnus and fresh Capitol signing Niall Horan has dropped his first solo single, “This Town,” on all major digital providers. It's already flown to #1 at iTunes...


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Thumbprint
9/29/16

Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio, the radio station that tracks user listening habits and creates custom radio stations, says it now has 20 million listeners nine months after launching. 


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beer walkhead
9/29/16

Who's that behind the giant ceremonial head of Republic prexy Charlie "VIPLife" Walk? Welcome to the first installment of our continuing photo series, which carries the spirit of the exec's now-legendary birthday bash into the work week. We cannot guarantee that posing with C-Dub's outsized punim will cause Guess models to materialize, but stranger things have happened.


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sonny takhar
9/29/16

Rumors are flying around Buckingham Palace that SYCO’s Sonny Takhar may be departing the label. Takhar has played a big role on the SYCO team; his departure, if confirmed, would leave sizable shoes to fill at Simon’s Cowell’s company—a JV with Sony—which has enjoyed an impressive run over the last several years with such acts as One Direction, Olly Murs, Fifth Harmony, Susan Boyle, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and Little Mix, and recently inked 12-year-old America’s Got Talent phenom Grace VanderWaal. Without Takhar, where does the label fit into the Sony U.K. ecosystem, and what are the well-liked exec’s plans going forward?


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LYORJULY4
9/29/16

Who took a stupid pill at YouTube? The company has appointed none other than Lyor Cohen as its Global Head of Music, placing one of the most noxious personalities in the biz in a senior post at the site most often blamed by industryites for the devaluation of music. Rather than healing the yawning rift between rights holders and Google’s video giant, the installation of the biz’s bumbling blowhard has the potential to make things far worse. All of which renders the headline of Claire Atkinson’s story in the Thursday edition of the New York Post—“YouTube signs music legend to put friendly face on operations”—unintentionally hilarious.


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Viacom-CBS logos
9/29/16

The boards of Viacom and CBS both received a letter from Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements Thursday morning requesting that the two companies explore a potential merger. Speculation about such a scenario has been rampant for months, amid questions about Redstone’s mental capacity, while CBS has concurrently been taking steps to spin off CBS Radio


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meet the hey buddies
9/29/16

In this vintage #TBT shot, a bevy of broadcasting and biz folks scrimmage in 1995 after Captain Kevin Weatherly's team prevailed following a 58-yard TD pass from Monte Lipman to Andy Arnold. Seen just before Tom Poleman had a dazzling vision of people listening to radio on portable phones are…


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Sia-acting
9/29/16

A deluxe version of Sia’s This Is Acting featuring her smash “The Greatest” and six additional songs will be released 10/21. Besides the song she used to endorse Hillary Clinton, the RCA/Monkey Puzzle star’s set will include the multi-million seller “Cheap Thrills” featuring Sean Paul.


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NittyGrittyDirtBand
9/29/16

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrated the release of Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years of Dirt with a performance on the patio of Espo's Warner Music Nashville... 


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ibb1204 animated
9/29/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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Les Moonves hi
9/28/16

CBS Corp., moving forward following its previously announced intention to spin off CBS Radio, says it plans to offer $460 million of senior unsecured notes and to enter into a $1 billion senior-secured term loan...


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9/28/16

The highly cinematic music video for The Weeknd's "Starboy" (XO/Republic) was revealed this morning. There's murder, luxury, destruction, a large neon cross, fast cars, panthers and some seriously smooth dance moves. What more could you ask for? The clip, which seems to signify a new chapter for the alternative R&B heartthrob and a departure from his past self, is certainly dark and enticing. Watch here.


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Metallica Hardwired... To Self-Destruct 2016
9/28/16

The biggest Q4 debut by a rock band appears to be a stone-cold lock for Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, Metallica’s first release on its own Blackened Recordings. The forecast on the heavily anticipated album, dropping 11/18, is...


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Petty
9/28/16

The Recording Academy finally listened to their heart: Tom Petty will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in February. The 27th annual benefit gala dinner and concert will be held 2/10.

 


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9/28/16

At a recent L.A. performance by Tony-winning S-Curve artist Leslie Odom, Jr., the gifted vocalist patiently explained to our own Lenny Beer that none of the characters in Hamilton were actual Jedi Knights. Seen just before pondering a Broadway hip-hop musical about an unsavory 30-year-old trade publication are (l-r) Beer, Dick Clark ProductionsMark Shimmel, Odom, Jill Shimmel and manager Joseph Abate. Among those also in attendance at the show were...


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Shazam Top 5s
9/28/16

In its inaugural study of streaming music brands, J.D. Power rates Apple Music highest in customer satisfaction with a score of 834 out of 1000. The recently refreshed Apple service, which scored particularly well in performance and reliability, content, and ease of use, edged out rival Spotify.


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9/28/16

Island's rising star Shawn Mendes visited the Grammy Museum in Downtown L.A. last night for an intimate performance and conversation with Grammy Foundation and MusiCares VP Scott Goldman on his rising career and just-released album, Illuminate, which is poised to debut at #1 this Friday. Seen sandwiching the pop prince and praying some of his dreaminess would rub off on them are Island ruler David Massey and HITS' own Samantha Hissong.


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Calitri
9/28/16

Red Bull Records has upped its International General Manager Joe Calitri to General Manager, overseeing label business domestically and worldwide.


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Desert Trip box
9/28/16

We’re just a week away from the first weekend of Desert Trip (10-7/9), and plenty of tickets are still available...


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halsey
9/28/16

Astralwerks/Capitol siren Halsey will perform at the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert, it was announced today. The event will take place at Oslo's Telenor Arena on 12/11. 


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