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BOLDEN EMBOLDENED BY WBR PROMOTION
Eesean upped to SVP. He's Pumped. (10/15a)
A TOP 20 IS BORN
Movie/OST looking more and more like a cultural phenomenon. (10/11a)
I.B. BAD: BUNDLE THIS
The latest scuttlebutt from the front lines (10/15a)
PARMALEE AIDS STORM RELIEF EFFORTS
Music for a good cause. (10/15a)
CITY OF HOPE HONORS BIG JON: "THE OBAMA OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY"
Black tie, if you please. (10/12a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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BOLDEN EMBOLDENED BY WBR PROMOTION
Eesean upped to SVP. He's Pumped. (10/15a)
A TOP 20 IS BORN
Movie/OST looking more and more like a cultural phenomenon. (10/11a)
I.B. BAD: BUNDLE THIS
The latest scuttlebutt from the front lines (10/15a)
PARMALEE AIDS STORM RELIEF EFFORTS
Music for a good cause. (10/15a)
CITY OF HOPE HONORS BIG JON: "THE OBAMA OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY"
Black tie, if you please. (10/12a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
RUMOR MILL
Webp.net-gifmaker (16)
10/16/18

The Gaga-Bradley A Star Is Born ST is on track for another big week, while we look at early reads on Quavo and Ella Mai...


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Webp.net-gifmaker (38)
10/16/18

Eleven days after its release, Interscope’s A Star Is Born soundtrack holds at #1 on the iTunes chart. Lead single “Shallow” is also #1 on the songs side. The film, meanwhile, is approaching $100m at the domestic box office as it continues to garner rave reviews and Best Picture buzz. And it’s the dynamic music, driven by top-notch songwriting, that’s elevating this thing from a movie to a moment.


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10/15/18

HITS' London editor Rhian Jones sits down for tea and crumpets with Polydor U.K. Presidents Tom March and Ben Mortimer.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (16)
10/15/18

Gaga, Rapino, Post, Borchetta, Daigle, Moot and other trending topics.


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badbunnydrake
10/15/18

Latin sensation Bad Bunny and Drake dropped their collaboration "MIA" via OVO Sound/Rimas/Warner Bros. Thursday, and it spent the weekend at #1 and #2 on Spotify worldwide.


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Joe Rainey
10/15/18

Our deepest condolences go to the loved ones of Capitol's Joe Rainey, who passed away on 10/13. Joe was a well-liked and respected promotion executive and a friend to many in the HITS family; may his memory be a blessing for his loved ones.


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10/15/18

"I've just starting working with Doug Morris, and he's already taught me so much," muses top-selling singer/songwriter and brand-new 12Tone signing Lauren Daigle to Spotify Global Head of Christian John Butler. "For example, the cruets of schmaltz at Sammy's Roumanian are really for the potatoes, but a little bit on the veal—that's geshmack, bubby!"


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rocio
10/15/18

Rocío Guerrero will join WMG as VP, A&R & Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin & Spain. Guerrero was most recently Head of Global Music Cultures, Shows & Editorial Content at Spotify.


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hurricane
10/15/18

Hurricane Michael has left devastation in its wake, and communities that lay in its path face a mammoth rebuilding task. In the meantime, the people coping with this disaster are in need—and you can help.


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parmalee
10/15/18

Stoney Creek RecordsParmalee, an act that calls the Tarheel state home, has released a new song to raise money for victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.


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jess
10/15/18

Jess Glynne is heading for her second Official Albums #1 with Always In Between (Atlantic) outselling nearest rival, the A Star Is Born soundtrack (Polydor), by 2:1 at midweek stage. Over on singles, “Woman Like Me” (Syco) by Little Mix f/Nicki Minaj has entered straight in at the top.


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eesean
10/15/18

Eesean Bolden has been upped to SVP, A&R at Warner Bros. Records, Co-Chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck has announced.


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assai
10/15/18

Apple has acquired the music analytics company Asaii, which focuses on the discovery of new and emerging artists, and could help the Cuppertino crowd compete with Spotify’s recent indie-friendly approaches to artists.


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desert
10/15/18

Lucian Grainge's UMG brass are shvitzing in La Quinta, A Star Is Born has the world going Gaga, Tay hits a pre-election high note and Lyor's singing the blues. What else is new? Drop the needle on our latest list of trending topics.


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10/15/18

Interscope's Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper-led A Star Is Born soundtrack has debuted at #1 on the Top 50 Chart with north of 220k.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (11)
10/15/18

Every big name was once an unknown, and the paths to visibility, momentum and breakthrough are as varied as the sounds made by our latest batch of contenders.


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10/15/18

In their second weeks out, Sony's Venom and Warner Bros.' A Star Is Born continued to impress, holding down the #1 and #2 spots at the domestic box office this weekend.


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laurendaigle2
10/12/18

Word is that Doug Morris’ new 12Tone label has inked a major deal with singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle.


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10/12/18

WME Nashville Co-Head Rob Beckham has exited the agency. Look for news of his next chapter to be announced in the near future.


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PLATT1
10/12/18

Industryites came out in force—and in formal wear—for the City of Hope extravaganza on 10/11 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica honoring Jon Platt. "I want you to look around," he told the crowd, "and see what happens when you don't exclude anybody."


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We're delighted to feature @cityofhope honoree, @WarnerChappell boss and future @SonyATVMusicPub head Jon Platt on… https://t.co/Egl9KC1qI8
The bidding contest for @Lauren_Daigle is done... https://t.co/zUGfqxdvHW https://t.co/KARwMyYtLJ
A big honor for Big Jon Platt at @cityofhope Spirit of Life dinner, co-starring @S_C_ @Beyonce @Pharrell and many m… https://t.co/GLXmzok2mS
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