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I.B. BAD: THE NEW
WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/27a)
DIAMONDS ARE A LABEL’S BEST FRIEND
Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
DYLAN'S 1966 ELECTRIC TOUR GETS
BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)
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. (9/27a)
DIAMONDS ARE A LABEL’S BEST FRIEND
Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
DYLAN'S 1966 ELECTRIC TOUR GETS
BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)
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
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9/27/16

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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9/27/16

Shawn Mendes will take the #1 spot on both our SPS and Sales charts. The Sales chart will see four debuts in the top five. Luke Bryan’s projection increases today, thanks to ticket-bundle redemptions.


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Since a Diamond Award, for 10 million albums sold, is a rarer sight these days than a unicorn pooping rainbows in the Everglades, Columbia chief Rob Stringer, megastar Adele and other important peeps assembled...


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The Chainsmokers f/Halsey's song of the summer, "Closer" (Columbia), holds at #1 on Spotify's U.S., U.K. and global charts for a fourth consecutive week.


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9/27/16

Team Republic overwhelmingly secures Most Added for The Weeknd f/Daft Punk's "Starboy" (XO) at both T40 and Rhythm today, while Modern Rock fuels the flames for Andrew McMahan's "Fire Escape"...


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9/27/16

During Day 1 of TheWrap's media and entertainment confab TheGrill 2016, held at the Montage in Beverly Hills, mega-mogul Irving Azoff engaged in the Keynote Interview with TheWrap CEO/founder Sharon Waxman. In this clip, The Swirv discusses YouTube and the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA, an "outdated law" giving Google's video giant cover to operate with what he calls "evil" results...


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9/27/16

At a recent CBS event, Capitol Nashville's Little Big Town debriefs the first presidential debate with the network's Jack Sussman and Chairman Les Moonves, noting that Donald Trump's constant sniffling reminded them of a promoter they met in Miami one time. Seen are…


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Team Republic would like you to know that not only was The Weeknd's "Starboy" #1 Most Added at Pop, Rhythm, Urban and Hot AC radio in the U.S. this week, but that it was #1 all-time Most Added in North America. That, of course, adds the sprawling and frigid country known as Canada to the equation. o achieve this milestone, VIP Lifer Charlie Walk and mountie commissioner Gary Spangler, on orders from Prime Minister Monte Lipman, trekked into the Great White North with only their heaviest coats, their team of sled dogs and a passel of Guess models…


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9/27/16

You say you're worried about the battery for your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire and, say, causing you and your surroundings to burst into flames? No worries, brah—just get yourself a replacement battery from the company. Except, um, the replacement battery may also catch on fire. Sooooo .... there's that.


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9/27/16

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talked with Buzzfeed News about the victories and missteps the fledgling music service has made in its first year, in a wide-ranging conversation that covered everything from exclusives to algorithms...


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With his sophomore set Illuminate, which streeted 9/23, Island’s Shawn Mendes and his team hope to demonstrate a new level of musical and commercial growth...


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If you're heading to the beautiful Westlake Village Marriott for Thursday's Grammy Committee meetings, you may appreciate a few suggestions for other stuff to do. With turtles!


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9/27/16

Primary Wave Music Publishing has announced a freshly inked partnership with “America’s greatest living poet” (as Dylan once unequivocally pronounced). That would, of course, be Smokey Robinson, who has brought a chunk of his extraordinary song catalog to the pubco. The acquisition is the first deal to be closed as part of a new investing partnership with BlackRock Alternative Investors, which has also just been announced.


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Naturally, The Weeknd's brand new single, "Starboy" (XO/Republic), is #1 on the Shazam USA Top 100's Biggest Movers List, as it impressively enters the Top 100 at #2. The #2 Biggest Mover is Rotimi's "Livin Foul" (G-Unit), thanks to a sync on Season 3 Episode 9 of Starz show Power.


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9/27/16

In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITSPaul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year. Read on for Record of the Year and Best New Artist as well.


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9/27/16

Katy Perry is dealing with the naked truth when it comes to this election: Young people must become part of the process, or we're screwed. To make her point in the most memorable way possible, Perry teamed up with Funny or DieRock The Vote and iHeartMedia to deliver her message au naturel...


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No, it’s not some K-Tel compilation from 1971 promising hits from The Youngbloods, Phil Ochs and David Peel and the Lower East Side. It’s Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Eddie Vedder and others going coast to coast with the message of ending gun violence. And it’s about Bob Dylan’s landmark 1966 tour, which Columbia/Legacy will release in a 36-CD set. Read about it in Critics' Choice.


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Congratulate Nick Bartle on the new position! The former LinkedIn and Apple executive is joining Pandora as Chief Marketing Officer on 10/3.

 


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In this, the second of a four-part look at the likely nominees in the Big Four categories, HITSGrammy whisperer breaks down the field for the Record of the Year competition. Read on for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.


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In this pic, posted by the superstar on Instagram, YMCMB/Republic megastar Drake celebrates scoring a billion streams on Apple Music with the tech giant's Eddy Cue, Tim Cook and Larry Jackson. "This is momentous," Cook proclaimed, "and I can't wait to listen to Views again, as soon as I figure out where to plug in my headphones." 


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Our @TheGRAMMYs Whisperer handicaps Record of the Year: https://t.co/gME07D14JV @Adele @Beyonce @Sia @LukasGraham… https://t.co/St1HIlpVG1
The Best New Artist race @TheGRAMMYs https://t.co/Fz1CU5HsKV @MarenMorris @TheChainsmokers @ShawnMendes @chancetherapper @KelseaBallerini
RT @iHeartRadio: We're so close to kicking off our #iHeartFestival! It's the calm before the storm! https://t.co/J1AS8Btckf https://t.co/V5WS3RVrZZ
.@majorsongs on Adam White's Motown: The Sound of Young America and #BarneyAles: https://t.co/Szp9WEf2sB @motown
Chopper @charliewalk's high-flying bday: To the whirlybird! https://t.co/7gD4VQKXMN #VIPLife @RepublicRecords https://t.co/HOPJVVNu2w
Great talk with the amazing @MissMargoPrice https://t.co/AZFcug42VL by @pinkestlili https://t.co/ZjwI4iD0Fw
Collab lab:@MarenMorris & @busbee dish: https://t.co/9Itv9Zwg0g @TheBigYellowDog @SonyNashville @bmg @redlightmgmt https://t.co/ZLIWHzZAJZ
Have you heard @KnoxHamilton's #WashedUpTogether yet? It's a fun one: https://t.co/Cm81WMs8hy #newmusic
.@CapitolRecords is about to kick off a lavish 75th anniversary celebration: https://t.co/otuTCJiRrI @franksinatra @TheBeachBoys @thebeatles
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