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SONG REVENUE CHART:
DRAKE IS MONEY
The most earnest of earners (2/23a)
THE BRITS:
A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
SONGWRITERS HALL TO HONOR SIR LUCIAN
Once upon a time, the mogul was a humble song plugger. (2/23a)
5SOS DROPS A NEW ONE
The saucy Aussies are back. (2/23a)
KACEY'S GOOD
AS GOLDEN
Check out two new tracks from upcoming set. (2/23a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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SONG REVENUE CHART:
DRAKE IS MONEY
The most earnest of earners (2/23a)
THE BRITS:
A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
SONGWRITERS HALL TO HONOR SIR LUCIAN
Once upon a time, the mogul was a humble song plugger. (2/23a)
5SOS DROPS A NEW ONE
The saucy Aussies are back. (2/23a)
KACEY'S GOOD
AS GOLDEN
Check out two new tracks from upcoming set. (2/23a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
RUMOR MILL
Doug Morris crop
2/24/18

Despite rumors that Jimmy Iovine is joining Doug Morris’ new venture, Iovine tells HITS, “There’s no way that’s happening.” He insists that he’s “never going back to the label business,” and that Apple is not an investor in Morris’s new label.


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2/24/18

ScumGang/TenThousand’s 6ix9ine will be the week’s top debut and should be a lock for a spot in the Top 5 with a first week total of...


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Simon and dad
2/24/18

The HITS family suffered a great loss with the passing on Feb. 18 of Richard B. Glickman, 91, the father of VP/Managing Editor Simon Glickman and the grandfather of utility man Jesse McMillan.


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2/23/18

The powerful, Kendrick Lamar-helmed Black Panther soundtrack spends its second week at #1 on the Top 50 Chart, moving nearly 125k via TDE/Aftermath/Interscope. That means it’s now approaching 300k.


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Dua Lipa Stormzy BRITs 2018
2/23/18

Wednesday night’s BRIT Awards was a typically slick affair, with a few surprises, a quick save and the cherry on top of an excellent year for Max Lousada’s WMG. As noted here, the major label took home six out of the 11 trophies handed out on the night, following Sony’s record-breaking year in 2017 and the rule of UMG and Adele in 2016.


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2/23/18

NF closes in on the #1 spot at T40, while Drake vaults to the top at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Alice Merton continues her reign...


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2/23/18

"I'm so excited for Harry! What a dream come true," exclaimed UMPG U.K. MD Mike McCormack at the BRITs. "Yes, 'Sign of the Times,' is quite special," UMPG's global ruler, Jody Gerson, replied. "Oh, right, of course," muttered a blushing McCormack. "He's great, but what about the Prince and Meghan Markle? The wedding! I can't stop giggling in anticipation!"


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Drake money
2/23/18

Drizzy’s been giving it away, but not as fast as it keeps coming in, to the tune of another $320k from “God’s Plan” and $235k from Blocboy JB’s “Look Alive,” debuting on the Song Revenue Chart at #$2, on which he’s featured. Oh, and he also owns the label, OVO Sound. It’s good to be king.


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Max, Stormzy
2/23/18

“I say, old chum, you stole the show,” says WMG topper Max Lousada to double BRITs winner Stormzy. “Now, what say we make a Brexit and you can show me where you got the suit?”


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Lucian
2/23/18

UMG ruler Sir Lucian Grainge will receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the group’s induction ceremony in New York on 6/14.


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Lipa
2/23/18

The BRIT Award winners seeing the biggest sales surge since the ceremony include Dua Lipa (Warner Bros.), Rag’n’Bone Man (Columbia) and Stormzy (#Merky), while The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic) and Drake (Island) are still hogging the #1 albums and singles spots, respectively.


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2/23/18

Dispatch's just-released song, "Dear Congress, (17)" (Bomber Records), deserves your close attention. The lyrics, centered on school shootings, are powerful, and there's a strong chance of the song eliciting goosebumps and tears.


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2/23/18

More women have come forward to accuse Republic President Charlie Walk of sexual misconduct, a new Rolling Stone article reveals.


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Jonathan Dickins (September Management) and Sony UK boss Jason Iley
2/23/18

“You scared the dickens out of me,” quips Sony U.K. boss and BRITs Chairman Jason Iley to mega-manager Jonathan Dickins. Clearly not amused, Jonathan then stormed out of the afterparty, glass of sherry in hand, and bought Spain.


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Dwight Yoakam
2/23/18

Veteran flack Tracy Zamot is just finishing up her first week running music comms at SiriusXM, and one of her first orders of business was to spread the news that Dwight Yoakam will launch his own channel on the satellite radio platform.


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Jubelirer Airhead
2/23/18

The industry’s top athletes battle each other for the gold—and take some embarrassing spills—in Airhead’s salute to the Winter Olympics. Stick this in your halfpipe and smoke it.


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Atlantic UK co-Head of A&R Briony Turner & Grace Chatto of Clean Bandit
2/23/18

Atlantic U.K. co-head of A&R Briony Turner and Grace Chatto of Clean Bandit take a moment during the BRITs to discuss the Spice Girls reunion. “I think Max is so Sporty,” Turner said. “Oh yes, and Len is as Posh as it gets.” The two then snuck out to grab fish and chips from Wetherspoons.


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watercooler
2/23/18

Our latest assemblage of virtual-watercooler topics—led, of course, by The BRITs, the awards show that got it right—is on the money, literally and figuratively. There’s an estimated $17-18b in Spotify alone, and Sir Lucian’s operation took in nearly $7b last year, while Drake and Kendrick Lamar are collectively worth more than numerous Fortune 500 companies...


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2/23/18

Post Malone f/Ty Dolla $ign's "Psycho" (Republic) sits atop the latest edition of Spotify's New Music Friday. The rapper also snags the playlist's cover photo. 5 Seconds of Summer's "Want You Back" (Capitol) and Logic's "44 More" (Def Jam) can be found in the Top 5.


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2/23/18

The debut mixtape from Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine rises to the top of the iTunes chart on this flipover Friday and settles in at #4 at Apple Music while three new singles enter the iTunes Top 10.


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RT @dangerookipawaa: Kung fu Kenny up to his old tricks at the Brits... congrats young fella on Best international… https://t.co/nYudBpKcE2
.@WarnerMusicUK acts win six of the 11 trophies handed out during #BRITs2018: https://t.co/XawpbPqDJ3 #BRITs @BRITs… https://t.co/0f3NSRjbkn
RT @nbcsnl: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. https://t.co/Kv5IchHx8p
Biz veteran Dan McCarroll, most recently President of A&R at @wbr, has been tapped as Global Head of Originals and… https://t.co/g9iBfdKfGk
The U.K. music industry is gearing up for the #BRITs Who will win big?? https://t.co/Ab7k1daJ3d @edsheeran @DUALIPA… https://t.co/PkwNo5u1JK
Check out our new playlist on @indie_mixtape. You probably won't regret it. https://t.co/scrOT0oDAA @SUP3RFRUIT… https://t.co/IeRTfvXoMR
Our New Playlist of the Week feature: What's Popping from @Indie_Mixtape, featuring @Stormzy1 @thisislovesick… https://t.co/0KDS6EAXsn
If only this thoughtful gift of a @seescandies "Nuts and Chews Heart" hadn't arrived right after the dental surgery… https://t.co/Y5Z4TJYj5M
The L.A. shows by @rexorangecounty brought out an array of execs from both sides of the pond...… https://t.co/ArB33fonaY
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