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ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
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ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
RUMOR MILL
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8/17/18

With a high percentage of precincts reporting, we're now calling this week's chart race for Travis Scott.


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8/17/18

Nicki Minaj has the highest new album on the U.K.’s Official Charts this week with Queen (Island) entering at #5, while Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Polydor) is still the Official Albums #1 for a fourth week. On the singles side, George Ezra is back on top...


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8/17/18

Aretha Franklin, the gospel singer trained in her father’s church who came to define American soul music and held court as one of pop music’s greatest vocalists, died Thursday, 8/16. She was 76.


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8/17/18

Music fans are mourning the loss of Aretha Franklin and taking solace in her extraordinary musical legacy. Could the surge in marketplace activity make Aretha a candidate for a posthumous #1 chart week?


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8/17/18

On the night of her album Sweetener's release, Ariana Grande was scheduled appear on Fallon. She was not, however, supposed to sing—according to TMZ—but the powerhouse vocalist ended up doing an impassioned, remarkably deft rendition of "Natural Woman" with The Roots. The Republic star, reportedly overcome by emotion following the passing of one of her idols, then broke down in tears. Watch her generation-bridging performance within.


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Imagine Dragons (KIDinaCORNER/Interscope) have the Top 3 tracks on this week's Rock Streaming Chart and four in the Top 10. But they're not the only ones flying: Another Century's lovelytheband zooms #17-8 with "Broken," while Darkroom/Interscope's Billie Eilish debuts at...


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8/17/18

Travis Scott retains the #1 position with "Sicko Mode" on this week's Streaming Songs Chart, while the influx of songs from Nicki Minaj nets her...


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8/17/18

The social media superstar's deal is a partnership between 10:22 pm, UMG's imprint run by Celine Joshua, and Shots Studios.


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8/17/18

Maroon 5 & Cardi B are #1 for a fourth week at T40, while Drake is #1 for his third week at Rhythm and Weezer is on top for their third week at Modern Rock...


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8/17/18

Ariana Grande's much-anticipated fourth studio album, Sweetener (Republic) has spiced up the flipover Friday Top 10, rising to #1 at iTunes and #6 at Apple Music. Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin’s catalog is receiving considerable respect from fans.


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arethastar
8/17/18

The Queen of Soul has died, and the music community (and the wider world) is mourning her loss and celebrating the gift of her life and work.


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8/17/18

Monte Lipman, Gary Spangler and Team Republic celebrate being named iHeart Label of the Year at the iHeart Summit in NYC. Gary may appear to be napping but he is in fact getting his spins upped at seven formats while in an alpha brainwave state. Later, everyone called everyone else "Buddy" and Tom Poleman wondered whatever happened to Chumbawamba.


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8/17/18

Columbia has tapped Noah Goldstein as SVP of A&R. Big cheese Ron Perry made the announcement. Goldstein—who spent the last eight years as Kanye West’s official engineer—will report to Perry and Co-Heads of A&R Justin Eshak and Imran Majid.


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you
8/17/18

The new track from Epic's A Great Big World, "You," is a heartfelt anthem about fatherhood from the duo's Ian Axel. The song and video clip were featured in a People.com piece on 8/17...


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8/17/18

Legacy Recordings’ first round of Prince catalog digital releases begins today, with 24 titles hitting streaming and download services. The Sony label has also created Prince Anthology: 1995-2010, a new collection of 37 tracks from the era.


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nudy
8/17/18

On the Pandora Trendsetters Chart, Shoreline Mafia sits at #1, but the big movers are Alt-grooving Brit Rex Orange County, who enters the Top 15 and is enjoying some 2,500 new station adds per week, and debuting rapper Young Nudy...


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ariana
8/17/18

Republic diva Ariana Grande dominates the frequented Spotify playlist with three tracks from her latest studio album, Sweetener.


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8/17/18

In Pusha T’s “What Would Meek Do?,” Kanye West proclaims that Yeezy, his fashion line with Adidas, is “the newest billion-dollar baby.” While it’s easy to brush this off as ritualistic hip-hop hyperbole, recent numbers show it might actually be closer to the truth. Following in the footsteps of Diddy, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, hip-hop/R&B artists are capitalizing now more than ever with branding, merchandise and endorsements.


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John Prine 2018
8/17/18

"Summer’s End,” the sublime centerpiece of John Prine’s The Tree of Forgiveness, is being released as a single, with a radio impact date of 9/4. Brandi Carlile’s crystalline harmony vocal brings added resonance to this elegiac classic, which Rolling Stone chose as its Song of the Summer.


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