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KACEY, LUKE ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO GRAMMY NOMS
The CMA Awards effect. (11/16a)
AS VIVENDI PREPS FOR UMG SALE, LIBERTY’S ALL EARS
Look for a Valentine's Day sale. (11/16a)
REVENUE CHART: ARIANA, METRO,
“GALILEO, GALILEO”
Classic rock pulling in the bucks—it's been a while. (11/16a)
A CMA GALLERY
Nashville gets dressed up (11/15a)
RAINMAKERS: MYSTERY GUEST, PLEASE SIGN IN
What do we get if we guess right? (11/9a)
GRAMMY NOMINEES
Collect 'em all!
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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KACEY, LUKE ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO GRAMMY NOMS
The CMA Awards effect. (11/16a)
AS VIVENDI PREPS FOR UMG SALE, LIBERTY’S ALL EARS
Look for a Valentine's Day sale. (11/16a)
REVENUE CHART: ARIANA, METRO,
“GALILEO, GALILEO”
Classic rock pulling in the bucks—it's been a while. (11/16a)
A CMA GALLERY
Nashville gets dressed up (11/15a)
RAINMAKERS: MYSTERY GUEST, PLEASE SIGN IN
What do we get if we guess right? (11/9a)
GRAMMY NOMINEES
Collect 'em all!
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
RUMOR MILL
Mumford Sons Delta
11/17/18

Mumford & Sons will score their third #1 debut, as Delta appears headed to more than 200k. Here’s what we know today...


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kb
11/16/18

RCA Nashville/Zone 4’s Kane Brown just became the third country artist to debut at #1 on the Top 50 Chart this year, moving 128k with sophomore full-length Experiment.


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Rhian-Jones
11/16/18

In conjunction with our U.K. Special, dated 11/19, we spotlight 10 women who are making key contributions to the biz in Blighty.


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beatlebus
11/16/18

UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff, EVP Marketing & Product Development Jane Gowen and EVP Commercial Vince Szydlowski prepare to embark with a few essential team members from UMG's Santa Monica HQ for a mystery tour. The excursion was chartered to commemorate the Super Deluxe edition of The Beatles (aka The White Album), with a bus wrapped just for that purpose. Due to its considerable bulk, the new set, which debuted at #6 on this week's HITS Top 50 chart, required a separate conveyance.


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Pee K EH SB
11/16/18

They're feeling tip-top at the Tower just about now, as Steve Barnett's Capitol Music Group currently has three of the Top Four albums on Apple Music and four of the Top 10.


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juice wrld
11/16/18

BMG has inked a global pub deal with hip-hop breakout Juice WRLD...


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11/16/18

"Kacey Musgraves' victory Wednesday night for Album of the Year at the 52nd annual CMA Awards increases the likelihood that she'll be nominated for Album of the Year at the 61st annual Grammy Awards," HITS' resident Grammy Whisperer Paul Grein starts off a piece drawing connections between the ceremonies.


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daniel marathon 1
11/16/18

Daniel Glass' Glassnote is exiting the major-label system and launching a partnership with Kobalt Music. The deal is a major realignment in the indie universe, with...


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bsb
11/16/18

We didn't call this item "Backstreet's Back," because that would just be too damned obvious, but hey, if the shoe fits. Pop perennials Backstreet Boys are preparing their biggest tour of the, um, millennium...


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urban pic
11/16/18

In the wake of his CMA win for Entertainer of the Year, Capitol Nashville superstar Keith Urban poses for a pretty pic with his team. "Keith looks so nice," comments UMG Nashville chief Mike Dungan. "Keith smells so nice," replied album co-exec producer Dan McCarroll. "Stop giggling, you two," whispered prexy Cindy Mabe. Seen just before Dan asked Alexa to make him a corned-beef sandwich are...


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queen bg
11/16/18

Earnings-wise, it was an especially nice week for Ariana Grande, whose “thank u, next” broke $400k to easily top our latest Song Revenue Chart. Ariana’s Republic label mate Metro Boomin has no complaints, either...


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Sir Lucian Grainge
11/16/18

Vivendi has selected 15 banks to consider in its search for a bank to help it sell as much as half of Sir Lucian Grainge’s red-hot UMG. The company made the announcement noting Q3 results, where Universal reported a 13.5% increase in revenue over 2017. A day before the Vivendi reveal, Liberty Media offered one of its own...


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muse
11/16/18

Ariana Grande has earned the highest weekly streaming figures YTD while Muse have claimed the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart #1 with Simulation Theory (Warner Bros.), their sixth album to reach the top.


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image001
11/16/18

In celebration of Paradigm's recent move, the agency's first Music Mixer went down at their new, 82k-square-foot digs in Beverly Hills.


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TRAVIS ASTRO
11/16/18

Marshmello & Bastille have the new #1 at T40, while Travis Scott continues his #1 streak for a third week at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Panic! stays on top...


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output yOmMZD
11/16/18

A reimagined soundtrack, the fourth studio album from Mumford & Sons and the first major release on Doug Morris’ new label are among the entries on iTunes’ album chart this flipover Friday.


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Capture
11/16/18

Aftermath/12Tone's Anderson .Paak is featured on the cover photo for Spotify's New Music Friday, behind the release of his third studio album, Oxnard.


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stuffing
11/16/18

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving next week, we figured we’d give the smart aleck routine a rest. So before the tryptophans kick in, check out the week’s highlights in our HITS High 5.


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Merck Mercuriadis Abbey Road 17-10-18 hi res
11/16/18

Merck Mercuriadis has acquired another key songwriter catalog with his Hipgnosis Songs Fund, adding 214 songs by Poo Bear to a growing stable of copyrights that now includes hits performed by Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.


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Turkey
11/16/18

Cash Money Records will continue a 22-year holiday tradition with its annual turkey giveaway in New Orleans on Tuesday. Label Co-Founders Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams return to their hometown to distribute a bit of Thanksgiving cheer.


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On the heels of their #1 radio smash, "Ghost," the Big Machine/John Varvatos rockers deliver this adventurous clip for the blazing track that contains the title of their forthcoming full-length, OK, I'M SICK. The visual is a tragicomic stage spectacular that's equal parts anguish and absurdity, and is highlighted by the mesmerizing performance of frontman Josh Katz.
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