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AIRHEAD: THE LYING KING
He's baaaaack. (7/19a)
FROM LAW FIRM
TO LABEL
The lure of the glamour profession... (7/19a)
NEAR TRUTHS: EVOLUTION OF THE BARRISTERS, PART 2
The kings of the coasts (7/19a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: HELLO “GOODBYES”
That was some ride. (7/19a)
HITS LIST: GROUP THERAPY
It's just a click away. (7/19a)
EARTHQUAKE!
We thought it was just the hangover.
WEED!
What strain pairs best with sloth?
COPYRIGHTS!
They're complicated.
PIZZA!
Why haven't we been talking about it?
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AIRHEAD: THE LYING KING
He's baaaaack. (7/19a)
FROM LAW FIRM
TO LABEL
The lure of the glamour profession... (7/19a)
NEAR TRUTHS: EVOLUTION OF THE BARRISTERS, PART 2
The kings of the coasts (7/19a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: HELLO “GOODBYES”
That was some ride. (7/19a)
HITS LIST: GROUP THERAPY
It's just a click away. (7/19a)
EARTHQUAKE!
We thought it was just the hangover.
WEED!
What strain pairs best with sloth?
COPYRIGHTS!
They're complicated.
PIZZA!
Why haven't we been talking about it?
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7/20/19

Beyoncé’s Lion King: The Gift could be headed for #1 on next week's HITS Top 50. The Parkwood/Columbia inspired-by release likely beats out Ed Sheeran in his second week, and a resurgent Billie Eilish...


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7/20/19

Sam Smith's "How Do You Sleep?" is the biggest debut on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart, bowing at #11. Beyoncé's "MOOD 4 EVA" f/Jay-Z & Childish Gambino enters the top 25, as well.


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7/19/19

Ed Sheeran project No. 6 Collaborations debuts at #1 on this week's Top 50 Chart with 171k. Meanwhile, Billie Eilish's album hops #3-2, tacking on 61k in its 16th week out.

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7/19/19

What indie pubco is being eyeballed seriously for acquisition, according to...


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7/19/19

In the latest installment of our animated abomination, Airhead, Lyor visits the premiere of The Lion King and, well, it's a long way from "Hakuna Matata."


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7/19/19

Coach K and Pee of tastemaker titans Quality Control join UMG overlord Sir Lucian Grainge and General Counsel/EVP Biz & Legal Jeff Harleston for this playlist-worthy photo op, which debuted on QC's Instagram. "Speaking of Quality Control," said Grainge, "let's make sure those fools from HITS don't get this." Harleston noted that he has a cease-and-desist app on his phone.


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7/19/19

Rob Stringer's freshly unified Sony Music Group leads off this week's grouping of 10 trending topics. Feel free to break up into smaller groups to discuss.

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7/19/19

In “Evolution of the Barristers, Part 1,” I.B. Bad lists a few of the music attorneys who left their firms and took jobs at record companies and other entertainment entities. This changing of teams has been going on since the 1960s, when Clive Davis set the template. Here are some of the lawyers who made the shift and where they wound up...


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7/19/19

In the concluding half of his look back at prominent music lawyers through the years, I.B. Bad zeros in on the exploits of Grubman and Branca.


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7/19/19

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber take over #1 at T40, while Da Baby claws his way to #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Head & The Heart are on top...


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7/19/19

Island songstress Tove Lo brought her A game to her showcase last night at NYC's The Box. Seen celebrating a successful night out are...


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7/19/19

The legal biz has come a long way since the days of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, and our look at how lawyers have affected the music biz is where we start this week’s HITS’ High 5.


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7/19/19

At Poppy in L.A. on Thursday night, HITCO's Yella Beezy threw a mixtape release party and celebrated surpassing 1 billion streams worldwide. HITCO boss L.A. Reid (left) and A&R Chris Turner (right) were on hand with "placcs" for "Baccend" Beezy (middle).


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7/19/19

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello's "Señorita" (Island) earns its fourth consecutive #1 on Spotify's Global weekly chart, notching nearly twice the amount of streams as runner-up, Ed Sheeran.


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7/19/19

Def Jam and PUMA are giving a first look at their debut collection together in celebration of Def Jam's 35th anniversary. The first piece from their partnership: streetwear-basketball sneaker, the Def Jam x PUMA Clyde Court.


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7/19/19

It had to happen eventually. Yep, for the first time in four months, another act has had a more lucrative week than Lil Nas X. That would be Post Malone, whose “Goodbyes” took in $250.4k in its debut appearance on our Song Revenue Chart.


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Ed12
7/19/19

Ed Sheeran has claimed the fastest selling album of 2019 so far in the U.K. with No.6 Collaborations Project (Atlantic) shifting 125k combined chart sales. While it hits #1 on the Official Albums Chart, his “Beautiful People” f/Khalid is tops at singles.


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7/19/19

Showtime has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary, Hitsville: The Making of Motown. The doc will premiere on Saturday, 8/24 at 9pm.


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7/19/19

Y2K's "Lalala" (Columbia) went viral after breaking on TikTok; it's almost at 50m streams on Spotify alone. Saweetie's "My Type" (ICY/Artistry/Warner) is Top 20 at Urban radio while it approaches the Rhythm radio Top 15. What do these artists have in common?


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7/19/19

If you thought you'd seen some genre-stretching collabs of late, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Animated heroine Peppa Pig (part of the eOne brand family) began a social-media dialogue with Empire's Iggy Azalea that has cultivated in ... well, not a feature, exactly, but a sort of hybrid duet, just as both Peppa and Iggy drop new albums.


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Mark Ronson f/Camila Cabello, "Find U Again"
Camila couldn't be hotter right now, and she brings her inimitable charisma to this romantic groove from RCA's producer/impresario. The track, as you probably know, appears on Ronson's star-studded Late Night Feelings set. The clip, meanwhile, presents a Tarantino-esque widescreen adventure filled with bounty hunters, car chases and more.