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AIRHEAD: STEVE'S A STAR, LYOR'S A LYR
Check out the Cohen coif. (10/19a)
RIRI PASSES ON SUPER BOWL LIII HALFTIME
Solidarity in action (10/19a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: BEST NEW ARTIST—WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT
The process begins. (10/19a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS BORN UNDER A BRAD SIGN
Gaga and Cooper on repeat (10/19a)
THE LAST HURDLE
The final call will go down in Brussels. (10/19a)
GRAMMY CONTENDERS
We chat with big stars, rising stars and next big things.
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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AIRHEAD: STEVE'S A STAR, LYOR'S A LYR
Check out the Cohen coif. (10/19a)
RIRI PASSES ON SUPER BOWL LIII HALFTIME
Solidarity in action (10/19a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: BEST NEW ARTIST—WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT
The process begins. (10/19a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS BORN UNDER A BRAD SIGN
Gaga and Cooper on repeat (10/19a)
THE LAST HURDLE
The final call will go down in Brussels. (10/19a)
GRAMMY CONTENDERS
We chat with big stars, rising stars and next big things.
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
hurdle
10/19/18

The EU is due to make a decision about Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing on 10/26. Will the European regulatory body clear the deal, block it or ask for further concessions?


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10/19/18

In the latest iteration of our animated abomination, Airhead, Steve Berman stars in A Star Is Born—and Lyor Cohen delivers a whole lot of fake news at a posh Beverly Hills establishment. See it on the big screen, if you can.


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glynne
10/19/18

Jess Glynne has a second U.K. Official Albums #1 with Always In Between, while Little Mix have the highest new entry on the singles side.


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Tuxedo-cat2
10/19/18

Our top trending topics this week coincide with our annual Grammy Preview 2018 special, hot off the presses. They include outgoing Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow, sizzling-hot Interscope chief John Janick, the “Up”-wardly mobile Ella Mai and the rock-renaissance men of Greta Van Fleet, as well as several industry heavyweights who look fabulous in tuxedos and evening gowns...


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grammytrophy
10/19/18

Grammy Whisperer Paul Grein takes a look at who’s making the cut...


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Greta
10/19/18

Rock bands ride high this flipover Friday on iTunes while multiple rappers plant their flags in sales and streams.


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oct16
10/19/18

The Gaga-Bradley A Star Is Born ST will repeat at #1. UMG could have the top six titles this week and eight of the Top 10.


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Capitol Records sunset
10/19/18

As you'll have noticed from a perusal of our latest Song Revenue Chart, Capitol is hot, with fully half of the Top 10.


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King IS
10/19/18

5 Seconds of Summer secure a fourth #1 week at T40, while Drake takes the whole damn cake at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Marshmello catches fire...


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ptx xmas.crop
10/19/18

Is it Christmas yet? No. But on 10/26 you'll legitimately be able to say Christmas Is Here—at least where the seasonal offering from RCA's Pentatonix is concerned. What are the songs? Who are the guests? Read on.


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OJAYS
10/19/18

Are you surprised that one of the most powerful political anthems in recent memory has come from The O'Jays? You shouldn't be.


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10/19/18

Last night in Beverly Hills, Columbia's Leon Bridges played an intimate show for a crowd of about 100 people at the Waldorf Astoria. The glitzy event, which included "extensive culinary offerings and custom cocktails" by renowned celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten—was put on by Live Nation and Hilton Honors.


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postnmf
10/19/18

Republic's Post Malone earns the cover photo for Spotify's New Music Friday with the release of latest single "Sunflower" f/Swae Lee—made for the upcoming film Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse.


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maren
10/19/18

Columbia Nashville star and CMT Artist of the Year Maren Morris collects three more plaques for her collection. She then queried Randy Goodman's Sony Music Nashville team about whether she should get a new house to hold them or just have an annex built at the label.


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brit
10/19/18

Wanna feel old? Like, wiry white hair, creaky joints, teeth-in-a-jar kinda old? Consider this fact: Britney Spears' inaugural smash, "...Baby One More Time," was released 20 years ago. Jive/Legacy is helpfully reminding us of this milestone with a commemorative picture disc...


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Joshi
10/19/18

Sony Music Entertainment has promoted Kirit Joshi to Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, charging him with overseeing the company’s worldwide information security and technology operations.


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goddess
10/19/18

Superstar Rihanna was originally offered the slot to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in Atlanta, but turned it down in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick...


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post
10/18/18

Post Malone dropped a brand new track this morning (10/18). "Sunflower," featuring Swae Lee, is the first salvo from Republic's forthcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ST. Check out the video within.


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Lil Peep
10/18/18

Lil Peep’s second album—and first posthumous full-length—Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2, will be released on 11/9 via Autnmy, a division of Access Records, on license to Columbia.


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Miiranda Lambert live 2018
10/18/18

In a world of #MeToo, Time’s Up and TomatoGate, actions speak louder than words. CMT—the network that’s given you The Next Women of Country and Leslie Fram’s Change the Conversation consortium—seized the moment, making the annual CMT Artist of the Year ceremony Wednesday night an all-female affair.


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