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BOLDEN EMBOLDENED BY WBR PROMOTION
Eesean upped to SVP. He's Pumped. (10/15a)
A TOP 20 IS BORN
Movie/OST looking more and more like a cultural phenomenon. (10/11a)
I.B. BAD: BUNDLE THIS
The latest scuttlebutt from the front lines (10/16a)
PARMALEE AIDS STORM RELIEF EFFORTS
Music for a good cause. (10/15a)
CITY OF HOPE HONORS BIG JON: "THE OBAMA OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY"
Black tie, if you please. (10/12a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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BOLDEN EMBOLDENED BY WBR PROMOTION
Eesean upped to SVP. He's Pumped. (10/15a)
A TOP 20 IS BORN
Movie/OST looking more and more like a cultural phenomenon. (10/11a)
I.B. BAD: BUNDLE THIS
The latest scuttlebutt from the front lines (10/16a)
PARMALEE AIDS STORM RELIEF EFFORTS
Music for a good cause. (10/15a)
CITY OF HOPE HONORS BIG JON: "THE OBAMA OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY"
Black tie, if you please. (10/12a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
RUMOR MILL
oct16
10/16/18

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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dominic
10/16/18

When word first began to circulate about Columbia's deal with Florida artist Dominic Fike—reported in August—it was virtually impossible to find any music online. But commentary about his four-track demos suggested those tracks had made an impact during their brief window of availability. Now you can hear them at last.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (38)
10/16/18

Eleven days after its release, Interscope’s A Star Is Born soundtrack holds at #1 on the iTunes chart. Lead single “Shallow” is also #1 on the songs side. The film, meanwhile, is approaching $100m at the domestic box office as it continues to garner rave reviews and Best Picture buzz. And it’s the dynamic music, driven by top-notch songwriting, that’s elevating this thing from a movie to a moment.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (16)
10/16/18

Gaga, Rapino, Post, Borchetta, Daigle, Moot and other trending topics.


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randy
10/16/18

RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Rachel Wammack poses with Sony brass just after her performance at the Sony Club in NYC. The execs were so taken with her that they spontaneously generated a spreadsheet. Seen just before enjoying some down-home sushi crostini are...


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adam
10/16/18

Following news of the original music video for Maroon 5 f/Cardi B's "Girls Like You" (222/Interscope) surpassing 1b views, the CAM-repped band has unveiled a "Version 2." This second installment, also directed by David Dobkin, provides a more tongue-in-cheek take while featuring the same guest stars.


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CamilaC
10/16/18

Camila Cabello wears the Most Added crown at T40, while Lil Wayne dominates at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Weezer is on top...


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logicnbatnt
10/16/18

Def Jam's Logic will usher in the 2018-2019 NBA season on TNT tonight with a special video of "100 Miles and Running" from his recently released album, YSIV.


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10/16/18

Lauren Reynaldo is joining Crush Music as the company's new Head of Sync. Based in L.A., she'll report to CMO Dan Kruchkow.


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hurricane
10/16/18

Hurricane Michael has left devastation in its wake, and communities that lay in its path face a mammoth rebuilding task. In the meantime, the people coping with this disaster are in need—and you can help.


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BadBunny
10/16/18

After enjoying a weekend lounging atop sales and streaming charts, Bad Bunny f/Drake’s “MIA” (OVO Sound/Rimas Entertainment/Warner Bros.) clocks in as the greatest gainer on the Shazam USA Top 100. But wait Drake fans! There’s more…


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stagecoach2019
10/16/18

Sam Hunt will make his headlining debut at the Stagecoach festival on the Saturday bill between two returning top-of-the-bill superstars, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. The 13th edition of the country music festival returns 4/26-28 to the Empire Polo Field in Indio.


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Pithouse
10/16/18

Sony Music Australia’s Tim Pithouse will join The Orchard as Global Head of Artist & Label Services beginning next month. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s Artist & Label Services capabilities around the world.


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1251 Polydor-IMAGE-ONLY
10/15/18

HITS' London editor Rhian Jones sits down for tea and crumpets with Polydor U.K. Presidents Tom March and Ben Mortimer.


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badbunnydrake
10/15/18

Latin sensation Bad Bunny and Drake dropped their collaboration "MIA" via OVO Sound/Rimas/Warner Bros. Thursday, and it spent the weekend at #1 and #2 on Spotify worldwide.


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Joe Rainey
10/15/18

Our deepest condolences go to the loved ones of Capitol's Joe Rainey, who passed away on 10/13. Joe was a well-liked and respected promotion executive and a friend to many in the HITS family; may his memory be a blessing for his loved ones.


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daigle butler web
10/15/18

"I've just starting working with Doug Morris, and he's already taught me so much," muses top-selling singer/songwriter and brand-new 12Tone signing Lauren Daigle to Spotify Global Head of Christian John Butler. "For example, the cruets of schmaltz at Sammy's Roumanian are really for the potatoes, but a little bit on the veal—that's geshmack, bubby!"


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rocio
10/15/18

Rocío Guerrero will join WMG as VP, A&R & Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin & Spain. Guerrero was most recently Head of Global Music Cultures, Shows & Editorial Content at Spotify.


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parmalee
10/15/18

Stoney Creek RecordsParmalee, an act that calls the Tarheel state home, has released a new song to raise money for victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.


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jess
10/15/18

Jess Glynne is heading for her second Official Albums #1 with Always In Between (Atlantic) outselling nearest rival, the A Star Is Born soundtrack (Polydor), by 2:1 at midweek stage. Over on singles, “Woman Like Me” (Syco) by Little Mix f/Nicki Minaj has entered straight in at the top.


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