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TWO JEWS CHEW ON
THE GRAMMYS
Pass me a knish. (5/24a)
SONY STARS SET
HITS LIST ABLAZE
They're fire. (5/24a)
THE IVORS 2019: ALL THE WINNERS
Theresa May wasn't even on the shortlist. (5/24a)
CROSSCURRENTS: HITSVILLE USA
A Berry important chapter of the story (5/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: PLAYOFF FEVER
We're in a generational moment. (5/24a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
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TWO JEWS CHEW ON
THE GRAMMYS
Pass me a knish. (5/24a)
SONY STARS SET
HITS LIST ABLAZE
They're fire. (5/24a)
THE IVORS 2019: ALL THE WINNERS
Theresa May wasn't even on the shortlist. (5/24a)
CROSSCURRENTS: HITSVILLE USA
A Berry important chapter of the story (5/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: PLAYOFF FEVER
We're in a generational moment. (5/24a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
RUMOR MILL
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5/24/19

Scoring 172k, Tyler, The Creator can officially celebrate his first-ever #1 bow with his critically acclaimed fifth studio album and second through Columbia. Meanwhile, We The Best/Epic's DJ Khaled comes in at #2, moving 132k. That said, Sony takes the marketshare crown this week with...

...Full Chart Here

Lewis Capaldi
5/24/19

Lewis Capaldi has claimed the fastest-selling album of 2019 so far in the U.K. with his debut, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI), hitting #1 on a wildly impressive 89.5k combined sales. Over on singles, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber stay on top.


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5/24/19

It’s a Sony Music trending takeover, with Columbia’s Tyler, the Creator and Lil Nas X and Epic/We the Best’s DJ Khaled all bringing heat to our virtual Memorial Day barbecue. Overlord Rob Stringer is loving it, as he plays backyard DJ, further upping the considerable stream counts on all three of his acts, who have also taken over our latest Streaming Songs Chart.


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the 1975 (2)
5/24/19

The 1975 took home two Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony honoring the best of British songwriting in London Thursday night. They won Songwriters of the Year for their third album, and Best Contemporary Song for “Love It If We Made It,” published by Good Soldier Songs.


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Supremes and Four Tops
5/24/19

As Black Music Month approaches, here’s another sampling from our continuing narrative on the evolution of African-American music, one of our culture’s most distinctive and resonant art forms.

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5/24/19

In addition to having a record-breaking #1 in the U.K., Lewis Capaldi is making strides in the U.S., thanks to Steve Barnett, Greg Marella and Team Capitol.


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levine
5/24/19

Gwen Stefani will return to The Voice next season, replacing Adam Levine, who's bowing out after 16 seasons in his big red chair.


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5/24/19

In the first installment of a series that will continue through next year's Grammys...


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5/24/19

K-Pop act NCT 127 opens at #1 at iTunes with We Are Superhuman—the 4th Mini Album (SM) this flipover Friday as Interscope is looking pretty in the upper echelon of both iTunes charts.


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Drake Nick Nurse
5/24/19

The top earners on our latest Song Revenue Chart are an intriguing mix of prodigious rookies and cagey veterans. Lil Nas X (one of the former) gets a key assist from Billy Ray Cyrus (one of the latter), as “Old Town Road” (Columbia) once again takes in north of $300k for the win. The full chart is right here.


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5/24/19

We're consistently looking to spotlight rising professionals from different parts of the biz with our Noisemakers feature. If you know anyone who fits that description, email...


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5/24/19

Scott Borchetta and members of his Big Machine team join Nashville superstars Lady Antebellum (whose Vegas residency is ongoing) in celebrating their "Billionaire" plaque from Pandora, commemorating more than 1 billion streams. As always, the Billionaire plaque is redeemable for massive tax breaks and the cell-phone number of one Russian oligarch. Seen just before bumping into Scooter Braun at the baccarat table are...


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5/24/19

Tyler, The Creator's "EARFQUAKE" remains at the top of Spotify's U.S. daily streaming chart, while Polo G and Lil Nas X move up.


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jColenmf
5/24/19

Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope's J. Cole lands the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday this week, with guest features on two different tracks at the top of the set. Also, new material from 5SOS, YG, Clairo, Thomas Rhett and more.


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Tyler IG
5/24/19

The Odd Future collective may be in the past, but its prodigious output provides context for Tyler, The Creator's impressive performance in the present.


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UrbanHymns
5/24/19

Richard Ashcroft will now earn all the future royalties from The Verve's '90s anthem "Bitter Sweet Symphony," following the settlement of a long-running copyright dispute.


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Green Nation
5/24/19

Live Nation’s global sustainability coalition, Green Nation, has released a new charter for environmental goals at all Live Nation owned and operated venues, clubs, theaters and festivals.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
5/23/19

Complex international relations figure into a new Bloomberg report stating that some private-equity investors are balking at the high asking price Vivendi has set for a stake in UMG, as well as the slow pace of the process. The same inside sources say one of the strategic buyers Universal’s French owner is targeting for a minority stake is Chinese tech behemoth Tencent.


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echo
5/23/19

Echo in the Canyon, opening on 5/23 and premiering at L.A.'s famed Cinerama Dome, is one of the year's most eagerly awaited music docs, focusing as it does on the Laurel Canyon music scene that peaked in the '60s and '70s. It also marks the directorial debut of veteran label exec Andy Slater...


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clarenceavantdoc
5/23/19

Watch the trailer—featuring many biz legends— for The Black Godfather, the Clarence Avant documentary set to hit Netflix on 6/7.


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