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4/25/19

"#ME!," Taylor Swift's first release since her new deal with UMG via Republic, has arrived, and it's a duet with a rock star! Listen within.


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taylormural
4/25/19

The unofficial color of the NFL Draft show on ABC right now is pink. Top pick Kyler Murray strutted onstage in a pink three-piece suit. And pink-tipped and -accented Taylor Swift, who cannily (what else?) took her talents to network prime time—the Draft aired live from Nashville, this year’s host city—as the platform for incrementally busting out her relentlessly teased “big reveal,” which turns out to be...


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BillieNo1
4/25/19

Our only national Top 40 station has thrown down the gauntlet. Kid Kelly’s decision to add three singles from Darkroom/Interscope’s Billie Eilish simultaneously at SiriusXM’s Hits 1 is, as far as we know, unprecedented...


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Chris Hovsepian (left) and JJ Corsini - photo credit Fouad Jreige
4/25/19

UMG has lured a pair of rising stars from Apple Music, tapping JJ Corsini and Chris Hovsepian as SVP Artist Development. The two were key members of Apple Music’s global artist relations team since the 2015 launch of the service.


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great-gatsby
4/25/19

Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” generated 26% less dough than the previous week, but don’t feel bad for the overnight sensation—he still took in $530k. That gives the Columbia smash a two-week total of $1.25 million—and a lock on the top spot on our Song Revenue Chart.


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WesterStars
4/25/19

Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years, Western Stars (Columbia), will be released 6/14. The song "Hello Sunshine" and a video will be released just after midnight ET Friday.


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BILLIE SCOOTER
4/25/19

Billie Eilish returns to #1 this week with an extremely strong fourth week for her WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Sony Music scores a possible three titles in the Top 5 as Beyoncé’s midweek-released live album increases...


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nct cmg
4/25/19

Capitol Music Group and Caroline luminaries join the members of K-Pop phenom NCT 127 backstage at Newark’s Prudential Center as the SM Entertainment nonet (look it up) kicked off their North American tour. Seen just before CMG boss Steve Barnett replaced the Capitol Congress with the first-ever “Capitol Unicameral National Assembly” are...


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IBgif2
4/25/19

Our inside man discusses how new artists are running the table and the marketplace is more of a global game every day.


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maddy mtv
4/25/19

"Say, Madge," wonders Maverick prez Greg Thompson on the occasion of Madonna's live MTV special in London, "doesn't that eye patch mess with your depth perception?" Ironically, it was Greg who later bumped into a table. Seen making a strong statement against music piracy are MTV's Bruce Gillmer, DJ Trevor, Madonna and Thompson.


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And now for something a bit different... (4/25a)
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STILL ASLEEP
Billie reclaims her crown. (4/25a)
UNEARTHING THE SONGS PRINCE GAVE AWAY
Another dip into the Purple One's massive archives (4/25a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
THE WHOLE SPIEL ON BILLIE
We're handing out crowns.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
THERE'S PIZZA IN THE BACK
The pepperoni's all gone, though.
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