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Drake Nick Nurse
5/23/19

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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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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sheeran19
5/23/19

Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock have been revealed as the two surprise collaborators featured on the new Ed Sheeran single arriving Friday, "Cross Me" (Asylum/Atlantic). The song is part of a 15-track mixtape, No.6 Collaborations Project, that will land on 7/12.


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sandwich
5/23/19

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


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may21
5/23/19

Tyler, The Creator will score his first #1 album on Friday’s HITS Top 50. Fresh off his SNL appearance (with myriad guests), DJ Khaled will debut at #2. Seven new releases appear in this week’s Top 20; Sony has four of the Top 10.


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sam.marella
5/23/19

If you've taken a gander at the most recent Top 40 radio chart, you'll have noted that "Dancing With a Stranger" by Sam Smith & Normani occupies the #1 spot, ahead of a star-studded field. It therefore seems fitting that we acknowledge the supreme effort by the Capitol promo staff, led by promo domo Greg Marella, who's danced with more strangers than you've had hot meals, and who has also been...


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dolby-atmos
5/23/19

Universal Music Group is going 3D with Dolby Atmos, creating immersive music content across multiple genres.


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woodstock
5/23/19

Woodstock 50 organizers have convinced a New York appeals court judge to require Dentsu to place more than $18m in an escrow account while the court considers whether the Japanese firm is required to continue financing the festival.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (39)
5/23/19

In the latest roundup of Noisemakers for 2019, we present a new batch of rising professionals from different parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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Tyler IG
5/23/19

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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