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HITS LIST: ON-RAMP TO Q4

October starts Sunday. So does Max Lousada, who inevitably tops the latest iteration of our trending-topics Top 10. Lousada’s official start date is Oct. 1, a day after the annual deadline for the Grammys release year. Feels like a pivotal moment in our corner of the world.

Sure, the biz is Maxed out right now, but there’s also a ton of industry chatter about David Massey’s tropically hot Island and core band The Killers, who are lined up for a return to the top of the album charts; their fellow Vegas residents Imagine Dragons, riding a pair of rock crossover hits; newly anointed streaming king Post Malone; coveted free agent-to-be Steve Bartels; and more.

The dog days are over, boys and girls—welcome to Rocktober ’17.

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UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
Lucian locks in the superstar. (9/21a)
RIAA: SUBS POWERED REVENUE IN H1 2018
Streaming revenue is 75% of the biz. (9/21a)
CRY THE TOP 20
Carrie is having a Pretty good first week. (9/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/21a)
UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
This song's for Uni. (9/21a)
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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