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11/16/18

RCA Nashville/Zone 4’s Kane Brown just became the third country artist to debut at #1 on the Top 50 Chart this year, moving 128k with sophomore full-length Experiment.


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Rhian-Jones
11/16/18

In conjunction with our U.K. Special, dated 11/19, we spotlight 10 women who are making key contributions to the biz in Blighty. This HITS List—like the new issue as a whole—is the handiwork of our London bureau chief, the indefatigable Rhian Jones, pictured here. We bow down before her—or would a curtsy be more appropriate?


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beatlebus
11/16/18

UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff, EVP Marketing & Product Development Jane Gowen and EVP Commercial Vince Szydlowski prepare to embark with a few essential team members from UMG's Santa Monica HQ for a mystery tour. The excursion was chartered to commemorate the Super Deluxe edition of The Beatles (aka The White Album), with a bus wrapped just for that purpose. Due to its considerable bulk, the new set, which debuted at #6 on this week's HITS Top 50 chart, required a separate conveyance.


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Pee K EH SB
11/16/18

They're feeling tip-top at the Tower just about now, as Steve Barnett's Capitol Music Group currently has three of the Top Four albums on Apple Music and four of the Top 10.


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juice wrld
11/16/18

BMG has inked a global pub deal with hip-hop breakout Juice WRLD...


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Webp.net-gifmaker (38)
11/16/18

"Kacey Musgraves' victory Wednesday night for Album of the Year at the 52nd annual CMA Awards increases the likelihood that she'll be nominated for Album of the Year at the 61st annual Grammy Awards," HITS' resident Grammy Whisperer Paul Grein starts off a piece drawing connections between the ceremonies.


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daniel marathon 1
11/16/18

Daniel Glass' Glassnote is exiting the major-label system and launching a partnership with Kobalt Music. The deal is a major realignment in the indie universe, with...


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bsb
11/16/18

We didn't call this item "Backstreet's Back," because that would just be too damned obvious, but hey, if the shoe fits. Pop perennials Backstreet Boys are preparing their biggest tour of the, um, millennium...


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urban pic
11/16/18

In the wake of his CMA win for Entertainer of the Year, Capitol Nashville superstar Keith Urban poses for a pretty pic with his team. "Keith looks so nice," comments UMG Nashville chief Mike Dungan. "Keith smells so nice," replied album co-exec producer Dan McCarroll. "Stop giggling, you two," whispered prexy Cindy Mabe. Seen just before Dan asked Alexa to make him a corned-beef sandwich are...


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queen bg
11/16/18

Earnings-wise, it was an especially nice week for Ariana Grande, whose “thank u, next” broke $400k to easily top our latest Song Revenue Chart. Ariana’s Republic label mate Metro Boomin has no complaints, either...


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A CMA GALLERY
Nashville gets dressed up (11/15a)
RAINMAKERS: MYSTERY GUEST, PLEASE SIGN IN
What do we get if we guess right? (11/9a)
GRAMMY NOMINEES
Collect 'em all!
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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