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IBGIF
3/25/19

Our man on the inside surveys the acquisitive acumen of Sir Lucian Grainge and the marketshare might of his UMG label power trio.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
3/25/19

The 1960s dawned on a racially divided America, but some of the greatest records of the era were made by blacks and whites working together, including...


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ivors
3/25/19

The trade group that hands out the Ivors, BASCA, is rebranding itself to better align with its awards. Please welcome The Ivors Academy.


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STREAMING
3/25/19

On-demand audio streaming now makes up more than three-quarters of all music consumption in the U.S. The equivalent of nearly 125m albums has been sold and streamed through 3/14. Of that total, nearly 100m equivalents come from streaming.


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Supremes and Four Tops
3/25/19

When you visit Hitsville U.S.A., the shrine and museum that stands where the heart of Motown first began its irresistible beat, you’re struck by its modest profile. But if you’ve devoted your life to music, standing in this space will afford approximately the same rush an art student feels beneath the Sistine Chapel.


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richie
3/25/19

Capitol Records will release Lionel Richie’s Live from Las Vegas on 8/23, the first release from the singer on the label. He starts a national tour on 5/28.


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Walker
3/25/19

Scott Walker, a 1960s pop singer with a distinguished baritone voice who left music and returned to work in an avant-garde style that would be much celebrated over the last three decades, died Monday. He was 76.


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JUICE WRLD   DEATH RACE FOR LOVE
3/22/19

Grade A/Interscope’s Juice WRLD holds at #1 on the Top 50 Chart for a second consecutive week with sophomore full-length Death Race for Love, which tacks on an additional 74k.


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Fats Domino Hamburg 1973 1605730021
3/22/19

As the 1950s played out, there was a whole lotta shakin' goin' on from coast to coast, including New Orleans, St. Louis, L.A., Memphis, New York and Detroit.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
3/22/19

Brad, Leo, Margot and Quentin have made a big splash in recent days but, sadly, they didn’t make our gathering of the week’s Top 10 trending topics. Because this isn’t about Once Upon a Time—it’s about now. And nobody in the biz is more now than...


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CROSSCURRENTS, PART THREE
The Motown story (3/25a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: "RING" IN THE IDES OF MARCH
The full Monte yet again. (3/22a)
NOT IN HITS LIST
We use only the highest-quality click bait. (3/22a)
COLUMBIA SPRINGS THE COUNTRY TRAP
A whole new wrinkle (3/22a)
THE ROOTS OF ROCK & SOUL, SONG BY SONG: THE LATE ’50S
The saga continues. (3/22a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MARKETSHARE
But it is, really. Isn't it?
WHAT IF I DON'T STREAM?
First of all, don't panic.
WHO ORDERED THIS PIZZA?
Seriously, come get it now or we're eating it.
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