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9/27/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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9/27/16

Shawn Mendes will take the #1 spot on both our SPS and Sales charts. The Sales chart will see four debuts in the top five. Luke Bryan’s projection increases today, thanks to ticket-bundle redemptions.


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9/27/16

Since a Diamond Award, for 10 million albums sold, is a rarer sight these days than a unicorn pooping rainbows in the Everglades, Columbia chief Rob Stringer, megastar Adele and other important peeps assembled...


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9/27/16

The Chainsmokers f/Halsey's song of the summer, "Closer" (Columbia), holds at #1 on Spotify's U.S., U.K. and global charts for a fourth consecutive week.


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9/27/16

Team Republic overwhelmingly secures Most Added for The Weeknd f/Daft Punk's "Starboy" (XO) at both T40 and Rhythm today, while Modern Rock fuels the flames for Andrew McMahan's "Fire Escape"...


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9/27/16

During Day 1 of TheWrap's media and entertainment confab TheGrill 2016, held at the Montage in Beverly Hills, mega-mogul Irving Azoff engaged in the Keynote Interview with TheWrap CEO/founder Sharon Waxman. In this clip, The Swirv discusses YouTube and the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA, an "outdated law" giving Google's video giant cover to operate with what he calls "evil" results...


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9/27/16

At a recent CBS event, Capitol Nashville's Little Big Town debriefs the first presidential debate with the network's Jack Sussman and Chairman Les Moonves, noting that Donald Trump's constant sniffling reminded them of a promoter they met in Miami one time. Seen are…


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9/27/16

Team Republic would like you to know that not only was The Weeknd's "Starboy" #1 Most Added at Pop, Rhythm, Urban and Hot AC radio in the U.S. this week, but that it was #1 all-time Most Added in North America. That, of course, adds the sprawling and frigid country known as Canada to the equation. o achieve this milestone, VIP Lifer Charlie Walk and mountie commissioner Gary Spangler, on orders from Prime Minister Monte Lipman, trekked into the Great White North with only their heaviest coats, their team of sled dogs and a passel of Guess models…


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9/27/16

You say you're worried about the battery for your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire and, say, causing you and your surroundings to burst into flames? No worries, brah—just get yourself a replacement battery from the company. Except, um, the replacement battery may also catch on fire. Sooooo .... there's that.


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9/27/16

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talked with Buzzfeed News about the victories and missteps the fledgling music service has made in its first year, in a wide-ranging conversation that covered everything from exclusives to algorithms...


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WORLD ORDER
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Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
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BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)
Q4 KILLERS
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