Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise shoots to #1 on the iTunes album chart off a phenomenal setup from two monster singles at three radio formats, while Drake continues to dominate the landscape with his Valentine's Day surprise still sitting at #2...
Where do you find top Nashville execs and stars hob-nobbing with Chicago rock legends Cheap Trick? At the Sony Music Nashville Boat Show at CRS, that's where.
We've put our radio news updates in their respective "silos," but here's your pocket guide to some key Mediabase formats. At Top 40, RCA keeps the Ronson/Mars "Uptown Funk" bumping at #1 for a sixth week, while Big Machine's Taylor Swift makes big gains and Kemosabe/ Columbia's Lunchmoney Lewis debuts on the chart. Ronson rules at Rhythm too, with labelmate Pitbull at #2 as Roc Nation's Rihanna, Kanye & Paul hit the Top 10. And RCA's Walk the Moon spends another week atop the Alternative chart, while Epic's Modest Mouse should take over next week. Meanwhile, RCA currently has the #1 record at six formats and is gunning for a seventh; stay tuned.
As the dust starts to settle on the IFPI’s announcement of Friday as a global release day, the state of the conversation can more or less be summarized thusly...
A song has the unique ability to make you feel a moment in a way that a speech or a photo cannot. Paramount Pictures President of Motion Picture Music Randy Spendlove tells the backstory of the song that won the Oscar.
It now appears that Target’s proverbial knickers are not in a twist about the adoption of a worldwide Friday release date.
LEONARD NIMOY, whose portrayal of the half-Vulcan/half-human Mr. Spock on Star Trek made him a pop-culture staple, died today of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; he was 83.
GLOBAL RELEASE DAY:
THE STATE OF THE ARGUMENT
Not everybody's saying TGIF. (2/27a)
REPORTS OFF-TARGET, SAYS TARGET
"Target has absolutely no plans to stop selling music." (2/27a)
THE "GLORY" STORY
A true marriage of song and picture. (2/27a)
I.B.’s HISTORY LESSON:
THE ’90s “SUPER LABEL”
"Daddy, what was PLG?" (2/27a)
YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES U.K. CHARTS
The BRITs effect continues. (2/27a)