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8/29/16

Universal and the other rights holders have been struggling with the value of Apple exclusives and their impact on business globally...


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Steve Bannon
8/29/16

How’s this for an ironic intersection? Steve Bannon, the ultra-right-wing rabble-rouser who was recently named Trump’s campaign manager, once worked in the entertainment biz...


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dnce
8/29/16

Republic’s DNCE, who snagged the Best New Artist VMA last night, are celebrating a U.S. success story that has since gone global...


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8/29/16

This week’s Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart marks the first time in 2016 in which three new releases will debut with numbers higher than 100k.


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8/29/16

What was once one of the most important events of the fall season around Labor Day has become an end-of-summer ho-hum event. At any rate, Beyoncé was the big winner in terms of trophies and a show-stopping performance, Rihanna got multiple looks and Kanye West debuted a new video after a rambling, stream-of-consciousness speech.


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8/29/16

During Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the U.S. Open, Capitol artist Troye Sivan explains to promo exec Joe Rainey that increasing the spin on a tennis ball cannot be accomplished over the phone. Meanwhile, Radio Disney's Phil Guerini awaits texted instructions from Goofy


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8/29/16

During Republic Records' post-VMAs soiree—"presented by GUESS® in celebration with Cîroc® and water by FIJI® with additional partnerships from Chromecast and Heineken," as the press release helpfully points out—the label's Monte Lipman, Chopper Charlie Walk and Wendy Goldstein and manager Phil McIntyre join Best New Artist VMA winners DNCE and pal Nick Cannon for a victory op. Later, CW took all and sundry on a whirlybird tour of the five boroughs.


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BRIT
8/29/16

Britney Spears invariably makes an impression whenever she takes the stage; her appearance at the MTV VMAs with G-Eazy last night gave her a spike in sales and streams, so much so that RCA has serviced the new "VMA Eazy Remix" to radio.


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Don
8/29/16

Screen Gems' new thriller, Don't Breathe, took the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, earning $26m. It also received rave reviews, which resulted in a solid 86% Rotten Tomatoes score. And the film is certainly a financial success, considering its low budget of $9.9m.


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8/29/16

Frank Ocean  scored his first-ever #1 in Blighty with Blonde, which was  released via his own Boys Don’t Cry. So how far off was that 40k prediction?


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POSTSCRIPT: OCEAN, UMG AND APPLE
Exclusives and their impact. (8/29a)
I.B. BAD: SEA CHANGE
The week that was will have plentiful repercussions. (8/26a)
NEW RELEASES: FGL, BABS, BRIT GO BIG
Three new albums expected to top 100k for the week. (8/29a)
NEW RELEASES: FGL, BABS, BRIT GO BIG
You up for a three-way? (8/29a)
VMAS: BIG WINS FOR BEYONCÉ
The Queen saved the show from drowning in mediocrity. (8/29a)
HITS' 30TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
All the photos you thought you'd destroyed.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS (NOT)
A conundrum of the streaming age.
THE NEW DEAL
Why are we still signing agreements based on albums?
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