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7/25/17

Lana Del Rey and Meek Mill remain in the lead, for now, with nearly identical full-week projections. But Tyler, the Creator closes in as a possible spoiler for #1...


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Louis.ig
7/25/17

Louis Tomlinson takes the Most Added position at T40, while producer Metro Boomin narrowly beats his ATL partner Future at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, there is a tie for the top spot...


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mccarroll
7/25/17

Label prexy Dan McCarroll will be exiting Warner Bros. Records, according to an internal memo issued by CEO Cameron Strang.


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sofia monte bunt et al
7/25/17

When it comes to soundtracks, Ken Bunt’s Disney kingdom is working the magic.


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manny smith wedding photo
7/25/17

"Mazel Tov, bubby," gushes Interscope ruler John Janick to the label's SVP A&R Manny Smith on the occasion of his recent nuptials. "I think I speak for the whole mishpuchah when I say I'm sure you and your shayneh maydel will have a freilach life together. I've now used up all the Yiddish that Berm taught me."


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Sony ATV Maluma dinner
7/25/17

“That was a helluva fine meal,” intones Sony/ATV Music Publishing chieftain Marty Bandier during this dinner to celebrate the inking of Latin sensation Maluma, “but I’ve still got room for dessert. Let’s order something with a few million copyrights.”


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zona
7/25/17

Shazam users on both sides of the Atlantic have given a jolt to Arizona’s April release “Electric Touch” (APG/WMG). The tune is the biggest mover on Shazam’s U.S. Top 100 and the U.K.’s Top 100.


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leven pic
7/25/17

Attorney Jeff Leven of Davis Shapiro Lewit Grabel Leven Granderson & Blake LLP visits the HITS offices in Hollywood, where he was offered a "cup of coffee" (a joint), "the nickel tour" (a toke off the office bong) and "lunch" (a brownie laced with weed). He declined all of these opportunities, but our own Simon Glickman, Samantha Hissong and Todd Hensley are still hallucinating...


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7/25/17

Growth in streaming has driven the U.K.’s music retail sector to £564m in the first half of the year, a 11.2% rise over H1 2016, according to figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association.


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zakabel
7/25/17

In this week's U.K. signing news, Sony/ATV Music Publishing has agreed a worldwide deal with singer/songwriter Zak Abel, while Virgin EMI has secured the signature of former Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle for her next solo effort.


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MCCARROLL STEPPING DOWN AS WBR PRESIDENT
A fond farewell. (7/25a)
"CONTRACT MONTRACT"
Q vs. MJ? More proof we're living in Bizarro World. (7/24a)
BOY-BAND BATTLE BEGINS, PRETTYMUCH
It's like BSB vs. NSYNC, 2017 edition. (7/24a)
IT'S ONLY A GLITCH
Scheduling software needs a reboot. (7/24a)
NEW RELEASES: THE NEW BATTLE LINES
Will Meek inherit the earth? (7/24a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
PIZZA: A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Our treatment's almost done.
WHAT'S COMING IN Q4
Apart from eggnog and inertia, we mean.
THE STORY OF MO
A gripping yarn.
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