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5/22/17

An explosion at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, U.K. has resulted in 19 fatalities and more than 50 injuries, police say, and may be the work of a suicide bomber. Grande was unharmed...


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5/22/17

Interscope has closed the very competitive deal for Pop siren Daya. The Brandon Creed-managed singer/songwriter won a Grammy earlier this year...


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5/22/17

Earlier this month, we wrote about the logjam at Pop radio and the current blitz of releases by star artists. Well, this week we see one of the biggest onslaughts at the format in recent memory, with four high-profile acts vying for adds...


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Irving Azoff
5/22/17

"My report about the ‘Value of YouTube to the Music Industry’ would be really brief because I can summarize the benefit of YouTube to artists in a word: none,” says Irving Azoff, responding to a controversial study commissioned by Google...


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sexual-harassment
5/22/17

For 27 years, President Karen Glauber has been an integral member of the HITS team and part of our family—and her writing has been key to our collective voice ever since she came aboard. A leader in the music community, Karen has taught us a lot about gender politics in the industry. In light of recent events at Epic, we wanted to share her perspective. – Lavinthal and Beer


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Liam (1)
5/22/17

Liam Payne has started at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart with solo debut “Strip That Down” f/Quavo (Capitol) while Linkin Park have the highest new entry on the midweek Albums tally with One More Light (Warner Bros.) at #2.


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5/22/17

Columbia heartthrob Harry Styles celebrated the release of his album with an explosive, 14-song show Friday night at L.A.’s iconic (and quite intimate) Troubadour. And guess what? He brought out Stevie Nicks.


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ABC
5/22/17

The Billboard Music Awards keep sliding. In early numbers released by Nielsen, 7.74m viewers tuned in, the telecast’s smallest audience since 2012, down nearly 2m viewers from last year.


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5/22/17

Given the state of the streaming marketplace, any label without an aggressive urban A&R crew is, as one exec succinctly puts it, “not in the game.” Much of the heat right now (and we don’t just mean climate) is coming from Atlanta and Florida. Warner Bros. is among the companies that have taken this wisdom to heart...


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Sigrid
5/22/17

The British answer to SXSW, The Great Escape, took place in rainy Brighton last week and our London correspondent Rhian Jones was there to hear some new musical talent. Queues kept her away from the most hyped acts (although you’ll find the critics’ verdict of Sigrid within) so she went off the beaten track to find a number of talented baby acts.


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THE POP LOGJAM: RADIO BATTLE ROYALE
Standing-room only on the airwaves (5/22a)
HARRY STYLES LIGHTS UP TROUBADOUR WITH SURPRISE GIG
...with a little help from Stevie Nicks. (5/22a)
IRVING ON VALUE OF YOUTUBE TO BIZ: "NONE"
But what does he really think? (5/22a)
IN OTHER NEWS,
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY
Same as it ever was. (5/22a)
RATINGS DROP FOR BIBLE'S AWARDS SHOW
At least the reviews were... Never mind. (5/22a)
A&R IN THE AGE OF STREAMING
You know you were wondering.
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
NASHVILLE BIG CAT
His last album made him a star. Will this one explode?
APPLE'S NEXT MOVE
The plan for domination.
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