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5/24/16

Windowing—a term long used by the film industry—has been adapted by the music business to denote the granting of exclusives to premium streaming services. In his latest column, our industry insider details some of the iterations of windowing that the majors are experimenting with in their efforts to maximize streaming’s vast potential. 


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5/24/16

Tonight, on the season finale of The Voice, Little Big Town will open the show performing the new song "One of Those Days." It’s the first track from Wanderlust, an upcoming album the group made with Pharrell Williams, who produced and co-wrote the eight new songs, and it’s strikingly original. 


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5/24/16

It's looking like a battle for #1 on both the HITS SPS and album charts this week, as debuting Republic siren Ariana Grande faces off against labelmate Drake for SPS supremacy, while dueling with Warner Music Nashville's Blake Shelton for the top album spot.


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5/24/16

On the heels of announcing that its revenue had topped $2 billion for the first time, Spotify has unveiled a Premium for Family plan for $14.99 a month, the same price as Apple Music’s family plan. 


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5/24/16

Music from The Voice has been dominating the iTunes leaderboard of late, with as many as seven out of the Top 10 tracks coming from show contestants. But nothing knocked Justin Timberlake's monster "Can't Stop the Feeling" out of the #1 spot—until now. What's more, finalist Adam Wakefield has done it with an original song. Will it last, or will this run follow the Voice trend and evaporate quickly?


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5/24/16

We’re extremely proud of our neobilly princess, Holly Gleason, who’s been recognized by a pair of august institutions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and her alma mater, while also scoring a book deal. Big Machine Label Group’s John Zarling, Holly’s great friend and colleague, provides the details...


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5/24/16

According to reports, a Jay Z-Beyonce album is done, and will surface via Tidal soon (with a wide release via Columbia) solidifying the rumors we explored last week...


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5/23/16

Ariana Grande is headed for her first U.K. #1 album on Friday with Dangerous Woman (Island), leading the Official Albums charge at midweek stage. However, it’s an extremely close race...


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5/23/16

There’s currently a bidding war between Sony and Universal over One Direction star Harry Styles, with UMG thought to be the current favourite, according to a mistake-riddled report in British tabloid The Sun...


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5/23/16

It’s just Adele—and a few camera effects—in the new video for “Send My Love (to Your New Lover),” which bowed last night and has already earned...    


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