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9/20/18

Streaming is the dominant driver in the RIAA’s just-released mid-year report on the U.S. music business, accounting for a stunning 75% of the revenue pie for the first half of 2018, while paid subscriptions in particular have grown 33% y-o-y.


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falling
9/20/18

Our own Michelle S. on the posthumous new collaboration “Falling Down” (Columbia) from Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, which is heartbreaking in light of their untimely passing but also as a reminder of the creative power that's been lost.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
9/20/18

After experiencing a collective Eminem high the previous week, as the rap legend raked in $1.8m, Streaming Nation has come back down to earth. The big exception to the trend is the Kanye-Pump collab “I Love It,” which has zipped past the competition like a long bomb from Patrick Mahomes to Tyreek Hill...


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justin and katie
9/20/18

Sources confirm Warner/Chappell Co-Head of A&R Katie Vinten is launching a label within WMG as a JV with Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Justin Tranter.


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9/20/18

The 2018 Latin Grammy nominations were announced today and reggaeton champion J Balvin leads the pack with eight nominations. The Colombian native got nods for Album of the Year with Vibras, and two songs nominated for Record of the Year, among others.


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Maroon 5
9/20/18

The rumors are true—Maroon 5 will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII on 2/3 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. CBS has the game.


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AvrilLavigne HeadAboveWater
9/20/18

Avril Lavigne's new single, "Head Above Water" (BMG), her first new music in five years, dropped on 9/19 to a resounding response, landing the #1 iTunes perch in 17 countries and...


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drew and amanda visit
9/20/18

"Me like rock," volunteers HITS Editor in Chief Lenny Beer on the occasion of Republic Rock promo hitters Amanda Dobbins and Drew Hauser visiting our Hollywood HQ. "Me use rock to throw at writer." Later, Drew demonstrated how he uses his shirt to mesmerize programmers and bend them to his will, and our own Samantha Hissong used her shirt to mop up some soy sauce. Seen cranking the excitement up to 11 are (l-r) our own Ted Volk, Hissong, Hauser, Dobbins and Beer.


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NoName
9/20/18

Spotify has just unveiled a new feature that enables indie artists to directly upload their music. After testing the upload tool, the streamery is inviting volunteers to give it a spin in the beta stage.


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sept 18
9/20/18

Carrie Underwood will debut at #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50 with Cry Pretty, her first album for Capitol Nashville. 6lack (LVRN/Interscope) will bow in the Top 5.


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SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/20a)
MAROON 5 TAKES THE HANDOFF FROM SUPER BOWL
Interscope loves the gridiron. (9/20a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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