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5/4/16

Drake will handily top both our sales and streaming charts this week as he goes on to break the one-week streaming record... 


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5/4/16

After topping the U.K. Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with “One Dance” (Island), Drake is on course for a double whammy on Friday, as Views leads the midweek tally. It's likely to end the week on combined sales of 80k; beating Beyonce's Lemonade (Columbia) by 7k.


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Calvin
5/4/16

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris, Vaughn and team had a blockbuster first day at Pop radio with Calvin Harris f/Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For,” nailing down a stunning 125 adds and undisputed #1 Most Added honors. Harris also earned #2 Most Added honors at Rhythm, surpassed only by labelmate Beyoncé

 


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Kane Brown Signing UMPG
5/4/16

EVP/GM Kent Earls and the Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville team celebrate signing singer/songwriter Kane Brown, whose "Used to Love You Sober" made serious inroads at radio and retail and who is now at work on his debut full-length for RCA/Zone 4. Shortly after this photo was taken, former presidential hopeful Ted Cruz performed a suite of sad songs about co-ed bathrooms. Seen busily counting delegates are...


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5/3/16

Revenue at Live Nation— $695.4m in constant currency— was up 10% in the first quarter as ticket sales, sponsorship and advertising all showed year-to-year increases.  


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5/3/16

Columbia absolutely dominates at Pop and Rhythm radio this week, with Calvin Harris #1 at Pop with "This Is What You Came For" f/Rihanna and Beyoncé #1 at Rhythm with "Sorry," while Blink 182 closes out the entire Modern Rock panel on impact...


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drake money
5/3/16

Drake’s Views is on track to break the current record for first-week U.S. streams in its debut week. The album looks set to bow with...


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5/3/16

Pack the air mattress, the Doan's and the tab you swear is Purple Haze: The Rolling Stones, Bob DylanPaul McCartney, Neil YoungRoger Waters and The Who will headline Desert Trip at the site of Coachella in October. 


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Radiohead Burn the Witch
5/3/16

Radiohead deleted the entire history of their online presence yesterday, suggesting the campaign for their hotly anticipated ninth album had begun, a move that has now been followed up by teaser videos on YouTube and new music today. The set is rumored to be dropping sometime in June through XL Recordings, and could mark the end of the band's battle with streaming services.


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Drake
5/3/16

After topping the U.K. Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with “One Dance” (Island), Drake is on course for a double whammy on Friday as Views leads the midweek tally. Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came For” (Columbia) is, as expected, the hottest new single.


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Drake looking at one lofty view on the sales chart. (5/4a)
U.K. MIDWEEK CHARTS: DRAKE ON COURSE FOR A DOUBLE #1 (UPDATE)
Hey, have you heard of this guy named Drake? (5/4a)
WHY YES, THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME FOR
New Calvin Harris & Rihanna single explodes at radio. (5/4a)
USED TO PUB YOU SOBER
UMPG signs Kane Brown, says "cheese." (5/4a)
WHAT GOOD IS AN EXCLUSIVE?
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Where Adele, Katy Perry and other stars were first seen.
MUSIC BIZ 2016
Whatever happened to Morty?
OH, GEE
He's cool.
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