Kendrick Lamar graces the cover of our most recent print edition, while iHeart programming gunslinger Tom Poleman is our Contents Page VIP. Our apologies to them both.
HITS has announced the promotion of two members of its editorial staff and the addition of a third. Our sympathies go out to their loved ones.
"I love to Zumba," HITS President and Queen of All Things Alternative Karen Glauber notes to our own Naomi Robin during their recent frolic in Miami. "And although we have been Zumba-ing throughout our visit, I could Zumba again right now." Then Beto Perez and Scott Chitoff showed up with some early Alex Chilton records and everyone got to Zumba-ing.
In addition to having two songs in the iTunes Top 5 (one of them #1 until shortly ago), Rihanna has the #1 new movie in the land.
According to insiders, the Rolling Stones are set to announce a North American summer stadium tour next week. The 16-stop, AEG-presented trek, which these sources say will kick off at San Diego’s Petco Park on Memorial Day weekend, is said to carry a guarantee of...
2015 will be a critical year for the music industry. Indeed, what happens during the next few months could seal the fate of the business as we know it, either setting the wheels in motion for a return to real prosperity, or cementing the status quo for a still-viable but contracted business. UMG’s Lucian Grainge and Sony Music’s Doug Morris are united in the belief that subscription is the future, and several entities are vying to become the service that shifts the paradigm.
Kendrick Lamar continues his reign at #1 on the iTunes albums chart, while it's all about Rihanna in single sales as "Bitch Better Have My Money" blasts to the top spot...
Our own Ted Volk has taken a break from his March Madness activities to pen a bracing series of updates from Alternative Radio Land. Head over to iGen for the latest on Cold War Kids, Joywave, Lollapalooza, AWOLNATION, Modest Mouse and more, hosted by the Nicest Promo Guy in the World.
We’re having a vision, buddy! It’s about next week’s key Mediabase radio charts, starring Taylor, Ellie, Snoop, Modest Mouse and more...
Be sure to set those DVRs, 'cause the iHeartRadio Music Awards are a-comin'. The event airs this Sunday (3/29) on NBC. Slated performers include Rihanna, Sam Smith, Madonna, Iggy Azalea (who's rumored to be opening the show) Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jason Derulo, Florida Georgia Line and more. Read on for nominees and assorted iHeartiness.
The Stones announce a North American summer stadium tour. (3/27a)
OP-ED: HITS PROMOTES THE GAY AGENDA, OR SOMETHING
Country radio caves in to crazies, but it can't stop a true hit. (3/27a)
YOUR MULTI-FORMAT RADIO CHART PREVIEW
What to expect at Top 40, Rhythm and Alternative radio next week. (3/27a)
FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HEY BUDDIES EDITION
You should know by now that we never throw anything away, especially mortifying photos. (3/27a)
Van Halen's shutting down Hollywood Blvd., and Dave's fronting the band. (3/27a)