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8/30/16

It now seems that, contrary to prior rumors, Michael Rapino has done the deal to bring Chris Woltman's Elementary1 Marketing and Management company (which includes Twenty One Pilots) directly into Live Nation. Guy Oseary is said to have made the introduction, but the company will not be folded into Maverick.


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8/30/16

Epic's Meghan Trainor dominates T40 with her new single "Better," while Columbia's Beyoncé cruises to Most Added at Rhythm with "Hold Up," no doubt powered by her VMAs performance, while Capitol's Empire of The Sun grabs #1 at Modern Rock with "High And Low"...


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8/30/16

Lots of talk at the label level about data-crunching company BuzzAngle, which is rapidly gaining traction and appears to be the new go-to analytics tool for marketing execs and radio programmers, who like the “drill-downable” features of the Jim Lidestri-led service. The integration of Mediabase radio data, meanwhile, in a deal spearheaded by Alissa "Force of Nature" Pollack, has accelerated...


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flaga
8/30/16

BMLGR/BMLG's Florida Georgia Line (pictured) will take the #1 spot on the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart. Columbia's Barbra Streisand and RCA's Britney Spears are hot on their heels at #2 and #3, respectively, though.


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8/30/16

Epic EVP promo Todd Glassman poses with stars Meghan Trainor and Yo Gotti, who collaborated on Trainor's "Better," which they performed jointly on Fallon Monday. Later, the three enjoyed a five-day tour of L.A. Reid's new house.


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8/30/16

Kesha’s return on Zedd’s “True Colors” pushes the track up 118 slots on the Shazam USA Top 100 Chart, making it the week’s biggest gainer.


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sunshine
8/30/16

In tune with the heatwave/actual summer happening in Blighty at the moment, there are two older sunny tracks making big gains on the Official Singles Chart.

 


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8/30/16

For the second week in a row, two U.S. acts are vying for the Official Albums #1 in Blighty on Friday as Barbra and Britney battle it out. So who’s ahead at midweek stage?


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DanielEK
8/30/16

Spotify founder Daniel Ek travelled to Lake Como, Italy to marry longtime girlfriend and mother of his two children Sofia Levander, with Chris Rock officiating, Mark Zukerberg in attendance and Bruno Mars as the wedding singer...


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shonen
8/30/16

"Our research tells us Shonen Knife is going to be huge," Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris tell Phil Quartararo in this immortal shot from the Alternative boom. That research turned out to be a guy on Silverlake Boulevard who had a tattoo of a spider on his face...


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Two diva worlds collide in Blighty. (8/30a)
YO, BUDDY
Glassman, Gotti, Trainor. None "Better." (8/30a)
ANNI ARCHIVES: THAT'S SHONEN BUSINESS
Jeff and Jordan's Japanese alt-rock brainstorm. (8/30a)
HITS' 30TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
All the photos you thought you'd destroyed.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS (NOT)
A conundrum of the streaming age.
THE NEW DEAL
Why are we still signing agreements based on albums?
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