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9/28/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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9/28/16

We’re just a week away from the first weekend of Desert Trip (10-7/9), and plenty of tickets are still available...


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9/28/16

Island's Shawn Mendes, who's heading for a #1 chart bow this week, graces the cover of our most recent print edition, while Pandora chief Tim Westergren is our Contents Page VIP. We apologize to both and should probably send them something nice, like cupcakes.


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9/28/16

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talked with Buzzfeed News about the fledgling music service’s victories and missteps during the course of its first year, in a wide-ranging conversation ranging from exclusives to algorithms...


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9/27/16

Shawn Mendes will take the #1 spot on both our SPS and Sales charts. The Sales chart will see four debuts in the top five. Luke Bryan’s projection increases today, thanks to ticket-bundle redemptions.


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9/27/16

Since a Diamond Award, for 10 million albums sold, is a rarer sight these days than a unicorn pooping rainbows in the Everglades, Columbia chief Rob Stringer, megastar Adele and other important peeps assembled...


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9/27/16

The Chainsmokers f/Halsey's song of the summer, "Closer" (Columbia), holds at #1 on Spotify's U.S., U.K. and global charts for a fourth consecutive week.


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9/27/16

Team Republic overwhelmingly secures Most Added for The Weeknd f/Daft Punk's "Starboy" (XO) at both T40 and Rhythm today, while Modern Rock fuels the flames for Andrew McMahan's "Fire Escape"...


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9/27/16

During Day 1 of TheWrap's media and entertainment confab TheGrill 2016, held at the Montage in Beverly Hills, mega-mogul Irving Azoff engaged in the Keynote Interview with TheWrap CEO/founder Sharon Waxman. In this clip, The Swirv discusses YouTube and the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA, an "outdated law" giving Google's video giant cover to operate with what he calls "evil" results...


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9/27/16

At a recent CBS event, Capitol Nashville's Little Big Town debriefs the first presidential debate with the network's Jack Sussman and Chairman Les Moonves, noting that Donald Trump's constant sniffling reminded them of a promoter they met in Miami one time. Seen are…


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