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LET'S DISH
5/5/15

In between nacho plates on this Cinco De Mayo holiday, let's point our informational satellite at the sky and download the latest action at SiriusXM, starring One Direction, Sam Hunt, Bea Miller, Britney & Iggy, Modest Mouse and more...


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YOUR RECAP OF RADIO RECAPS
5/5/15

RCA's Britney-Iggy duet, "Pretty Girls," earns Most Added honors at Pop radio this week, while Island's Shawn Mendes and Epic's Mariah Carey are among the acts posting gains. OMI's "Cheerleader" (Ultra/Louder Than Life/Columbia) rules at Rhythm, and it's another big week at Alternative for "Renegade" by KidinaKorner's X Ambassadors. Click the links for further details, buddy.

ZAC ATTACK
5/5/15

The Zac Brown Band’s #1, 217k bow on this week’s HITS Album Sales Chart is a big win for the cluster of labels involved—Brown’s own Southern Ground, the brand-new John Varvatos imprint, Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine and Monte Lipman’s Republic...


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MUMFORD'S MIND
ON #1
5/5/15

Glassnote’s Mumford & Sons are headed for a #1 bow on next week’s HITS Album Sales and SPS charts, with their Wilder Mind album count in the 250-275k range...


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CHART STORY: BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK
5/5/15

This week, Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic’s Zac Brown Band tops the HITS Building Album Sales Chart with 217k and the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 232k for Jekyll + Hyde. Meanwhile, Reprise’s Josh Groban bows at #2 and Columbia Nashville’s Tyler Farr rounds out the Top 3 with the debut of his sophomore release.


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DOWNLOAD THIS
5/5/15

Mumford & Sons are the story on the iTunes album chart at the moment, as Wilder Mind takes the top TWO positions, while on the singles side it's all about The Voice...


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APPLE’S PLAY IN WIDER FOCUS
5/5/15

When an Apple product or service is on the way, it tends to fuel widespread speculation. But that chatter usually has a narrow focus. Consider iTunes/Beats as part of a much larger media-consumption universe.


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BALLERS: DYNAMIC DUO
5/5/15

The next installment in our ongoing series of conversations with industry leaders: an in-depth chat with RCA toppers Peter Edge and Tom Corson. The pair touch on everything from the "Uptown Funk" phenom to the streaming marketplace. Look for it in print and online very soon.

KURT COBAIN
KURT COBAIN ALBUM TO ARRIVE
THIS SUMMER
5/5/15

The above headline, which appears in The New York Times, was likely designed to draw a double-take. While ownership and rights details remain hazy, Brett Morgen, the director of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, says he plans to issue an album of unreleased material from the more than 200 hours of music he came upon while researching the documentary. 


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BOB'S YOUR APP
5/5/15

Following the news that her YouTube channel had passed 1 billion views, along with the release of the deluxe version of her 1,000 Forms of Fear, Monkey Puzzle/RCA's Sia has added a new job to her resume: app designer. The chanteuse has created what seems like her own take on Bejeweled. The game, entitled Bob Job, supports Best Friends Animal Society, and plays songs from the album, as gamers match up bobs (aka Sia's thoroughly branded hair/wig style), dogs and unicorns.

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BALLERS: DYNAMIC DUO
Coming soon: an in-depth chat with Peter and Tom. (5/5a)
APPLE’S PLAY IN WIDER FOCUS
"Thinking different" about iTunes/Beats. (5/5a)
BOSSIN' UP ON AUSTIN
Austin City Limits with the Foo Fighters, y'all! (5/5a)
KURT COBAIN ALBUM TO ARRIVE
THIS SUMMER
There'll be "Heck" to pay. (5/5a)
DOWNLOAD THIS
Mumford, Mumford, Mumford. And The Voice. (5/5a)
DON'T CALL IT NARM!
It's Music Biz, bitch.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
The next batch is being cooked up.
APPLE'S STREAMING ROLLOUT
Will iTunes-Beats hybrid be a Spotify slayer or an also-ran?
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