Big score to start the week for the Columbia promotion team: OMI goes #1, Rachel Platten goes Top 10 at Top 40 and #1 at Hot AC, with three debuts at Top 40: 1 Direction, Calvin Harris and Little Mix. Props to head coach Joel Klaiman, field general Lee Leipsner and running back Jon Borris for keeping the ball moving briskly up the field during the label’s summer heatwave.
Author and music-biz expert Fred Goodman, whose fascinating biography of Allen Klein is now in bookstores, came to L.A. recently for a publication party at the home of one of his biggest (figuratively speaking) fans—Irving Azoff—but was gracious enough earlier that day to accept Bud Scoppa’s offer to buy him lunch. A conversation ensued; here are some of the highlights.
The streets of downtown Chicago were flooded on Sunday afternoon after Lollapalooza, which draws approximately 300k attendees (around 100k a day), had to be evacuated due to severe thunderstorms. Emergency warnings aside, the festival's highlights included a collaboration between Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, along with exemplary sets from The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Florence + the Machine and more.
To celebrate the momentous announcement from Dr. Dre on The Pharmacy this past Saturday, Apple Music’s Beats 1 gathered up a group of L.A. taste makers for an exclusive “Countdown To Compton” private party...
The fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, Rogue Nation, completed its mission of dominating the box office, earning Paramount $56m—more than the rest of the Top 5 combined. Warner Bros.' Vacation , on the other hand, underperformed and debuted to toxic reviews at #2.
We’ve been waiting for the news to drop, and now it has: Compton, A Soundtrack, the hugely anticipated new Aftermath/Interscope set from Dr. Dre, will street on 8/7, one week before the madly buzzing N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, hits movie screens. The announcement came, fittingly enough, on Dre’s Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy.
Based on very early reads, Disney's Descendants ST is likely to...
UMG topper Lucian Grainge has inked a new five-year deal to continue his reign as Chairman/CEO until at least 2020, Vivendi has announced.
I.B. BAD: VAN'S SWAN SONG; MTV'S DECLINE & FALL
Van's the man, says I.B., and his final VMAs will be must-see TV. (7/31a)
YOUR WEEKLY MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
We said it yesterday and we reiterate: Three labels keep hogging the spotlight. (7/30a)
GRAINGE EXTENDS REIGN
Five more years! Five more years! (7/31a)
STURM UND DRANG
L.A. has two in the Top 5. (7/31a)
TIDAL: PLAN OVERBOARD, OR JAY Z'S 100TH PROBLEM
Which has a bitter chance of outlasting the competition, Tidal or Trump? (7/31a)