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7/27/16

Spotify has taken a lot of heat from the music biz over the years for seemingly not trying hard enough to convert users of the unlimited free tier to premium-tier subscribers, but newly disseminated stats indicate a heightened effort to enlarge the subscriber base. 


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don and bhaskar
7/27/16

"So, when you referred to that gentleman as a 'hockey puck,'" the great exec Bhaskar Menon queries comedy legend Don Rickles, "was it because he glides gracefully across frozen surfaces, or because multiple Canadians seek to hit him with sticks? In any event, it was most excellent japery." This classic music-biz moment is brought to you by the HITS 30th Anniversary Issue…


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7/27/16

In case you didn't catch their blazing performance on Kimmel (the taping of which a few of us were privileged to witness), here's a clip of Caroline's Prophets of Rage performing their eponymous jam and working the crowd into a mighty lather.


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7/27/16

Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds to Mars has inked with Interscope Records. The band's prior set, Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams, bowed on Virgin in 2013  and has sold 213k RTD; total track sales were...


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Andra IG
7/27/16

Warner Bros.' Andra Day delivered a powerful performance of her inspired song "Rise Up" on day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and left few dry eyes in the house.


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7/27/16

Beyoncé and Adele lead with the most nominations for this year's MTV VMAs, which will be the first of the post-Van Toffler era. Bey has 11 noms, while Adele scored eight. See the full list within.


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nederlander
7/27/16

James M. Nederlander, patriarch of the theater-producing and concert-promoting Nederlander Organization, died Monday in Southampton, N.Y. He was 94.


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Martin Bandier birthday 2016 (002)
7/26/16

We wish Sony/ATV boss, King of Publishing and true mensch Marty Bandier a very happy benchmark birthday; he's seen here blowing out the candles at a dinner with senior East Coast staff. We're told that he later lit a Cohiba with one of the sparklers... 


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7/26/16

Apple shares spiked in after-hours trading after the tech giant released better-than-expected Q3 numbers. After the report was released, the company's stock bumped up 7% to nearly $104 per share.


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drake on the water
7/26/16

Drake will retain the #1 spot on our Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart for a 12th non-consecutive week.

  


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GOING TO EX-STREAMS
Spotify ramps things up. (7/27a)
MARS ATTACKS
The Jared Leto-led band finds a new home. (7/27a)
ANDRA DAY LIGHTS UP THE DNC
Warner Bros. singer's moving performance drops jaws. (7/27a)
HERE COME THE MOONMEN
All hail the queens. Beyonce and Adele lead the MTV VMAs nominations pack. (7/27a)
INSIDE SPOTIFY'S SUCCESS
How a Swedish streamery changed the biz.
30 YEARS OF HITS
And they're still trying to appeal the sentence.
ANOTHER SUPERSTAR RETURN
Shield your eyes from the brilliance.
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