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8/30/16

Look for Michael Rapino and Guy Oseary to score big once again, as word has it that Maverick management will be bringing in Chris Woltman's Element1 Marketing company, which includes red-hot Twenty One Pilots


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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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8/30/16

Big Machine Label Group's Florida Georgia Line celebrated their Budweiser presents One Night Only album-release show at the Miranda Lambert will receive the ACM’s first Merle Haggard Award this week at the ACM Honors concert, and Thomas Rhett will host the first-ever Thomas Rhett & Friends charity concert at The Old School. And The SoundExchange Influencers Series returns to the Bluebird Café with Marcus Hummon and his son Levi, and Paul Overstreet and his daughter, Summer

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