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8/24/16

Industry luminary Clive Davis will present hitmaker Pharrell with the 2016 Clive Davis "Legend in Songwriting" Award at Songs of Hope XII, which will be held on 9/15 at Stefanie and Ron Fair's Los Angeles home. Also, The Jungle Book composer John Debney will receive the Electronic Arts Composer Award from Steve Schnur, and Pandora will honor Mike Posner with the Pandora Trendsetter Award.


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8/24/16

Grammy-winning musician, Roots drummer and Fallon musical director Questlove will become Strategic Advisor for Pandora, it was announced today. He will also serve as the first Artist Ambassador for the online radio giant. And that's not all, folks. Q and Pandora are set to premiere Questlove Supreme, which they're calling "a raw and ingenious three-hour show."


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8/24/16

Yesterday, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel hosted a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at their L.A. home. Obviously, a bunch of A-Listers were in attendance. There were ten tables of ten guests to be exact, and at one point, tickets were reportedly priced at $33,400, according to Page Six. One attendee who was proud to be there—and mortified to be mentioned here—was Scooter Braun.


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8/24/16

There’s very little movement in the Top 5 U.K. Singles Chart these days, so each week we’ll shine a light on tracks making impact further down the list, using data from the Official Charts Company, Radiomonitor, Apple and Spotify. So who’s breaking this week? Showing promise is two US tracks released via the pictured Ben Cook's WMG U.K. imprint Atlantic in Blighty.


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8/24/16

There's new music happening at several key formats on XM/Sirius this week, including new adds for We The Best/Epic's DJ KhaledKungs vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners (Casablanca/Republic) and breakout band Zipper Club (Bee & El/Epic)...


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8/23/16

Along with the bombshell release of Frank Ocean’s Apple exclusive Blonde comes the bombshell news that the artist is no longer signed to Universal.


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8/23/16

Insiders are calling the Frank Ocean situation the straw that broke the camel’s back in terms of online exclusives for UMG releases, as outlined in a highly confidential memo from label group chieftain Lucian Grainge to top company execs.


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8/23/16

Frank Ocean will be the third biggest debut of the year in both sales and SPS, following Drake and Beyoncé. Streams for Blonde could top 75 million.


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8/23/16

In this genteel throwback pic, two gents from Blink-182 take to the gentlemen's room to express their feelings about our publication. This moment of micturition is brought to you by the forthcoming HITS 30th Anniversary Issue, something you might hesitate to piddle on even if it were on fire.


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8/23/16

How deep is the Ocean? Well, how high is the sky? We have projections for Frank Ocean's Blonde.


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SONGS OF HOPE TURNS 12
Pharrell to be honored by Clive Davis at star-studded City of Hope fundraiser. (8/24a)
BREAKING BRITISH: ATLANTIC U.K. ACTS SHINE THROUGH
Cook's kitchen is hot across the pond. (8/24a)
LET'S DISH
What's new in the satellite radio world? (8/24a)
HITS' 30TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
All the photos you thought you'd destroyed.
FRANK OCEAN'S NEW ONE
Some folks are already calling it a masterpiece.
THE NEW DEAL
Why are we still signing agreements based on albums?
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