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HALSEY: UNDER THE RADAR, UP TO THE STRATOSPHERE
9/3/15

Had Astralwerks/Capitol’s Halsey debuted in a different week, she might well be a lock for a #1 chart bow. The Weeknd will take the top spot, but Halsey’s #2 debut is nonetheless remarkable.


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HITS LIST:
PRE-HOLIDAY
9/3/15

The Weeknd, Halsey, Miley, Monte, L.A.—these are just a few of the newsmakers featured in the brand-spanking-new HITS List, our weekly cheat sheet of industry happenings. 

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AIRHEAD: MASTER DEBATERS
9/3/15

It's the political showdown you've been waiting for: Trump vs. Kanye vs. ... Lyor? If you thought the Presidential race couldn't get any more ridiculous, the latest iteration of our animated abomination, Airhead, will prove you wrong.

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BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWZ FOR VIACOM
9/3/15

Viacom’s underwhelming earnings gave investors yet another reason to sell on Wednesday—but the struggling media giant got some good news from an unlikely sector of its TV ecosystem. 


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JODY GETS HER GROOVE ON
9/2/15

Gerson's Universal Music Publishing scored Publisher of the Year honors at the recent BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards; the pubco and its writers snagged awards for 18 hits. Seen just before collectively twerking to "Anaconda" are...


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THE WEEKND, BIEBER: STREAMS OF A LIFETIME
9/2/15

The Weeknd and Justin Bieber had their best streaming days yesterday, according to label sources, with the former on track to beat Drake's seven-day streaming record...


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LUCIAN GRAINGE 2015 HEADSHOT FOR WEB
UMG POWERS VIVENDI EARNINGS JUMP AS
STREAMING KICKS IN
9/2/15

Lucian Grainge’s UMG was the big earner for Vivendi in Q2, as the world’s largest music group posted a 19% sales increase. The half-year numbers are pretty spiffy as well.


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SUPER TUESDAY—STILL RADIO'S FAVORITE DAY
9/2/15

It was an extraordinary add week at Top 40 radio, with records by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis racking up 100+ stations apiece...


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PANDORA TO OPEN PREMIUM BOX FOR
24 HOURS
9/2/15

Pandora will celebrate its 10th anniversary next Wednesday (9/9) by taking down the Pandora One paywall for 24 hours, enabling anyone who’s interested to sample the add-free premium ($4.99/mo.) tier, the company announced.


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DOM PANDISCIA'S GOODBYE NOTE
9/2/15

Outgoing Caroline chief Dominic Pandiscia has sent an email to all CMG staff. Here's what he said...

 


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SUPER TUESDAY—STILL RADIO'S FAVORITE DAY
Three new records, north of 300 adds between them. (9/2a)
KANYE TO LIGHT UP ANOTHER BOWL
Yeezy will devote both nights at the Hollywood Bowl to one album. (9/2a)
APPLE, LUXURY BRANDS: MUTUAL ATTRACTION
Ian Rogers' move isn't so unusual. (9/2a)
HEY, GOOD INKIN’
Hank Sr. just landed in Jason Owen's Sandbox. (9/2a)
ALESSIA CARA'S BIGGEST FAN
Taylor hearts Def Jam newcomer. (9/2a)
APPLE MUSIC: WHAT'S NEXT?
What's brewing in Cupertino?
THE WEEKND: HOW BIG?
And how many more hits has he got?
STREAMING WAVE BUILDS
Will it overtake e-tail?
KANYE VS. TRUMP
The debate you've been waiting for.
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