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2/19/18

The U.K. music business is gearing up for the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, as Sony U.K. boss Jason Iley looks forward to resting after a second year organizing the show as Chairman during a successful 12 months for the British music industry.


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2/19/18

I.B. Bad on past wrongs, current turmoil and the radical changes on the horizon for the biz.


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2/19/18

This holiday weekend, Disney/Marvel’s highly anticipated Black Panther enjoyed the fifth-largest three-day opening ever, pulling in approximately $192m. It’s expected to finish with about $218m for the four-day stretch—the largest February opening in history.


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2/19/18

Spotify could float shares on the New York Stock Exchange as early as late March, according to a Wall St. Journal report, but they won’t be valued as high as Snap’s $20 billion IPO.


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2/19/18

Def Jam's 2 Chainz had the whole town talking on a night when everyone was racing around to various events for NBA All Star Weekend...


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DUALIPA
2/19/18

BRIT Award nominees Dua Lipa, Rag’n’Bone Man, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Liam Gallagher and Stormzy are already seeing a boost on the Official Albums Charts ahead of the ceremony on Wednesday as Drake looks set to notch up a fifth week at #1 on singles with “God’s Plan” (Island).


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2/19/18

The game itself was, as mildly surprised play-by-play man Marv Albert put it, “reasonable basketball”—definitely a step in the right direction after the unwatchable travesties of recent years. As the climax of what some describe as the quintessential celebration of African American culture, or black Mardi Gras, the 2018 All-Star Game on TNT was competitive enough to keep diehard hoops fans from turning to 60 Minutes. But the most striking takeaway from All-Star Weekend was the underlying messaging...


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2/19/18

Island/Republic impacts a new Sean Paul, David Guetta & Becky G collab at T40 while RCA delivers Rhythm with a track featuring A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage & London On Da Track...


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RADIO
2/19/18

RCA takes #1 in overall Mediabase chart share in Q1 2018, along with the top berths in the Rhythm and Urban formats. Republic, third overall, retains the lead in Top 40. Interscope (#4 in total ranking) is tops in Alternative and Triple A.


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2/16/18

TDE/Aftermath/Interscope’s Black Panther soundtrack has gone #1 on the Top 50 Chart with 156k, just as the movie hits theaters. Expect it to continue to sell and stream with gusto through the next week.


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2 CHAINZ PIMPS WITH A BLIMP
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SPOTIFY'S DAILY MIX:
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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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