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4/25/17

Could a chart battle be brewing for early next month? Two 5/5 releases look poised to lock horns: The hotly anticipated follow-up from Mercury Nashville's Chris Stapleton and a new set from Def Jam's Logic.


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IFPI
4/25/17

The annual global recorded music industry grew 5.9% to $15.7b in 2016—the highest rate of growth since IFPI records began in ’97—as digital income, fuelled by streaming subscriptions, rose 50%. Numbers were revealed at an event in London today where UMG’s Michael Nash, Sony’s Dennis Kooker and WMG’s Stu Bergen discussed the challenges that lie ahead.


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Harry
4/25/17

Harry Styles will take up residence at James Corden’s The Late Late Show the week after his debut solo album drops.


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PaulMcC
4/25/17

Paul McCartney is heading to Madison Square Garden for the first time in a dozen years as part of a new run of dates—14, to be precise—on his One On One tour. There are three places he has never played…


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Cure
4/25/17

Girls and Big Little Lies end their runs and the biggest movers on Shazam’s Top 100 are no longer coming from the TV set. Instead we have a collection of powerhouse singles comprising the Top 5 list, four of them hailing from Universal Music Group.


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Khaled
4/25/17

Fresh off his star-studded sets at Coachella, Epic/We The Best's DJ Khaled announced another gigantic collaboration via Instagram this morning, his second single from the forthcoming album GRATEFUL...


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ALISON
4/25/17

Alison Donald—former Co-Chief of Columbia Records in Blighty who left Sony last year—has joined Kobalt as Head of Creative U.K. In her new role, Donald will reunite with Sas Metcalfe who hired her at Warner Chappell Music back in the ‘90s.


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Libera1
4/25/17

PledgeMusic and Spotify are among the seven nominees in the Libera Awards’ Independent Champion category. Nominations have been announced for the sixth edition of A2IM’s Liberas, which celebrate the indie world with awards in 17 categories honoring albums, companies, syncs and videos.


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Iggymug
4/25/17

Artist Legacy Group is taking Iggy Pop global. ALG will spearhead new license extension opportunities for Iggy’s name and likeness across multiple product categories and media platforms.


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CONCERTDAY
4/25/17

Live Nation is promoting National Concert Day on Monday by putting 1 million tickets on sale for 20 bucks. The roster of more than 50 participating tours is rather diverse, among them Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Kane Brown,Dead & Company, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic f/Nile Rodgers and Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane.


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DJ KHALED TEAMS WITH BIEBER, CHANCE, WEEZY & QUAVO
One giant collab after another (4/25a)
CHART BATTLE BREWING?
Stapleton vs. Logic (4/25a)
"DESPACITO" SETTING STREAMING RECORDS
Add Bieber, see song explode. (4/24a)
2017'S NEW CHAMP (UPDATE)
Kendrick completes his ascent to streaming-age superstardom. (4/21a)
THE DOUG MORRIS INTERVIEW
He ran all three major-label groups, so, yeah--he's got a few stories.
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
NASHVILLE BIG CAT
His last album made him a star. Will this one explode?
APPLE'S NEXT MOVE
The plan for domination.
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