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7/20/18

Drake’s Scorpion (YMCMB/Republic) is #1 on the HITS Top 50 Chart for a third consecutive week. Down a mere 18%, it pulls in another 266k. Meanwhile, the highest-charting debut—and the only one to make the Top 20—belongs to Atlantic’s Wiz Khalifa.


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1245 Jacqueline Saturn HEADSHOT ONLY
7/20/18

Jacqueline Saturn discusses heading both Caroline Distribution and Harvest Records, breaking the ceiling and working with the likes of Steve Barnett, Michelle Jubelirer, Ethiopia Habtemariam and Elliot Grainge.


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Airhead 7-18-18
7/20/18

David Massey’s return to Sony Music inspired a company legend to rollout the welcome mat, inspiring this reenactment of the momentous occasion. We’re delighted to welcome back one of our all-time favorite cartoon characters—who, by the way, invented Airhead back in the 1980s.


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Sheet music
7/20/18

Ariana Grande, Weezer channeling Toto, ABBA and Arnold Schoenberg, creator of the 12 Tone method of musical composition, provide the eclectic soundtrack for this week’s star-studded episode of Let’s Make a Deal: Music Biz Edition. Without further ado, let's meet the contestants...


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cash
7/20/18

Our inside man on the stratospheric rise of music valuation, co-starring Sir Lucian, Len Blavatnik, Irving, Mubadala, Tencent and more.


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DrakeUK
7/20/18

Drake has scored a hat trick with “In My Feelings” (Island) earning him a third U.K. Official Singles #1 this year on 91k combined sales—88% of which come from streaming. He’s also #1 on albums with Scorpion for a third week.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
7/20/18

Earlier this week, Interscope revealed that Imagine Dragons “Natural” (KidinaKorner/Interscope), a brand-new track, will be the official theme song of the 2018 ESPN college football season. This is the fourth straight year ESPN has used a song from an Interscope act for the coveted slot—and it isn’t a coincidence...


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TaylorIG
7/20/18

Taylor Swift climbs to #1 at T40, while Post Malone and Drake continue to dominate Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Panic! gets another week on top...


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Contents 1208 lucian
7/20/18

The story of the first six months of 2018 is the take-no-prisoners offensive of Sir Lucian Grainge’s UMG, which has ridden the streaming wave aggressively and with impressive precision, giving new meaning to the term “dominance.”


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Webp.net-gifmaker
7/20/18

Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys was on top at the midpoint of the year, but labelmate Drake, whose new Scorpion had dropped the previous week, was breathing down his neck.


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2018 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
UMG is dominating the first six months. (7/20a)
JACQUELINE SATURN: FEMALE AS FUCK
She runs rings around many of her male counterparts. (7/20a)
ANTE UP: I.B. BAD
ON VALUATION
Money changes everything. (7/20a)
AIRHEAD: A PAIR OF ARISTA-CRATS
Massey returns to Sony; His Cliveness returns to Cartoonland. (7/20a)
MAMMA MIA, WHAT
A HITS LIST
Includes the definition of dodecaphony. (7/20a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
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