Taylor Swift led the pack with three wins at last night's iHeartRadio Music Awards.Get the full list of winners, along with some key show highlights, here.
Epic's alterna-champs Modest Mouse head to Pop radio with “Lampshades on Fire” this week, along with SYCO/Columbia’s global phenom Marlon Roudette and Jake Miller f/Travie McCoy (Warner Bros.). The acclaimed “New York Raining” by Republic’s Charles Hamilton f/Rita Ora follows up its Empire moment with a big entrance at Rhythm, along with Island’s Maliibu N Helene. Another Island project, the new solo track by The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, arrives at Modern Rock, along with Big Picnic’s The Maine. Follow the links for further details, buddy.
I.B’s latest column focuses on subscription streaming and industry hopes that it will return the music biz to prosperity. The piece ends with the following list of heavyweights: Eddy Cue (pictured), Michael Lange, Boyd Muir, Kevin Kelleher, Ken Parks (pictured), Michael Rapino and John Malone.
Debuting at #1 on the album chart, James Bay stirs it up in the U.K. with his debut album Chaos and the Calm, while Jess Glynne of "Rather Be" fame debuts at the top of the singles charts with her solo single "Hold My Hand."
Kendrick Lamar graces the cover of our most recent print edition, while iHeart programming gunslinger Tom Poleman is our Contents Page VIP. Our apologies to them both.
HITS has announced the promotion of two members of its editorial staff and the addition of a third. Our sympathies go out to their loved ones.
"I love to Zumba," HITS President and Queen of All Things Alternative Karen Glauber notes to our own Naomi Robin during their recent frolic in Miami. "And although we have been Zumba-ing throughout our visit, I could Zumba again right now." Then Beto Perez and Scott Chitoff showed up with some early Alex Chilton records and everyone got to Zumba-ing.
In addition to having two songs in the iTunes Top 5 (one of them #1 until shortly ago), Rihanna has the #1 new movie in the land.
According to insiders, the Rolling Stones are set to announce a North American summer stadium tour next week. The 16-stop, AEG-presented trek, which these sources say will kick off at San Diego’s Petco Park on Memorial Day weekend, is said to carry a guarantee of...
2015 will be a critical year for the music industry. Indeed, what happens during the next few months could seal the fate of the business as we know it, either setting the wheels in motion for a return to real prosperity, or cementing the status quo for a still-viable but contracted business. UMG’s Lucian Grainge and Sony Music’s Doug Morris are united in the belief that subscription is the future, and several entities are vying to become the service that shifts the paradigm.
I.B. BAD’S NAMES IN
THE RUMOR MILL
The usual suspects, in a different arrangement. (3/30a)
iHEART TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT
JT gives Joe Riccitelli a heartfelt shout-out in a super-cool gesture. (3/30a)
HITS ENDS THREE MORE PROMISING CAREERS
The cesspool claims three more victims. (3/29a)
NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS—
IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
They have charts over there too. (3/30a)
YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: RIHANNA CALLS #1 HOME
..RiRi takes a big step in her plan to take over the world. What next, politics? (3/29a)