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A GOODMAN IS NOT HARD TO FIND
7/6/15

Rumblings around Music City say that industry vet Randy Goodman will play a key role on the new Sony Nashville  team. The well-liked exec served at Maverick management, where he worked with Rascal Flatts, among others; worked at Disney Music’s Lyric Street; and spent several years at RCA Nashville...


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SHOP TALK & SEGUES: BEATS 1'S OPENING WEEKEND
7/6/15

Beats 1's #OpeningWeekend is in the books, and from music selection to banter, the results were consistently compelling...


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WHAT’S A ZAUGHTY?
7/6/15

The U.K. tabloids are speculating that former One Direction member Zayn Malik (now sporting a buzz cut) and writer/producer Naughty Boy (of "La La La" fame) may be going into business together after Malik applied to trademark the term Zaughty


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BACK TO THE PRESENT
7/6/15

To a surprising degree, the best records released during the first half of 2015 are rooted in the sounds of past decades. You'll find Bud Scoppa's "nouveau old-school" midyear Top 10 in Critics' Choice.

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BRIDGES BUILDING
7/6/15

Marty BandierDanny Strick and team Sony/ATV celebrate inking a pub deal with youthful phenom Leon Bridges, who recently scored a Top 5 retail bow, is underway at Triple A and Hot AC radio and has enjoyed considerable love...


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“BREAK UP” & BREAK OUT
7/6/15

Buzzing RCA Nashville combo Old Dominion celebrated after filming the video for their debut Country radio single “Break Up With Him” during CMA Music Fest in Nash Vegas. More in Music City.

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YOUR WEEKEND
BOX OFFICE
7/6/15

In a tight race for the top-grossing domestic film over Independence Day weekend, Universal's Jurassic World snags another $31m and remains #1 for a fourth week, with the cerebral animated feature Inside Out from Pixar finishing #2. Meanwhile, the latest installment of the Terminator series, Genisys, enjoys the largest debut at #3 with $29 for Paramount.


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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING OLD AND INCENDIARY
7/3/15

We wish all of our readers a safe, relaxing holiday. And for those of you in charge of pyrotechnics on the 4th, we hereby present this classic Airhead cartoon starring Lyor; it's full of vital safety tips. 

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UPDATED MACHINERY
7/3/15

As part of his new deal with UMGScott Borchetta has acquired full ownership of the Republic Nashville label (Florida Georgia LineThe Band PerryA Thousand Horses). Despite reports to the contrary, however, discussions about the future ownership of Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group are ongoing. Stay tuned for an in-depth HITS Q&A with Borchetta, coming soon to this space.

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YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES U.K. CHARTS
7/3/15

This may be an Apple-created Brave New World, but a stroll through the U.K. store on the first Friday in July, three days after launch, reveals nothing different. The same predominance of hits compilations, the same unexpected appearance of a blast from the past, Taylor—y’know, business as usual. 


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SHOP TALK & SEGUES: BEATS 1'S OPENING WEEKEND
The global station programmed, and Michelle S. listened. (7/6a)
BACK TO THE PRESENT
In terms of 2015 albums, everything old is new again, says Bud Scoppa. (7/6a)
YOUR WEEKEND
BOX OFFICE
Hasta la vista,baby. (7/6a)
WHAT’S A ZAUGHTY?
Ex-1D member making moves? (7/6a)
“BREAK UP” & BREAK OUT
Updates on a pair of new and developing Sony Music Nashville acts in our Music City section. (7/6a)
NASHVILLE SPECIAL
Luke, Borchetta, Kacey and the whole dadgum gang.
BEATS 1 IS GLOBAL, AND SO ARE YOU.
We are the world. What do we do with that?
MANAGEMENT SCANDAL
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STREAM WARS
The Force awakens.
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