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THE BIEBER SHOW: JUSTIN GOES FULL-ON WITH FALLON
9/3/15

Jimmy Fallon put Justin Bieber through is paces on last night's show, with a thoughtful interview, a performance of his hit "What Do You Mean?" with The Roots,  some comedy bits and even a drum battle. The young star, who's clearly re-energized for this explosive new chapter of his career, was more than game.


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A PREVIEW OF RADIO CHART PREVIEWS
9/3/15

It's almost time for the long Labor Day break, buddy. Before you reach for the margaritas and hit the links, though, take a peek into future of radio. At PopTaylor Swift goes nuts with "Wildest Dreams" (Big Machine), and Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" (RBMG/Def Jam) looks set for Greatest Gainer honors. The Weeknd is #1 at Rhythm again, this time with "The Hills" (XO/Republic). As for AlternativeCold War Kids' "First" (Downtown) and Elle King's "Ex's and Oh's" (RCA) prepare for another battle; this one will end in a photo finish. Now excuse us while we go finish off what's in the freezer.

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HALSEY: UNDER THE RADAR, UP TO THE STRATOSPHERE
9/3/15

Had Astralwerks/Capitol’s Halsey debuted in a different week, she might well be a lock for a #1 chart bow. The Weeknd will take the top spot, but Halsey’s #2 debut is nonetheless remarkable.


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HITS LIST:
PRE-HOLIDAY BBQ EDITION
9/3/15

The Weeknd, Halsey, Miley, Monte, L.A.—these are just a few of the newsmakers featured in the brand-spanking-new HITS List, our weekly cheat sheet of industry happenings. Feel free to use it as an icebreaker during your Labor Day weekend gatherings.

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AIRHEAD: MASTER DEBATERS
9/3/15

It's the political showdown you've been waiting for: Trump vs. Kanye vs. ... Lyor? If you thought the Presidential race couldn't get any more ridiculous, the latest iteration of our animated abomination, Airhead, will prove you wrong.

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ENTER THE LYONS' DEN
9/3/15

Are you ready for Empire's upcoming second season? Well, now you can get in the mood with two new original songs, released today by Columbia Records and Fox.


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BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWZ FOR VIACOM
9/3/15

Viacom’s underwhelming earnings gave investors yet another reason to sell on Wednesday—but the struggling media giant got some good news from an unlikely sector of its TV ecosystem. 


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SONY/ATV OFFERS SAMPLERS AMNESTY
9/3/15

Sony/ATV has decided to grant amnesty to sampling scofflaws. As of Sept. 1, any artist who has used a sample from the giant pubco’s EMI Production Music division without first clearing it will have a six-month window to 'fess up, The Guardian reports. Sony/ATV will then do a licensing deal, at current market rates, for future exploitation of the works but will not seek retrospective royalties for past sales or exploitations, no matter how many years back they might stretch. In other words, come forward with cash in hand and all will be forgiven. Fair enough.

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YES! A PROG CHART, AT LONG LAST
9/3/15

The Official Charts Company and Prog magazine launched the U.K.’s first prog-rock album chart today. It’ll appear on the sites of both outfits each month. So what constitutes prog in the 21st century? Tame Impala for starters. 


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JODY GETS HER GROOVE ON
9/2/15

Gerson's Universal Music Publishing scored Publisher of the Year honors at the recent BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards; the pubco and its writers snagged awards for 18 hits. Seen just before collectively twerking to "Anaconda" are...


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HALSEY: UNDER THE RADAR, UP TO THE STRATOSPHERE
Her #2 debut is big news. (9/3a)
HITS LIST:
PRE-HOLIDAY BBQ EDITION
An icebreaker for your Labor Day gatherings. (9/3a)
AIRHEAD: MASTER DEBATERS
Trump, Kanye and another candidate who's a real wild card. (9/3a)
SONY/ATV OFFERS SAMPLERS AMNESTY
Production Music only for now, but it's a big start. (9/3a)
BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWZ FOR VIACOM
Hint: VMA ratings are not the good news. (9/3a)
BIEBER: THE ROLLOUT
Rebirth of a superstar.
GRAMMY WHISPERINGS
Fire up the speculation machine.
STREAMING WAVE BUILDS
Will it overtake e-tail?
APPLE'S NEW ARTIST CROP
New music by the bushel?
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