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5/3/16

Drake’s Views is on track to break Justin Bieber’s record for first-week U.S. streams in its debut week. The album looks set to bow with...


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Drake
5/3/16

After topping the U.K. Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with “One Dance” (Island), Drake is on course for a double whammy on Friday as Views leads the midweek tally. Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came For” (Columbia) is, as expected, the hottest new single.


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5/3/16

The Industry Bible’s print editor in chief, Tony Gervino, has been sacked, news that was conveyed by President/CCO of The Entertainment Group Janice Min in an internal memo that we obtained and have subsequently translated, in excerpted form, for your edification.


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5/3/16

Lyor spreads his unique brand of enlightenment in the latest edition of our karmic cartoon, Airhead. You'll want to share it on Snapchat, if you do such things.


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5/3/16

Max Hole was the star honouree at the Music Week Awards on 4/28 in London, with the veteran exec given the Strat Award for services to the music industry, and appearing in very good health indeed.


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5/3/16

Backstage at the iHeartCountry Festival, Big Machine Label Group chief Scott Borchetta and artist Cassadee Pope share their experiences on top-rated TV singing competitions, while iHeart's John Ivey contemplates Snapchatting Pittman's jet.


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5/2/16

After its first full day of sales, Drake’s Views had generated around 630k in equivalent album sales, confirming what he announced from the stage at his album launch party in Toronto Friday night. By the end of Saturday, Views had sold more in two days than Beyoncé’s Lemonade sold in its first six.


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Drizzy
5/2/16

The debut of Drake’s #1 album Views was preceded by Zane Lowe's in-depth, hour-long conversation that aired as a special edition OVO Sound Radio Show on Apple Music's Beats 1, and will soon debut on the service as a special video piece... 


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5/2/16

Hollywood artist Sofia Carson makes her TV debut at the Radio Disney Music Awards in the clip at the link; the show, which re-airs on 5/6, was broadcast in 180 countries. Carson's "Love Is the Name" is impacting Pop radio this week...


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truecolors
5/2/16

“True Colors” (Interscope/Kemosabe/RCA) by Zedd & Kesha is the latter’s first new music in a while (“a triumphant return,” declared Rolling Stone), and is off to a fine start at retail. The song was co-written and produced by Rock Mafia (Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), who are also behind the forthcoming Gomez single...


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U.K. MIDWEEK CHARTS: DRAKE ON COURSE FOR A DOUBLE #1
Hate to sound like a broken record, but... (5/3a)
GERVINO OUT, MIN EXPLAINS, WE TRANSLATE
Tony, we hardly knew ye. (5/3a)
AIRHEAD: PEACE, LOVE & DOPE WITH LYOR
He's pout of danger and in fine fennel. (5/3a)
 A HOLE LOTTA LOVE
Max gets another honour (see what we did right there?) (5/3a)
ANDRA DAY, COCA-COLA, McDONALD'S & SHAZAM "RISE" TOGETHER
You want fries with that song? (5/2a)
WHAT GOOD IS A EXCLUSIVE?
Or: What do streaming customers want?
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS ISSUE
Where Adele, Katy Perry and other stars were first seen.
MUSIC BIZ 2016
Whatever happened to Morty?
OH, GEE
He's cool.
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