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4/24/17

Incubus will have the top debut this week, bowing alongside Brad Paisley, a digital-only Guardians 2 and...


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4/24/17

In yet another indication of the chaos said to be engulfing the industry bible, according to inside sources, several freelance writers have been trying, vainly, to get paid on invoices dating back to November, with a single contributor rumored to be owed a whopping $32k—and several others owed many thousands.


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MacPhil signing
4/24/17

Mike Smith’s Warner/Chappell U.K. has signed producer duo Mac & Phil, whose names you’ll find on the credits of The Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream,” as well as music for Emeli Sandé, James Arthur and Naughty Boy. In other signing news, Jay Pryor has joined the roster of Virgin/EMI and Sony label Relentless has signed London rapper C Biz.


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4/24/17

Buena Vista/Disneynature's Born in China—a documentary-style film that follows the adventures of a panda, a golden monkey and a snow leopard—was the only new film to make the domestic box office's Top 5 this week, earning just over $5m. Universal blockbuster The Fate of the Furious brought in $39m in its second week, holding at #1.


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4/23/17

Neil Young’s Pono—the high-end streaming service that lacked fans and customers—is headed to its 2.0 version as a streaming service, Xstream . Big issue though: The Pono player and Xstream are not compatible with one another.


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4/23/17

Frank Ocean played a new song, "Lens,” on his “blonded RADIO” Beats 1 show and immediately dropped the new track at iTunes and Apple Music this morning. An alternate version of the song features Travis Scott, which was also played on the show.


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4/21/17

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) has officially scored the year’s biggest debut, landing on the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with a massive 610k. He bests Drake’s More Life, which...


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4/21/17

The U.K. agency X-ray has entered an equal joint partnership with Paradigm and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa in the U.S. The deal finds Strange retaining...


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4/21/17

During an exceptionally festive gathering at the lavish home of L.A. Reid, music luminaries gathered for fine food, primo vino and...


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4/21/17

Kendrick Lamar bows at #2, following Ed Sheeran on the Official Albums Chart as DAMN. (Polydor) sits 30k combined sales behind...


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