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7/26/16

Apple shares spiked in after-hours trading after the tech giant released better-than-expected Q3 numbers; though it dipped slightly earlier, after the report the company's stock bumped up; as of this writing it's risen 7% to nearly $104 per share.


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drake on the water
7/26/16

Drake will retain the #1 spot on our Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart for a 12th non-consecutive week.

  


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richard al and the chefs
7/26/16

With our 30th Anniversary Issue galumphing toward us like a rabid ferret, we continue our prowl through the capacious HITS photo archives. In this delectable pre-banquet shot, MCA's Al Teller and Richard Palmese issue strict instructions to the culinary crew on the preparation of the hashish sauce. Later, attendees swore...


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TheBiebs
7/26/16

Major Lazer is exploding, thanks to the "Cold Water" collab with Justin Bieber and on vocals (Mad Decent/Def Jam), but it seems the Diplo-powered trio is about to turn it up even further. 


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7/26/16

Unsurprisingly, the red-hot (and just-released) Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/ collab, "Cold Water" (Mad Decent/Def Jam), is #1 the Biggest Mover on the Shazam USA Top 100, as it makes a lofty debut at #10 on that chart. 


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M.O.
7/26/16

Promising girl band M.O—not to be confused with female solo artist —could be the next British act to break overseas after signing to John Janick’s Interscope, while Sony U.K. artist Labrinth has signed an exclusive worldwide songwriting agreement with BMG.


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muddy
7/26/16

Jampol Artist Management,  which oversees the estates of Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Ramones, The Doors and others, is stepping into the blues to manage the estate of Muddy Waters.

 


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global citizen
7/26/16

Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica will headline the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival at the Great Lawn in Central Park in NYC on 9/24, it was announced today. Special guest performers include Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel and Yusuf/Cat Stevens


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7/26/16

The iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas on 9/23-24 will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Sia, Ariana Grande, twenty one pilots, OneRepublic, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Billy Idol, Pitbull and Usher.


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COLDWATERLYRIC2
7/26/16

"Cold Water," the new smash from Mad Decent/Def Jam's Major Lazer f/Justin Bieber & MØ, flew to #1 at iTunes shortly after its release Thursday evening/Friday morning (depending on your time zone). Who wrote and produced this summer jam? Read on.


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MANE MOVES
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CALLING ALL GLOBAL CITIZENS
At last, our chance for a Rihanna-Cat Stevens duet. (7/26a)
U.K. SIGNINGS: M.O AND LABRINTH
Better than Brexit. (7/26a)
INSIDE SPOTIFY'S SUCCESS
How a Swedish streamery changed the biz.
30 YEARS OF HITS
And they're still trying to appeal the sentence.
ANOTHER SUPERSTAR RETURN
Shield your eyes from the brilliance.
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