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7/27/16

Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds to Mars has inked with Interscope Records. The band's prior set, Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams, bowed on Virgin in 2013  and has sold 213k RTD; total track sales were...


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Martin Bandier birthday 2016 (002)
7/26/16

We wish Sony/ATV boss, King of Publishing and true mensch Marty Bandier a very happy benchmark birthday; he's seen here blowing out the candles at a dinner with senior East Coast staff. We're told that he later lit a Cohiba with one of the sparklers... 


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7/26/16

Apple shares spiked in after-hours trading after the tech giant released better-than-expected Q3 numbers. After the report was released, the company's stock bumped up 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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COLDWATER
7/26/16

Major Lazer's "Cold Water" f/Justin Bieber &  (Mad Decent/Def Jam) is the Most Added record at both T40 and Rhythm radio this week, while RCA's breakout band Weathers continues to stack their "Happy Pills" at Modern Rock...


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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 as 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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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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