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4/29/16

Drake premiered his fourth studio album, the insanely anticipated Views, with a special episode of OVO Sound Radio that aired Thursday night on Apple Music's Beats 1. The exclusive hang was billed as a "global listening party" for the fans. Not surprisingly, the album has shot to #1 at iTunes...


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4/29/16

NBA dynasties typically have a Big Three, and so does this week’s edition of HITS List, which is topped by Beyoncé, Drake and Prince


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Calvin Harris and Radio 1
4/29/16

Calvin Harris dropped a potential banger today with "This Is What You Came For" (Columbia), featuring the one and only Rihanna. It's not the first time the two stars have collaborated, of course; "We Found Love" (Def Jam) hit #1 worldwide in 2011. 


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4/29/16

Sony Corp. has released its earnings report for fiscal 2016, which ended 3/31, and Sony Music plays a starring role. 


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4/29/16

We’ve been wondering who’d be picked to replace Polydor boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, who’s left his job at the UMG U.K. label to form a joint venture with Jason Iley’s Sony Music, and HITS sources have revealed two names...


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chopper charlie ambulance chase
4/28/16

During his appearance at Jeff Jampol's Music Business NOW class at UCLA, Republic President and Marketing Ace of the Skies Chopper Charlie conducts a helicopter safety drill, using the tops of his colleagues' heads to indicate cruising altitude. Later, Jampol and Jampol Artist Management's Arron Saxe tore off after a passing ambulance.


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4/28/16

Look for new music from RCA's Justin Timberlake very soon, with a Max Martin-helmed track from the DreamWorks ST Trolls in early May. A new JT album, featuring contributions from Pharrell Williams and Timbaland as well as Martin, could hit by...


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4/28/16

For the third time in the last five years, Jon Platt's Warner/Chappell Music has been named 2016 Music Publisher of the Year. The honor was bestowed at Wednesday night’s 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards


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4/28/16

Beyoncé looks to do 475k-525k in album sales for her new Lemonade set (Columbia), and a whopping 575k-640k SPS. Track sales fuel a TEA contribution to the latter total of 80k-90k, while exclusive Tidal streaming adds 20k-30k SEA. Meanwhile, Prince will have another blockbuster week with multiple titles...


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OVOSR
4/28/16

Drake has begun his official unveiling for the exclusive Apple Music debut of Views (YMCMB/Republic), starting with an in-depth conversation with Beats 1 commander Zane Lowe. The special-edition OVO Sound Radio episode will air at 7pm PST/10pm EST tonight, with the album being released to the world for streaming immediately after. Drake also tweeted out the tracklist...


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TOP 15 WITH THE GOOD HAIR (UPDATE)
Bey's big bow. (4/28a)
DRAKE: 2 MILLION
IN VIEW?
That's, um, a lot. (4/28a)
PURPLE PROSE
On the cover, in Contents and in our hearts. (4/27a)
A HITNRUN PRINCE ALBUM AT RETAIL
More product to cry to. (4/27a)
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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