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3/21/19

On-demand audio streaming now makes up more than three-quarters of all music consumption in the U.S. The equivalent of nearly 125m albums has been sold and streamed through 3/14. Of that total, nearly 100m equivalents come from streaming.


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3/21/19

Ariana Grande and Jonas Brothers provided the one-two punch (as in #1 and #2) for Republic, which placed four tracks among the week’s Top 10 earners on our Song Revenue Chart, with a second Ariana offering coming in at #11. J. Cole’s “Middle Child” (Roc Nation/Interscope) moved up a slot to finish #3


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3/21/19

UMG announced today it will refocus its artist development and marketing strategies for Classical and Jazz with an exec reshuffle at Verve Music Group...


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UKpie
3/21/19

U.K. record company trade income reached £865.5m in 2018, a rise of 3.1% thanks to continued, albeit slowed, growth in streaming. BPI’s annual yearbook, All About The Music 2019, notes that industry revenues in the U.K. have risen by 21.8% over the last three years.


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johnta
3/21/19

Merck Mercuriadis has been on another shopping spree with his Hipgnosis Songs Fund, buying interests in the catalogs of Johnta Austin, Sean Garrett and Rico Love, which include #1 songs by Usher, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige.


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mar19
3/21/19

Juice WRLD looks likely to repeat at #1 this week, even as Ariana Grande nips at his heels.


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3/21/19

Mom + Pop has promoted two executives to co-General Manager, Hallie Anderson and Jessica Page. Anderson will also be head of marketing and Page is in charge of digital.


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Clemson Def Jam visit 3-20-19
3/21/19

Members of the Clemson football team, who stunned mighty Alabama in January’s national championship game, visited Def Jam’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters Wednesday as part of their #PAWJourney business week.


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Mahmood
3/21/19

Binish Mahmood, who owns her own publicity company and has done A&R for Republic, has joined Elliot Grainge’s 10K Projects label as VP of A&R.


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lol-mug
3/20/19

Lollapalooza has made Ariana Grande’s appearance as a headliner official. She’ll headline the Chicago festival with Childish Gambino, Twenty Øne Piløts, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers and J Balvin.


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IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MARKETSHARE
But it is, really. Isn't it?
WHAT IF I DON'T STREAM?
First of all, don't panic.
WHO ORDERED THIS PIZZA?
Seriously, come get it now or we're eating it.
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