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9/27/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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9/27/16

Since a Diamond Award, for 10 million albums sold, is a rarer sight these days than a unicorn pooping rainbows in the Everglades, Columbia chief Rob Stringer, megastar Adele and other important peeps assembled...


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9/27/16

With his sophomore set Illuminate, which streeted 9/23, Island’s Shawn Mendes and his team hope to demonstrate a new level of musical and commercial growth...


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9/27/16

If you're heading to the beautiful Westlake Village Marriott for Thursday's Grammy Committee meetings, you may appreciate a few suggestions for other stuff to do. With turtles!


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9/27/16

Naturally, The Weeknd's brand new single, "Starboy" (XO/Republic), is #1 on the Shazam USA Top 100's Biggest Movers List, as it impressively enters the Top 100 at #2. The #2 Biggest Mover is Rotimi's "Livin Foul" (G-Unit), thanks to a sync on Season 3 Episode 9 of Starz show Power.


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9/27/16

In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITSPaul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year. Read on for Record of the Year and Best New Artist as well.


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DYLAN The 1966 Live Recordings Album Artwork
9/27/16

No, it’s not some K-Tel compilation from 1971 promising hits from The Youngbloods, Phil Ochs and David Peel and the Lower East Side. It’s Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Eddie Vedder and others going coast to coast with the message of ending gun violence. And it’s about Bob Dylan’s landmark 1966 tour, which Columbia/Legacy will release in a 36-CD set. Read about it in Critics' Choice.


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9/27/16

Congratulate Nick Bartle on the new position! The former LinkedIn and Apple executive is joining Pandora as Chief Marketing Officer on 10/3.

 


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9/26/16

In this, the second of a four-part look at the likely nominees in the Big Four categories, HITSGrammy whisperer breaks down the field for the Record of the Year competition. Read on for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.


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9/26/16

In this pic, posted by the superstar on Instagram, YMCMB/Republic megastar Drake celebrates scoring a billion streams on Apple Music with the tech giant's Eddy Cue, Tim Cook and Larry Jackson. "This is momentous," Cook proclaimed, "and I can't wait to listen to Views again, as soon as I figure out where to plug in my headphones." 


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I.B. BAD: THE NEW WORLD ORDER
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DIAMONDS ARE A LABEL’S BEST FRIEND
Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
DYLAN'S 1966 ELECTRIC TOUR GETS
BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)
Q4 KILLERS
Which home-stretch releases will rule? Is it Christmas yet?
GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
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