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"PHENOMENAL" CROSS-MARKETING
5/22/15

The tie-ns are every which way but loose, as Shady/Interscope announces the July release of the soundtrack to Weinstein Company feature film Southpaw, whose lead single, Eminem’s "Phenomenal," which will be used in the film trailer, is previewed in a new Beats by Dr. Dre commercial featuring the Golden State WarriorsDraymond Green. Got that?

 


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I.B. BAD SEEKS ORDER
IN CHAOS
5/22/15

In his latest dispatch from the front lines, our man behind the scenes locates a narrative in the marketshare figures, works his way through the glut of 2015 awards shows and musical events, and breaks down the pros and cons of streaming-service exclusives.


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2015 YEAR-TO-DATE MARKETSHARE AT THE
FOUR-MONTH MARK
5/22/15

There’s a familiar look to the tops of the TEA and frontline charts with one third of the year in the books, as Rob Stringer’s Columbia and Monte Lipman’s Republic continue to go toe to toe for the biggest piece of each pie. But another intriguing battle is shaping up in the next tier...


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SALES UPDATE:
TOP 10 TRACKS
5/22/15

RCA’s Walk the Moon (+5% week over week) aren’t the only newcomers moving up the leaderboard—or the only contenders for song of the summer. 


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YOUR PREVIEW OF RADIO CHART PREVIEWS
5/22/15

Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" (Warner Bros.) vies with "Shut Up and Dance" by RCA's Walk the Moon for the Pop radio crown next week, while simultaneously making big gains at Rhythm. "Bad Blood" by Big Machine/Republic's Taylor Swift, meanwhile, bursts into both formats with guns blazing, and Warner Bros.' Muse continues to reign at Modern Rock. Follow the links for more radio action, co-starring Rihanna, Jidenna, Silentó, Tove Lo, Sam Hunt, X-Ambassadors and more.

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YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES
U.K. CHARTS
5/22/15

Taylor Swift is one of a handful of artists whose every gesture moves the needle on both sides of the Atlantic, but we were taken aback to discover the degree of Brandon Flowers’ appeal in the U.K.


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STINGING B3
5/22/15

Cherrytree/Interscope chief Martin Kierszenbaum cultivates his studio tan at MSR in NYC with pop/rock icon Sting and members of Cherrytree band Jukebox the Ghost...


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PUB CRAWLING: SPOILER ALERT
5/22/15

No matter how you feel about the Mad Men finale, it’s a reminder of the power of a big commercial sync—and the origins of Madison Avenue’s bottling of youth-culture idealism, rebellion and style...


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SONGS OF HOPE AT THE HOUSE OF FAIR
5/22/15

The 11th annual Songs of Hope benefiting City of Hope goes down on 6/11 at the L.A. home of Ron FairClive DavisBurt Bacharach, Sony/ATV, UMPG and Electronic Arts are among the sponsors and honorees.


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YOUR TOP 15: HOLIDAY-WEEKEND OBLIVION EDITION
5/21/15

Six debuts land in next week’s Top 15 led by Fueled By Ramen’s twenty one pilots. Taylor Swift may battle the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack for the runner-up spot on our SPS chart. Brantley Gilbert returns to the Top 15 ...


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I.B. BAD SEEKS ORDER
IN CHAOS
From marketshare hijinks to streaming services battling for exclusives, this is a nutty time for the biz. (5/22a)
2015 YEAR-TO-DATE MARKETSHARE AT THE
FOUR-MONTH MARK
Same as it ever was...at the top of the heap, at least. (5/22a)
SALES UPDATE:
TOP 10 TRACKS
We got yer song of the summer candidates right here. (5/22a)
YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES
U.K. CHARTS
It's the British Invasion in reverse, thanks to Tay and Brandon. (5/22a)
PUB CRAWLING: SPOILER ALERT
Skip this until you watch the Mad Men finale. (5/22a)
POWER AT THE TOWER
Who's swinging on Vine.
A LOOK BACK AT THE TRUE MUSIC MEN
The losses of Lundvall and Cornyn got us thinking.
THE BALLERS
Label heads go on the record throughout Q2 and beyond.
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