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GRAMMY CHEW: WHO COULD BE THIS YEAR’S BRANDI CARLILE?
Lenny and Simon speculate and salivate as the kreplach is served. (9/17a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/17a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/17a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
AMAZON GOES HI-RES
Alexa, what does "16-bit/44.1kHz" mean? (9/17a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
POP MART
POP GO THE WEASELS
POP MART

RIP Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell … I don’t care what genre of music you are into, theses artist influenced your favorite singers and songwriters. Most are familiar with the works of Cohen, but if by some chance you aren’t familiar with Russell, do yourself a favor and do a little research; you will thank me for it.

As we move closer to the holidays things are surely not slowing down at Republic, as CW, Spangler & Russell just keep impacting the hits, this week it’s Tove Lo’s “True Disaster” (Island) and jumping on board are WKSC, WIHT, WIOQ and KDWB just to name a few; look for it at the top of the add board. Hailee Steinfeld & Grey f/Zedd’s “Starving’ enters the Top 10 this week and was the fourth Greatest Gainer on the chart. DNCE’s “Body Moves” joins the Top 30 and was #7 on Most Requested Live; there are also 15.5m views of the video. Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” (Island) moves in the Top 20. Maty Noyes’ “In My Mind” (Lava) pulled in KYLD, KVIL, WPOI and WNKS on impact. The EP is now available and there are 1.3m video views to date. Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side” and The Weeknd f/Daft Punk’s “Starboy” (XO) continue their climbs inside the Top 10 and both are Top 10 iTunes, Spotify and Shazam as well. Stevie Wonder f/Ariana Grande’s “Faith” from the soundtrack of Sing impacted last week, pulling in 14 adds.

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan finally relinquished the #1 slot this week after a seven-week run with The Chainsmokers f/Halsey’s “Closer” (Disruptor). Frenship’s “Capsize” is ready to make the jump to Top 20, and new commitments this week include WFBC, WKZL and WAEV. John Legend’s “Love Me Now” goes Top 25, taking huge jumps on the iTunes and Shazam charts this week. Impacting this week is Adele’s “Water Under The Bridge” (XL); early majors include KIIS, WWMX, WRVW and KZHT.

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern & Holman are off to a great start with Hey Violet’s “Guys My Age” (5Mode). It has charted, and new spins this week include Z100, WBLI, Y100 and G105.

“It is catchy with a powerful hook! Sounds like a hit to me!” says Chris “Hollywood” Mann, Operations Manager and PD at WERO and WQSL/WQZL.

RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper impacted Alex Da Kid f/X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa’s “Not Easy” (KidinaKorner) last week and pulled in 35 adds making it the #5 Most Added Track at Pop. It’s also #1 Spotify on the U.S. Viral Chart. Sia f/Kendrick Lamar’s “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle) continues to march up the chart and is on track to join the Top 10 soon, with the panel closed out it’s all about the spin increases. Martin Garrix & BeBe Rexha’s “In The Name Of Love” pulled in 10 new adds last week including KPTT, KSLZ and WKST; it is currently #16 and climbing. Pitbull f/Flo Rida & LunchMoney Lewis’ “Greenlight” scored six new adds last week—majors include KRBE, WFLC and KZZP. Gavin DeGraw’s “She Sets the City On Fire” is now on over 30 stations and is moving to subpower at WWMX, WZPL and WLAN.

Hollywood’s Jordan Fisher’s “Lookin Like That” moves up to #36 this week with 65+ stations on board. Leading the charge as Jordan begins his Broadway run in Hamilton are KJTS, KEGY and Sirius XM Venus.

Mom & Pop’s David Jacobs has charted Flume f/Tove Lo’s “Say It”; already posted are WDZH, WNOW, WDJX and WKSL. The Shazams on this one are really starting to climb as are the iTunes sales.

Epic’s Team Glassman have Fifth Harmony’s “That’s My Girl” (SYCO) heading toward the Top 15. Big spin leaders include KZHT, KKRZ and KHTS. Zara Larsson’s “Ain’t My Fault” (Ten Music) has 150+ stations on board and is now Top 25. Captain Cuts f/Nateur’s “Love Like We Use To” is now on 40+ stations. In early with big spins are WHQC, KDIS and WNFN.

Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag continue to take Alessia Cara’s “Scars (To Your Beautiful)” up inside the Top 10, moving to #8 this week and have closed out the panel. Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) takes a huge jump on the chart this week moving from #27 to #19. With the callout that is posting on this one, that climb should continue. Kanye West’s “Fade” (G.O.O.D.) moves closer to the Top 20 this week with 175 stations in on the track; big spins are coming in from WBMP, WZMP and KKHH.

Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih have moved Dua Lipa’s “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” inside the Top 30 this week, climbing to #28. There were 18 new adds this week, among them KQMV, WZPL and Music Choice. Last week, they impacted Lukas Graham’s “You’re Not Here” and pulled in 25 stations, bring the number of stations spinning to 60+.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey, Youngblood & Siciliano continue to grow the story on Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low”: It is now Top 15 and has Top 5 RTM callout; it’s Top 5 Shazam in airplay markets and Top 20 on iTunes. Niall Horan’s “This Town” is also now Top 15. There is some great research on this one and it is the #13 Most Shazamed Song in the U.S. Bastille’s “Good Grief” (Virgin) has charted and is on 60+ stations; the album has sold more 4m copies worldwide.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Little Mix, “Shout To My Ex” (SYCO/Epic); Post Malone f/Justin Bieber, “Déjà vu” (Republic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
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