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AIN'T TALKIN' 'BOUT LOVE... ACTUALLY
WE ARE
Edward and Dave, together again in Japan. (3/4a)
HITS LIST: THE PEOPLE THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT
This week's top 10 has 10 entries. (3/4a)
COMING SOON:
HITS N&D Q1 SPECIAL
Now under construction. (3/4a)
THE SEARCH FOR STEWART'S
SUCCESSOR INTENSIFIES
We also watch TV. (3/4a)
YOUR NEW RELEASES
One-day sales to give you visions of next week's chart.
POT LEGALIZED IN D.C.
Finally. The prez could really use a bong hit.
GLOBAL RELEASE DAY: MORE CHATTER
What about the upside?
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
Our print mag puts on weight.
RUMOR MILL
the world is flat
FLAT IS GOOD
3/4/15

Here’s a surprising stat, occurring as it does deep into a period when the single is king: Album sales are virtually flat year to date. What’s more, 12 albums have had 100k+ weeks during the first two months of this year vs. five at this point last year, while seven albums debuted with 100k or more vs. just two last year. Which proves the old saw that you’ve gotta release records to sell records. Releasing good records makes even more sense.


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HITS LIST: THE PEOPLE THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT
3/4/15

What would you do without it? That’s a rhetorical question. We suiggest that you memorize the this week's Top 10.

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COMING SOON:
HITS N&D Q1 SPECIAL
3/4/15

We’re getting our collective game face on for the first New & Developing Artist Special Issue of 2015, which will be printed on high-quality paper stock (disguising the third-rate editorial content, as usual) next week. 


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AIN'T TALKIN' 'BOUT LOVE... ACTUALLY
WE ARE
3/4/15

Van Halen is releasing its first-ever live album with David Lee Roth on March 31. 


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THE SEARCH FOR STEWART'S
SUCCESSOR INTENSIFIES
3/4/15

Viacom may look outside for someone to take the helm of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart when the enormously popular host leaves the program, Variety reports. And Comedy Central management is believed to be open to bringing in a woman to replace Stewart. 


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YOUR RADIO ADD RECAP
3/3/15

The week's adds are safely in their format silos, but here's a brief overview. Team Interscope scores Most Added at Pop for Zedd f/Selena Gomez's "I Want You to Know"; the rest of the action is here. RCA's Tinashe f/Iggy Azalea takes the tiara at Rhythm with "All Hands on Deck," and the rest of the format rundown is here. At Alternative, ATO's Alabama Shakes have a huge post-SNL week. Details here.

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CHART ATTACK: THE FORECAST CALLS FOR DARK SKIES
3/3/15

Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) tops BOTH the HITS Building Album Sales Chart and the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart with 136k and 167k respectively. Warner Bros.Kid Rock put up one hell of a fight, though. See just how close the call was.


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3/3/15

Kanye, Kelly Clarkson and Mumford & Sons are the buzz story as iTunes hits another Turnover Tuesday...


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ROAD TEST:
SPOTIFY V. BEATS
3/3/15

The Time magazine website has posted an in-depth comparative analysis of reigning streaming service Spotify and upstart Beats Music, whose technology and emphasis on “curation” are expected to be central components of the forthcoming challenger from iTunes. Find out who was declared the winner, and why, here.

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TAG, THEY'RE IT: ZEDD AND SELENA'S BIG SHAZAM
3/3/15

"I Want You to Know" by Zedd f/Selena Gomez (Interscope) is a friggin' monster. The track jumped 186 spots to #15 on the Shazam USA Top 100 Tags Chart this week, making it the greatest gainer by a considerable margin. DCD2/Island's Fall Out Boy, meanwhile, saw a 135-spot gain...


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It's @BigSean at #1 at retail, with a strong showing by @KidRock. Details: http://t.co/saVJyX1TVS #FiftyShadesOfGrey http://t.co/EaCIw8ii4M
Long live old time rock n roll: @BobSeger @CapitolRecords @GregThompson12 @BruceResnikoff http://t.co/peROZcCavt http://t.co/nJhF4mAgRs
RT @Hozier: And here it is... new video for Someone New on @vevo https://t.co/jKIufOH4lq
Kudos to @RCARecords and @joeRiccRCA on breakin' records & takin' names: http://t.co/T0uD2IkLts http://t.co/H5SvhGWggb
Lord and Taylor: http://t.co/xjmSPToPy5 @taylorswift13 @UMG @BRITAwards @HappeningBakery http://t.co/uP0Dpi0PKe
British Album of the Year goes to @edsheeran #BRITS2015 see the whole list: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
British Artist Video: @onedirection @syco #BRITS2015 Winners and stream: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
#BRITS2015 Int'l Group winners: @foofighters http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
#UptownFunk takes Best British Single #BRITS2015 Follow along: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ @BRITAwards @markronson @brunomars
International Male Solo @BRITAwards goes to @pharrell while @samsmithworld gets a special achievement award. Follow: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
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