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GLOBAL RELEASE DAY:
THE STATE OF THE ARGUMENT
Not everybody's saying TGIF. (2/27a)
REPORTS OFF-TARGET, SAYS TARGET
"Target has absolutely no plans to stop selling music." (2/27a)
THE "GLORY" STORY
A true marriage of song and picture. (2/27a)
I.B.’s HISTORY LESSON:
THE ’90s “SUPER LABEL”
"Daddy, what was PLG?" (2/27a)
YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES U.K. CHARTS
The BRITs effect continues. (2/27a)
NET NEUTRALITY: WHAT IT MEANS FOR MUSIC
Not to mention porn.
U.K. TOP 10
We follow Sam, Ed, Tay, Paloma, Royal Blood and the rest.
DISNEY'S FROZEN FEVER
The snowy franchise is about to heat up again, shortly.
THE 2016 GOP PRIMARY
All those clowns in one big car!
RUMOR MILL
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2/27/15

Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise shoots to #1 on the iTunes album chart off a phenomenal setup from two monster singles at three radio formats, while Drake continues to dominate the landscape with his Valentine's Day surprise still sitting at #2...


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LET US JUST FLOAT SOMETHING HERE
2/27/15

Where do you find top Nashville execs and stars hob-nobbing with Chicago rock legends Cheap Trick? At the Sony Music Nashville Boat Show at CRS, that's where.


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YOUR RADIO CHART PREVIEWS
2/27/15

We've put our radio news updates in their respective "silos," but here's your pocket guide to some key Mediabase formats. At Top 40, RCA keeps the Ronson/Mars "Uptown Funk" bumping at #1 for a sixth week, while Big Machine's Taylor Swift makes big gains and Kemosabe/ Columbia's Lunchmoney Lewis debuts on the chart. Ronson rules at Rhythm too, with labelmate Pitbull at #2 as Roc Nation's Rihanna, Kanye & Paul hit the Top 10. And RCA's Walk the Moon spends another week atop the Alternative chart, while Epic's Modest Mouse should take over next week. Meanwhile, RCA currently has the #1 record at six formats and is gunning for a seventh; stay tuned.

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GLOBAL RELEASE DAY:
THE STATE OF THE ARGUMENT
2/27/15

As the dust starts to settle on the IFPI’s announcement of Friday as a global release day, the state of the conversation can more or less be summarized thusly...


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THE "GLORY" STORY
2/27/15

A song has the unique ability to make you feel a moment in a way that a speech or a photo cannot. Paramount Pictures President of Motion Picture Music Randy Spendlove tells the backstory of the song that won the Oscar.


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REPORTS OFF-TARGET, SAYS TARGET
2/27/15

It now appears that Target’s proverbial knickers are not in a twist about the adoption of a worldwide Friday release date. 


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I.B.’s HISTORY LESSON:
THE ’90s “SUPER LABEL”
2/27/15

In his latest column, I.B. Bad find a precedent for Republic’s business model in a company that existed shortly before the end of the last century. 


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YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES U.K. CHARTS
2/27/15

Two days after the BRIT Awards, the aftereffect remains strong.


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THE JANIS AND TUPAC SHOW
2/27/15

Jeff Jampol wants you to watch more TV. But don’t fast-forward through the commercials—they’re the most important part. The biz’s premier manager of the formerly living has landed two of his artists, Janis Joplin and Tupac Shakur, in major campaigns.


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FAREWELL, LEONARD NIMOY
2/27/15

LEONARD NIMOY, whose portrayal of the half-Vulcan/half-human Mr. Spock on Star Trek made him a pop-culture staple, died today of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; he was 83. 


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The first release on Janelle Monae's Wondaland via Epic is not only breaking at Urban and Rhythm radio, but has us feeling underdressed.
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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
British Female Solo Artist goes to @Palomafaith Winners and live stream: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ @BRITAwards
International Female Solo Artist at the @BRITAwards goes to @taylorswift13. More here: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
RAWWWWWK! @royalblooduk take British Group honors. @samsmithworld performing now. Track the winners with us: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
And British Male Solo Artist goes to @edsheeran Get the winners and watch: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ http://t.co/wwE4JdY2GT
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