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ALL HANDS IN THE APPLE BASKET
Beats 1, now on SoundCloud...and Spotify. WTF. (7/1a)
FULL DISCLOSURE
The first video from Caracal arrives at Vevo. (7/1a)
CHRONIC-ALLY LATE
...but worth the wait. (7/1a)
RIVERA’S IN A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
UMPG has a new EVP. (7/1a)
DEMI WHAMMY
Lovato is the first artist to release a record through a new partnership between Island, Hollywood and her own Safehouse. (7/1a)
NASHVILLE SPECIAL
Luke, Borchetta, Kacey and the whole dadgum gang.
BEATS 1 IS GLOBAL, AND SO ARE YOU.
We are the world. What do we do with that?
MANAGEMENT SCANDAL
Have you heard?
STREAM WARS
The Force awakens.
RUMOR MILL
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AS AMERICAN AS
APPLE PIE
7/1/15

This week’s HITS List is a little bit Apple Music, a little bit country, the latter component in honor of our second annual Spotlight on Nashville special issue, hot off the presses and heading your way.   

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ALL HANDS IN THE APPLE BASKET
7/1/15

Apple is famous for having a tightly closed system; nonetheless, much of the initial content from Beats 1 was quickly shared on rival platforms ...


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DEMI WHAMMY
7/1/15

Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” the lead single from her forthcoming fifth studio album, dropped this morning and has already flown to #1 at iTunes


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CHRONIC-ALLY LATE
7/1/15

Apple Music tweeted out a promo that chronicles a very funny story from Jimmy Iovine himself about how the world discovered The Chronic, which belatedly made its digital debut on Tuesday.


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SHAZAM'S LATEST MARVELS
7/1/15

During the swanky Tribeca launch of Shazam's new program enabling users to follow what their favorite artists have Shazamed (among other innovations), execs from the influential tech company wonder if they could point their phones at the bar and make cocktails materialize...


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KENDRICK GONNA BE ALRIGHT
7/1/15

The Pharrell-produced "Alright" was always an obvious standout from To Pimp a Butterfly. Now, Kendrick Lamar has delivered a video with imagery and message as huge as the hook in the song. 


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RIVERA’S IN A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
7/1/15

UMPG monarch Jody Gerson has anointed Jessica Rivera EVP/Head of East Coast Operations for the pubco. She has quite a track record...

 


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Disclosure
FULL DISCLOSURE
7/1/15

The official video for “Holding On,” the lead single from Disclosure’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album Caracal, has just made its premiere on Vevo. The album is set to drop on 9/25 from Capitol, the duo’s new U.S. label home. 

 


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OVER THE RAINBOW
7/1/15

Rene Symonds, a music manager, and Perry Greenspan, an executive at Platinum Rye, got hitched at the Rainbow Room (the one in Manhattan, and not the Rainbow on the Sunset Strip). Andrew Keller of Columbia Records was the officiant (he went with lots of Game of Thrones references) and Amanda Berman of Sony/ATV was the bridesmaid. The bride’s parents are Eric and Maxine Greenspan. Mazel tov to all.

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CHART STORY: ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMIN
6/30/15

Throw some goat, buddy. Hollywood’s Breaking Benjamin has topped the HITS Building Album Sales and Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) charts. Meanwhile, Capitol's Tori Kelly and Columbia's Leon Bridges enjoy impressive bows for their debut albums, while Mercury Nashville's kills it with her sophomore one.


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Featured Video
Shawn Mendes, "Stitches"
Island's chart-topping troubadour takes a licking in this new clip, which combines Pop romance with a dash of "Fight Club."
RT @AppleMusic: What a start @zanelowe. 🙏 #Beats1 https://t.co/hTBtpFrFgk
All the best from @GlastoFest http://t.co/DFLwscePFn @flo_tweet @kanyewest @TheWho @MarkRonson #pattismith @DalaiLama http://t.co/imzcYNZ2wm
RT @sassantha: Check out my review of the heart-wrenching #Amy doc for @HITSDD: http://t.co/IngFgC2wED @amywinehouse @UMG #AmyFilm
The possible story behind @taylorswift13's open letter to @AppleMusic https://t.co/6qV94yCb21 @cue #oliviabenson #elliotstabler #SVU
RT @MichelleSFresh: "If you have the #music, that's all it takes." @Drake drops serious gems of real in new doc for #obeyyourthirst http://t.co/HjU45VByg2
"We love the challenge. We love the torture." @dgglassnote talks to us: http://t.co/s8X68cq7o6 @MumfordAndSons @DeLongMusic @Glassnotemusic
.@NathanSykes lays a "Kiss" on radio: http://t.co/rj17FlA73S @thisisglobal @ashleytabor #KissMeQuick
Raise a glass of Manischewitz for the Lipman bros: http://t.co/enEjRK0B8u @RepublicRecords @UJAfedNY #UJAmusic #MazelTov
RT @cherrytreerec: Read @HITSDD on #CherrytreeChicago http://t.co/XckrSavvo6 Starts today! Full schedule at http://t.co/g4r07xfKHT
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