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I.B. BAD: RISE OF THE
NEXT-GEN BALLERS
A hot list of buzzing execs and entrepreneurs (8/17a)
TOP 20: KESHA
AND CARRY
Just how big is Rainbow's pot of gold? (8/17a)
GREER HEADING TO DEF JAM AS EVP MARKETING & COMMERCE
The times (and labels) they are a changin'... (8/17a)
RATING THE BRITS
Ferdy on fire. (8/17a)
GREER HEADING TO DEF JAM AS EVP MARKETING & COMMERCE
The times (and labels) they are a changin'... (8/17a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH
What we're eating. How long it took to arrive. How cranky we got.
A MASSIVE MIXTAPE?
Two giants of the form are rumored to be collaborating.
THE RETURN OF ROCK
Turns out it was just napping.
RUMOR MILL
ibb1224-animated
8/17/17

In the second installment of a two-part column, HITS' industry insider spotlights eight highly regarded individuals who possess the chops to become future music-industry moguls.


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montecito
8/17/17

"What's Spanish for 'a staggeringly large pile of money'?" asks Republic chief Monte Lipman during this photo op marking the presentation of the RIAA Diamante Award to "Despacito" manufacturer Luis Fonsi. Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula head Jesus Lopez replied...


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Ferdy
8/17/17

Ferdy Unger-Hamilton is enjoying a prime debut year as head of Sony label Columbia in the U.K. with four #1 albums, half of which were debuts, and two #1 singles under his belt so far. Which got us thinking, how does that compare with the label’s track record? And how are the new leaders of the Universal label he left behind, Polydor, faring?


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friends
8/17/17

Justin Bieber and BloodPop’s “Friends” (GENPOP Corp./RBMG/Schoolboy/Def Jam/Republic) was released at noon ET today; it's currently Top 5 at iTunes.


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kesha-hed
8/17/17

We won't have a race for #1 this week—Kesha will easily win both charts. Moneybagg Yo will be the only other debut this week to make the top 20.


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witness-tour
8/17/17

The start of Katy Perry’s tour has been pushed back 12 days and will now start 9/19 at Montreal’s Bell Centre. And she has picked her opening acts…


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shaniaNow
8/17/17

Shania Twain will hit the road next year in support of her new album, NOW (Mercury Nashville) starting 5/3 in Tacoma, Wash. It will be her first tour since 2015.


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SCOTT GREER
8/17/17

Scott Greer is moving to Def Jam as EVP of Marketing & Commerce.


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racism stops
8/17/17

I am not black. So there is truly no way I can ever fully absorb what it is like in the parallel world—and there absolutely is one in America now, sadly, increasingly more than ever—for people of color.


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schnur and mayor barry
8/17/17

During an orchestral score session for Madden 18 Longshot at Nashville's Ocean Way Studios, EA's Steve Schnur explains to Nashville Mayor Megan Barry that the entire brass section will soon be controllable via joystick...


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Featured Video
Fall Out Boy, "Champion"
It's a VR free-for-all in this clip for the DCD2/Island rockers' new single, which is taking off at radio now. Strap on your goggles and let's do this.
The evolution of moneyball, or how executive salaries hit the stratosphere: https://t.co/Pgi4k8xrKn https://t.co/h6AfOCtVLU
RT @Pink: I’ll be ready. Are you ready? #WhatAboutUs video premiere now on @Vevo ✊ https://t.co/g8EmGVofa6
RT @JonesJourno: Rating the Brits: how are the new leaders of Columbia and Polydor getting on? Read all about it @HITSDD https://t.co/HGIUqByYGv
"You must stand up and be counted" @MichelleSFresh on our obligation to confront the surging tide of racism:… https://t.co/RHNvG1uzzy
Breaking: @scottgreer heading to @DefJamRecords https://t.co/aQ6vQ5iKHx https://t.co/MkgwjK1AMq
It's easy to get pop superstars confused. Let us help. A pop quiz for @billboard https://t.co/zds0HKQoWq https://t.co/0utZtt9Slo
Congrats on your new #1, @ShawnMendes! https://t.co/Ua63pLDsm7 @IslandRecords @RepublicRecords #HoldinMeBack… https://t.co/0wN8RnE4t8
Our own @tedvolk celebrates @arcadefire - check it out here https://t.co/HrS8hSmr2b https://t.co/fCGnlokqTT
Who will drop new music ahead of 9/30 deadline for #GRAMMYs? @taylorswift13? @samsmithworld? @Eminem? @U2? @Beck?… https://t.co/WlB6iuG7hd
The jury sided with @taylorswift13. Check out this story about speaking up to harassment within and without the biz: https://t.co/grBooFJ2yP
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