STREAMING PUSHES GLOBAL MUSIC INDUSTRY UP 5.9%
And the future is in phones. (4/25a)
DJ KHALED TEAMS WITH BIEBER, CHANCE, WEEZY & QUAVO
One giant collab after another (4/25a)
CHART BATTLE BREWING?
Stapleton vs. Logic (4/25a)
"DESPACITO" SETTING STREAMING RECORDS
Add Bieber, see song explode. (4/24a)
2017'S NEW CHAMP (UPDATE)
Kendrick completes his ascent to streaming-age superstardom. (4/21a)
Is Ed Sheeran’s British chart rule coming to an end? Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson (pictured) are currently #1 on the Official Singles Chart, while a self-released comeback from ‘90s pop group Steps is 4k sales ahead of ÷ (Atlantic) at midway stage. Other high entries come from Shawn Mendes, Imelda May and Texas.
He's scored the year's biggest chart debut so far, dominated the streaming and iTunes leaderboards, and earned mad accolades. What will Kendrick Lamar do for an encore? Well, plenty of encores, we imagine. The TDE/Interscope star has announced his 17-date The Damn. Tour, which begins on...
"I see that you are a multitasker, like me," observes CBS Radio President/CEO Andre Fernandez to Yankee great and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams at the NAB Show in Vegas. "Like you, I excel in my original profession but am also filled with a burning love for musical improvisation. Let me just get my spoons, and we will jam!"
Incubus will have the top debut this week, bowing alongside Brad Paisley, a digital-only Guardians 2 and...
In yet another indication of the chaos said to be engulfing the industry bible, according to inside sources, several freelance writers have been trying, vainly, to get paid on invoices dating back to November, with a single contributor rumored to be owed a whopping $32k—and several others owed many thousands.