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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
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8/17/17

While you’re in the vicinity, you might want to take a side trip to one of the nearby points of interest. May we suggest the following? Karen Glauber eschews the dispensaries in favor of a local boutique during a visit to Boulder in Post Toasted, Holly Gleason remembers longtime CMA head Jo Walker-Meador in Music City, Bud Scoppa investigates Rhino’s expand reissues of The CarsCandy-O and Panorama in Critics’ Choice, and our London correspondent Rhian Jones keeps us informed about goings-on across the pond in Blighty Beat.


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8/16/17

In the first installment of a two-part column, HITS' man behind the scenes presents the music-biz equivalent of the Big Bang Theory: the audacious moves made by a legendary mogul that would send the salaries of top executives into the stratosphere.


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8/16/17

If you thought P!nk's latest single, "What About Us" (RCA), had a political tinge to it, you wouldn't be wrong. That said, her message comes across even clearer in the just-released video, which starts off with a flurry of voices from a protest scene. The cry, "We are going to attack racism," is followed by the words, "The government exists to protect our rights and serve our interests." Damn right.


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8/16/17

21 Savage splashed into the marketplace with his first full-length project, Issa Album (Slaughter Gang/Epic), which debuted at #2, and whose lead single “Bank Account” is on the verge of exploding.


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8/16/17

Details have been released about the next stop on RapCaviar Live’s six-city tour. Spotify, along with Live Nation Urban announced that show #2 will be at Rebel in Toronto on 9/28.


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8/16/17

The potential for an immersive experience to electrify fickle consumers has dollar signs dancing in many industry melons. But how big an impact is VR likely to have, and how soon?


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8/16/17

SYCO/Columbia's Little Mix, whose album Glory Days spent five consecutive weeks atop the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart this winter, have teamed up with Latin boy band CNCO. Considering the success of Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber's "Despacito"—as well as J. Balvin f/Willy William's "Mi Gente," currently spinning at Top 40 radio—could a smash be in store?


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8/16/17

Paradigm Talent Agency has opened a Canadian office in Toronto, continuing its global expansion, which recently included some noteworthy European ventures. For what it’s worth, we’re also considering heading to Canada, but more for reasons of sanity than success.


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8/16/17

A strong second quarter for Westwood One helped push up total revenue for Cumulus Media to $290.5 million in the quarter, a 1.2% rise from 2016.


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8/16/17

Holly Gleason witnessed the awe-inspiring spectacle of Dolly Parton holding a roomful of kids spellbound with songs and stories as she teased her first-ever children's album. And as this picture indicates, her message resonates with kids of all ages.


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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.
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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