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KENDRICK RETURNS WITH "HEART"
What's gonna happen on April 7th...? (3/24a)
MACKAY: SONY-BOUND?
Insiders whisper over an exec's potential new deal. (3/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CASH MONEY FROM THE CELESTIAL JUKEBOX
Can you say "cha-ching?" (3/24a)
STREAMING SONGS: UNIVERSALLY DOMINANT
75% marketshare ... that's good, right? (3/24a)
SPOTIFY DEALS
If they don't come soon, what happens to the IPO?
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
LABEL BIGWIGS SPILL THE BEANS
We go deep with a couple of top execs.
THE STRINGER ASCENDENCY
This adventure coming soon to a trade website near you.
RUMOR MILL
mackay
3/24/17

Insiders say Tom Mackay is signing a deal to become head of a new division concentrating on music, film and TV for Sony Music. The veteran exec spent nearly 20 years at Republic, having joined the company at its inception, and most recently serving as West Coast EVP/GM. He enjoyed huge success there with...


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3/24/17

While Ed Sheeran remains atop our BuzzAngle-powered Song Revenue Chart this week, Nicki Minaj (aided by Drake and Lil Wayne) crashes the party at #4 with "No Frauds"—which distributes its dough almost evenly between streams and sales—while...


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gorillaz
3/24/17

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual project Gorillaz is back with a highly anticipated fifth album, Humanz, set for release on 4/28 via Warner U.K. label Parlophone. Four tracks dropped Thursday, and a secret show will take place in London tonight. Plus, we hear there’s a host of innovative marketing moves to come.


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3/24/17

The lineup for KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango has arrived, and Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Niall Horan, Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello, Hailee Steinfeld, Noah Cyrus, Halsey and Julia Michaels are all on it. Fans can also expect a special guest performance from Alessia Cara at the event, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and is set for 5/13 at StubHub Center.


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3/24/17

Kendrick Lamar’s new single has dethroned Ed Sheeran atop the iTunes songs chart, but there’s no budging Drake from the top of the albums and Apple Music charts. Six new releases, though, are in the Top 10 at iTunes on this flipover Friday.


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3/24/17

In a meeting of the caps lock brigade, ZAYN and PARTYNEXTDOOR partner on “Still Got Time” (RCA), which is found at the top of this week’s New Music Friday playlist on Spotify. The playlist also includes two tracks each from Drake and Gorillaz and a tune from our new favorite band name, Bipolar Sunshine.


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3/23/17

Many observers have questioned how Drake’s More Life earned 38m+ more first-day worldwide plays on Apple Music than it did on Spotify, given the latter’s larger user base. One contention is...


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steff
3/23/17

Drake has extended a helping hand across the Atlantic in featuring a host of talented British artists on More Life. Indie acts Giggs, Jorja Smith (pictured) and Skepta are seeing a considerable rise in the popularity of their catalogs on Spotify...


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bible
3/23/17

Billboard/Hollywood Reporter's Shirley Halperin and Jem Aswad are departing the company for rival trade Variety. The pair's exit further underscores the Bible's declining interest in music-industry coverage. Is Variety owner Jay Penske getting ready to buy Todd Boehly's media properties and end the misery? Stay tuned. In the meantime...


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3/23/17

Drake will debut this week with the year’s biggest total so far, while Ed Sheeran stays well into triple digits, Rick Ross scores the week's second-biggest bow and Beauty transforms into something big.


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Featured Video
Jax Jones f/Raye, "You Don't Know Me"
The young star of the charming clip for this irresistible, slinky club jam out-divas the divas, and may inspire a fan club of her own. The track, meanwhile, is becoming well known on Spotify's Global Top 50.
April 7, @Harry_Styles fans? https://t.co/RMgSpmtVRv https://t.co/yRzKiOcsr1
Yes, @Drake has 22 of the Top 24 entries on the Streaming Songs Chart: https://t.co/NEbUYOOwit @UMG https://t.co/Xi7kjhpAeh
@hstvles1single Harry's not in the marketplace yet but he'll definitely have a huge debut when that record comes.
HITS List: @drake #DougMorris @rickyrozay @theBpgInc @CashMoneyRecrds @SonyNashville @TheOfficialACM @VirginEMI… https://t.co/PnhKMsJmNU
Guess who has the NEW biggest debut of the year? https://t.co/6N2ABCDsHm @Drake @rickyrozay @edsheeran… https://t.co/SQW8Q4G5On
RT @MichelleSFresh: My piece for @HITSDD on how @Drake continues to reinvent the "album" for popular music w his brilliant #morelife https://t.co/LomN6PEczz
We're eating BBQ in our minds. https://t.co/UevZBjd7FR
Industry giants #LennyWaronker and #EddieRosenblatt remember the legendary, wonderful #TommyLiPuma… https://t.co/aZN8JV44qL
HITS List: @drake @theRonPerry @NICKIMINAJ @MaxLousada @Spotify @pandoramusic @sxsw @beourguest @lorde… https://t.co/GWSznxM9ek
Rumor has it that @Drake's #morelife will be streaming-only for... https://t.co/n81ivSHiEr https://t.co/l0hqJwDRiP