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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/20a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/20a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/20a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/20a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
RUMOR MILL
graingebigHit
9/20/21

The day before it goes public, Universal Music Group has been valued at $39.3b and will be listed tomorrow at €18.5—$21.69—per share.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (3)
9/20/21

As Vivendi prepares to spin off 60% of UMG, the eyes of the biz—most of which are bugging out at the gargantuan transaction—are on Sir Lucian Grainge and company and the details...


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HITS-Grainge-cover-final-no-white (002)
9/20/21

Sir Lucian Grainge has the whole world in his hands on the Sam Viviano-created cover of our latest print issue, coinciding with UMG’s public offering.


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HITS-Grainge-cover-final-no-white (002)
9/20/21

On the eve of the UMG IPO, we asked chieftain Sir Lucian Grainge a few questions about the biz landscape and the fortunes of his company. For some reason, he decided to answer them.


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9/20/21

Boyd Muir, a key member of Sir Lucian Grainge’s tight inner circle, is featured on the Contents page of our latest magazine.


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dua iheart
9/20/21

On the occasion of Dua Lipa's dynamite set at the iHeartRadio Music Fest in Vegas, the Warner superstar received a platinum plaque from her label team and iHeart dignitaries. Seen just before losing their shirts at the nickel slots are…


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Lil-Nas-X-Montero
9/20/21

Columbia's Lil Nas X will be the top entry on next week's chart as his debut album, MONTERO, makes noise at DSPs.


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Cedric
9/20/21

Netflix received 44 Emmy Awards this year, more than doubling its 2020 total and distantly outpacing HBO/HBO Max, which took home 19 awards. The primetime show even had rapping.


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Plastic Collector knight
9/20/21

In our latest gathering of trending industry topics, chess master Sir Lucian Grainge—who’s renowned for his decisive moves—finds himself amid an array of stars, including Kacey Musgraves, David Bowie, Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean. That’s fitting, because art drives commerce in this business.

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AJR PROMO
9/20/21

AJR have announced eight additional dates to their 2022 OK Orchestra U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation. The S-Curve/Hollywood hitmakers also announced 18 shows across Europe next year.


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kacey
9/20/21

MTV’s VMAs show was the year’s #1 social telecast—beating the Grammys and, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl—according to data-crunchers, and Kacey Musgraves was the artist benefiting most from that activity.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
9/20/21

Alt queen Karen Glauber is crazy about Glass Animals, whose “Heat Waves” just reached 1 billion streams, and The Lumineers, whose new single, "Brightside,” introduces their upcoming fourth album. We know that because KG says so in her new Post Toasted column, titled after Glass Animals’ latest single, “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance).”

Lil-Nas-X-Montero
9/20/21

Lil Nas X could top the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart on Friday with Montero (RCA), as long as he holds off stiff competition from Bob Dylan. Over on singles, Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” (Atlantic) remains on top.


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DanShay1
9/20/21

A year and a half after they had to put the breaks on a massive U.S. tour, Dan + Shay are back on the road on their sold-out The (Arena) Tour, which runs through 12/5 in Newark, N.J.


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Larry-Mestel
9/20/21

Primary Wave Music’s yearlong celebration of 15 years in business continues today with the arrival of three playlists on Tidal.


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kobalt (3)
9/20/21

BMI has named Kobalt its R&B/Hip Hop Publisher of the Year, honoring the pubco for its 19 hits in the genre.


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CLB KACEY KEEM CHART
9/17/21

Drake’s blockbuster Certified Lover Boy spends a second week at #1 on the HITS Top 50. The OVO/Republic LP, which earned 233k in week two, has already surpassed 1b U.S. streams. Kacey Musgraves bows at #3, followed by Baby Keem...


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marchand
9/17/21

The Recording Academy has put Ruby Marchand in charge of the Grammy Awards process as the Academy restructures its Awards Department. Joanna Chu has been elevated to Vice President of Awards.


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v walker
9/17/21

Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” (Monument) logs its 11th consecutive week at #1 on our Country Song Streams chart, increasing...


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LIL NAS X THATS WHAT I WANT
9/17/21

Check out the steamy video for Lil Nas X's "That's What I Want" from his new album, MONTERO (Columbia). The Stillz-directed clip sees LNX finding locker-room romance, pays homage to Brokeback Mountain and boasts a cameo by Billy Porter.


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Featured Video
Samantha Fish, "Faster"
The singer/songwriter/guitar shredder offers a true rock 'n' roll vision on this fiery vid accompanying the title track from her new, Martin Kierszenbaum-produced set. With gigs opening for ZZ Top mixed into her touring itinerary, the preternaturally gifted musician is set to dazzle crowds nationwide. This Fish has the hooks.
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Insiders are chirping that Frank Ocean is shopping a new album… https://t.co/UJtXejfvHx https://t.co/aGfLNVl421
[email protected] hits the road with @theestallion and more in 2022 https://t.co/bBclS4Dzjg https://t.co/Mp2bpgeM1h
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New releases: @KaceyMusgraves and @babykeem head for career high debuts with new projects https://t.co/3JjeTXNUd3 https://t.co/VSUCDIPeAK
#CertifiedLoverBoy by @Drake smashes 2021 record, debuts at #1 with second biggest streaming week… https://t.co/7TYgUUXT24
With a fully developed brand, @Saweetie looks destined for heavy pop-cultural visibility: Could she land a Best New… https://t.co/v5VGBRtxvM
#DONDA by @kanyewest joins the billion club in just 10 days https://t.co/RDo5JQPVGd https://t.co/woiqhXppHP
[email protected] opens its doors to YoungBoy Never Broke Again https://t.co/NoQEvcmHd9 https://t.co/JHtNwLHAXo