Quantcast
Advertisement
HITS LIST:
CHANGE IS NOW
Is a seismic shift occurring? (2/23a)
UPDATE: A RECORD YEAR FOR LIVE NATION
Rapino's putting asses in seats on a massive scale. (2/23a)
TOMMY MOTTOLA:
THE HITS INTERVIEW
His Latin chapter is a page-turner. (2/22a)
NOTHING MATTERS DOES MATTER
Give 'em hell, KG. (2/23a)
BEYONCÉ’S HISTORY LESSON
A startling crossover move (2/21a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
Just kidding. But we'll get there.
STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
GRAMMY GRAMMY GRAMMY
Start digging out your formal wear and let's do this.
THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)

HITS LIST:
CHANGE IS NOW
Is a seismic shift occurring? (2/23a)
UPDATE: A RECORD YEAR FOR LIVE NATION
Rapino's putting asses in seats on a massive scale. (2/23a)
TOMMY MOTTOLA:
THE HITS INTERVIEW
His Latin chapter is a page-turner. (2/22a)
NOTHING MATTERS DOES MATTER
Give 'em hell, KG. (2/23a)
BEYONCÉ’S HISTORY LESSON
A startling crossover move (2/21a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
Just kidding. But we'll get there.
STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
GRAMMY GRAMMY GRAMMY
Start digging out your formal wear and let's do this.
THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
RUMOR MILL
beyonce renaissance tour
2/23/24

We’re ready to ride with this selection of pics featuring cowgirl of the year Beyoncé, Super Bowl MVP USHER and such biz luminaries as Max Lousada, Tom March, Tunji Balogun, Aaron Bay-Schuck, Tom Corson, Kenny Meiselas and David Massey, to name a few. This ain’t our first rodeo.


Read More
yeat 2093 new crop
2/23/24

Field Trip/Capitol's Yeat earns his first #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 2093, which opens with 72k. The 24-track set also gives Capitol its first #1 under new chief Tom March.


Read More
BEYONCE COWBOY HAT POOL CUE
2/23/24

Beyoncé's "TEXAS HOLD 'EM" has landed at #22 on Top 40, #26 on R&B and #43 at Country.


Read More
deering-texas-5-string-banjo
2/23/24

Bey’s going country, Tom March is redecorating the Tower, UMG is learning a new Chord, Noah Kahan and Warner’s next-gen breakouts are fomenting a stylistic revolution—and banjos are suddenly everywhere. Keep on pluckin’.

Mosey on over to HITS List

Rapino
2/23/24

Live Nation stock topped $100 a share for the first time in nearly two years Friday, one day after it was announced that the concert giant had set all-time records for attendance, ticket sales and sponsorship activity in 2023.


Read More
taylor-222ce-k-dlx-2204033402-gallery-07-2023
2/23/24

Warner Records currently has three songs in the Spotify USA Top 10: Benson Boone's "Beautiful Things" (#3), Zach Bryan's "I Remember Everything" f/Kacey Musgraves (#6) and Teddy Swims' "Lose Control" (#9). Boone's monster is #1 on the Spot's global Top 50, while...


Read More
AMIRI
2/23/24

Rich Amiri has soared into the Top 15 on Spotify's USA chart with "One Call." The cut, #13 on the Spot as of this writing, is the first breakout of the Elliot Grainge-led label's WMG era.


Read More
The Last Dinner Party
2/23/24

“If I programmed an Alt station and was told I could play Beyoncé, of course I would,” Karen Glauber writes in her latest Post Toasted column. “Where’s the part where you’re shifting culture? Where’s the awareness that playing female artists helps shift the narrative?” Good questions—and a ray of hope is on the horizon.


Read More
BEYONCE   TEXAS HOLD EM
2/23/24

Beyoncé has returned to #1 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart for the first time in 14 years. Over on albums, IDLES win the race.


Read More
luke combs
2/23/24

With "Where the Wild Things Are," Luke Combs becomes the first artist since Willie Nelson to supplant himself at #1 at Country radio.


Read More
David-Israelite
2/23/24

The National Music Publishers’ Association is celebrating news that songwriters and music publishers will finally receive more than $419m in mechanical and performance royalties owed them by DSPs from 2021-2022.


Read More
Isaac Hayes Grammy
2/23/24

Consider this a bonus track: Though it doesn't appear in our recently published Black History Month special dedicated to producers, writer Miles Marshall Lewis' portrait of Isaac Hayes as a sonic architect definitely belongs in the mix.


Read More
ezgif.com-optimize (32)
2/23/24

Rock veterans make a strong showing at iTunes this Flipover Friday as French Montana returns to a series he started back in 2009.


Read More
NoahKahanOliviaRodrigo2
2/23/24

It doesn't get any more zeitgeist-y than this, folks: Sizzling-hot stars Olivia Rodrigo and Noah Kahan are teaming up for a Record Store Day 7-inch vinyl single on which they each cover a song by the other.


Read More
English pattern queen of hearts
2/23/24

To the surprise of absolutely no one who’s been following along, Queen Bey’s “TEXAS HOLD ’EM” tops this week’s reshuffled Song Revenue Chart with nearly 40k in pure song sales and 17m+ streams, racking up $115k. Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign land 12 tracks from their troubled Vultures 1 collab, generating $660k.

soundcloud
2/23/24

SoundCloud is rolling out an AI-powered tool for advertisers to serve ads to users based on the mood of the music they most prefer.


Read More
Screen Shot 2024-02-23 at 12.02.39 AM
2/23/24

TDE/RCA’s SZA orbits the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday with the release of “Saturn.” Also, new cuts by Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Bleachers...


Read More
Spot
2/23/24

Glen “Spot” Lockett was best known as the in-house producer and engineer for the independent punk label SST Records. Read more about his legendary career in our Black History Month issue.


Read More
dolly pet
2/23/24

Dolly Parton, Lainey Wilson, Carly Pearce and Chris Janson took the stage on 2/21 for Dolly Parton's Pet Gala, a fur-powered CBS variety show produced by Van Toffler's Gunpowder & Sky.


Read More
mottola
2/22/24

HITS is granted an audience with the former Sony Music chairman, who is still helping propel the Latin cultural explosion with his companies NTERTAIN and NEON16.


Read More
Featured Video
Selena Gomez, "Love On"
The Interscope star's first new music of 2024, produced by The Monsters & Strangerz and Isaiah Tejada, is a romantic pop song inspired by her recent getaway to Paris. The Greg Ohrel-helmed video might just activate your wanderlust.
A surprise coming from @Drake and @21savage this Friday https://t.co/cb0mGO9XI7
RT @amazonmusic: Congratulations @taylorswift13 🕰️ ✨ #TSmidnighTS received the most first day album streams globally of any artist on @ama…
We are projecting @taylorswift13’s #TSmidnighTS to do 1m-1.2m in its first week https://t.co/JspflUv9C3
"This year’s Best Alternative Music Album Grammy race will be between @wetlegband's self-titled debut and everybody… https://t.co/1QauQ20Fhe
.@taylorswift13's #Midnights (Republic) has just become the most-streamed album in a single day at both @Spotify an… https://t.co/G7fJ7h6rsN
Atmospheric. Subtle. Introspective. Painful. Triumphant. Holly Gleason @pinkestlili on @taylorswift13 #Midnights https://t.co/KNhFCdbuPT
Featured video: @AJRBrothers’ “World's Smallest Violin” (@BMG) https://t.co/xvs7wORhTG @JayHradil https://t.co/LPi8G8W1h9
Considerable chatter says that Rihanna has recorded two songs to be included on the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda… https://t.co/wkMUJAWWa9
As her new smash “Super Freaky Girl” zooms up the charts, @RepublicRecords’ @NICKIMINAJ finds herself earthbound on… https://t.co/h5d8xqajyp
Following a surprise appearance and album announcement at the MTV VMAs, @RepublicRecords’ @taylorswift13 officially… https://t.co/lSGL1jcvk2