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HITS LIST SLIPS
INTO SUMMER
Fire up the grill. (5/29a)
TOP 50: SWIFT'S STREAK GROWS; BILLIE'S BIGGEST BOW YET
Ladies' choice (5/24a)
A PRE-SUMMER PHOTO GALLERY
Each worth a thousand words (5/27a)
DOJ FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST LIVE NATION
A game of Monopoly on Capitol Hill (5/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
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HITS LIST SLIPS
INTO SUMMER
Fire up the grill. (5/29a)
TOP 50: SWIFT'S STREAK GROWS; BILLIE'S BIGGEST BOW YET
Ladies' choice (5/24a)
A PRE-SUMMER PHOTO GALLERY
Each worth a thousand words (5/27a)
DOJ FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST LIVE NATION
A game of Monopoly on Capitol Hill (5/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!
RUMOR MILL
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5/29/24

As Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” continues to top streaming charts in the U.S., let’s take a look at the latest new songs catching fire right before summer.


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Taylor Swift's THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT will collect a sixth week at #1, while Billie Eilish holds strong at #2. Meanwhile, BIGHIT/Geffen’s RM will...


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5/29/24

Wonderers have wondered if, after humongous comeback years in 2022 and 2023, the U.K. festival market could sustain its unprecedented post-pandemic growth. The Count reads the (English Breakfast) tea leaves.


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5/29/24

The playlist for our Memorial Day gathering included new cuts from Billie & FINNEAS, Ari, Zach, Pulse breakout Tommy Richman and a bunch of acts flying the Mercury flag. Play ’em again at HITS List.

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5/29/24

How many execs can we squeeze into one backstage photo? If it means saying cheese in honor of Warner Records rising star Michael Marcagi's sold-out L.A. debut at the Troubadour, the answer is, more than we can count!


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5/29/24

Just ahead of the Mavin/Republic release of Grammy-nominated artist Ayra Starr's sophomore album, The Year I Turned 21 (due on 5/31), the following people gathered to cheer the strength of African music in the marketplace and ponder a nearby deli platter that was absolutely laden with mouth-watering blintzes: Mavin Records founder/CEO Don Jazzy, Republic founder and Vice Chairman Avery Lipman, Starr, Republic founder/Chairman Monte Lipman, Republic EVP A&R Miles Beard and Mavin COO Tega Oghenejobo.


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5/29/24

Música Mexicana star Carin León's fascinating crossover into the mainstream country-music world is detailed in a new New York Times profile by HITS' very own Craig Marks.


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5/29/24

Our forthcoming Pride Month special issue, we're absolutely amazed to share, has been crafted, curated and otherwise cooked up by the brilliant author, activist and mensch David Bender. The issue focuses on advocacy and allyship, the perils and possibilities of the present moment and the personal odysseys of...


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5/29/24

Launched by Adam Zia 10 years ago, The Zia Firm has expanded with offices in L.A. and Miami, in addition to its NYC headquarters. Zia Firm clients include Machine Gun Kelly, Trippie Redd, red-hot newcomer Tommy Richman and many more.


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5/29/24

At the world premiere of documentary film The Beach Boys at Hollywood’s storied Chinese Theatre, the following people posed for an elegant photo before playing piano in a sandbox...


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5/28/24

Twenty One Pilots could claim their first U.K. Official Albums #1 this week with Clancy, while over on the U.K.'s Official Singles midweeks, Central Cee and Lil Baby are headed for the highest new entry.


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5/28/24

The African American Film Critics Association and the Grammy Museum have joined forces for a special Black Music Month event with media marvel and "Mother" of BMM Dyana Williams; it's slated for 6/8.


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5/27/24

Whether you’re sipping a frosty margarita in the sun or placing pristine grill marks on a finely marbled chop this holiday weekend, we hope this relevant group of biz photos is the perfect complement to your pre-summer festivities.


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5/27/24

With "Pink Skies," Zach Bryan's first new release since last September, it's clear that fans are ready for new music from the Warner star. The new cut opened in the Top 10 at Apple and Spotify, with catalog rising across the board.


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5/27/24

Peso Pluma revealed the cover art and stacked tracklist for his forthcoming sophomore LP ÉXODO, which he confirmed would be a double album. The set drops 6/20 via Double P/Prajin Parlay.


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5/25/24

Columbia's Central Cee is off to his best U.S. song launch yet with Lil Baby collab "BAND4BAND." The transatlantic connection opens in the Top 40 at Apple Music (U.S.) and #7 in the U.K.


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5/24/24

Taylor Swift logs a fifth consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with TTPD. Billie Eilish scores the biggest bow of her career with HIT ME HARD AND SOFT.


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5/29/24

The Black Music Action Coalition will hold its fourth annual gala 9/19 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, during which it will honor music biz execs pushing for social justice.


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5/28/24

Warner Music Canada has struck a deal with producer Eli Brown (Drake, GIVĒON, PARTYNEXTDOOR) and his label, Loophole Records.


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5/24/24

The U.S. Department of Justice and 29 states have filed an antitrust lawsuit today (5/23) against Live Nation Entertainment, focused on the concert giant's concurrent ownership of Ticketmaster.


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