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A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
RUMOR MILL
turntable
7/1/22

Bad Bunny returns to the top of the HITS Top 50 chart, while Luke Combs debuts at #2...

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LA fireworks
7/1/22

Something we can all agree on is that nothing says America like baseball, hot dogs and Elvis, whose hits will be blaring from backyard speakers coast to coast alongside instant classics from modern-day superstars Beyoncé and Luke Combs. The biz also applauds Steve Cooper’s ability to raise Bunnies and Mark Pitts’ winning BET.

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7/1/22

Beyoncé has unveiled the cover art for act i: RENAISSANCE, arriving 7/29 via Parkwood/Columbia. She also provided fans with some background on the album. Read her message...


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7/1/22

Rightsholders: Congratulations! Prepare to enjoy a rate increase you should've had access to in 2018.


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7/1/22

Harry StylesHarry’s House (Columbia) returns to the top of the U.K. Official Albums Chart as the Glastonbury effect kicks in for Billie Eilish, Sam Fender and a band Paul McCartney was in half a century ago. Kate Bush continues her reign at singles.


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HotCountry
7/1/22

The mixture of warm temperatures, pickup trucks, cold beer and a swimmin’ hole has Spotify in the mood for some hot country music. It's debuting a new marketing campaign in support of the Hot Country playlist with Dierks Bentley and BRELAND aboard.


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7/1/22

While the U.S. celebrates independence Day, the U.K. will be focused on Adele, who gives her first U.K. performances since 2017 at AEG PresentsBST Hyde Park festival Friday and Saturday night. The Rolling Stones perform on 7/3.


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7/1/22

RCA's Usher is usually spotted on giant stages, so it's a rare thing for him to offer so intimate a glimpse of his musical formula as this six-song NPR Tiny Desk Concert. But the Ron Laffitte-managed superstar's abundant charisma and silky vocals come across just as powerfully in this humble setting.


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7/1/22

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis had a strong opening at the box office. Could streams of the King's hits be similarly boffo?


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7/1/22

Cardi B takes the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday behind the release of “Hot Shit” f/Ye & Lil Durk. Also, new cuts from Steve Lacy, Calvin Harris f/21 Savage, Imagine Dragons, j-hope...


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j-hope
7/1/22

The BTS solo era begins today with j-hope’s “More” (Big Hit/Geffen), which soars to #1 at iTunes. It’s a light Flipover Friday as we get set for four days of fireworks, hot dogs and hangovers.


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SMALL Gibson Gives Logo Final-01
7/1/22

Gibson’s charitable arm, Gibson Gives, is auctioning off a rare lot of six limited-edition guitars signed by the likes of AC/DC’s Angus Young, Joe Perry and all of Aerosmith, Darius Rucker...


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Drake in armor for video shoot 2022 IG
7/1/22

Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind threw off $1.35m during its debut week, with all 14 tracks in the Top 50 Song Revenue Chart. “Jimmy Cooks” f/21 Savage bows at #1. Drizzy’s feature on Future’s “WAIT FOR U,” #5 this week, gives him six Top 10 appearances and brings the tally to $1.47m as his reign continues.

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7/1/22

The Napa Valley's inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival just keeps getting bigger. Having already expanded to three days, it will now welcome Dave Chappelle for…


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Frank Zappa-Apostrophe Cover Photo
7/1/22

Frank Zappa’s recordings, publishing catalog, film archive and the contents of his famous storage facility The Vault—basically every piece of cosmik debris from Zappa’s life—are now in the hands of Universal Music Group.


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7/1/22

Distaff K-pop group aespa journeyed to the wilds of Boyle Heights-adjacent downtown L.A. to participate in this K-pop-tacular photo op with label folk. “I believe I speak for the entire Warner team when I say, and pardon my pronunciation, 당신은 회사의 회계 분기에 중요한 추가가 될 것입니다,” proclaimed label Co-Chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck. Seen just before trying to explain America’s new fascination with painting on walls with ketchup are...


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7/1/22

With Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2 just around the corner, Spotify has added new content to its Netflix Hub, including an "Upside Down" playlist, a Caleb McLaughlin-curated "Throwback Thursday" playlist and...


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7/1/22

To commemorate the signing of Ciara to Republic and Uptown, in partnership with the multifaceted artist’s Beauty Marks Entertainment, the following people assembled for an ebullient trade pic before making ornate designs on the walls in ketchup (l-r): Republic Co-President Jim Roppo and President/COO Avery Lipman, Republic/Uptown EVP of A&R Saint Harraway, Ciara, Republic CEO Monte Lipman and Republic EVP Danielle Price.


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kole pittenger milk honey
7/1/22

Hitmakers Sebastian Kole (John Legend, Alicia Keys, Billie Holiday) and Dave Pittenger (GAYLE's "ABCDEFU") have signed with Lucas Keller's Milk & Honey.


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Avi + crew
7/1/22

Avi Dahan, Alec Lykken and Tom Bender have launched Funkshway Records, an L.A. house-music label, with first release "HYPNOSIS" by A-BO f/ero808.


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In this Leff-directed visual to another blockbuster cut from his monster set I Never Liked You, the Freebandz/Epic superstar heads to Little Havana, and the sense of place fairly drips off the screen.
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[email protected]’s surprise album, Honestly, Nevermind (OVO/Republic), is headed for a #1 opening in the 210-230k range. The… https://t.co/e8Ga5a4rR4
Things are heating up for @bayschuck & Tom Corson's @warnerrecords. @sushitrash's (Joji) "Glimpse of Us" &… https://t.co/3P8bCVzGsx
According to published reports, K-pop superstars @bts_bighit are going on "official hiatus" to focus on solo work.… https://t.co/RGdIDV07dF
[email protected]_bighit will claim #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50. After one day of sales & streams, the 35-track anthology alb… https://t.co/FaeFVi1TJ3
[email protected]_Styles' #HarrysHouse (@ColumbiaRecords) and #BadBunny's #UnVeranoSinTi (Rimas) will surpass 1m in U.S. YTD… https://t.co/4l4ucZLhCz
[email protected]_Styles remains at #1 on the HITS Top 50 as #HarrysHouse (Columbia) posts 154k in its second week, while… https://t.co/Yd7m8JYQ6o
[email protected]_Styles #HarrysHouse takes #1 on the HITS Top 50 with the year's biggest debut (515k), crushing the one-week… https://t.co/Rc4ZdOYc1z
[email protected]_Styles will set the record for most vinyl album sales in a week with #HarrysHouse (@Columbia), finishing wi… https://t.co/V2xms6bXcS