Advertisement
ROCK HALL UNVEILS 2024 INDUCTEES
Class of '24 comes alive. (4/22a)
HITS LIST ENTERS
PLAYOFF MODE
Will scoring records be broken this week? (4/22a)
BILL'S PASSAGE COULD RESULT IN U.S. TIKTOK BAN
Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill... (4/20a)
BLACKSTONE ASSEMBLING $1.5B BID FOR HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND
A white-knuckle moment (4/20a)
NEW RELEASES:
SWIFT UPS THE ANTE
Does she ever. (4/22a)
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!
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)

ROCK HALL UNVEILS 2024 INDUCTEES
Class of '24 comes alive. (4/22a)
HITS LIST ENTERS
PLAYOFF MODE
Will scoring records be broken this week? (4/22a)
BILL'S PASSAGE COULD RESULT IN U.S. TIKTOK BAN
Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill... (4/20a)
BLACKSTONE ASSEMBLING $1.5B BID FOR HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND
A white-knuckle moment (4/20a)
NEW RELEASES:
SWIFT UPS THE ANTE
Does she ever. (4/22a)
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
taylor headshot ttpd promo
4/22/24

With expectations already sky-high for Taylor Swift’s TTPD, the Republic megastar upped the ante when she decided to drop a secret double album at 2am on Friday. Based on first-day activity, it is clear that TTPD will open north of...


Read More
NBA Playoffs as of 4-19-24
4/22/24

High-flying all-stars including Taylor, Billie, Future-Metro, Eshak-Majid and Chester are ready to light up the scoreboard, and the crowd’s going wild.

Your HITS List bracket is here.

Merck
4/22/24

Blackstone’s reported £1.2b ($1.5b) bid for Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which followed a $1.4b bid from Concord Chorus, has spurred HSF investment advisor Hipgnosis Song Management, headed by founder Merck Mercuriadis, into action.


Read More
ezgif-1-7af42e01e2
4/22/24

And the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are...


Read More
Taylor Swift
4/22/24

Amazon Music has curated a new Taylor Swift "experience" that includes commentary from the artist interspersed throughout the tracks on her new Republic blockbuster, THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT.


Read More
Cover-1394 Future-Metro-Boomin 1
4/22/24

WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU, the second Future-Metro Boomin collab of 2024, is also the pair’s second #1 chart bow of the year. The two sets represent the most vigorous commercial showing for hip-hop in recent memory.


Read More
ezgif-2-45eee453c9
4/22/24

I.B. on promotion, gatekeeping and cultural real estate.


Read More
readyinaflash
4/22/24

If you're a TORTURED POET, you're probably about ready to put down your feather quill and enjoy a peaceful opium-fueled oblivion. These delightful industry pics won't tax your weary mind—though we did consider doing the captions as limericks. But it smacked of effort.


Read More
Taylor-TTPD-Anthology
4/22/24

If you’re wondering why Taylor Swift is being featured as our contents-page VIP this week, we welcome you back from your vacation under a rock.


Read More
ACM
4/9/24

Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney lead the nominations for the 59th ACM Awards. Monday (4/22) marks the last day for final round voting.


Read More
green day 1.sm
4/19/24

Seeing a stadium-level band in a club is a rare opportunity. Seeing said band performing two of their most beloved albums in their entirety in such an environment is a unicorn-level rarity.


Read More
Hipgnosis logo
4/20/24

According to published reports, and in the wake of news that Concord had already assembled a proposal for Hipgnosis Songs Fund, financial giant Blackstone has revealed that it is mounting its own bid.


Read More
800px-Tiktok logo.svg
4/20/24

The fate of TikTok in the U.S. remains up in the air after the House easily passed a bill that provides $95b in aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan while also requiring ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese parent company, to divest the platform or face a domestic ban from the app stores.


Read More
4/19/24

Taylor Swift's first TORTURED POETS video is here: "Fortnight," co-starring Post Malone. It's a wild visual odyssey of steampunk tropes, period attire and—oh, just watch it. And stick around for the Fortnight Challenge.


Read More
taylor spotify record ttpd updated
4/19/24

With massive first-day numbers (313m global streams), Taylor Swift's TTPD now holds nearly every streaming record on Spotify. Tay now holds the biggest day for an album, song and more on Spotify.


Read More
future metro cowboy carter gif
4/19/24

Future & Metro Boomin return to #1 on the HITS Top 50 with their sequel, WE STILL DON'T TRUST YOU. Sony logs a fourth straight week at #1, holding the top three spots, with Beyoncé at #2 and TRUST's predecessor at #3.


Read More
Taylor Swift The Tortured Poet
4/19/24

There’s huge, massive and then there’s Swift-sized. By every metric, Taylor Swift is in a league of her own. The megastar's 11th studio album is here, and it’s a double, with 31 tracks. "Take the over" seems to be the consensus.


Read More
the count square
4/19/24

While watching hours of the Weekend 1 Coachella livestream from our sand-, sun- and wind-free couch, it became abundantly clear that there’s still no substitute for true talent and authentic showmanship.


Read More
OTR sunrise
4/19/24

Eight tracks from J. Cole’s surprise mixtape bow on the Song Revenue Chart, taking in north of $460k. Future & Metro Boomin collect $340k from four WE DON’T TRUST YOU entries, led by the ubiquitous “Like That,” still locked at #1. Hozier (#2) and Artemas (#12-7) register gains.

AARON-BAY-SCHUCK-TOM-CORSON-OPENER-IMAGE-WEB
4/15/24

The Warner Records co-bosses go on the record with writer Craig Marks about their impressive chart run and the road that brought them here.


Read More
Featured Video
Jordan Davis, "The Next Thing You Know"
The latest contender for ACM Visual Media of the Year is MCA Nashville hitter Davis, who earned four ACM noms in total this year, including Single and Song of the Year.
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