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2019 TOP 50 ALBUMS
It's that time of year. (12/10a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS KAISERS
Merck predicts a riot. (12/10a)
2019 MARKETSHARE:
SHOCK OF THE NEW
They got a name for the winners in the world. (12/10a)
NEAR TRUTHS: YEAR-END WRAP-UP, PART 1
Guess who's on top of the heap...again. (12/10a)
SECRET SANTA’S
SURPRISE PACKAGE
We hope he/she makes the delivery. (12/10a)
EGGNOG!
Ours is mostly bourbon.
MISTLETOE!
Delicious in salads.
CHESTNUTS!
Ours are roasting, but it could be these slim-fit jeans.
WEED!
An entire Christmas tree made of it. Is what we want. for Christmas.
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2019 TOP 50 ALBUMS
It's that time of year. (12/10a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS KAISERS
Merck predicts a riot. (12/10a)
2019 MARKETSHARE:
SHOCK OF THE NEW
They got a name for the winners in the world. (12/10a)
NEAR TRUTHS: YEAR-END WRAP-UP, PART 1
Guess who's on top of the heap...again. (12/10a)
SECRET SANTA’S
SURPRISE PACKAGE
We hope he/she makes the delivery. (12/10a)
EGGNOG!
Ours is mostly bourbon.
MISTLETOE!
Delicious in salads.
CHESTNUTS!
Ours are roasting, but it could be these slim-fit jeans.
WEED!
An entire Christmas tree made of it. Is what we want. for Christmas.
RUMOR MILL
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12/10/19

Columbia's Lil Nas X, whose whirlwind 2019 has included having the biggest song of the year and earning a brace of Grammy noms, adds to his mind-blowing highlight reel by receiving a diamond award for "Old Town Road"—and joining label boss Ron Perry and collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus for a photo op with music legend Quincy Jones.


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IBumg
12/10/19

No music group in the last three decades has so fully dominated the biz like Sir Lucian Grainge’s UMG


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12/10/19

Post Malone has the biggest album of the year with 2.6m in total activity, as Republic notches four of the Top 10, Billie Eilish joins Post in the exclusive 2m club, and Khalid is Sony’s high scorer, while Luke Combs leads the country contingent in a Top 50 dominated by pop, hip-hop and R&B releases.


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wrapping a present
12/10/19

Talk of a surprise drop by a superstar rapper for 12/20 is making the rounds. Will he/she or won’t he/she get to the finish line on time, as label and management try to help facilitate completing the project while at the same time keeping the whole thing hush-hush? Insiders say the chances of making the date are slim to none.

PIE
12/10/19

With 2019 one for the books, the final marketshare standings are now all but set in stone. So let’s call it a lock and dive in...


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cash
12/10/19

Warner Music Group is launching a $650m fund with Providence Equity Partners to acquire recorded music and music publishing catalogs. Called Tempo Music Investments, it will rely on the expertise of Lynn Hazan’s and Lylette Pizarro’s Influence Media Partners.


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Spotify
12/10/19

The hits keep coming: Spotify has revealed its first-ever “Best Of” collections for its genre flagship playlists such as Today’s Top Hits, RapCaviar and Hot Country.


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BukuPoster
12/10/19

Tyler, The Creator, Flume and Illenium will headline the ninth edition of the BUKU Music + Art Project festival in New Orleans in March.


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Kaiser Chiefs
12/10/19

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd. and its investment advisor, The Family (Music) Ltd., have entered the master rights world for the first time by acquiring The Kaiser Chiefs catalog.


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tunji court jared sherman
12/10/19

RCA/Keep Cool's Tunji Balogun and Jared Sherman and Right Hand Management's Courtney Stewart recently paid a visit to HITS' Hollywood offices, where they learned that we mostly communicate by pointing. Later, Editor in Chief Lenny Beer nearly sank a putt under his desk, but it still somehow landed in the water hazard. Seen thinking that Hollywood is like a weed-scented candle that never goes out are…


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ingrooves
12/10/19

British indie Dirty Hit, home to The 1975, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves and Beabadoobee, has expanded its relationship with UMG by signing an exclusive global digital distribution deal with Ingrooves Music Group.


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12/10/19

Ahmet Zappa is launching a new monthly talk show, Rocktails, starting this Thursday (12/12) on SiriusXM’s Volume (Channel 106). The first episode will feature The Cult’s Ian Astbury.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (40)
12/10/19

What are Lynn Hazan and Lylette Pizarro cooking up? The two industry vets have been preparing to kick things into high gear with their new company, Influence Media Partners. And we’re hearing this launch comes just in time for a golden hour of major music investments with some uptown funk.


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Grammy
12/9/19

Grammy final-round voting is now open, as this year's nominees and the entities that rep/market/distribute and otherwise tout them go for the gold...


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whiiteside
12/9/19

Damon Whiteside has been selected as the Academy of Country Music’s new CEO. He takes over on 1/6 and will split his time between Nashville and L.A.


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
12/9/19

Following his tragic death early Sunday morning, fans honor Juice WRLD by streaming his catalog. Juice has 8 tracks in the top 25 on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart. "Lucid Dreams" and "Bandit" are #1 and #2...


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harlow
12/9/19

The wait is over. Tony Harlow will succeed Max Lousada as Chairman and CEO of Warner Music U.K. beginning in February. Harlow joined WMG in 2010 as MD for Australasia and most recently served as President of WEA.


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12/9/19

We may be looking at a three-way race for this week's top debut between The Who, Roddy Ricch and Camila Cabello. Meanwhile, Juice WRLD’s tragic, untimely passing may have an outsize impact...


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v juice wrld
12/9/19

We’re incredibly sad to report the tragic death of artist Juice WRLD on Sunday, mere days after his 21st birthday.


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TaylorCats
12/9/19

Taylor Swift, Elton John and Beyonce received Golden Globe nominations this morning for their songs in films from the last year. What might this portend come Oscar time?


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[email protected] and @xtina’s #FallOnMe out on all platforms tonight at midnight! LIVE performance at the #AMAs th… https://t.co/wnzrGDAdfM
The @Target deluxe version of @selenagomez’s new album #SG2 will include “Wolves”, “Back To You”, “Bad Liar”, “It A… https://t.co/jFXZdCwSVV
[email protected] reveals December lineup: @DaBabyDaBaby, @NiallOfficial & @lizzo https://t.co/PlTq5ah4aV https://t.co/aYR7U0DK1S