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TOP 20: RE-CERTIFIED
A "star" is born. (9/16a)
RIAA HAS SOME GOOD NEWS TO SHARE
The vinyl renaissance is in full swing. (9/15a)
CHEWING ON BEST NEW ARTISTS: TATE MCRAE
Another of Beer and Glickman's 12 picks for the eight spots (9/15a)
KACEY TURNS A PAGE
A close reading of star-crossed (9/10a)
CHART FINAL: A CERTIFIED BLOCKBUSTER
The Toronto Raptor strikes again. (9/10a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
Blighty Beat
HIPGNOSIS BY THE NUMBERS
12/11/19

Net income for the Hipgnosis Songs portfolio increased to $27.8m in the six-month period between 3/31 and 9/30, ahead of management’s expectations for the period. Adjusted operating profit for the period before tax increased to $17.3m.

As at 9/30, the company had invested approximately £319.4m in acquiring 27 catalogs, giving them interests in 7,475 songs. Since 10/1, the company has spent £186.1m to acquire another 15 catalogs, among them Jeff Bhasker, Timbaland and Fraser Smith.

Hipgnosis Songs Founder Merck Mercuriadis reported that during the April-September period the catalogs of Benny Blanco and The Chainsmokers beat expectations and that the Ari Levine, Neal Schon, Bernard Edwards and Itaal Shur catalogs all grew strongly on the comparative period in the prior year.

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