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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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PAUL McCARTNEY & RICK RUBIN: Sir Paul guides producer/acolyte through inner workings of iconic Beatles and solo tracks for sensational Hulu series 3,2,1. We think you will enjoy the show.
2
POP SMOKE: New posthumous set from Victor Victor/Republic rapper scores #1 debut, as Steven Victor’s Faith is once again justified.
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JOHN MAYER: That’s a Sob of joy you hear, as Columbia troubadour’s ’80s-tinged set bows big ahead of sold-out tour. Irving is feeling pretty amped.
4
KANYE WEST: Big anticipation greets unpredictable creator’s new gospel-spiced DONDA set for G.O.O.D./Def Jam, which arrives with Beats ad and Apple Music livestream. Prepare Ye.
5
ANDREA ROSI: As Rome rockers Måneskin go supernova worldwide, Sony Music Italy boss is throwing goat—which pairs beautifully with a robust Barbaresco.
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WASSIM “SAL” SLAIBY: Manager’s hot streak continues as Doja purrs along, Swedish House Mafia gets in his mix. He’s the Cat’s pajamas.
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BILL ACKMAN: Billionaire investor reworking his play, but he remains UMG’s most aggressive (civilian) pitchman. Naturally, his next move is prompting much SPAC-ulation.
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DAVID MASSEY: Arista boss says ciao, bellas to Måneskin as his label becomes Italian streaming marvels’ U.S. home. Welcome to New York Zitti.
9
BO BURNHAM: Comic/songwriter/con-ceptualist scores with zeitgeisty soundtrack to Netflix special—inspiring the biz to play Inside baseball. Bo knows irony.
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SOFT DATES: Promoters and artists renegotiate to share the risks on ticket sales as uncertainty reigns. The anxiety of the moment is hard to mask.