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SONG REVENUE:
’TIS THE SEASON
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/9a)
MEDIABASE ’22:
THE BIG RED #1
Red and Gray, more accurately (12/9a)
HIPGNOSIS' LATEST NUMBERS ARE REMERCKABLE
...and mesmerizing. (12/8a)
SWIFT, FUTURE LEAD 2022 RIAA TALLY
Of course they do. (12/8a)
GRAMMY NOMS:
THE LIST
For your consideration (12/6a)
GRAMMY HANDICAPPING
Who's likely to win in the major categories? We have no idea.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
TRUMP CORP II
Totally less fraudulent than Trump Corp.
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
1
METRO BOOMIN: #1 bow for Heroes caps superpowered year-end run for House Lipman, which notches 1-2-3 chart trifecta with Metro, Tay, Drake. Business is Boomin.
2
SZA: SOS is a welcome signal, as TDE/RCA star prepares to seize-a the narrative with hotly anticipated new set—and her “Shirt” fits DSPs to a T.
3
MERCK MERCURIADIS: Hipgnosis chief’s portfolio brimming with holiday cheer, as strong year-end numbers deflate humbug narrative. He’s got a gift.
4
LADY GAGA: Superdiva serving a fresh round of “Bloody Mary” as dance on hit Netflix series Wednesday powers TikTok craze, huge streams—and Little Monsters shake their Thing.
5
IRVING AZOFF & DEAN MARTIN: Swirv adds some ring-a-ding-ding just in time for jingle bells, repping Rat Pack icon’s legacy. And if you’re at Nate N’ Al’s, try the Dean Martin Roast (Beef and Chopped Liver Sandwich).
6
PHYLICIA FANT: Amazon Music player earning serious buzz as she works her magic to up company’s cultural quotient. Fant-tastic.
7
KEVIN WEATHERLY: KROQ ruler is stoked for Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, led by Imagine Dragons. We have no alternative but to bow down.
8
PETER GRAY: Columbia promo boss is everyone’s buddy as Big Red scores #1 overall label share at Mediabase. Ron says Big Red goes well with Gray.
9
DIPESH PARMAR AND AMY WHEATLEY: Two Iley respected execs join Columbia U.K. as president and MD, respectively. Their teacups runneth over.
10
TODD BOEHLY: Billionaire investor making more big moves in wake of his role in Dylan, Springsteen deals, sports action. Are some major music/tech plays about to become his Boehly-wick?