NEW RELEASES:
SWIFT UPS THE ANTE
Does she ever. (4/20a)
HITS LIST ENTERS
PLAYOFF MODE
Will scoring records be broken this week? (4/19a)
HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT 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)
THE COUNT: COACHELLA, FROM THE COUCH
The coziest way to experience the fest (4/19a)
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!
1
TAYLOR SWIFT: The DEPARTMENT store is open, and the numbers are boffo as Swifties consume new set at a record pace. Monte says it’s poetry in motion.
2
FUTURE & METRO: Hip-hop partners kill it with their Epic/Republic sequel set, scoring their second #1 bow of 2024, while its predecessor continues to perform. They’ve certainly earned your TRUST.
3
SONY MUSIC: The heat keeps rising as SME scores its fourth #1 week in a row, thanks to Bey and back-to-back Future-Metro monsters. They’re tall in the saddle.
4
BILLIE EILISH: Darkroom/Interscope star's “Lunch” preview helps set the table ahead of Hit Me Hard and Soft, and Zane Lowe interview is candid and illuminating. Is there a cooler star in the pop firmament?
5
IMRAN MAJID AND JUSTIN ESHAK: Island co-chiefs making waves post-Coachella with big-streaming cuts from Sabrina Carpenter and newcomer Chappell Roan. Whatever’s in their “Espresso,” we’ll have the same.
6
RON PERRY: Columbia boss kicks off philanthropic campaign as UJA Music Visionary, a choice that’s most definitely kosher. We’re wearing our hoodies in solidarity.
7
HIPGNOSIS: Catalog saga heats up as Concord tenders $1.4b bid for Merck-managed trove. But ultimately, it’s probably not their call.
8
MIKE CHESTER: Warner EVP on a big roll as he nails #1 and #2 at Pop radio with Benson and Teddy. His “Control” is simply “Beautiful.”
9
STEVE SCHNUR: EA music boss rocks the biz joystick once again with exclusive Warner Chappell pub deal. There’s just no higher scorer.
10
GWEN STEFANI: Pop diva is the hottest thing in the desert thanks to killer Coachella reunion show. There’s No Doubt she still really brings it.