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TOP 20: VULTURES FLY
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BEYONCÉ’S HISTORY LESSON
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Winning hand (2/22a)
OUT OF NECESSITY: PRINCE, THE PRODUCER
Magic happened at Paisley Park. (2/21a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
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STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
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THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
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BEYONCÉ: After Super Bowl splashdown, Texas-bred megastar’s rootsy new act ii tunes have a firm “HOLD” on DSPs and Pop, Rhythm radio—with Country airplay push underway, iHeart love. That buzz ain’t just the BeyHive.
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SONY MUSIC: House Stringer wraps its fiscal year on a high note, with double-digit spike in recorded music, publishing. Tokyo says: Domo arigato.
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RON PERRY: Columbia boss is smiling—he’s tapped as UJA Visionary and Bey is back. We hear he’s being fitted for a bespoke hoodie.
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ZACK BIA: It’s time for a Field Trip to Capitol as label entrepreneur joins new Tower boss Tom March in guiding fresh release by hot rapper Yeat. Give that man an umlaut.
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MUNI LONG: Supergiant/Def Jam R&B siren has it “Made” as her latest single racks up killer Apple streams. Tunji says it pays to take the Long view.
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TODD MOSCOWITZ: Who’s the Bossman? Alamo ruler celebrates a big “Get” as rapper Dlow blows up—and not just in the Chiefs’ locker room.
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SHAKIRA: Sony Latin superstar preps new release with muchísimas retail variations, which should earn a lot of Verde. Is a big tour in the offing?
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ROD STEWART: He’s an icon, so why wouldn’t he wind up with Iconic? Irving’s deal for Sir Rod’s pub catalog, recorded rights includes Faces—mainly Benjamin Franklin’s.
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ALISSA POLLACK: iHeart hitter becomes City of Hope’s MFEI board prez, with Taste of Hope ready to be uncorked. If only you could bottle her energy.
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KANYE WEST: Vultures finally lands—with takedowns, distro changes, uncleared samples, other drama. Will Ye's issues carrion?