HITS LIST SLIPS
INTO SUMMER
Fire up the grill. (5/27a)
TOP 50: SWIFT'S STREAK GROWS; BILLIE'S BIGGEST BOW YET
Ladies' choice (5/24a)
A PRE-SUMMER PHOTO GALLERY
Each worth a thousand words (5/27a)
DOJ FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST LIVE NATION
A game of Monopoly on Capitol Hill (5/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
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!
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BILLIE EILISH : Darkroom/Interscope star bows with her biggest week yet as acclaim piles up for HIT ME HARD AND SOFT and “LUNCH” makes a meal of radio.
2
LIVE NATION: DOJ files antitrust suit against event giant—with Ticketmaster the main event—as House Rapino pushes back. Is this an election-season PR concert?
3
TYLER ARNOLD & BEN ADELSON: We know you’re tired of “Mercury rising” jokes, but this crew’s roster is truly hot, with Post, Big Loud/Morgan, Noah, more. The fever is likely to continue.
4
ROB LIGHT: CAA hitter celebrates 25 years as head of music—and a 10 handicap. That’s a helluva swing.
5
ARIANA GRANDE: With a fresh hit single and Wicked mania already underway ahead of flick’s holiday drop, Republic diva is glad to have “Friends” like Brandon and Spanky.
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FINNEAS: Billie’s collaborator bro in the spotlight as their work hits a dazzling new creative plateau. Is he about to get a little higher in the mix?
7
PULSE RECORDS: Co-founders Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham and prez Ashley Calhoun find their new label’s first “BABY” is a monster as Tommy Richman jumps to top of DSP charts. You never forget your first “MILLION.”
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JEFF SHUMAN: Live Nation exec collecting kisses ahead of Shakira-led Besame Mucho fest at Dodger Stadium in December. We hear they almost called it the Shuman Be-In.
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ZACH BRYAN: Warner country giant drops new song and teases freshly minted album GREAT AMERICAN BAR SCENE. For Aaron and Tom, it’s already happy hour.
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THOMAS COESFELD: BMG topper mobilizes his new team, with North America hitter Jon Loba front and center. We had a joke here, but it’s funnier in the original German.