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NEAR TRUTHS: OFF AND RUNNING
The lay of the land at the top of the year (1/24a)
O-ROD MANAGEMENT
IN PLAY?
America's most wanted (1/20a)
HITS LIST GETS ANIMATED
Lin-Manuel and Ken sing in harmony, inspiring industry applause. (1/25a)
MEAT LOAF,
1947-2022
The dashboard light has dimmed. (1/21a)
SONG REVENUE: SOME ENCHANTED DAWN
Winning hands in the early action (1/20a)
OOH, LAS VEGAS
You're gonna make a poor boy outta me.
HOW I WISH THAT THERE WERE MORE
...than 24 hours in a day.
PALMS SWEAT, BLACKJACK
on a Saturday night
SIN CITY
Lamborginis and caviar Dry martinis, Shangri-La
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NEAR TRUTHS: OFF AND RUNNING
The lay of the land at the top of the year (1/24a)
O-ROD MANAGEMENT
IN PLAY?
America's most wanted (1/20a)
HITS LIST GETS ANIMATED
Lin-Manuel and Ken sing in harmony, inspiring industry applause. (1/25a)
MEAT LOAF,
1947-2022
The dashboard light has dimmed. (1/21a)
SONG REVENUE: SOME ENCHANTED DAWN
Winning hands in the early action (1/20a)
OOH, LAS VEGAS
You're gonna make a poor boy outta me.
HOW I WISH THAT THERE WERE MORE
...than 24 hours in a day.
PALMS SWEAT, BLACKJACK
on a Saturday night
SIN CITY
Lamborginis and caviar Dry martinis, Shangri-La
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Variety is reporting that, in the wake of Adele’s abrupt cancellation of her Vegas residency, her sets have been moved out and Keith Urban is now slated to play several of the weekends that were to have been part of her run at...


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Glass Animals are celebrating a historic run with their seemingly never-ending smash, "Heat Waves" (Polydor/Republic). Gary Spangler's promo team scored the track's first add at Alternative radio 80+ weeks ago—it's now a Top 40 and Spotify global #1.


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We're told Homemade Projects principals Zach Friedman and Tony Talamo will be joining Elliot Grainge's 10K Projects, which has acquired Homemade (best known for COIN, Salem Ilese and Peachtree Rascals). Word is that the pair will become co-presidents of 10K and will report directly to founder/CEO Grainge.


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Crispin Hunt is stepping down as chair of songwriter and producer organization The Ivors Academy after five years in the role.


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Year to date best sellers: @EncantoMovie takes #1, @theweeknd, @Adele, @1GunnaGunna and more appear in the top 10… https://t.co/2Lxx2ckeeC
Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC) announces @halsey, @JColeNC & @KidCudi as headliners https://t.co/90b7hK9dwC https://t.co/lxDrc8gc33
[email protected] reschedules residency https://t.co/iMCbHanyc7 https://t.co/wo1f8PXvHY
Bad Bunny hops up to stadiums https://t.co/kNQWPzO53s https://t.co/No79Whlcn8
#BRITs: @DojaCat, @Santandave1, @edsheeran & more among first wave of performers https://t.co/fmueB9CKGl https://t.co/WAo7tnDVwo
#Encanto hits #1, makes @Disney history in the U.K. https://t.co/NAqLQ9gPUr https://t.co/mOOWZhwVW9
[email protected] announced as first Record Store Day global ambassador, will release exclusive RSD title… https://t.co/tjT3MJD819
#Peru by @fireboydml and @edsheeran joins the top 40 at Pop radio https://t.co/MykCTJdbQr https://t.co/Bh2OkDrWER
#AllTooWell (Taylor’s Version) by @taylorswift13 joins the top 40 at Pop radio https://t.co/MykCTJdbQr https://t.co/V8kCiWylg6
#Encanto is headed back to #1 this week with a new sales high https://t.co/Q3iJ0QvMX3 https://t.co/5PJQ9HVxmL