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BIG HIT'S IPO GENERATES
A BIG PAYDAY
The BTS boys are newly minted millionaires. (9/28a)
RAINMAKERS: TOWERING OVER THE COMPETITION
A big tease for the upcoming edition. (9/28a)
EVERY HITS LIST
TELLS A STORY
We really should be back at school. (9/28a)
TIKTOK KEEPS TICKING
Is this like hitting the snooze alarm? (9/28a)
A NUMBER OF OBJECTIONS
He's skilled at sowing chaos. Sound familiar? (9/25a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
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BIG HIT'S IPO GENERATES
A BIG PAYDAY
The BTS boys are newly minted millionaires. (9/28a)
RAINMAKERS: TOWERING OVER THE COMPETITION
A big tease for the upcoming edition. (9/28a)
EVERY HITS LIST
TELLS A STORY
We really should be back at school. (9/28a)
TIKTOK KEEPS TICKING
Is this like hitting the snooze alarm? (9/28a)
A NUMBER OF OBJECTIONS
He's skilled at sowing chaos. Sound familiar? (9/25a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
RUMOR MILL
21metrosavagemode2
9/28/20

Grammy winning rapper 21 Savage and hitmaker Metro Boomin have reunited for their highly anticipated sequel, Savage Mode II. The album drops Friday, 10/2 via Epic and should be in the mix for a #1 bow next week...


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Webp.net-gifmaker
9/28/20

As we kick off Grammy season in earnest—and regard the distressing and topsy-turvy news cycle—it seems appropriate to explore the mercurial career of Kanye West...


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Bang si-Hyuk
9/28/20

Big Hit raised $822m Monday in the biggest South Korean IPO since July 2017, making each of the seven members of BTS a millionaire.


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blackpnkgif
9/28/20

YG/Interscope's BLACKPINK have lined up a swarm of activity with the release of their debut studio album, THE ALBUM, due 10/2. They've partnered with Spotify, Apple Music and have a doc hitting Netflix...


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bible
9/28/20

It's been reported that Penske paid roughly $225m for a controlling stake of the PMRC "merger." The media mogul will own an 80% stake of the new operation, leaving the crumbs with MRC...


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billiedocumentary
9/28/20

Darkroom/Interscope phenom Billie Eilish announced the due date for her highly anticipated documentary film with Apple TV+. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry will debut in February 2021...


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9/28/20

Rainmakers 2020, our latest collection of stories profiling top industry players, is coming your way this fall. To whet your appetite, we reach way back in time for this tidbit from a prior portrait of Sony/ATV chief Jon Platt.


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Thatch roof
9/28/20

It’s late September and we really should be naming the people that people are talking about as summer turns to fall. They include—but are not limited to—Harvey Mason Jr., Jacqueline Saturn, Jay Penske, Kenny MacPherson, Damien Granderson and Kirk Sommer. Now, cue the mandolin.

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mgknewrelease
9/28/20

There's a whole pack of new releases debuting on this week's HITS Top 50. Machine Gun Kelly, Joji and SuperM could be in the mix for a #1 bow...


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9/28/20

Dirty Hitsbeabadoobee recently appeared at DSCVR’s U.K. studios for an exclusive live performance via VEVO.


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BE
9/28/20

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Big Hit has set 11/20 for the release of the next BTS album, BE (Deluxe Edition). “Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on,” the group said in making the announcement.


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ultra mono idles
9/28/20

The third studio album from Bristol post-punk band Idles, Ultra Mono (Partisan), is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined on the midweek Official Albums Chart. 24kGoldn’s “Mood” is on course for a second week at #1 on the Official Singles Chart.


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MarkDavyd
9/28/20

The U.K.’s latest round of COVID-19-related moves does little, if anything, to support nightlife businesses, according to the Music Venue Trust, which blasts the initiative as “absurd.”


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TFMC
9/28/20

Universal Music Group and its Task Force for Meaningful Change are organizing two special programs for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. It’s the fourth year UMG has celebrated the CBCF’s conference.


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tiktok logo
9/28/20

TikTok is still available to download and use after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s order to ban the app as of Sunday.


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9/28/20

The technology behind the Grammy Best New Artist process is the subject of our latest cartoon catastrophe, aka Airhead. As usual, Lyor has the last word—and it's unprintable.


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9/26/20

Travis Scott lands the top debut on Spotify's daily U.S. chart—"FRANCHISE" opens at #2 with 1.6m streams. It also hit #1 at Apple Music in its first day. Machine Gun Kelly has two in the Top 10 while Joji posts 13 tracks in the Top 50...


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9 25 2020
9/25/20

Taylor Swift gets a seventh non-consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50. folklore (Republic) leads with 85k. Labelmate Pop Smoke follows at #2. RCA's Alicia Keys, Capitol Nashville's Keith Urban, Interscope's Moneybagg Yo and Republic's Lil Tecca land debuts in the Top 10.

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cash
9/25/20

"Lemonade" by Internet Money & Gunna f/Don Toliver & Nav (10K/Caroline) jumps to #2 on this week's Streaming Songs Chart, while Justin Bieber's "Holy" f/Chance the Rapper (RBMG/Def Jam) debuts at a worship-worthy #5. Moneybagg Yo's "Said Sum" (N-Less/Interscope) flies 37 spots into the Top 10. For more data on the songs that streamers are streaming, dig into the link.

...Go to Streaming Songs Chart

hipgnosis music group
9/25/20

Hipgnosis and its investment adviser The Family (Music) Limited raised £190 million in their latest round of funding. The Placing Shares follow the recent formulation of the Hipgnosis Songs Group...


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Featured Video
Kane Brown, "Worldwide Beautiful"
It's not often that an artist can sift through the wreckage of our world and find reason for hope, unity and gratitude. But that's RCA Nashville/Zone 4's Kane Brown, whose extraordinary, uplifting anthem of "one love, one God, one family" now finds visual expression in this clip helmed by Alex Alvga. And what visuals they are.
[email protected]_twt’s “Dynamite” explodes: #1 in over 100 countries, fastest to 50M views & more #BTS_Dynamite… https://t.co/854M9Ff3AZ
#VMAs: It’s rumored that multiple performers might be pulled from the event due to safety precautions… https://t.co/UKuMxVtw8u
SELPINK IN YOUR AREA! @BLACKPINK teams up with @selenagomez for new single #IceCream, out next Friday https://t.co/ZhW9PupE54
[email protected]_twt’s #BTS_Dynamite hits #1 on iTunes, tops 20 million views on YouTube https://t.co/7okrA4mOJW https://t.co/8eo2ZeMnsS
[email protected]_twt’s new single #BTS_Dynamite is out now! https://t.co/Tr1xH5DRDx
Only 75 days left until November 3rd! The time is NOW to be sure that you’re registered to vote. Check your registr… https://t.co/Xtr3ZG0wST
[email protected]'s #folklore now has the edge in this week's sales race https://t.co/urSh2gskun https://t.co/kZuym0edYd
“Laugh Now Cry Later” by @Drake and @lildurk is the most added track at Rhythmic radio this week… https://t.co/rjNzG2v3g2
#MidnightSky by @MileyCyrus is the most added track at Pop radio this week https://t.co/Lf2ctmfR3s https://t.co/eDynQVACcD
[email protected] and @ArianaGrande have joined this year’s #VMAs lineup https://t.co/yJDCEzFXNz https://t.co/iDSiOd7C5k