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HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
The sounds of a brighter day to come? (1/20a)
JOSEPH, ILEY AND HARLOW TALK STREAMING
The U.K. Gov't wants details. (1/20a)
NEAR TRUTHS: CHANGINGS OF THE GUARD
A big start to 2021. (1/19a)
DANGEROUS TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN WALLEN
As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
TOP 20: GUTEN MORGAN
Another big week for Republic. (1/20a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
The sounds of a brighter day to come? (1/20a)
JOSEPH, ILEY AND HARLOW TALK STREAMING
The U.K. Gov't wants details. (1/20a)
NEAR TRUTHS: CHANGINGS OF THE GUARD
A big start to 2021. (1/19a)
DANGEROUS TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN WALLEN
As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
TOP 20: GUTEN MORGAN
Another big week for Republic. (1/20a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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1/20/21

The helicopter carrying the twice-impeached loser of the 2020 presidential election, Donald J. Trump, left the White House for the final time early on Inauguration Day. Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 46th President just before noon on the White House steps.


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1/20/21

Morgan Wallen’s record-breaking double album drops less than 50% its second week as streams hold steady. Republic could hold this week’s Top 3 titles and half of the Top 10.


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1/20/21

When it comes to character and commitment, no music-business executive sets a more inspiring example than UMG’s Swiss Army Knife, the remarkable Jeff Harleston, who’s profiled in the latest edition of Rainmakers.


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van
1/20/21

This hopeful and historic day is tinged with terrible sadness for the HITS family; Van Arno, our brilliant, devoted cartoonist, has died.


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Tracy Cloherty
1/20/21

Mike Tierney has named Tracy Cloherty the U.S. Head of Programming for Amazon Music. The two radio vets got to know each other in 1990 while driving the Hot 97 van on the streets of NYC and were reunited in 2007, when Tracy was the PD at Alt powerhouse WXRK and Mike served as her MD.


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Marketshare tease
1/20/21

A quick glance at the latest Top 50 Albums and Song Streams charts will tell you all you need to know about UMG’s dominance behind Republic, with a 35% share of the market for the week ending 1/14, and IGA, with 16%. That adds up to a mind-blowing 51% of the total marketshare pie for the two scorching-hot labels.


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billie rosalia
1/20/21

Billie Eilish and Rosalía have revealed that they will release a song titled "Lo Vas A Olvidar" and an accompanying video Thursday at 9am PT in conjunction with the collaboration's appearance on Euphoria's second special episode, "part two: jules," which hits HBO Max Friday.


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WPA poster
1/20/21

With the Biden-Harris inauguration serving as the historic backdrop, change is in the air—and on the airwaves, among other popular platforms. Its harbingers include smashes from 17-year-old Olivia Rodrigo and regular dude Morgan Wallen, a brilliant strategy that’s lifting Justin Bieber to new heights, a Mark Pitts post-up move at RCA and a prediction of fans returning to arenas this fall. Bring it on.

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1/20/21

The three U.K. major label CEOs—David Joseph, Jason Iley and Tony Harlow—appeared before a government select committee on Tuesday to justify their share of the streaming pie and answer MPs’ probing questions.


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milk honey sports
1/20/21

Lucas Keller's Milk & Honey has officially rebranded as Milk & Honey Music + Sports + Ventures. The company opens the launch of the new sector with 15 NFL clients. Jacob Presser will lead the sports division.


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migos
1/20/21

Shazamers are going nuts for TikTok crazes involving the EZRA remix of a 2013 Migos song and the recent second single from Jordanian singer Issam Alnajjar.


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1/19/21

I.B. Bad on emerging giants, evolving labels and ever-present challenges.


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Fiield of Flags 2021 IG
1/19/21

Nearly 200,000 flags have been installed on the National Mall in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The flags—which denote every state and territory, as do 56 pillars of light—are meant to represent Americans unable to attend Wednesday's inauguration. The spectacular display of light and color brings to mind a passage from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Strength to Love” speech...


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rhian
1/19/21

HITS London Correspondent Rhian Jones has put the rest of us to shame by burning the midnight oil and co-authoring a book. Sound Advice—written with PhD researcher and musician Lucy Heyman and published by Shoreditch Press on 2/28—is a health-focused performance and career manual for aspiring and established musicians and those who work with them. Among those who’ve endorsed the book are Universal Music U.K. chief David Joseph and Live Nation Europe Prexy John Reid.


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radiorecaps
1/19/21

Geffen/Interscope's Olivia Rodrigo leads the Top 40 addboard with "drivers license" while Warner newcomer Erica Banks owns Rhythm with her viral track "Buss It." Kings of Leon's "The Bandit" (RCA) takes most-added at Modern Rock...


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SUPERBOWL PRE SHOW
1/19/21

The NFL has announced Super Bowl LV pre-show performers: H.E.R. will do a rendition of "America, The Beautiful" and Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will join forces on the National Anthem.


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1/19/21

Live Nation stock closed at the highest price in its history on Tuesday after CNBC commentator Josh Brown said the company was worth a long-term buy.


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Maddens
1/19/21

Live Nation has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, the ticketed livestream platform created by Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte.


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NOJHF
1/19/21

The 2021 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been moved from the spring to 10/8‐17.


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franny graham
1/19/21

Seasoned A&R hitter Franny Graham has joined Primary Wave as VP, Creative. The former Record Plant engineer will oversee pub clients Jeremih, Dante Jones, Anthony "Tone" Jones and more...


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MLK on the "New Phase" of the Civil Rights Movement
This 1967 TV interview at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta finds Dr. King tracing the history of the movement and what he sees as its next steps.
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