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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
RUMOR MILL
Steven Victor Pop Smoke
11/25/20

The Weeknd isn’t the only richly deserving artist snubbed or down-balloted by the Grammy brain trust, as the backlash broadens and intensifies. In a Q&A posted on GQ.com, Steven Victor minced no words when asked about his reaction to the late Pop Smoke—whom he discovered and signed to his Victor Victor label—receiving a lone nod...


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weeknd
11/25/20

We certainly disagree—strenuously—with many of Grammy's choices, but most of these are subject to debate. But The Weeknd?


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cash
11/25/20

We’re taking a break from our weekly Top 50 Song Revenue Chart to give you a look at how things add up year to date. Fun fact: “Blinding Lights,” the record-setting, Grammy-ignored smash from The Weeknd, is the year’s second-biggest earner, with north of $4.5m in estimated revenue.

…Go to YTD Song Revenue Chart

Webp.net-gifmaker
11/25/20

For the cover of our U.K. special print issue, we offer a tweak of The Sex Pistols’ iconic “God Save the Queen” artwork for the COVID era. Our contents-page subject is Mike Caren, whose nonexclusive mega-deal with WMG secures free-agent status for him and marks the beginning of a new era for the biz trailblazer.


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BTS   BE
11/25/20

BTS will score its second #1 debut of 2020 with BE. Meanwhile, Christmas music starts making its move, as...


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tea
11/25/20

What a year! The U.K., like the rest of the world, has spent the past nine months navigating a global pandemic, with life as we know it turned upside down. Given the absence of in-person live music, attention has been drawn to new-release campaigns and innovative ways to reach fans.


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DEFJAM MUG
11/25/20

Universal Music U.K. has launched 0207 Def Jam, a new frontline label that will serve as the U.K. home of Def Jam Recordings. Alec and Alex Boateng have been named Co-Presidents.


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Grammy
11/25/20

The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning, 11/24. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Brittany Howard lead the nominations.


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pounds (1)
11/25/20

Streaming rates are under scrutiny in the U.K., with the first evidence session of the British government’s inquiry into the economics of streaming having taken place on Tuesday, 11/24. Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey were among the witnesses calling for equitable remuneration.


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image002
11/25/20

Spreading harmonious joy, RCA’s Pentatonix have premiered the music video for their original ballad, “Thank You,” from their new holiday collection, We Need a Little Christmas.


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Kobi Abayomi
11/25/20

There’s a doctor in the house at Warner Music. Data scientist Dr. Kobi Abayomi has joined WMG as SVP, Data Science and Analytics, to lead analytics globally across the label group.


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The Weeknd   In Your Eyes
11/24/20

It’s all but unanimous: The biggest shocker of the 2021 Grammy nominations is the total absence of The Weeknd. The consensus favorite for Album, Record and Song failed to even be nominated in any of the major categories—or anywhere else, for that matter. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...


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folkloredisney
11/24/20

Six-time Grammy nominee Taylor Swift has revealed that a new original film, folklore: the long pond studio sessions, will hit Disney+ on 11/25 at midnight.


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TheDailyShow-Trevor-Seamless-237-8x10  RET copy
11/24/20

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah will host the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, on 1/31. It’s his first time emceeing the telecast.


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USSenate
11/24/20

Music organizations have asked congressional leaders to immediately pass legislation to provide additional relief to the artists, musicians, engineers, producers and venues who bring live music to the public.


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Webp.net-gifmaker(3)
11/24/20

Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber’s "Monster" takes the top honor at Top 40, with 135 adds on impact, while The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears" pulls in 32 adds at Rhythm and ONR's "Must Stop" f/Sarah Barthel is the Most Added record at Modern Rock.


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jon ollier
11/24/20

Ed Sheeran agent Jon Ollier has launched booking agency One Fiinix Live, after ending a six-year tenure at CAA. His clients include Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Lauv, 2Cellos and JC Stewart, among others.


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btsbecover
11/24/20

K-Pop superstars BTS should take #1 by a mile on our next chart. Here's how it's looking for the group's new set, BE, right now.


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WFH kitty
11/24/20

If you’re like us, you still picture trending industry figures—like Mike Caren, Sal Slaiby, LaTrice Burnette and Nick Holmstén, among the latest assemblage of luminaries—taking care of business from their executive suites. In reality, of course, they’re slumped at kitchen tables or power-napping on living-room couches in sweats and PJs, just like the rest of us. In Bizarro World 2020, even the high and mighty seem relatably human.

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Webp.net-gifmaker
11/24/20

Sunday night’s American Music Awards, on ABC, had plenty of star power, but so, too, did NBC’s Sunday Night Football, TV’s perennial ratings monster. The AMAs hit a new low, limping to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, with 3.8 million viewers, according to early Nielsen data. SNF, by contrast, pulled a 4.2, with 15.17m. In football terms, it was a blowout.


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Featured Video
Ritt Momney, "Put Your Records On"
The Disruptor/Columbia popster's take on Corinne Bailey Rae's 2006 smash is clearly a phenomenon, and this giddily colorful clip only amplifies its estimable charm. Guest makeup artists offer variations on the butterfly motif that has powered Ritt's explosion on TikTok; feel free to paint your own face at home.
[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