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JESUS IS COMING—REALLY
Your skepticism is understandable, given recent history. (10/21a)
STRUNG OUT
ON STRINGS
KG is happy for a change. (10/21a)
U.K. MIDWEEKS: A BATTLE FOR #1
Sometimes our two countries seem quite distinct from each other taste-wise. (10/21a)
JESUS IS COMING—REALLY
But shouldn't "is" have an initial cap? (10/21a)
TOP 50 CHART: THIS THING IS BROKE
Never...again (10/21a)
RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
What shoes go with dancehall?
WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
How certain projects connect at streaming.
THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
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THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
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JESUS IS COMING—REALLY
Your skepticism is understandable, given recent history. (10/21a)
STRUNG OUT
ON STRINGS
KG is happy for a change. (10/21a)
U.K. MIDWEEKS: A BATTLE FOR #1
Sometimes our two countries seem quite distinct from each other taste-wise. (10/21a)
JESUS IS COMING—REALLY
But shouldn't "is" have an initial cap? (10/21a)
TOP 50 CHART: THIS THING IS BROKE
Never...again (10/21a)
RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
What shoes go with dancehall?
WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
How certain projects connect at streaming.
THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
농담은 한국어에서 더 잘 작동합니다.
THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
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jesusisking
10/21/19

On the heels of announcing the 10/25 opening of his Jesus is King IMAX film, Kanye West tweeted that the album of the same name will drop on the same date.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (30)
10/21/19

New albums from Foals and James Arthur are duking it out for the top slot on the U.K. Official Albums Chart. Meanwhile, Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” (Parlophone) is pacing ahead of the competition and is set for a fourth week at #1 at singles.


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Tom Verlaine Fender Jazzmaster
10/21/19

Aside from kvelling over Todd Rundgren’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination, Karen Glauber writes ecstatically about the lineups of the various Christmas shows in her latest Post Toasted column, Mumford & Sons, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, blink-182 and The Lumineers among them. “So many guitars this year—very exciting!” she chirps.

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10/21/19

Travis Scott's "Highest in the Room" earns its 17th straight day at the top of Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart. Frank Ocean debuted a new track late Saturday, which entered the chart at #4...


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GOnzales
10/21/19

A&R exec Shani Gonzales is returning to Warner Chappell Music, this time as Head of International, Executive Vice President of U.S., A&R. Based in New York, she will report to WCM Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot.


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Maroon-5-Memories-Cover-820
10/21/19

Maroon 5's "Memories" is the #1 track at iTunes as of this writing and Top 15 at Spotify U.S. (where it's racked up north of 86m streams). The video…


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DanaBaxter
10/21/19

Dana Baxter will lead all of Sony/ATV’s global communications strategies as SVP of Corporate Communications, starting 11/1. She will report to Chairman and CEO Jon Platt and be based in New York.


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10/21/19

Youngboy Never Broke Again manages to squeak by Republic star Post Malone at the end of this week's race for #1. Post adds 98k to his total, bringing his RTD close to 2.4m. Interscope nabs two of the Top 5.

...Full Chart Here

10/21/19

As part of our Breast Cancer Awareness Month coverage, we direct you to this eye-opening piece from People about Nashville music exec Jennie Smythe (who heads GIRLILLA Marketing and is one of our favorite people).


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BenCooper
10/21/19

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Controller Ben Cooper is leaving the Beeb after an eight-year run in the job, Music Business Worldwide reported.


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10/21/19

David Sprague, known to much of our music mishpuchah as a former editor of CREEM but also a past contributor to HITS and other (worthier) publications, is now Debbie. She could use some assistance from the community.


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Kingsley
10/21/19

Country radio personality Bob Kingsley died Thursday at his home in Weatherford, Texas, just eight days after he announced he had bladder cancer. He was 80.


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chainsmokers 5sos
10/18/19

Columbia duo The Chainsmokers, in the midst of their World War Joy tour, return to their hometown of NYC to join their label team and featured guests 5 Seconds of Summer for this smokin' photo op. While there, they accepted yet more plaques for their plaque warehouse. Later, label boss Ron Perry played the company's quarterly report on his Les Paul. Seen thinking that the answer to "Who Do You Love?" is never us are...


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Mid-Century Modern Art Cat
10/18/19

Like a Fitbit and an iPhone, the majority of this week’s trending boldfaces seamlessly connect. Consider Summer Walker and LVRN, David Stromberg and Travis Scott, Lee Soo-Man and SuperM, Jeffrey Azoff and Harry Styles, Espo and “10,000 Hours”—and, of course, Post Malone and money.

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10/18/19

Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" (Capitol) will hit #1 at Top 40, while Lil Nas X sets up a run for the top of Rhythm. Cage the Elephant will be the new #1 at Modern Rock...


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Travis Scott with Flying Saucer
10/18/19

You’d expect the single with the second-biggest debut week of 2019 to throw off some serious cash, and the tally for Travis Scott’s “Highest in the Room” comes out to a smokin’ $384k. Travis has company at the top of the Song Revenue Chart, with the top four slots occupied by brand-new tracks. Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” is #2, followed by...

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Grainge
10/18/19

Vivendi expects to close its deal to sell 10% of UMG to Tencent in the next few weeks and is pursuing the process of potentially selling an additional minority stake to other partners. The timing is right: UMG pulled in nearly $1 billion from streaming in Q3.


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elbowGiants
10/18/19

By more than doubling the sales of their closest competitor, Elbow has secured their third #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart. There was plenty of movement in the top 10 at songs, but Tones and I holds onto the top spot for third week.


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katyperry
10/18/19

Capitol's Katy Perry graces the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday, as her new single "Harleys in Hawaii" kicks off the set. Also, new collabs from BTS & Lauv, G-Eazy & Gunna, Kash Doll & Summer Walker...


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Webp.net-gifmaker (40)
10/18/19

Columbia's Lil Tjay was just #5 Most Added at Urban with current single "F.N"—already at 50m Spotify streams. Geffen's YUNGBLUD, meanwhile, is planning to take Alternative radio by storm with his "original me," which features Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. What do these acts have in common?


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Harry Styles, "Lights Up"
The Columbia troubadour comes back with a sleek new song with a sultry accompanying video. If we looked like Harry, we'd never wear a shirt. As it is, we've been asked to wear extra layers.
1 year ago today, @LilTunechi dropped Tha Carter V. It sold almost 500K first week and earned the second largest st… https://t.co/xCPXuqGTl9
Early reads: @DaBabyDaBaby’s #KIRK off to strong streaming start https://t.co/ukZYTCbD70 https://t.co/nk5XbxYAj1
RT @Badflower: 😵😵😵😵 https://t.co/uq8QhVqQpU
We spoke with hip-hop’s newest star @DaBabyDaBaby on his breakout year, the #GRAMMYs and more. #KIRK out now:… https://t.co/8HAnhfUXbR
[email protected]’s latest album #Lover has been certified Platinum by @RIAA. https://t.co/PMBurEqJ0p
j-Hope of @BTS_twt and @iambeckyg land #1 at iTunes with #ChickenNoodleSoup https://t.co/z5pk3GHOwc https://t.co/2Mq2DcailL
[email protected]’s #KIRK takes over #1 at @AppleMusic, five tracks in the top 10 on song chart https://t.co/z5pk3GHOwc https://t.co/YIVIlx5Za9
The #GRAMMYs Best New Artist first round ballot includes @billieeilish, @LilNasX, @Badflower, @JuiceWorlddd, … https://t.co/Eql6PkcOqX
[email protected]_twt’s J-Hope and @iambeckyg team up for "Chicken Noodle Soup" out Friday, September 27th at 6PM KST/5AM ET https://t.co/JWA4JndNnY
[email protected] and @shakira will perform the Halftime Show at the 2020 Super Bowl. https://t.co/FsVCy0TFkO