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WMG LAUNCHES IPO
That's a nice return there, Len. (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS: WASS
UP WITH PARADIGM?
The next mogul. (5/27a)
DEF JAM SETS UP SHOP IN AFRICA
Is Larry Gaaga related to Lady Gaga? And other musical questions. (5/26a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/27a)
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SHORT WEEK
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BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
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Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
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WMG LAUNCHES IPO
That's a nice return there, Len. (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS: WASS
UP WITH PARADIGM?
The next mogul. (5/27a)
DEF JAM SETS UP SHOP IN AFRICA
Is Larry Gaaga related to Lady Gaga? And other musical questions. (5/26a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/27a)
WELCOME TO THE
WORKING WEEK
President Glauber knows it don't thrill you but she hopes it won't kill you. (5/26a)
SHORT WEEK
Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
INSTACART
Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
TRUMP SAID WHAT, NOW?
Just wondering if you still give a fuck.
RUMOR MILL
wassup
5/27/20

Paradigm appears to be on the cusp of a new chapter, with a deal...


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5/27/20

You say you want a #1 record on the Bible's Hot 100 chart? Just follow these simple steps.


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ellie goulding
5/27/20

Ellie Goulding has revealed the details of her fourth studio album, Brightest Blue, being released in the U.S. on Interscope and in the U.K. on Polydor on 7/17.


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steve-cooper
5/26/20

Warner Music Group plans to sell 70m shares of its Class A common stock in an IPO with a price range expected to be between $23 and $26 per share.


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5/26/20

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande have the Most Added honors at Top 40 with “Rain On Me,” while Migos’ “Need It” takes it at Rhythm and Weezer’s “Hero” at Modern Rock…


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NastyC
5/26/20

Universal Music Group is starting Def Jam Africa to present hip-hop, Afrobeat and trap talent from Africa. Sipho Dlamini, MD, Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa, will oversee the label.


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The Office 1
5/26/20

After clarifying the current location of her office, Karen Glauber devotes the meat of her Post Toasted column to KROQ's glorious past (under Kevin Weatherly) and intriguing future (under Mike Kaplan). “If there was ever a time to shake things up at radio,” she asserts, “it’s now.”

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weekendforecast
5/26/20

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" (Interscope) exploded in its first day of release. The collab will be the second biggest pop debut of the year—it also earned largest bow of the year at Spotify global. Gunna and The 1975 will have the top album debuts...


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the 1975 (3)
5/26/20

The 1975 and British rapper KSI are battling it out for the U.K.’s Official Albums #1 this week as the former leads in physical and the latter is ahead in streaming and downloads. Over on singles, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are currently on top.


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EfeOgbeni Street
5/26/20

Shout-out to Efe Ogbeni, aka Efe One, who was named Afrobeats Executive of the Year by high-profile African music site Notjustok.com. The Atlanta-based exec, who manages global stars Davido and Tiwa Savage, has worked with such big names as Quincy Jones, Akon, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias and RedOne.


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5/26/20

With Black Music Month nearly here, we revisit the adventures of the "Mother" of this celebration.


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hensley
5/25/20

HITS' Editor in Chief Lenny Beer has a solution for all of our ills. Also, he misses the Mets, though they were bums.


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FUTURE   HIGH OFF LIFE
5/22/20

Freebandz/Epic's Future lands at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with High Off Life. Columbia's Polo G comes in at #2 with The Goat nearly reaching the 100k mark. Harry Styles and Taylor Swift are the greatest gainers...

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Charlie Minor 2
5/22/20

When lists are made of the greatest promotion executives of all time, Charlie Minor’s name invariably appears...


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Beach day
5/22/20

It may be hard to differentiate this holiday weekend from any other three-day stretch, but some in the biz have reason to whip up a batch of celebratory margaritas. Future, Sylvia, Harry and StaySolidRocky are basking on the Sony side of the street, while Michael Rapino, Lillia Parsa and Lady Gaga are making like Postmates and delivering. Welcome to the gateway to summer, 2020 edition.

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RAINONME
5/22/20

Watch the visual for the superstar collaboration between Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande in "Rain On Me" (Interscope).


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5/22/20

Non-profit organization Until We Do It was recently launched by Ari Afsar, Kene Anoliefo, Kristen Gillis and Kethlyn White to mobilize care for vulnerable populations...


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v Gabby Barrett
5/22/20

Warner Nashville's Gabby Barrett has blazed a new trail with her hit single, "I Hope." Barrett's song not only tops our Country Streaming chart this week, but she has become the first female artist with a country song to log over 10m streams in a single week...

...Country Streaming Songs chart


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5/22/20

Doja Cat's "Say So" takes the top spot at Top 40 for the third consecutive week, while Megan Thee Stallion's Savage claims the #1 spot at Rhythm and Powfu's "coffee for your head" f/beabadoobee enters the Top 5 at Modern Rock...


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Rain2
5/22/20

"Rain on Me," the new single from Lady Gaga f/Ariana Grande (which appars on Gaga's forthcoming Interscope set, Chromatica, due next week), is a big extravagant pop jam with an elaborate, gritty and stylish video. Damn if it doesn't feel like exactly what we need right now.


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Rod Wave, "And I Still"
The Alamo/Geffen/Interscope breakout, whose Ghetto Gospel album is now certified gold, returns with a striking new cut and visual. You can't blame the man (who also just inked a pub deal with Jon Platt's Sony/ATV) for wanting to take a victory lap, lockdown or no lockdown.
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[email protected] gets #Physical https://t.co/YDUaYLjx2X https://t.co/BdQ7ATbg0G
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