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UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/30a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS (UPDATE)
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/29a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/29a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/30a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS (UPDATE)
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/29a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/29a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
RUMOR MILL
Webp.net-gifmaker
7/30/21

Merriam-Webster defines the adjectival form of “august” (emphasis on the “gust”) as “marked by majestic dignity or grandeur.” That applies to imperial leaders Michael Rapino and Sir Lucian Grainge and to several other figures before whom the industry genuflects as the calendar flips to the month of the same spelling. It’s midsummer; let the bronzing begin.

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Billie album
7/30/21

It’s Billie Eilish’s world, and we should be happier than ever that we get to live in it. The singer/songwriter’s second LP sits at #1 at Apple Music and iTunes this flipover Friday amid a crowded field of new releases.


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manesin.vespa.sm
7/30/21

Like a Vespa joyride over the ancient cobblestones of Rome, the rip-roaring chart odyssey of Italian rock quartet Måneskin has been an exhilarating, high-octane surprise.


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graingebigHit
7/30/21

Universal Music Group topped $4.5b in revenues in the first half of the year, a 17.3% spike at constant currency. Streaming now represents nearly 82% of the company’s revenue.


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richie-rich
7/30/21

The kids have taken over our Song Revenue Chart. The Kid LAROI (17) and Olivia Rodrigo (18) are #1-2, BTS (average age 25.5) and Doja Cat (25) have two Top 10 entries apiece and Dua Lipa (25) returns to the Top 5, while Normani (25) hits the leaderboard at #8. At 41, #6 Walker Hayes must feel ancient alongside this peanut gallery.

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Daniel Ek Twitter foto
7/29/21

Spotify had 165m premium subscribers at the midpoint of 2021, up 20% in the second quarter of the year from 2020. The streaming service added 7m subscribers in Q2, which drove double-digit year-over-year growth across all segments.


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CMA SUMMER JAM 2021
7/29/21

Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett are among the performers featured on CMA's Summer Jam, airing on ABC Thursday, 9/2, at 8pm ET/PT.


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laroi top 20
7/29/21

Columbia's The Kid LAROI is headed for his first #1 on the HITS Top 50. CMG/Interscope rapper EST Gee will be the week's top new entry...


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mcdonalds saweetie
7/29/21

McDonald's will introduce The Saweetie Meal on 8/9. The ICY/Warner artist's custom Mickey D's offering includes...


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RANGE MUSIC
7/29/21

Range Media Partners has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Capitol Music Group and Virgin Music to create a new label, Range Music.


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audiomack vydia
7/29/21

Vydia and Audiomack have expanded their partnership with integration features that allow Vydia members to distribute their music directly through Audiomack.


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JACKSON5
7/29/21

This installment of Miles Marshall Lewis' far-reaching chronicle touches on Stevie, EWF, the Isleys and the Jacksons. You'll want to blast the playlists as you read.


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7/29/21

Capitol’s Halsey has released a new trailer for her IMAX film, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.


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posty fest 2021
7/29/21

Post Malone's Posty Fest has announced its return after taking a year off. The 2021 iteration expands to a two-day event outdoors in the space surrounding AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.


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7/29/21

Capitol Music Group has partnered with the livestreamed songwriting competition Song House Live, in which seven participants vye for a record deal with fans watching 24/7.


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badshah
7/29/21

Sir Lucian Grainge has welcomed Indian superstar Badshah to Universal Music Group with a global multiyear deal.


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needle
7/29/21

The U.K. has announced that travelers from the U.S. and most of Europe who have been vaccinated will be able to avoid quarantine when arriving in England. The new rule goes into force Monday (8/2) at 4am.


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KPOP
7/29/21

K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment is kicking off a talent search. You can audition online; please put on a clean shirt.


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Unknown-1
7/28/21

Primary Wave has snapped up the publishing catalog of Steve Kipner, who has written hits for Olivia Newton-John, Christina Aguilera, Camila Cabello, Chicago and more.


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bmac award ceremony
7/28/21

The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) will honor the recipients of its Music in Action Awards on 9/23 at West Hollywood's 1 Hotel. In addition to commemorating the recent release of its annual Music Industry Report Card, BMAC will present The Weeknd with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award...


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Måneskin, "I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE"
The Italian rockers who've been ruling the streaming charts (out via Arista in the U.S.) deliver their most provocative visual yet--and a powerful example of their dark charisma. Their name is the Danish word for "moonlight," and apparently it's the kind of lunar glow that turns you into a lycanthrope.
Top songs of 2021: @Olivia_Rodrigo, @LilNasX, @DUALIPA, @lildurk, @iamcardib, @theweeknd, @bts_twt, @justinbieber, … https://t.co/EHxNIWGykR
#DontGoYet is this week’s most added track at Pop radio @Camila_Cabello @Epic_Records https://t.co/hb4TlxJa2x https://t.co/p3SCWeFfKM
[email protected] breaks @AppleMusic pre-add record https://t.co/cDfs3Gvi39 https://t.co/h5hzTjIHPE
Could @thekidlaroi earn his first #1 album this week?... #FL3OverYou https://t.co/O7LAd9PedB https://t.co/qFwzGA1lVH
A Timely and Provocative Conversation between @marcelias & @PreetBharara! Moderated by @alfranken on August 8, 2021! https://t.co/lxoy0E2yHN
[email protected]’s #DONDA livestream begins now on @AppleMusic https://t.co/Hv2ZsFLox7 https://t.co/dU4grfEmXg
Top streamed artists of 2021: @taylorswift13, @Drake, @theweeknd, @lildurk, @Polo_Capalot, @DojaCat, @Eminem, … https://t.co/fiXLHhy0vV
[email protected] takes the stand https://t.co/XJa2tqjyCn https://t.co/oSGkPVv56w
Is a new @kanyewest album coming out this Friday? https://t.co/JemZtmFzKf https://t.co/WOh4whzakY
[email protected] and @GustavoDudamel at the @HollywoodBowl last night! https://t.co/bJQ9Dc0I8a