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COUNTRY'S NEW KING
The Gospel of Luke (11/11a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/11a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/11a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS II:
SARAH TRAHERN
It's a marathon, not a sprint. (11/11a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
Who deserves consideration in the genre categories?
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COUNTRY'S NEW KING
The Gospel of Luke (11/11a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/11a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/11a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS II:
SARAH TRAHERN
It's a marathon, not a sprint. (11/11a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
Who deserves consideration in the genre categories?
RUMOR MILL
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With her dozenth hostess gig at the CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood is taking her all-woman Cry Pretty 360 Tour aesthetic to ABC. Forming a femme-powerment troika with Reba and Dolly, the vocal powerhouse is putting the focus on girl power, the genre’s legacy and how it’s setting the table for the future.


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11/11/19

The Script are on course to top the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart on Friday with Sunsets & Moons (Columbia) leading an all-new Top 3. Over on singles, British rappers J Hus and Dave claim the highest new entries.


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11/11/19

Look for Interscope marketing director Ned Monahan to jump to Spotify. Word is Monahan will be filling the role vacated by...


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Aided by very strong streams for a country release, Luke Combs is headed for a substantial #1 bow—and the biggest country debut of the year—with new set What You See Is What You Get.


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11/11/19

Our inside man on the changing face of A&R and big deals in the offing.


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11/11/19

Chris and Rich Robinson have confirmed that The Black Crowes will embark on a summer tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album Shake Your Money Maker. To celebrate they’re playing clubs in New York and L.A. this week.


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11/11/19

With 10 months in the books, the marketshare pecking order is nearly identical to what it was six months ago, and so are the individual percentages of the Big Three and the majors. Which brings to mind the immortal words of then-Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green: “They are what we thought they were.”


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11/11/19

Ticketmaster U.K. has chosen 10 acts set to take the live scene by storm in 2020 after packing out grassroots venues over the last year. On the list are a number of buzzy British acts, including Celeste (pictured), JC Stewart, Arlo Parks and Beabadoobee.


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11/11/19

On the heels of the 11/8 release of his sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get (River House/Columbia Nashville), Luke Combs can already celebrate having the biggest country album of the year, while becoming the genre's streaming champ by a country mile.


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11/11/19

A week ago, Arizona Zervas was a relatively unknown independent artist. Today, he’s #1 at Spotify U.S., while being courted by every power player in the biz.


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11/11/19

Our own Holly Gleason talks with Robert Deaton, longtime producer of Wednesday bight’s CMA Awards on ABC...


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11/8/19

Republic's Post Malone returns to #1 on our Top 50 Chart, earning an additional 76k. With 67k, G.O.O.D./Def Jam's Kanye slides to #2 in week two. Vanner/RCA Nashville's Miranda Lambert scores the biggest bow.

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As we adjust to commuting home in the dark, the gears of the biz keep turning. Luke Combs is blowing up, Arizona Zervas is fielding offers, Alex Luke is switching jobs, Steve Berman is doing some marketing and Josh Abraham and Scott Cutler’s Pulse is racing, while Ken Ehrlich gets his game face on.

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11/8/19

Travis Scott's live music fest Astroworld took place over the weekend in Houston. Scott once again curated the lineup for this second annual iteration, including Migos, DaBaby, Pharrell, Marilyn Manson and Rosalía, among many others...


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Rosalía, A Palé
Never has content related to the trucking of freight had such mystique. But Columbia's Spanish breakout grew up in the shipping industry, so the wooden pallets here play into her backstory--and become a sort of platform that (as this percussive anthem suggests) can be climbed to success.
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