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THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND ACM'S OUR COUNTRY
The trip from awards show to intimate performances. (4/3a)
AIRHEAD: KAREN'S HITS ODYSSEY
PoMo Goddess stuck inside of cesspool for 30 years now. (4/3a)
2020 THREE-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Deadlocks in the top tiers of the standings (4/3a)
HITS LIST WORKS
FROM HOME
Viewing the world through a webcam (4/3a)
POSTPONED: JAMES & JACKSON ON HOLD
Save your tickets. (4/3a)
WE FOUND SOME TOILET PAPER
Also known as back issues of HITS.
SOCIAL DISTANCING
We turn out to be pioneers.
STREAMING STORIES
The music doc shows new muscle.
ELECTION 2020
Not postponed yet.
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THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND ACM'S OUR COUNTRY
The trip from awards show to intimate performances. (4/3a)
AIRHEAD: KAREN'S HITS ODYSSEY
PoMo Goddess stuck inside of cesspool for 30 years now. (4/3a)
2020 THREE-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Deadlocks in the top tiers of the standings (4/3a)
HITS LIST WORKS
FROM HOME
Viewing the world through a webcam (4/3a)
POSTPONED: JAMES & JACKSON ON HOLD
Save your tickets. (4/3a)
WE FOUND SOME TOILET PAPER
Also known as back issues of HITS.
SOCIAL DISTANCING
We turn out to be pioneers.
STREAMING STORIES
The music doc shows new muscle.
ELECTION 2020
Not postponed yet.
RUMOR MILL
acmsourcountry
4/5/20

Be sure to tune into CBS Sunday night at 8pm to watch the 2-hour all-star special, ACM Presents: Our Country. Along with a Kenny Rogers tribute, there will be performances by Luke Combs, Brandi Carlile, Blake & Gwen, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, FGL...


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chartbattle
4/5/20

UPDATE: After a tough battle that went well into extra innings, The Weeknd has edged past 5 Seconds of Summer to achieve a chart victory. Dua Lipa also scored a Top 5 bow...

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4/5/20

It’s entirely possible that Interscope will battle The Weeknd again next week for #1. This time Rod Wave will succeed 5 Seconds of Summer as the ’Scope’s potential champion. At present...


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JadeBird
4/5/20

Today: the UnCancelled Music Festival continues with Colbie Caillat, Stephen Puth will be on Global Citizen's Together At Home, Mandy Moore will be live on Dawes' Instagram, and John Mayer will be live on his show Current Mood, which we'll be watching comfortably from the deck of our luxury mega-yacht.


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Neil Lasher at Dodger Stadium
4/5/20

We’re sad to report that our longtime friend and colleague Neil Lasher has died from complications related to the coronavirus. He was 73.


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4/5/20

Elton John's foundation has launched a $1m COVID-19 Emergency Fund, P!nk will donate $1m to two emergency funds, Fall Out Boy has donated $100k to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, and Metallica has made grants totalling $350k to those hit hard by the pandemic. See who else is donating…


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4/4/20

Drake's "Toosie Slide" (OVO/Republic) debuts at #1 on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart with over 2.2m streams. It's also at the top of Apple Music. DaBaby's "Find My Way" locks into the top 5 while NLE Choppa hits another new peak...


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agents
4/3/20

Is an opportunity looming for CAA, ICM and/or UTA to step into the breach and snatch business and agents away from the troubled talent agencies Paradigm and WME?


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4/3/20

We're pleased to present three playlists designed to lift your spirits, as they’ve lifted the spirits of compilers Bud Scoppa (Kinda Dark), Phil Gallo (The Covid-19 Blues) and Simon Glickman (Life Support), despite the downbeat titles. They’re all playable in Critics’ Choice.


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4/3/20

Imagine all our trending industryites—including Aaron, Tom, Dua, Mosco, Sal, Rich Isaacson, Marian Dicus, Damon Whiteside and J Erving—donning their snazziest executive PJs and joining a Zoom video meeting.

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4/3/20

In this very special edition of Airhead, we salute Karen Glauber on the occasion of her 30th anniversary at HITS—or the career cul de sac, as she so poetically puts it. We could drone on about KG ad infinitum, but this cartoon says it all.


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4/3/20

In our latest edition of Pinging, we shine a light on Surf Mesa's "ily (i love you baby) f/Emilee" (Astralwerks), which is buzzing in all the right places. Don't take our word for it—just check out the numbers.


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4/3/20

As Q2 begins, there’s a heated battle for #1 in total marketshare, while two more heavyweights are slugging it out for #3.


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OurCountry
4/3/20

How did ACM Presents: Our Country, which airs Sunday on CBS at 8pm, come together? The executives behind the decisions share a remarkable story of a community uniting for a cause.


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drakenmf
4/3/20

OVO/Republic's Drake graces the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday. His new single "Toosie Slide" kicks off the set. Also, new cuts from Rod Wave, Sam Hunt, DaBaby, Madison Beer, Karol G, Frank Ocean, A Great Big World, Troye Sivan, Joe Exotic...


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Karen, Todd Hits office 1990
4/3/20

In this classic photo, taken in 1990 at the old Fred Sands building in Sherman Oaks, the original location of the HITS garbage dump, new hire Karen Glauber briefly ventures out from under her desk to appear in a photo op during Red Kross’ visit to the marketing department in the basement. KG isn’t the most senior HITS loser in the pic; the mullet-helmeted fellow is President of His Desk Todd Hensley.


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4/3/20

It’s a tough battle for #1 at T40 between Harry Styles’ “Adore You,” which currently in the #1 spot, and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.” H.E.R. and Doja Cat will also battle it out for #1 at Rhythm in the next two weeks with “Slide” and “Say So,” while Billie Eilish remains in the top spot with “everything i wanted” at Modern Rock.


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4/3/20

Our latest roundup of Vibe-Raters includes Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett entering at #10, Warner’s NLE Choppa following at #11 and G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam’s 070 Shake coming in at #16, plus more.

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swift
4/3/20

Taylor Swift will help launch a Home DJ series on SiriusXM’s top pop channel Hits 1, starting today...


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BillWithers
4/3/20

Bill Withers, the 1970s singer-songwriter whose soulful mélange of R&B, folk, gospel and pop has captivated and inspired musicians and artists for decades, died Monday in Los Angeles. Tributes have poured in from artists from multiple eras and genres.


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Happy 26th birthday to former #HitsMagazine cover star @Harry_Styles https://t.co/BY8uWgNpp1
[email protected] gets #Physical https://t.co/YDUaYLjx2X https://t.co/BdQ7ATbg0G
[email protected]’s "Only The Young” from #MissAmericana takes #1 at iTunes https://t.co/wZBwDXtdY2 https://t.co/Ilv2HwSuHV
#GRAMMYs Gold boosts @billieeilish back into the top 3 on our Top 50 albums chart https://t.co/SEpQqooq53 https://t.co/Y6keKzDjPW