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VIVENDI EXPLORING MORE SALES OF UMG
They're looking for more than 10 cents. (10/17a)
TRAVIS' "ROOM" EARNS SECOND-BIGGEST BOW OF THE YEAR
Great Scott! (10/16a)
REVENUE CHART:
HIGHER & “HIGHEST”
Speaking of Travis... (10/17a)
TOP 20: ANOTHER FIGHT FOR #1?
Unexpected drama (10/17a)
MORE ABOUT MERCK'S MONEY
"More" being the operative word... (10/17a)
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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VIVENDI EXPLORING MORE SALES OF UMG
They're looking for more than 10 cents. (10/17a)
TRAVIS' "ROOM" EARNS SECOND-BIGGEST BOW OF THE YEAR
Great Scott! (10/16a)
REVENUE CHART:
HIGHER & “HIGHEST”
Speaking of Travis... (10/17a)
TOP 20: ANOTHER FIGHT FOR #1?
Unexpected drama (10/17a)
MORE ABOUT MERCK'S MONEY
"More" being the operative word... (10/17a)
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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Grainge
10/17/19

Vivendi expects to close its deal to sell 10% of Universal Music Group to Tencent in the next few weeks and is pursuing the process of potentially selling an additional minority stake in UMG to other partners. The time is right: UMG pulled in nearly $1b from streaming in the third quarter.


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COOK
10/17/19

In the wake of Ben Cook's exit as chief of Atlantic U.K., Warner Music Group is denying rumors circulating in the press that artist Stormzy demanded Cook's ouster and even threatened to leave the label if the exec remained.


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Travis Scott with Flying Saucer
10/17/19

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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10/17/19

Hipgnosis/The Family (Music) Limited, fresh off announcing its deal for Timbaland's catalog, is announcing the raising of "total gross proceeds" of £231m as a result of its share issue.


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jesusisking
10/17/19

Kanye West's Jesus is King IMAX film is set to drop 10/25. After a month of private screenings of the film, West dropped the trailer on his website announcing a wide release in IMAX theaters. As for an album...


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808
10/17/19

At midweek, Youngboy Never Broke Again gets a slight advantage over...


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10/17/19

UMG is expanding its college-lifestyle-marketing program, wherein college students “and young creatives from around the world” form a new marketing, content and experiences team under the unusual nameplate °1824.


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elliot and losers
10/17/19

10K Projects boss Elliot Grainge walked through the wrong door in Hollywood and paid dearly for it, as he found himself at HITS HQ. His magical misery tour of the premises included getting shoehorned into a photo op with HITS losers Todd Hensley, Samantha Hissong and Simon Glickman, who peppered him with questions about what it was like growing up as the son of Walter Yetnikoff.


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download
10/17/19

They came, they saw, they Vevo'd. The Chainsmokers and Ellie Goulding were in NYC last night to perform at the all-premium music video platform's 10th anniversary shindig. Seen wondering how many views they’d get if they dropped a video of the group doing an interpretive dance to a Chainsmokers remix of Goulding reading her Instagram comments aloud are…


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Uneventful
10/17/19

Beck’s 14th album, Hyperspace, will be released by Capitol Records on 11/22. The second song from the set, “Uneventful days,” was released today.


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1250 Ben Cook OPENER IMAGE ONLY
10/16/19

Ben Cook has resigned as President of Atlantic Records U.K., citing rumors and repercussions of Inappropriately dressing as a member of Run-DMC seven years ago at a birthday party.


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travispic
10/16/19

As we predicted last week, Travis Scott's "Highest in the Room" not only dethroned Lizzo on the Hot 100, but also exploded with the second-biggest debut week for a single in 2019...


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10/16/19

Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, The Raconteurs, The 1975 and SHAED are among the acts confirmed for Entercom/RADIO.COM alt-rock fest Not So Silent Night. The shows will take place in NYC, San Francisco and San Diego.


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10/16/19

BNA is the hardest Grammy category by far to predict, and we are fully prepared—when the noms finally come out—to have egg on our faces. It’ll go nicely with all the food already on our clothes.


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TaylorTiny
10/16/19

Taylor Swift delivered a bit of a career retrospective during her “NPR Tiny Desk” concert, discussing the ins and outs of songwriting for songs such as “The Man,” “All Too Well” and “Death By a Thousand Cuts.”


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Harleyscover
10/16/19

Katy Perry heads out on the highway, looking for adventure, in her new song, “Harleys in Hawaii.” A new video, shot in the 50th state, was released as well.


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10/16/19

TikTok has spawned another viral dance sensation, and those A&R paying attention to Trending videos and cross-referencing the Spotify Viral 50 chart are likely already in pursuit of a young duo from Houston...


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10/16/19

Vevo is turning 10 this year and to honor its tin anniversary, the video service has tallied its Top 10s for the decade. The winners are…


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10/16/19

Actually, we just caught a nice buzz, but how often do you get to quote that Zappa lyric? Anyway, the storied L.A. club reopened for one night, Midland played and it was magic. Rob Light, Jason Owen, Allison Jones and other dignitaries were in attendance.


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10/16/19

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its investment advisor, The Family (Music) Limited, have announced the acquisition of a music catalog from...


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