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DIGITAL DRIVES WMG'S FISCAL Q3
Steve Cooper explains. (8/4a)
STREAMING PROVIDES BRIGHT SPOT FOR SONY MUSIC
Feeling the full COVID-19 effect. (8/4a)
COUNTRY STREAMING IS A THING
It's more than just Luke Combs. (8/4a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A HEALTHY MARKET
Star power. (8/1a)
GRAMMY CHEW, ALBUMS: 30 FOR EIGHT
Thoughts while noshing six feet apart. (8/4a)
BTS BRINGS IT
They're so dreamy.
VOTE BY MAIL
It's a conspiracy, because everyone does it.
IS IT CHRISTMAS?
No, but we're thinking about cookies.
WOKE MUSIC
Protest songs that sound like now.
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DIGITAL DRIVES WMG'S FISCAL Q3
Steve Cooper explains. (8/4a)
STREAMING PROVIDES BRIGHT SPOT FOR SONY MUSIC
Feeling the full COVID-19 effect. (8/4a)
COUNTRY STREAMING IS A THING
It's more than just Luke Combs. (8/4a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A HEALTHY MARKET
Star power. (8/1a)
GRAMMY CHEW, ALBUMS: 30 FOR EIGHT
Thoughts while noshing six feet apart. (8/4a)
BTS BRINGS IT
They're so dreamy.
VOTE BY MAIL
It's a conspiracy, because everyone does it.
IS IT CHRISTMAS?
No, but we're thinking about cookies.
WOKE MUSIC
Protest songs that sound like now.
RUMOR MILL
Aug4 2020
8/4/20

Taylor Swift repeats at #1 and will get within 15-20k of 1 million equivalent albums in her second week. eOne’s Brandy is the week’s biggest debut.


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lightinthedark
8/4/20

For the third week in a row, on-demand audio streams have set a record.


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Stringer
8/4/20

Sony Music’s revenue from streaming rose nearly 6% to $640.3m in the first quarter of the company’s fiscal year. Effects of COVID-19 were felt across all of the company’s divisions.


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cooper
8/4/20

Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper found silver linings in the financial results for the quarter that ended 6/30: Streaming and the power of new artists. Cooper spoke at length about moving forward in the pandemic world.


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taymonte
8/4/20

Chart champion Taylor Swift graces the cover of our latest print edition, while Republic chieftain Monte Lipman appears on our Contents page. But otherwise things are going well for them.


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8/4/20

The Grammy discussion has begun in earnest, if the nonstop calls we’ve been getting are any indication. We therefore now offer our first run-through of potential contenders for Album of the Year.


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nivasavestages
8/4/20

90% of independent venues report they will have to close within months without federal funding. Help support the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) by going to SaveOurStages.com letting your reps know you back the SOS and RESTART Acts...


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8/4/20

Billie Eilish's "My Future" takes the #1 Most Added honor at T40, while DJ Khaled nabs an additional 30 adds on "GREECE" f/Drake at Rhythm and Bastille's "WHAT YOU GONNA DO???" takes the top spot at Modern Rock.


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8/4/20

Hot off landing the biggest song of the summer with "ROCKSTAR," DaBaby dropped a deluxe version of Blame It On Baby early Tuesday morning via South Coast/Interscope...


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8/4/20

By now you’ve probably seen the graphic on the Instagram story of every exec at Ron Perry's Columbia...


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8/4/20

It’s well past time for the most influential charts in the music industry to be taken out of the hands of clueless civilians.


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Mickey-Guyton
8/4/20

In a guest commentary, Ashley Lyle details the challenges faced—and met—by Mickey Guyton as a trailblazing black female artist in country music.


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sxmpandora
8/4/20

SiriusXM/Pandora have unveiled a new weekly chart, The Top Thumb Hundred, devoted to the 100 most thumbed-up new releases on the platform. The same data will be used to generate the Thumb 20, a new show on SXM...


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Webp.net-gifmaker
8/4/20

In a special edition of her Post Toasted column, Karen Glauber directs some urgent questions to the alternative community: Where are the protest songs of 2020? When will male musicians’ inexcusable treatment of girls and women come to an end? And where are the angry women? Essential reading.


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8/4/20

On-demand streams for country music are up 21.5% YTD, which beats the overall market by four and a half points. The Godzilla of country streaming is Luke Combs, while...


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Allen
8/4/20

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its partnership with Barry Weiss and Jenna AndrewsTwentySeven Music Publishing, who have just signed Jimmie Allen to a worldwide publishing deal.


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Pulijal
8/4/20

Arjun Pulijal has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing for Capitol Records and will lead the label’s marketing department from his office in the Tower.


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BTS Promotion Schedule
8/4/20

Want to know how BTS is going to promote their next single? Well, the band and the folks at Big Hit are more than happy to tell you.


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8/4/20

Indie pubco/marketing shop Mojo Music & Media has inked a deal to acquire a 50% interest in the song catalog of Cheap Trick co-founder/tunesmith Rick Nielsen. The array of indelible songs by the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers covered by the deal includes...


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Heather Luke Headshot 2020
8/3/20

Heather Luke is the new General Manager of Big Machine/John Varvatos Records. She was most recently Senior Vice President/Head of Promotion.


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