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NEAR TRUTHS:
DEVELOPING STORIES
The kids are almighty. (8/3a)
LEADING OFF:
RON’S BIG RUN
Not your father's Columbia (8/3a)
ON THE COVER
Happier days are here again. (8/3a)
AN AUGUST HITS LIST
Look at the guns on these giants. (8/3a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/3a)
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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NEAR TRUTHS:
DEVELOPING STORIES
The kids are almighty. (8/3a)
LEADING OFF:
RON’S BIG RUN
Not your father's Columbia (8/3a)
ON THE COVER
Happier days are here again. (8/3a)
AN AUGUST HITS LIST
Look at the guns on these giants. (8/3a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/3a)
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
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Darkroom/Interscope's Billie Eilish leads the Top 20 on this week's chart. Prince's Welcome 2 America (Legacy) and Isaiah Rashad's The House Is Burning (TDE/Warner) will also be among the top debuts.


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Live Nation shows mounted between 3/1 and 6/30 brought in twice as much cash as in last year’s second quarter as the concert giant began to crawl out from under the effects of the pandemic. All signs point to a high demand for live music.


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I'm a numbers freak. I read them when I wake up. I pore over them all day long. I spend a lot of time scrolling through them on my iPad before I go to sleep.


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Warner Music Group celebrated its recovery from the pandemic and its first year as a publicly traded company by announcing solid year-over-year financial stats.


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Grammy has not done right by Justin Bieber. Not that he hasn’t been recognized...


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Our inside man on the massive importance of new artists, the ever-changing live scene and more.


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Is it true that, as President Biden put it, we now face "the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War?" Some very well-informed people believe this to be the case and caution that a relentless attack on free elections and voting access by the political right is pushing our country in a dangerously authoritarian direction. But a group of crusaders for voting rights is kicking off its next battle with a vital conversation on 8/8...


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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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Lil Nas X’s "INDUSTRY BABY" f/Jack Harlow picks up 39 more stations on the Top 40 addboard, while Pop Smoke's “Woo Baby” f/Chris Brown grabs 37 commitments and SEB's “seaside_demo” takes this week’s Most Added honors at Modern Rock...


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The living legend turns 95 and celebrates with two shows and a new album with Lady Gaga.


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In our latest roundup, we present a group of rising professionals from various parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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Conceived in the wake of the George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery killings, Def Jam Forward is celebrating one year of education, advocacy and action.


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The U.S. women's track and field team have lent their luster to The Weeknd's video announcement that Friday will see the release of his single “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic).


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B2B music-licensing subscription service Feed Media Group has signed a licensing deal with Merlin for its Adaptr platform for start-ups.


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When you’re talking about New & Developing Artists—as we do, at length, in our latest print issue—you gotta give it up to Columbia boss Ron Perry...


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In her latest Post Toasted column, Karen Glauber time-travels back 40 years to the beginning of her love affair with Alternative music—a full decade before they had a name for it—when R.E.M. took over the left of the dial...

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After locking in Frank Ocean as a headliner for Coachella 2023, Goldenvoice co-founder Paul Tollett submitted to a rare interview with the L.A. Times. During a wide-ranging conversation with Steve Appleford, Tollett echoed the words of AEG Presents chief Jay Marciano in a recent HITS interview about the first concert either had attended in more than a year: Tyler, The Creator’s 6/29 secret show at the Roxy.


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The vast majority of venues and clubs in the U.K. may have to temporarily close parts of their operations or reduce hours due to staff being asked to self-isolate, according to a survey by the Night Time Industries Association.


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Miles Marshall Lewis concludes his narrative of a mercurial music form's metamorphoses during the 20th century.


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Darkroom/Interscope’s Billie Eilish is a natural choice to grace the cover of our New & Developing Artists special, as her ascent to stardom coincided with the growth of a new music marketplace driven largely by fresh acts...


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Featured Video
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.
#GRAMMYs chew: It’s time to recognize @defjam’s @justinbieber properly https://t.co/mQuVK6N9Vw https://t.co/MaBLE6bhjl
On the cover of the latest #HitsMagazine: @billieeilish, whose new album #HappierThanEver is out this week. Enter… https://t.co/72OiQy6zrG
#HappierThanEver by @billieeilish headed for #1 debut with big vinyl sales https://t.co/04bPsvg8ok https://t.co/gg3D7qEwx0
#FL3OverYou becomes @thekidlaroi’s first #1 album https://t.co/1OHNwYHJ9l https://t.co/rIqiGVoske
[email protected]'s #PostyFest returns to Texas this Fall https://t.co/kVjRfuyPNo https://t.co/xVxBvQXewb
[email protected] takes the top 2 on our Streaming Songs chart this week with @thekidlaroi/@justinbieber’s “Stay" &… https://t.co/vXvTAMoFLV
#HappierThanEver by @billieeilish gets off to strong start, tops @iTunes & @AppleMusic https://t.co/7uQNXFiGCm https://t.co/sKc94buZ1O
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