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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: "GO" TIME
The genesis of an anti-format hit (9/24a)
PMRC: WHO'S RUNNING THIS SHOW?
A trade news monopoly grows. (9/25a)
INGROOVES DEVELOPS AI TECH FOR MARKETING
A patent to identify audiences. (9/24a)
A NEW AGENCY IS MINT-ED
There's always room for one more. (9/22a)
SPOTIFY LEADS APP FAIRNESS ORG
David vs. Goliath, app-style. (9/24a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: "GO" TIME
The genesis of an anti-format hit (9/24a)
PMRC: WHO'S RUNNING THIS SHOW?
A trade news monopoly grows. (9/25a)
INGROOVES DEVELOPS AI TECH FOR MARKETING
A patent to identify audiences. (9/24a)
A NEW AGENCY IS MINT-ED
There's always room for one more. (9/22a)
SPOTIFY LEADS APP FAIRNESS ORG
David vs. Goliath, app-style. (9/24a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
RUMOR MILL
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9/26/20

There's a whole pack of new releases debuting on the next week's HITS Top 50. Machine Gun Kelly, SuperM and Joji could be in the mix for a #1 bow...


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9/26/20

Travis Scott lands the top debut on Spotify's daily U.S. chart—"FRANCHISE" opens at #2 with 1.6m streams. It also hit #1 at Apple Music in its first day. Machine Gun Kelly has two in the Top 10 while Joji posts 13 tracks in the Top 50...


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Thatch roof
9/26/20

It’s late September and we really should be naming the people that people are talking about as summer turns to fall. They include—but are not limited to—Harvey Mason Jr., Jacqueline Saturn, Jay Penske, Kenny MacPherson, Damien Granderson and Kirk Sommer. Now, cue the mandolin.

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9 25 2020
9/25/20

Taylor Swift gets a seventh non-consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50. folklore (Republic) leads with 85k. Labelmate Pop Smoke follows at #2. RCA's Alicia Keys, Capitol Nashville's Keith Urban, Interscope's Moneybagg Yo and Republic's Lil Tecca land debuts in the Top 10.

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cash
9/25/20

"Lemonade" by Internet Money & Gunna f/Don Toliver & Nav (10K/Caroline) jumps to #2 on this week's Streaming Songs Chart, while Justin Bieber's "Holy" f/Chance the Rapper (RBMG/Def Jam) debuts at a worship-worthy #5. Moneybagg Yo's "Said Sum" (N-Less/Interscope) flies 37 spots into the Top 10. For more data on the songs that streamers are streaming, dig into the link.

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9/25/20

Hipgnosis and its investment adviser The Family (Music) Limited raised £190 million in their latest round of funding. The Placing Shares follow the recent formulation of the Hipgnosis Songs Group...


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9/25/20

Filmed at Michael Jordan's mansion, Travis Scott combines luxury and camp in the visual for his brand new single, "FRANCHISE" (Cactus Jack/Epic) featuring Young Thug and MIA. The track is already climbing at Apple Music...


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9/25/20

Insiders are telling us that, for the first time in its 53-year history, Rolling Stone is Wenner-less. Founder Jann Wenner and his son, President/COO Gus Wenner, are leaving the building as the new PMRC regime takes over.


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tipper
9/25/20

The Penske-MRC deal, which created the new PMRC (tip of the hat to Tipper Gore), puts Billboard, Variety, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter and Music Business Worldwide under one roof, creating a sort of corporate-trade monopoly...


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tthtravis
9/25/20

Travis Scott's "FRANCHISE" leads the new additions to Spotify's Today's Top Hits. Other entries include ZAYN, Joji, and Pop Smoke...


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9/25/20

Lewis Capaldi's "Before You Go" remains in the top spot at Pop, while Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later" f/Lil Durk has this week's #1 at Rhythm...


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cory litwin hallwood
9/25/20

Neil Jacobson's Hallwood Media has added well-respected creative Cory Litwin as Executive Vice President. Litwin brings his hip-hop leaning producer roster with him, including hitmaker Murda Beatz...


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kiwanuka
9/25/20

Michael Kiwanuka has received the 2020 Mercury Prize for Album of the Year for his third studio release, Kiwanuka (Interscope). It's Kiwanuka's third nomination and first win.


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chuckD
9/25/20

Following the Lakers’ crushing of the Nuggets to go up three games to one in the Western Conference NBA finals, Public Enemy’s Chuck D dropped in virtually on TNT’s Inside the NBA.


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Jojinmf
9/25/20

88rising/12Tone's Joji graces the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday behind the release of his album, Nectar. Also, new cuts from Polo G, ZAYN, Lil Wayne, MGK f/Halsey, Deftones, SuperM, Chris Stapleton, Jessie Reyez, Sia...


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9/25/20

The technology behind the Grammy Best New Artist process is the subject of our latest cartoon catastrophe, aka Airhead. As usual, Lyor has the last word—and it's unprintable.


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POP SMOKE FEAT. LIL BABY & DABABY   FOR THE NIGHT
9/25/20

The posthumous debut album from Pop Smoke made a last-minute rise to top this week’s Official Albums Chart. On the singles chart, 24kGoldn earns his first #1.


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VoteEmOut
9/25/20

Willie Nelson has a message—and a new song—for people fed up with incumbent politicians. His message: "Vote 'Em Out."


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tickets
9/25/20

Machine Gun Kelly blasts his way to #1 at iTunes with his fifth studio album, Tickets to My Downfall (Bad Boy/Interscope) #1. While he’s #5 at Apple Music this flipover Friday, there’s one newcomer ahead of him.


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WhichSideFest
9/25/20

Kentucky State Rep. Charles Booker is gearing up to host Which Side Are You On?: Voice for Kentucky and Beyond, a free virtual music festival to encourage voter participation this election season.


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Featured Video
Gabby Barrett, "The Good Ones"
On the heels of smash "I Hope" comes this song of appreciation from the Warner Nashville breakout, which is already streaming up a storm and reacting bigtime from airplay as Grammy buzz on Gabby intensifies.
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