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NEAR TRUTHS:
THE AGENCY SAGA
What do you want from live? (6/11a)
REVENUE CHART: OLIVIA’S ARMY
Looks like she's got staying power. (6/11a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/11a)
WATCH THE FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "FEELING GOOD"
The Black Music Month celebration continues with a classic from a legend, (6/10a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: HERTZ LICHTENSTEIN YOUNG & POLK LLP
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/11a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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NEAR TRUTHS:
THE AGENCY SAGA
What do you want from live? (6/11a)
REVENUE CHART: OLIVIA’S ARMY
Looks like she's got staying power. (6/11a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/11a)
WATCH THE FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "FEELING GOOD"
The Black Music Month celebration continues with a classic from a legend, (6/10a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: HERTZ LICHTENSTEIN YOUNG & POLK LLP
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/11a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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6/12/21

Polo G will score his first #1 next week with Hall of Fame (Columbia), which leads new releases after one day of activity. Migos' Culture III (QC/Motown) is the other top debut as both albums light up DSPs...


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6/12/21

In its first full day of activity, Lorde's "Solar Power" jolts to #2 on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart with 1.6m streams. Migos' collab with Drake, "Having Our Way," is the top new entry at #5; Polo G has five tracks in the Top 25...


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baby durk heroes
6/11/21

The tandem set from hip-hop hitters Lil Baby & Lil Durk, Voice of the Heroes (Alamo/Geffen/Interscope/QC/Motown), opens at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 158k. It's Durk's first chart-topping album. Olivia Rodrigo spends a second consecutive week at #2 with 141k as SOUR (Geffen) crosses 1m units in activity.

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streaming songs
6/11/21

Olivia Rodrigo holds down #1 on our Streaming Songs chart as "good 4 u" leads for a third consecutive week. Bad Bunny scores the top debut with #2 "Yonaguni," while Lil Baby & Lil Durk land 15 tracks from The Voice of the Heroes in the Top 50.

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6/11/21

Primary Wave Music has secured an investment of up to $375m from Oaktree Capital Management in exchange for a minority interest in the music company.


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6/11/21

The planets have aligned for the following industryites, just as their horoscopes had predicted: Coach K (Virgo) and P (Gemini), Jeff Harleston (Aries), Polo G (Capricorn), Clive Davis (Aries), Mike Chester (Capricorn) and Nick Petropoulos (Aquarius). Astrology’s OK, but we’ve had better luck with fortune cookies.

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Rob-Stringer-21
6/11/21

Sony Music has some good news for legacy acts signed before 2000: The company won't be looking to recoup any money owed by anyone who hasn’t taken an advance in the last 21 years.


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6/11/21

The trajectories of the major agencies' music divisions over the last year have formed an unprecedented narrative of struggle and change. As they embark on what looks to be a prosperous new chapter, let’s take a look at what transpired over the last year-plus.


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polo g nmf
6/11/21

Columbia's Polo G takes the cover of Spotify's NMF behind the release of his album Hall of Fame. Also, new cuts from Lorde, Clairo, Doja Cat, Migos w/Drake, Maroon 5, Saint JHN f/SZA, H.E.R....


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6/11/21

Stunningly, all 11 tracks of Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR remain in the Top 50 Song Revenue Chart in the LP’s second week, with four in the Top 10, led by #1 “good 4 u.” The newly minted superstar leads a female invasion, with Dua Lipa #5 and Doja Cat/SZA #6, while Ariana Grande’s presence has lifted The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” to #9. You go, girls.

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6/11/21

Hip-hop A&R hitter Chelsea Blythe has been appointed SVP A&R at Def Jam.


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6/11/21

Dua Lipa’s "Levitating" is #1-bound in what will be a groundbreaking chart story, having fallen off the chart before returning to take top honors. Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More" f/SZA sees solid gains at Rhythm and Imagine Dragons' "Follow You" looks ready to regain the top spot at Modern Rock next week...


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6/11/21

Our latest roundup of Vibe-Raters sees the entry of CMG/4PF’s 42 Dugg at #13 and MCA Nashville’s Parker McCollum at #15. They join buzzing acts poised to break like Republic’s Coi Leray, Warner’s Bella Poarch, Columbia’s The Neighbourhood and more.

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6/11/21

The iTunes charts are packed with new arrivals this Flipover Friday as rookies fill the entire Top 10 at albums and six new singles rise into the Top 10. Polo G and Migos are making their marks in sales and streaming.


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loudrobot
6/11/21

RCA Records has partnered with J.J. Abrams Bad Robot on the label Loud Robot, which will focus on new musical talent. Nnena is the first signing.


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Jacqueline Saturn
6/11/21

Virgin Music Label & Artist Services will distribute Primary Wave Music’s catalog of master recordings, which includes music from The Gaither Group and Sun Records.


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6/11/21

Wolf Alice’s Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) has scored the biggest opening week for a British group in 2021—36k in sales—giving them the #1 slot on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. Over on singles, Olivia Rodrigo has made more chart history...


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festmug
6/11/21

If the U.K. delays its reopening date of 6/21, the live-music sector could lose more than £500m due to the cancellation of 5,000 shows and the potential collapse of the summer festival season, according to research from trade body LIVE.


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Ed Sheeran
6/11/21

Ed Sheeran is returning on 6/25 with a new single, "Bad Habits." It's his first official release since 2019's U.K. #1 No.6 Collaborations Project.


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6/11/21

For more than 20 years, Hertz Lichtenstein Young & Polk LLP has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry, with a focus on innovative dealmaking, business strategy and adding value beyond the traditional model.


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