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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
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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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
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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9/18/20

Business transactions with TikTok and WeChat will be banned come Sunday by the Commerce Department. While announcing the ban today, President Trump is expected to make a statement on whether Oracle’s deal for TikTok will get the government’s OK.


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9/18/20

Who are the “locks” for the top Grammy categories? You say you don’t like “locks?” Fine, let’s say “favorites.”


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Webp.net-gifmaker (16)
9/18/20

Branding, folklore, Grammy and much more in the latest missive from I.B. Bad.


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Mickey Guyton
9/18/20

It should’ve been April. It should’ve been Las Vegas. It should’ve been a live audience. It should’ve been a lot of things. But when the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards actually hit the airwaves, the sheer relief of finally getting the music moving was palpable...


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9/18/20

Sam Smith has released a new video for their latest single, dance anthem "Diamonds." Smith also announced their third full length album, Love Goes, arriving 10/30 via Capitol...


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9/18/20

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


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9/18/20

24kGoldn’s “Mood” continues to improve, moving #4-3 on our Song Revenue Chart and taking in nearly $125k. Also in plus territory are Pop Smoke’s double-Baby-powered “For the Night” (#6-5, +5%), DJ Khaled f/Drake’s “Popstar” (#34-9, +54%) and Internet Money & Gunna’s “Lemonade” (#17-10, +13%).

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9/18/20

Exploding onto the scene in early 2020 with "Sunday Best," 10K Projects' Surfaces are a completely self-contained creative unit. We caught up with the hitmaking DIY duo going into Grammy season...


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9/17/20

Chatter (and press) about a possible Kobalt sale is ramping up, and many in the biz wonder what's next from the House of Ahdritz. The company more or less confirmed that it has been and remains open to such a transaction, though how that would work has been the subject of much speculation—as is the price, with some...


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paradigm
9/17/20

Nearly 200 furloughed employees at Paradigm were notified on a conference call Thursday morning that they will be permanently laid off. CEO Sam Gores confirmed in a memo...


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acms
9/17/20

Who took home the big trophies? Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Thomas and Carrie and many more...


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CASEY WASSERMAN
9/17/20

Sources close to the process say the deal between Casey Wasserman and Paradigm’s music agency is essentially done, with closing expected...


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9/17/20

Rihanna has announced the lineup for her second annual Savage x Fenty Show. The event will be aired on Amazon Prime on 10/2, with performances from Travis Scott, ROSALÍA, Bad Bunny, Ella Mai, Roddy Ricch...


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ASCAP ASCAPCitizen Web 2020.8.31 RC MC
9/17/20

ASCAP has officially launched the ASCAP Citizen campaign. Powered by HeadCount, the campaign urges the PRO’s 775k+ music creator members and their fans to make sure their votes are counted on Election Day 2020.


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9/17/20

Celebrating six months of Spotify’s RADAR, the platform is now launching a new global hub to spotlight the emerging artists program.


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BTS
9/17/20

Big Hit/Columbia's K-Pop wonders BTS appeared on Spotify's For the Record podcast to discuss their chart-topping and record-breaking single, “Dynamite," as well as their music creation process and more...


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LUKE COMBS   WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
9/17/20

Mickey Guyton, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen have shot into the Top 10 at iTunes albums following Wednesday’s ACM Awards as 14 Country songs fill the Top 20 at iTunes songs.


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Chargers-Rams Hard Knocks 2020
9/17/20

Two months into the second half of the 2020 marketshare contest, the standings remain remarkably stable in this historically unstable year.


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9/17/20

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Jeffrey Azoff, Harry Styles, Rob Stringer
9/16/20

In another nod to the upcoming volume Rainmakers 2020, we hop on the wayback machine and catch a glimpse of young Rob Stringer stage-diving into a sweaty crowd at Friars Aylesbury as The Clash blast through "Career Opportunities."


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Featured Video
Pentatonix, "Mad World"
The RCA a cappella ensemble's take on this Tears for Fears classic captures the heartbreaking reality we're all living through--but those gorgeous harmonies soothe our souls. No wonder it started racking up "Mad" views from the moment it appeared online. Look for more PTX music soon.
[email protected]_twt’s “Dynamite” explodes: #1 in over 100 countries, fastest to 50M views & more #BTS_Dynamite… https://t.co/854M9Ff3AZ
#VMAs: It’s rumored that multiple performers might be pulled from the event due to safety precautions… https://t.co/UKuMxVtw8u
SELPINK IN YOUR AREA! @BLACKPINK teams up with @selenagomez for new single #IceCream, out next Friday https://t.co/ZhW9PupE54
[email protected]_twt’s #BTS_Dynamite hits #1 on iTunes, tops 20 million views on YouTube https://t.co/7okrA4mOJW https://t.co/8eo2ZeMnsS
[email protected]_twt’s new single #BTS_Dynamite is out now! https://t.co/Tr1xH5DRDx
Only 75 days left until November 3rd! The time is NOW to be sure that you’re registered to vote. Check your registr… https://t.co/Xtr3ZG0wST
[email protected]'s #folklore now has the edge in this week's sales race https://t.co/urSh2gskun https://t.co/kZuym0edYd
“Laugh Now Cry Later” by @Drake and @lildurk is the most added track at Rhythmic radio this week… https://t.co/rjNzG2v3g2
#MidnightSky by @MileyCyrus is the most added track at Pop radio this week https://t.co/Lf2ctmfR3s https://t.co/eDynQVACcD
[email protected] and @ArianaGrande have joined this year’s #VMAs lineup https://t.co/yJDCEzFXNz https://t.co/iDSiOd7C5k