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8/11/22

Republic boss Monte Lipman welcomes members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the label’s freshly inaugurated NYC studio space as part of an event hosted by Republic Records Action Committee (R2AC), a label task force dedicated to civic engagement, social justice and bolstering music’s role in cultural change. The confab was particularly focused on mobilizing voter participation in the forthcoming midterm elections. Later, there was a similarly illuminating tour of Post Malone's facial tattoos. Fun fact: Nobody pictured here has ever had to invoke the Fifth Amendment.


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8/11/22

Latin-music programmers at DSPs agree: You can't discuss the genre's expansion without mentioning Música Mexicana—among the fastest-growing subgenres in the world. From the U.S. to Japan, fans are streaming corridos and sierreños.


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8/11/22

Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti and YoungBoy Never Broke Again's The Last Slimeto are in a hot race for #1 on next week's HITS Top 50. In its second week, Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE...


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8/11/22

Travis Scott returned to the stage last weekend with a pair of sold-out concerts at The O2 in London. At his first headlining shows since 2021's notorious Astroworld Fest, the Cactus Jack/Epic superstar broke the venue's merch sales record...


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8/11/22

Word has it that the pub derby for buzzing singer/songwriter Stephen Sanchez is done, and Jody Gerson's UMPG has prevailed.


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8/11/22

The class of Q3 2022 includes such beguiling artists as Steve Lacy, Doechii, Bailey Zimmerman, Benson Boone, Nate Smith, Jagwar Twin and Yung Gravy, among other buzzing newcomers. Which of these will be tearing up the charts in the near future?


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8/11/22

The Linda Lindas have found a new home at Warner Chappell Music following the breakout success of 2021's viral single “Racist, Sexist Boy."


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8/10/22

The top iTunes charts are, at present, primarily a celebration of Olivia Newton-John. The beloved pop singer, actress and advocate, who died on 8/8, occupies...


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8/10/22

Puerto Rico, Colombia, Argentina, the U.S.—Spanish-language hits are surging around the globe. We spoke with Latin-music programmers at Spotify and Apple Music to learn about the trends leading to the genre's substantial growth at DSPs and recent run of global hits.


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8/10/22

The 15th Annual ACM Honors, to be broadcast on 9/13 and hosted by Carly Pearce, will mark the first time the event airs on Fox. Shania Twain, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen and Yellowstone will be recognized.


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BEHIND LATIN'S STREAMING SURGE: PART I
Spotify and Apple Music are speaking a new language. (8/10a)
KRENTS, OLEJAR ASCEND AT VERVE
UMG jazz label has a new chief. (8/10a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/11a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/11a)
MO OSTIN: THE 2017 INTERVIEW, PART ONE
Available online for the first time (8/3a)
RISE OF THE INDIES
How they're reshuffling the biz deck.
THE LATIN-MUSIC MARKETPLACE
Thoughts on a changing landscape.
KETCHUP
It's everywhere.
THE NEXT HUGE CATALOG STORY
Another stunning return.
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