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umgtaskforce
6/4/20

Jeff Harleston and Ethiopia Habtemariam, Co-Chairs of the UMG Task Force for Meaningful Change announced to UMG employees the first phase and initial plans from the committee, beginning with a $25m "Change Fund."


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Lady Gaga 2020
6/4/20

Lady Gaga's Chromatica (Interscope) will be the year's biggest female debut and the first female #1 since Selena Gomez's Rare in January. Her projected first week sum of 275k only trails leading females Taylor, Ariana and Billie since early 2019...


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Rainbow disco ball
6/4/20

During a week in which Americans had weightier things on their minds than music, they found uplift in Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande’s debuting “Rain on Me.” This exhilarating blast of electro-disco earned $222k, and downloads accounted for $65k of that total—which is $50k more than the second-most-purchased track...

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promtion coalition
6/4/20

Promo peeps spent the weekend and “Blackout Tuesday” forming a new entity, The Promotion Coalition, to unify their action against racism...


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Mickey-Guyton
6/4/20

Holly Gleason delves into a groundbreaking song by the black female country artist that has taken on even greater significance in recent days.


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6/4/20

Head over to iGen, where we hear voices from the Alternative community (including KQGO Minneapolis PD Christy Taylor) offering their support for Black Lives Matter and their thoughts on this very fraught moment.

Go to iGen here…

Lady Gaga - Chromatica
6/4/20

Lady Gaga easily wins the week, while Jimmy Buffett scores his highest-charting debut in more than 15 years.


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Kanebrown
6/4/20

Kane Brown’s new RCA Nashville single, ''Worldwide Beautiful," will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America to advocate for justice and equality for millions of young people.


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childishkendrick
6/4/20

Anthems from Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar have returned to the front of the Spotify U.S. chart following a week of protests and unrest in America. Gambino's "This Is America" went to #2 on Blackout Tuesday, while Lamar's "Alright" hit #11. Classics from James Brown and 2Pac also re-entered...


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abbeyroad
6/4/20

Following their only closure in 90 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blighty's Abbey Road Studios reopened on Thursday, 6/4. The first session belonged to Decca Records' Melody Gardot, who recorded remotely from Paris, while the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra safely used the iconic space...


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REVENUE CHART:
DOUBLE DIVAS
The song we needed (6/4a)
IMPACTING NOW: THE PROMOTION COALITION
The buddy system in action (6/4a)
IN “BLACK LIKE ME,”
MICKEY GUYTON
NUDGES AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE
Making it real in Music City (6/4a)
A CHROMATIC TOP 20
Bringing joy to a world that desperately needs it (6/4a)
BROWN PUSHES FOR A "BEAUTIFUL" WORLD
Kane is able. (6/4a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
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