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Anatomy of a hit, "Call Me Maybe," in NYT

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “That’s part of the beauty of how this has grown. This is just people who the song struck. I don’t want to harness it or limit it. I just want to pinch myself and say, ‘Thank God the song affects people this way.’” —Jonathan Simkin, manager of Carly Rae Jepsen, referring to the social-media fueled phenomenon that is “Call Me Maybe,” to the N.Y. TimesBen Sisario, in his highly recommended think piece, “The New Rise of a Summer Hit: Tweet It Maybe.” (8/22a)

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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