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Q1 Marketshare

MARKETSHARE AT FIRST TURN: With the first quarter of 2010 drawing to a close, EMI Music, which actually inched ahead of WMG in U.S. new-release share during February, continues to hang close as we near the end of Q1, at 12.4% compared to Warner’s 12.8%, pulled along by the impressive 5.5% registered year-to-date by Mike Dungan’s Capitol Nashville; by comparison, Capitol Virgin stands at 3.1%. Meanwhile, the late-2009 hot streaks on the part of Rob Stringer’s Columbia Epic (10.1%), Jimmy Iovine’s IGA (8.8%) and Barry WeissRCA Jive (8%) have continued through Q1 of this year. In the Big Four competition, Sony Music has actually caught long-dominant UMG, with each music group at 28.7% in overall share. For the complete rundown, go to the HITS story here. (3/25p)

COUNTRY'S NEW KING
The Gospel of Luke (11/11a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/11a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/11a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS II:
SARAH TRAHERN
It's a marathon, not a sprint. (11/11a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
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