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THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM, PART 31,255

The Unfortunate Souls on the Cover and Contents Page of Our Sorry Rag

TDE/Aftermath/Interscope’s Kendrick Lamar graced the cover of our most recent print edition. The hip-hop firebrand topped our most recent Sales Plus Streaming and Album Sales charts with his acclaimed set To Pimp a Butterfly, and looks set for another #1 this week. After appearing on iTunes in preorder with virtually no preamble, the soul-searching set blew up on the socials and has remained at or near #1 on the download dispensary’s chart ever since—while smashing streaming records on Spotify. Still, we think appearing on the cover of our moth-eaten rag is probably a kind of pimping he doesn’t need.

iHeartMedia programming gunslinger Tom Poleman, meanwhile, is our Contents Page VIP. Poleman and team are stoked following the second annual, star-studded iHeartRadio Music Awards, which aired last night on NBC. Given iHeart's dominance at radio and enormous online presence, it's hardly surprising that Poleman and crew are becoming a huge TV presence as well. Still, this stale rerun of a HITS Contents shout-out will likely have him reaching for the clicker.

SUPERSTAR DREAMS?
Ain't too proud to beg. (1/27a)
BLITZ LIST
Burrowing into trending industry topics (1/27a)
RIHANNA, GAGA LEAD OSCAR SONG NOMS
David Byrne and Diane Warren have noms as well. (1/24a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: ALL THE SQUARES GO HOME
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/28a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
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