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OSCAR SONGS SEE SALES SPIKES

Performances on Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast have led to an immediate bounce in track sales of the nominated songs. And as with any awards show, a memorable musical performance moves the sales needle more than a win.

Lady Gaga’s "Til It Happens To You," which provided the ceremony with its most dramatic moment, was up nearly 2,500% vs. Saturday and more than 1,500% vs. the previous week. The song is currently #8 at iTunes.

Sam Smith’s Oscar winner "Writing's On The Wall," from Spectre, was up more than 1,100% vs. 2/27 and up nearly 360% vs. last week to date. It's holding at #14 on the iTunes singles chart.

The Weeknd’s "Earned It," the Fifty Shades of Grey track that’s more than a year old, was up nearly 300% vs. Saturday and more than 100% vs. last week to date. It's sitting at #16 on the iTunes album rundown.


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TOP 20: HOUSE
ON A HILL
Harry is popular. (5/26a)
SONG REVENUE: HIGHFLIERS
A combined 30 of 50 (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
SAFE KEEPING
What's the big deal? I.B. Bad has the answers. (5/26a)
STRINGER TOUTS SONY MUSIC TO SHAREHOLDERS
Rob lays out the company strategy (5/26a)
EVP STRIPES FOR UMe'S MURTHY
A total pro gets her due. We bow down. (5/26a)
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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