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HITS HIGH FIVE: TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA EDITION

While taking short breaks between mocking Trump’s tweets, rolling our eyes during Senate confirmation hearings and feeling jittery when we look at the L.A. Chargers logo, we managed to bang out a few stories about the music industry. With plenty to fear on this Friday the 13th, we give you the week’s HITS High Five.

Monte Lipman's Republic is the big news on our streaming chart with four entries in the Top 10 and six in the Top 15.

UMG U.K. led the U.K. in marketshare with 35.0%, thanks to records from Ball and Boe, Justin Bieber and DrakeSony U.K. rose 2% to end 24.3% and Warner U.K. was up 0.3% year-on-year to 17.5%.

Which major label head is finalizing his new deal and other subjects in the early 2017 gossip mill.

Pandora says it will exceed Q4 2016 revenue and EBITDA guidance thanks to growth in both subscribers and advertising.

Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights will be responsible for licensing for all of Prince’s tracks (released and unreleased) globally.

 

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Family is everything.
K-POP STANS
Are they coming for Kanye? Yes.
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