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7/20/24

Did yesterday's outage cause delays in the reporting of first-day sales? And if HITS were still running on Windows 3.1 or 95, like Southwest Airlines, would we have those numbers now? There is little to no sales data available today, and some of Friday’s streaming numbers suggest...


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7/20/24

We sincerely hope you haven’t been sleeping at an airport since the Great Outage of 7/19 began, and that your workflow didn’t go into a tailspin. In any case, enjoy these photos of industry folk from a more carefree, innocent time—up to and including a few days ago.


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7/19/24

Republic puts Post Malone's "I Had Some Help" f/Morgan Wallen atop the Pop chart, while RCA could move Bryson Tiller’s "Whatever She Wants" to #1 at Rhythm next week. Columbia's Hozier holds atop the Modern Rock chart as Big Loud Rock scores a Top 10 hit with Blame My Youth’s “The Break.”


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hardy and tracker
7/19/24

Quit!! is the cheekily titled new album from Big Loud Rock's HARDY, whose fabulously diverse career is overseen by Big Loud manager Troy "Tracker" Johnson, with whom he's pictured here. That career has included...


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GwenStefani
7/19/24

If hard rock, dance or pop music is your thing, we’ve got a festival for you this weekend—as long as you're not one of the thousands of people whose life has been turned upside down by a worldwide tech outage.


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7/19/24

Eminem opens at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with the biggest rap debut of the year. ENHYPEN is a 100k+ runner-up, while Clairo and Megan Moroney earn Top 10 bows.


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YG Marley Lauryn Hill
7/19/24

YG Marley and his mother, Ms. Lauryn Hill, have reunited for a collaboration called "Survival (Version)." The Hitmaker-distributed single follows the success of Marley's "Praise Jah in the Moonlight."


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7/19/24

At an RCA event for fledgling artist Isabel LaRosa in L.A., everyone was a good sport about posing for a pic with HITS loser Todd Hensley, knowing full well that he'd be cropped out of the shot as soon as he lumbered off in search of a rum and coke. Seen thinking this has to be the hardest part of breaking an act are...


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7/19/24

With 2024 half over, we find that a number of predictions about the music marketplace have been, happily, inaccurate. Streaming has remained robust—in defiance of expectations about a downturn—buoyed by…


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Eminem - The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)
7/19/24

As expected, Eminem has earned his 11th #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce), tying David Bowie, Taylor Swift and U2 on the all-time list.


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THE VIEW FROM HITS LIST
Time to get the hell outta Dodge. (7/19a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MIDYEAR MOMENTUM
The score at the half (7/19a)
SONG REVENUE:
ZACH ATTACK
Hat trick (7/19a)
EMINEM'S STREAK AT #1: LET'S DO THE NUMBERS
He's a one-man dynasty. (7/19a)
GEFFEN ON ROSENBLATT: "A BRILLIANT BUSINESS PARTNER"
One titan salutes another. (7/19a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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