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7/30/21

Merriam-Webster defines the adjectival form of “august” (emphasis on the “gust”) as “marked by majestic dignity or grandeur.” That applies to imperial leaders Michael Rapino and Sir Lucian Grainge and to several other figures before whom the industry genuflects as the calendar flips to the month of the same spelling. It’s midsummer; let the bronzing begin.

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Billie album
7/30/21

It’s Billie Eilish’s world, and we should be happier than ever that we get to live in it. The singer/songwriter’s second LP sits at #1 at Apple Music and iTunes this flipover Friday amid a crowded field of new releases.


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manesin.vespa.sm
7/30/21

Like a Vespa joyride over the ancient cobblestones of Rome, the rip-roaring chart odyssey of Italian rock quartet Måneskin has been an exhilarating, high-octane surprise.


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graingebigHit
7/30/21

Universal Music Group topped $4.5b in revenues in the first half of the year, a 17.3% spike at constant currency. Streaming now represents nearly 82% of the company’s revenue.


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richie-rich
7/30/21

The kids have taken over our Song Revenue Chart. The Kid LAROI (17) and Olivia Rodrigo (18) are #1-2, BTS (average age 25.5) and Doja Cat (25) have two Top 10 entries apiece and Dua Lipa (25) returns to the Top 5, while Normani (25) hits the leaderboard at #8. At 41, #6 Walker Hayes must feel ancient alongside this peanut gallery.

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Daniel Ek Twitter foto
7/29/21

Spotify had 165m premium subscribers at the midpoint of 2021, up 20% in the second quarter of the year from 2020. The streaming service added 7m subscribers in Q2, which drove double-digit year-over-year growth across all segments.


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CMA SUMMER JAM 2021
7/29/21

Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett are among the performers featured on CMA's Summer Jam, airing on ABC Thursday, 9/2, at 8pm ET/PT.


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laroi top 20
7/29/21

Columbia's The Kid LAROI is headed for his first #1 on the HITS Top 50. CMG/Interscope rapper EST Gee will be the week's top new entry...


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mcdonalds saweetie
7/29/21

McDonald's will introduce The Saweetie Meal on 8/9. The ICY/Warner artist's custom Mickey D's offering includes...


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RANGE MUSIC
7/29/21

Range Media Partners has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Capitol Music Group and Virgin Music to create a new label, Range Music.


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UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/30a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS (UPDATE)
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/29a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/29a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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