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JUSTIN BIEBER   INTENTIONS
2/15/20

Justin Bieber's Changes is en route to a big #1 bow—likely to be the biggest of 2020 to date—while rapper A Boogie With a Hoodie also debuts with six figures. For a rock album, Tame Impala's buzzing new set is...


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
2/15/20

Billie Eilish lands the top debut on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart with "No Time To Die" posting over 2.2m streams, good enough for #2. The track also tops the Global chart with over 7.1m streams at #1—her largest debut ever on the platform. Justin Bieber has 8 tracks in the U.S. top 25...


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greendayfatherofall
2/14/20

Pop punk legends Green Day earn the biggest debut on the HITS Top 50, with Father Of All... (Warner/Reprise) entering at #4 with 47k units. Roddy Ricch moves back to #1, Pop Smoke bows at #7 with Meet The Woo 2 (Victor Victor/Republic) moving 34k...

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whistle
2/14/20

Some Grammy insiders are exasperated and pissing outside the tent over a selection process they claim has been broken for well over a decade...


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Harvey
2/14/20

Recording Academy acting head Harvey Mason Jr. had a lot to say to his constituents Thursday in a pair of confidential memos that immediately and inevitably leaked.


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Valentine jewel
2/14/20

The first bombshell dropped when Len Blavatnik and Steve Cooper filed the paperwork for a WMG IPO. Then, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, Vivendi dangled UMG, Sir Lucian Grainge’s dazzling crown jewel, leaving us mortals to wonder what the biz will look like in two or three years. Meanwhile, Apple’s Eddy Cue contentedly dropped a putt in the cup on a Pebble Beach green, which happens to be his favorite color.

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Webp.net-gifmaker (12)
2/14/20

Our latest roundup of Vibe Raters includes QC/Motown/Capitol’s Lil Baby entering at #5, 88rising/12Tone’s Joji coming in at #8 and OYOY/AWAL’s FINNEAS, plus more.

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Webp.net-gifmaker
2/14/20

“I think the legacy you create…is built on the people you help,” Roc Nation co-founder Jay Brown has said of his approach to business and life. “It’s not in how much money you make or what you buy or anything like that. It’s about how many people you touch. It’s in how many jobs you help people get and how many dreams you help them achieve.”


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Rob Stevenson
2/14/20

Word has it that after nine years at Republic, EVP Rob Stevenson will be exiting the label and developing multiple A&R projects, including film and TV. Stay tuned for updates on....


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Glauber Rundgren Lowell SXSW 2018
2/14/20

The irrepressible Karen Glauber rhapsodizes about The Lumineers in Brooklyn, David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway and KennyHoopla’s rockin’ prospective Modern Rock breakthrough, “How Will I Rest in Peace if I’m Buried by a Highway,” in her latest Post Toasted. She also embeds the column with colorful verbiage like “futile,” “counterintuitive” and “plateau of stupidity.” That’s our KG.

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NEAR TRUTHS: BLOWING THE WHISTLE
Pissing outside the tent. (2/14a)
BILLIE RELEASES HAUNTING, ETHEREAL BOND THEME
The siblings strike again. (2/14a)
HITS LIST:
SURPRISE, SURPRISE
We, too, are thinking of going public. (2/14a)
NATION BUILDER
JAY BROWN
Takin' care of business. (2/14a)
STEVENSON'S
NEXT MOVE
Nice run. (2/14a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
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