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Lucian 2021
4/22/21

Universal Music Group’s revenues grew 9.4% at constant currency in the first quarter of 2021 to €1.81b ($2.17b). The IPO is now looking at a fall start.


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cash
4/22/21

Word in pub circles is that yet another enormous catalog deal is about to go down, adding an additional set of iconic hit songs to the year's already long list of lucrative sales. Who's the author of those songs, and who takes the prize? Meanwhile...


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v giveon
4/22/21

The R&B resurgence has been dominated by female artists. But you can add a new dude to the genre’s young leaders as Not So Fast/Epic’s GIVEON breaks through ...


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eminem shady con nft
4/22/21

Eminem has revealed details on his first NFT collection, Shady Con, hitting Nifty Gateway on Sunday, 4/25. The drop features a variety of Eminem collectibles, including action figures and instrumental tracks produced by Slim Shady himself...


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Spangler
4/22/21

As The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears" prepares to assume the #1 spot at Pop radio, Taylor Swift's "willow" is about to take top position at Hot AC and Lord Huron is soon to own #1 at Triple A, it's striking how Gary Spangler's Republic squad is performing at the top of the Mediabase charts.


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moneybagg yo tracklist
4/22/21

N-Less/Interscope rapper Moneybagg Yo has released the track list to his fourth studio album, A Gangsta's Pain, which arrives 4/23. The 22-track set will feature Future, Lil Durk, Polo G, Pharrell and Jhené Aiko...


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BRIT Awards
4/22/21

Given the restrictions still in place in the U.K., we’ve been wondering how the BRIT Awards ceremonies will look this year. Now we know—the BRITs will be the first major indoor musical event in the U.K. to welcome back a live audience.


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Polo G
4/22/21

Polo G had a lucrative week, as “RAPSTAR” debuted at #1 on the Song Revenue chart with north of a quarter-million bucks. Features with Rod Wave and Lil Tjay and his 2020 single “Martin & Gina” brought the Columbia star’s take to $410k. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, added $254k to her vast coffers, while three classics from the late DMX generated $179k.

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Michaigan boy
4/22/21

Lil Yachty may be a Georgia native, but he’s all about celebrating the Great Lakes State on his mixtape Michigan Boy Boat, due Friday from Quality Control/Motown/Capitol.


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Olivia Rodrigo 1310 cover
4/22/21

Geffen’s breakout seemingly came out of nowhere with “drivers license,” zooming up the streaming charts and prompting biz watchers to fire up their Google machines.


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OLIVIA’S LANE
Talk about an overnight sensation. (4/22a)
PRINCE, FIVE YEARS GONE: SOME PURPLE MUSINGS
His death continues to reverberate. (4/22a)
UMG POSTS $2B Q1; IPO IN THE FALL?
Lucian's strong start to 2021. (4/22a)
REVENUE CHART:
ANYONE FOR POLO?
Ralph Lauren has nothing to do with this. (4/22a)
NMAAM TO HONOR SMOKEY, QUINCY, LIONEL DURING BLACK MUSIC MONTH
A fitting lead-in to Black Music Month (4/22a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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