REM.sm
6/12/24

With the band’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame looming, the members of alternative-rock trailblazer R.E.M. joined the fine folks at SESAC for this Indie Week photo on the Jimmy Soho rooftop in NYC. Seen just before learning that they’d misheard all the lyrics to Murmur are…


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MeghanTrainor
6/12/24

Meghan Trainor completed an NBC double feature yesterday by performing her new song "Whoops" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which followed a four-song Friday appearance on Today's Citi Summer Concert Series.


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origin gif
6/12/24

Having explored the trajectory of Rob Light's amazing career, I.B. traces the origin of this very publication—a story that, like Light's, begins in 1978.


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FrancoiseHardy
6/12/24

French singer-actress-model Françoise Hardy, who rose to international fame in the 1960s, died yesterday at the age of 80.


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Bad Boys
6/12/24

Black Eyed Peas and El Alfa's "Tonight" f/Becky G, one of 10 songs on the Bad Boys: Ride or Die soundtrack, shoots to the top.


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SpotifySongsofSummer
6/12/24

There are few things as elemental as death, taxes and Spotify's annual Songs of Summer predictions, and the DSP has today unveiled its top 30 contenders for the mantle in handy playlist form.


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MMF2024survey
6/12/24

More than half of the 176 members of the Music Managers Forum surveyed for a report titled "Managing Expectations" are barely scraping by financially.


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Spotify
6/12/24

Spotify says European artists generated nearly €1.5b on its platform last year, up 16% year over year and triple the revenue recorded in 2017.


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2024 Tony Awards
6/12/24

Newly announced presenters for Sunday night’s 77th Annual Tony Awards include The Who’s Pete Townshend, HITS Pride 2024 cover artist Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Jonas. Additionally, Stereophonic has been added to the list of musical performances.


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Sanujeet Bhujabal
6/12/24

Sanujeet Bhujabal has been promoted to MD of Universal Music India and South Asia, while Viral Jani has been named chief revenue officer.


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COVER STORY: CAA’s DARRYL EATON, EMMA BANKS AND RICK ROSKIN
The future's so Light, they gotta wear shades. (6/10a)
FRONT ROW CENTER:
ROB LIGHT
The GOAT (6/10a)
UMPG’s DAVID GRAY:
THE HITS INTERVIEW
He's a five o’clock in the morning guy. (6/10a)
THE VIEW FROM
HITS LIST
It's dazzling. (6/10a)
RIDENOUR RIDES TO EVP STRIPES AT GAMMA.
Action Jackson (6/7a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!