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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE:
MOBILE PHONES,
IMMOBILE HUMANS
Lenny Beer needs to cut down on his screen time. (9/30a)
RAINMAKERS: MICHAEL RAPINO, NATION BUILDER
A tease for the upcoming edition, eh? (9/30a)
THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM: GRAMMY PREVIEW EDITION
Gimme an "H." Gimme another "H." (9/30a)
NEAR TRUTHS: PARANOIA STRIKES DEEP—INTO YOUR LIFE
IT WILL CREEP*
A high-revving column (9/30a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS
FULLY LOADED
Prediction: There will be 20 albums in the Top 20 this week. (9/30a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
POP MART
POP GO THE WEASELS
POP MART

As Summer winds down, music is heating up and we continue to get things done in our new world. Everything is different and a lot has changed, but music marches on.

Columbia’s Gray, Burruss, Bedard, Stevens & Brenner are on a hot streak as they impact BTS’ newly released “Dynamite,” landing atop the Addboard with a resounding 171 adds out of the box. It’s already Top 20 bound after a few days and the metrics on this one is through the roof. They also scored #2 Most Added with 24kGoldn “Mood” f/Iann Dior. Pulling in 64 adds on what looks to be a runaway smash, it’s Top 5 at Spotify & Apple with a massive 110k in consumption this week. Let’s not forget Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” sitting in the #1 spot for what should be a 5th straight week. Jawsh 685 X Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” is Top 5 bound.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei & Dimig switched Zara Larsson tracks last week after an overwhelming reaction to “WOW,” as streaming numbers jumped to 450k+ times a day. It’s chartbound with majors KRBE, WWPW, WTDY and WLDI leading the way. DJ Khaled’s “POPSTAR” f/Drake is Top 30 bound with 143m streams. Stations include Z100, KAMP and B96. Regard & RAYE’s “Secrets” is chartbound with new adds including Venus, WBLI, WBBM and WPOW.

Arista’s Team Boulos have JP Saxe’s “If The World Was Ending” f/Julia Michaels poised to join the Top 10 with new Power research stories popping up everywhere.

Caroline’s Halpern & Applegate charted Zoe Wees’ “Control” with 80+ stations including HITS1, WKSC, WWWQ, WIOQ and Y100.

In2une’s Connone & Lucek are building a story on Valory’s Avenue Beat with “F2020,” posting 115+ stations including HITS1, Z100, KIIS and KYLD.

HITCO’s Team Klaiman impacted Dixie D’Amelio’s “Be Happy” with 26 stations. It’s already moving toward the chart with stations WIOQ, HITS1, KHTS and WFLZ. Tommy Chuck, IHM SVP Programming WFLZ says, “’Be Happy’ is a great song! When you back up a great song with a built-in fanbase, things happen. In the minds of young people, Dixie is as big of a star as anyone on our playlist. WFLZ is proud to lead the way on this one and I am excited to see others jump onboard.”

RCA’s Riccitelli, Maldonado, JR, Rothschild & Daddio impacted Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky” as the #1 Most Added. It’s heading Top 20 with 150+ stations and was the #2 Greatest Gainer. Kane Brown’s “Be Like That” f/Swae Lee & Khalid is Top 20 with 170 stations on board and 75m streams RTD. Doja Cat’s “Like That” f/Gucci Mane is heading Top 10 with a massive TikTok challenge that’s garnered over 50m views. Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First” is impacting Pop with KENZ, WBLI, WNCI and KUDL leading the charge.

S-Curve/BMG’s Anderson & Leipsner, along with Hollywood’s Team Finck, have AJR’s “Bang!” back in the Most Added column with majors including Z100, WIHT, WWWQ and KSLZ. It’s now Top 25.

Warner’s Chester, Dyer, Reich & Shih have Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” f/Charlie Puth set to join the Top 10 with 150+ stations on board. Saweetie’s “Tap In” (Icy/Artistry) is looking to chart with support from HITS1, Z100, KAMP and KHKS, to name a few. Dan + Shay‘s “I Should Probably Go To Bed” picked up new airplay from KZHT, KRBE, WPRO and KBFF as it moves toward the chart.

Curtis Waters/BMG Team Sujit continue to build Curtis Waters’ “Stunnin” f/Harm Franklin. New adds this week include KENZ, WKQI and WFBC.

Mom+Pop’s Team Jacobs charted Ashe’s “Moral of the Story” f/Niall Horan. Now on 85+ stations, new adds this week including Z100, KMXV, KXXM and WQEN. There are some amazing callout stories rolling in.

Interscope’s Romano & Lopes have DaBaby’s “Rockstar” f/Roddy Ricch Top 5. It’s #1 at Rhythm and Urban and heading that way at Pop. Maroon 5’s “Nobody’s Love” is Top 15 with an all but closed out panel and 36m+ Spotify streams. Juice WRLD & Marshmello’s “Come & Go” is Top 15 and was one of the Greatest Gainers last week. It’s been Top 5 on Spotify Top 200 U.S. for the last six weeks. Billie Eilish’s “my future” (Darkroom) pulled in 125+ stations and is Top 25. Blackbear’s “queen of broken hearts” charted with 17m+ Spotify streams and 9m+ YouTube views.

Capitol’s Marella, Nolletti, Acampora & Siciliano have Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” set to slide to the #1 spot after 32 weeks on the chart. Topic & A7S’ “Breaking Me” joins the Top 20 and was both a spin and an audience Greatest Gainer. Surf Mesa’s “ily (I love you baby)” heads Top 25 with Venus, KAMP, KIIS, & KMVQ leading the charge.

Republic’s Spangler, Romeo & Dastur impacted Claire Rosinkranz’s “Backyard Boy.” It’s Top 3 U.S. & Global Spotify Viral chart with new adds from Music Choice and WBLI. Conan Gray’s “Heather” is chartbound, #1 at Apple Music Pop and Top 15 U.S. Spotify. Taylor Swift’s “cardigan” is heading Top 15 and folklore is #1 for the 4th week. Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” f/Lil Durk is chartbound at Pop, #1 on Shazam Top 200, #2 U.S. Spotify and #2 U.S. Apple Music.

Music We Love:

Calvin Harris X The Weeknd’s “Over Now”

BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream”


 
 
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