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TOP 20: HOUSE
ON A HILL
Harry is popular. (5/26a)
SONG REVENUE: HIGHFLIERS
A combined 30 of 50 (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
SAFE KEEPING
What's the big deal? I.B. Bad has the answers. (5/26a)
STRINGER TOUTS SONY MUSIC TO SHAREHOLDERS
Rob lays out the company strategy (5/26a)
EVP STRIPES FOR UMe'S MURTHY
A total pro gets her due. We bow down. (5/26a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
RUMOR MILL
harry zach bryan
5/27/22

Harry Styles takes #1 on the HITS Top 50 with the year's biggest debut, Harry's House. The Columbia set opens with 515k as Styles crushes the one-week vinyl sales record with an expected 170-175k. Warner's Zach Bryan scores the year's top country bow with American Heartbreak.


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5/27/22

Gateway to Summer 2022 playlists created by discerning bizzers like Jen Mallory and Andrea Von Foerster are likely to contain generous helpings of Harry, Elvis and Zach Bryan, with a sprinkling of Lauren Spencer-Smith. Now, please join us out back as we fire up the Weber Kettle and pair the Bose SoundLink.

Here's HITS List, with extra sauce

avery roppo monte
5/27/22

City of Hope Spirit of Life honorees and Republic co-chiefs Monte and Avery Lipman, seen here with Co-Prez Jim Roppo, enjoyed a second big COH breakfast on 5/24, this time at NYC's Tavern on the Green. For more pictures, click below.


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Shea-Diamond-full-page
5/27/22

As we prep our Pride 2022 special, we revisit this piece on an extraordinary artist who creates soul-rooted music of resistance and liberation.


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harry styles onstage
5/27/22

Harry Styles owns four of the Top 5 and seven of the Top 10 on this week's Overall Song Streams. With formidable assists from Bad Bunny and Future, the Columbia superstar powers Sony to a 69% marketshare.

...Go to Overall Song Streams

PINCUS
5/27/22

Matt Pincus has opened a holding company, capitalized with $200m, to take long-term positions in record labels, music publishers, tech firms and enterprises dedicated to Web3 innovation. He's calling it MUSIC.


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Timberlake-Truck
5/27/22

Now it’s Merck who's bringing sexy back, thanks to the Hipgnosis acquisition of the song catalog of Justin Timberlake.


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5/27/22

Harry Styles has sold out all 42 dates on his Live Nation-presented Love on Tour 2022 run and pledged proceeds equaling $1m+ to the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.


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pexels-lamar-belina.sm
5/27/22

Even if you’ve been avoiding the news, word has probably reached you of the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, on 5/24 that left at least 21 dead, 19 of them elementary-school children. And you’re probably feeling some combination of apoplexy, despair and exhaustion. Which is entirely understandable.


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lizzo tth
5/27/22

Lizzo takes over the cover of Spotify's TTH, while new entries from Stephen Sanchez, Ye & XXXTENTACION and Calvin Harris f/Dua Lipa & Young Thug crash the playlist.


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Featured Video
Midland f/Jon Pardi, "Longneck Way to Go"
Big Machine/BMLG's smooth-rocking troupe teams up with classic-country practitioner Pardi for a bowling-alley brewfast that's got more than a little Lebowski going on. The song's about drinking away the heartbreak, but the video is pure joy.
[email protected]_Styles #HarrysHouse takes #1 on the HITS Top 50 with the year's biggest debut (515k), crushing the one-week… https://t.co/Rc4ZdOYc1z
[email protected]_Styles will set the record for most vinyl album sales in a week with #HarrysHouse (@Columbia), finishing wi… https://t.co/V2xms6bXcS
“Dear Kevin, Congratulations on your return to @kroq. The timing is auspicious; present conditions provide a huge o… https://t.co/LShPSeMLM7
#BadBunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas) will land at #1 on the HITS Top 50 in the biggest debut of the year.… https://t.co/UM6Mryfw8N
On our latest cover: @RCARecords’ @Latto https://t.co/4M1ZfNhsvL
[email protected]'s anthemic theme from Top Gun: Maverick (in theaters on 5/27) brings precisely the old-school pyrotechni… https://t.co/gb8hVNxgPC
[email protected]_bighit will drop Proof on 6/10. The anthology album includes three new tracks and serves as a celebration of… https://t.co/TjwD35EHFy
[email protected]’s Twelve Carat Toothache will arrive on 6/3 https://t.co/83VVMsP3eP
[email protected]’s “I feel funny” drops tonight https://t.co/FTPS42XtoL
In honor @Harry_Styles gracing the cover of our latest #HitsMagazine, we’re giving away 2 copies -- like/retweet fo… https://t.co/QlrRdk6O4N