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5/21/24

The music biz has stepped on the gas with the arrival of Billie’s latest LP, a supercharged Post/Morgan collab, a 180 from Childish and a high-octane ACM Awards. Meanwhile, newly hired HITS loser Jonathan Cohen finds himself stuck in reverse.

Go to HITS List—and step on it.

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5/20/24

Late soul legend Otis Redding's music catalog will be administered by Sony Music Publishing as part of a new deal announced ahead of the premiere of the Max documentary STAX: Soulsville, U.S.A.


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Billie Eilish
5/20/24

Billie Eilish seems primed to replace Taylor Swift at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart and is also contending for the top slot on the Official Singles Chart.


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5/20/24

Chatter abounds about the news that Taylor Swift is doing a new D2C push expressly intended, it seems, to...


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5/20/24

Carin León has remained steadfastly independent throughout his career, but the buzz about a major-label deal for the Mexican phenom is getting louder.


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5/20/24

Darkroom/Interscope's Billie Eilish will have the top debut with HIT ME HARD AND SOFT.


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5/20/24

Rob Tannenbaum has joined the HITS editorial staff as senior editor, grievously tarnishing a once-sterling reputation.


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5/20/24

We're hitting you hard and soft with this week's aggregation of industry photos featuring the biz peeps you love to peep. You'll find a vintage Billie (with Justin and Janick), a genre-spanning ACMs moment, a Virgin family portrait, a couple of rock legends, Guy and Carianne and much more.


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5/20/24

The first video from Billie Eilish's acclaimed new set is here, a sexed-up electro jam in which she sings, "I could eat that girl for lunch."


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5/20/24

Our latest Vibe-Raters roundup sees the addition of American Dogwood/EMPIRE’s Shaboozey, Interscope’s Gracie Abrams and Island’s The Last Dinner Party. They join buzzing acts like 10K Project’s Artemas, AWAL’s Djo and…

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The latest contender for ACM Visual Media of the Year is MCA Nashville hitter Davis, who earned four ACM noms in total this year, including Single and Song of the Year.
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