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UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/28a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/28a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/28a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
THE B-SIDE
Sam Fischer (Sony U.K./RCA)
2/4/20

WHAT IT IS: Chances are you’ve stumbled across TikTok videos with the sound of Sam Fischer’s “This City,” but that’s far from what the Australian singer/songwriter expected. As Fischer was losing faith that his single would gain traction, the platform catapulted the track, which now has over 40m streams at Spotify and 20m on Apple. With its delicate plucked-guitar melody and Fischer’s intoxicatingly raw vocals—which bear an uncanny resemblance to Sam Smith’s—it’s no surprise “This City” has become a viral sensation. The now-L.A.-based artist’s self-released debut EP, Not a Hobby, produced by Morgan Taylor Reid, was re-released via Sony U.K. late last year. He’s also written for such artists as Ciara, Clean Bandit, and Jennifer Hudson
ALBUM: Not a Hobby (EP)
RELEASE DATE: 12/13/19
SINGLE: “This City”
LIVE: Recently opened for Lewis Capaldi on his North American tour
INTERNET: “This City” surpassed 60m global streams, 1m+ activity on TikTok, 2m+ monthly Spotify listeners
RADIO: Impacting Hot AC on 3/2 and Impacting Pop on 3/9; early support from The Pulse, WKXJ/Chattanooga and Zach Sang
PRESS: Ones to Watch (“His single ‘The City’ ready to cross over to become an Aussie radio hit”), The Music Site, B-Sides & Badlands
BOOKING: Janet Kim/CAA
PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV Sonata (SESAC); Extraordinary Alien, Pie Cost/WC Music, Ransom Quarter Note Music/WC Music, Round Hill Songs (ASCAP)
MANAGEMENT: Brad Beausir