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4/23/18
China’s largest music-streaming company, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, is following the lead of Spotify and preparing an IPO that could value the company at more than $25b.
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4/23/18
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” (Warner Bros. Records) has been perched atop the Mediabase Big Picture chart (which measures all spins and audience) for three straight weeks and spends its second week at #1 on the Hot AC airplay chart. Concurrently, the genre-bridging smash vaults to the top in Country spins on the heels of the collaborators’ ACM Awards performance. Peter Gray’s promo team will go after Top 40 next. Not only that, but...
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4/23/18
Ariana Grande's new track, "No Tears Left to Cry" (Republic), sits at #1 on the iTunes singles chart, followed by "Babe," the Taylor Swift-assisted new one from Big Machine's Sugarland. Fans are paying tribute to the late Avicii by propelling his smash "Wake Me Up" to #3, while his "Levels" is also Top 10.
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4/23/18
Universal Music U.K. veteran Rob Pascoe has been named General Manager of Virgin EMI after holding senior roles within the imprint’s radio promotions department.
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4/23/18
City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree and Warner/Chappell boss Jon Platt is joined by the extremely heavy COH industry board, all of whom agreed on the urgent need to find a cure for us. Seen just before collectively consuming enough caffeine to power a small country are (l-r) Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown's Don Passman, Phil Quartararo, CAA's Rob Light, Loeb & Loeb's John Frankenheimer, UMe topper Bruce Resnikoff, UMPG Chairman Jody Gerson, Platt, Kathy Nelson, Warner/Chappell's Clark Miller, Morey Management's Jason Morey, Spirit Music Group's David Renzer, UMPG's Evan Lamberg, The Davis Firm's Doug Davis and AEG Presents' Larry Vallon.
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4/23/18
Paramount's A Quiet Place returns to the #1 spot at the domestic box office in its third week out. The biggest bow, meanwhile, belongs to STX's Amy Schumer-starrer, I Feel Pretty, which comes in at #3 with more than $16m.
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4/20/18
Following the 53rd ACM Awards, Broken Bow/BMG’s Jason Aldean—who accepted his third consecutive Entertainer of the Year trophy—celebrates a #1 Top 50 Chart bow for Rearview Town, which crossed the finish line with more than 181k.
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4/20/18
J. Cole has created a powerful trailer for the just-released KOD, which, as he explains at the top of the piece, as well as at listening events in New York and London, stands for “kids on drugs.” The album has flown to #1 at iTunes in the U.S. and 35 other territories (including Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Burkina Faso and The Cayman Islands) and Top 5 in more than 100 others.
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4/20/18
DJ/producer/recording artist Avicii, best known for the 2013 hit “Wake Me Up,” died Friday in Oman. He was 28.
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4/20/18
Drake enters the Top 5 at T40, while Post Malone muscles his way to #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Lovelytheband stay on top...
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