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5/22/17
Earlier this month, we wrote about the logjam at Pop radio and the current blitz of releases by star artists. Well, this week we see one of the biggest onslaughts at the format in recent memory, with four high-profile acts vying for adds...
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Irving Azoff
5/22/17
"My report about the ‘Value of YouTube to the Music Industry’ would be really brief because I can summarize the benefit of YouTube to artists in a word: none,” says Irving Azoff, responding to a controversial study commissioned by Google...
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5/22/17
For 27 years, President Karen Glauber has been an integral member of the HITS team and part of our family—and her writing has been key to our collective voice ever since she came aboard. A leader in the music community, Karen has taught us a lot about gender politics in the industry. In light of recent events at Epic, we wanted to share her perspective. – Lavinthal and Beer
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Liam (1)
5/22/17
Liam Payne has started at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart with solo debut “Strip That Down” f/Quavo (Capitol) while Linkin Park have the highest new entry on the midweek Albums tally with One More Light (Warner Bros.) at #2.
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5/22/17
Columbia heartthrob Harry Styles celebrated the release of his album with an explosive, 14-song show Friday night at L.A.’s iconic (and quite intimate) Troubadour. And guess what? He brought out Stevie Nicks.
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ABC
5/22/17
The Billboard Music Awards keep sliding. In early numbers released by Nielsen, 7.74m viewers tuned in, the telecast’s smallest audience since 2012, down nearly 2m viewers from last year.
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5/22/17
Given the state of the streaming marketplace, any label without an aggressive urban A&R crew is, as one exec succinctly puts it, “not in the game.” Much of the heat right now (and we don’t just mean climate) is coming from Atlanta and Florida. Warner Bros. is among the companies that have taken this wisdom to heart...
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Sigrid
5/22/17
The British answer to SXSW, The Great Escape, took place in rainy Brighton last week and our London correspondent Rhian Jones was there to hear some new musical talent. Queues kept her away from the most hyped acts (although you’ll find the critics’ verdict of Sigrid within) so she went off the beaten track to find a number of talented baby acts.
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5/22/17
The latest edition of the Alien franchise debuts at the top of this weekend's box office, just barely surpassing Buena Vista/Marvel/Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy sequel (now in its third week out).
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5/22/17
UMPG went home from the Ivor Novello Awards with more honors than any other pubco this year with icons like Bill Withers and Florence Welch taking home honors.
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