HITS Daily Double
NASHVILLE: The winds of change are blowing, as young acts stream and sell huge tix, new-gen leaders take WMN mantle, TikTok spurs country careers and Red Dirt shows up on Music City boots.
BEYONCÉ: No surprise drop here, as Parkwood/Columbia megastar’s “SOUL” rises at streaming, blows out at radio, with new album due 7/29. Could this mark an overall RENAISSANCE for release schedules?
STEPHEN COOPER: WMG CEO going out with a roar (and a huge pile of IPO money) as search for successor begins. He certainly turned things around.
LUKE COMBS: Growin’ Up is blowin’ up, as Nashville star scores big album bow, huge touring receipts. Randy and Kappy like the Lukes of it.
MARK PITTS: RCA prez still buzzing from big night at BET Awards for Jazmine, Latto, Tems, Kirk Franklin. Nipper’s feeling that “Big Energy.”
SEAN MIYASHIRO: 88rising boss giving the world a “Glimpse” of what Joji can do as artist’s streams go supernova. The rising continues.
JIM KING: AEG U.K. Topper feeling regal as superstar Hyde Park fest earns $75m gross over nine shows with 550k tickets sold. Bloody fabulous.
ELVIS PRESLEY: The King may not have left the building, Luhrmann flick opens big, Doja’s ST cut keeps moving the needle. Could a new generation of fans develop "Tender” feelings for his classic catalog?
LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH: Island/Republic breakout goes with Moot/Marshall for pub, Gertler/Chareton for management as her “Flowers” continue to bloom.
CAA: Agency giant gets John Mayer from WME, closes big ICM deal. Rob Light is ready to jam.