HITS Daily Double
ROB STRINGER: With fiscal year closing, Sony boss celebrates biggest year in memory as Miley’s “Flowers” continues to deliver and SZA pays the “Bill” big-time. Bloody brilliant, mate.
TWICE: K-pop troupe’s big chart bow helps keep Republic’s Top 10 chart share high enough to annoy the competition as Q1 draws to a close and Morgan looks unstoppable. Ready, steady, go.
IRVING AZOFF: U2’s Surrender the prelude to Swirv victory in yet another Sphere as 20k-cap venue looks to be a long-term sellout. Next: Nate’n Al’s Vegas?
LANA DEL REY: Did You Know the Interscope star is about to have a big first week? Team Janick is preparing for an Ocean of activity.
USHER: The longtime star prepares to give L.A. and LJ their first big look. Does Monsieur gamma have some secret sauce to make this R&B cut stream? That TikTok you hear is his Cartier watch.
LOUIS MESSINA: Promoter opens the turnstiles as Taylor’s Eras tour hits the road. He might want to put in a few extra merch stands.
LUKE COMBS: River House/Columbia Nashville star has something new—and likely big—with Gettin’ Old, a title Team Randy informs us was inspired by our jokes. Combs with the territory.
VERONICA SANJINES: Meet Arista’s new GM, whose marketing acumen will undoubtedly contribute to the roster’s Massey appeal.
DEEZER: European DSP links up with UMG in pursuit of new, more equitable economic model(s). Can the streamery survive a leap into this unknown territory? Jeronimo!
BYTEDANCE: Beijing-based TikTok owner just might be too big to fail—but they could use some good PR as U.S. regulators log on. Is divestiture of UGC giant something to Chew on?