HITS Daily Double
UMG: House Grainge delivers earnings amid big changes as East/West consolidation continues. Is this the shape of things to come?
BRITs: RAYE sets a new record with six wins, leading Sony's overwhelming haul at U.K. trophyfest. J Erving’s Human Re Sources crew and team Sony are jubilant.
TWICE: K-pop troupe looking Twice as nice as JYP/Virgin/Imperial/Republic set WITH YOU-TH scores a #1 chart bow.
ARIANA GRANDE: Republic diva finds radio takes “yes” as an answer as she heads for Top 10 at Pop ahead of big SNL look—with Wicked on the horizon.
EPIC: House Rhone pouring a potent “redrum” blend as 21 Savage, Travis Scott uncork big streams. Their glass runneth over.
BOB MARLEY: Hit biopic drives action for Legend-ary catalog and big streams for grandson YG Marley. Teams Primary Wave, UMe, Island have plenty to Jah about.
SPOTIFY: DSP’s $4.5b in 2023 payouts to indie rightsholders shows power of independent sector, said to represent 35%+ of the overall biz. Talk about a revenue stream.
KACEY MUSGRAVES: All is Well for boundary-breaking country star, with new Interscope/MCA Nashville set on the way, big SNL look, AEG-backed tour. Jason Owen’s Sandbox just got Deeper.
SZA: TDE/RCA superstar running rings around the competition with new track “Saturn,” now racking up otherworldly streams and in radio’s orbit. Top, Edge and teams are setting up their telescopes.
SPANGLER/MARELLA: Meet the UMG promo kings of the East and West Coasts, respectively. You may address each as “Your Buddiness.”