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STRONG Q1 FOR UMG
DRIVES VIVENDI
The crown jewel sparkles. (4/16a)
COACHELLA VS. COUCHELLA: NO CONTEST
One weekend down, one to go. (4/15a)
BECK BRINGS "LIGHTNING" TO BEATS
The Tower of sync power. (4/15a)
NEW RELEASES: A BTS MAP (UPDATE)
K-Pop is a thing, it looks like. (4/16a)
CROSSCURRENTS: NEW FRONTIERS
The final chapter of the Black Music History overview (4/15a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
THE WHOLE SPIEL ON BILLIE
We're handing out crowns.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
THERE'S PIZZA IN THE BACK
The pepperoni's all gone, though.
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STRONG Q1 FOR UMG
DRIVES VIVENDI
The crown jewel sparkles. (4/16a)
COACHELLA VS. COUCHELLA: NO CONTEST
One weekend down, one to go. (4/15a)
BECK BRINGS "LIGHTNING" TO BEATS
The Tower of sync power. (4/15a)
NEW RELEASES: A BTS MAP (UPDATE)
K-Pop is a thing, it looks like. (4/16a)
CROSSCURRENTS: NEW FRONTIERS
The final chapter of the Black Music History overview (4/15a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
THE WHOLE SPIEL ON BILLIE
We're handing out crowns.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
THERE'S PIZZA IN THE BACK
The pepperoni's all gone, though.
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In celebration of Earth Day, which is Monday (4/22), usually lighthearted rapper Lil Dicky has revealed his serious side, gathering a cavalcade of stars—including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio, to appear in the lavish seven-minute video for his new single, "Earth" (Commission/BMG). The cinematic clip, which premiered Thursday night, also features ...


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4/19/19

"Redemption Day," the new BMLG song and video from Sheryl Crow and the late, great Johnny Cash, is a sobering, powerful track about the dark times we live in. So it seemed fitting, at a time when the Chief Executive was doing a victory lap at not having been indicted, to park a damn truck in front of his house and blast the song (and video) in his face.


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BTS have hit the top of the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Map of the Soul: Persona (BigHit) on 26.5k combined sales, 68% of which were physical. Over on singles, Lil Nas X has ended Lewis Capaldi’s long reign at #1.


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Beyonce’s surprise release from Wednesday, Homecoming: The Live Album (Parkway/Columbia), continues to hold down the #1 slot at iTunes this flipover Friday as the Top 10 welcomes six new entries.


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At the latest Taste of Hope dinner in NYC, which raised a ton of funds for City of Hope and Musicians on Call, host and iHeart luminary Alissa Pollack noted that a spicy Malbec pairs nicely with an IPO. Entercom's Michael Martin and iHeart's Elvis Duran, Tom Poleman and Brad Hardin, meanwhile, all put themselves into rotation.


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4/19/19

What top-tier exec at a major is suddenly out? Does this exit signal more sweeping changes to come for the label’s management team?


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