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I.B. BAD ON THE
VALUATION DERBY
An influx of cash. (6/23a)
THE 69-CENT STRATEGY: SINGLE PRICING, MULTIPLE USES
Why'd they do that? (6/23a)
HITS LIST RISES TO
THE OCCASION
The first top 10 of the summer (6/23a)
HOMB 2: SIGMAN SPEAKS
Author! Author! (6/23a)
SONG REVENUE CHART:
THE BIEBER FACTOR
Dude is money. (6/23a)
NASHVILLE'S NEXT ERA
It's upon us.
PILOT-LESS JETS
How will they affect the industry?
WHERE'S THE GODDAMN PIZZA?
It should've been here a half hour ago.
AMAZON STREAMS IN
They've got more than diapers to deliver.
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I.B. BAD ON THE
VALUATION DERBY
An influx of cash. (6/23a)
THE 69-CENT STRATEGY: SINGLE PRICING, MULTIPLE USES
Why'd they do that? (6/23a)
HITS LIST RISES TO
THE OCCASION
The first top 10 of the summer (6/23a)
HOMB 2: SIGMAN SPEAKS
Author! Author! (6/23a)
SONG REVENUE CHART:
THE BIEBER FACTOR
Dude is money. (6/23a)
NASHVILLE'S NEXT ERA
It's upon us.
PILOT-LESS JETS
How will they affect the industry?
WHERE'S THE GODDAMN PIZZA?
It should've been here a half hour ago.
AMAZON STREAMS IN
They've got more than diapers to deliver.
RUMOR MILL
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6/24/17

Based on early reads we're looking at another battle for #1 on our next SPS chart, as DJ Khaled takes on Imagine Dragons...


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LORDElyingdown
6/23/17

Lorde's sophomore release, Melodrama (Lava/Republic), has officially bowed at #1 on our Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart this week with more than 110k. Counting the Crush-managed Lorde, four debuts can actually be found in this Top 5. 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (Def Jam) lands at #2 with nearly 94k.


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Biebers
6/23/17

At the risk of sounding like a broken record (remember those?), the prime real estate on this week's BuzzAngle Music-powered Song Revenue Chart is occupied by a pair of tracks with something in common: the needle-moving presence of Justin Bieber. What’s changed is the appearance of a third Biebs-powered cut...


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Drake IG
6/23/17

Drake used the Louis Vuitton show in Paris for Fashion Week as the spot for the premiere of "Signs," his first new solo song since he dropped More Life in March. The track is currently #7 at iTunes.


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6/23/17

If you’re not watching the pricing on the iTunes singles chart—specifically, which songs are priced at 69 cents and which are $1.29—you’re missing a glimpse at major-label strategy regarding the breaking of new releases.


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High5
6/23/17

Before we head out the door to work on our tans—or at least neutralize our blue skin, as George Carlin once said—here’s a quick round-up of week’s top stories. Sand, saltwater and chronic not included.


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6/23/17

If you've been following us on Instagram, you've already peeped our extremely luxurious cover shot of DJ Khaled, who graced our most recent print edition and whose star-studded We The Best/Epic set, Grateful, is out now and will contend for the #1 spot on next week's chart...


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Stormzy
6/23/17

The Artists for Grenfell charity single, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Syco), is #1 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart with 170k combined sales—the majority of which were downloads—in under 48 hours. Over on albums, rock duo Royal Blood have scored their second #1 with How Did We Get So Dark (Warner Bros.).


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sograteful.ig
6/23/17

DJ Khaled + Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee + Justin Beiber are readying a battle for #1 at both T40 and Rhythm, while at Modern Rock, Weezer scores their fourteenth Top 10 hit...


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Sony ATV - ASCAP Rhythm  Soul Awards 2017 (002)
6/23/17

Sony/ATV Co-Prexy Danny Strick and team celebrate winning Pubco of the Year at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, as well as Songwriter of the Year trophies and 20 performance awards...


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Sheeran1
6/23/17

The U.K.’s Official Singles Chart is set to undergo another change in July to ensure that tracks from blockbuster albums don’t dominate the Top 40 on release. From July, three songs from one artist will be allowed entry, according to Record of the Day.


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ibb1220-animated
6/23/17

2017 is turning into a cash bonanza for the major music groups due to a meteoric rise in streaming revenues. Budgets across the board are dramatically increasing, while big-money signings are back in vogue and master recordings are rapidly gaining value. Thanks to this wall-to-wall revitalization, the risk-
reward ratio is now tilting heavily toward the rights holders.


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imagine-dragons-evolve
6/23/17

The 6/23 showdown has begun. In lane 1, starting at #1 on iTunes’ albums chart, is Imagine DragonsEvolve, the third album from the KIDinaKORNER/Interscope act. In lane 2, already atop the Apple Music albums chart, is DJ Khaled’s Grateful from We The Best/Epic. Let the games begin.


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Sunrise Jersey Shore
6/23/17

On the week of the summer solstice, people in the know are talking about Len Blavatnik, who becomes the second Big Three chieftain to be knighted; Epic, on the rise since Sylvia Rhone took over the day-to-day; and more...


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6/23/17

A TV series set during the birth of reggae music in the early 1960s in Jamaica is in development with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell aboard. Island owner Universal Music Group is active in the production with Studiocanal, the French production unit also owned by Vivendi.


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6/23/17

It’s game on between Imagine Dragons and DJ Khaled, and the KidinaKorner/Interscope band has taken an early lead over the We The Best/Epic ringmaster at iTunes, where the Dragons’ Evolve is #1 and Khaled’s Grateful is #2 in the early going.


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6/23/17

DJ Khaled f/Calvin Harris, Travis Scott & Jeremih's "Don't Quit" (We the Best/Epic) and Imagine Dragons' "Start Over" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) top Spotify's popular New Music Friday playlist the day both acts' albums street.


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6/23/17

"Yes, it's true," confides iHeartMedia chieftain Bob Pittman during this idyllic iHeartSummer '17 photo op with Astralwerks/Capitol's chart-topping Halsey and team. "My jet can be converted into a yacht and circumnavigate the globe by sea if necessary. But Poleman gets horribly seasick." Meanwhile, Capitol promo chief Greg Marella...


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Ted Volk pic
6/23/17

Visit our iGen section (as overseen by the one and only Ted Volk) for updates on Weezer, Cage the Elephant, Fall Out Boy, The Lumineers and more, as well as an informative Alternative streaming chart. it's the area of our site that'll make you wanna play air guitar.


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6/23/17

Spotify continues to pump up the volume on the bells and whistles it offers its users. The industry’s leading streamer just announced that it has added the Rock This feature to its enhanced multimedia playlist.


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Columbia's sister act takes a boulevard stroll in this clip accompanying their grooving new single from their forthcoming album (due 7/7). Fun fact: In a few more blocks they'll pass the old HITS offices. Does it still smell like weed there?
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.@AppleMusic is looking to downsize the cut labels take on streaming revenue when they re-up their contract:… https://t.co/DAvvZa25Vi
.@UMG's Lucian Grainge accepted this year's @Cannes_Lions Media Person Award on behalf of late brother Nigel:… https://t.co/HiREX2CmsG
RT @CageTheElephant: New album UNPEELED will be available on July 28th!! Pre-order now for an instant download of “Whole Wide World” 🍊➡️… https://t.co/OqEMHe97nX
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RT @RepublicRecords: WATCH: Last night @LiamPayne made his US solo TV debut, performing "Strip That Down" on @FallonTonight 🌙 https://t.co/rHPqZ0zJ0w
It's possible people are sleeping on the "Coming Soon" section. https://t.co/k77R8LIEHq https://t.co/UJbAVra9qn
.@S_C_ is rumored to be hitting the road again this fall for the first time since his #MagnaCarta Tour in 2013:… https://t.co/M5I3fMGeRT
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