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2020 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
The competition is fierce. (7/6a)
POP SMOKE SET
FOR BIG DEBUT (UPDATE)
A "Moon" shot. (7/6a)
U.K. GOVT. OKS £1.57B ARTS RESCUE PACKAGE 
Fingers crossed for indie venues to return. (7/6a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
LADIES FIRST
Latifah, Lauryn, Missy, Lil Kim, more. (7/6a)
JUICE WRLD'S LEGENDS NEVER DIE DUE FRIDAY
Juiced with a big D2C initiative. (7/6a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
1
LIL BABY: Team QC, Ethiopia feeling the Baby love as rapper’s set becomes 2020’s biggest release YTD. Turn it up.
2
SYLVIA RHONE: Epic Chairman sounds off on systemic racism and the representation gap in pointed editorial. Talk about leading by example.
3
BET: Did network’s awards show gain big audience with a strong political statement in this BLM moment? You can BET on it.
4
KIRK SOMMER: Well-respected mega-agent (Adele, Sam Smith, The Killers) bringing the heat to top of WME’s revamped music division. He gets a standing O—via Zoom.
5
TODD MOSCOWITZ: Alamo boss toasting big gains by Trevor Daniel as “Falling” keeps rising at Pop radio, DSPs, Lil Durk has a Deluxe return. Mosco Mules all around.
6
SPOTIFY: Stock remains hot (even after “sell” rec) as streaming shows continued strength in the COVID economy. That’ll buy a lotta lingonberries.
7
LVRN: Hot imprint spreads the Love with Summer Walker, 6LACK, and the biz is Tunde in.
8
STEVEN VICTOR: To the Victor go the spoils as star-studded Pop Smoke set lights up—and the biz recalls a rising star gone too soon.
9
HAIM: Columbia’s pop-disruptor sisters return with provocatively titled Women in Music Pt. III. Ron says L’HAIM.
10
SARAH TRAHERN: CMA ruler prepares for first-round voting as she plans an awards show in changing times. Too bad The Masked Singer was already taken.