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ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
RUMOR MILL
lelepons
8/17/18

The social media superstar's deal is a partnership between 10:22 pm, UMG's imprint run by Celine Joshua, and Shots Studios.


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drakechamps
8/17/18

Maroon 5 & Cardi B are #1 for a fourth week at T40, while Drake is #1 for his third week at Rhythm and Weezer is on top for their third week at Modern Rock...


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8/17/18

Ariana Grande's much-anticipated fourth studio album, Sweetener (Republic) has spiced up the flipover Friday Top 10, rising to #1 at iTunes and #6 at Apple Music. Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin’s catalog is receiving considerable respect from fans.


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arethastar
8/17/18

The Queen of Soul has died, and the music community (and the wider world) is mourning her loss and celebrating the gift of her life and work.


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republic iheart
8/17/18

Monte Lipman, Gary Spangler and Team Republic celebrate being named iHeart Label of the Year at the iHeart Summit in NYC. Gary may appear to be napping but he is in fact getting his spins upped at seven formats while in an alpha brainwave state. Later, everyone called everyone else "Buddy" and Tom Poleman wondered whatever happened to Chumbawamba.


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NOAH GOLDSTEIN
8/17/18

Columbia has tapped Noah Goldstein as SVP of A&R. Big cheese Ron Perry made the announcement. Goldstein—who spent the last eight years as Kanye West’s official engineer—will report to Perry and Co-Heads of A&R Justin Eshak and Imran Majid.


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you
8/17/18

The new track from Epic's A Great Big World, "You," is a heartfelt anthem about fatherhood from the duo's Ian Axel. The song and video clip were featured in a People.com piece on 8/17...


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8/17/18

Legacy Recordings’ first round of Prince catalog digital releases begins today, with 24 titles hitting streaming and download services. The Sony label has also created Prince Anthology: 1995-2010, a new collection of 37 tracks from the era.


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nudy
8/17/18

On the Pandora Trendsetters Chart, Shoreline Mafia sits at #1, but the big movers are Alt-grooving Brit Rex Orange County, who enters the Top 15 and is enjoying some 2,500 new station adds per week, and debuting rapper Young Nudy...


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ariana
8/17/18

Republic diva Ariana Grande dominates the frequented Spotify playlist with three tracks from her latest studio album, Sweetener.


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Sugarland f/Taylor Swift, "Babe"
This midcentury melodrama, in addition to showcasing the Big Machine duo's steamy song, features Tay (who penned the concept for the cinematic clip) as a femme fatale. Pass the popcorn.
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@SethAbramson Can we talk about "your name will go down on history?" There's a slogan for the Trump era.
Farewell to the Queen of Soul https://t.co/J9XdUGVSMx https://t.co/0881zvXMnf
The chart battle between @NICKIMINAJ & @trvisXX is heating up bigtime, as #FEFE is stripped onto her album...… https://t.co/9P7H1v8UkZ
Birthday #donuts, followed by a spate of self-loathing. https://t.co/SEuabFizch
You gonna finish that? #StupidQuestionsForZombies
Have a seat. https://t.co/KeMA0ZsuVp
Last night at @Flora_Cash https://t.co/zvbhJqWJ4i @sassantha @davidbason @ShpresaLleshaj @RCARecords @TeragramLA… https://t.co/a4nmxQfV4M
Thoughts on @NICKIMINAJ's #Queen from our own @MichelleSFresh https://t.co/umzoVc5ZM4 @YoungMoneySite… https://t.co/nS4yM0dBVs