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2/16/18

TDE/Aftermath/Interscope’s Black Panther soundtrack has gone #1 on the Top 50 Chart with 156k, just as the movie hits theaters. Expect it to continue to sell and stream with gusto through the next week.


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white-rose
2/16/18

I.B. Bad on past wrongs, current turmoil and the radical changes on the horizon for the biz.


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Sir Lucian Grainge
2/16/18

Universal Music Group’s revenues hit $6.8 billion in 2017, a 10% rise over 2016 at constant currency. Recorded-music revenues grew to $5.7b by 11.3% at constant currency, with growth in subscription and streaming revenues (+35.4%) more than offsetting the decline in downloads (-19%) and physical sales (-3%).


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2/16/18

Along with its public statement announcing the establishment of a task force “to review every aspect of what we do to ensure that our commitment to diversity is reflected in our organization and community,” the Recording Academy’s Executive Committee has sent a direct communiqué...


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wine-weed
2/16/18

Grainge, Bandier, Branca ... Wyskoarko? The latest HITS List is a blend of established heavyweights and influential newcomers...


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2/16/18

The superstar's new video begins with the message: "The budget for this video was $996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label..."


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RADIO
2/16/18

RCA takes #1 in overall Mediabase chart share in Q1 2018, along with the top berths in the Rhythm and Urban formats. Republic, third overall, retains the lead in Top 40. Interscope (#4 in total ranking) is tops in Alternative and Triple A.


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steve coach ethiopia migos
2/16/18

During the All-Star tipoff event on the Capitol lot, Quality Control/Motown/Capitol's Migos (whose "Stir Fry" is practically the NBA theme song) receive a plaque commemorating their unreal streaming numbers. The trio got to 1 billion streams faster than any group ever with Culture II, causing Steve Barnett to become so giddy he could barely execute his turnaround jump shot...


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2/16/18

Before you head out for the long weekend and try to emulate Chloe Kim on the half-pipe, take a look at this week’s High 5. We might not get the air that the gold medalists reach but at least we now know back-to-back 1080s are not tax forms that are stuck together.


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The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
2/16/18

The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic) is showing no signs of slowing down in the U.K. with the album spending its sixth week, and strongest yet, at #1 on the Official Albums Chart.


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CHART STORY: BLACK PANTHER BOWS BIG
Will it Top itself next week? (2/16a)
FACES OF CHANGE
Hear them roar. (2/16a)
TOP 50 MONEYMAKERS:
TWINKLE, TWINKLE
These acts are stacking Benjamins like nobody's business. (2/16a)
LEADING THE LEAGUE IN POINTS
Oh right, it's NBA All-Star Weekend. (2/16a)
UMG REVENUES NEAR
$7B IN 2017
An ex-stream-ly strong earnings report (2/16a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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