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12/10/19

Columbia's Lil Nas X, whose whirlwind 2019 has included having the biggest song of the year and earning a brace of Grammy noms, adds to his mind-blowing highlight reel by receiving a diamond award for "Old Town Road"—and joining label boss Ron Perry and collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus for a photo op with music legend Quincy Jones.


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IBumg
12/10/19

No music group in the last three decades has so fully dominated the biz like Sir Lucian Grainge’s UMG


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12/10/19

Post Malone has the biggest album of the year with 2.6m in total activity, as Republic notches four of the Top 10, Billie Eilish joins Post in the exclusive 2m club, and Khalid is Sony’s high scorer, while Luke Combs leads the country contingent in a Top 50 dominated by pop, hip-hop and R&B releases.


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wrapping a present
12/10/19

Talk of a surprise drop by a superstar rapper for 12/20 is making the rounds. Will he/she or won’t he/she get to the finish line on time, as label and management try to help facilitate completing the project while at the same time keeping the whole thing hush-hush? Insiders say the chances of making the date are slim to none.

PIE
12/10/19

With 2019 one for the books, the final marketshare standings are now all but set in stone. So let’s call it a lock and dive in...


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cash
12/10/19

Warner Music Group is launching a $650m fund with Providence Equity Partners to acquire recorded music and music publishing catalogs. Called Tempo Music Investments, it will rely on the expertise of Lynn Hazan’s and Lylette Pizarro’s Influence Media Partners.


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Spotify
12/10/19

The hits keep coming: Spotify has revealed its first-ever “Best Of” collections for its genre flagship playlists such as Today’s Top Hits, RapCaviar and Hot Country.


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BukuPoster
12/10/19

Tyler, The Creator, Flume and Illenium will headline the ninth edition of the BUKU Music + Art Project festival in New Orleans in March.


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Kaiser Chiefs
12/10/19

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd. and its investment advisor, The Family (Music) Ltd., have entered the master rights world for the first time by acquiring The Kaiser Chiefs catalog.


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tunji court jared sherman
12/10/19

RCA/Keep Cool's Tunji Balogun and Jared Sherman and Right Hand Management's Courtney Stewart recently paid a visit to HITS' Hollywood offices, where they learned that we mostly communicate by pointing. Later, Editor in Chief Lenny Beer nearly sank a putt under his desk, but it still somehow landed in the water hazard. Seen thinking that Hollywood is like a weed-scented candle that never goes out are…


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2019 TOP 50 ALBUMS
It's that time of year. (12/10a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS KAISERS
Merck predicts a riot. (12/10a)
2019 MARKETSHARE:
SHOCK OF THE NEW
They got a name for the winners in the world. (12/10a)
NEAR TRUTHS: YEAR-END WRAP-UP, PART 1
Guess who's on top of the heap...again. (12/10a)
SECRET SANTA’S
SURPRISE PACKAGE
We hope he/she makes the delivery. (12/10a)
EGGNOG!
Ours is mostly bourbon.
MISTLETOE!
Delicious in salads.
CHESTNUTS!
Ours are roasting, but it could be these slim-fit jeans.
WEED!
An entire Christmas tree made of it. Is what we want. for Christmas.