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9/27/20

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Big Hit has set 11/20 for the release of the next BTS album, BE (Deluxe Edition). “Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on,” the group said in making the announcement.


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9/26/20

There's a whole pack of new releases debuting on the next week's HITS Top 50. Machine Gun Kelly, SuperM and Joji could be in the mix for a #1 bow...


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9/26/20

Travis Scott lands the top debut on Spotify's daily U.S. chart—"FRANCHISE" opens at #2 with 1.6m streams. It also hit #1 at Apple Music in its first day. Machine Gun Kelly has two in the Top 10 while Joji posts 13 tracks in the Top 50...


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9/26/20

It’s late September and we really should be naming the people that people are talking about as summer turns to fall. They include—but are not limited to—Harvey Mason Jr., Jacqueline Saturn, Jay Penske, Kenny MacPherson, Damien Granderson and Kirk Sommer. Now, cue the mandolin.

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9 25 2020
9/25/20

Taylor Swift gets a seventh non-consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50. folklore (Republic) leads with 85k. Labelmate Pop Smoke follows at #2. RCA's Alicia Keys, Capitol Nashville's Keith Urban, Interscope's Moneybagg Yo and Republic's Lil Tecca land debuts in the Top 10.

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9/25/20

"Lemonade" by Internet Money & Gunna f/Don Toliver & Nav (10K/Caroline) jumps to #2 on this week's Streaming Songs Chart, while Justin Bieber's "Holy" f/Chance the Rapper (RBMG/Def Jam) debuts at a worship-worthy #5. Moneybagg Yo's "Said Sum" (N-Less/Interscope) flies 37 spots into the Top 10. For more data on the songs that streamers are streaming, dig into the link.

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9/25/20

Hipgnosis and its investment adviser The Family (Music) Limited raised £190 million in their latest round of funding. The Placing Shares follow the recent formulation of the Hipgnosis Songs Group...


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9/25/20

Filmed at Michael Jordan's mansion, Travis Scott combines luxury and camp in the visual for his brand new single, "FRANCHISE" (Cactus Jack/Epic) featuring Young Thug and MIA. The track is already climbing at Apple Music...


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9/25/20

Insiders are telling us that, for the first time in its 53-year history, Rolling Stone is Wenner-less. Founder Jann Wenner and his son, President/COO Gus Wenner, are leaving the building as the new PMRC regime takes over.


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tipper
9/25/20

The Penske-MRC deal, which created the new PMRC (tip of the hat to Tipper Gore), puts Billboard, Variety, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter and Music Business Worldwide under one roof, creating a sort of corporate-trade monopoly...


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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: "GO" TIME
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PMRC: WHO'S RUNNING THIS SHOW?
A trade news monopoly grows. (9/25a)
INGROOVES DEVELOPS AI TECH FOR MARKETING
A patent to identify audiences. (9/24a)
A NEW AGENCY IS MINT-ED
There's always room for one more. (9/22a)
SPOTIFY LEADS APP FAIRNESS ORG
David vs. Goliath, app-style. (9/24a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!