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8/5/21

With seven of the Top 10 earners and 13 of the Top 20, Sony Music owns 54% of our updated Song Revenue Chart. Columbia has nine Top 50 entries, three from The Kid LAROI and two apiece from Lil Nas X and BTS, while RCA has six, four of them from Doja Cat.

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8/5/21

Prior N&D roundups have ID’d future stars like Luke Combs, Lil Nas X and Dua Lipa. This batch of breakouts includes Måneskin, Clairo, Sam Williams, BIA, Bo Burnham, Cico P, POORSTACY and Young Devyn.


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8/5/21

Sony Music Publishing is announcing that it has inked a pub deal with 2021’s biggest breakout act, Geffen supernova Olivia Rodrigo. There had been whisperings about the deal throughout the biz for some time.


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8/5/21

On Lyor's latest folly, COVID rules, Grammy season and more.


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8/5/21

Darkroom/Interscope's Billie Eilish leads the Top 20 on this week's chart. Prince's Welcome 2 America (Legacy) and Isaiah Rashad's The House Is Burning (TDE/Warner) will also be among the top debuts.


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8/5/21

Sony Music has upped its projection for fiscal 2022 by 17% after posting significant percentage spikes in its Recorded Music and Publishing units.


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8/5/21

Grammy has not done right by Justin Bieber. Not that he hasn’t been recognized...


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8/5/21

I'm a numbers freak. I read them when I wake up. I pore over them all day long. I spend a lot of time scrolling through them on my iPad before I go to sleep.


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8/5/21

The latest single from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic is the biggest mover on this week’s Shazam USA Top 100. A Netflix series gives a boost to three older tracks.


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8/5/21

Steve Jordan will take over the drum seat from Charlie Watts when The Rolling Stones’ U.S. tour resumes this fall.


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REVENUE CHART:
FAST FORWARD
The Sony side of the street (8/5a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The lifeblood of the biz is pumping. (8/5a)
OLIVIA INKS WITH SONY PUB
Big score (8/5a)
THE HAPPIEST TOP 20
Billie's back...on her own terms. (8/5a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
CAVEAT EMPTOR
Vaxx mandate gains steam. (8/5a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.