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Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
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1 TRENDING TOPIC: COLUMBIA X 3
Da do Ron Ron (4/14a)
iHEART STOCK SOARS
It's burning, man. (4/14a)
NOISEMAKERS: THE SPRING SYNDICATE
Eight next-gen movers and shakers (4/15a)
RIAA'S MARCH AWARDS
You want fries with that plaque? (4/14a)
LIVE NATION BETS ON SOSA AS VENUE CHIEF
No relation to Sammy. (4/14a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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4/15/21

Lil Nas X’s “Montero” once again tops our Song Revenue Chart behind an 8% uptick in earnings, while Olivia Rodrigo’s “Déjà Vu” hits six figures to finish at #4, making it the week’s highest debut. Breakthrough artist GIVĒON’s “Heartbreak Anniversary” moves up three spots to enter the Top 10 at #9.

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Taylor Swift's Fearless (Taylor's Version) gives Team Republic and distro UMG another week at #1. This marks UMG's...


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More festival cancellations could be on the horizon this summer in the U.K. due to a lack of Government action over an indemnity scheme, according to speakers at a crisis summit. Shambala Festival is the latest event to be called off.


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Previous New & Developing roundups have introduced you to then-unknowns like Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, DaBaby, Marren Morris, Dua Lipa, Adele and Lil Baby. This time out, we've got breakouts like Ritt Momney, CJ and SpotemGottem, as well as rising stars like Mooski, JESSIA, Shy Carter and more.


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Taste Music Group co-founders Leonard Brooks (CEO) and Tiffany Johnson (COO) are preparing to launch “Temporary,” the second single from artist Luis Armando via their JV with Cash Money/Republic, on 4/16.


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Warner Music Group and Spotify will develop a series of original podcasts built on stories about WMG’s hit songs, artists and songwriters.


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In our latest roundup of Noisemakers, we present eight more rising professionals from different parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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Rap and hip-hop counted for more than a fifth of all UK singles consumption in 2020 while albums market share rose to 12.2%, representing all-time peaks for the genre, according to stats from British record label trade body The BPI.


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Eric Church will kick off the three-part release of his Capitol Nashville triple album, Heart & Soul, with an Amazon Music livestream.


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After-hours trading pushed iHeartMedia’s stock to more than $20 a share for the first time in the radio behemoth’s history.


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The success of buzzing U.K. independent act Central Cee has folks lining up to ink the hot rapper, and word has it he's signing a pub deal with Warner Chappell. His most recent mixtape, Wild West, debuted at #2 in the U.K. and was Spotify's #1 Global album debut.


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Sherri Sosa is leaving Las Vegas to oversee operations, business development and marketing for Live Nation’s 100+ owned and operated venues in the U.S.


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What's better than a bunch of postage-stamp-sized faces floating atop a vertiginous background pattern? Verily, this pandemic is the gift that keeps on giving. But we digress. Team Capitol is majorly stoked about artist Duncan Laurence, whose single "Arcade" has been certified gold. Tower chief Jeff Vaughn assembled the U.S. and Netherlands teams for the virtual hootenanny captured here, during which he surprised the artist with this gilded news; you can see Duncan's ebullient response on the bottom row.


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Jonas Cash passed away on 4/13 of natural causes; he was 81. Jonas’ career started in the late ‘50s at Baltimore’s Buddy Deane Show. That gig led to his first label job, with Monument Records. He went on to launch Jonas Cash Promotions and then the company for which he would be best known, A.I.R. (Active Industry Research)...


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Presenting a brand-new HITS feature you never asked for, which focuses on a single key development in the biz. As usual, we apologize in advance.


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"Fiel," the all-star collaboration among hitmaking production duo Los Legendarios, veteran reggaeton MC Wisin and rising star Jhay Cortez, is #1 in 15 countries on Spotify. Released through La Base/WK Records, the track is now Top 10 Global and breaking in the U.S....


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The RIAA handed out 32 gold and platinum album awards and 196 singles awards in March. Dua Lipa is now covered in platinum.


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Republic has upped Brett Alperowitz to EVP, A&R. He’ll report to President, West Coast Creative, Wendy Goldstein, who made the announcement.


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You need to rock, and we're here to help. Warner's inimitable duo, assisted by producer/evil genius Josh Homme, delivers another blazing track ahead of their 4/30 full-length, Typhoons. Does this video strongly resemble our booze-fueled pandemic visions? No comment.
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