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NEAR TRUTHS:
CAVEAT EMPTOR
Our favorite cartoon character is back on our minds. (8/4a)
SONY MUSIC PREDICTS IMPRESSIVE FISCAL '22
The planets are aligning. (8/4a)
LIVE NATION AMPED UP ON Q2 RETURNS
Rapino makes change for a quarter. (8/4a)
THE HAPPIEST TOP 20
Billie's back...on her own terms. (8/4a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/4a)
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.
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NEAR TRUTHS:
CAVEAT EMPTOR
Our favorite cartoon character is back on our minds. (8/4a)
SONY MUSIC PREDICTS IMPRESSIVE FISCAL '22
The planets are aligning. (8/4a)
LIVE NATION AMPED UP ON Q2 RETURNS
Rapino makes change for a quarter. (8/4a)
THE HAPPIEST TOP 20
Billie's back...on her own terms. (8/4a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/4a)
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.
RUMOR MILL
OLIVIA SOUR PROM
8/4/21

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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8/4/21

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


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8/4/21

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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Rapino
8/4/21

Live Nation shows mounted between 3/1 and 6/30 brought in twice as much cash as in last year’s second quarter as the concert giant began to crawl out from under the effects of the pandemic. All signs point to a high demand for live music.


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8/4/21

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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xray
8/4/21

U.K. agency X-ray Touring has extended its JV partnership with The Yucaipa Companies, forming a new strategic alliance with Yucaipa's Artist Group International to expand the two agencies’ respective global footprints.


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8/4/21

Rihanna is worth an estimated $1.7 billion, making her the wealthiest female artist in the world and the second-richest female entertainer after Oprah Winfrey, according to Forbes.


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8/4/21

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


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8/4/21

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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8/4/21

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will be produced with an inclusion rider to guarantee equity at every level of the production.


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alterego
8/4/21

UTA has helped close a deal for client Grimes to become a panelist on Fox’s new avatar singing competition, Alter Ego. It comes on the heels of a big Disney pact for Florence + The Machine and major casting news for Bad Bunny.


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8/4/21

Måneskin has enlisted the services of Iggy Pop for a new version of their hit “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE,” to be released Friday.


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8/4/21

CAA has announced the signing of singer, dancer, TV/film/social media superstar and business mogul Jojo Siwa.


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DEF JAM FORWARD
8/4/21

Conceived in the wake of the George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery killings, Def Jam Forward is celebrating one year of education, advocacy and action.


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DaBaby
8/4/21

In an open letter to DaBaby, 11 organizations have requested a private meeting to discuss HIV and the long-term opportunity for him to share the facts about it with his fanbase.


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Europe
8/4/21

According to the U.K. government, musicians no longer need visas or work permits for short-term tours in 19 E.U. countries, news that has met with a muted response from the #LetTheMusicMove campaign.


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8/4/21

British agent Craig D’Souza has joined WME as partner, bringing with him Dave, Aitch, J Hus and Young T & Bugsey.


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8/4/21

In our latest roundup, we present a group of rising professionals from various parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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aviv
8/4/21

15 is the big number for Photo Finish Records, as the indie label co-founded and run by Matt Galle and Mike Marquis concludes its 15th-anniversary revels and hails a hot new signing, buzzing 15-year-old popster AVIV.


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Statue of Liberty
8/3/21

Is it true that, as President Biden put it, we now face "the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War?" Some very well-informed people believe this to be the case and caution that a relentless attack on free elections and voting access by the political right is pushing our country in a dangerously authoritarian direction. But a group of crusaders for voting rights is kicking off its next battle with a vital conversation on 8/8...


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Featured Video
Måneskin, "I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE"
The Italian rockers who've been ruling the streaming charts (out via Arista in the U.S.) deliver their most provocative visual yet--and a powerful example of their dark charisma. Their name is the Danish word for "moonlight," and apparently it's the kind of lunar glow that turns you into a lycanthrope.
.@Olivia_Rodrigo inks with @SonyMusicPub https://t.co/TVrqoxS48h https://t.co/FtHyhySM0o
.@thisismaneskin enlists @IggyPop https://t.co/FOW7jWNTh0 https://t.co/Sppn8JuJn2
#GRAMMYs chew: It’s time to recognize @defjam’s @justinbieber properly https://t.co/mQuVK6N9Vw https://t.co/MaBLE6bhjl
On the cover of the latest #HitsMagazine: @billieeilish, whose new album #HappierThanEver is out this week. Enter… https://t.co/72OiQy6zrG
#HappierThanEver by @billieeilish headed for #1 debut with big vinyl sales https://t.co/04bPsvg8ok https://t.co/gg3D7qEwx0
#FL3OverYou becomes @thekidlaroi’s first #1 album https://t.co/1OHNwYHJ9l https://t.co/rIqiGVoske
.@PostMalone's #PostyFest returns to Texas this Fall https://t.co/kVjRfuyPNo https://t.co/xVxBvQXewb
.@ColumbiaRecords takes the top 2 on our Streaming Songs chart this week with @thekidlaroi/@justinbieber’s “Stay" &… https://t.co/vXvTAMoFLV
#HappierThanEver by @billieeilish gets off to strong start, tops @iTunes & @AppleMusic https://t.co/7uQNXFiGCm https://t.co/sKc94buZ1O
Top songs of 2021: @Olivia_Rodrigo, @LilNasX, @DUALIPA, @lildurk, @iamcardib, @theweeknd, @bts_twt, @justinbieber, … https://t.co/EHxNIWGykR