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Taylor Swift Folklore made $1.2m in three days… from one Chinese DSP

Taylor Swift's new album 'Folklore' may have been a surprise release, but its popularity is entirely unsurprising. According to Republic Records, the album sold more than 1.3m copies in its first 24 hours, and was streamed...
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#TheShowMustBePaused latest: Sony Music, #ArtistsForBlackLives and more

Something that came through very clearly about last week’s #TheShowMustBePaused day when music companies of all kinds paused their regular work to respond to the protests about racism and police brutality was that it...
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TikTok gets a BTS premiere (plus a Republic Records series)

In 2020 there are few music exclusives bigger than being the first place the famously-passionate BTS Army can hear a new track from the K-Pop stars. So it’s a mark of TikTok’s ambitions in the music industry that it’s...
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Q2-Q3 may be the new Q4 according to Republic Records

Is it time to bid a fond farewell to the position of Q4 as the kingpin period of music revenues? A feature on Variety suggests that it might.
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Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the US

Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with Spotify at all. But this isn’t an argument about royalties: it’s about her new album ‘Queen’ only getting to number two in the US chart in its week of release, with Travis Scott’s...
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The Weeknd hits 40m daily streams on Spotify

Last week, Spotify said that The Weeknd had broken its record for the most daily streams by a single artist – without saying how many streams that was. Over the weekend, the streaming service released an update, including...
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Psy turns to JamCam app to make a ‘Hangover’ video starring fans

JamCam launched as an iPhone app earlier this year as a way for people to record short, looping videos (think Vine but longer at 15 seconds) but synchronised with music from their iTunes library. The startup behind it said...
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Republic Records and VH1 team up for livestreamed battle-of-the-bands

Here in the UK, the image of battle-of-the-band events tends to be sticky-floored venues, small cash (or beer) prizes, and a lot of AWFUL bands. Suffice to say, that’s not quite the case for a new partnership between...
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Angel Haze leaks own album after dispute with label

Call us cynics, but our first reaction nowadays when an artist leaks their own album while criticising their label is to wonder whether it’s all a publicity stunt