The Ledger: Three Major Trends Revealed in Music Companies’ Q1 2022 Earnings

The Ledger is a weekly newsletter about the economics of the music business sent to Billboard Pro subscribers. An abbreviated version of the newsletter is published online. From streaming services to concert promoters and ticket sellers, music companies have reported encouraging first-quarter earnings results that show consumers continue to adopt subscription services and eagerly return…

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Can The Siesta Key Crew Behave At Madisson’s Wedding?

Madisson’s famous last pre-wedding words: “Nothing’s gonna happen at a wedding, right?” While the bride-to-be had high hopes that everyone “will be on their best behavior” during the big day, the groom wasn’t so sure during tonight’s Siesta Key. “I think Juliette likes drama,” Ish said. “She’s growing, but she also has toxic relationships that she can’t break away…

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Harry Styles Builds His Most Fun Full-Length on ‘Harry’s House’: 7 Essential Tracks

A lot has changed for Harry Styles in the two-and-a-half years between his second and third solo album releases — but perhaps most significantly, he now has smash hits. With 2019’s Fine Line, the One Direction standout synthesized the star-crossed classic rock ambitions of his 2017 self-titled debut into sumptuous, soft-edged pop, and achieved top…

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Sam Asghari Says He & Britney Spears ‘Will Be Expanding Our Family Soon’ After Losing Pregnancy

The personal trainer shared that he and Spears are “moving forward” with their future. Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Sam Asghari is letting fans know that he and fiancée Britney Spears are trying to move forward in light of their loss. On Monday (May 16), the 28-year-old personal trainer thanked followers for…

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Eric Clapton Postpones Two European Tour Dates After Positive COVID Test

The voluble vaccine skeptic has repeatedly railed against COVID restrictions and released two anti-lockdown songs. Eric Clapton performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 3, 2020 in London. Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/GI Eric Clapton announced the postponement of two dates on his current European tour after testing positive…

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