On this week's podcast, Jason and Keith break down Taylor Swift's triumphant No. 1 debut on the Hot 100 chart: how "Shake It Off" made it happen, why debuting atop the Hot 100 chart is so rare, and whether or not the single's run at No. 1 can continue for multiple weeks. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" has slithered to No. 2 on the Hot 100 -- can the single reach the heights of "Super Bass" or "Starships"?
Merchandise’s Caraon Cox knows that life will always be in flux. He used to be straight edge; now he’s not. He used to be vegetarian; he now eats meat. The Tampa-based band he fronts used to be signed to a small, D.I.Y.-minded label; now they’re with 4AD, which one might call a “major indie.”
KKBOX is ready to expand overseas. The Taiwan-based music streaming service, which has been around longer than Spotify and Pandora, announced on Thursday (Aug. 28) that it has raised $104 million from GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.
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Taylor Swift takes over as the top artist in the U.S., as she vaults to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, marking her first week atop the chart. She'd re-entered the list at No. 69 last week as buzz built for her new Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Shake It Off."
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