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This Week In Music...

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August 5th, 2010


What’s Going On...
Rock band Avenged Sevenfold has ended Eminem’s five week reign at the top with their biggest release yet Nightmare. Backed by
their single of the same name –which peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 – and a strong internet following, the new chart
topper moved 163,000 units, less than 4,000 more than Eminem’s Recovery.

The BPI (the UK equivalent of the RIAA) announced that in 2009 total recorded music industry revenues increased by 2.3%.
Secondary revenues – income generated outside of CD and digital music sales – saw a 6.6% growth, and artist related income
from multiple-right deals increased by 16.7%. PRS For Music, a UK collecting society, suggested total music industry growth
(including live shows) was even greater at 5% overall. It attributed the surprising success largely to the peaceful co-existing
relationship between digital and physical music in the UK and the booming live events market – stark contrasts to the U.S.
industry.

Music site Vevo is now the third-largest host of videos on the web behind YouTube and Yahoo after it reached 48 million unique
users in June, according to comScore. The Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group joint venture, which receives
1 billion hits globally every month, is set to see continued growth as the online video market is expected to further explode in the
next couple of years.

Sony Music Entertainment posted slight second quarter gains, increasing revenue by 1.3% and operating income by 39%. Sony
attributed the growth to successful albums such as AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack, music from the hit television show Glee, and
Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond, as well as decreased marketing and overhead costs.

Universal Music Group has signed an agreement with 19 Entertainment to “increase the development, distribution and
marketing of ‘American Idol’s’ musical artists.” UMG’s Interscope Geffen A&M will replace Sony to take charge of retail and
new media platforms for finalists and winning contestants. The show is currently holding auditions for its 10th season.

Kazaa has returned “as a cloud-based streaming service with access to 1.6 million songs and 1 million song lyrics,” according to
Billboard. Reviewers have deemed the service rather unexceptional in comparison to its competitors, but the launch is only
classified as a beta release, which means changes and additions could be made.

MTV’s Video Music Awards will air live on September 12th at 9PM. Lady Gaga has set a record for most nominations in a single
year of the show by earning 13, followed by Eminem’s eight. Other nominees include newcomers B.o.B and Florence + The
Machine with five, and Ke$ha with three.

Who’s On The Charts...


Top 5 Albums (Billboard) Top 5 Singles (Billboard) Top New Album Releases (Billboard)
1. Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare 1. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie 1. Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare
2. Eminem – Recovery 2. Katy Perry – California Gurls 2. Tech N9Ne Collabos – Gates Mixed Plate
3. Rick Ross – Teflon Don 3. Taio Cruz – Dynamite 3. Fat Joe – Dark Side Volume 1
4. Justin Bieber – My World 2.0 4. B.o.B. – Airplanes 4. Dru Hill – Independence Day
5. Drake – Thank Me Later 5. Enrique Iglesias – I Like It 5. Best Coast – Crazy For You

Top 5 Digital Albums (Billboard) Top 5 Digital Tracks (Billboard) Top 5 Yahoo Videos
1. Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare 1. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie 1. B.o.B. – Airplanes
2. Eminem – Recovery 2. Taio Cruz – Dynamite 2. Barenaked Ladies – Every Subway Car
3. Rick Ross – Teflon Don 3. Enrique Iglesias – I Like It 3. Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
4. Drake – Thank Me Later 4. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream 4. Ke$ha – TiK ToK
5. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mojo 5. Katy Perry – California Gurls 5. Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed

Top 5 Radio Songs (Billboard) Top 5 Albums Europe (Billboard) Top 5 Singles Europe (Billboard)
1. Katy Perry – California Gurls 1. Eminem – Recovery 1. Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
2. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie 2. Lady Gaga – The Fame 2. Katy Perry – California Gurls
3. Drake – Find Your Love 3. Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite 3. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak..
4. B.o.B. – Airplanes 4. David Guetta – One Love 4. Lady Gaga – Alejandro
5. Usher – OMG 5. Unheilig – Grosse Freiheit 5. K’naan – Wavin’ Flag