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A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
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And it’s going to be total chaos


Number of the Day

26 years after making its debut, the smash hit is the royalty gift that keeps on giving

309 million —# of on-demand audio and video streams of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” holiday song in 2019
309 million —# of on-demand audio and video streams of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” holiday song in 2019
Photo illustration, source: Mat Hayward/Stringer/Sugar Factory American Brasserie/Getty Images


Number of the Day

The agency behind Korean boy band BTS went public in South Korea’s biggest IPO in three years

$50.3 billion — The amount retail investors deposited for a chance to win shares in a lottery tied to the IPO of Big Hit.
$50.3 billion — The amount retail investors deposited for a chance to win shares in a lottery tied to the IPO of Big Hit.
Photo illustration, source: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images


Number of the Day

Unlike the streaming behemoth, the artist-focused platform lets fans support their favorite musicians directly

Marker Number of the Day: 5 million — How many digital albums were sold on Bandcamp in the last year (Source: LA Times)
Marker Number of the Day: 5 million — How many digital albums were sold on Bandcamp in the last year (Source: LA Times)
Photo illustration, source: insung yoon/Unsplash


Number of the Day

Hipsters’ favorite format outsold CDs for the first time in decades

$232.1 Million —Total U.S. sales of vinyls in the first half of 2020, which topped CD sales for the 1st time since 1980s
$232.1 Million —Total U.S. sales of vinyls in the first half of 2020, which topped CD sales for the 1st time since 1980s
Photo: Ivan Dorofeev/Unsplash


Merck Mercuriadis at his home in London. Photography: Sandra Seaton

Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the rights to hits by Taylor Swift, Timbaland, and Bruno Mars. Is he insane?

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