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BIG NIGHT FOR BANDIER, SONY/ATV AT BMI POP AWARDS
Downright iconic, actually. (5/15a)
"BREATH" CONTROL
Der Stingle is an all-timer. (5/15a)
TOP 20: TOP OF MIND
No Spock puns, promise. (5/16a)
SPOTIFY U.S. TOP 25: TYLER TAKEOVER
This one's got legs...four, to be exact. (5/18a)
BREVITY IS THE SEOUL OF WIT
The shit writes itself, but not in Korean. (5/15a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
Blighty Beat
ISLAND FORMS URBAN UNIT
3/6/17

Island Records U.K. exec Alex Boateng will helm a newly created urban division as he is upped to A&R and Marketing Manager at the Universal imprint. The urban unit will serve U.K. and international artists who Boateng is tasked with signing and developing, and partnering with managers and brands, according to British trade title Music Week

Boateng signed priority act JP Cooper and played an integral role in the rise of Tinchy Stryder. Other names he has worked with include DrakeJay SeanAngelCleo SolSean PaulDizzee Rascal and Nick Brewer.

“Alex possesses what every top A&R needs—great ears, has an innate understanding of marketing and is also on top of all developments in the new ways in which we consume music,” said Island President Darcus Beese.

“Island has always been seen as a powerhouse in urban music and with Alex now at the helm we intend to be the No.1 destination for artists and managers."

Boateng is the twin brother of Atlantic U.K. A&R Director and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter, Alec Boateng (yes, there’s just one different letter in their first names).