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THE GRAMMY WHISPERER LOOKS INTO RECORD OF
THE YEAR
Grein's latest fearless forecast (10/16a)
I.B. BAD: NEW BEGINNINGS
Lots of action on the biz chessboard (10/16a)
A&R IN 2017: CUTTING THROUGH THE BULLSHIT
Determining the "it" factor. (10/16a)
AN OPEN LETTER TO
JOHN AMATO
So is this. (10/13a)
REVIEW: SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
Phil Gallo got a ticket! (10/13a)
HITS GRAMMY SPECIAL
You buy ad now, yes?
WE WILL NEVER EAT PIZZA AGAIN
Of course, we said that last time.
EMINEM
The cypher vs. the cipher.
A WHOLE NEW CHESSBOARD
You can't tell the players without a trade rag.
Blighty Beat
BMG ACTS PRIMED FOR AMAZON'S
U.K. CONCERT SERIES
5/9/17

Amazon has indeed ventured into promoter territory with the launch of Prime Live Events. The new initiative is helmed by former BBC boss Jason Carter and will see a number of BMG-signed artists play intimate shows in London for Prime subscribers over the next few months. 

Each event is being shown on Prime Video globally. The first gig is Blondie at the 750-capacity Round Chapel on 5/23, marking the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut U.K. show. Alison Moyet is playing the same venue on 6/12, followed by Texas at the Porchester Hall on 6/16 and Katie Melua at Cadogan Hall on 7/25-26. 

Depending on the success of its U.K. launch, the programme could be rolled out globally—much in the same way Amazon Tickets arrived.