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UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
Lucian locks in the superstar. (9/21a)
RIAA: SUBS POWERED REVENUE IN H1 2018
Streaming revenue is 75% of the biz. (9/21a)
CRY THE TOP 20
Carrie is having a Pretty good first week. (9/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/21a)
UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
This song's for Uni. (9/21a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
Blighty Beat
HIPGNOSIS ROCKS STOCK EXCHANGE
7/11/18

Nile Rodgers performed a gig at the London Stock Exchange today—bet you never thought you’d read that—to celebrate the floatation of Hipgnosis Songs Fund, helmed by manager Merck Mercuriadis.

Hipgnosis’ first acquisition is a big one: a 75% interest in the 302-song catalog of four-time Grammy winner The-Dream for $23.75m.

"It’s critical for us to set the highest standards with our first acquisition,” Mercuriadis said. “The-Dream is not only arguably the culturally most important songwriter of his generation, but he has written the marquee songs for the culturally most significant artists of our time including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Jay Z and Kanye West. It’s an honour for this to not only be our first order of business but also to welcome Dream to our Advisory Board. He is a catalyst on so many levels and a big part of our future.”

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