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I.B. BAD TUNES IN
New label bosses, Grammys, must-see TV, more. (1/19a)
LIL PUMP IS A FREE AGENT (UPDATE)
17 with a bullet (1/18a)
SWANSON TO EVP POST AT THE BUNNY
Onetime A&M assistants reunite. (1/18a)
WILL SPOTIFY BECOME A RIVAL TO THE MAJORS?
Picture the music-biz equivalent of Netflix. (1/18a)
THE GRAMMY WHISPERER PICKS MORE  KEY WINNERS
Grein does some genre-jumping. (1/18a)
GRAMMY WHAMMY
Who's performing, for reals.
PLUGGING INTO POWER
Which major pop figure is pondering a move into politics?
BUILDING A BETTER PIZZA
Let's talk crust.
I'M A STABLE GENIUS
Pass the Big Macs.
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I.B. BAD TUNES IN
New label bosses, Grammys, must-see TV, more. (1/19a)
LIL PUMP IS A FREE AGENT (UPDATE)
17 with a bullet (1/18a)
SWANSON TO EVP POST AT THE BUNNY
Onetime A&M assistants reunite. (1/18a)
WILL SPOTIFY BECOME A RIVAL TO THE MAJORS?
Picture the music-biz equivalent of Netflix. (1/18a)
THE GRAMMY WHISPERER PICKS MORE  KEY WINNERS
Grein does some genre-jumping. (1/18a)
GRAMMY WHAMMY
Who's performing, for reals.
PLUGGING INTO POWER
Which major pop figure is pondering a move into politics?
BUILDING A BETTER PIZZA
Let's talk crust.
I'M A STABLE GENIUS
Pass the Big Macs.
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1/19/18

Our inside man on the new label chiefs' first moves, the Grammy telecast and other key TV shows on the music-biz calendar, stream wars and more.


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1/18/18

Island/DCD2 rockers Fall Out Boy have triumphantly returned with their seventh studio album MANIA, which has instantly shot to #1 at iTunes...


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OnePound
1/18/18

In 2017, the major labels made marketshare gains on the independent sector, with Max Lousada’s Warner Music up 0.8% year-on-year to 18.3%, Jason Iley's Sony Music rising 0.2% to 24.6% and David Joseph’s UMG staying put at 35%. The independent sector, meanwhile, was down 1%.


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v lil pump
1/18/18

As we noted earlier, breakout rapper Lil Pump, whose Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. single “Gucci Gang” is a streaming monster, is a free agent, and everyone is after him. It's believed that Pump's team is looking for...


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JT Supplies
1/18/18

It’s all coming together for Justin Timberlake. A video for the Pharrell-produced “Supplies,” the second track to appear from JT’s RCA album Man of the Woods—dropping two days before Super Bowl LII—has just premiered on Vevo, and it’s extremely cinematic. Let’s take a look, shall we?


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scooter
1/18/18

At this year's international music business conference, Midem, Scooter Braun will be honored with the inaugural Hall of Fame award and participate in a keynote conversation on the success of SB Projects...


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1/18/18

In Tom Corson's first big staffing move at Warner Bros., look for Laura Swanson to land the high-level post of...


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lenny
1/18/18

HITS Editor in Chief Lenny Beer and the nicest guy in Alternative promotion, Ted Volk, somehow convinced format superstar and WRFF PD John Allers to join them for lunch. Watching Lenny and Ted eat salad was a lot of fun for John.


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1/18/18

In a piece headlined “Having Rescued Recorded Music, Spotify May Upend the Industry Again,” U.K. publication The Economist pairs some intriguing stats with provocative speculation about the streaming giant’s future moves. Specifically, as the subhead puts it, the Daniel Ek-led company’s “clout in streaming could allow it to sign new artists itself, challenging the major record labels.”


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1/18/18

Migos’ omnipresent Quavo is featured on newcomer LIVVIA’s new single "Catch a Body," which has just premiered on Complex.


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1/18/18

Amazon Music Unlimited is expanding its reach, becoming available in Australia and New Zealand starting 2/1 with Amazon making Echo product orders available to arrive the very same day...


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Webp.net-gifmaker (21)
1/18/18

Promotions are afoot at Capitol Christian Music Group, where Brad O'Donnell has been named Chief Creative Officer and Hudson Plachy has risen to the post of Chief Marketing Officer. The announcements were made by CCMG Chairman & CEO Peter York, who was promoted from President a week prior.


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camilashowman
1/18/18

SYCO/Epic's Camila Cabello continues to battle The Greatest Showman soundtrack for #1 on this week's chart, with the latest projections putting both in the mid-to-upper-90k range. This one looks like it'll come down to the wire. Stay tuned.


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1/18/18

Superstar singer Maxwell is lending his voice once again for the Women's March Los Angeles happening this Saturday 1/20, following his participation last year when thousands of women marched on Washington...


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Webp.net-gifmaker
1/18/18

Last month, I fearlessly predicted Grammy winners in the Big Four categories and for Best Pop Vocal Album. Today, I take my best shot at predicting 14 other “genre album” winners, as well as Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.


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PaulShaffer
1/18/18

The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony—or what we used to call “the pre-tel”—will start at 3pm ET on 1/28 and take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Paul Shaffer will be the host.


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MarenMorris
1/18/18

Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne and Eric Church will honor the victims of gun violence and terrorism at live music events with a performance during the Grammy Awards.


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Dead and Co. by Danny Clinch
1/18/18

Dead & Company’s 2018 tour, which kicks off 5/30 in at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., includes dates at Dodger Stadium (7/7) and Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. (6/30), as well as two-night stands at Citi Field in New York (6/15-16), Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco (7/2-3) and Folsom Field in Boulder (7/13-14).


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1/17/18

Sources close to the situation say Columbia boss Ron Perry has inked acclaimed producer/artist Diplo to the label.


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KCSigning
1/17/18

It's official. As was previously rumored, country icon Kenny Chesney has signed with John Esposito's Warner Music Nashville. This is quite the coup for WMG boss Max Lousada, who we hear looks simply smashing in a cowboy hat.


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Justin Timberlake, "Supplies"
The RCA megastar returns with a vivid new visual addressing our tumultuous times, directed by video auteur Dave Myers. It's dystopian, sure, but that doesn't mean you can't dance to it.
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