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WALK CAPTURES THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION
Big news from the House that Monte built (2/11a)
RECORD HEAT: THE L.A. MARATHON
AND YOU
It's complicated. (2/11a)
GRAMMY LINEUP: AND THEN THERE WERE 30+
Soul rock and neo-soul will be capably represented. (2/11a)
THROWBACK THURSDAY: GRAMMY BEEFCAKE
Sorry, girls, he's married. (2/11a)
A "STORY" FIT
FOR KINGS
We the Kings invade Madison. (2/11a)
GRAMMY SURPRISE GUESTS
Will the formerly snubbed return to steal the show?
TRUMP VS. ADELE
It's gonna get nasty. We wouldn't bet on the The Donald.
STREAMING'S NEXT BIG PLAYER
It's not who you think.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
Which Grammy moments will spike sales, streams and tickets?
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WALK CAPTURES THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION
Big news from the House that Monte built (2/11a)
RECORD HEAT: THE L.A. MARATHON
AND YOU
It's complicated. (2/11a)
GRAMMY LINEUP: AND THEN THERE WERE 30+
Soul rock and neo-soul will be capably represented. (2/11a)
THROWBACK THURSDAY: GRAMMY BEEFCAKE
Sorry, girls, he's married. (2/11a)
A "STORY" FIT
FOR KINGS
We the Kings invade Madison. (2/11a)
GRAMMY SURPRISE GUESTS
Will the formerly snubbed return to steal the show?
TRUMP VS. ADELE
It's gonna get nasty. We wouldn't bet on the The Donald.
STREAMING'S NEXT BIG PLAYER
It's not who you think.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
Which Grammy moments will spike sales, streams and tickets?
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WALK CAPTURES THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION
2/11/16

Charlie Walk has been elevated to President of the Republic Records Group. Monte and Avery Lipman jointly announced the big news this morning. Walk, hitherto EVP, has played a huge role in the career-best year of the company.   


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RECORD HEAT: THE L.A. MARATHON
AND YOU
2/11/16

Great news: Sunday's L.A. Marathon shouldn't cause any disruption whatsoever in your meeting and socializing plans. Unless, of course, you need to go to the Four Seasons, the Peninsula or the Beverly Hills Hotel


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GRAMMY LINEUP: AND THEN THERE WERE 30+
2/11/16

The final performers to be announced for Monday night’s Grammy Awards—bringing the total north of 30—are Alabama Shakes, Miguel and Joey Alexander. The Recording Academy also cxonfirmed our 2/9 report that Taylor Swift will open the show.

 


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THROWBACK THURSDAY: GRAMMY BEEFCAKE
2/11/16

What's better for a pre-Grammy #TBT pic than this classic eye-candy shot of Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow? Just like Monday night's telecast, this delectable image is all the way live. You're welcome.


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A "STORY" FIT
FOR KINGS
2/11/16

Ozone/S-Curve pop/rockers We the Kings recently released a cover of "The Story of Tonight" from critically acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton. Look within to watch the video and listen to their version, which even earned the approval of Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.


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CBS' APPROACH TO
THE GRAMMYS
2/10/16

Heading into the Grammy ceremony on Monday, we caught up with CBS’s live program President Jack Sussman, who gave us the lowdown how they’re approaching this year’s ceremony.


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SIX QUESTIONS FOR IRVING AZOFF
2/10/16

We asked the hardest-working man in showbiz for his thoughts about the loss of Glenn Frey and the upcoming Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala (2/14), during which all in attendance will bow down before him.


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KANYE RIDES THE TIDAL
2/10/16

Kanye West's exact involvement with Tidal has been pretty low-key since its infamous launch, but the superstar just handed them a big exclusive today...


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 BEYONCÉ BLACKOUT AT GLOBAL?
2/10/16

Global Radio is reportedly considering ignoring surprise Beyoncé track, “Formation,” according to a report in U.K. tabloid the Mirror. With the BBC fully behind the song - out via Colin Barlow's Sony imprint RCA in Blighty - a blackout at Global will surely be ill-advised.


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ADELE SAYS HELLO
TO L.A.
2/10/16

XL/Columbia's Adele will be performing a surprise show at L.A.'s Wiltern Friday night, her first gig since the release of the ridiculously gigantic 25, which has earned more than the GNP of many small countries. The singer appeared there in 2009 on her first North American headlining tour...


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RI-RIAA
2/10/16

"Ohhhhh, shit, you look so freakin' fine. That outfit is making me cray-cay," declares chart-topping Westbury Road/Roc Nation superstar Rihanna to RIAA head Cary Sherman as she receives plaques commemorating the platinum status of new album ANTI and 100m career single sales. Later, one million plaques were given away to Tidal subscribers, entitling Rihanna to one free additional plaque for every nine she earns.


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HERE COMES KANYE (UPDATE)
2/10/16

Kanye West's new set, now called The Life of Pablo, is due to drop early on Friday (most likely just after his sold-out Yeezy fashion show at Madison Square Garden on 2/11k which will stream for Tidal users and be beamed to venues worldwide). Early estimates for the digital-only first week are...


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GWEN'S GRAMMY-NIGHT VIDEO SPOT: RIGHT ON TARGET
2/10/16

Ahead of the 3/18 drop of her new set, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, Gwen Stefani and Team Interscope have teamed up with Target for what's being touted as the first music video ever created on live TV—and it's happening during the Grammys.


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DARIUS SPLITS
WITH DOC
2/10/16

Darius Rucker has parted ways with McGhee Entertainment, his management company for the last 14 years.

 


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CONTENTS VIP: LIFE OF THE PARTY
2/10/16

Industry icon, legend, luminary, trailblazer—Clive Davis, one of two Contents page VIPs in our latest print edition—has been adorned with every honorific you can dream up. Every year, the heaviest in the biz flock to his pre-Grammy party to schmooze, listen, pose and kiss the ring. Though we imagine this HITS Contents shout-out won't get us any closer to an invitation.


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CONTENTS VIP: SWIRVING MOST DESERVING
2/10/16

Mega-mogul Irving Azoff will receive the President's Merit Award at Clive Davis' and the Recording Academy's must-attend pre-Grammy gala, and star-studded Eagles tributes will further burnish his storied legacy. Shelli even gave him permission to answer a few of our questions.


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COVERAGE, PART 1: RIRI-ALITY
2/10/16

Westbury Road/Roc Nation's Rihanna, having topped the HITS album sales and SPS (sales plus streaming) charts with new album ANTI, graces one of two covers of our recent print edition. The project's success offers more proof that RiRi's brand is among the most powerful in music. Still, we fear she'll be very ANTI appearing on the cover of our sorry rag.


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COVERAGE, PART 2: LET'S GET ZAYN-Y
2/10/16

RCA's ZAYN partakes of the special double cover on our most recent print edition. He's arrived with the first solo salvo from a former 1D lad, and it's huge out of the box, flying to the upper reaches of iTunes globally and scoring major Pop radio action. Still, being on the cover of our in-zayn publication will probably make him run in the other Direction.


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AIRHEAD: FORWARD PASS
2/10/16

The brand-new edition of Airhead reviews the highlights of the Super Bowl, co-starring Coldplay, Gaga, assorted Broncos and Panthers, and Lyor (with a cast of millions). Check it out here. Yes, we know: We should've punted.


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CAPITOL STUDIOS SAYS UP PERISCOPE
2/10/16

Capitol Records has joined Periscope, and their first broadcast is set to be a tour of the iconic Capitol Studios, led by studio managers Paula Salvatore and Mark Moreno...


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Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man"
Valory/BMLG's chart-topping Country smash has gone wide, with Top 10 iTunes sales and a burgeoning Pop radio story. It's easy to see why: The heartfelt tune makes an instant emotional connection.
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Biz VIP @CliveDavis stops by our contents section before his annual huge pre-#GRAMMYs bash: https://t.co/mAcTAnaugh https://t.co/25Gdo2WMBH
As #PILLOWTALK rises, we laud the 1st solo smash from a former @onedirection lad: https://t.co/Kioa1jWJyZ @zaynmalik https://t.co/AyjTxFRCFT
To celebrate the success of #ANTI, @rihanna graces our cover: https://t.co/nHngaNRUPu #WestburyRoad @RocNation #WORK https://t.co/P6MAzfVcQ9
With @kanyewest's new album on the way, early estimates suggest... https://t.co/u24J5iHjAR #TLOP #WAVES #SWISH #SoHelpMeGod
Is @polydorrecords prexy Ferdy Unger-Hamilton exiting to form joint venture with @SonyMusicUK? https://t.co/NZJsC1KjZk
.@taylorswift13 snags most nominations for 3rd annual @iHeartRadio #iHeartAwards https://t.co/9tnhFgQHRV @BigMachine https://t.co/GPXXwW7Auq
People can't stop talking about (or listening to) #PILLOWTALK: https://t.co/SWrIoJHRLV @zaynmalik @RCARecords https://t.co/fBDxfsQZ9q
Will @coldplay have their seventh #1 album in the U.K. following their @superbowl50 halftime performance? https://t.co/0cymTaPC0J
.@Epic's @LA_Reid enjoys his hot streak, as @1future's #EVOL prepares to be #1 leading into @TheGRAMMYs: https://t.co/XlL8prZxd7
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