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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.
Music City
BIG MACHINE ON CAMPUS
1/4/17

Yep, that's Big Machine Label Group VP PR Jake Basden giving the commencement address at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater.  You can see his remarks in their entirety here (start at the 42-minute mark). 

Added Dean Ed Kelley, "A Gaylord degree is among the best degrees a student can receive at the University of Oklahoma. You can go into not only the media world but many other fields because of the communication skills you develop while at Gaylord. Jake Basden is absolutely a great example of that.” 

We commend Jake for doing something useful with his education, unlike us.

Photo credit: University of Oklahoma