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THE WEIGHT IS LIFTED:
MIRANDA LAMBERT
LETS LOOSE
Holly Gleason takes a deep dive into Miranda's career. (6/20a)
THE CARTERS: A TRILOGY OF TRUTH
A Love story. (6/20a)
TROY RUMORS
SWIRL ON
Will Spotify lose another leader? (6/19a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: WESTWORLD
Yeezy money (6/15a)
BUNDLE MAGIC
It's all about leverage. (6/18a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
HOW ROCK IS STREAMING FORWARD
Amps sold separately.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
Music City
STATE OF THE STATE: UMG NASHVILLE
7/7/17

Mike Dungan’s UMG Nashville has ruled the roost in marketshare this year, thanks to giant hits from Sam HuntChris Stapleton and Keith Urban, chart-topping breakout Jon Pardi, and continued big action on Luke BryanDierks Bentley, Darius Rucker and more. What’s more, Team Dungan inked superstar Carrie Underwood, adding a diva supreme to his stellar roster of male acts (and co-ed hitmakers like Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum). Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” one of the biggest songs of the year in any genre, has proved that a huge Nashville hit can crack the code of the streaming world (Bryan is still the most-streamed country act). Stapleton, for his part, has conquered an audience that extends well beyond the accustomed country constituency; his double-platinum, award-magnet 2015 set Traveller continues to sell, and his recent From A is already gold. At radio, UMGN’s Capitol Nashville was named Country Aircheck Label of the Year for the eighth year running. With President Cindy Mabe showing masterful chops on the marketing and operations side, Team UMG continues to dominate. Add a partnership with Ken Bunt and Disney for the new Buena Vista Records (which has inked country sibling duo CB30) and you have a recipe for further growth in the younger demo.


 

 
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