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2/22/17

As expected, Jason Iley's Sony sweeped the BRITs, taking home seven out of the 11 awards announced tonight—the label’s best year yet—with David Joseph's UMG tallying three. Read on for the rest, and our insider's account from the winning side of the room.


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2/22/17

Out of the clear blue sky full of stars, we have a Chainsmokers and Coldplay collaboration called "Something Just Like This," which was released on the heels of the two groups appearing together to perform at the 2017 BRIT Awards, surprising literally the whole world...


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2/22/17

Freebandz/Epic superstar Future is already riding a wave of momentum from the newly-dropped album FUTURE, but is already in set up mode for his next release— the second in two weeks— by revealing the 17-song track list for HNDRXX...


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2/22/17

BBC Radio 1 is being hammered with criticism for its failure in recent months to develop new U.K. acts, which it is mandated to do as a government-funded public-service broadcaster. Much of the criticism is emanating from artist representatives and their labels, who say they’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore...


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2/22/17

Jay Z will make history by becoming the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 was introduced this morning and will include Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Chicago’s Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera.


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2/22/17

Future will take the #1 spot on Friday with the first of his two back-to-back album releases. Charlie Wilson (of The Gap Band) and Ryan Adams will debut in the Top 10.


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2/22/17

Katy Perry graces the cover of our latest print edition, While Columbia Records is our Contents Page VIP. Our heartfelt condolences to all concerned.


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2/22/17

“Look, in the digital era, songs leak,” says new Interscope head of marketing Matt LaMotte frankly. “Labels have to be agile, flexible, collaborative and communicative in response.” Team Interscope had an object lesson in the above when “Love,” the new Lana Del Rey single, leaked over the holiday weekend…


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2/22/17

A tribute to George Michael will take place at tonight’s BRIT Awards, while Coldplay have reportedly joined the line-up and Ed Sheeran is set to reveal something new, according to news ahead of tonight's ceremony in London. Will there be any surprises? And which nominees are we putting our money on?


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2/22/17

On the heels of his big self-titled release—headed for chart dominance this week—A1/Freebandz/Epic’s Future will be dropping another album on Friday, as artist and label vie for back-to-back #1s. Word has it that...


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TOP 15: FUTURE SHOCK (AND AWE)
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SOME PRE-BRITS MUSINGS
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OSCAR SO ... WHAT?
Politics and pluralism at the Academy Awards.
Q1'S FIRST BIG SURPRISE
The return of a star.
PLAYLISTS AND POLITICS
How it really works.
DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENTS
How indie artists break through in the new reality.
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