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bruno
5/27/16

The scorched-earth policy of William Morris Endeavor’s John Marx with respect to Bruno Mars has been effective, as the superstar will remain at WME rather than defecting to CAA. Mars’ decision to stay with WME follows a tumultuous episode involving...


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Paradise Cove
5/27/16

Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton, two artists with much in common, including TV stardom and a chart competition, are locked in the two top slots in HITS List, your set of 10 talking points for the three-day weekend. 


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FameHouse
5/27/16

Universal Music Group has acquired digital marketing agency Fame House from SFX Entertainment. CEO and founder Mike Fiebach and Eric Hahn, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, will continue to lead the agency, reporting to UMG EVP/CFO Boyd Muir and EVP Michele Anthony.


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menon top hat
5/27/16

In another sampling of our recent special issue History of the Music Biz: The Mike Sigman Interviews, we explore how Bhaskar Menon, then head of Capitol, broke Pink Floyd in the U.S.


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skylar and martin
5/27/16

Martin Kierszenbaum's Cherrytree Records will be exclusively distributed through Warner Music Group’s ADA as it begins to operate as a wholly independent operation...


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tears
5/27/16

The new track from Atlantic’s Clean Bandit and SYCO’s X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson, “Tears,” which has rocketed to #9 on the iTunes U.K. singles chart less than 24 hours, has the makings of the British summer anthem of 2016.


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Shane Allen Photo - credit Alan Poizner
5/27/16

Columbia Nashville has tapped Shane Allen to develop and oversee radio promo plans for the label’s roster. He starts his job as Senior Vice President Promotion on Tuesday (5/31).


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odom
5/26/16

Leslie Odom, Jr., the Tony-nominated co-star of musical-theater phenomenon Hamilton (he plays Aaron Burr), is about to step out with a solo album on Steve Greenberg’s S-Curve. The self-titled set, due 6/10, goes into pre-order on Friday (5/27). Odom wraps his estimable pipes around “Autumn Leaves,” “Brazil” and other timeless standards...


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discoverweekly-1
5/26/16

Spotify's innovative Discover Weekly personalized playlist has drawn 40 million unique users since launching in July—that’s more than half of the service’s claimed 75m active users—while that vast constituency has streamed north of 5 billion tracks.

 


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wme
5/26/16

Word has that the war between William Morris Endeavor and CAA has seriously escalated in the wake of Bruno Mars' decision to defect (he has since changed his mind and will stay at WME). The situation has grown increasingly ballistic following Lady Gaga and Rage Against the Machine flipping to CAA and Maroon 5’s ankling from CAA to WME, with the Mars drama taking the conflict to Defcon 1. 


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BRUNO STAYING
WITH WME
The CAA-WME conflict just hit a new level of intensity. (5/27a)
CAN’T STOP THIS
HITS LIST
Official gateway-to-summer edition (5/27a)
CHERRYTREE GOES INDIE WITH ADA
Whaddaya wanna do tonight, Marty? (5/27a)
NEWCOMER JOHNSON, CLEAN BANDIT MOVE U.K. WITH "TEARS"
SYCO has just launched another prospective career artist. (5/27a)
HISTORY LESSON: DARK SIDE OF THE MENON
The erudite onetime Capitol ruler had a way with words. (5/27a)
WINNING WITH WINDOWING
Formulas that work.
PUB WINNERS
The songs that go boom.
MANAGERS TALK ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
You know, because they're the ones who do it.
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