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Dua Lipa Stormzy BRITs 2018
2/22/18

Wednesday night’s BRIT Awards was a typically slick affair with a few surprises, a quick save and the cherry on top of an excellent year for Max Lousada’s WMG. As noted here, the major label took home six out of the 11 trophies handed out on the night, following Sony’s record-breaking year in 2017 and the rule of UMG and Adele in 2016.


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Jo Charrington, Sam Smith, David Joseph, Tom Paul
2/22/18

“Your performance was smashing,” UMG U.K. chieftain David Joseph tells superstar Sam Smith after the BRITs. “Speaking of smashing, I lifted the keys to K.Dot’s car; want to take a spin on Kensington High?” Capitol’s Jo Charrington and Tom Paul then agreed it’s never too late for goodbyes.


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2/22/18

More women have come forward to accuse Republic President Charlie Walk of sexual misconduct, a new Rolling Stone article reveals.


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2/22/18

Warner Music U.K. acts won six of the 11 trophies handed out during Wednesday’s BRIT Awards, outpacing its Big Three rivals.


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5sos
2/22/18

In addition to a tour announcement, Capitol's 5 Seconds of Summer have revealed new track "Want You Back." We have to assume they're not referring to us...


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2/22/18

Stormzy and Dua Lipa were the multiple award winners Wednesday at the BRIT Awards. Stormzy took home British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist while Lipa, who had five noms, received red trophies for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.


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Logic 44More
2/22/18

Def Jam's Logic took to Twitter to announce a new record, "44 More," which he'll be dropping tonight at midnight EST...


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Cindy Mabe gets award
2/22/18

Louise Scruggs, the force of nature who aggressively represented husband Earl Scruggs, created opportunity where none existed, recognizing markets that most in bluegrass and country music didn’t notice, or couldn’t crack. Given Scruggs’ history, the selection of UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe as the 2018 recipient of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Louise Scruggs Award is a couture fit...


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2/22/18

Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group and Bell Media have jointly announced that Sony Pictures Television will distribute their new music-TV format The Launch worldwide, excluding Canada. The inaugural season of The Launch debuted at #1 in its timeslot on CTV and delivered a series of consecutive weekly top ratings. The series’ original songs have already surpassed 4m streams worldwide.


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Platt Stormzy Brits 2018
2/22/18

Stormzy’s double win at the BRITs was especially sweet for Warner/Chappell ruler Big Jon Platt and his celebrated London-based A&R exec, Amber Davis. It was Platt who lured Davis from EMI, and it was Davis who signed Stormzy to W/C a couple years ago. Seen celebrating post-show are...


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