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5/26/17

RCA's Bryson Tiller has dropped his new set, True to Self, way ahead of its previously announced 6/23 release date; the 19-track collection is available via all DSPs. Tiller had the sixth most-streamed album of 2016...


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5/25/17

Our inside man examines Rob Stringer’s Sony, the state of its labels—and the question of appointing heads of two of those labels—as well as the stateside adventure of WMG exec Max Lousada and one alleged meeting during that trip, among other topics…


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5/25/17

Interscope Records have signed West Coast rap icon Ice Cube as Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman and CEO John Janick proclaims the genre pioneer as "obviously one of the legendary figures in hip hop..."


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5/25/17

At a dinner to celebrate the hotly anticipated Teenage Emotions set from Lil Yachty (due tonight via Quality Control/Motown/Capitol), this group of important folks gathered to receive their nautical nicknames. For example, Capitol Music Group topper Steve Barnett is "Big Luxury Yachty." Interestingly, our publication is known as "bilge." Seen just before trimming the mainsails are...


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5/25/17

"Despacito," Miley and Harry: They're among the projects that figure prominently on this week's Song Revenue Chart...


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5/25/17

Two months into his reign at Sony Music, Rob Stringer says his next step is to find fearless executives unencumbered by the status quo.


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5/25/17

The City of Hope honored its 2017 Spirit of Life recipient, Red Light chief Coran Capshaw, at a WeHo breakfast Tuesday, with an array of biz heavies in attendance.


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5/25/17

This pic of Kal Rudman with Bon Jovi and the crew from WPST Trenton makes us wanna do some bumpski off a hotel minibar. This and other classic pics will join the dazzling profiles in History of the Music Biz 2, our sequel ish with brilliant journalist Michael Sigman, coming soon. Ad space is limited...


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5/25/17

Kendrick Lamar will likely return to #1 this Friday as Linkin Park looks set for a #2 debut. Of course, we still have a few days left in the chart week, so stay tuned.


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5/25/17

Right Hand Music/RCA artist Khalid joins label chiefs Peter Edge and Tom Corson and team for a photo op commemorating the platinum certification of his single "Location." Seen wondering who would be accused by Trump of leaking this to the press are...


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