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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' defection. 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 Mars’ move taking the conflict to Defcon 1. 


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5/26/16

Windowing—a term long used by the film industry—has been adapted by the music business to denote the granting of exclusives to premium streaming services. In his latest column, our industry insider details some of the iterations of windowing that the majors are experimenting with in their efforts to maximize streaming’s vast potential. 


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5/26/16

The resale of tickets in the U.K. has been a subject of much ire in recent years. Today, a new report could see the market in Blighty come under much stricter regulations in the future, and a number of high-profile British execs have pledged their support. 


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Jon Platt
5/26/16

On 6/4, as part of the Midem Keynote Series, Warner/Chappell chief Jon Platt will be featured in conversation with hit songwriter Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber's “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean,” Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries”). It’ll be Platt’s his first speaking engagement since being appointed Chairman/CEO in October. 


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5/26/16

May 26 is the day Donald Trump officially secured the Republican presidential nomination—but less alarmingly, it’s also the day Miles Davis would’ve turned 90. To commemorate the occasion, Legacy Recordings and Polygraph are launching The Universe of Miles Davis, a website visualizing Miles’ ongoing cultural impact and importance.  


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iheartDNCE
5/26/16

During the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Miami Beach’s storied Fontainebleau, Republic’s DNCE celebrate the double-platinum status of their “Cake by the Ocean” by posing with some biz types—all of whom have already had enough mojitos to fill the hotel pool. Seen wondering if label prexy Chopper Charlie Walk is OK to pilot the whirlybird are...


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5/25/16

The incredibly tight battles for both Sales Plus Streaming and Album chart supremacy continue today, with Ariana Grande dueling Drake for the SPS title and Blake for the album-sales #1.  An increase in streaming activity since the weekend has driven up...


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troye
5/25/16

Stay ahead of the curve and find out what's new at a few key U.K. radio outlets, thanks to our mates at Radiomonitor. David Guetta f/Zara Larsson's "This One's For You" (Parlophone) is among the new additions at BBC Radio 1. Meanwhile, Troye Sivan (pictured) is playlisted at both Radio 1 and Radio 2 with "TALK ME DOWN" (Polydor). And Clean Bandit f/Louisa Johnson's "Tears" (Atlantic) ends up as the only debut at Capital, while Lawson's "Where My Love Goes" (Polydor) is the only new one at Heart


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AGBW
5/25/16

Today is World MS Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and the people living with it. With new song and video "Won't Stop Running," Black Magnetic/Epic's A Great Big World have provided a powerful, personal window into the issue that's resonating with gatekeepers.


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THE MOTHER OF ALL PERSONALIZED PLAYLISTS HITS MILESTONE
Spotify Discover Weekly has 40m users. (5/26a)
SECRET AGENT SLAM
CAA vs. WME is heating up. (5/26a)
I.B. BAD ON THE
EVER-MORPHING LANDSCAPE
Why is everybody talking about windowing? (5/26a)
PLATT CHAT SET FOR MIDEM
It'll be his first speaking engagement since being named CEO last fall. (5/26a)
WINNING WITH WINDOWING
Formulas that work.
PUB WINNERS
The songs that go boom.
MANAGERS TALK ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
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