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5/29/17

In this memorable tableau, brought to you by our forthcoming The History of the Music Biz 2, retail giant Russ Solomon poses with the legendary Barbra Streisand and label luminaries Walter Yetnikoff and Al Teller. Shortly after this photo was snapped...


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5/29/17

Spotify will begin negotiating with creditors to reduce the burden of its $1 billion in debt after it begins to trade on the New York Stock Exchange later on this year, The Times of London reported Monday. The debt on the billion-dollar convertible bond is set to increase...


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5/29/17

This collection of broadsides touting HBO's forthcoming series The Defiant Ones (chronicling Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and the artists whose lives and careers they touched) can be found in Apple's L.A. parking structure. The show debuts on 7/9. Rumors that a mutually shackled Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier were seen running through the parking lot looking for a maroon Ford Focus couldn't be confirmed at presstime.


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5/28/17

Gregg Allman, lead singer and keyboard player of the Allman Brothers Band, died at his home in Savannah, Ga., according to a 5/27 statement posted on greggallman.com.


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5/28/17

Harry Styles’ #1-charting Columbia solo album debut was overseen by Grammy-winning producer/writer/musician Jeff Bhasker, who discussed with us how Harry's self-titled set came to be...


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5/27/17

Bryson Tiller's new TrapSoul/RCA set, True to Self, which dropped nearly a month before its previously expected release date, and the full-length from Quality Control/Motown/ Capitol's Lil Yachty are the week's significant debuts. According to early reads...


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5/26/17

Ariana Grande just took to social media to announce that she will be hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the Manchester attack and their families, just four days after the terror occurred. Read her open letter within.


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Linkin Park, One More Light, album art final
5/26/17

Warner Bros.Linkin Park has debuted at the top of the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart, earning 117k+ with One More Light...


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5/26/17

This classic pic of Freddy DeMann and friends is brought to you by The History of the Music Biz 2, our forthcoming follow-up set of profiles of industry greats, gathered by the brilliant Michael Sigman and coming your way soon.


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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 and flew to #1 at iTunes within hours. Tiller had the sixth most-streamed album of 2016...


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