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WE RAN THIS PHOTO A$AP
5/27/15

OK, you got us—this pic of RCA rulers Peter Edge and Tom Corson with Polo Grounds head Bryan Leach isn't brand new. But it seems an apt moment to spotlight their collaboration, which brought A$AP Rocky (among other projects) to the world and will next week celebrate a #1 chart bow. Later, Leach produced a blunt the size of a polo mallet and Corson attempted to spit a verse.

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STEVE BARNETT: RESTORING POWER TO THE TOWER
5/27/15

The grand finale of Steve Barnett’s second year as the head of the Capitol Music Group came in February of this year, when his team made Grammy history. Just two years earlier, Barnett was cobbling together the remains of the storied EMI company... 

 


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YOUR NEW RELEASES: ROCKY OUTPUNCHES THE PACK
5/27/15

A$AP Rocky will debut at #1 next week on both our sales and SPS charts following the release of his At.Long.Last.A$AP a week ahead of schedule. Here are this week’s key debuts...


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VIEW OF "THE HILLS"
5/27/15

XO/Republic's Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, has dropped a brand new video for the track "The Hills." Watch it here.


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U2 TOUR MANAGER DENNIS SHEEHAN PASSES AWAY
5/27/15

Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died this morning in L.A., just hours after the band played the first of five shows at the Forum. TMZ reports that Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis. Paramedics were called to Sheehan's hotel room around 5:30am for a reported cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.


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BEEB'S YOUR UNCLE
5/27/15

'Ello, love. 'Ow about you take a look-see at this week's action and royally approved adds at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2? With new tunes from Taylor Swift, Muse, Royal Blood, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges and more, you won't be disappointed. And if you are, you might as well just bugger off.

TAG, THEY'RE IT: TAYLOR TAKES SHAZAM
5/27/15

It's a rare artist who can fly 197 spots to #4 on the Shazam  USA Top 100 chart, and there's none rarer than our Tay. "Bad Blood" was phone-pointing catnip over the last week. Island's Shawn Mendes, RCA's Elle King, 222/Interscope's Maroon 5 and Capitol's Silentó also made impressive moves.


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FEMALE POWER TRIO
5/27/15

Forbes’ newly published list of the 100 Most Powerful Women 2015 includes three musical figures: #21 Beyoncé, #64 Taylor Swift and #81 Shakira. They’re in some heavy company... 


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CMT PICKS PATAT
5/27/15

Kurt Patat has been dubbed SVP/Head of Communications for CMT, announced prexy Brian Philips, to whom he'll report. Philips dubbed Patat "the right person for CMT's busiest era ever."


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A BRIDGET TOO FAR
5/27/15

Bridget Herrmann has joined the field staff at Crush Music. The 10-year veteran, who’ll report to Garrett Capone and Erik Olesen, will cover all formats across the US, with a focus on the Midwest. 


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YOUR NEW RELEASES: ROCKY OUTPUNCHES THE PACK
Next week's sales, A$AP. (5/27a)
A BRIDGET TOO FAR
A radio exec to Crush out on. (5/27a)
I.B. BAD’S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
A music-biz Mt. Rushmore (5/26a)
A SANDBOX TO PLAY IN
Jason and Sam announce a new release. (5/27a)
VIEW OF "THE HILLS"
Start your Weeknd early. (5/27a)
A LOOK BACK AT THE TRUE MUSIC MEN
The losses of Lundvall and Cornyn got us thinking.
THE BALLERS
Label heads go on the record throughout Q2 and beyond.
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