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2017 marketshare
12/14/17

With the British music industry’s Christmas party season now in full swing, we sobered up long enough to take a look at the U.K.’s year-to-date marketshare stats. Who got the biggest bonus?


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1232 LORDE IMAGE PQ
12/14/17

Lorde's sophomore album Melodrama met with plenty of critical acclaim upon its release. But the Lava/Republic singer/songwriter was still stunned by her Album of the Year nod. She answered our questions about the Grammys and the experiences that surrounded the set's creation and reception.


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12/14/17

Throughout the course of 2017, there were unmistakable signs of a musical cycle tilting back toward R&B as pop’s dominating genre, the most notable trend being the expansion of the alternative vein of R&B. It’s a modern offshoot of traditional R&B that fuses...


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12/14/17

Typically, very little changes at the top rungs of the major labels from one year to the next. But 2017 has been a radical exception, with new monarchs crowned at two of the Big Three recorded-music groups and new—or significantly altered—teams in place or imminent at no less than six labels...


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12/14/17

Disney’s $52.4 billion deal to buy the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox empire—announced Thursday morning and still subject to regulators’ approval—includes Fox’s movie and TV studio, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and its 22 regional sports channels. But Murdoch is holding onto…


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MichaelJackson
12/14/17

Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have extended the term of Sony’s administration of MJ's catalog in a long term recording agreement. In addition, Sony will have the opportunity to partner on additional projects that the Estate may produce in the future.


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LYORJULY4
12/14/17

None other than YouTube exec and industry party clown Lyor Cohen will be among the keynote speakers at the South By Southwest conference on 3/14.


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luke bryan what makes you country
12/14/17

Luke Bryan lands his fourth #1 debut this week. Two stream-heavy releases, Big Sean & Metro Boomin and Quality Control’s Control The Streets, are likely to land in the Top 5.


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12/14/17

Pandora has come up with a way to provide access to on-demand music on its ad-supported tier: Have the listener view a 15-second ad.


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12/14/17

We took your questions—well, we imagined your questions—and put them to the Grammy Whisperer. Here are his responses.


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I.B. BAD ON THE RAINMAKERS OF 2017
Around the horn (12/14a)
MARKETSHARE IN
THE U.K.: 2017 YTD
Compare and contrast with the Colonies. (12/14a)
ASK THE GRAMMY WHISPERER
Factoids galore (12/14a)
ALT-R&B 101
The cutting edge of a vibrant genre (12/14a)
WHAT MAKES YOUR
TOP 20
Take a Luke. (12/14a)
MORE GRAMMY SECRETS
The biz talks committee.
NOT PIZZA AGAIN!
Seriously, can we order something else?
A BIG FAT DEAL
With a gigantic check. Soon.
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