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8/31/16

The most recent issue of our print publication features the incomparable Sir Paul McCartney, recently returned to Capitol, while our Contents Page VIP is UMG ruler Sir Lucian Grainge, whose recently issued policy on digital exclusives seized the news cycle. Why these two knights agreed to be part of our benighted rag is a mystery.


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ACM Honors
8/31/16

Kelsea Ballerini paid tribute to Crystal GayleMaren Morris honored Tanya Tucker and The Band Perry performed “MacArthur Park” in a salute to songwriter Jimmy Webb at the 10th Annual ACM Honors held Tuesday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

 


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8/31/16

Sting is one of many stars we somehow hornswoggled into posing with our print publication over the years. By the time this shot was taken, he was not only already a pop-music icon but also a dashing movie star. All these years later, he's unleashing some rockin' new music and we're ... about to keep publishing the same dreck we've plopped into the world for three decades.


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ELEMENT
8/31/16

It now seems that, contrary to prior rumors, Michael Rapino has done the deal to bring Chris Woltman's Elementary1 Marketing and Management company (which includes Twenty One Pilots) directly into Live Nation. Guy Oseary is said to have made the introduction, but the company will not be folded into Maverick.


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8/31/16

Pink Floyd will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an exhibition at London’s V&A Museum, beginning May 2017. Will there be flying pigs?


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8/30/16

Epic's Meghan Trainor dominates T40 with her new single "Better," while Columbia's Beyoncé cruises to Most Added at Rhythm with "Hold Up," no doubt powered by her VMAs performance, while Capitol's Empire of The Sun grabs #1 at Modern Rock with "High And Low"...


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8/30/16

Lots of talk at the label level about data-crunching company BuzzAngle, which is rapidly gaining traction and appears to be the new go-to analytics tool for marketing execs and radio programmers, who like the “drill-downable” features of the Jim Lidestri-led service. The integration of Mediabase radio data, meanwhile, in a deal spearheaded by Alissa "Force of Nature" Pollack, has accelerated...


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8/30/16

BMLGR/BMLG's Florida Georgia Line (pictured) will take the #1 spot on the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart. Columbia's Barbra Streisand and RCA's Britney Spears are hot on their heels at #2 and #3, respectively, though.


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8/30/16

Epic EVP promo Todd Glassman poses with stars Meghan Trainor and Yo Gotti, who collaborated on Trainor's "Better," which they performed jointly on Fallon Monday. Later, the three enjoyed a five-day tour of L.A. Reid's new house.


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8/30/16

Kesha’s return on Zedd’s “True Colors” pushes the track up 118 slots on the Shazam USA Top 100 Chart, making it the week’s biggest gainer.


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All the photos you thought you'd destroyed.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS (NOT)
A conundrum of the streaming age.
THE NEW DEAL
Why are we still signing agreements based on albums?
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