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Grammy
3/26/19

The biz is in an uproar over the suddenly announced 8/31 Grammy eligibility deadline and corresponding change in the voting window, which all agree will be hugely disruptive.


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Grammy
3/26/19

The Grammy eligibility period for the 2020 show will close 8/31/19—a whole month earlier, when compared to the past nine years.


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mar26
3/26/19

It's a battle between Ariana Grande and Juice WRLD for #1 this week as UMG is poised to have as many as 9 of the Top 10. We're giving Ariana a very slight edge today but with his strong streaming, Juice still has the potential to come out on top. We've made our best guess at Logic's Supermarket, the companion soundtrack to...


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SYLVIA SMALL
3/26/19

Epic President Sylvia Rhone’s hot start to 2019 is a showcase of the label’s star power and resilience.


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Lilnasx
3/26/19

The wildly viral Lil Nas X is Most Added at T40 this week, while Travis Scott & The Weeknd dominate Rhythm...


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3/26/19

In the latest iteration of our cartoon contraption, Airhead, we go behind the scenes at the iHeart Summit, as UJA darlings Tom Poleman and John Sykes oversee the big gathering and get down to some "Shallow" talk. We apologize to all concerned.


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IBGIF
3/26/19

Our man on the inside surveys the acquisitive acumen of Sir Lucian Grainge and the marketshare might of his UMG label power trio.


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SEVEN
3/26/19

With the iHeart Pop Summit kicking off in Burbank, Republic's promo team, led by the formidable Gary Spangler, has the #1 track (Ariana Grande's "7 Rings"), the #9 and #10 songs ( Post Malone's "Sunflower" and "Wow," respectively), as well as tracks #11, 12, 13 and 14. For you non-math majors, that's seven of the Top 14. Badass, buddy. See you at the bar later?


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1263 RRHOF JOEL PQ
3/26/19

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chairman/President Joel Peresman paid us no mind as we kept stage-whispering the names Todd Rundgren and Warren Zevon, but he did politely answer our questions.


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EU flag
3/26/19

The EU Copyright Directive will now move forward to the implementation stage after the majority of Members of the European Parliament voted to approve the bill in a plenary vote today. YouTube will soon be required to secure licenses from rights holders.


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MUSIC BIZ HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019
They must've read our Black Music History special issue. (3/26a)
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Spreading the gospel of rock & roll. (3/26a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MARKETSHARE
But it is, really. Isn't it?
WHAT IF I DON'T STREAM?
First of all, don't panic.
WHO ORDERED THIS PIZZA?
Seriously, come get it now or we're eating it.
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