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steve savoca spotify
7/28/16

Look for Spotify VP Content Steve Savoca to announce that he’ll be exiting the company at the end of August for a new adventure. Stay tuned for details. Before joining the company in 2011, the well-respected Savoca—one of the streamery’s first U.S. employees...


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Allison Kaye
7/28/16

Allison Kaye has been upped from GM to President of Music at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects. Kaye, who, as before, will report “solely and directly” to Braun, will be primarily responsible for assisting with managing and operating the company’s music management business and other music-related businesses...


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POR-logo-for-web
7/28/16

Buzzing rock/hip-hop supergroup Prophets of Rage have released “Prophets of Rage,” the first single from their forthcoming EP (due 8/19) via Caroline. The song, which was originally made available to stream only on the band’s website, is now at all major DSPs. Caroline co-GMs Jacqueline Saturn and Piero Giramonti donned their Che Guevara T-shirts to make the announcement...


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BeatBugs
7/28/16

Republic Records will release the all-Beatles covers soundtracks for Netflix’s animated series Beat Bugs in November. Featuring new recordings from Pink, Aloe Blacc, Sia, Eddie Vedder, Of Monsters and Men and others, the first volume of the soundtrack will be an Apple Music exclusive for streaming.


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melrose
7/28/16

Big Deal Music has tapped industry vet Steven Melrose as SVP A&R, based at the pubco's L.A. HQ. Like topper Kenny MacPherson, Melrose hails from Scotland; in addition to securing new songwriting talent, he'll be tasked with keeping the breakroom stocked with haggis. 


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agbw
7/28/16

This affecting new clip from Black Magnetic/Epic's A Great Big World reflects AGBW member Chad King's odyssey with MS. Diagnosed nine years ago, King defied the prognoses of his doctors, built his own health regimen and now feels better than ever; calling this lovely anthem his "mantra," King enlisted a group of people who've survived an array of challenges to appear in the clip. Check it out.


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output rSpdGR
7/28/16

UTA has brought in Mary Petro and Ryan Soroka as agents in its music division, while also giving 13 staffers their music agent stripes and moving three others to coordinator. 


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stryper, bitches
7/28/16

With our 30th Anniversary Issue swinging toward us like a proverbial wrecking ball, we present yet another find from the seemingly boundless HITS photo archives...


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Pink Floyd BPC1118A neg 9 b retouch (1)
7/28/16

Sony Legacy has compiled enough Pink Floyd pre-Dark Side of the Moon rarities to fill 27 discs in a box set that will be released 11/11...


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ruth b pic
7/28/16

Rob Stringer, Joel Klaiman, Lee Leipsner and Team Columbia join Red Light Management folks in celebrating the platinum certification of breakout artist Ruth B's "Lost Boy." Seen just before Vladimir Putin hacked the lunch order are…


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SAVOCA TO SPLIT
THE SPOT
Spotify pioneer streaming into a new adventure. (7/28a)
CAROLINE HOPING TO PROFIT FROM RAGE
Presenting Donald Trump's least favorite band. (7/28a)
"LOST" LEADERS
Teams Columbia and Red Light toast Ruth B. (7/28a)
ANNI ARCHIVES: HELL TO PAY
Remember Stryper? Bet they're still traumatized from this. (7/28a)
KAYE IS OK WITH SCOOTER
Alison...her aim is true. (7/28a)
STREAMING HITS ITS STRIDE
Is the new marketplace reaching maturity?
30 YEARS OF HITS
With the incriminating photos to prove it.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CATALOG IN THE WORLD
Purple prose on a pricey panoply of Prince.
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