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martysmall
9/18/18

After word broke of the impending change in leadership at Sony/ATV, pubco topper and industry icon Marty Bandier sent this dispatch as an internal memo.


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Jon Platt
9/18/18

Warner/Chappell chieftain Jon Platt will replace Marty Bandier when he steps down as head of Sony/ATV at the end of March.


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jp.old2crop
9/18/18

With word that Warner/Chappell chief Jon Platt will be taking the reins at Sony/ATV, we offer this excerpt from a profile on the acclaimed publishing exec—which will appear in our forthcoming History of the Music Biz Vol. 3: Rainmakers—tracing an early portion of his extraordinary career.


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bandier-pic
9/18/18

Marty Bandier more or less invented the publishing game, and in the last several years has continued his run as its indisputable ruler. With news that he’ll be exiting as Sony/ATV topper in March—succeeded by mentee Jon Platt—his extraordinary place in the music firmament is all the more evident.


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yandhi
9/18/18

Kanye West will drop a new project on 9/29, the day he appears on SNL's season premiere. Meanwhile, he and Lil Pump have a set a new record at YouTube.


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alissa khaled
9/18/18

Alissa Pollack has been given expanded duties as EVP of Global Music Marketing at iHeart.


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Carrie-Underwood-Cry-Pretty
9/18/18

Carrie Underwood’s first album for Capitol Nashville should land at #1 on our next Top 50 chart. Here’s what we know...


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sticka
9/18/18

The Grammy Museum has a new Executive Director in Michael Sticka and given Scott Goldman, who formerly held the title, the job of Artistic Director.


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purged
9/18/18

Though we have no desire to inundate our readership with partisan content (we get plenty of that on Facebook), occasionally we come across something related to politics that seems extremely relevant. Then we bring it to our overlords, who ask if it's something that they can (a) deposit in the bank or (b) load into the bong. If it isn't, their eyelids get heavy almost immediately. However...


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McCartney Capitol Tower
9/17/18

Capitol conductor Steve Barnett, who successfully orchestrated his label’s symphonically nuanced bid to give Paul McCartney his first-ever #1 debut after welcoming the Beloved Beatle back to the hallowed label in 2016, heads up our latest leaderboard of trending topics. And like the Fab Four, Ron Perry’s Columbia is tripping on LSD. Meanwhile, Aaron...


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MARTY'S NOTE TO
THE TROOPS
A 12-year run is coming to an end. (9/18a)
MEMO FROM JON
Platt heading to Sony/ATV. (9/17a)
THE MORPHING MEANING OF A&R
Tina, Tubby, Steven, Derrick and Tim weigh in. (9/17a)
CHART STORY: ONE NATION UNDER STATION
McCartney's first #1 debut. (9/17a)
NEW RELEASES,
CARRIED FORWARD
Sitting "Pretty." (9/18a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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