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7/27/16

Spotify has taken a lot of heat from the music biz over the years for seemingly not trying hard enough to convert users of the unlimited free tier to premium-tier subscribers, but newly disseminated stats indicate a heightened effort to enlarge the subscriber base. 


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7/27/16

"So, when you referred to that gentleman as a 'hockey puck,'" the great exec Bhaskar Menon queries comedy legend Don Rickles, "was it because he glides gracefully across frozen surfaces, or because multiple Canadians seek to hit him with sticks? In any event, it was most excellent japery." This classic music-biz moment is brought to you by the HITS 30th Anniversary Issue…


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7/27/16

A Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha track is set to drop on 7/29 via Sony as the Dutch DJ leaves behind his indie deal with Spinnin’ Records to sign to RCA in the US and Columbia in the U.K. “In The Name of Love” will be Garrix’s major label debut with rising Warner star Rexha. 


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7/27/16

Warner Music Nashville’s John Esposito has made two significant promotions: Peter Strickland has been tapped for the newly created post of Chief Marketing Officer and, effective Jan. 1, Matt Signore will assume the post of Chief Operating Officer.

 

 


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7/27/16

First-gen rock critic turned record producer Sandy Pearlman died Tuesday morning in Novato, Calif. He was 72. Pearlman had been in failing health since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in December.


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7/27/16

During this festive photo shoot to commemorate the inking of singer/songwriter and Lifehouse founder/frontman Jason Wade to Sony/ATV, pubco co-prez Rick Krim rehearses his speech for the Democratic National Convention. "I've weaseled my way into photo ops with Hillary Clinton several times in the past two decades," he intoned. "And each and every time she smiled politely and pretended to know who I was. That, my fellow Americans, is leadership."


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7/27/16

In case you didn't catch their blazing performance on Kimmel (the taping of which a few of us were privileged to witness), here's a clip of Caroline's Prophets of Rage performing their eponymous jam and working the crowd into a mighty lather.


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7/27/16

Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds to Mars has inked with Interscope Records. The band's prior set, Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams, bowed on Virgin in 2013  and has sold 213k RTD; total track sales were...


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7/27/16

Warner Bros.' Andra Day delivered a powerful performance of her inspired song "Rise Up" on day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and left few dry eyes in the house.


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7/27/16

Beyoncé and Adele lead with the most nominations for this year's MTV VMAs, which will be the first of the post-Van Toffler era. Bey has 11 noms, while Adele scored eight. See the full list within.


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GOING TO EX-STREAMS
Spotify ramps things up. (7/27a)
MARS ATTACKS
The Jared Leto-led band finds a new home. (7/27a)
ANDRA DAY LIGHTS UP THE DNC
Warner Bros. singer's moving performance drops jaws. (7/27a)
HERE COME THE MOONMEN
All hail the queens. Beyonce and Adele lead the MTV VMAs nominations pack. (7/27a)
INSIDE SPOTIFY'S SUCCESS
How a Swedish streamery changed the biz.
30 YEARS OF HITS
And they're still trying to appeal the sentence.
ANOTHER SUPERSTAR RETURN
Shield your eyes from the brilliance.
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