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IN PRAISE OF THE RECORD MAN
5/28/15

The recent passings of Stan Cornyn and Bruce Lundvall brought back a flood of memories, because, in very different ways, these two legends exemplified the golden age of the record business. Each exuded class, and each in his own way was a quintessential record man. 


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SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
5/28/15

Are you suffering from advanced CRS (can’t remember shit)? Having trouble recalling what happened just the other day? No problem! Your Cliffs Notes of the week’s most noteworthy events in the music are just a click away in HITS List. Just. Don’t. Forget. To. Click.

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WE RAN THIS PHOTO A$AP
5/28/15

OK, you got us—this pic of RCA rulers Peter Edge and Tom Corson with Polo Grounds head Bryan Leach isn't brand new. But it seems an apt moment to spotlight their collaboration, which brought A$AP Rocky (among other projects) to the world and will next week celebrate a #1 chart bow. Later, Leach produced a blunt the size of a polo mallet and Corson attempted to spit a verse.

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WE'RE DREAMING OF A P!NK CHRISTMAS
5/28/15

RCA's Grammy-winning songstress P!nk is officially set to perform at UNICEF's 11th annual Snowflake Ball. The black-tie affiar is set for 12/1 in NYC; the evening's emcee is yet to be announced. The org hopes to raise $3.4m to aid in their quest to provide developmental assistance, protection, quality education and AIDS prevention to children and mothers in developing countries. Click here for more info.

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HOT COCO
5/28/15

Wu Tang Clan founding member and acclaimed producer turned actor/filmmaker RZA has tapped Azealia Banks to star in his upcoming rap drama, Coco.


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STEVE BARNETT: RESTORING POWER TO THE TOWER
5/27/15

The grand finale of Steve Barnett’s second year as the head of the Capitol Music Group came in February of this year, when his team made Grammy history. Just two years earlier, Barnett was cobbling together the remains of the storied EMI company... 

 


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YOUR NEW RELEASES: ROCKY OUTPUNCHES THE PACK
5/27/15

A$AP Rocky will debut at #1 next week on both our sales and SPS charts following the release of his At.Long.Last.A$AP a week ahead of schedule. Here are this week’s key debuts...


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VIEW OF "THE HILLS"
5/27/15

XO/Republic's Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, has dropped a brand new video for the track "The Hills." Watch it here.


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U2 TOUR MANAGER DENNIS SHEEHAN PASSES AWAY
5/27/15

Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died this morning in L.A., just hours after the band played the first of five shows at the Forum. TMZ reports that Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis. Paramedics were called to Sheehan's hotel room around 5:30am for a reported cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.


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BEEB'S YOUR UNCLE
5/27/15

'Ello, love. 'Ow about you take a look-see at this week's action and royally approved adds at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2? With new tunes from Taylor Swift, Muse, Royal Blood, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges and more, you won't be disappointed. And if you are, you might as well just bugger off.

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IN PRAISE OF THE RECORD MAN
Bruce, Stan, Mo, Lenny, Ahmet, Walter, Doug, Lucian... (5/28a)
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
Your biz-happenings cheat sheet. (5/28a)
WE'RE DREAMING OF A P!NK CHRISTMAS
Just add tinsel. (5/28a)
BAY WATCH
A big new artist arrival and a big record.
THE BALLERS
Label heads go on the record throughout Q2 and beyond.
CRITICS' CHOICE: A ROUNDUP
We geek out about some new, old and new/old releases.
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