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BALLERS: DYNAMIC DUO
5/5/15

The next installment in our ongoing series of conversations with industry leaders: an in-depth chat with RCA toppers Peter Edge and Tom Corson. The pair touch on everything from the "Uptown Funk" phenom to the streaming marketplace. Look for it in print and online very soon.

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KURT COBAIN ALBUM TO ARRIVE
THIS SUMMER
5/5/15

The above headline, which appears in The New York Times, was likely designed to draw a double-take. While ownership and rights details remain hazy, Brett Morgen, the director of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, says he plans to issue an album of unreleased material from the more than 200 hours of music he came upon while researching the documentary. 


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BOSSIN' UP ON AUSTIN
5/5/15

As the official festival season plays on, Austin City Limits announces an incredibly eclectic lineup for their 2015 gathering featuring The Foo Fighters as headliners and 140 acts over two weekends in October...


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"GIRLS" GONE WILD
5/5/15

Presenting the audio-only clip for the Britney Spears-Iggy Azalea collaboration "Pretty Girls" (RCA), which zoomed to #2 at iTunes upon its release yesterday.


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CHART MURMUR: ZAC ATTACK
5/4/15

Jekyll + Hyde, the new album by Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic's Zac Brown Band, will debut atop the HITS Album and SPS charts this week, while Reprise's Josh Groban will nab a #2 bow with his Broadway-based Stages. How will it all shake out? Where will chart veterans Taylor Swift, Drake, Sam Smith and Fifty Shades land? Keep an eye on that chart as it builds.

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MEANWHILE, AT THE MOUSE HOUSE
5/4/15

Karen Lieberman has been tapped for the newly created position of VP Sales & Digital at Disney Music Group, SVP Global Business Operations and Distribution David Abdo announced today. 


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iHEART COUNTRY FEST RETURNS TO AUSTIN
5/4/15

The second annual iHeartRadio Country Festival, which went down Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, encompassed the entire spectrum of the rapidly expanding genre. 


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DOJ SAID TO BE LOOKING INTO APPLE AND FREEMIUM
5/4/15

The Verge reports that Apple is pushing to kill “freemium” streaming at Spotify and elsewhere, prompting Justice Department scrutiny.


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BROADWAY THE HITS WAY
5/4/15

The lion remains the king of the concrete jungle this week, as The Lion King earns just below $2m, locking it in as the highest grossing show on Broadway...


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YOUR U.K. RADIO HIGHLIGHTS
5/4/15

Pour yourself a hot cuppa, buttter up a crumpet and let's survey the chart action at BBC Radio 1 and 2 and Global's commercial-broadcast biggies Capital FM and Heart, starring Iggy, Meghan, Taylor, Hozier, Florence, Catfish and more.


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BALLERS: DYNAMIC DUO
Coming soon: an in-depth chat with Peter and Tom. (5/5a)
KURT COBAIN ALBUM TO ARRIVE
THIS SUMMER
There'll be "Heck" to pay. (5/5a)
"GIRLS" GONE WILD
Brit + Ig: Check it out. (5/5a)
DON'T CALL IT NARM!
It's Music Biz, bitch.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
The next batch is being cooked up.
APPLE'S STREAMING ROLLOUT
Will iTunes-Beats hybrid be a Spotify slayer or an also-ran?
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