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yetnikoff-with-cap
7/18/19

In the concluding half of his look back at prominent music lawyers through the years, I.B. Bad zeros in on the exploits of Grubman and Branca.


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Post Malone Young Thug
7/18/19

It had to happen eventually. Yep, for the first time in four months, another act has had a more lucrative week than Lil Nas X. That would be Post Malone, whose Young Thug-assisted “Goodbyes” took in $250.4k in its debut appearance on our Top 50 Song Revenue Chart.


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Stringer
7/18/19

Sony Corp. has created a new Sony Music Group, uniting Rob Stringer’s Sony Music Entertainment and Jon Platt’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Stringer will be Chairman of the new group.


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question mark1
7/18/19

In a memo that went companywide on Wednesday, Pat Kraus, UMG's head of studio, production and archive services, provided a detailed progress report about the company’s efforts to determine what specific master recordings were destroyed in the 2008 fire at the NBCUniversal Studios lot. Meanwhile, UMG filed a motion to dismiss the class-action suit filed in relation to the fire...


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sheeran-water
7/18/19

Ed Sheeran is scoring strongly on the streaming platforms—notably on Spotify, where he's on his way to an unprecedented 70m monthly listeners. He's not scoring huge points with music critics, though.


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bason
7/18/19

7S Management founders Chris Tetzeli, Alex Brahl and Brian Schwartz have enlisted David Bason to run their West Coast operation. Dave just found out how close he'll be to our offices, which is why he's screaming right now.


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
7/18/19

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello's "Señorita" is close to finishing the week at #1 on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart. Lil Tecca inches closer to top five, as "Ransom" leaps to #6.


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y2k
7/18/19

Does Ron Perry’s Columba have another viral monster in the making?


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pittman
7/18/19

iHeartMedia went public today, selling shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol IHRT. After Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman and President/COO/CFO Rich Bressler rang the opening bell, it started selling at …


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Navarro
7/18/19

Primary Wave has acquired a stake in Dave Navarro’s catalog, master revenue streams and writer's share royalties. Included in the deal are the Jane's Addiction hits "Been Caught Stealing" and "Jane Says."


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EARTHQUAKE!
We thought it was just the hangover.
WEED!
What strain pairs best with sloth?
COPYRIGHTS!
They're complicated.
PIZZA!
Why haven't we been talking about it?
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