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I.B. BAD’S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
5/26/15

Those lists of names that form the coda for each of our industry insider’s columns generally seem like contextual puzzles for the reader to figure out. Not so in I.B.’s latest dispatch.


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BIG AT ITS BEST
5/26/15

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend officially came to a close on Sunday with an explosive set from Foo Fighters. For two days, Norwich was filled with loud and lovely sounds from the likes of Foos, MuseTaylor SwiftSnoop DoggFall Out BoyFlorence + the MachineGeorge EzraHozier5 Seconds of Summer and more. Continue on to watch a selection of video highlights.


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SHAKES & JACKET:
SPACE-AGE ROCK & SOUL
5/26/15

Alabama ShakesSound & Color and My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall have far more in a common than their record label, Bud Scoppa explains in Critics’ Choice

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
5/26/15

The future is now, as Buena Vista's Tomorrowland debuts as the #1 highest grossing film in America this weekend. The news is bittersweet, however, as the film was expected to rake in north of $40m. Landing just ahead of Pitch Perfect 2 in its second week, it's only the 22nd biggest Memorial opener of all time.


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MOOONLIGHT MILE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
5/26/15

The Rolling Stones posted a cool mini-doc of their surprise show last Wednesday night at the Fonda in Hollywood. It’s worth two minutes of your morning—trust us.


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THE RIGHT PLACE & TIME FOR BIG DEAL
5/26/15

Kenny MacPherson and his team at Big Deal Music begin creative meetings at the three-year-old pubco’s Nashville offices this week with a whole lot of momentum—and it just so happens that a big piece of the action is being generated by Nashville-based writers. 


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YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES
5/25/15

Jessie J's contribution to the smash Pitch Perfect 2 ST and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani's first official single go for adds at Pop radio this week, while A$AP Rocky's infectious new track featuring Rod Stewart, Miguel and Mark Ronson is among the arrivals at Rhythm. Alternative welcomes a banjo-and-beats banger from Toronto troublemaker Coleman Hell. Follow the links for details.

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NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
5/24/15

Brandon Flowers certainly achieved his desired effect, topping the U.K. album chart this week with his second solo release, The Desired Effect. Albums from Paul WellerFaith No More and Mariah Carey all debut in the Top 10. Meanwhile, on the singles side, Taylor Swift snags the only debut. And that's not all that's moving across the pond.


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LOUIS “THUNDER THUMBS” JOHNSON,
1955-2015
5/23/15

Slap-bass pioneer Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson passed away last Thursday (5/21). He was just 60 years old. The cause of death has yet to be revealed. Producer Quincy Jones and Ed Eckstein, who worked with the Brothers Johnson at A&M, explain what made Louis special...


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"PHENOMENAL" CROSS-MARKETING
5/22/15

The tie-ns are every which way but loose, as Shady/Interscope announces the July release of the soundtrack to Weinstein Company feature film Southpaw, whose lead single, Eminem’s "Phenomenal," which will be used in the film trailer, is previewed in a new Beats by Dr. Dre commercial featuring the Golden State WarriorsDraymond Green. Got that?

 


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I.B. BAD’S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
A music-biz Mt. Rushmore (5/26a)
SHAKES & JACKET:
SPACE-AGE ROCK & SOUL
Sometimes an album demands to be listened to from top to bottom. (5/26a)
MOOONLIGHT MILE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
Got footage if you want it. (5/26a)
THE RIGHT PLACE & TIME FOR BIG DEAL
The pubco's partyin' in Music City this week. (5/26a)
BIG AT ITS BEST
The festival season begins in the U.K. with broad strokes from the Beeb. (5/26a)
POWER AT THE TOWER
Who's swinging on Vine.
A LOOK BACK AT THE TRUE MUSIC MEN
The losses of Lundvall and Cornyn got us thinking.
THE BALLERS
Label heads go on the record throughout Q2 and beyond.
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