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5/4/16

At the iHeartCountry Festival, Capitol Nashville star Sam Hunt joins iHeart’s Tom Poleman, John Sykes and Marissa Morris for this festive photo op, shortly before Donald Trump ran in to declare himself the presumptive headliner. 


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5/4/16

Earlier this week, Warner/Chappell ruler Jon Platt added Chairman to his CEO title at the pubco. Platt, who fully took the W/C reins a mere six months ago, is on a quite a run...


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5/4/16

With Drake’s Views (YMCMB/Republic) approaching a bow of 1m+ come Friday, it’s interesting to note that this album could be considered the first real benchmark for exclusivity, a release that lacks conflicting factors... 


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5/4/16

Nick Jarjour of Nick Jarjour MGMT Company has partnered with Guy O’s Maverick Management to head up the company’s songwriter/ producer division. Maverick co-founder Gee Roberson was instrumental in bringing Jarjour on board. Jarjour is seen here with management client and emerging songwriter/artist Starrah, who’s penned hits for Travi$ Scott, Rihanna and more...


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5/4/16

Drake will handily top both our sales and streaming charts this week as he goes on to break the one-week streaming record... 


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5/4/16

Attention radio peeps: if you have the experience and temperament to kick ass in a Top 10 market, we've got a job opening to alert you to...


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Amanda Berman-Hill and Sean Douglas
5/4/16

To celebrate his inking with Marty Bandier's Sony/ATV, hit songwriter Sean Douglas poses with SVP/Head of West Coast Relations Amanda Berman-Hill. Douglas, who penned biggies for Nick Jonas, Thomas Rhett, Jason Derulo and David Guetta, among other stars, asked Berman-Hill what West Coast Relations meant, and was immediately handed a blunt so strong he started speaking in tongues.


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5/4/16

After topping the U.K. Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with “One Dance” (Island), Drake is on course for a double whammy on Friday, as Views leads the midweek tally. It's likely to end the week on combined sales of 80k; beating Beyonce's Lemonade (Columbia) by 7k.


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Calvin
5/4/16

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris, Vaughan, Stevens and team had a blockbuster first day at Pop radio with Calvin Harris f/Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For,” nailing down a stunning 125 adds and undisputed #1 Most Added honors. Harris also earned #2 Most Added honors at Rhythm, surpassed only by labelmate Beyoncé

 


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Kane Brown Signing UMPG
5/4/16

EVP/GM Kent Earls and the Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville team celebrate signing singer/songwriter Kane Brown, whose "Used to Love You Sober" made serious inroads at radio and retail and who is now at work on his debut full-length for RCA/Zone 4. Shortly after this photo was taken, former presidential hopeful Ted Cruz performed a suite of sad songs about co-ed bathrooms. Seen busily counting delegates are...


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FOR MILES
Drake looking at one lofty view on the sales chart. (5/4a)
U.K. MIDWEEK CHARTS: DRAKE ON COURSE FOR A DOUBLE #1 (UPDATE)
Hey, have you heard of this guy named Drake? (5/4a)
WHY YES, THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME FOR
New Calvin Harris & Rihanna single explodes at radio. (5/4a)
USED TO PUB YOU SOBER
UMPG signs Kane Brown, says "cheese." (5/4a)
WHAT GOOD IS AN EXCLUSIVE?
Or: What do streaming customers want?
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS ISSUE
Where Adele, Katy Perry and other stars were first seen.
MUSIC BIZ 2016
Whatever happened to Morty?
OH, GEE
He's cool.
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