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9/28/16

It doesn’t take a genius to know that Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Adele’s 25 are headed for Grammy nominations for Album of the Year. Two of Beyoncé’s last three albums—I Am… Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé—were nominated in the category. Adele won the award with her previous album, 21. But who will these megastars face in the finals?


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Petty
9/28/16

The Recording Academy finally listened to their heart: Tom Petty will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in February. The 27th annual benefit gala dinner and concert will be held 2/10.

 


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9/28/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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9/28/16

PledgeMusic has acquired Set.fm and given Set.fm founder and CEO Matt Peterson the added the title of PledgeMusic GM, Austin. He reports to CEO Dominic Pandiscia.


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9/28/16

At a recent L.A. performance by Tony-winning S-Curve artist Leslie Odom, Jr., the gifted vocalist patiently explained to our own Lenny Beer that none of the characters in Hamilton were actual Jedi Knights. Seen just before pondering a Broadway hip-hop musical about an unsavory 30-year-old trade publication are (l-r) Beer, Dick Clark ProductionsMark Shimmel, Odom, Jill Shimmel and manager Joseph Abate. Among those also in attendance at the show were...


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Calitri
9/28/16

Red Bull Records has upped its International General Manager Joe Calitri to General Manager, overseeing label business domestically and worldwide.


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9/28/16

We’re just a week away from the first weekend of Desert Trip (10-7/9), and plenty of tickets are still available...


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Strumbellas at Pilgrimage
9/28/16

The Strumbellas’ breakout hit “Spirits” has been streamed more than 100 million times worldwide, according to Glassnote. The band played Pilgrimage over the weekend, and they'll perform at Austin City Limits this Friday (9/30)... 


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9/28/16

In this official video for his propulsive new single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," A&M/Interscope icon Sting and his stellar band deliver the first taste from his forthcoming 57th & 9th album. They'll be performing the song on Fallon tonight.


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9/28/16

Island's Shawn Mendes, who's heading for a #1 chart bow this week, graces the cover of our most recent print edition, while Pandora chief Tim Westergren is our Contents Page VIP. We apologize to both and should probably send them something nice, like cupcakes.


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I.B. BAD: THE NEW
WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/28a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 4
The climax: Album of the Year (9/28a)
NOT TOO LATE TO SCORE OLDCHELLA DUCATS
With a View Master thrown in! (9/28a)
IOVINE REFINES
THE NARRATIVE
Apple Music remains a work in progress, but it's getting there. (9/28a)
Q4 KILLERS
Which home-stretch releases will rule? Is it Christmas yet?
GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
We'll tell you who's in the mix.
PANDORA'S BOX
How much of a game-changer?
YTD SPS CHART
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