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8/26/16

Is what happened last week between Frank Ocean, UMG and Apple game-changing? It certainly was for Universal, in that it triggered... 


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Execs
8/26/16

The debate over streaming exclusives has reached a fever pitch this week following Frank Ocean’s surprise Blonde, and Lucian Grainge’s subsequent ban. What do those working in the British music industry think about the issue du jour?


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wang
8/26/16

The latest rumor has Chinese firm Dalian Wanda Goup as the frontrunner to purchase Todd Boehly's Billboard-THR-dcp media empire. The Fortune 500 company, led by Wang Jianlin ("China's richest man," per Reuters) and founded in 1988, is China's largest commercial property company and the world's largest movie-chain operator; it recently acquired a controlling stake...


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8/26/16

Here’s our weekly look at the relationship between the Top 25 tracks in sales and their respective streaming totals, and the estimated revenue each track generated from sales and streams during that period. 


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Sande
8/26/16

Virgin EMI star Emeli Sandé has teased her first new music in more than three years...


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8/25/16

During a recent, starry fundraiser at Chez Timberlake, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joins Scooter Braun and better half Yael for a sparkly, younger-demo-targeted photo op. Shortly thereafter, the Democratic hopeful promised the manager-mogul a position in her cabinet, possibly as Undersecretary of EDM. Meanwhile, in Vegas, Donald Trump and Scott Baio pounded Chivas at the Golden Nugget...


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warner chappell partynextdoor
8/25/16

Songwriter/artist PARTYNEXTDOOR joins Warner/Chappell chief Jon Platt and team for a photo op celebrating his contribution to the Rihanna smash "Work." In a semi-related story, several establishments on Hollywood Blvd. have begun referring to us as SCHMUCKSNEXTDOOR. Seen before getting back to work work work work work are...


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aldean cvr
8/25/16

Jason Aldean is the first high-profile Tidal shareholder who has chosen to not give his new album to Jay Z’s struggling service for a window of exclusivity...


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AGBW
8/25/16

Four-time Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles bumped into Ian Axel and Chad King of Black Magnetic/Epic's A Great Big World at LaGuardia Airport and geeked out about her favorite band...


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WEEKND IVEY PERRY
8/25/16

"You haven't seen Ron Perry anywhere, have you?" XO/Republic superstar The Weeknd asks iHeart's John Ivey during the recent iHeartMedia Music Summit. "That shifty motherfucker is following me everywhere." The two were able to remain very still until the SONGS exec was distracted by a  tray of drinks.


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REVENUE CHART: SOMETHING YOU
CAN BANK ON
Tim,e to fire up those calculators. (8/26a)
I.B. BAD: SEA CHANGE
The week that was will have plentiful repercussions. (8/26a)
EXCLUSIVES: YAY OR NAY? BRITISH EXECS SPEAK
In brief, they're not big fans of the practice. (8/26a)
HELP ME, WANDA
No, he's not the latest Bond villain determined to rule the world. (8/26a)
HITS' 30TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
All the photos you thought you'd destroyed.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS (NOT)
A conundrum of the streaming age.
THE NEW DEAL
Why are we still signing agreements based on albums?
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