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U2 TOUR MANAGER DENNIS SHEEHAN PASSES AWAY
5/27/15

Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died this morning in L.A., just hours after the band played the first of five shows at the Forum. TMZ reports that Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis. Paramedics were called to Sheehan's hotel room around 5:30am for a reported cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.


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STEVE BARNETT: RESTORING POWER TO THE TOWER
5/27/15

The grand finale of Steve Barnett’s second year as the head of the Capitol Music Group came in February of this year, when his team made Grammy history. Just two years earlier, Barnett was cobbling together the remains of the storied EMI company... 

 


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POWER TRIO
5/27/15

Forbes’ newly published list of the 100 Most Powerful Women 2015 includes three musical figures: #21 Beyoncé, #64 Taylor Swift and #81 Shakira. They’re in some heavy company... 


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A BRIDGET TOO FAR
5/27/15

Bridget Herrmann has joined the field staff at Crush Music. The 10-year veteran, who’ll report to Garrett Capone and Erik Olesen, will cover all formats across the US, with a focus on the Midwest. 


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TOP 10 WORKOUT TRACKS FOR MAY
5/27/15

The last full month of spring brought an unusually high number of fast songs and remixes, notes Chris Lawhorn of workout-music site Run Hundred, referring to the 10 tracks that got the most votes from subscribers. Quick tunes naturally lend themselves to momentum, Chris continues, while remixes give proven hits a second wind.


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A SANDBOX TO PLAY IN
5/27/15

Sandbox Entertainment chief Jason Owen and Sam Easley, Bravado’s Director of A&R Nashville, are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Leo Easley Owen. The entrepreneur in waiting was born yesterday (5/26) at 8:38am (PT) in California, measuring 8 pounds, 10 ounces, 21 inches. Both parents and baby are doing great.

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CHART ATTACK
5/26/15

Three debuts (from Twenty One Pilots, Zedd and Jamie Foxx) land in the Top 5 of the HITS Album Sales Chart, this week, and two of these perform the same feat on the SPS (Sales Plus Streaming) chart. Taylor Swift comes roaring back thanks to fresh "Blood," while Pitch Perfect stays on pitch and Meghan Trainor makes a single-powered SPS jump. Follow the links for details.

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CHART STORY: TWENTY ONE IS THE NEW #1
5/26/15

On the heels of Memorial Day Weekend, Twenty One Pilots have topped both the HITS Building Album Sales Chart and the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with their fourth studio album. The duo’s Blurryface officially bowed with 134k in album sales for Fueled By Ramen through ADA.


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5/26/15

A$AP Rocky’s surprise release looks like a safe bet to hold onto the top spot on the iTunes album chart for the rest of the week, at least, whilePitch Perfect 2Zac Brown BandZedd and Twenty One Pilots are holding up well.


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BIG CHANGE AT THE CAPITOL TOWER
5/26/15

Michelle Jubelirer is now Capitol Music Group’s Chief Operating Officer. The news comes via an announcement from CMG head coach Steve Barnett, Jubelirer’s once and future boss, as well as her biggest fan.


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STEVE BARNETT: RESTORING POWER TO THE TOWER
A conversation with the CMG head coach. (5/27a)
TOP 10 WORKOUT TRACKS FOR MAY
If you don't believe it just listen. (5/27a)
I.B. BAD’S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
A music-biz Mt. Rushmore (5/26a)
BIG CHANGE AT THE CAPITOL TOWER
Song of the Day: "Michelle" from Rubber Soul. (5/26a)
BIG AT ITS BEST
The festival season begins in the U.K. with broad strokes from the Beeb. (5/26a)
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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