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Todd Boehly
8/26/16

Sources say the recent rumor about WME buying Todd Boehly’s Billboard-Hollywood Reporter-Dick Clark Productions media portfolio is pure vapor, and that Boehly's Eldridge Industries is seeing very little interest in the marketplace as BB and THR continue bleeding money at the rate of about $20 million per year. Many believe such rumors are being leaked to ramp up interest in DCP—the one part of the media group that remains attractive to potential buyers—but that the $1 billion asking price is thought to be very aggressive. Stay tuned.


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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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ARIANA IG
8/26/16

Holy helicopters, Chopper Charlie! Republic Records has teamed with apparel giant Guess to launch Guess Music. The first project, launching on 8/28 on the Guess site, will be the premiere of Ariana Grande's "Side to Side" featuring Nicki Minaj.


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fgl1
8/26/16

Celebrating their Budweiser presents One Night Only album-release show at the MSG Theater, the gents of Big Machine Label Group's Florida Georgia Line pose with Big Loud Management's Craig Wiseman, Seth England, Kevin "Chief" Zaruk and Joey Moi. Seth later pointed out that he was contractually entitled to drink 15% of the Budweiser.


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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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8/26/16

Broken Bow superstar Jason Aldean joined some of his favorite biz folks for this cheery photo op, although once the following people learned it would be running on this website there was much need for whiskey: (l-r) BBR Music Group VP Marketing JoJamie Hahr, NASH FM's Jesse Addy, Aldean, BBR Music Group EVP Jon Loba and VP Promo Lee Adams.


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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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FGL
8/26/16

Big Machine Label Group’s  Florida Georgia Line and RCA’s Britney Spears take the top two positions in the early morning race of new releases. Dig Your Roots, the third album from the team of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, sits in the pole position as one of eight rookies in the iTunes Top 10 on flipover Friday.


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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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