The recent passings of Stan Cornyn and Bruce Lundvall brought back a flood of memories, because, in very different ways, these two legends exemplified the golden age of the record business. Each exuded class, and each in his own way was a quintessential record man.
OK, you got us—this pic of RCA rulers Peter Edge and Tom Corson with Polo Grounds head Bryan Leach isn't brand new. But it seems an apt moment to spotlight their collaboration, which brought A$AP Rocky (among other projects) to the world and will next week celebrate a #1 chart bow. Later, Leach produced a blunt the size of a polo mallet and Corson attempted to spit a verse.
RCA's Grammy-winning songstress P!nk is officially set to perform at UNICEF's 11th annual Snowflake Ball. The black-tie affiar is set for 12/1 in NYC; the evening's emcee is yet to be announced. The org hopes to raise $3.4m to aid in their quest to provide developmental assistance, protection, quality education and AIDS prevention to children and mothers in developing countries. Click here for more info.
Wu Tang Clan founding member and acclaimed producer turned actor/filmmaker RZA has tapped Azealia Banks to star in his upcoming rap drama, Coco.
The grand finale of Steve Barnett’s second year as the head of the Capitol Music Group came in February of this year, when his team made Grammy history. Just two years earlier, Barnett was cobbling together the remains of the storied EMI company...
A$AP Rocky will debut at #1 next week on both our sales and SPS charts following the release of his At.Long.Last.A$AP a week ahead of schedule. Here are this week’s key debuts...
XO/Republic's Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, has dropped a brand new video for the track "The Hills." Watch it here.
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.
IN PRAISE OF THE RECORD MAN
Bruce, Stan, Mo, Lenny, Ahmet, Walter, Doug, Lucian... (5/28a)
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
Your biz-happenings cheat sheet. (5/28a)
WE'RE DREAMING OF A P!NK CHRISTMAS
Just add tinsel. (5/28a)