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5/25/16

Word has that the war between William Morris Endeavor and CAA has seriously escalated in the wake of Bruno Mars' defection. The situation has grown increasingly ballistic following Lady Gaga and Rage Against the Machine flipping to CAA and Maroon 5’s ankling from CAA to WME, with Mars’ move taking the conflict to Defcon 1. 


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5/25/16

Windowing—a term long used by the film industry—has been adapted by the music business to denote the granting of exclusives to premium streaming services. In his latest column, our industry insider details some of the iterations of windowing that the majors are experimenting with in their efforts to maximize streaming’s vast potential. 


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5/25/16

The incredibly tight battles for both Sales Plus Streaming and Album chart supremacy continue today, with Ariana Grande dueling Drake for the SPS title and Blake for the album-sales #1.  An increase in streaming activity since the weekend has driven up...


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troye
5/25/16

Stay ahead of the curve and find out what's new at a few key U.K. radio outlets, thanks to our mates at Radiomonitor. David Guetta f/Zara Larsson's "This One's For You" (Parlophone) is among the new additions at BBC Radio 1. Meanwhile, Troye Sivan (pictured) is playlisted at both Radio 1 and Radio 2 with "TALK ME DOWN" (Polydor). And Clean Bandit f/Louisa Johnson's "Tears" (Atlantic) ends up as the only debut at Capital, while Lawson's "Where My Love Goes" (Polydor) is the only new one at Heart


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AGBW
5/25/16

Today is World MS Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and the people living with it. With new song and video "Won't Stop Running," Black Magnetic/Epic's A Great Big World have provided a powerful, personal window into the issue that's resonating with gatekeepers.


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iheartDNCE
5/25/16

During the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Miami Beach’s storied Fontainebleau, Republic’s DNCE celebrate the double-platinum status of their “Cake by the Ocean” by posing with some biz types—all of whom have already had enough mojitos to fill the hotel pool. Seen wondering if label prexy Chopper Charlie Walk is OK to pilot the whirlybird are...


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ILA
5/25/16

Madison Square Garden execs have announced that they're planning to build a 17,500-seat arena just off the Vegas strip in a partnership between Madison Square Garden Co., Sands Corp., Azoff MSG Entertainment, Michael Rapino's Live Nation and entertainment advisory firm Oak View Group, it was revealed this morning.


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5/25/16

Alisan Porter was crowned the Season 10 winner of The Voice during last night's finale episode, marking the first win for Team Christina (and a female coach in general). Meanwhile, country singer Adam Wakefield finished as runner-up. As of this morning, there were six songs from Voice contestants in the Top 15.


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Stefan Demetriou May 20 2016 Approved
5/25/16

We’ve been wondering what Max Lousada’s Warner Music U.K. has been up to since they tweeted a cryptic sparks/fire idiom earlier this week. Now we know, the label has launched a creative content division, The Firepit, akin to UMG U.K.'s Globe. The Firepit’s new production company and creative content agency will be headed up by Stefan Demetriou as VP Content.


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5/25/16

Columbia Nashville breakout Maren Morris celebrates her Grand Ole Opry debut with label and Opry brass. After this photo was snapped, Sony Music Nashville chief Randy Goodman busted out a Wagner aria. Seen just before drinking their way through every whiskey song ever written in Nashville are...


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WHAT HAPPENS
IN VEGAS...
MSG execs set sights on the strip for new arena-sized venue. (5/25a)
THE VOICE DROPS
ITS CURTAIN
Who was crowned the Season 10 winner? (5/25a)
WARNER MUSIC U.K.'S ALL FIRED UP
Team Lousada makes a hot announcement. (5/25a)
THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM, PART 42,319
HITS' new mag: different issue number, same crap. (5/25a)
WINNING WITH WINDOWING
Formulas that work.
PUB WINNERS
The songs that go boom.
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