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5/6/16

In a rare and candid conversation, legendary record exec Mo Ostin talks about the discovery and development of Prince, the evolution of the Warner Music machine and much more, coming soon to this website (and in the special print issue about to cross your desk). Stay tuned.


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Thom Yorke in Daydreaming
5/6/16

The following message has been posted on Radiohead.com, just below the video for the second new song to appear this week. It shows Thom Yorke—looking like a younger Willie Nelson after an all-night bender—walking through various locales, including a hospital and an indoor parking lot; he winds up crawling into a cave atop a snowy hill. So now we know.


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5/6/16

Justin Timberlake released his new song "Can't Stop the Feeling" Thursday night, his first new music in three years, and it was well worth the wait. Naturally, it's #1 at iTunes...


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5/6/16

Warner Music Group’s results for its fiscal Q2, announced today, are generally upbeat. 


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Kenny Chesney Noise
5/6/16

There’s a distinct arena-rock—make that stadium-rock—vibe to Kenny Chesney’s brand-new single, whose topical content is dramatized in the accompanying video. 


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Drake and Beyonce
5/6/16

Get on a first-name basis with Drake and Beyoncé, Monte and L.A. and other household names in this week’s edition of HITS List.


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Urban
5/6/16

Keith Urban will discuss his new album Ripcord, songwriting methods and why he takes nearly two dozen guitars on tour on CBS Sunday Morning on 5/8. The theme of his Ripcord, released 5/6 on Capitol Nashville, Urban says, is the desire to make every moment count.


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Ariana GRande Instagram
5/6/16

“Into You,” the second single from Ariana Grande’s 5/20 album Dangerous Woman (Republic) is newly out and has risen to #12 at iTunes as of Friday morning.


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5/5/16

Word has it, following various reports, that Apple Music is due for a significant overhaul, to be announced at Apple's 6/8 Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple's Robert Kondrk and Trent Reznor are said to be running point on the renovation of the service under Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine and Apple's SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue. Meanwhile, a new discount sub offer goes out to students...


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MikeSmith
5/5/16

Mike Smith will become Managing Director of Warner/Chappell U.K., moving over from Virgin EMI, where he has been President of Music since 2013. Smith, reporting to pubco Chairman/CEO Jon Platt, will make the move in November.


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NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS ISSUE
Where Adele, Katy Perry and other stars were first seen.
MUSIC BIZ 2016
Whatever happened to Morty?
OH, GEE
He's cool.
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