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UPDATE: PAGE SIX DIVES INTO THE TIDAL NARRATIVE
4/27/15

Sources at Sony say this weekend’s Page Six story about the alleged “streaming war” surrounding Jay Z’s Tidal music service got the facts all wrong. These sources say the label group is allowing Tidal to use its music while negotiating a deal that’s considered industry standard—and very similar to the terms of their deals with iTunesSpotify and other streaming services. Stay tuned.


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CALLING ALL WEENIES
4/27/15

SoCal’s rite of spring returns to its longtime home of Irving Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 16. Here’s the skinny. Click for larger view of poster.


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MOTOWN GOES HOLLYWOOD
4/27/15

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. views the L.A. opening of Motown: The Musical later this month as a manifestation of “a fairytale that happened to come true.”


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JAY Z TWEETS...
AND TWEETS
4/27/15

Breaking his own traditional Cone of Silence on social media, Jay Z took to Twitter Sunday morning amid a rising wave of backlash in order to defend his Tidal streaming service... 


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DARAB TO CULTIVATE TOWER'S VINE
4/27/15

Capitol Music Group has tapped Mitra Darab as SVP Marketing, reporting to EVP Greg Thompson. The industry vet will lead the “Vine” group overseeing marketing and digital on Sam SmithFive Seconds of SummerTori Kelly and other artists...


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SNAKE & TAPE
4/27/15

Page Six also dusted off the old Irving Azoff/snake-in-the-mailbox story in an item about wife Shelli threatening Sony Pictures brass last summer after the studio refused to let the Azoffs screen the film Sex Tape on their yacht...


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MUSIC FOR YOUR EYEBALLS
4/27/15

Tune it tonight for TV performances from two rising stars. Catch Republic's Belgian sensation, Stromae, on Kimmel at 11:35pm CT, where he will perform "Carmen" for the first time on stateside late night television. Prior to that, S-Curve/Hollywood's Andy Grammer will perform his Pop smash, "Honey, I'm Good," on Dancing With the Stars at 7pm CT.

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ZAC TO THE FUTURE
4/27/15

During the launch event for the new album by Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic’s Zac Brown Band, from which 22 stations offered live broadcasts, the multiformat star poses with his label team. After the formal portion of the evening, everyone changed into their Varvatos jammies. Seen feeling a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll are (l-r): Southern Ground’s Sally Martin, Randi EventsBrittany Olsen, SG’s Ed Eschleman, Mince ProductionsEllen Appleton, SG’s Paul Williams, Neda Tobin and Mara Sidweber, Zac Brown, BMLG’s Jackie Campbell, John Zarling and Christine Drexel, Randi Events’ Julia Page and SG’s Chuck Swaney.

YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES
4/27/15

Nicki Minaj, Banks and Adam Lambert are among the artists hitting Pop radio with new singles this week. Nicki also brings her "The Night Is Still Young" to Rhythm, where she's joined by newcomer Alyxx Dione. Meanwhile, Bleachers and Panic! at the Disco bring fresh tracks to Alternative. Click the links for details, buddy.

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NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
4/27/15

Josh Groban lands his first U.K. #1 album with his seventh full-length, Stages. On the singles side, Major Lazer f/MO & DJ Snake's party-starting dance smash jumps #13-6, as it moves #14-3 at BBC Radio 1. And that's not all that's happening across the pond.


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NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
In the U.S. it's Brittany; in Britain it's Josh. (4/27a)
MOTOWN GOES HOLLYWOOD
Opening night Tuesday at the Pantages. (4/27a)
JAY Z TWEETS...
AND TWEETS
He's pissed off and he's not gonna take it anymore. (4/27a)
CALLING ALL WEENIES
KROQ busts out the deets on the 2015 Weenie Roast y Fiesta. (4/27a)
YOUR WEEKEND
BOX OFFICE
We are Furious yellow. (4/26a)
MONTE ON A ROLL
Republic field general talks it likes he walks it.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
The next batch is being cooked up.
APPLE'S STREAMING ROLLOUT
Will iTunes-Beats hybrid be a Spotify slayer or an also-ran?
CHART SHAKE-UP
Tuesday's chart-topper pushes the envelope.
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