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david israelite
9/18/18

The Senate passed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) by unanimous consent on Tuesday. NMPA President/CEO David Israelite and Board Chairman Irwin Robinson could hardly contain themselves when the vote went down...


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sept 18
9/18/18

Carrie Underwood will debut at #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50 with Cry Pretty, her first album for Capitol Nashville. 6lack (LVRN/Interscope) will enjoy a Top 5 bow...


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Smokey Robinson and Marty Bandier
9/18/18

Marty Bandier, who has just confirmed that he’ll be leaving the top post at Sony/ATV next March, didn’t enter the music business until he was 34, but he made up for lost time, as this excerpt from History of the Music Biz Vol. 3: The Rainmakers recounts.


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Jon Platt
9/18/18

Warner/Chappell chieftain Jon Platt will replace Marty Bandier when he steps down as head of Sony/ATV at the end of March.


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Tom Brady Super Bowl LI trophy
9/18/18

We’ve got ourselves some building drama, folks, as the fourth quarter looms. Remember Super Bowl LI in early 2017, when Tom Brady led the New England Patriots back from a seemingly insurmountable 25-point deficit in the middle of the third quarter to overtake the stunned Atlanta Falcons in overtime? The 2018 label marketshare contest could provide us with the music-biz equivalent of that improbable comeback.


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archie
9/18/18

Word has it Interscope marketing baller Archie Davis is headed for a top creative/marketing gig at RCA Music Group...


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ARI IG
9/18/18

Ariana Grande is in the Most Added spot at T40, while Saweetie X London's collab with G-Eazy and Rich The Kid grabs the #1 position at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Hozier rules...


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martysmall
9/18/18

After word broke of the impending change in leadership at Sony/ATV, pubco topper and industry icon Marty Bandier sent this dispatch as an internal memo.


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peepx
9/18/18

A song by Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, entitled "Falling Down," will be posthumously released by Ron Perry's Columbia Wednesday.


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jp.old2crop
9/18/18

With word that Warner/Chappell chief Jon Platt will be taking the reins at Sony/ATV, we offer this excerpt from a profile on the acclaimed publishing exec—which will appear in our forthcoming History of the Music Biz Vol. 3: Rainmakers—tracing an early portion of his extraordinary career.


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MARTY'S NOTE TO
THE TROOPS
A 12-year run is coming to an end. (9/18a)
MEMO FROM JON
Platt heading to Sony/ATV. (9/17a)
THE MORPHING MEANING OF A&R
Tina, Tubby, Steven, Derrick and Tim weigh in. (9/17a)
CHART STORY: ONE NATION UNDER STATION
McCartney's first #1 debut. (9/17a)
NEW RELEASES,
CARRIED FORWARD
Sitting "Pretty." (9/18a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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