Lots of talk at the label level about data-crunching company BuzzAngle, which is rapidly gaining traction and appears to be the new go-to analytics tool for marketing execs and radio programmers, who like the “drill-downable” features of the Jim Lidestri-led service. The integration of Mediabase radio data, meanwhile, in a deal spearheaded by Alissa "Force of Nature" Pollack, has accelerated...
"Our research tells us Shonen Knife is going to be huge," Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris tell Phil Quartararo in this immortal shot from the Alternative boom. That research turned out to be a guy on Silverlake Boulevard who had a tattoo of a spider on his face...
Big Machine Label Group's Florida Georgia Line celebrated their Budweiser presents One Night Only album-release show at the Miranda Lambert will receive the ACM’s first Merle Haggard Award this week at the ACM Honors concert, and Thomas Rhett will host the first-ever Thomas Rhett & Friends charity concert at The Old School. And The SoundExchange Influencers Series returns to the Bluebird Café with Marcus Hummon and his son Levi, and Paul Overstreet and his daughter, Summer.
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In looking at our release schedule we see that several more UMG digital exclusives will be coming in the near future, including offerings from Drake, Kanye West and Ariana Grande. But these should not be construed as defying or otherwise flying in the face of Lucian Grainge's recently revealed ban on the practice...
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Jeff and Jordan's Japanese alt-rock brainstorm. (8/30a)