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9/27/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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9/27/16

Since a Diamond Award, for 10 million albums sold, is a rarer sight these days than a unicorn pooping rainbows in the Everglades, Columbia chief Rob Stringer, megastar Adele and other important peeps assembled...


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9/27/16

During Day 1 of TheWrap's media and entertainment confab TheGrill 2016, held at the Montage in Beverly Hills, mega-mogul Irving Azoff engaged in the Keynote Interview with TheWrap CEO/founder Sharon Waxman. In this clip, The Swirv discusses YouTube and the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA, an "outdated law" giving Google's video giant cover to operate with what he calls "evil" results...


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9/27/16

With his sophomore set Illuminate, which streeted 9/23, Island’s Shawn Mendes and his team hope to demonstrate a new level of musical and commercial growth...


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9/27/16

If you're heading to the beautiful Westlake Village Marriott for Thursday's Grammy Committee meetings, you may appreciate a few suggestions for other stuff to do. With turtles!


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9/27/16

Primary Wave Music Publishing has announced a freshly inked partnership with “America’s greatest living poet” (as Dylan once unequivocally pronounced). That would, of course, be Smokey Robinson, who has brought a chunk of his extraordinary song catalog to the pubco. The acquisition is the first deal to be closed as part of a new investing partnership with BlackRock Alternative Investors, which has also just been announced.


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9/27/16

Naturally, The Weeknd's brand new single, "Starboy" (XO/Republic), is #1 on the Shazam USA Top 100's Biggest Movers List, as it impressively enters the Top 100 at #2. The #2 Biggest Mover is Rotimi's "Livin Foul" (G-Unit), thanks to a sync on Season 3 Episode 9 of Starz show Power.


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9/27/16

In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITSPaul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year. Read on for Record of the Year and Best New Artist as well.


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9/27/16

Katy Perry is dealing with the naked truth when it comes to this election: Young people must become part of the process, or we're screwed. To make her point in the most memorable way possible, Perry teamed up with Funny or DieRock The Vote and iHeartMedia to deliver her message au naturel...


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DYLAN The 1966 Live Recordings Album Artwork
9/27/16

No, it’s not some K-Tel compilation from 1971 promising hits from The Youngbloods, Phil Ochs and David Peel and the Lower East Side. It’s Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Eddie Vedder and others going coast to coast with the message of ending gun violence. And it’s about Bob Dylan’s landmark 1966 tour, which Columbia/Legacy will release in a 36-CD set. Read about it in Critics' Choice.


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I.B. BAD: THE NEW
WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/27a)
DIAMONDS ARE A LABEL’S BEST FRIEND
Adele has sold a lotta records. (9/27a)
SHAWN MENDES, ILLUMINATED
A sweet setup, a career moment. (9/27a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 3
Start here and work backward. (9/27a)
DYLAN'S 1966 ELECTRIC TOUR GETS
BOX SET FROM COLUMBIA/LEGACY
That's 36 CDs. Holy smokes. (9/27a)
Q4 KILLERS
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GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
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