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12/13/17

Typically, very little changes at the top rungs of the major labels from one year to the next. But 2017 has been a radical exception, with new monarchs crowned at two of the Big Three recorded-music groups and new—or significantly altered—teams in place or imminent at no less than six labels...


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TheCars
12/13/17

The Cars got a yes, Radiohead a no. The Moody Blues are in, The Zombies are not. Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2018.


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LYORJULY4
12/13/17

None other than YouTube exec and industry party clown Lyor Cohen will be among the keynote speakers at the South By Southwest conference on 3/14.


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jonas blue
12/13/17

While presenting artist Jonas Blue with a plaque commemorating 2.5m adjusted sales and 400m+ streams, Capitol Music Group boss Steve Barnett, an expert multitasker, mentally firms up his holiday plans. These include requiring Larry Jenkins to show up to the Tower dressed as an elf. Seen are...


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12/13/17

Spotify is providing artists with a year-end wrap that delivers insights into listening habits. Stats like: Weezer was played in 61 countries; Noah Cyrus has 28 million fans; and Def Leppard songs filled 6 million listening hours.


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luke bryan what makes you country
12/13/17

Luke Bryan lands his fourth #1 debut this week. Two stream-heavy releases, Big Sean & Metro Boomin and Quality Control’s Control The Streets, are likely to land in the Top 5.


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12/13/17

Bob Roux, co-President of Live Nation’s U.S. Concerts division, explains how things are working these days at the world’s largest concert promoter.


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12/13/17

We took your questions—well, we imagined your questions—and put them to the Grammy Whisperer. Here are his responses.


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jody and michelle
12/13/17

UMPG Chairman/CEO Jody Gerson and Capitol Music Group COO Michelle Jubelirer—representing the future of music-biz leadership, according to many—appear in front of a mysterious pink background...


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12/13/17

Kansas City, Mo.-native Ivory Black was crowned the winner of Cumulus Media's inaugural neXt2rock 2017 competition, which resulted in the signing of a record deal with Big Machine/John Varvatos Records. The final event, which took place at L.A.'s Viper Room Tuesday night, included performances from the Top 5 national finalists, as well as a special one from Varvatos Records band Badflower.


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I.B. BAD ON THE RAINMAKERS OF 2017
Around the horn (12/13a)
ROCK HALL PICKS CARS, DIRE STRAITS
Bon Jovi leads the way... (12/13a)
ASK THE GRAMMY WHISPERER
Factoids galore (12/13a)
THE SCIENCE OF PUTTING BUTTS
IN SEATS
It's a growth business, says Live Nation's Bob Roux. (12/13a)
WHAT MAKES YOUR
TOP 20
Take a Luke. (12/13a)
MORE GRAMMY SECRETS
The biz talks committee.
NOT PIZZA AGAIN!
Seriously, can we order something else?
A BIG FAT DEAL
With a gigantic check. Soon.
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