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12/12/18

As you surely know by now, the 61st annual Grammy nominations were announced on Friday. For your favorite Grammy nerds, that's like Super Bowl Sunday and Oscar night rolled into one. Lenny and Paul couldn’t wait to compare notes on who was blessed and who was passed over. They'll be having these nerd sessions until the envelopes are opened on 2/10—and no doubt beyond.


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Facet
12/12/18

Warner/Chappell Music’s Co-Head of A&R Katie Vinten and songwriter Justin Tranter will be launching a new label, Facet Records, within the Warner Bros. Records family.


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12/12/18

Ron Perry has decided two heads are better than one in urban music, handing the title of Co-Head, Urban Music, Columbia Records, to Shawn Holiday and Phylicia Fant.


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grammy HL
12/12/18

It’s that time of the year when certain individuals get an early Christmas present or right-on-time Chanukah gift—a Grammy nomination—while others get the music-biz equivalent of coal in their stockings. Join us as we deck the halls with the chosen ones and empathize with some of those on the outside looking in, with a nod to Ken Ehrlich as Santa and a sneer at a Secret Committee of Grinches.


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rifkind
12/12/18

Word is that Steve Rifkind is no longer part of the Kanye West camp. The industry veteran was heavily involved in the big June rollout of Kanye-associated releases. What's his next move? Stay tuned.


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XXXtentacion skins
12/12/18

XXXTentacion will be #1 on the HITS Top 50. Christmas music will remain dominant for this week's chart as the holiday nears.


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ella mai
12/12/18

Sony/ATV has inked a global pub deal with breakout British artist and songwriter Ella Mai, whose "Boo'd Up" (Ten Summers/Interscope) was one of the year's freshest-sounding hits as well as one of the biggest—and is a Grammy Song of the Year contender...


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elton
12/12/18

Elton John covers Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” with Khalid as a guest and revisits his own “Bennie and the Jets” in the latest Spotify Singles releases.


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SonicTemple
12/12/18

The day before Danny Wimmer Presents put tickets on sale for its new festival in Ohio, AEG slapped the concert promoter with a lawsuit claiming DWP was violating agreements struck for previous festivals. DWP’s CEO begs to differ.


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joan
12/12/18

We were surprised to learn that Joan Baez nominated for Best Folk Album Grammy (for Whistle Down the Wind, on the Joan Baez label), has never won a Grammy.


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TWO GRAMMY NERDS DISH ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS
Let the opinions fly. (12/12a)
TOP 20: XXX-RATED
Decking the halls with hip-hop. (12/12a)
A NEW FACET OF
WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten start a label. (12/12a)
RAINMAKERS: IT'S POURING DOWN VISIONARIES
The Max factor. (12/10a)
COLUMBIA'S URBAN UNIT GETS 2 CHIEFS
Ron Perry makes another major hire. (12/12a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
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