ABC/Dunhill chief Jay Lasker was a tough, no-bullshit, old-school record guy who knew how to sell The Mamas & Papas so many different ways it was mind-boggling...
Mike Perry f/Casso’s “Inside the Lines” (DF/Sony Music) is batting lead-off on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist as the Chicago Cubs stand one game away from meeting the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. While waiting for Game 6 of the NLCS, let’s see what else Spotify has stepping into the batter’s box.
It’s no illusion: Lady Gaga’s Joanne (Interscope) has shot straight to #1 on the iTunes albums chart, lording over nine new entries in the Top 10. Another seven rookies occupy slots 11-20, among them Pentatonix, Amy Grant and Sarah McLachlan offering early Christmas wishes.
Jay Z could make history in 2017, becoming the first rapper to be elected for induction by The Songwriters Hall of Fame, an honor that requires the writer to have a career that spans 20 years or more...
National treasure Alison Krauss, who recently debuted songs from forthcoming set Windy City at Capitol's Studio A, poses with two of her favorite hombres, Capitol Music Group chief Steve Barnett and CMG prexy Ashley Newton. Both execs found her yearning Americana collection to be bloody brill. Later, a kid on Vine asked which dispensary the blue grass came from.
WHEN LAVINTHAL MET BEER, PART THREE: REELIN' IN THE YEARS
Not the coolest, most enlightened label. (10/21a)
PRINCE WILL LIVE 4EVER
The posthumous rollout begins. (10/21a)
Don't whiff on The Lumineers, KG urges. (10/21a)
KRAUSS TOWN TRAFFIC
A summit meeting at the Tower (10/21a)