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Mumford and Sons Press Shot 2015
YOUR NEW RELEASES, NOW 100% WILDER
5/6/15

Mumford & Sons will debut at #1 on both our sales and SPS charts next week with their highly electric Wilder Mind. Here are this week's key debuts...


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BIG PROPS FOR THE BIG MAN
5/6/15

Warner/Chappell Prexy North America Big Jon Platt collected the Visionary Award at the SESAC Pop Awards in NYC on 5/4.


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TAG, THEY'RE IT: SHAZAM'S BIG MOVERS
5/6/15

When a indie band's cover of a Snow Patrol song is the biggest mover on Shazam's USA Top 100 Tags Chart—outpacing even the hot new Nicki Minaj track, as well as several other big singles—you know it's had a mighty TV sync...


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SIA + GIORGIO = DISCO'S BACK, BABY
5/6/15

Sia (not pictured here) plays more games with anonymity and romantic entanglement as featured vocalist on disco legend Giorgio Moroder's ravishing new track, "Dèjá Vu" (RCA), the video for which is premiering now on Vevo. The song just entered Spotify's U.S. Viral Top 10.


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WE POINT OUR PHONE AT SHAZAM’S PETER SZABO
5/6/15

We asked Shazam SVP, Head of Music & U.S. Ad Sales Peter Szabo about the role of the tech giant’s data in predicting big hits. For some reason he agreed to talk to us.


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MUSIC BIZ BUSTS OUT A NEW AWARD, AND JACK’S NAME IS ON IT
5/6/15

Jack White will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) inaugural Innovator Award during the Music Biz 2015 Business Session...


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THE BALLERS:
DYNAMIC DUO
5/6/15

The next installment in our ongoing series of conversations with industry leaders: an in-depth chat with RCA toppers Peter Edge and Tom Corson. The pair touch on everything from the "Uptown Funk" phenom to the streaming marketplace. Look for it in print and online very soon.

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LIVE NATION INSTITUTES DIVERSITY DEPT.
5/6/15

Live Nation chieftain Michael Rapino announced to the troops yesterday that he’s initiated the creation of a Diversity Department. Thelá Thatch has been named VP of Diversity, and Genevieve O'Neil will take the post of Manager of Diversity. 


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PRINCE 2 "RALLY 4 PEACE"
5/6/15

Prince has announced that he will be dropping a song, guitar solo and free live concert for the people of Baltimore this Sunday. He has also suggested the new song may become available via Tidal.


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LET'S DISH
5/5/15

In between nacho plates on this Cinco De Mayo holiday, let's point our informational satellite at the sky and download the latest action at SiriusXM, starring One Direction, Sam Hunt, Bea Miller, Britney & Iggy, Modest Mouse and more...


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WE POINT OUR PHONE AT SHAZAM’S PETER SZABO
When did Shazam become a verb? Peter knows. (5/6a)
YOUR NEW RELEASES, NOW 100% WILDER
Get your Mumford on. (5/6a)
BIG PROPS FOR THE BIG MAN
Jon Platt honored with SESAC Visionary award, because he really is a freakin' visionary. (5/6a)
MUSIC BIZ BUSTS OUT A NEW AWARD, AND JACK’S NAME IS ON IT
White vinylly gets credit where credit is due. (5/6a)
THE BALLERS:
DYNAMIC DUO
Coming soon: a wide-ranging chat with Peter and Tom. (5/6a)
DON'T CALL IT NARM!
It's Music Biz, bitch.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
The next batch is being cooked up.
APPLE'S STREAMING ROLLOUT
Will iTunes-Beats hybrid be a Spotify slayer or an also-ran?
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