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I.B. BAD: RISE OF THE
NEXT-GEN BALLERS
A hot list of buzzing execs and entrepreneurs (8/17a)
TOP 20: KESHA
AND CARRY
Just how big is Rainbow's pot of gold? (8/17a)
GREER HEADING TO DEF JAM AS EVP MARKETING & COMMERCE
The times (and labels) they are a changin'... (8/17a)
RATING THE BRITS
Ferdy on fire. (8/17a)
GREER HEADING TO DEF JAM AS EVP MARKETING & COMMERCE
The times (and labels) they are a changin'... (8/17a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH
What we're eating. How long it took to arrive. How cranky we got.
A MASSIVE MIXTAPE?
Two giants of the form are rumored to be collaborating.
THE RETURN OF ROCK
Turns out it was just napping.
Pub Crawling
A HIGHER PURP-OSE
8/17/17

While posing for this shot to commemorate the inking of influential Chicago rapper Joey Purp (part of the SaveMoney collective that produced Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa), Sony/ATV President, Creative Tyler Childs lets slip that U.S. Co-Prexy Rick Krim once went by the hip-hop handle Krim Tha Destroya. Manager Kevin Zheng was sworn to silence.

WARNER/CHAPPELL CO-WRITES A MULTI-FORMAT CHART SPREE
8/17/17

Warner/Chappell A&R rulers Ryan Press and Katie Vinten and team are celebrating the pubbery’s part in #1 songs at multiple radio formats and iTunes.

At Top 40, the winner is the Shawn Mendes monster “There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back” (Island) co-written by Scott Harris. DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” (We The Best/Epic), co-penned by W/C writers Partynextdoor and Rihanna, leads at Rhythmic and Urban radio and has traded the top spot at iTunes with Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s moderately successful “Despacito” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic), to which W/C tunesmiths Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo contributed.

Portugal. The Man’s powerhouse “Feel It Still” (out via Atlantic and co-written by Zach Carothers & Kyle O’Quin) scaled the Alternative chart, while Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” (on KidInACorner/Interscope and co-crafted by Justin Tranter and Mattman & Robin) leads at Hot AC.

 

SONGS SIGNS MOHAWKE
8/17/17

Writer/producer Hudson Mohawke, who has worked with Kanye WestDrakeA$AP RockyPusha T and John Legend, has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with SONGS Music Publishing.

Mohawke, real name Ross Birchard, “is one of the most important hitmaking forces on the rise in contemporary music and we are thrilled to be working with him at SONGS," said Greg Johnson, Vice President of A&R at the company.  "He's also now based here in the U.S. which will put him in the mix for an even wider array of collaborations about which the creative community is already excited."

Mohawke co-produced the 2016 Mercury Music Prize nominated album Hopelessness by Anohni, and has worked with Lil WayneBjorkR. KellyBig SeanPharrellMark RonsonFuture and Rick Ross.

 

 

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