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THE POP LOGJAM: RADIO BATTLE ROYALE
Standing-room only on the airwaves (5/22a)
HARRY STYLES LIGHTS UP TROUBADOUR WITH SURPRISE GIG
...with a little help from Stevie Nicks. (5/22a)
IRVING ON VALUE OF YOUTUBE TO BIZ: "NONE"
But what does he really think? (5/22a)
IN OTHER NEWS,
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY
Same as it ever was. (5/22a)
RATINGS DROP FOR BIBLE'S AWARDS SHOW
At least the reviews were... Never mind. (5/22a)
A&R IN THE AGE OF STREAMING
You know you were wondering.
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
NASHVILLE BIG CAT
His last album made him a star. Will this one explode?
APPLE'S NEXT MOVE
The plan for domination.
Pub Crawling
UMPG WINS BIG AT THE IVORS
5/22/17


Jody Gerson's Universal Music Publishing Group 
took home eight awards from the 62nd Annual Ivor Novello Awards on 5/19 in London. Winners included acts like Florence Welch, Bill Withers, Coldplay, Skepta and Pulp. Find the full roster of Ivor winners and the Chairwoman and CEO's take on the win here.

 

A MAN AND HIS PRESIDENTS
5/19/17

For the fourth time in five years, Marty Bandier’s Sony/ATV won Publisher of the Year honors at Thursday night’s ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held at BOA in West Hollywood. Marty is seen here, flanked by Co-Presidents Danny Strick and Rick Krim, just before meeting the Cuban delegation for the ceremonial Rolling of the Montecristo. 22 Sony/ATV songs took individual awards at the event.

Among the winners: Greg Kurstin and Sia Furler for the latter’s “Cheap Thrills;” Kurstin for Adele’s “Hello”; Andrew Taggart, Frederic Kennett, Isaac Slade and Joseph King for The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and Taggart for their “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses”; Monte Moir Allen Ritter, Boi-1da and Rupert Thomas for Rihanna’s “Work”; Mike Posner for “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”; Dave Basett for Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s”; Fetty Wap for “679”; G-Eazy for “Me, Msyself & I”; Calvin Harris for “This Is What You Came For”; and Eli Maiman, Kevin Ray, Nicholas Petricca and Sean Waugaman for Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance.”

In his speech, Bandier congratulated his team and was generous with his thanks, noting, "I want to congratulate our songwriters for their awards tonight, and to thank them for everything they do. Their talent and creativity never ceases to amaze me and I know we are blessed at Sony/ATV with having the best songwriters in the business." He also underscored that there was work to be done...

...Read the rest here

 

DOWNTOWN'S BEST FOR HORAN
5/19/17

Remember how we told you Niall Horan was published through his own company? Well, Downtown Music Publishing has put an end to that, inking the former One Directioner and current Capitol solo artist for a multi-territory pub deal. The announcement is timely, as Horan’s single “Slow Hands” has been getting its hands all over the place.

 The news also comes in the wake of Downtown’s splashy deal with smash tunesmith/artist Ryan Tedder.