2017'S NEW CHAMP (UPDATE)
Kendrick completes his ascent to streaming-age superstardom. (4/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CELESTIAL JUKEBOX RECEIPTS
Songs go in, cash comes out. (4/21a)
SAMSUNG, GOOGLE PARTNER ON STREAMING MUSIC
Will this mobile play move the needle? (4/21a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Dawn of the Shawn. (4/21a)
WHO IS JASON BOYARSKI, AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT HIM?
Prince's guy is making headlines. (4/21a)
UMPG says it has a writerly interest in no fewer than 80 Grammy nominations in 35 categories among this week's batch. Where to start? Well, how about Adele and Justin Bieber? then there's Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Alabama Shakes, Metallica, Coldplay and other high-profile artists, not to mention writer/producers Jeff Bhasker and Benny Blanco. UMPG tunesmiths contributed to four of the five Album of the Year contenders.
Quoth Jody Gerson (pictured here with Bhasker): "I’m so proud of our artists and writers who have been recognized this year with nominations from The Recording Academy. The artistic integrity, strength, and breadth of our roster is reflected across the genre-spanning categories we have represented. I wish all nominees much luck on Grammy night."