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RECORDING ACADEMY RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS
Point, counterpoint. (5/24a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: STAR WARS
"America" (still) first (5/25a)
JACKSON ESTATE SAYS "BEAT IT" TO ABC/DISNEY OVER SPECIAL
Mickey Mouse Club subscription canceled. (5/24a)
ISLAND HOPPING: BEESE HEADS TO U.S.
U.K. label chief heads Stateside (5/24a)
DOWN THE TUBE: LYOR'S PRESS TOUR
It's a veritable looney tune. (5/24a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
Pub Crawling
WARNER/CHAPPELL ORCHESTRATES A WORLDWIDE DEAL
5/17/18

Warner/Chappell Music announced the signing of renowned composer Alan Menken to a global publishing deal. 

Menken, who has notably earned multiple Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe awards plus a Tony among many other laurels, is best-known for his Disney and Broadway scores. The freshly inked deal with W/C will  see the pubco administering his entire catalog, excluding select Disney works.

“Alan is unquestionably one of the greatest songwriters and composers of our lifetime, and his commitment to his craft represents everything we stand for at Warner/Chappell," said W/C Chairman & CEO Jon Platt. "We’re honored to count him among our first-rate theatre repertoire, and excited for the many opportunities ahead.”

“I’ve had so many exciting chapters in my career; too many to mention, without making me feel really old. But nothing has excited me more than embarking on this new chapter in association with Warner/Chappell Music,” said Menken.

ONWARD AND UPWARD AT BIG LOUD
5/15/18

Big Loud Publishing just announced the promotions of Samantha Jervey (left) and Michael Giangreco (right). Giangreco will transition from Creative Director to A&R Coordinator/Catalog Manager, while Jervey takes on the newly vacant Creative Director role after having served as Director of A&R. They will continue reporting to VP Seth England and founder Craig Wiseman

Each started their career at Big Loud as an intern; unlike the HITS interns, they probably weren't psychically scarred by endless bong-cleaning. 

SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM: SONY/ATV, TRANTER, RONSON, MORE HONORED BY BMI
5/9/18

BMI crowned Sony/ATV Music Publishing as Publisher of the Year at its 66th annual Pop Awards Tuesday, marking the fourth time in five years the company has been so honored.

“Winning never goes out of style and we are thrilled to be BMI’s Publisher of the Year after a year in which our songwriters and creative teams were involved in a number of record-breaking successes,” Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said between puffs on pre-Castro Cohiba he’s been preserving since the first BMI ceremony.

Seen before making a mad dash for the humidor are (l-r) VP Creative Ian Holder, SVP Biz Dev John Pires, Senior Coordinator, Creative Danielle Middleton, EVP, Business & Legal Affairs Peter Brodsky, SVP, Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina, President, Global Chief Marketing Officer Brian Monaco, Senior Director, A&R Clio Massey, SVP, Co-Head of West Coast A&R Amanda Berman-Hill, SVP, Co-Head of West Coast A&R Jennifer Knoepfle, President/CEO BMI Mike O'Neill, Chairman & CEO Bandier, Co-President, U.S. Danny Strick, Co-President, U.S. Rick Krim, Managing Director, U.K./President, Worldwide Creative Guy Moot, consultant Shawn Holiday, Senior Director, Creative Lou Al-Chamaa, Senior Director, Creative Jennifer Drake, President/CEO, Nashville Troy Tomlinson, SVP, Head of Research & Analytics Jacob Fain and Senior Manager, International A&R Thomas Krottinger.

Sony/ATV songwriters received pop awards for 26 songs during the evening. The company’s winners included Camila CabelloAlessia CaraLuis FonsiLady GagaTaylor Swift and Ed Sheeran who also won Song of the Year for “Shape Of You.”

Besides “Shape Of You,” Sheeran won awards for “Castle on the Hill” and his co-write “Strip That Down,” a hit for Liam Payne. Cara was honored for “1-800-273-8255” (co-written with the pubco’s 6ix, Khalid and Dylan Wiggins), “Scars to Your Beautiful” (written with SATV’s Warren Felder) and “Stay” (a collaboration with the pubbery’s Sarah Aarons, Anders Froen and Noonie Bao); Cabello received awards for her “Havana” and “Bad Things” as well as for the Fifth Harmony song “All in My Head.”

Warner/Chappell hitmaker Justin Tranter was dubbed Songwriter of the Year, for such tunes as "Believer," "Cold," "Heavy" and "Issues." Mark Ronson got the BMI Champion Award.

After the awards, SATV faithful gathered at hipster WeHo spot Katana, where they learned the exciting news that "Despacito" would have its own IPO.