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MUMFORD WILL SOON BE TOP OF MIND AGAIN
Mayday! Mayday! (3/2a)
NIPPER RADIO UPDATE: LUCKY SEVEN
Pop, Rock, Rhythm ... Gospel? (3/2a)
I.B. BAD'S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
Who, when, where and why? (3/2a)
THE KRIM IN YOUR COFFEE
Rick's official at Sony/ATV. He's not bummed about the lack of snow. (3/2a)
DREAM WEAVING
President Glauber meets an idol. (3/2a)
iTUNES: TURNOVER TUESDAY
Downloads in context.
POT LEGALIZED IN D.C.
Finally. The prez could really use a bong hit.
GLOBAL RELEASE DAY: MORE CHATTER
What about the upside?
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
Our print mag puts on weight.
RUMOR MILL
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NIPPER RADIO UPDATE: LUCKY SEVEN
3/2/15

RCA's promo team, under the eye of Joe Riccitelli, did indeed achieve their seven radio-format #1s, topping the chart at Top 40, Rhythm, Hot AC (all Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk") Alternative (Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance"), Active Rock, Mainstream Rock (both for Foo Fighters' "Congregation") and--drumroll, please--Gospel, where Jason Nelson's "I Am" is anointed. Joe will lead a karaoke mash-up of all the chart-topping songs in the lounge; attendance is mandatory.

Rick Krim
THE KRIM IN YOUR COFFEE
3/2/15

It's finally official: Sony/ATV has announced the appointment of Rick Krim as Co-President U.S. The industry veteran will run West Coast A&R operations for Marty Bandier's pubco.


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DREAM WEAVING
3/2/15

HITS President Karen Glauber poses with a lifelong object of her pop-geek adoration, singer/songwriter Gary Wright (the man who brought you "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive") at Saturday night's Wild Honey Orchestra benefit, during which a phalanx of top musicians performed The Beatles' The Beatles (aka The White Album) in its entirety. Wright turned in a terrific rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," while President Glauber (and others from this publication) wept audibly. For more on the evening, see Post Toasted.

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ICYMI: SHAKES ROCK SNL—AND JT TOO
3/2/15

Alabama Shakes' played two songs from their upcoming Sound & Color on SNL over the weekend. Those molten performances got us totally cranked to hear the whole album—and we weren’t the only ones…


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APPLE TO SPRING FORWARD
3/2/15

You remember Apple’s last dog-and-pony show back in September, right? Tim Cook’s got another one coming up on March 9, and we don’t anticipate an encore performance from U2


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NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS—IT'S THE U.K. TOP 10
3/2/15

Sam Smith makes history, coming out on top following a tight race for #1 as the U.K. charts incorporate streams for the first time during the week of the BRITs


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YEEZUS, WTF IS GOIN’ ON?
3/2/15

Kanye West had an eventful weekend., to say the least.


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I.B. BAD'S NAMES IN THE RUMOR MILL
3/2/15

Our industry whisperer’s latest look behind the scenes delves into the phenomenon of marketshare mania, the actual value of that slice of the pie in the scheme of things, the resulting befuddlement inside the bible, and the coinage of the colorful adjectives “bolt-on” and “strap-on.” How any of this plays into the list of names that comprises the coda of I.B’s column is known only to him


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CALL HIM MR. STEVEN
3/2/15

Expat exec James Steven—who also answers to Steven James—has been elevated to EVP Communications & Marketing at Warner Music


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YOUR HOT NEW RELEASES: A ROUNDUP
3/2/15

We're sorting our radio news by format nowadays, but here's a quick tease. New tracks by Nicki Minaj, Zedd f/Selena Gomez and Fifth Harmony f/Kid Ink are among the songs going for adds at Top 40 this week; more details here. Meanwhile, Nick Jonas, Jordin Sparks and Tinashe impact at Rhythm. Stand by for more updates very soon.

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The first release on Janelle Monae's Wondaland via Epic is not only breaking at Urban and Rhythm radio, but has us feeling underdressed.
Lord and Taylor: http://t.co/xjmSPToPy5 @taylorswift13 @UMG @BRITAwards @HappeningBakery http://t.co/uP0Dpi0PKe
British Album of the Year goes to @edsheeran #BRITS2015 see the whole list: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
British Artist Video: @onedirection @syco #BRITS2015 Winners and stream: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
#BRITS2015 Int'l Group winners: @foofighters http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
#UptownFunk takes Best British Single #BRITS2015 Follow along: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ @BRITAwards @markronson @brunomars
International Male Solo @BRITAwards goes to @pharrell while @samsmithworld gets a special achievement award. Follow: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
British Female Solo Artist goes to @Palomafaith Winners and live stream: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ @BRITAwards
International Female Solo Artist at the @BRITAwards goes to @taylorswift13. More here: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
RAWWWWWK! @royalblooduk take British Group honors. @samsmithworld performing now. Track the winners with us: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ
And British Male Solo Artist goes to @edsheeran Get the winners and watch: http://t.co/xvnzbTNzRQ http://t.co/wwE4JdY2GT