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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.
RUMOR MILL
Childish
5/25/18

Post Malone continued to rake in the dough on the third week of release of beerbongs & Bentleys, with two tracks in the Top 5 of our Songs Revenue Chart and 14 remaining in the Top 50 (compared to 17 the previous week). There has been some slippage on every one of those tracks’ tallies, but that’s typically how it goes. By contrast, Childish Gambino’s game-changing “This Is America” remained the top earner in its second week with its revenue essentially flat—and that is not typical.


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5/25/18

J Balvin's "Cuando Tú Quieras" (Universal Latin) tops the latest edition of Spotify's New Music Friday. Island's Shawn Mendes, however, snags the cover photo, and "Nervous"—off his just-released eponymous album—can be found in the #2 spot.


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EmmaBanks
5/25/18

Respected British agent Emma Banks, co-Head of CAA in the U.K., will be honored with the annual Music Industry Trusts Award in November for her work across a 25-year career, repping acts such as Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine and Lorde. She’s the first female exec to receive the gong across the MITs' 27 years in existence.


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5/25/18

Ben Adelson—widely known for signing James Bay and Lord Huron—has been promoted to EVP A&R at Republic Records, the label's Rob Stevenson and Wendy Goldstein announced today.


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5/25/18

The holiday weekend is upon us. To get into the right spirit, we suggest you take a look at John Mayer's latest video—for the No I.D.-produced "New Light" (Snack Money)—if you haven't already. And if you have, just watch it again. Shit's funny.


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DarcusBeese
5/24/18

Island Records U.K. President Darcus Beese will indeed cross the pond to take over David Massey’s role as the head of the label’s U.S. imprint. His ship docks on 7/1.


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5/24/18

Following a Variety story detailing allegations from a former MusiCares executive, the Recording Academy has issued a rebuttal...


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lyor control
5/24/18

Those who’ve followed Lyor Cohen’s checkered career detect more than a whiff of snake oil in his latest blather.


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may22
5/24/18

BTS has inched ahead of Post Malone, but it remains a tight race for #1. Both the sales-driven K-Pop band and the stream-powered rapper have ticked up since our prior read.


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5/24/18

The Estate of Michael Jackson has issued a sternly worded rebuke to ABC-TV and parent The Walt Disney Company over TV special The Last Days of Michael Jackson, due to air tonight, noting that it is wholly unauthorized. The show, the dispatch reads, "is not sponsored or approved by the Estate," adding...


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Top 20 update: @BTS_twt inches ahead of @PostMalone in the battle for #1 on our chart, though both have gained mome… https://t.co/PM3wLo2jsy
"Did you know you can sing '@Mubadala ' to the tune of #Despacito?" https://t.co/X2VsrfRHvA @LuisFonsi… https://t.co/JdEGqrzyg6
Who's on the cover of our newest print edition, you ask? Why, it's the ridiculously talented @donaldglover, aka… https://t.co/p076goHkDx
"To say that @lyorcohen's credibility in terms of playing fair and telling the truth in both management and other b… https://t.co/1aXmu4ofOU
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Post Toasted: Thoughts on @ltsGambino #brucespringsteen @CHVRCHES @kingprincess @lsdofficial @ArcticMonkeys… https://t.co/Z70h7V98SI