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ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch is bigger than ever. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
THE B-SIDE
STING & SHAGGY: THEY CANNES AND THEY WILL
5/22/18


Sting and Shaggy held court at the Cannes Film Festival's closing ceremonies this week (5/21) performing "Morning Is Coming," a track off their collaborative album, 44/876. The album has been in the Top 10 albums charts in France, Poland and Germany for four weeks and continues to top Reggae charts in the U.S. 

The pair is headed stateside for a Good Morning America performance (5/25) when they'll also be dropping 44/876 - The Remixes featuring re-imagined tracks by the likes of Chris Baio of Vampire WeekendDave Audé, TropKillaz, iLLWayno and Cherry Cherry Boom Boom.

They'll be taking off on a European tour over the summer, and return for a U.S. tour together in September, find more details here

Pictured above, shortly before digging into a refreshing platter of buttered snails, are Shaggy, Cherrytree Music Co. Chairman/Sting manager Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum and Sting.