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SPENCER-SMITH LANDS WITH AG MANAGEMENT, WCM (UPDATE)
New manager, pub deal (6/28a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/28a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Whose gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (6/30a)
BIG RED'S BIG POP RUN (UPDATE)
Nine in the Top 40 (6/27a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
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It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
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A&R in overdrive.
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SPENCER-SMITH LANDS WITH AG MANAGEMENT, WCM (UPDATE)
New manager, pub deal (6/28a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/28a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Whose gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (6/30a)
BIG RED'S BIG POP RUN (UPDATE)
Nine in the Top 40 (6/27a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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Beyoncé has unveiled the cover art for act i: RENAISSANCE, arriving 7/29 via Parkwood/Columbia. She also provided fans with some background on the album. Read her message...


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Frank Zappa’s recordings, publishing catalog, film archive and the contents of his famous storage facility The Vault—basically every piece of cosmik debris from Zappa’s life—are now in the hands of Universal Music Group.


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Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind threw off $1.35m during its debut week, with all 14 tracks in the Top 50 Song Revenue Chart. “Jimmy Cooks” f/21 Savage bows at #1. Drizzy’s feature on Future’s “WAIT FOR U,” #5 this week, gives him six Top 10 appearances and brings the tally to $1.47m as his reign continues.

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Distaff K-pop group aespa journeyed to the wilds of Boyle Heights-adjacent downtown L.A. to participate in this K-pop-tacular photo op with label folk. “I believe I speak for the entire Warner team when I say, and pardon my pronunciation, 당신은 회사의 회계 분기에 중요한 추가가 될 것입니다,” proclaimed label Co-Chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck. Seen just before trying to explain America’s new fascination with painting on walls with ketchup are...


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Sony Music Publishing Latin has been named SESAC’s Latin Music Publisher of the Year for the seventh consecutive year. SMP songwriter Nicky Jam was anointed Songwriter of the Year.


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Beyoncé's return to radio has programmers all in on the Parkwood/Columbia diva's "BREAK MY SOUL." Peter Gray is quarterbacking the year's biggest launch, with Bey's track #1 Most Added at six formats for 335 adds total.


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Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday, having previously been found guilty of eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering.


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