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JESUS IS COMING—REALLY
Your skepticism is understandable, given recent history. (10/21a)
STRUNG OUT
ON STRINGS
KG is happy for a change. (10/21a)
U.K. MIDWEEKS: A BATTLE FOR #1
Sometimes our two countries seem quite distinct from each other taste-wise. (10/21a)
ALL ABOUT
THE BENJAMIN
Hot derby in 3, 2, 1... (10/21a)
TOP 50 CHART: THIS THING IS BROKE
Never...again (10/21a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
Who deserves consideration in the genre categories?
Blighty Beat
REVIVED CHRYSALIS CASHING IN
10/4/18

Chrysalis Records in the U.K. has increased its turnover to £3.675m for the year ending June 2018 under its new independent ownership—a marked improvement on the £205k the company earned in the nine months leading up to its acquisition by Blue Raincoat Music from Warner in 2016.

The rise is largely down to monetising historic catalogs in the streaming age. Its roster includes music from The Specials (pictured), Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, Ten Years After, Grant Lee Buffalo, Lucinda Williams, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Steve Harley, Fun Boy Three, Ultravox and the Two Tone label.

Prior to Blue Raincoat buying Chrysalis in June 2016, streaming for its catalog stood at around 250k streams per day. Currently, streams are hitting the 1m per day mark—a 100% rise year on year, outstripping market performance by over three to one.

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