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2020 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
The competition is fierce. (7/7a)
POP SMOKE SET
FOR BIG DEBUT (UPDATE)
A "Moon" shot. (7/6a)
U.K. GOVT. OKS £1.57B ARTS RESCUE PACKAGE 
Fingers crossed for indie venues to return. (7/6a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
LADIES FIRST
Latifah, Lauryn, Missy, Lil Kim, more. (7/7a)
JUICE WRLD'S LEGENDS NEVER DIE DUE FRIDAY
Juiced with a big D2C initiative. (7/7a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
Blighty Beat
BRITS NEED A NEW BOSS
2/20/20

After helming a revamped BRIT Awards ceremony that has been widely praised for some show-stopping artist performances, UMG U.K. CEO David Joseph has said he won’t be returning to the role next year.

In an an interview with Music Week, Joseph said, “It will be nice to hand it over to somebody when it’s in a healthy state. And a healthy state really means discovery, culture and new audiences discovering the music of the artists who perform. End of story.”

Traditionally, Joseph would have sat in the seat of BRITs Chairman for another two years, as per a three-year rotation cycle between major label heads. However, he has said this year will be his last (for now) so he can focus on his day job. “We’ve got some things going on at the company and a lot of excitement that I really need to throw myself into,” he said. “You’re supposed to never say never—but at the moment I’m saying never!”

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