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COLUMBIA NAMES MALLORY PRESIDENT
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YOUR HANDY GRAMMY-WEEK GUIDE
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ENVELOPING CHAOS:
HARVEY MASON JR.
The heat is on. (1/30a)
ON THE COVER:
MILEY CYRUS
The sweet smell of "Flowers" (1/30a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
Blighty Beat
BOOMTOWN GOES BUST
4/20/21

Boomtown has become the latest British festival to cancel this year’s event, with organizers blaming the lack of COVID-specific cancellation insurance. It was due to take place in August.

In a statement, organizers said that without “the safety net of insurance” to cover events should the pandemic prevent them from going ahead in any capacity, the financial risk is too high.

“For an independent event as large and complex as Boomtown, this is a huge gamble of up to an eight-figure sum.”

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