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ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
Who's going to land the hottest unsigned property in music?
WEED!
That's what Hollywood smells like. Seriously. 24/7.
Critics' Choice
CAA SIGNS THE BLACK CROWES
11/13/19

In all the hubbub regarding The Black Crowes reunion, one fact got buried in the news: CAA has signed The Black Crowes for representation worldwide.

Managed by Mark DiDia at Red Light, the Crowes will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker, playing the record from start to finish between the 6/17 tour opener in Austin and the finale at The Forum on 9/19. The album was released 2/13/90.

Photo credit: Josh Cheuse

STEWART & BECK ROCK THEIR PLIMSOULS AT THE BOWL
9/30/19

Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck, who came on the radar a half-century ago as the frontman and leader of the Jeff Beck Group, rekindled their hotwired musical relationship and relived the good old days Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl. During their most extensive collaborative performance in 35 years, the two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers blazed through five JBG classics, including a medley of “I Ain’t Superstitious,” “Morning Dew,” “Rock My Plimsoul” and “People Get Ready.” Mega-fan Johnny Depp dropped by to join in the fun.


Mega-fan Johnny Depp dropped by to join in the fun.

Photos by Ross Halfin

 

RCA INSPIRATION TAPS RON HILL
9/30/19

RCA Inspiration has appointed Grammy winner and biz vet Ron Hill as VP of Artist Development. He will report to SVP and GM Phil Thornton, and Hill will oversee all A&R/Creative matters along with the newly-launched Brand Partnership division for RCA Inspiration, Essential Sound and Verity—encompassing the label's breadth of new releases from Gospel to hip-hop, nurturing its diverse roster of talent and focusing on its award-winning catalog. 

Hill joins RCAI from Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, where he was most recently President for Kirk Franklin's DFW-area company and Franklin's manager for the past six years. The young visionary began his career interning at Fo Yo Soul in 2007 and started managing Franklin in 2013, along with rising to President at the label where he worked in A&R, music production, tour management and other creative endeavors. 

Hill on his new gig, stated: “I’m honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve in this new role. Our genre is at a very pivotal moment in time and I believe now more than ever, Artist Development and A&R will help build lasting careers. I’m excited to have a hand in helping artists grow and reach a wider audience for the kingdom. I would like to thank Terry [Hemmings, Provident Music Group President/CEO] and Phil Thornton for this incredible opportunity, and Kirk Franklin for his continued support.”

Photo of Hill by Michael J. Patton