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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: "GO" TIME
The genesis of an anti-format hit (9/24a)
PMRC: WHO'S RUNNING THIS SHOW?
A trade news monopoly grows. (9/25a)
INGROOVES DEVELOPS AI TECH FOR MARKETING
A patent to identify audiences. (9/24a)
A NEW AGENCY IS MINT-ED
There's always room for one more. (9/22a)
SPOTIFY LEADS APP FAIRNESS ORG
David vs. Goliath, app-style. (9/24a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
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HARVEY MASON JR.: Recording Academy boss greets opening of Grammy season and COVID-era logistical challenges ahead of first-round vote—and wishes he’d voted against talking to us.
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BIEBER/SCOOTER: “Holy” moley—Braun and Biebs are born again as they launch a new era for pop icon. Belieb and you will be saved.
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JEFF HARLESTON: UMG vet/Def Jam boss saying hosannas as “Holy” smokes the competition at radio.
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JACQUELINE SATURN: She’s feeling Super as K-Pop phenoms return, Zoe takes “Control” at Pop, “Lemonade” squeezes more streams, Internet Money pays off. Sweet, Caroline.
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ALICIA KEYS: RCA star and multitasking entertainer scores Top 5 bow for self-titled set. We heard she can play two calculators at once.
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JAY PENSKE: New deal puts Bible, Variety, Rolling Stone, MBW, THR under one roof—as team struggles to chart the future. In this game of Monopoly, he’s the race car.
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LUKE COMBS: Nashville champ and ACM winner looks to Get the inside track as Grammy season approaches. Randy is “Lovin’” it.
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DAMIEN GRANDERSON: Powerhouse attorney has his Twitter notifications on as client Kanye redefines “online leak.” What’s the deal?
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KENNY MACPHERSON: Having inked his Big Deal to be part of Merck’s machine, publishing veteran goes under Hipgnosis—or did he just have too much Grenache?
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KIRK SOMMER: Top music agents have their bags packed as the revolving door continues—and Kirby Yoh’s exit, Smith’s suspension rock WME. The carnage continues.