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HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
The sounds of a brighter day to come? (1/16a)
RAINMAKERS:
STEVE COOPER
Turnaround specialist becomes a music man. (1/15a)
BIG CHANGES AT RCA: EDGE UPS PITTS TO PREZ, FLECK TO COO; RICCITELLI TO EXIT
Recalibrating for changing tastes. (1/15a)
DANGEROUS TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN WALLEN
As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
ACADEMY AND DUGAN
DUE TO SETTLE?
A messy divorce nears its resolution. (1/15a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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OLIVIA RODRIGO: Geffen has the story of the new year as “drivers license” speeds to the stratosphere. Janick, Riback, L’Heureux, Bilzerian and team keep their feet on the gas.
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MARK PITTS: RCA exec moves up to Prez as Edge adjusts for a new era (with Fleck as COO). Meanwhile, SZA previews “Good” times ahead. Also, the Victrola’s being upgraded.
3
REPUBLIC: House Lipman having an unimpeachable hot streak, as Wallen joins Tay’s two, Pop, Ari, Weeknd, more on the charts. This Republic stands strong.
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RON LAFFITTE: Mega-manager salutes client Ryan Tedder’s massive catalog deal with investment house KKR. He’s a true Patriot.
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SCOOTER BRAUN: Piloting Bieber to new heights with multiple-track strategy that powered Ari’s rule—while Def Jam’s Nicki Farag stays very busy at radio. He does this better than “Anyone.”
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THE KID LAROI: Columbia doubles down on the heat as “Without You” follows “So Done” up the streaming charts. The Kid slays in the picture.
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LAURIE SORIANO: Hot attorney is the real deal as major ink flows across the biz. Also, she’s informed us that this mention counts as a billable hour.
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SETH ENGLAND: Morgan Wallen is both Big and Loud, and manager/label owner is set for a Dangerously large score. He’s #1 with a mullet.
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NATALIA NASTASKIN: Agency veteran and legal eagle lands at Mestel’s place as Partner/Chief Content Officer. Further evidence of a Wave election.
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FALL CONCERTS: Dr. Fauci predicts an autumn serenade with return of live performance—will there be enough vaccine to move the needle?