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BELLA SETS WARNER VID RECORD, HITS THE SPOT (UPDATE)
New and massive (5/18a)
OLIVIA ROCKS
THE STREAMS
Coming-out party for a rockstar (5/17a)
WE’VE LOOKED AT CLIVE FROM BOTH SIDES NOW: GRAMMY PARTY PART 2
He's ageless and tireless. (5/17a)
WANT FRIES WITH
THAT HITS LIST?
It's a metaphor. (5/18a)
NEW RELEASES: STILL A COLE WORLD
Dude, that's some vertical leap. (5/17a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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JOHN JANICK: IGA boss’ Moneybagg runneth over as Yo reclaims #1, Billie and Olivia go nuclear and J. Cole is on deck.
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JON PLATT: Sony Pub boss relishes big BMI Pop win as song and writer deals go ballistic. He’s the Holder of a winning hand.
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ARIANA GRANDE: SB-repped Republic diva makes history as first artist to have three songs on Mediabase Pop Top 10 simultaneously. Spanky likes the “pov” from up there.
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J. COLE: Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope superstar prepares to score bigtime with The Off Season, as the “interlude” without big star releases comes to an end.
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PETER GRAY: Columbia promo chief is the bus boss as Vaxx, Plaques & Playbacks caravan hits the road for BTS, more. This kind of thing is his bread and “Butter.”
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BRIT AWARDS: Dua, Weeknd, Billie, Little Mix score as U.K. trophyfest for O2 crowd (featuring frontline workers) goes down like a tasty tray of bickies. Good show.
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RICHELLE PARHAM: Freshly anointed UMG Prexy E-Commerce & Biz Dev has a big fan club in Graingeland. Will IPO be D2C?
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Worthy crowd of inductees/honorees—Tina, Todd, Carole, Foos, Go-Go’s, Avant, more—has Sykes psyched as he prepares follow-up to last year’s big show aided by his strong TV background. Who’s ready to jam with Kraftwerk?
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TOWALAME AUSTIN: Sony EVP Philanthropy/Social Impact hails next big distrib from $100m social-justice fund, as House of Stringer does both well and good.
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HARVEY MASON JR.: After pro forma CEO “search,” Academy sticks with the power that be and the secret status quo. The back room has spoken.