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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Easing back out there (6/15a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: “LEVITATING” TO #1
How'd they do that? (6/15a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/15a)
REOPENING DELAY CRIPPLES LIVE BIZ
"Variant" is a scary word right now. (6/15a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GRUBMAN SHIRE MEISELAS & SACKS
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/15a)
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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COACH K & P: They’ve got the mark of Quality—and Culture—as Baby lands at #1 again and Migos make their star-studded return. Also, K should now be addressed as “Doctor Coach.”
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JEFF HARLESTON: Def Jam boss is buzzing thanks to clever curating of label, with Nicki Farag upped to GM, Chelsea Blythe added as A&R SVP, Snoop Dogg named Exec Creative & Strategic Consultant—adding gin to Jeff’s juice.
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POLO G: In wake of DSP dominion by “RAPSTAR,” Columbia breakout prepares for big chart bow with Hall of Fame. Ron will be celebrating at the Polo Lounge.
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MIKE CHESTER: Warner promo chief is “Levitating” after Dua’s rare resurgence at Mediabase. Can he get the altitude to seize the #1 spot?
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CLIVE DAVIS: Industry icon tasked with booking stars for Central Park NYC “Homecoming” concert, in tandem with Live Nation. Afterparty at Zabar’s?
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PETER PATERNO: Mega-attorney up to his eyeballs in deals as catalog, songwriter marketplace has legal sector in overdrive. Sign here. And here. And here. Aaaaaaand here.
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ROSA ASCIOLLA: Spotify artist partnerships player is very much in the stream, which she finds Ek-citing.
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ADAM VOITH: Hot agent exits WME for CAA, bringing Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver. Rob Light’s very into Voith activation.
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NICK PETROPOULOS: Longtime hitter takes promo reins at Arista as he demonstrates Massey appeal. He’s glad to be saying “Hey Buddy” in person again.
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DYANA WILLIAMS: Mother of Black Music Month joins Nashville festivities for National Museum of African American Music. Paging Ebony Moonbeams.