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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE: Universal goes to market after decade-long transformation, as knight’s moves rule the board and lead to big check, mate.
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KACEY MUSGRAVES: With star-crossed, MCA Nashville/Interscope singer/songwriter is a crossover star. Dungan and Janick have fingers crossed for an enduring smash.
3
BABY KEEM: Columbia rapper “Ties” up a high spot on streaming charts with cut featuring K. Dot, as Ron Perry and Dave Free enjoy a “Family” BBQ.
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LIL NAS X: MONTERO drops as culture-shifting superstar’s X factor hits new heights. Industry babies Adam Leber and Gee Roberson are dancing in their thongs.
5
PHOTO FINISH: Messrs. Galle and Marquis celebrate boutique imprint’s 15th anniversary with plenty more good news on the way—or so it’s been Shaed.
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SARAH TRAHERN: CMA boss feeling country strong about Nashville org’s latest suite of nominations, which reflect growth and diversity of the genre. With ABC show slated for November, it’s pedal steel to the metal.
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FRANK OCEAN: Big buzz around free agent’s new album, which we hear is Frankly terrific. Attorney Laurie Soriano is this Ocean’s shark.
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STEVE-O CARLESS: Industry vet’s name is rumbling in the streets. Or is that just a Carless whisper?
9
TEAM WASS: Agency promotes five women agents, adds two to tour team as inclusivity goes hand in hand with company growth. That’s Wass up.
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DAVID BOWIE: Warner strikes deal to oversee all five decades of protean popster’s stunning career. Max Lousada and Kevin Gore may or may not have lightning bolts painted on their faces.