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SPOTIFY SINGS A SONG OF ONG
Meet the streamer's new editor in chief. (10/21a)
TOP 20: LOVER IS A FIGHTER
It's neck-and-neck heading into the final day of the sales week. (10/21a)
GRAMMY COUNTRY ALBUM CONTENDERS
With Kacey out, who's a likely nominee? (10/21a)
"EASY" IMPACT: ADELE'S AIRWAVE TAKEOVER
Another domino falls. (10/18a)
A MOVING HITS LIST
For Adele, it's "Easy," for the Grammys, not so much. (10/20a)
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ADELE ADELE
Adele Adele; Adele.
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
(Adele.)
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ADELE: 30 is the new everything, as Columbia star drops single ahead of hotly anticipated new set and the Internet goes nuts. “Easy” does it.
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ROB STRINGER: Sony boss shedding tears of joy over arrival of Adele just ahead of the holidays. He’ll be stuffing his turkey with cash.
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KACEYGATE: Beloved artist’s outrageous exclusion from Grammy country field has biz, fans, media up in arms over shady backroom doings. If only she’d used 3% more banjos.
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MERCK MERCURIADIS: Hipgnosis honcho and biz disruptor gets billion-dollar vote of confidence from Blackstone as they partner for catalog raids. Finance folks consider him a real asset.
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STEVE COOPER: High tide for music lifts WMG’s boat bigtime as stock hits record high—boosting label group CEO’s portfolio considerably. That’s good for the ol’ ticker.
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DANNY WIMMER: Promoter is on a festival tear with Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Rockville, more. It’s Wimmer take all.
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CINDY MABE: UMG Nashville Prez getting huge props over strong Kaceygate Grammy letter, and we don’t mean Mabe-be. They shouldn’t have crossed her.
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DAVID JACOBS : As clients Lil Nas X, Kid LAROI dominate, attorney is feeling hot all the way down to his briefs.
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YOUSSOU NDOUR: Senegalese superstar inks deal with UMG Africa, preps new album as continent’s global might grows. NDour endures.
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HARVEY MASON JR.: Academy head goes from supposed “change agent” to agent of chaos as Kaceygate throws new light on Grammy shenanigans—and obit of “secret committees” looks premature.