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ON A HILL
Harry is popular. (5/26a)
SONG REVENUE: HIGHFLIERS
A combined 30 of 50 (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
SAFE KEEPING
What's the big deal? I.B. Bad has the answers. (5/26a)
STRINGER TOUTS SONY MUSIC TO SHAREHOLDERS
Rob lays out the company strategy (5/26a)
EVP STRIPES FOR UMe'S MURTHY
A total pro gets her due. We bow down. (5/26a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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HARRY STYLES: Superstar builds his House at #1 with year’s best bow yet as vinyl sales move the needle bigtime, boffo tour boasts 15 nights each at MSG, Forum. This is a big Harry deal.
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ZACH BRYAN: Warner breakout gallops through the streams with one of year’s top country sets as TikTok, YouTube saddle up. Greetings from Oologah.
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TROY CARTER & SUZY RYOO: Venice co-founders distributing disruption with “token-gated” Music Collective for indie creators. Who’s in their gondola already?
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JEN MALLORY: Columbia GM flexing her killer marketing chops and cutting-edge team on huge Harry set in wake of success for Adele, LNX, Kid, more. Talk about a Big Red machine.
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ELVIS SOUNDTRACK: The King meets IGA royalty as Luhrmann flick’s star-studded ST rolls out and Team Janick is TCB. Thankyouverymuch.
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LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH: Management derby for Island/Republic phenom goes into overdrive, as attorney Doug Mark runs a whole lotta meetings. Every manager in the biz has “Fingers Crossed.”
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YE/XXXTENTACION: West aims “True” in collab with late Columbia star for Hulu doc. You won’t even need a Stem Player to hear it.
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MATT PINCUS: Music entrepreneur “positions” himself for role in new ecosystem, raising $200m for holding company MUSIC. Who’ll be his Ron Perry this time?
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ANDREA VON FOERSTER: Yellowstone music supervisor riding high as thoughtful cues, early buy-in on Zach Bryan grab biz attention. Avon calling.
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ROUND HILL: Catalog aggregator fishing for buyers, but no one’s biting yet. Time to throw some fresh chum in the water?