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SPENCER-SMITH LANDS WITH AG MANAGEMENT, WCM (UPDATE)
New manager, pub deal (6/28a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/28a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Whose gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (6/30a)
BIG RED'S BIG POP RUN (UPDATE)
Nine in the Top 40 (6/27a)
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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STEVE COOPER: WMG boss, due to exit in ’23, was in the right place at the right time to turn it around, with results sweeter than Krispy Kreme. Now the succession plan is under the industry Lens.
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BEYONCÉ: Columbia megastar’s “SOUL” ascends at DSPs ahead of highly anticipated new full-length. No surprise drops here, heaven Knowles.
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DRAKE: In wake of OVO/Republic giant’s new release, wonderers wonder if the surprise drop is Honestly over. Let’s see what he “Cooks” up next.
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JON PLATT: Another feather in Sony Pub chief’s ASCAP, as Rhythm & Soul Publisher of the Year award completes trifecta after Pop, Latin wins. That’s Big.
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LUKE COMBS: River House/Columbia Nashville’s country giant drops new set amid Growin’ expectations. Randy, Jen Way and Kappy are in an Up mood.
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JOJI: “Glimpse” has a view from the top, as 88rising/Warner breakout tops the DSP charts. Aaron and Tom like this look.
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TAYLOR SWIFT: Republic star goes to “Carolina” with new single from Crawdads film. It’s sure to have fans in a state.
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SETH DUDOWSKY: NFL music boss said to have a bigger role in calling the play after Pepsi halftime deal expires. Which branding giant will run with the ball?
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CHRIS BLACKWELL: Island visionary celebrates his 85th with revealing autobiography—and, we hope, a fat blunt.
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EMMA BANKS: CAA U.K. co-head enjoying summer in Blighty as Glastonbury, Hyde Park, Harry tour pack in the punters. Pass the Pimm’s Cup.