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WMG KEEPS GROWING:
A $6B FISCAL '22
Cooper sets the table for Kyncl. (11/23a)
SONG REVENUE: TURKEY TROT
The Lipmans are thankful for their superstars. (11/25a)
THE LENNY BEER
PRE-HOLIDAY ALBUM
...with all the trimmings (11/25a)
NOISEMAKERS: A THANKFUL BUNCH
The kids are alright. (11/25a)
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS FROM STEVE COOPER
All good things come to an end. (11/23a)
GRAMMY SEASON
Artists sound off on the prospect of being nominated
CATALOG ECONOMICS
They're changing the game... for some.
VOTING AGAINST FASCISM
You're helping with the runoff, right?
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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MONTE LIPMAN: Republic boss is plugged into a strong current as Tay, Drake, Weeknd, Morgan give him four in the Top 10. His turkey runneth over.
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STEVE COOPER: Outgoing WMG chief rides off into the sunset with saddlebags full of cash after boffo final financials. Will he turnaround for a last look?
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AFO VERDE: Sony Latin boss is once again el jefe de Miami and all points south as Drexler, ROSALÍA, Xtina, more rule Latin Grammys. Verde is the color, por seguro.
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JAY MARCIANO: AEG Presents boss makes history with Sir Elton as Dodger Stadium shows give pop-rock icon a fitting stage for his home-run finale. But who gets custody of the Donald Duck suit?
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JONATHAN DICKINS: Adele residency bowed in Vegas—and on Sunday, her manager exhaled. Now to chill the bubbly for New Year’s weekend.
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FULL STOP: Super-managers enjoying a period of Grammy glow, as Jeffrey Azoff, Kevin Beisler, Tommy Bruce, Alana Balden and team savor big nom love. Party at Harry’s House?
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BRANDON SILVERSTEIN: Anitta manager so happy he could samba, as breakout star scores Best New Artist nom. She’s glad to have him so closely Envolved.
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RYAN PRESS AND GABZ LANDMAN: Warner Chappell A&R boss and VP hail first-ever Songwriter noms—and ink nominee Amy Allen, who penned tunes for Harry, Lizzo, more. Guy and Carianne call that pushing the envelope.
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MATT YOUNG: Bravado prez has merch to celebrate, thanks to huge Elton, BLACKPINK shows, L.A. takeover with major partnerships. Can we get a T-shirt with his face on it?
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MARIAH, BING, VINCE, BURL, BRENDA, NAT, FRANK, DEAN, ANDY & THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY: Holiday tunes are streaming like eggnog and putting gelt in those Xmas stockings, as rightsholders give thanks for the yule-log catalog.