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It's a mad, mad, mad, mad music biz. (6/13a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THE HITS KEEP COMING (PART TWO)
Born in 1986 by mad scientists; still lurking. (6/17a)
HITS LIST GOES COUNTRY
Pairs well with grits and gravy. (6/14a)
SUMMERTIME ROLLS: FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US
The latest tidbits from the bustling live sector. (6/17a)
STEREOPHONIC, HELL'S KITCHEN WIN BIG AT TONYS
Rock and R&B take over Broadway. (6/17a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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SABRINA CARPENTER: Island star aims to “Please,” holding #1 and #2 at Spotify global as new single explodes and “Espresso” stays steaming hot. Imran, Justin, Janelle Lopez Genzink and teams are nailing it with this Carpentry.
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LUKE COMBS: Just in time for Father’s Day, Sony Nashville superstar drops hugely anticipated Fathers & Sons. Randy and Kappy are so proud they could bust a button.
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REPUBLIC: Coastal giant continues to grow its monster profile in country with Jelly Roll partnership. Monte and Avery would comment, but they’re busy detailing their truck.
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QUEEN/SONY: A cool billion pounds said to earn House Stringer recording and pub rights for regal rock giants, about which Jon Platt is doing a joyous fandango. Are Jim and Matilda Beach still holding face cards?
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JON LOBA: BMG North America hitter and Broken Bow boss Rolls up another huge deal as Jelly JV with Republic takes country disruptor to new level. We hear he’s celebrating by getting some face ink.
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TODD MOSCOWITZ: Even Mosco’s going country, as Santa Anna hooks up hot young troubadour Bayker Blankenship. He’s so excited that he’s going to spit a few bars about it.
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LUCY DICKINS: In other agency news, WME honcho fielding huge Adele Munich residency, hot tours including Luke Combs, Timberlake, Stapleton, Luis Miguel. They love Lucy.
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MADDOX BATSON: After WME pact, 14-year-old country phenom inks pub deal with WCM as labels circle—and biz peeps “Wanna Know” all about him.
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BOB ROBACK: Former Ingrooves chief steps into COO role at UTA. It’s good to be ’back.
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BONNAROO/DOWNLOAD FEST: Summer is in full effect as festivals abound, from Donington Park, U.K., to Manchester… Tennessee. Pass the sunscreen—and the blunt.