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HABTEMARIAM UPPED TO CHAIRMAN/CEO AT MOTOWN
A new chapter for Hitsville USA (3/1a)
GRAMMY CHEW: THE
PRE-GRAMMY BOUNCE
Let's hear it for ironic guitar-smashing. (3/1a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
PIE IN THE SKY
The stream is irrigating a money tree. (3/1a)
ATTENTION, ALT PROGRAMMERS
KG thinks she's glimpsing a light at the end of the tunnel. (3/1a)
FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PART 4
Social justice through the lens of jazz (3/1a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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HABTEMARIAM UPPED TO CHAIRMAN/CEO AT MOTOWN
A new chapter for Hitsville USA (3/1a)
GRAMMY CHEW: THE
PRE-GRAMMY BOUNCE
Let's hear it for ironic guitar-smashing. (3/1a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
PIE IN THE SKY
The stream is irrigating a money tree. (3/1a)
ATTENTION, ALT PROGRAMMERS
KG thinks she's glimpsing a light at the end of the tunnel. (3/1a)
FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PART 4
Social justice through the lens of jazz (3/1a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
RUMOR MILL
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Featured Video
Elle King & Miranda Lambert, "Drunk (and I Don't Wanna Go Home)"
In this time of no bars and home confinement, the refrain of this anthem to excess (out now via RCA) has particular resonance. Elle and ACM multi-nominee Miranda sing the shit out of this jam (penned by King and producer Martin Johnson), which is accompanied by a vibrant, '80s-themed visual full of debauchery, familial mortification and karaoke. Cheers.
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[email protected]_twt’s #BE returns to the top 10 on our albums chart following Essential Edition https://t.co/3pkQNieRMl https://t.co/dUWiEXoDwq
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[email protected]_FloMilli’s @Spotify mini-doc drops https://t.co/cZf7NOAPrf https://t.co/P8C6xN6foI
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[email protected] signs worldwide deal with @SonyMusicPub https://t.co/E4OYh0fnKA https://t.co/qvTrs3T7sQ