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UMG'S VALUATION NEARS $55B
Day one begins. (9/21a)
SAVE THE DATE: GRAMMY NOMS REVEALED 11/23
Whoa, that's early. (9/21a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/21a)
SIR LUCIAN TURNS IT UP
As UMG goes solo, Grainge discusses leading the band. (9/20a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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UMG'S VALUATION NEARS $55B
Day one begins. (9/21a)
SAVE THE DATE: GRAMMY NOMS REVEALED 11/23
Whoa, that's early. (9/21a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/21a)
SIR LUCIAN TURNS IT UP
As UMG goes solo, Grainge discusses leading the band. (9/20a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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9/21/21

The first day is in the books for Universal Music Group as it starts trading on the Amsterdam-based Euronext market. The stock closed at €25.70 ($30.13), 38% over its starting price, giving it a market cap of €46.636b ($54.68b).


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9/21/21

Throughout Sir Lucian Grainge’s history-making first decade at the helm of UMG, the hardest-working knight in showbiz has exhibited impeccable timing, and that remains the case at this pivotal moment in the company’s history...


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9/21/21

As Vivendi prepares to spin off 60% of UMG, the eyes of the biz—most of which are bugging out at the gargantuan transaction—are on Sir Lucian Grainge and company and the details...


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9/21/21

Columbia's Lil Nas X will be the top entry on this week's chart as his debut album, MONTERO, makes noise at DSPs.


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9/21/21

While Universal Music Group’s IPO has captured the attention of investors around the world, Warner Music Group has been enjoying a nice bounce in its stock price.


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9/21/21

In our latest gathering of trending industry topics, chess master Sir Lucian Grainge—who’s renowned for his decisive moves—finds himself amid an array of stars, including Kacey Musgraves, David Bowie, Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean. That’s fitting, because art drives commerce in this business.

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9/21/21

In our latest roundup, we present eight rising professionals from various parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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9/21/21

Nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced on 11/23. That could change the mood at some Thanksgiving tables.


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9/21/21

Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel are reuniting to head out on the first Fugees world tour in 25 years. It begins with a pop-up show in New York on Wednesday.


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9/21/21

Two years ago, we were mesmerized by Playing for Change’s video of a performance of The Band’s “The Weight.” Today, it has returned with Yusuf/Cat Stevens and a globe-trotting rendition of “Peace Train.”


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9/21/21

Sir Lucian Grainge has the whole world in his hands on the Sam Viviano-created cover of our latest print issue, coinciding with UMG’s public offering.


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9/21/21

Boyd Muir, a key member of Sir Lucian Grainge’s tight inner circle, is featured on the Contents page of our latest magazine.


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9/21/21

Global Citizen Live has set the lineups for its global events on 9/25. Coldplay and Billie Eilish top the bill in New York’s Central Park; Stevie Wonder and Adam Lambert lead the bill at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.


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9/20/21

On the eve of the UMG IPO, we asked chieftain Sir Lucian Grainge a few questions about the biz landscape and the fortunes of his company. For some reason, he decided to answer them.


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9/20/21

The day before it goes public, Universal Music Group has been valued at $39.3b and will be listed tomorrow at €18.5—$21.69—per share.


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9/20/21

On the occasion of Dua Lipa's dynamite set at the iHeartRadio Music Fest in Vegas, the Warner superstar received a platinum plaque from her label team and iHeart dignitaries. Seen just before losing their shirts at the nickel slots are…


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9/20/21

Netflix received 44 Emmy Awards this year, more than doubling its 2020 total and distantly outpacing HBO/HBO Max, which took home 19 awards. The primetime show even had rapping.


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9/20/21

AJR have announced eight additional dates to their 2022 OK Orchestra U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation. The S-Curve/Hollywood hitmakers also announced 18 shows across Europe next year.


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9/20/21

MTV’s VMAs show was the year’s #1 social telecast—beating the Grammys and, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl—according to data-crunchers, and Kacey Musgraves was the artist benefiting most from that activity.


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9/20/21

Alt queen Karen Glauber is crazy about Glass Animals, whose “Heat Waves” just reached 1 billion streams, and The Lumineers, whose new single, "Brightside,” introduces their upcoming fourth album. We know that because KG says so in her new Post Toasted column, titled after Glass Animals’ latest single, “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance).”

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