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IS U.S. TOURING COMING BACK
TOO SOON?
Brisk ticket sales say audiences are ready. Is everyone else? (5/5a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: THE GRAMMYS... NOW WHAT?
There's more work to do. (5/5a)
WMG STREAMS TO A SOLID Q2
Double digit growth is the new normal. (5/4a)
U.K. VENUES READY FOR RETURN
A summer of full capacity concerts on the horizon. (5/5a)
BILLIE BRINGS TRUTH
TO "POWER"
Hey 19 (4/29a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
Music City
THE BUILDERS: TROY TOMLINSON
7/6/17

President/CEO, Sony/ATV Nashville

HIGHLIGHTS:
Sony/ATV Nashville celebrated an unprecedented 15th consecutive year as BMI’s Country Publisher of the Year and Billboard’s 2017 Country Publishing Corporation of the Year.

STUDIO SIGHTINGS: Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice and Randy Houser.

NEW AND RISING: Adam Craig (Stoney Creek): “Think freakin’ awesome male vocalist.” The Railers (Warner Music Nashville): “Think incredible musicians with family harmonies.” Fairground Saints (Sony Music): “Think stunningly fresh California country.” High Valley (Atlantic): “Think infectious, driving sound and down-home lyrics.” Drake White (BMLG): “Think authentic, soulful voice with energy and stomp!”

HOW HAVE THE CHANGES IN NASHVILLE AFFECTED YOU?
“Nashville ain’t your granddaddy’s town anymore,” and that’s an inspiring thing. We’ve maintained the best traits from those who came before us and at the same time we’ve thrown open the doors and greeted new creators from every corner of the music universe. We sort of stand with our arms wide open and say, “Bring us your music. We get it. We celebrate it.” We are becoming the great new melting pot of music and culture, whether one is speaking of creative services or worldwide administration. I am actually more excited and inspired than ever before.