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UMG'S VALUATION NEARS $55B
Day one begins. (9/23a)
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 (9/23a)
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.
Music City
THE BUILDERS: BEN VAUGHN
7/6/17

President, Warner/Chappell Nashville

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS: Chris Stapleton: From A Room: Volume One (Mercury Nashville) is the first country album of 2017 to be certified gold.  “Knowing that there is such a massive audience for Chris’ talent is the most gratifying thing to those of us in the industry who are longtime Stapleton fans.” Lady Antebellum: Heart/Break (Capitol Nashville) gave them their fifth #1 debut on the country charts. “Creative reinvention and talent from some of the best artists and human beings to ever come from Music Row. Check out their fresh songwriting on this album.” Warner/Chappell has had #1 songs on Country radio for 18 of the 25 weeks in 2017 so far. Lauren Alaina (Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope) had her first #1, “Road Less Traveled.” “Finally, more female artists are getting their due!” W/C partnership with Roc Nation established new ventures Rhythm House (Jesse Frasure) and Home Team (Thomas Rhett.) Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) earns his fourth #1 song in a row. “His current single “Small Town Boy” is flying up the charts. He’s moving towards headliner status.”

ON THE RUNWAY:
Midland (Big Machine): “‘Drinking Problem’ is the fastest rising debut single since ‘Cruise.’”  
Devin Dawson (Warner Bros. Nashville): “Devin bleeds talent—I can’t wait for more people to discover him. The music he and Jay Joyce have been creating is soooooo good.”

HOW HAS THE CHANGING FACE OF NASHVILLE AFFECTED YOU?
“Here’s the equation:   More Songwriters + Artists + Producers + Managers (of all genres) moving to Nashville = more traffic and time in the car to listen to music and return phone calls from all over the globe!”