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Awards shows battling for talent

BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS: Lots of chatter about a pair of upcoming TV music specials: Clear Channel’s inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards, set for 5/1 on NBC, and Dick Clark Productions Billboard Awards, skedded for 5/24 on ABC. The talk centers on what big acts will appear on each special as the producers of the two shows try to load up on acts that can move the needle. Managers and labels are caught in the crossfire as both shows essentially compete for the same talent. The conventional wisdom is that the iHeart team, led by John Sykes and Tom Poleman, has a big advantage over the BB/DCP team because of the myriad marketing opportunities that the multi-platform iHeart entity can dangle. The entire industry is staying tuned as this contest plays out over the course of the next few weeks. (3/18a)

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