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Iovine's effect on Idol

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Idol changed drastically when Jimmy [Iovine] came on. In the old days, it was like musical jump rope where the contestants would do a different style every week. Inevitably, everybody had at least one horrible performance. Jimmy said, 'Let's get these people to sing who they are.' " —Michael Orland, says the show's longtime arranger and associate musical director, to The Hollywood Reporter’s Shirley Halperin in her massive preview of season 12. Pointing to the successes of Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips, Idol’s last two winners, since the show made a deal with UMG, Halperin notes, “With Universal Music handling distribution and marketing, the show, more than ever, offers a legitimate launchpad to insta-success.” (1/4a)

NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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