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IB tease--WMG

FEELING THEIR WAY: Everybody's asking what's going on at Warner Music. Stephen Cooper and Len Blavatnik don't really talk to any other industry leaders about their thoughts or plans. But most believe that their look under the hood at EMI during Warner's failed attempt to buy it still has them perplexed. How could EMI do so much less business than WMG yet have a far better bottom line? In any case, WMG is expected to make a lowball bid for Parlophone. On a related subject, has the music business seen the last of Edgar Bronfman, or does he have another card to play? These and numerous other behind-the-scenes tidbits are revealed in the latest column from  HITS' industry insider I.B. Bad, posting Friday morning. (11/1a)

NEAR TRUTHS:
THE HOUSE WINS
I.B. Bad handicaps the Vegas Grammys. (1/18a)
ON THE COVER:
THE LUMINEERS
The downside of BRIGHTSIDE for Wes and Jer (1/18a)
HITS LIST MAKES
THE PLAYOFFS
A bunch of All-Pros takes the field. (1/18a)
COACHELLA LINEUP: HARRY, YE, BILLIE AND THE WHOLE THING
The poster has been printed. (1/13a)
UTA: A YEAR OF MOMENTUM
Agency reshuffles the deck. (1/18a)
I DON'T WANNA WORK
I just wanna bang on my drum all day.
I HAVE A HANGOVER
I like to call it "2021."
I DON'T WANNA HAVE A MEETING
My Zoom backgrounds are all outdated.
I MISS CHRISTMAS
When's the next holiday that involves eggnog?
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