IB on Weiss

SWAP MEET: Meanwhile, at UMG, what are Lucian Grainge and Barry Weiss’ plans for the East Coast, including IDJ? Weiss may permanently replace Reid as the head of the label group, while speculation has it that Steve Bartels will continue to play a significant role. Interestingly, Weiss and Reid are in the process of essentially trading places. If this were the NBA, sportswriters would be hailing this outcome as a superstar trade that should benefit both teams. (4/7a)