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THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM, PART 8,605

Mendes, Jay Z Appear in Disreputable Trade Rag; Their Reputations Remain Intact

Island troubadour Shawn Mendes graces the cover of our most recent print edition. Mendes has made the transition from online phenom to mainstream force, and he’ll soon be delivering a #1 bow for David Massey and team with his full-length debut, Handwritten. All of which
should console him as he copes with appearing on the cover of our unfortunate rag.

Our Contents page VIP, meanwhile, is Jay Z, who's in the spotlight again—this time as streaming entrepreneur. His new venture, Tidal, finds him collaborating with an array of fellow music stars and challenging the biggest players in the game.

The high-profile rollout has hit some speed bumps (several of which are detailed in the issue), but we’ve learned never to count J-Hova out. Still, this HITS Contents Shout-Out is probably not the kind of stream he was hoping for.

SPENCER-SMITH LANDS WITH AG MANAGEMENT, WCM (UPDATE)
New manager, pub deal (6/28a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/28a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Whose gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (6/30a)
BIG RED'S BIG POP RUN (UPDATE)
Nine in the Top 40 (6/27a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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