NEW YORKER SIZES UP XL'S RUSSELL

There’s a fascinating profile of the storied history of legendary British indie label XL and its boss, Richard Russell, over at The New Yorker. Follow the link to discover the ideals that have shaped the label's success over the last two decades and more, spanning artists as diverse as Adele, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and The xx, Russell’s rules for listening to music and how he sees the future shaping up. There’s also some interesting insight into the exec turned producer's upcoming debut solo album, Everything is Recorded.

ON THE BMM COVER:
RICO WADE
ATL legend (6/17a)
KEN & FRIENDS FILL THE FORUM
High times in Inglewood (6/21a)
BEADS! FEEDS! TIKTOK EXPANDS TAY'S ERAS TOUR HUB
Collect 'em all (6/20a)
FESTIVAL FORECAST: IT'S MUDDY OUT THERE
Sloshing through the fun (6/20a)
WELCOME TO ATLANTA
Black Music Month in the ATL (6/18a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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