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9/20/21

As Vivendi prepares to spin off 60% of UMG, the eyes of the biz—most of which are bugging out at the gargantuan transaction—are on Sir Lucian Grainge and company and the details...


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9/20/21

Sir Lucian Grainge has the whole world in his hands on the Sam Viviano-created cover of our latest print issue, coinciding with UMG’s public offering.


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9/20/21

On the eve of the UMG IPO, we asked chieftain Sir Lucian Grainge a few questions about the biz landscape and the fortunes of his company. For some reason, he decided to answer them.


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9/20/21

Boyd Muir, a key member of Sir Lucian Grainge’s tight inner circle, is featured on the Contents page of our latest magazine.


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9/20/21

Columbia's Lil Nas X will be the top entry on next week's chart as his debut album, MONTERO, makes noise at DSPs.


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9/20/21

Netflix received 44 Emmy Awards this year, more than doubling its 2020 total and distantly outpacing HBO/HBO Max, which took home 19 awards. The primetime show even had rapping.


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9/20/21

In our latest gathering of trending industry topics, chess master Sir Lucian Grainge—who’s renowned for his decisive moves—finds himself amid an array of stars, including Kacey Musgraves, David Bowie, Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean. That’s fitting, because art drives commerce in this business.

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9/20/21

MTV’s VMAs show was the year’s #1 social telecast—beating the Grammys and, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl—according to data-crunchers, and Kacey Musgraves was the artist benefiting most from that activity.


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9/20/21

Alt queen Karen Glauber is crazy about Glass Animals, whose “Heat Waves” just reached 1 billion streams, and The Lumineers, whose new single, "Brightside,” introduces their upcoming fourth album. We know that because KG says so in her new Post Toasted column, titled after Glass Animals’ latest single, “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance).”

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9/20/21

Lil Nas X could top the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart on Friday with Montero (RCA), as long as he holds off stiff competition from Bob Dylan. Over on singles, Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” (Atlantic) remains on top.


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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/20a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/20a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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