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Ron Perry 2018
12/1/20

In the 35 months since Chairman & CEO Ron Perry took the reins of Columbia, the new-school A&R star and former SONGS partner has transformed the iconic label, effectively competing, signing and breaking viable talent in a stream-powered business, while also-remaining responsive to the very different needs of Columbia’s core artists...


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spotifywrapped
12/1/20

From global sensations Bad Bunny and The Weeknd to U.S. leaders Juice WRLD and Taylor Swift, Spotify has gathered the most-streamed artists, songs and albums on the platform with 2020 Wrapped.


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12/1/20

As part of the Recording Academy and MusiCares’ continued COVID-19 Relief efforts, MusiCares has created an e-card aid program, Help for the Holidays.


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1307 UKcover 1
12/1/20

In an ordinary year it takes a few Harrods gift cards and several rounds of bitters to get British executives to open up to us. But with nothing but time on their hands due to the lockdown, four managers took our call for our U.K. special.


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12/1/20

Artists fear reprisals from labels and streaming services for giving evidence to a British Government committee, which has led to the chair of the inquiry issuing a warning against anyone punishing witnesses.


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Marketshare preview 11-26-20
11/30/20

The nearly 250k moved by BTS’s BE, along with the 17.5m streams registered by 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” powered Columbia to victory on our Top 100 Weekly Marketshare Chart. The two chart-toppers enabled Big Red to slice off 19% of the business for the week ending 11/19, four percentage points higher than Republic, which has dominated the chart since its inception at the beginning of November.


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BAD BUNNY
11/30/20

Will Bad Bunny’s surprise album be the spoiler that keeps BTS from a second week at #1?


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Halsey
11/30/20

Halsey has chimed in on the Recording Academy's process, politics and "bribes" following the nominations last week. She, along with The Weeknd, received zero nominations.


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movember
11/30/20

November is nearly done, so it's your last chance to contribute to the Movember campaign of Spotify Global Co-Head of Music Jeremy Erlich, who will be retiring his formidable 'stache for another year.


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stormzyDefJam
11/30/20

Mercury Prize-nominated Stormzy, who registered three #1 singles in Blighty in 2019 and 2020, is the first signing to 0207 Def Jam.


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GRAMMY CHEW: A BIG MIDDLE FINGER TO US ALL, FROM GRAMMY
It doesn't make sense. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
U.K. CLASS OF 2020: THE LABELS
Who's hot in Blighty? (11/30a)
STORMZY SIGNS WITH 0207 DEF JAM
A big first inking. (11/30a)
BIZ TO BIDEN: GIVE US A SEAT AT THE TABLE
A new drum beat in D.C. (11/30a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
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