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9/20/21

The day before it goes public, Universal Music Group has been valued at $39.3b and will be listed tomorrow at €18.5—$21.69—per share.


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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

On the occasion of Dua Lipa's dynamite set at the iHeartRadio Music Fest in Vegas, the Warner superstar received a platinum plaque from her label team and iHeart dignitaries. Seen just before losing their shirts at the nickel slots are…


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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

AJR have announced eight additional dates to their 2022 OK Orchestra U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation. The S-Curve/Hollywood hitmakers also announced 18 shows across Europe next year.


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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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