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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
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!
Pub Crawling
SONY/ATV SECURES A WHOLE LOTTA NOMS
11/25/20

Sony/ATV has plenty of reasons to celebrate with nominations across the board for the 63rd Grammy Awards.

Beyoncé leads with 9 noms in categories like ROTY, SOTY and more, becoming the second-most nominated act in Grammy history with 79 noms throughout her career.

Other Sony/ATV repped songwriters with top award nominations include Frank Dukes and Louis Bell for SOTY and ROTY, Aaron Dessner for SOTY, AOTY and Best Pop Vocal Album, and producer Jack Antonoff for Producer of the Year, AOTY and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Songwriters/producers Koz and Lindgren also contributed to Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, which is up for AOTY and Best Pop Vocal Album. Also receiving nods for the event’s top celebrated honors are Bobby Sessions and Jorden Thorpe for ROTY and Best Rap Song for Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” JP Saxe for SOTY, Rostam for AOTY, Miranda Lambert for Best Country Song and Lady Gaga, BTS and Tainy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Sony/ATV Chairman/CEO Jon Platt says, “Sony/ATV’s songwriters have shown incredible creativity and perseverance over the last year, and their 2021 GRAMMY nominations could not be more well-deserved. I’m proud to celebrate the achievements of all our songwriter nominees as they continue making history with their music.”

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, 1/31 and will be broadcasted on CBS at 8pm et/5pm PT.

SONY/ATV U.K. SEES KOLIDESCOPES
11/24/20

Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has inked a global publishing deal with KOLIDESCOPES. Comprised of Dan Dare and John Courtidis, the songwriting and producing team is best known for co-writing JoelCorry and MNEK’s “Head & Heart,” which reached #1 on the Official U.K. chart and remained at the top for 6 weeks.

“Johnny and Dan are some of the most multi-talented songwriters I have met,” shared Sony/ATV U.K. President, Co-Managing Director, David Ventura. “Collaborations and opportunities for them are limitless and they have incredible music coming as both artists and songwriters. We couldn’t be happier and there is a true feeling of euphoria to welcome them at Sony/ATV!”

KOLIDESCOPES added,We are beyond excited to begin this new chapter with David, Daniel [Seal], Sarah[Lockhart] and the entire team at Sony/ATV. They are the kind of music publisher every songwriter would be proud to have in their corner and we can’t wait to see what we accomplish together.”

Earlier this year, the duo launched their artist career via APG/Atlantic and released their new single “Torn.” Currently working on their upcoming project, KOLIDESCOPES also has collaborations in the works with artists like Sigala, Raye and MNEK.

RIVER HOUSE DOCKS AT SONY/ATV
11/19/20

Gathered in Nashville to swap favorite lockdown recipes are, from left, Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt, River House Artists Founder Lynn Oliver-Cline and Sony/ATV Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston.

Sony/ATV Nashville has acquired the catalog of Lynn Oliver-Cline’s River House Artists and signed a joint venture with River House Artists to provide creative services to its talent. The catalog includes Luke Combs’ hits “Forever After All,” “Beautiful Crazy,” “When It Rains It Pours” and “Lovin’ On You.”

The River House Artists roster includes Combs collaborators Ray Fulcher and Drew Parker, plus Driver Williams, Nicolette Hayford and Jordan Rowe.

“Lynn’s intuition for identifying singer-songwriters who speak right to the heart of country music is second to none, and she knows how to turn their dreams into reality,” Sony/ATV Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston said.