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PRIMARY WAVE CHECKS INTO
THE FOUR SEASONS
Mestel walks like a man. (10/22a)
UMG IPO SET FOR '22
And Q3 figures look good as well. (10/21a)
TOP 20: TAY'S FOLKLORIC RUN CONTINUES
A Swift return to #1. (10/21a)
REVENUE CHART: “LEMONADE” AND OCEAN SPRAY
The Rumours are true. (10/23a)
GRAMMY PREVIEW:
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Could she be this year's left-field anointed one? (10/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
Pub Crawling
A YEAR-END PUB CRAWL, PART 2
12/17/19

Read Part 1 here

Jon Platt's Sony/ATV, which earned Publisher of the Year at BMI and ASCAP Pop, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop and the triple crown of Latin Music Publisher at ASCAP, BMI And SESAC, enjoyed gangbusters songwriter revenue from culture-shifting unicorn Lil Nas X as well as superstars Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Khalid, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert, among others, in addition to inking Mustard, King Princess, Sam Hollander (Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, One Direction), Def Leppard’s catalog and more and re-upping Boi-1da (Drake, Rhianna), Camila Cabello and busy writer/producer Ricky Reed (Lizzo, Halsey, Maggie Rogers). Platt also reunited with superstar Rihanna late in the year.


Platt was also busily fine-tuning his team, assisted by prexy Danny Strick, among other key insiders; he upped President/CEO Latin America and U.S. Latin Jorge Mejia and brought in new Nashville head Rusty Gaston (Josh Van Valkenburg is overseeing the Music City A&R team). SVP A&R and West Coast luminary Jen Knoepfle, who inked King Princess, also worked closely with Jack Antonoff and Joel Little on Swift’s monster album Lover. The House of Platt was also rather chuffed about the licensing boomlet occasioned by Danny Boyle’s cinematic Beatles fantasy, Yesterday, which racked up $150m at the box office.

Read Part 3 here

Read Part 4 here