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BEESE DOCKS AT WARNER U.K.
Former Island chief gets his own label. (6/16a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: “LEVITATING” TO #1
How'd they do that? (6/15a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/15a)
REOPENING DELAY CRIPPLES LIVE BIZ
"Variant" is a scary word right now. (6/15a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GRUBMAN SHIRE MEISELAS & SACKS
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/15a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
THE B-SIDE
Walk Off the Earth (Columbia)
5/8/15

WHAT IT IS: The chart-topping, viral hit-makers have extended the boundaries of what a 21st century band can bring to pop music and pop culture. The multi-platinum Canadian quintet had already built a significant global following when their cover of Gotye’s “Some­body I Used to Know” ignited the blogosphere, eventually garner­ing 164m views. Last year’s sin­gle, “Red Hands,” generated 11m Spotify streams and spent five weeks at #1 on AAA. Most notably, however, WOTE are one of the few acts to continually and successfully find success both on DIY online platforms and throughout the traditional music marketplace.

ALBUM: Sing It All Away

RELEASE DATE: 6/16

SINGLE: “Rule the World”

TV: Multiple TV appearances coming in Canada and the U.S.

LIVE: Touring U.S./Canada 5/6­6/6; Europe in Oct.

INTERNET: 1.8m+ Facebook likes, 134k+ Twitter followers, 52.9k+ Instagram; 473m+ com­bined YouTube views, 2m+ subscribers

RADIO: Going for adds at AAA, Hot AC; The Pulse, KCSN L.A.

BOOKING: U.S.: Mike Marquis/ Paradigm; Europe: Sean Goulding/ The Agency Group; Canada: Ralph James/The Agency Group

PUBLISHING: Kobalt

MANAGEMENT: Marc Pollack & Jonathan Kalter/The MGMT Company