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DUO TO RULE ISLAND
Two heads are better than one. (6/17a)
GUETTA GOES GLOBAL WITH WARNER MUSIC
Bugs is dancing in the street. (6/17a)
REVENUE CHART:
LIL BIG BUCKS
Pull up the Brinks truck. (6/17a)
TOP 20: POLO MATCH
Looks like we have a horse race. (6/17a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GREENBERG TRAURIG
Myriad lawyers, no waiting. (6/17a)
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
Ryan Hurd (Sony Music Nashville)
11/13/16

WHAT IT IS: Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake SheltonDierks BentleyJake OwenMaren MorrisTim McGraw and FGL, among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first #1 single as a songwriter with the Grammy & CMA-nominated duet, “Lonely Tonight,” which was recorded by Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Now, the Kalamazoo, MI native is lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album. Following a unique strategy of releasing music and videos without radio or downloads available, “We Do Us”—the first song released on Spotify—received 2m+ streams in just three weeks. Hurd has also joined an elite group of artists of all genres to be featured in Vevo’s dscvr program (Sam SmithHalseyLeon BridgesHozier). He was included in Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know” list, and CMT named him one of their “Listen Up” Artists of 2016. 
ALBUM: TBA 
Single: TBA 
LIVE: Direct support for Chase Rice all of Fall 2016; direct support for Maren Morris in February; on the Thomas Rhett Home Team Tour Feb.-April 
INTERNET: As of 10/27, three songs have been released for streaming only; 6m+ total streams in eight weeks; videos released for “We Do Us” (Vevo dscvr live video), “Love in a Bar” (official video), “City Girl” (official video) 
RADIO: TBA 
PRESS: Features from Rolling Stone CountryTaste of CountrySounds Like Nashville (including their “10 Songs You Should Be Listening To”), Whiskey Riff (“11 Artist To Look Out For in 2016”), No Limits NashvilleRated Red, more 
BOOKING: WME 
PUBLISHING: UMPG 
MANAGEMENT: Triple 8