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OUR POST-GRAMMY CHEW TAKES LESS THAN FOUR HOURS TO READ
We'll let you get back to your day ASAP. (2/7a)
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Including shots of several luminaries entrapped by a HITS nerd. (2/8a)
GRAMMY RATINGS SOAR
The emphasis on star power seems to have worked. (2/7a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
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Building blocks of a singular career (2/8a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
THE B-SIDE
Jacob Collier (Membran)
3/13/17

WHAT IT IS: The two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London is well-known for his viral YouTube videos, which have turned numerous legendary artists into fans, including Quincy Jones, who now acts as a mentor and manager. His newly developed one-man live show—created in collaboration with MIT—and his recently released debut album, In My Room, has spurred critics such as NPR to say he’s the year’s “wunderkind-to-watch,” Vice to imply he’s one of the greatest performers since Prince and The Guardian to herald Collier as “Jazz’s new messiah.”
ALBUM: In My Room
RELEASE DATE: 7/1/16
SINGLE: “Hideaway”
TV: Harry (to air in April), Tavis Smiley (taped on Monday 3/6)
LIVE: Currently on a world tour for In My Room with upcoming U.S. dates that include stops at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (3/4), Boston’s Brighton Music Hall (4/13), Portland’s Alberta Rose (4/23), Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (4/28), San Francisco Jazz Festival (6/7), L.A.’s Playboy Jazz Festival (6/10), N.Y.’s Blue Note Jazz Festival (6/20-21), Rochester Jazz Festival (6/23), Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival (6/24) and Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival (7/21-23)
INTERNET: 10m+ YouTube views; 475k+ views for N.Y. Times Facebook Live; 260k+ online social followers; “Hajanga” single was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist
RADIO: BBC Radio 2, KCRW, WBGO, Jazz FM
PRESS: KCRW and Young Hollywood video premieres; love from NPR (including All Things Considered), New York Times, Vice, People, Forbes,Just Jared Jr., Guardian, Telegraph, Jazzwise, more
BOOKING: Noah Simon/UTA
PUBLISHING: John Massa/Music & Media International
MANAGEMENT: Adam Fell/Quincy Jones Productions