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McCARROLL PRIMED FOR GIG AT AMAZON MUSIC
He's most excited about the two-day shipping. (2/21a)
THE BRITS: A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
MAXING OUT: WMG
ROLLS AT THE BRITS
Lousada's haul (2/22a)
CINDY MABE HONORED WITH LOUISE SCRUGGS AWARD
Carrying on a proud tradition (2/22a)
PANDORA REVENUE UP 6% IN 2017
All boats still lifting (2/22a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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McCARROLL PRIMED FOR GIG AT AMAZON MUSIC
He's most excited about the two-day shipping. (2/21a)
THE BRITS: A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
MAXING OUT: WMG
ROLLS AT THE BRITS
Lousada's haul (2/22a)
CINDY MABE HONORED WITH LOUISE SCRUGGS AWARD
Carrying on a proud tradition (2/22a)
PANDORA REVENUE UP 6% IN 2017
All boats still lifting (2/22a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
RUMOR MILL
Dua Lipa Stormzy BRITs 2018
2/23/18

Wednesday night’s BRIT Awards was a typically slick affair with a few surprises, a quick save and the cherry on top of an excellent year for Max Lousada’s WMG. As noted here, the major label took home six out of the 11 trophies handed out on the night, following Sony’s record-breaking year in 2017 and the rule of UMG and Adele in 2016.


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Drake money
2/23/18

Drizzy’s been giving it away, but not as fast as it keeps coming in, to the tune of another $320k from “God’s Plan” and $235k from Blocboy JB’s “Look Alive,” debuting on the Song Revenue Chart at #$2, on which he’s featured. Oh, and he also owns the label, OVO Sound. It’s good to be king.


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Lucian
2/23/18

Universal Music Group Chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge will receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the group’s induction ceremony in New York on 6/14.


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2/23/18

More women have come forward to accuse Republic President Charlie Walk of sexual misconduct, a new Rolling Stone article reveals.


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Jubelirer Airhead
2/23/18

The industry’s top athletes battle each other for the gold—and take some embarrassing spills—in Airhead’s salute to the Winter Olympics. Stick this in your halfpipe and smoke it.


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2/23/18

The debut mixtape from Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine rises to the top of the iTunes chart on this flipover Friday and settles in at #4 at Apple Music while three new singles enter the iTunes Top 10.


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5sos
2/23/18

In addition to a tour announcement, Capitol's 5 Seconds of Summer have revealed new track "Want You Back." We have to assume they're not referring to us...


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goldenhour
2/23/18

MCA Nashville will release Kacey Musgraves’ fourth album, Golden Hour, on 3/30. The two tracks she performed at the UMG pre-Grammy showcase last month, “Space Cowboy” and “Butterflies,” are available now.


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The Launch logo
2/23/18

Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group and Bell Media have jointly announced that Sony Pictures Television will distribute their new music-TV format The Launch worldwide, excluding Canada. The inaugural season of The Launch debuted at #1 in its timeslot on CTV and delivered a series of consecutive weekly top ratings. The series’ original songs have already surpassed 4m streams worldwide.


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Jo Charrington, Sam Smith, David Joseph, Tom Paul
2/22/18

“Your performance was smashing,” UMG U.K. chieftain David Joseph tells superstar Sam Smith after the BRITs. “Speaking of smashing, I lifted the keys to K.Dot’s car; want to take a spin on Kensington High?” Capitol’s Jo Charrington and Tom Paul then agreed it’s never too late for goodbyes.


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1228 Contents lousada
2/22/18

Warner Music U.K. acts won six of the 11 trophies handed out during Wednesday’s BRIT Awards, outpacing its Big Three rivals.


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brits
2/22/18

Stormzy and Dua Lipa were the multiple award winners Wednesday at the BRIT Awards. Stormzy took home British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist while Lipa, who had five noms, received red trophies for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.


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Logic 44More
2/22/18

Def Jam's Logic took to Twitter to announce a new record, "44 More," which he'll be dropping tonight at midnight EST...


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Cindy Mabe gets award
2/22/18

Louise Scruggs, the force of nature who aggressively represented husband Earl Scruggs, created opportunity where none existed, recognizing markets that most in bluegrass and country music didn’t notice, or couldn’t crack. Given Scruggs’ history, the selection of UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe as the 2018 recipient of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Louise Scruggs Award is a couture fit...


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Platt Stormzy Brits 2018
2/22/18

Stormzy’s double win at the BRITs was especially sweet for Warner/Chappell ruler Big Jon Platt and his celebrated London-based A&R exec, Amber Davis. It was Platt who lured Davis from EMI, and it was Davis who signed Stormzy to W/C a couple years ago. Seen celebrating post-show are...


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Roger-Lynch
2/22/18

Pandora’s revenue hit $1.47 billion in 2017, a 6% year-over-year increase that beat analysts expectations. By eliminating revenue from Australia, New Zealand and Ticketfly, which the company sold in September, revenue was up 8% to $1.39b, more than $1b of which came in from ad sales.


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max
2/22/18

Crush Music, DCD2 Records and RED MUSIC gathered to celebrate the success of MAX and his hit single “Lights Down Low,” which has been streamed more than 300m times and is Top 10 at Top 40 radio. After allowing MAX to control the office dimmer switch, he was surrounded by...


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Iley
2/21/18

On the eve of the BRIT Awards, Sony Music U.K. chief and BRITS Chairman Jason Iley fielded a volley of questions from MBW’s Tim Ingham in a lively, informative conversation centered on the transformation of the BRITs, which has made what Ingham describes as “a decisive move away from becoming a paler, staler affair.”


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Dan McCarroll
2/21/18

Look who’s back in the bigs. Industry veteran Dan McCarroll, most recently President of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, has been tapped as Global Head of Originals and Artist Relations for Amazon Music. He’ll be charged with working in coordination with artists, managers and labels to create ways to optimize frontline and catalog releases via original programming as well as heading the original-programming team.


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Bebe Rexha plaque presentation
2/21/18

More than a dozen execs from the Bunny recently hopped en masse to an L.A. studio where Bebe Rexha was working on a new recording to surprise her with an RIAA platinum plaque for her smash single “Meant to Be” f/Florida Georgia Line. As the giddy WBR staffers swarmed around the breakout artist, Co-Chairman/COO Tom Corson blew the whistle he keeps in his pocket for just such occasions and, paraphrasing Vince Lombardi, ordered, “Pull yourselves together, people! When you get in the presence of greatness, act like you’ve been there before.” Later, as the crowd dispersed, Corson asked Rexha to autograph the back of his hand...


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