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WMG MINES DIGITAL DIAMONDS IN A ROUGH FISCAL YEAR
Steve Cooper shines up the 2020 stats. (11/23a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
ROBSON TAKES REINS FOR WMG INT'L
He's got the whole world in his hands. (11/23a)
THE BRITISH ARE HERE: JOEL CORRY
On your home-office desk now. (11/23a)
DOWNTOWN WE GO: FOUR QUESTIONS FOR JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ
Answers include Peloton and "the democratization of music creation." (11/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
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WMG MINES DIGITAL DIAMONDS IN A ROUGH FISCAL YEAR
Steve Cooper shines up the 2020 stats. (11/23a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
ROBSON TAKES REINS FOR WMG INT'L
He's got the whole world in his hands. (11/23a)
THE BRITISH ARE HERE: JOEL CORRY
On your home-office desk now. (11/23a)
DOWNTOWN WE GO: FOUR QUESTIONS FOR JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ
Answers include Peloton and "the democratization of music creation." (11/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
RUMOR MILL
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The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will be the host for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on 1/31. It’s his first time emceeing the telecast.


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Sunday night’s American Music Awards, on ABC, had plenty of star power, but so, too, did NBC’s Sunday Night Football, TV’s perennial ratings monster. The AMAs hit a new low, limping to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, with 3.8 million viewers, according to early Nielsen data. SNF, by contrast, pulled a 4.2, with 15.17m. In football terms, it was a blowout.


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