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ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
Blighty Beat
WARNER BULKS UP EAST WEST
2/6/18

Keeping the light on at East West is, from left, Dan Chalmers, Paul Samuels and Angie Somerside 

Warner Music U.K. label East West Records has launched a new specialist imprint for mainstream entertainers, Warner Music Entertainment, with Atlantic Records A&R Paul Samuels taking on the joint title of VP, A&R, Atlantic & East West Records U.K.

Samuels’ first signing to East West is Irish artist Áine Cahill, who we tipped as one to watch after a performance at British showcase festival The Great Escape last year.

East West’s roster includes veterans such as Robert Plant and Lindsey Buckingham, as well as new talent Dusky Grey and Nikhil D’Souza. Warner Music Entertainment will look after Bette Midler, Alexander Armstrong and Sheridan Smith. New music from Boyzone and Cliff Richard is scheduled to come later this year.

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