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THE BIZ SALUTES
JOE SMITH
Celebrating the life of the Toastmaster General (12/5a)
REVENUE CHART:
MALONE IS MONEY
Yet another post about Post (12/5a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS BOTH ICY AND POST-TOASTY
Actually, we'd prefer a bowl of oatmeal. (12/5a)
THE HAPPY WARRIOR OF THE RECORD BUSINESS
What a great guy (12/5a)
GRAMMY CHEW: WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE, ANYWAY?
Those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it. (12/5a)
EGGNOG!
Ours is mostly bourbon.
MISTLETOE!
Delicious in salads.
CHESTNUTS!
Ours are roasting, but it could be these slim-fit jeans.
WEED!
An entire Christmas tree made of it. Is what we want for Christmas.
Blighty Beat
WARNER TAKES ON WEST END
7/15/19

Warner Music Group has acquired British-born West End and Broadway musical theater record label First Night Records, bringing recordings for shows including Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon and Singin’ in the Rain to its stable.

WMG’s Arts Music Division,  led by President Kevin Gore, will oversee the company. As part of the deal, First Night co-founder John Craig will join the Arts Music team under a multi-year consulting agreement to identify and record musical theater productions in the U.K.

The acquisition joins a growing portfolio of labels under Arts Music, including the recently relaunched Sesame Street Records and imprints with Cloudco Entertainment and Build-A-Bear Workshop. It follows the establishment of the joint venture with Kurt Deutsch’s Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records in the States.

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