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PRIMARY WAVE CHECKS INTO
THE FOUR SEASONS
Mestel walks like a man. (10/22a)
UMG IPO SET FOR '22
And Q3 figures look good as well. (10/21a)
TOP 20: TAY'S FOLKLORIC RUN CONTINUES
A Swift return to #1. (10/22a)
REVENUE CHART: “LEMONADE” AND OCEAN SPRAY
The Rumours are true. (10/22a)
GRAMMY PREVIEW:
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Could she be this year's left-field anointed one? (10/22a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
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JODY GERSON: UMPG boss is wheeling and dealing as publishing marketplace goes ballistic. There’s a song in there somewhere.
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ARIANA GRANDE: Republic diva announces pending return via socials. What’s Scooter’s Grande master plan?
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BIG HIT: K-Pop HQ scores a windfall with massive IPO. Clearly the house of BTS won the day.
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24KGOLDN: RECORDS/Columbia breakout heads for top at Pop radio, which is doing wonders for Ron and Barry’s “Mood.” Is this the start of a Goldn era?
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SHAWN GEE: Live Nation Urban prez debuts Black Tour Directory in partnership with social-justice orgs, assisting equity push. Bravo.
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TIFFANY WARREN: Omnicom veteran/ADCOLOR founder anointed as Sony Music EVP/Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, bringing serious experience, knowledge to new post. Change is coming.
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CAMILLE HEARST: In newly minted post of Head of Spotify for Artists, former Patreon exec brings extensive toolkit to Ek’s castle—and now enjoys lingonberries with her meatballs.
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JASON ILEY: Sony U.K. boss is royally chuffed as he’s honored with MBE from the Queen. Which is preferable to dealing with jokers like us.
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FLEETWOOD MAC: As Stevie-led “Dreams” gets new viral life thanks to TikTok, Warner’s classic-rock stalwarts return to Top 10. Rumours swirl that Irving’s got an Ocean Spray tie-in.
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Q PRIME: Will RHCP exodus scuttle potential deal for storied management firm with supermarket mogul? Burkle up—it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.