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XXXTENTACION FANS FLOCK TO HIS MUSIC (UPDATE)
Fans still flocking to his tracks and albums. (6/22a)
XXXTENTACION FANS FLOCK TO HIS MUSIC (UPDATE)
Two suspects are apparently still at large. (6/22a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: SPREADING THE WEALTH
Juice WRLD made the most moolah. (6/22a)
SPOT STOCK ROCKETS TO TOP (UPDATE)
The gambit appears to be working. (6/22a)
SUSPECT CHARGED IN XXXTENTACION SLAYING (UPDATE)
Motive remains unclear. (6/22a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
HOW ROCK IS STREAMING FORWARD
Amps sold separately.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
Pub Crawling
MANE EVENT: WARNER/CHAPPELL TAKES ASCAP RHYTHM & SOUL PUBCO OF THE YEAR
6/22/18

Warner/Chappell boss Jon Platt and team are celebrating once again, having been named Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards. W/C writer Gucci Mane was dubbed Songwriter of the Year (as was UMPG's Quavo), while 25 of the pubco’s writers took Most Performed Song trophies.

Among the decorated writers were Christopher “Brody” Brown for “24k Magic,” Symere Woods for “Bad and Boujee” and “XO Tour Lif3,” Kendrick Lamar for “HUMBLE.” And “Goosebumps,” Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Jahron Brathwaite for “Shining,” Brathwaite for “Wild Thoughts,” “Sex With Me” and “Come and See Me,” Radric Davis for “Black Beatles,” “Slippery” and “Both” and Klenord Raphael for “Bodak Yellow.”  

This windfall comes on the heels of W/C taking Pubco of the Year at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards. Latin and R&B/hip-hop are, as you know if you haven’t been napping under a rock, two of music’s fastest-growing areas.

“The caliber of hip-hop & R&B music that Warner/Chappell songwriters are creating is taking the culture to new places,” Platt proclaimed. “It’s great to see such a diverse array of talent recognized with this top honor. I’m especially excited for Gucci Mane, who is such a hard-working, and prolific songwriter. He is so deserving of this distinction.”

UMPG IS QUAVERING WITH EXCITEMENT
6/22/18

At the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, UMPG VP A&R Walter Jones wisely decides to add a feature by ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Quavo to his photo op. Later, the two had a bracing discussion about sync rights in the Benelux territories. 


Meanwhile, in "people standing in a line holding plaques" news, this passel of pulchritudinous publishers was even more stylin' than usual. They've all got soul, though we're iffy on Luke McGrellis' sense of rhythm. Seen are (l-r) UMPG’s Suzanne Moss, David Gray, Brooke Story, James Supreme, Sterling Simms, Taylor Testa, Lillia Parsa, Walter Jones, Stephen Francis and McGrellis.

SONY/ATV WINS BIG AT SOCAN AWARDS
6/22/18

Sony/ATV had a very successful night at The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) awards in Toronto. 

Our Lady Peace won the National Achievement Award along with SOCAN Classic Music Awards for their songs "Somewhere Out There", "Innocent", "Clumsy" and "Superman's Dead". Pictured in the photo above are (l-r) Duncan Coutts (Our Lady Peace), Aidan D’Aoust (SOCAN ), Gary Furniss (Sony/ATV Canada President), Arnold Lanni (songwriter/Our Lady Peace producer), David Quilico (Sony/ATV Canada Vice President, Creative) and Widney Bonfils (SOCAN).

No moose were harmed in the taking of the above photo, unless you count the one that has a thing for Gary. Hey, you try to come up with multiple Canadian jokes in a single week.

Adam Feeny aka Frank Dukes won Songwriter of the Year. He also took home awards for "Havana" (Pop Music Award), "Congratulations" and "Fake Love" (Rap Music Awards). 

Other Sony/ATV winners included Alessia Cara, who won the International Achievement Award as well as the International Song Award and a Dance Music Award for “Stay”, Daniel Caesar who won the Breakout Award, Drake who won a Rap Music Award for “Fake Love” and Shawn Mendes collaborator Geoff Warburton who won a Pop Music Award for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”.