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WOODSTOCK, DAY TWO
Once upon a time...at Yasgur's farm (8/16a)
RAINMAKERS: THEY CONTROL THE WEATHER
This is no ordinary doorstop. (8/15a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: DOG DAYS
But things will liven up soon. (8/16a)
A PRESEASON
HITS LIST
The biz is getting its game face on. (8/16a)
GRAMMY CHEW: COMING IN
UNDER THE WIRE
More speculation over lox and bagels (8/16a)
HEAT!
Seriously, we can't take off any more clothes at the office.
DOLDRUMS!
Nothing doing.       
LUNCH!
Well, what do YOU want?      
VACATION!
Badly needed.     
Pub Crawling
SZA SIGNS UP WITH UMPG
5/5/17

Jody Gerson's UMPG has inked singer/songwriter SZA, out of L.A.'s Top Dawg Entertainment camp (which of course brought us Kendrick Lamar).

After a label bidding war for SZA (pronounced "sizz-UH"), TDE chief Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith inked a JV record deal for her with Peter Edge and Tom Corson at RCA; her forthcoming full-length is titled CTRL.

Born Solána Rowe, the eclectic artist incorporates soul, pop, hip-hop, rock, "chillwave" and jazz into her songs; she's released a trio of EPs and assorted tracks, including collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott (the lush new "Love Galore" video is here) and Lamar. 

"I believe in supporting artists who can be a force for change," says Gerson. "SZA is more than a superb songwriter and artist—she’s a powerful female voice, and I truly believe she has the capacity to change the world. Voices that not only command attention but actually influence the culture are crucial, especially now. I’m proud to play a role in bringing SZA’s vision to the widest possible audience.”