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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
Pub Crawling
DAME UN CIGARRO, AMOR
8/24/17

"What shall we do with our 'Despacito' money, boys?" asks Sony/ATV chief Marty Bandier as he and his teammates celebrate the ongoing windfall of the biggest song in the galaxy. "I've never been that concerned with material possessions," replied President, Latin America and U.S. Latin Jorge Mejia, "but I'm treating myself to a ruby-encrusted hovercraft." Said Co-President Danny Strick, "I love nature, so I'm going to buy an island kingdom, the inhabitants of which will revere me as a god." As for Marty, he just longed for one really good cheroot.

It's been a banner year for the pubco's Latin division, not only because it claims Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and "Despacito" co-scribe Erika Ender among its writers, but also due to smashes like Maluma’s “Felices Los 4”, Nicky Jam’s “El Amante”, Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno and Zion & Lennox’s “Súbeme La Radio”, “Escapate Conmigo” by Wisin feat. Ozuma and “Chantaje” by Shakira feat. Maluma. Add Latin Publisher of the Year from the three leading PROs and you have what Bandier calls "a perfect storm."

In a related story, Google Translate has some great new songs to share with you.