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HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
The sounds of a brighter day to come? (1/16a)
RAINMAKERS:
STEVE COOPER
Turnaround specialist becomes a music man. (1/15a)
BIG CHANGES AT RCA: EDGE UPS PITTS TO PREZ, FLECK TO COO; RICCITELLI TO EXIT
Recalibrating for changing tastes. (1/15a)
DANGEROUS TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN WALLEN
As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
ACADEMY AND DUGAN
DUE TO SETTLE?
A messy divorce nears its resolution. (1/15a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
Pub Crawling
WARNER CHAPPELL PARTS WAYS WITH JW LUCAS
8/3/20

 Producer JW Lucas recently made a series of unfortunate statements on social media—notably accusations about the late Breonna Taylor that seemed to equivocate on the injustice of her killing at the hands of police. Warner Chappell Music has now decided to part ways with him. “We won’t be working with JW Lucas going forward,” said a spokesperson.

Lucas, who is white, has worked with such artists as Lil Uzi Vert, Pop Smoke and DaBaby; after his remarks about Taylor, he further exacerbated the situation by claiming he’d make a better leader of the Black Lives Matter movement than activist Tamika Mallory. These inflammatory statements caused many to suggest that he should no longer profit from black artists or black consumers. (Lucas subsequently issued a low-key apology to Taylor’s family, which was largely felt to be too little, too late.)

We’ve heard that some very thoughtful conversations preceded WCM’s decision in this matter. Recent events have underscored the importance of keeping everyone in our community as safe as possible—and this sort of intolerant rhetoric has no place.