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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
WMG’S ARTS MUSIC DIVISION BLASTS OFF WITH SKYSHIP ENTERTAINMENT
9/18/20

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music Division and Warner Chappell Music have entered into a global partnership with Skyship Entertainment, creator of the Super Simple Songs children’s brand. Combining animation and puppetry aimed at preschoolers, Super Simple Songs’ YouTube channel has 24 million subscribers and over 22b combined video views.

The partnership kicks off on 9/18 with three new compilations, “Down in the Deep Blue Sea,” “It’s Time for Bed,” and “Happy, Happy, Happy!” Starting in October, Toronto-based Skyship’s full catalog will transition to Arts Music, which launched in 2017, and will be available across more digital services worldwide with WCM administering all publishing rights.

“We’re looking forward to making these beloved songs and new songs available to more children across the globe and to continue to grow Arts Music’s footprint with meaningful content in the Kids & Family space,” shared Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog and Arts Music.

Morghan Fortier, CEO, Skyship Entertainment added, “The core of our mission is to create fun, educational songs that kids love and that makes the day-to-day lives of parents, teachers, and caregivers a little easier. We’re delighted to be continuing that mission alongside Arts Music & Warner Chappell.”

THE FUTURISTICS INK WITH BABZ INC.
9/17/20


BABZ Inc.
has signed songwriting/production duo The Futuristics to a management deal. As a part of the new deal, BABZ Inc. Founder/President Hannah Babitt will work with The Futuristics to further expand their catalogue.

Consisting of Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian, the multi-platinum duo kicked off their partnership in 2005 and have since produced hits for the likes of G-Eazy (“Him & I” f/Halsey), Halsey’s "Hold Me Down,” Selena Gomez (“Fetish” f/Gucci Mane), Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello (“Bad Things”), Flo Rida (“I Cry”) and more.

Most recently, the pair hold production credits on Goody Grace’s “Nothing Good” f/Juicy J and G-Eazy, as well as two songs off Blink-182’s latest album, Nine, and Bebe Rexha’s “You Can’t Stop The Girl.”

“Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian are undeniable hitmakers who embody the intention, mission and collaborative spirit of BABZ Inc. I am honored to be working with The Futuristics, whose experience and credits speak for themselves,” said Babitt.

Additionally, the duo has produced Emmy-nominated SNL digital short "3-Way (The Golden Rule)” featuring Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Andy Samberg, Kim Vera’s "Tribe,” which was featured Pitch Perfect 3 and music for The Fast and the Furious movie franchise.

The Futuristics join a diverse roster that includes Alex Hope, Nick Monson, Big Taste, Arkadi Zaslavski and more.

NONSTOP ACTION
9/16/20

Nonstop Management is celebrating action on a brace of new records penned or co-written by its clients, including several bona fide hits and fresh superstar drops. 

Leading the charge is the Jawsh 685/Jason Derulo smash "Savage Love," co-written by JKASH. The song has risen to #3 at Pop radio, hit the Top 10 nationally and continues to rampage at Hot AC, AC and, of course, the DSPs (it's #7 at Spotify U.S. and featured on the globally crucial Today's Top Hits playlist).

JKASH, Michael Pollack and Ryan Ogren all have co-writes on the Maroon 5 hit "Nobody's Love," currently Top 15 at Pop, Hot and AC radio and on TTH. JKASH and Pollack also contributed to Katy Perry's "Daisies," now Top 20 at AC and moving at Hot. Pollack, who co-wrote and supplied additional production on Justin Bieber's new cut, "Holy" f/Chance the Rapper, is also seeing action with "Funny" from Zedd/Jasmine Thompson (#33 at Pop, Top 25 at Hot, #7 Dance) and Ashe's "Save Myself" (now getting underway at Alternative).

The Ryann-penned "You Broke Me First, " which is blowing up for Tate McRae, is already trending Top 20 on Spotify Global and just getting started at radio; it was just added at Z100. keep an eye on this rocket, which just made the cover of TTH.

Nick Long's got two Machine Gun Kelly cuts making noise: "Bloody Valentine" (#4 at Alternative) "my ex's best friend" f/blackbear (just getting started at radio, on TTH). 

Jaime Zeluck Hindlin and team are remotely high-fiving as we write this.