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J. COLE GETS TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Artist opens door to new album. (4/20a)
FROM SIR, WITH LOVE (UPDATE)
An embarrassment of riches (4/20a)
YEEZY'S ONE-TWO PUNCH
Kanye's been busy; now he can dive back into Twitter. (4/20a)
VIVENDI EXPLORING UMG IPO
Pass the cheese puffs, s'il vous plaît. (4/20a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: DRAKE AND CARDI CLEAN UP
It's not fair to the rest of the kids. (4/20a)
ASK YOUR TASK FORCE
Tina gets advice, whether she wants it or not.
WHEN PUBLISHERS GET MASTERFUL
Why the recording side still holds an allure.
DOES THIS PIZZA TASTE WEIRD TO ANYBODY ELSE?
I actually ate, like, five pieces. But still.
ROBOT MUSIC SUPERVISORS
It's already happening.
RUMOR MILL
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4/20/18

MIDiA Research got out their abacus, sharpened their No. 2 pencils and did the math on the global recorded music business. They discovered that the biz rose 8.5%—$1.4b—in 2017 on revenues of $17.4b.


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sting shaggy
4/20/18

Sting and Shaggy, whose collaborative set 44/876 (A&M/Interscope) just dropped, visit the beautiful old town of Cologne, Germany, where they performed an acoustic WDR2 radio show at the exquisite KULTURKIRCHE, took off at regional iTunes and Amazon stores and, of course, looked both ways in case those two scary rap dudes from the Echos were somewhere nearby.


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visionary music group logo
4/19/18

Visionary Music Group, home of Logic, Jon Bellion and 6ix (who co-produced Logic’s smash “1-800-273-8255”), has inked a management partnership with Jesse Coren’s Mutual Friends. JCMF’s roster includes Quinn XCII, Chelsea Cutler, Jeremy Zucker and ayokay, all of whom now join Logic, Bellion and 6ix under the VMG umbrella.


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LBT
4/19/18

It’s Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. and Neil Portnow is encouraging the music community to use social media to tell Congress to update music laws before the end of the year.


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kesha
4/19/18

Time has unveiled their Most Influential People of 2018 list. In it, Kesha and Rihanna are listed as icons, while Shawn Mendes and Jimmy Kimmel have been placed in the artist category and Cardi B represents as a pioneer. Meanwhile, Kesha’s manager, Jack Rovner, remains the #1 Most Influential Old Jew on a Park Bench. Mazels all around.


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4/19/18

Responding to a growing wave of anti-Semitism in Germany—crystallized by the controversy surrounding Kollegah and Farid Bang’s album of the year win at last week’s Echo AwardsBMG is launching a school-focused campaign in an effort to counter this deeply troubling issue.


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brad paisley smn
4/19/18

"Hey, dudes, I just crossed out a few deal terms and added a clause that obliges you guys to dress like giant plushies on alternate Tuesdays," guffaws superstar Brad Paisley on the occasion of his re-inking with Randy Goodman's Sony Music Nashville. "Just kiddin'! You guys are a hoot." Seen are...


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4/19/18

A firestorm erupted last week at Germany's Echo Awards after rap collaborators Kollegah and Farid Bang won album of the year for Jung, Brutal, Gutaussehend (“Young, Brutal, Good-looking”), which contains the line, “My body’s more defined than that of Auschwitz inmates.”


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april17
4/19/18

This week’s Top 20 features a lot of moving parts.


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Post
4/19/18

Well aware that you can’t autograph an MP3, Post Malone has unlocked the digital pre-order for his second full-length album beerbongs & bentleys (Republic) by posting a picture of something he could put his John Hancock on—a CD.


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Featured Video
Desure, "Stranded Son"
His recent opening spots for Midland got him a great platform, and now the L.A.-based singer/songwriter is stepping up with his killer country-rock hybrid--given a spectacular visual treatment in this gorgeous clip.
Heartbreaking. https://t.co/gT8xsJEqCT
We’ve got some ridiculously dank bud stuffed into the bong, some girthy joints, a dropper of cannabis tincture, som… https://t.co/rxZxTDgDS3
So... @kanyewest may have just made the upcoming release schedule a lot more interesting. https://t.co/FoowEtJCOY https://t.co/qpNX28wPMf
#YEEZY season approaches. Two albums from @kanyewest (one with @KidCudi) coming in June? https://t.co/fxVIaZZTYA https://t.co/5OwEsy929b
Who might be stepping in to manage @KelseaBallerini? https://t.co/qubWKu3iOJ https://t.co/kw97Iwy1aA
"It's my culture's turn": How to support @cityofhope #SpiritOfLife honoree and @WarnerChappell chief #JonPlatt's ca… https://t.co/R6TKt4DTsN
A dominant add week at Rhythm radio for @NICKIMINAJ and @Drake https://t.co/kEOSV4tIWA #ChunLi #NiceForWhat https://t.co/y18QxwSCUG
RT @scooterbraun: Friday @ArianaGrande new single. The wait is almost over https://t.co/fmhROiVEzW
.@zaynmalik exits @firstaccessent management. Where's he headed? https://t.co/ZE7X0W12db @elliegoulding @BebeRexha… https://t.co/iGsT4qIdlP
Top 20, with likely chart numbers on @Jason_Aldean @breakingbenj @JohnPrineMusic @PTXofficial, more:… https://t.co/TeOzyksT1T
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