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WMG MINES DIGITAL DIAMONDS IN A ROUGH FISCAL YEAR
Steve Cooper shines up the 2020 stats. (11/23a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/23a)
ROBSON TAKES REINS FOR WMG INT'L
He's got the whole world in his hands. (11/23a)
THE BRITISH ARE HERE: JOEL CORRY
On your home-office desk now. (11/23a)
DOWNTOWN WE GO: FOUR QUESTIONS FOR JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ
Answers include Peloton and "the democratization of music creation." (11/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
THE B-SIDE
Major Lazer (Mad Decent)
3/13/15

WHAT IT IS: According to Diplo (L.A.-based DJ/producer Thomas Pentz), Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando whose arm was replaced with a prosthetic limb equipped with experimental lasers in the secret “Zombie War of 1984.” His mission is to protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society, fighting vampires and various monsters and partying hard. In reality, Diplo incorporates such disparate influences as Miami Bass and Baile Funk into the high-tech eclecticism of his forward-thinking productions for MIA, Bonde Do Role and others, and for the solo LP of cinematic, sample-based hip-hop, Florida, which he recorded for imprint Ninja Tune. Diplo is also the founder and owner of Mad Decent, which has put out records by DJ Blaqstarr and Bonde do Role.

SINGLE: Major Lazer x DJ Snake’s “Lean On” f/

LIVE: South American dates ‘til April, including Lollapalooza (Chile, Argentina & Brazil); spring stateside stops include Las Vegas, Hangout Festival and Free Press Summer Fest

INTERNET: 135m+ combined YouTube views; 1.8m+ SoundCloud plays on new single in 4 days; 1.4m+ Facebook likes, 317k Twitter followers.

PRESS: Exclusive Rolling Stone trailer premiere for mini-documentary; recent coverage in Consequence of Sound, EW, Pitchfork, NME, Mixmag

BOOKING: Sam Hunt/Windish Agency

PUBLISHING: SONGS Music Publishing

MANAGEMENT: Kevin Kusatsu/Teamwork Mgmt.