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Troy Carter
6/18/18
Rumors continue to swirl around Troy Carter, with the New York Post's Page Six the latest to jump in the swim with the suggestion (citing "sources") that the recent UJA honoree will be moving to Epic Records, a claim it says Spotify and Epic have both denied.
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jay bey
6/18/18
The long-rumored Jay-Z/Beyoncé tandem album (as The Carters), Everything Is Love, has been released as a joint Roc Nation/UMG-Parkwood/Sony drop, initially as a Tidal exclusive. The nine-song set, which has now gone wide (premium-only on Spotify), hit #1 at iTunes at 9am ET on 6/18 and #8 at Apple Music around noon ET. Check a video for song "Ape Shit," filmed at the Louvre in Paris, within...
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KeshaDrLukeLadyGaga
6/18/18
The entire music business is speculating about the identity the CEO who, according to Dr. Luke, is now denying he told Kesha that Katy Perry had revealed to him that she was raped...
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v juice wrld
6/18/18
19-year-old Juice WRLD is making serious waves. What made the rapper, now signed to Grade A/Interscope, stand out from a sea of SoundCloud movers and shakers?
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Tickets-in-hand
6/18/18
How do adult-skewing acts fight for chart share in a youth-dominated, streaming-driven market? They leverage their strengths. RCA has proved particularly effective in this sphere with...
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ADM
6/18/18
Universal Music Group is expanding its relationship with All Def Media, the hip-hop brand that creates programs for YouTube and Facebook such as Arts and Raps and The Crate. Included in the deal are three new series.
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YOUNGBLOOD
6/18/18
5 Seconds of Summer are challenging The Greatest Showman for the U.K. Official Albums #1 this week with Youngblood (Capitol) just 3k combined sales behind the long-running front-runner at midway stage.
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nadel
6/18/18
Max Lousada’s WMG is launching the new Elektra Music Group on 10/1. The standalone label group, which will include the Elektra, Fueled by Ramen, Roadrunner, Low Country Sound and Black Cement labels, will be overseen by…
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columbia softball
6/18/18
"What is this club? I've never seen any bands here," marvels Columbia boss Ron Perry during the label's 11th Annual Softball tourney (and Ron's first) in Central Park. "It's called the outdoors, Ron," explains EVP/GM Joel Klaiman. "We're going to throw the ball and run around and stuff, and after that there'll be sushi." Later, Ron got some hella rad designer cleats.
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jonplatt
6/18/18
Our forthcoming special issue, History of the Music Biz, Vol. 3: The Rainmakers, takes the series into new territory: This time out we profile the top contemporary players, who are making history right now. Leaders like Jimmy Iovine, Marty Bandier, Bob Pittman, Jon Platt and John Branca...
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