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12/15/17
We reported Thursday that the Secret Grammy Committee’s “Timberlaking” of Ed Sheeran had spurred rumors that Sheeran’s mentor Elton John (whose Rocket Management reps the ginger hitmaker) would pull out of a planned CBS post-Grammy EJ tribute show, as well as from performing on the Grammys telecast itself...
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12/15/17
His smash hit "Despacito," with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, ruled the airwaves for nearly the whole summer and broke record after record with streams and video plays. It's now nominated for three Grammys, including two of the Big Four categories (for Song and Record), and for Best Pop/Duo Group Performance. The man behind the music, Universal Latin's Luis Fonsi, chats with us about what having a crossover hit means to him.
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12/15/17
Michael Rapino will continue to run Live Nation through 2022, according to multiple reports.
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12/15/17
Post Malone f/21 Savage's "rockstar" (Republic) has finally been dethroned on the Song Revenue Chart, as Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" (Atlantic) hops #4-1 with nearly $276k earned from songs and streams, pushing the aforementioned smash to #2. Talk about evergreen.
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daniel kamala
12/15/17
At a fundraiser for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the following people reflected on our peculiar political moment shortly before the President tweeted out his endorsement of Darth Vader's immigration policies: (l-r) Glassnote chieftain Daniel Glass, Glassnote artist snny, Sen. Harris and Spotify's Tuma Basa.
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AlanPrice MED
12/15/17
Vevo CFO Alan Price has been named interim CEO, succeeding Erik Huggers, Vevo’s President and CEO since 2015, who has decided to step down to pursue new opportunities.
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12/15/17
Eminem f/Ed Sheeran's "River" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)—from his brand new, highly anticipated Revival—has appeared on top of Spotify's influential New Music Friday playlist. It's followed by N.E.R.D f/Kendrick Lamar's "Don't Don't Do It!" (Columbia).
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revival
12/15/17
Eminem opens at #1 on iTunes this flipover Friday, leading an all-new Top 10. Over at Apple Music, G-Eazy is looking good.
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spotlite
12/15/17
Spotlite, a karaoke-social networking startup developed out of China, has earned $10m in funding from Sequoia Capital and BlueRun Ventures. A number of major publishers are already on board...
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bennyp
12/14/17
Word has it Epic EVP Benny Pough will be stepping into the post of President at Roc Nation Records. Look for an official announcement on the well-respected, veteran exec's big new gig early in the new year.
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