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4/20/18
Perhaps we misheard over the din at Citizen, but we could’ve sworn someone said that Jason Owen’s Sandbox Entertainment will step in as new management of Nashville breakout Kelsea Ballerini.
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Love 4 Rosie
4/20/18
Former Paisley Park employees are banding together to create the PRN Alumni Foundation in an effort to continue the philanthropic legacy of the late Park's patron...
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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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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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