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ALICIA KEYS TO
HOST GRAMMYS
A first time for everything. (1/15a)
UNIVERSAL'S U.K. CLASS OF 2019
Newcomers to watch. (1/15a)
I.B. BAD ON MUSIC’S
BIGGEST FIGHT
Superstars, where are you? (1/16a)
 BRIT AWARDS:
ALL THE NOMINEES
George Ezra and Anne-Marie lead the way. (1/14a)
HE'S WHO: BRANCA NAMED WORLD’S TOP MUSIC LAWYER
The Marquis de Song. (1/16a)
THE NEW PUB WORLD
Serious musical chairs.
CURATING GRAMMY PERFORMANCES
The calculus of awards, ratings and moments.
THE FIRST BIG RELEASE OF 2019
...is not what you'd expect.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
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ALICIA KEYS TO
HOST GRAMMYS
A first time for everything. (1/15a)
UNIVERSAL'S U.K. CLASS OF 2019
Newcomers to watch. (1/15a)
I.B. BAD ON MUSIC’S
BIGGEST FIGHT
Superstars, where are you? (1/16a)
 BRIT AWARDS:
ALL THE NOMINEES
George Ezra and Anne-Marie lead the way. (1/14a)
HE'S WHO: BRANCA NAMED WORLD’S TOP MUSIC LAWYER
The Marquis de Song. (1/16a)
THE NEW PUB WORLD
Serious musical chairs.
CURATING GRAMMY PERFORMANCES
The calculus of awards, ratings and moments.
THE FIRST BIG RELEASE OF 2019
...is not what you'd expect.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
RUMOR MILL
ariana grande   breathin
1/16/19

How will Messrs. Ehrlich and Sussman plot performances on Grammy night as they plan a telecast that will be light on superstars, to put it mildly?


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1/16/19

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie gets the edge for a second week at #1. Strong streaming will help Hoodie SZN stay flat to down less than 5%. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse pulls into...


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1/16/19

Doug Morris and Team 12Tone celebrate the success of Lauren Daigle over a nosh in this, the latest iteration of our cartoon cafeteria known as Airhead. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it, but it helps to be lactose intolerant.


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John Branca Who
1/16/19

The headline says it all: “John G. Branca Named Marquis Who's Who World's #1 Music Attorney.” This is a big deal, because Marquis Who’s Who isn’t a generic, lower-case who’s who, it’s the who’s who of record, having singled out “the leaders of American society; those men and women who are influencing their nation's development” since 1899.


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1/16/19

Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd's new collab dominates both T40 and Rhythm, while at Modern Rock, Judah & The Lion have a monster week...


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1/16/19

Grammy-nominated duo Grey join Darcus Beese, Eric Wong and Team for a heavily populated photo op to hail the release of their new single, "Want You Back" f/Léon. Among those seen just before uncovering a cache of Chris Blackwell's weed from the late '70s are...


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SantanaThumb
1/16/19

Two weeks after announcing he’d be releasing new music, Carlos Santana unrolled plans for a tour to celebrate the anniversaries of two of his landmarks: His performance at Woodstock 50 years ago and the release of Supernatural in 1999.


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cherrytree
1/16/19

Shaggy has joined Sting on the management roster of Martin Kierszenbaum's Cherrytree Music Company. Shaggy and Sting's tandem reggae set is up for a Grammy. Meanwhile, teen phenom Alexander Stewart draws label heat...


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alicia keys   here
1/15/19

Alicia Keys will host the 61st annual Grammy Awards, saying "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy" to Staples Center on 2/10.


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drake ig
1/15/19

Drake is said to have signed on for a new Las Vegas residency at XS Nightclub inside the Wynn casino and hotel, reportedly to the tune of $10m...


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1/15/19

The cover and contents models from our most recent print mag are Lady Gaga and Steve Barnett, respectively. We send them our sincerest apologies.


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1/15/19

In the first of a series of articles this week profiling the emerging artists coming out of the U.K. in 2019 and beyond, we start with six Universal signings tipped for success. Click here for the skinny on Lewis Capaldi, Dermot Kennedy, Dave, Grace Carter, Sam Fender and Slowthai.


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Jeremy Vuernick 2019
1/15/19

Jeremy Vuernick has been promoted to EVP A&R at Steve Barnett's Capitol Music Group.


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verizonapple
1/15/19

According to 9to5Mac, Verizon will add Apple Music to two of its "unlimited" cell phone plans. The subscription will be an added service at no cost, separate from the existing six-month free trial promotion.


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JP VEVO HEADSHOTS V2-18 (1)
1/15/19

Vevo’s JP Evangelista will guide the company’s strategy around music video releases, content creation and programming in his new role of Senior Vice President of Content, Programming and Marketing.


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flagboy
1/15/19

It's been a while since we had a big, mainstream political anthem, but Island's The Killers have a pretty strong candidate (with an accompanying video by Spike Lee).


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Delete-pandora-account
1/15/19

Pandora has introduced Voice Mode that allows listeners to control Pandora’s mobile app. The streaming service will roll out access to Voice Mode to select listeners beginning today, with general availability for all mobile users coming soon.


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Linda Perry - Flickr - nick step (1)
1/15/19

Linda Perry may make history on 2/10, becoming the first woman to win a Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. But, in a very real sense, she has already won. She’s the first woman to be nominated in that marquee category on her own for producing other artists.


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Giant
1/15/19

New singles from three Sony Music acts abound among the biggest movers on the Shazam USA Top 100, bookended by two KIDinaKORNER/Interscope artists.


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Dan Cohen photo
1/15/19

Dan Cohen will oversee marketing, sales, publicity, new media, and content creation as Nonesuch Records’ new SVP of Marketing. He succeeds the label’s longtime marketing chief, Peter Clancy, who retired in late 2018 after 35 years with the company.


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