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SONY ACQUIRES MUBADALA'S SHARE IN EMI PUBLISHING
So, yeah, that's big. (5/23a)
I.B. BAD: PERFECT STORMS
Spotify, Vivendi, Childish, more. (5/23a)
DOWN THE TUBE: LYOR'S PRESS TOUR
He's the Wile E. Coyote of the music biz. (5/23a)
YOUR TOP 20: MIDWEEK SHOWDOWN (UPDATE)
Looks we have a horse race. (5/23a)
IRVING ISN'T BUYING
LYOR'S HYPE
One succinct, well-aimed tweet (5/23a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
Pub Crawling
SONY/ATV'S "ROYAL" PLAQUE PRESENTATION
5/17/18


Joel Little, co-writer and producer of Lorde's 2013 hit "Royals," joins members of his Sony/ATV family to receive a plaque marking the song's RIAA Diamond status, having done upwards of 10m units in U.S. sales. Little's also celebrating the success of another hit he co-wrote and produced, Imagine Dragons' "Whatever it Takes," which is currently #2 at Alternative.  Seen just before firing up some New Zealand cohibas are (l-r): Little, SATV U.S. Co-President Rick Krim, SATV SVP & Co-Head West Coast A&R Jennifer Knoepfle and Little's manager Ashley Page

HOME TEAM INKS A NEW HITTER
5/17/18

Thomas Rhett's Home Team Publishing announced its latest signing in Nashville-native Parker Welling to a global publishing deal. 

Welling's notable credits include nine of 11 tracks on Russell Dickerson's debut album Yours, including the platinum-certified title track and its follow up single "Blue Tacoma." She'll be joining songwriter Eric Olson on Home Team's roster. 

“I am so excited to join Home Team Publishing,” said Welling. “When I started looking for a publishing deal, I really wanted a team that includes female leadership, and I wanted an artist/writer involved. I feel like I found what I was looking for times ten! Thomas Rhett, Rhett, and the Home Team feel like family…I feel like I’ve come home.”

WARNER/CHAPPELL ORCHESTRATES A WORLDWIDE DEAL
5/17/18

Warner/Chappell Music announced the signing of renowned composer Alan Menken to a global publishing deal. 

Menken, who has notably earned multiple Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe awards plus a Tony among many other laurels, is best-known for his Disney and Broadway scores. The freshly inked deal with W/C will  see the pubco administering his entire catalog, excluding select Disney works.

“Alan is unquestionably one of the greatest songwriters and composers of our lifetime, and his commitment to his craft represents everything we stand for at Warner/Chappell," said W/C Chairman & CEO Jon Platt. "We’re honored to count him among our first-rate theatre repertoire, and excited for the many opportunities ahead.”

“I’ve had so many exciting chapters in my career; too many to mention, without making me feel really old. But nothing has excited me more than embarking on this new chapter in association with Warner/Chappell Music,” said Menken.