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McCARROLL PRIMED FOR GIG AT AMAZON MUSIC
He's most excited about the two-day shipping. (2/21a)
THE BRITS: A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/22a)
MAXING OUT: WMG
ROLLS AT THE BRITS
Lousada's haul (2/22a)
CINDY MABE HONORED WITH LOUISE SCRUGGS AWARD
Carrying on a proud tradition (2/22a)
PANDORA REVENUE UP 6% IN 2017
All boats still lifting (2/22a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
Pub Crawling
WARNER/CHAPPELL WINS BIG
2/21/18


At this year's BRIT Awards, seven Warner/Chappell songwriters either won or contributed to the night's wins. Most notably, local London-grown grime act, Stormzy, pulled two wins in the Best British Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year categories.

There were wins for Rag N Bone Man, Kendrick Lamar and Gorillaz. Additionally, W/C songwriter Ian Kirkpatrick co-wrote both of Dua Lipa's singles, one of which ("New Rules") she performed at the ceremony. Dua also took home two statues. 

Seen celebrating grime, before finding out their photo would end up running in one seriously grimy website are, are the pubco's Amber Davis (who signed Stormzy to W/C a couple years ago), manager Tobe Onwuka, Stormzy and W/C honcho Jon Platt.

BEBE BONDS WITH BMG
2/20/18


Manager Adam Mersel photobombs Bebe Rexha as she tries to steal a private moment with BMG’s Zach Katz to celebrate her new deal with the publisher.

Bebe Rexha, whose writing credits include Eminem and Rihanna’s “Monster,” David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” and her own “Me, Myself & I,” has renewed her worldwide co-publishing deal with BMG.

Rexha has been with BMG since 2013 and has accumulated more than 11m overall single sales and 3.35b global streams. She’s currently charting with “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line.

“Working with and seeing Bebe’s career explode through the years has been a great source of pride for BMG,” said Zach Katz, BMG U.S. President, Repertoire & Marketing. “The tireless work she’s put into her songwriting craft is evident in the enormous success she’s achieved, becoming one of the most in demand writers and exciting new artists today.”

MAKING SERIOUS GREEN
2/16/18

Word from the 615 has it that buzzing singer/songwriter Riley Green has officially signed a pub deal with Warner/Chappell. Congrats to Ben Vaughn and his Nashville team.

That said, labels are still salivating over the chance to sign him. Checkbooks are open and offers are in, and we hear the deal level is up there for a new country artist. Expect moves to continue to be made quickly.

The charismatic Green, who’s managed by industry up-and-comer Joe Lee, already pulls in serious crowds when on the road; he’s repped by WME for touring. His six-song EP, Outlaws Like Us, dropped last August. That set houses song “Bury Me in Dixie,” which boasts 2m+ streams on Spotify.

Stay tuned for more updates.