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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.
RUMOR MILL
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5/23/18

Following a Variety story detailing allegations from a former MusiCares executive, the Recording Academy has issued a rebuttal...


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5/23/18

The Estate of Michael Jackson has issued a sternly worded rebuke to ABC-TV and parent The Walt Disney Company over TV special The Last Days of Michael Jackson, due to air 5/24, noting that it is wholly unauthorized. The show, the dispatch reads, "is not sponsored or approved by the Estate," adding...


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lyor control
5/23/18

Those who’ve followed Lyor Cohen’s checkered career detect more than a whiff of snake oil in his latest blather.


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5/23/18

Sony Music chieftain Rob Stringer emphasized diversification in terms of both streaming platforms and investment opportunities during a presentation to Sony Corp. investors at the parent company’s Tokyo headquarters earlier this week.


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Irving Azoff
5/23/18

Unlike certain other powerful people, Irving Azoff tweets rarely, but when he does, it’s unvaryingly pithy and pointed. What inspired him to go on record Tuesday night was that much-discussed Business Insider story headlined “YouTube's Lyor Cohen says to forget about YouTube's rocky past with the music industry because the real threat is Spotify and Apple.” Irving, who has referred to Lyor as “Liar Cohen,” took issue with that assertion.


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5/23/18

Good Lord, is it Stormy Daniels Day already? How the year's flown by.


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5/23/18

BTS has inched ahead of Post Malone, but it remains a tight race for #1. Both the sales-driven K-Pop band and the stream-powered rapper have ticked up since our prior read.


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5/23/18

Our inside man on Spotify's "hate policy" and the exiting Troy Carter, Childish Gambino's "America," the EMI pub sale, Vivendi's hopes for a UMG float and more.


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5/23/18

AWGE/Interscope's Playboi Carti, whose Die Lit is still going strong and who made his Saturday Night Live debut recently by joining Nicki Minaj on her "Poke It Out," poses with a starry array of guests. Rumors that one of the sketches from the show is still going on couldn't be confirmed at presstime...


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EMI Music Publishing
5/23/18

Well, it's done: Sony has reached a deal with the Mubadala-led group of investors to acquire its 60% interest in EMI Music Publishing.


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