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TOP 50 HOLIDAY SONGS: A MERRY LOT
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/7a)
HITS LIST: LABELED
WITH LOVE
Long live Hitsville USA. (12/6a)
NEW LEADERS AT COLUMBIA U.K.
The post-Ferdy era begins. (12/6a)
JIM STEWART,
1930-2022
Remembering an indie-label legend. (12/6a)
GRAMMY NOMS:
THE LIST
For your consideration (12/6a)
GRAMMY HANDICAPPING
Who's likely to win in the major categories? We have no idea.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
TRUMP CORP II
Totally less fraudulent than Trump Corp.
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
Blighty Beat
WMUK DOUBLES DOWN ON BEESE
6/16/21

Former Island Records chief Darcus Beese will join Warner Music UK in a newly created dual role as EVP, WMUK and President of a new joint venture record label. He starts on 7/1.

As a member of WMUK’s senior leadership team, he will report into WMUK CEO Tony Harlow and work closely with Harlow and the WMUK label presidents on the company’s A&R approach. He will be instrumental in helping guide the continued cultural and strategic change of the U.K. business.

Beese said he would not be comfortable working for another label but that conversations with Max Lousada and Harlow led to the idea of him heading up his own label while being part of a broader record company leadership team.

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