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NEAR TRUTHS: THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
The Republic empire grows. (2/29a)
KYNCL'S BULLISH ON SUPERFANS
There's gonna be an app for that. (2/28a)
NIMENE TO LEAD UMG EAST'S URBAN PROMO TEAMS?
A change at the top? (3/1a)
TOP DAWG:
THE HITS INTERVIEW
A talk with Top Dog's "Top Dawg." (3/1a)
SONG REVENUE:
BABY BUNNIES
Picks of the litter (3/1a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
Just kidding. But we'll get there.
STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
GRAMMY GRAMMY GRAMMY
Start digging out your formal wear and let's do this.
THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
Blighty Beat
COWELL TO UMG?
3/14/22

Simon Cowell is joining Universal Music Group in a talent scout role after being hired by Lucian Grainge, according to a report in U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail.

The possible move follows Cowell’s exit from Sony by acquiring its stake in what was previously their global joint venture, Syco Entertainment, which has since been reportedly “downsized.”

Grainge has said he’s tried to hired Cowell, a long-time friend, on multiple occasions. When the exec won A&R Icon at the A&R Awards in London in 2018, Grainge told MBW: “Each time he left me waiting at the altar. A brilliant record maker with phenomenal instincts for crossover hits, I’m thrilled to see him being recognized for his incredible A&R talent.”

If true, what role will Cowell take at UMG? Stay tuned.