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MY JAMAICAN GUY


During a party at NYC's Pebble Bar hailing the publication of Island founder Chris Blackwell's new book—and his 85th birthday—event co-host and current label co-head Justin Eshak proposes a toast. Later, the several ounces of cannabis in that cake inspired some really daring marketing proposals. 

UMG EVP Global Marketing Andrew Kronfeld, Republic boss Monte Lipman, Island co-head Imran Majid, Blackwell and UMG EVP Michele Anthony wonder if HITS has turned 85 yet. 


Majid and Eshak flank Blackwell just before the three decided to conduct all further business aboard a marlin-fishing boat. Later, Grace Jones power-lifted all three execs over her head.

Blackwell and Island GM Mike Alexander prepare to round up the assembled revelers for karaoke renditions of Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy.

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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