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rocco
4/25/18

Inside sources at UMG confirm Variety's report that Dave Rocco is headed to the label group from Spotify. These sources add that...


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Ghazi
4/25/18

Ghazi Shami’s Empire, the San Francisco-based independent music company, is moving its fiefdom to Universal Music Group.


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CAPITOL DOME
4/25/18

The House of Representatives has passed a landmark copyright reform bill that looks set to have a huge impact on music creators.


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J-Cole-12345
4/25/18

J. Cole explodes onto this week’s chart with a projected 340m streams. If he exceeds that projection by even a few million, he’ll move into second place behind Drake.


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kollegah and Farid Bang
4/25/18

In a shocking turn of events, the German trade org BVMI announced Wednesday that the Echo Awards—analogous to our Grammys—has ceased to exist. The move is in reaction to the firestorm surrounding the awarding of the album of the year Echo to Jung, Brutal, Gutaussehend 3 by rap collaborators Kollegah and Farid Bang on 4/12. The controversy centers on...


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DMB Come Tomorrow cover
4/25/18

An already packed June release schedule just got even heavier with the news that Dave Matthews Band’s Come Tomorrow, the group’s first studio album in eight years, will drop on 6/8 via longtime label RCA. The release is, of course, timed with DMB’s summer tour...


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4/25/18

Darcus Beese's early experience as a "tea boy" at Island Records in London (long before he headed the U.K. label and then became the successor to David Massey in the U.S.) has inspired some questions on this side of the pond. What, many of you have asked, is a tea boy?


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4/25/18

Island U.K. chief Darcus Beese will be the next leader of Island U.S., succeeding fellow Brit David Massey.


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4/25/18

This time it’s true. Kanye West has parted ways with manager Scooter Braun and his legal team, led by attorney Peter Paterno.


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Webp.net-gifmaker
4/25/18

The industry folk showcased here haven’t appeared often in our publication—and after this mortifying experience, they probably hope they never will again.


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