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U.K. MIDWEEK CHARTS, ENGLAND’S NEWEST HITMAKERS, REDUX
It's a straight line from "Little Red Rooster" to "Just Your Fool." (12/5a)
RAYNOMA GORDY SINGLETON,
1937-2016
Berry's second wife and business partner passes. (12/5a)
MORENTIN TO HEAD PR AT WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Liz heads to Burbank, and thence to the Downtown Arts District. (12/5a)
HOT NEW RELEASES
Featuring historical figures Alexander Hamilton and Keith Richards (12/5a)
YOUR WEEKEND
BOX OFFICE
The next best thing to spending Xmas in Hawaii (12/5a)
YEAR-END CHAMPEENS
Who ruled 2016?
GRAMMY NOMS: SURPRISES
Stay tuned.
ANOTHER HISTORY LESSON
More jaw-dropping tales and pics from the archives.
STREAMING'S NEXT BIG PLAYER
It's not who you think.
RUMOR MILL
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12/5/16

The Hamilton Mixtape looks to be heading for #1 on this week's charts, while The Rolling Stones make a strong six-digit impression with their blues set. New sets from Childish, Grace V., Kane and Legend also roll out.


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steel-small-2
12/5/16

The Bowery Presents will open the largest general admission venue in Brooklyn in the spring, giving the New York-based promoter six venues in the city. Brooklyn Steel, with a capacity of approximately 1,800, will open in the spring.


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BlueLonesome
12/5/16

The Rolling Stones are on track to score their first U.K. album #1 since Voodoo Lounge topped the Official Albums chart upon release in 1994. Blue & Lonesome (Polydor), their first studio album in more than a decade, would be their 12th chart-topper.


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2steves
12/5/16

Shoe guru Steve Madden is starting a record company, so let the puns begin. Will they release sole music? Rhythm & Boots? Clog rock? Obviously, it’s none of the above; Madden’s label, 5Towns Records, is looking to go the indie route.


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Tuo Clark
12/5/16

Steve BartelsDef Jam has tapped Tuo Clark as SVP A&R. The Chicago-bred, L.A.-based Clark, best known as half of the Grammy-nominated writer/producer do Da Internz (Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Nas)  will oversee projects by current artists like Big Sean, Jeremih and Lil Durk while also discovering and developing new projects. He’ll report directly to Bartels...


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WarnerChappell A&R Conference 2017
12/5/16

At Warner/Chappell's second annual Global A&R Conference in London, pubco chief Jon Platt asks some locals why there were peas in the BBQ. The event gathered 40+ execs from around the globe (including digital service peeps) and, after a "three-day conversation," wrapped with a performance by breakout Skepta. Seen just before collectively penning a heartbreaking ballad about tea sandwiches are (l-r) W/C U.K. A&R exec Paul Smith, MD Mike Smith, Creative Director Amber Davis, Platt and A&R dude Tom Overbury.


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starboy
12/5/16

The Weeknd dominated Thanksgiving weekend at Spotify at record levels, registering the most streams on Spotify in a single day, Saturday (11/26)—and then proceeded to break his own record on Monday. Turns out he was just getting started...


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Morentin
12/5/16

Warner Bros. Records  has a new publicity chief: Liz Morentin. The former dick clark productions and Live Nation PR exec has been named Executive Vice President of Communications and Media, Warner Bros. Records, where she will report to Peter Gray, Executive Vice President, WBR.


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sremmurd
12/5/16

Interscope is enjoying a lovely Monday morning at iTunes. As the business day gets started in L.A., the label holds the top three positions on the songs chart.


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Rob Walker
12/5/16

Manager/entrepreneur Rob Walker can add “agent” to his list of distinctions, having just joined UTA Music; he’ll work out of the firm’s New York office. The agency has also signed Jason Bonham and his group to a worldwide deal.


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Joseph, "White Flag"
ATO/TBD's sister trio from Portland conjures an irresistibly melodic, bouncy mix here, and one listen makes it abundantly clear why the harmonizing sibs have hit #1 at Triple A radio. Who wouldn't surrender?
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Possible nominees for this year's #TheGrammys https://t.co/Jcmpvu6H6b @Sia @Adele @Drake @Beyonce @justinbieber https://t.co/oF2E4u0BLs
Will @Beyonce headline #Coachella2017 with @kendricklamar & @radiohead?? https://t.co/TU4nEb21fb @coachella https://t.co/pJuHP3ujpV
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They've sold 220 million, and they're heading to @CapitolRecords https://t.co/Him528LpN3
RT @MusicBizAssoc: .@HITSDD : GRAMMY HALL ADDS 25 TITLES https://t.co/xyESNG46lb
RT @JonesJourno: Wondering what other acts the UK major labels are prioritising in 2017? Check out the links @HITSDD https://t.co/AseSn9adzU
.@bbcmusic announces the 15 artists nominated for #BBCSoundOf2017: https://t.co/lwZNl4vXh6 @MaggieRogers… https://t.co/ad1B3yUxdy
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