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METALLICA AT THE DRIVE-IN: "WE'RE RISK TAKERS"
A peek at how the deal went down. (8/13a)
THE GREAT CATALOG GOLD RUSH
Is mining the past the future? (8/10a)
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE:
THROUGH THE FOG
Breaking down the radio charts - or just breaking down. (8/13a)
TOP 20: WAVE ELECTION
Taylor holds firm. (8/13a)
THE BABE & THE MULE
Interscope's co-MVPs (8/7a)
BTS BRINGS IT
They're so dreamy.
VOTE BY MAIL
It's a conspiracy, because everyone does it.
IS IT CHRISTMAS?
No, but we're thinking about cookies.
WOKE MUSIC
Protest songs that sound like now.
Blighty Beat
SMITH TO LEAD DOWNTOWN
6/23/20

Downtown Music has appointed former Warner Chappell U.K. exec Mike Smith to the newly created position of Global President. He starts 9/1 and will continue to be based in London.

Smith will assume day-to-day operations for Downtown’s publishing division and reports directly to Downtown CEO Justin Kalifowitz. “For as long as I’ve been in the music industry, Mike has set the standard in cultivating strong relationships with some of the most influential songwriters, artists and producers, while also mentoring the next generation of global music executives,” Kalifowitz said.

Smith, who received the Sir George Martin Award at the 2016 A&R Awards, most recently served as Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music in the U.K. There, he oversaw the signings of Liam Gallagher, Dave, J Hus, Celeste and Foals.

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