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LIVE NATION SET TO REBOUND—AND SCORE
Rapino predicts a robust future. (5/7a)
iHEART'S IN REVENUE RECOVERY MODE
Digital's drive time. (5/6a)
TRILLER, SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCH PLATFORM INTEGRATION
A heartwarming virtual hook-up (5/6a)
A ZHU-PHORIC NIGHT
Vaxxed and masked, Nicole ventures out. (5/6a)
BROADWAY REOPENS THE BOX OFFICE
The Great White Way begins to repopulate. (5/6a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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MICHAEL RAPINO: Live Nation boss touts Q1 growth and pent-up demand as concert sector prepares for a grand return. That’s the ticket.
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STEVE COOPER: WMG CEO doing the bunny hop over strong Q2 results, as 17% revenue bounce, streaming spikes come in the Blavatnik of time.
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BILLIE EILISH: Darkroom/Interscope star feeling her “Power” as new music, glam Vogue cover herald stunning new chapter. Janick has his hand on the tiller, alongside Billie and team, with Happier days looming.
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WME: With IPO done, it’s time to take stock. Can agency’s music department move forward after this rollercoaster ride?
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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Rock vets enter the catalog Merck-etplace. $150m? 35-year attorney Eric Greenspan, new manager Guy O won’t say, but it’s a lot more than you can fit in a tube sock.
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JASON OWEN: Nashville hitter in an estate of excitement as he jumps into catalog/legacy market with big deals including Johnny Cash and NASCAR’s Richard Petty. His Sandbox runneth over.
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SOLOMON SOUNDS: Manager with serious hip-hop bona fides joins Tower A&R team. Jeff Vaughn thinks this all Sounds wonderful.
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J. COLE: There’s much joy in Dreamville, as Off-Season comes into play ahead of rap giant’s big drop and Team Interscope suits up.
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TRILLER/SOUNDCLOUD: Digital heavyweights sync up for playlist promotion to spotlight new artists. CEOs Mahi de Silva and Michael Weissman will explain further during their rhyme battle.
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HARVEY MASON JR.: Grammy rule changes end the Secret Committees—as far as you know—but lingering scandals make recruiting a fresh CEO tough. Who’s in the envelope?