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UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/30a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS (UPDATE)
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/29a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/29a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
Music City
MANAGERS WEIGH IN: BLYTHE SCOKIN (BLUEJACKET MANAGEMENT)
7/28/20

What do you hope for the industry?
I’m hopeful that, with the outpouring of activism and education I’ve seen among my friends, colleagues and peers, the music business will step up to make real, long-lasting change. We should be closing the pay gap for women and people of color, hiring more black executives and promoting more into positions of power, especially in areas of the business that directly benefit from black music and culture, which includes country music.

I’m also hopeful that we all continue gaining and raising more awareness by holding each other to a higher standard of being actively anti-racist and always looking to learn more about how to be better, more effective allies every day.

How are you coping without live music?
Ingrid was supposed to be joining Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay and Tim McGraw the whole year, so living without the excitement and energy of live music has been a real bummer. I know it’s been hard for Ingrid not to have that time with the fans, but more than anything my heart just breaks for the band, crew, venue staff, promoters and so many others who’ve been so deeply affected by the closure of the live music business. Luckily, it seems like live music is coming back in some ways—whether through virtual shows from venues or drive-in concerts. I actually attended the first L.A. drive-in show recently; Remi Wolf took over a parking lot in Chinatown. There was so much joy from the people around me, sitting in the car dancing and watching the performance projected on a building.