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ANALYZING THE ACMS
A few firsts among the ACM Awards noms. (2/26a)
LIVE NATION EYES
SUMMER RESTART
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DODGING BULLETS AND DIVINE PURPOSE
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iHEARTMEDIA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS UNITS
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FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PT. 1
Social justice through the lens of jazz (2/23a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
Pub Crawling
UMPG SIGNS JULIA MICHAELS
2/25/21

UMPG has inked a global publishing deal with Grammy-nominated songwriter, recording artist and hitmaker, Julia Michaels

One of the most sought-after songwriters in pop music today, Michaels has written for stars like Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, The Chicks, Shawn Mendes and P!nk, among others. 

She's currently nominated for Song of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards with JP Saxe for their smash collaboration, "If the World Was Ending."

To date, Michaels has co-written 25 titles that have charted on the Hot 100 including two #1 hits: Bieber's "Sorry" (8x Platinum) and Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me." After signing to Republic Records as a solo artist, Michaels released her first single, "Issues," which earned a SOTY nomination and is now 5x platinum.

Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG, said: “Julia has an immense gift for songwriting  I've admired her as a songwriter and an artist, and loved her songs since the beginning of her career. I am so proud that she is now a UMPG songwriter and look forward to working with her manager, Beka Tischker, and my global teams to help make all of Julia's artistic dreams a reality!”

Michaels added: “I’m so excited to join UMPG’s family of artists and songwriters! I know with Jody Gerson, David Gray, Lillia Parsa and the UMPG family, I’m going to have a solid foundation and a wonderful, supportive and hardworking team. I can’t wait to keep making music that I love and to do it in my new home.”

Pictured celebrating vertically via Zoom are (Top to Bottom;L-R): Beka Tischker, Cofounder/Michaels’ manager, Wide Eyed Entertainment; Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO; Renee Karalian, attorney, Carroll, Guido, Groffman, Cohen, Bar & Karalian LLC; Julia Michaels; Kerrigan Hennings, Senior Director Business and Legal Affairs, UMPG; David Gray, Co-Head A&R, UMPG; Lillia Parsa, Director A&R, UMPG

SONY PUB'S LATIN BOOM
2/22/21

Sony Music Publishing is currently dominating the Latin charts with controlling interest in the #1 song on each of the following charts:Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay, Latin Rhythm Airplay, Tropical Airplay and Regional Mexican Airplay (for the week ending 2/20).

The top songs on the charts with SMP songwriters include Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti,” (penned by TainyHaze), Sebastian Yatra and Guaynaa’s “Chica Ideal” (co-authored by Guaynaa, Keityn, Andy Clay, Juan Vargas), Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony’s “De Vuelta Pa' La Vuelta” (composed by Daddy Yankee, Anthony, Edgar Barrera, Elena Rose, Raphy Pina) and Christian Nodal & Angela Aguilar “Dime Como Quieres” (written by Barrera).

Adding to their hot streak, SMP also has controlled interest in the Top 10 tracks on the Hot Latin Songs chart (writers in parens):

1. Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez — “Dakiti,” (Tainy, Haze)
2. Maluma — “Hawái” (Maluma, Rude Boyz, Keityn, Barrera, Vargas, Ily Wonder)
3. Karol G — “Bichota” (Lenny Tavarez, Kristo)
4. Myke Towers & Juhn — “Bandido” (Towers)
5. Bad Bunny & Rosalía’ — “La Noche De Anoche” (Tainy),
6. Selena Gomez & Rauw Alejandro — “Baila Conmigo” (Tainy, Rosa, Barrera)
7. Jay Wheeler & Myke Towers —“La Curiosidad” (DJ Nelson, Wheeler, Towers, Camille Soto, Alberto Mendoza)
8. Manuel Turizo, Rauw Alejandro, Towers — “La Nota” (Manuel Turizo, Julian Turizo, Towers, Tainy, Juan Diego Medina)
9. Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony — “De Vuelta Pa' La Vuelta” (Daddy Yankee, Anthony, Barrera, Rose, Pina)
10. Christian Nodal & Angela Aguilar — “Dime Como Quieres” (Barrera)

SONY LOOPS IN LAROI
2/22/21

Columbia Records’ breakout from Down Under, The Kid LAROI, has signed a worldwide deal with Sony Music Publishing.

A native of Sydney, Australia, Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard is riding high on his debut mixtape F*ck Love and hits such as "Go" f/Juice WRLD and “Without You.”

“What The Kid LAROI has already achieved as a songwriter is exceptional,” said Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO Jon Platt. “He is such an incredible talent, who is deserving of this moment.  As he continues to make his mark, Sony Music Publishing will fully support his career development and creative vision with even more opportunities to excel.”

Now 17, The Kid LAROI began his music career at 13, and his debut EP, 14 with a Dream, when he was 14.

“The signing of The Kid LAROI signals an important new era for Sony Music Publishing. LAROI is an international talent that represents the next generation of iconic superstars, and we’re excited to support his future as a songwriter,” said Sony Music Publishing VP, Creative, Adrian Nunez.