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2020 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
The competition is fierce. (7/7a)
POP SMOKE SET
FOR BIG DEBUT (UPDATE)
A "Moon" shot. (7/6a)
U.K. GOVT. OKS £1.57B ARTS RESCUE PACKAGE 
Fingers crossed for indie venues to return. (7/6a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
LADIES FIRST
Latifah, Lauryn, Missy, Lil Kim, more. (7/7a)
JUICE WRLD'S LEGENDS NEVER DIE DUE FRIDAY
Juiced with a big D2C initiative. (7/7a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
Pub Crawling
UMPG NAMED ASCAP LATIN PUB CHAMP
7/7/20

UMPG was named ASCAP 2020 Latin Publisher of the Year at the virtual EL Premio ASCAP Awards, which honored 2019's top Spanish-language songs, songwriters, producers and artists in the U.S.

Along with the Latin POTY trophy, UMPG songwriters also took home top awards, including Bad Bunny for Songwriter of the Year and Romeo Santos for Songwriter/Artist of the Year. UMPG also won Song of the Year for "Con Calma," written by Michael Grier, Edmond Leary, Terry Moltke and MC Shan

"It is an incredible honor to be named Publisher of the Year, a prestigious industry recognition which our talented family of songwriters helped us to achieve. We warmly congratulate our writers whose effort, passion and dedication to their craft has defined the sound of Latin music in the last year. I also want to thank our outstanding team who share in this achievement for their hard work," said Alexandra Lioutikoff, President for Latin America and U.S. Latin, UMPG.

UMPG represents twenty songs that were awarded as ASCAP’s Most Performed Songs:

  1. "Aullando" – Romeo Santos
  2. "Callaíta" – Bad Bunny
  3. "Canalla" – Romeo Santos
  4. “Con Calma” – Michael Grier, Edmond Leary, Terri Moltke and Shawn Moltke pka MC Shan
  5. "Date La Vuelta" – Sebastián Yatra
  6. “HP" - Madmusick (Giencarlos Rivera & Jonathan Rivera)
  7. "Inmortal" – Romeo Santos
  8. “La Canción" – Bad Bunny & Gilbert Rodriguez Marte
  9. "Me Gusta" – Simón Restrepo
  10. “Ni Bien Ni Mal” – Bad Bunny
  11. "No Lo Trates" – Edgardo Franco pka El General
  12. "No Me Conoce (Remix)" – Bad Bunny
  13. "Qué Pretendes" – Bad Bunny
  14. “Nunca Es Suficiente" – Natalia Lafourcade
  15. "Parecen Viernes" – Stiven Rojas pka Miky La Sensa
  16. "Sólo De Mí" – Bad Bunny
  17. "Soltera (Remix)" – Bad Bunny & Noah K. Assad
  18. "Secreto" – Henry De La Prida
  19. "Tú Eres La Razón (Electrocumbia Remake)" – Alexander Rangel
  20. "Un Año" – Roberto Andrade Dirak, Jesús Navarro (Reik), Gilberto Marín (Reik) and Sebastián Yatra
SESSIONS LANDS IN PLATT'S CAMP
7/7/20

Rapper/songwriter Bobby Sessions, whose co-writes include “Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé, has signed a global co-publishing deal with Sony/ATV.

Sessions’ credits include “The Hate U Give,” “Level Up,” “Black Neighborhood” f/Killer Mike and “Girls in the Hood” by Megan Thee Stallion. A Def Jam artist since 2018, Sessions’ major label debut RVLTN was lauded for his advocacy for civil and criminal justice.

“He is a powerful songwriter as well as an artist with initiative,” said Sony/ATV Vice President, Creative, Mike Jackson.

 Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt stated, “Bobby is a gifted young songwriter with a bright future ahead of him. We’re proud to support his career, and I’m confident we will have major success together as a team.”

AUDIO UP RIDES THE WAVE
7/6/20

Primary Wave Music Publishing has become the exclusive worldwide administrator for Audio Up.

Led by CEO and Founder Jared Gutstadt, formerly of the Jingle Punks, the content production studio and podcast network is creating a network of premium entertainment content in the audio space.

Audio Up also has upcoming podcasts including Uncle Drank: The Totally Hammered Podcast, Make It Up As We Go and individual musical podcasts with Lance Bass and NBA player JaVale McGee.

"It feels amazing to finally have a home for all of the grand ambition that audio up is endeavoring into as a company,” shared Gutstadt. 

“Audio up has strong roots across all aspects and genres of the music business. Having an admin deal with one of the most dynamic music publishers in the world is only going to help the process of our collective creativity for myself and all the collaborators within my world achieve our creative goals.”