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Billboard Magazine

Oct 09 2021
Magazine

Written for music industry professionals and fans. Contents provide news, reviews and statistics for all genres of music, including radio play, music video, related internet activity and retail updates.

Billboard

Coldplay And BTS’ ‘My Universe’ Blasts Off At No. 1

Wise Music Group: independent music publishing for the 21st century

Raising The Stakes • Universal Music’s spinoff will trigger a new flood of funding — as well as new conflict and competition

MEET THE BOARD • UMG’s new global 10-person board of directors is 40% female and includes executives across a range of industries

Who’s Next? • UMG’s stock spinoff shows that equity markets like the sound of music companies — and its stock’s performance so far raises the odds that more companies will join the growing gang of public firms that now includes WMG and three publishing companies. Here’s an informed but speculative guide to which companies are likely candidates, how the market might receive them and what issues they would face.

TAKE CARE

Signed, Sealed, Downloaded • Taylor Swift proved “digitally autographed” albums can drive sales, but other artists are seeing mixed results

China’s Celeb-Culture Crackdown • The country’s internet watchdog is looking at online fandom — and that’s bad for K-pop

STACIA MAC • Founder/CEO Only Dreamers Achieve

Here’s Looking At You, Kid • After steadily growing his fan base with streaming hits, The Kid LAROI has the biggest song on the planet with “Stay.” Now, as he prepares his debut album amid big behind-the-scenes changes, he’s finding out what being a superstar actually takes

The (New) School Of Rock • Guitars are back in popular music thanks in large part to a new class of artists eager to let riffs fly

21 UNDER 21

Willow

Eslabon Armado

Baby Keem

Youth Movement • How exactly do young talent who broke out amid a pandemic prepare to tour?

Tate McRae

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR NOAH ASSAD CEO, RIMAS ENTERTAINMENT • BAD BUNNY’s longtime manager has helped the Puerto Rican superstar conquer the world without compromising — or losing his independent streak

LÓPEZ LEADS UNIVERSAL LATIN’S BORDER-CROSSING SUCCESS

VERDE GUIDES SONY’S STARS — AND DEVELOPS NEW ONES

KOLM’S MID-PANDEMIC LABEL LAUNCH

HUMILDE TAKES REGIONAL MEXICAN GLOBAL

BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC WEEK 2021 • Superstar Q&As and social justice discussions, panels and live performances converged at the annual Latin conference — a unique experience in Miami with 150-plus artists and executives, as well as 15,000 attendees

Kobalt’s ‘Silver Bullet’ Of Transparency • CELEBRATING TWO DECADES OF DISRUPTION, FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN WILLARD AHDRITZ AND CEO LAURENT HUBERT TALK THE MUSIC PUBLISHER’S INFLUENCE ON THE MAJORS, ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SILICON VALLEY AND WHY PAYING CREATORS IS STILL A REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPT

Something To Talk About • KOBALT’S MUSIC CREATOR CLIENTS SHARE WHAT MAKES THE PUBLISHER STAND OUT MOST

A Timeline Of Industry Firsts • BEHIND THE GROUNDBREAKING MOVES THAT HELPED PUSH THE INDUSTRY TOWARD THE FUTURE

Anne Wilson • A chart-topping single has helped the newcomer turn family tragedy into “something beautiful”


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Frequency: Every other week Pages: 124 Publisher: Penske Media Corporation Edition: Oct 09 2021

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Written for music industry professionals and fans. Contents provide news, reviews and statistics for all genres of music, including radio play, music video, related internet activity and retail updates.

Billboard

Coldplay And BTS’ ‘My Universe’ Blasts Off At No. 1

Wise Music Group: independent music publishing for the 21st century

Raising The Stakes • Universal Music’s spinoff will trigger a new flood of funding — as well as new conflict and competition

MEET THE BOARD • UMG’s new global 10-person board of directors is 40% female and includes executives across a range of industries

Who’s Next? • UMG’s stock spinoff shows that equity markets like the sound of music companies — and its stock’s performance so far raises the odds that more companies will join the growing gang of public firms that now includes WMG and three publishing companies. Here’s an informed but speculative guide to which companies are likely candidates, how the market might receive them and what issues they would face.

TAKE CARE

Signed, Sealed, Downloaded • Taylor Swift proved “digitally autographed” albums can drive sales, but other artists are seeing mixed results

China’s Celeb-Culture Crackdown • The country’s internet watchdog is looking at online fandom — and that’s bad for K-pop

STACIA MAC • Founder/CEO Only Dreamers Achieve

Here’s Looking At You, Kid • After steadily growing his fan base with streaming hits, The Kid LAROI has the biggest song on the planet with “Stay.” Now, as he prepares his debut album amid big behind-the-scenes changes, he’s finding out what being a superstar actually takes

The (New) School Of Rock • Guitars are back in popular music thanks in large part to a new class of artists eager to let riffs fly

21 UNDER 21

Willow

Eslabon Armado

Baby Keem

Youth Movement • How exactly do young talent who broke out amid a pandemic prepare to tour?

Tate McRae

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR NOAH ASSAD CEO, RIMAS ENTERTAINMENT • BAD BUNNY’s longtime manager has helped the Puerto Rican superstar conquer the world without compromising — or losing his independent streak

LÓPEZ LEADS UNIVERSAL LATIN’S BORDER-CROSSING SUCCESS

VERDE GUIDES SONY’S STARS — AND DEVELOPS NEW ONES

KOLM’S MID-PANDEMIC LABEL LAUNCH

HUMILDE TAKES REGIONAL MEXICAN GLOBAL

BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC WEEK 2021 • Superstar Q&As and social justice discussions, panels and live performances converged at the annual Latin conference — a unique experience in Miami with 150-plus artists and executives, as well as 15,000 attendees

Kobalt’s ‘Silver Bullet’ Of Transparency • CELEBRATING TWO DECADES OF DISRUPTION, FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN WILLARD AHDRITZ AND CEO LAURENT HUBERT TALK THE MUSIC PUBLISHER’S INFLUENCE ON THE MAJORS, ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SILICON VALLEY AND WHY PAYING CREATORS IS STILL A REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPT

Something To Talk About • KOBALT’S MUSIC CREATOR CLIENTS SHARE WHAT MAKES THE PUBLISHER STAND OUT MOST

A Timeline Of Industry Firsts • BEHIND THE GROUNDBREAKING MOVES THAT HELPED PUSH THE INDUSTRY TOWARD THE FUTURE

Anne Wilson • A chart-topping single has helped the newcomer turn family tragedy into “something beautiful”


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