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Billboard Magazine March 9, 2019

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.

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lady gaga and bradley cooper rise to no. 1 with ‘shallow’

AFTER WINNING BEST original song at the 91st Academy Awards (Feb. 24), “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper vaults to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song — which the pair performed at the Oscars — from A Star Is Born, in which they star and which Cooper directed, blasts from No. 21 in its 22nd week on the chart (after previously reaching No. 5 last October), soaring by 225 percent to 115,000 sold in the week ending Feb. 28, according to Nielsen Music. The sum is the greatest since Drake’s “In My Feelings” in July 2018, as “Shallow” rebounds for a seventh week atop the Digital Song Sales list. “Shallow” also re-enters Streaming Songs at No. 9, up 185 percent to 27.3 million U.S. streams, surging past its…

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‘hundreds of millions of dollars at stake’

WHEN THE SUNDANCE Film Festival announced in early January that it would premiere Leaving Neverland, Dan Reed’s documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse of two boys who are now adults, the late pop star’s estate dismissed the film as “just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations.” But as the estate’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, would later reveal, it was the first time the estate had learned about the film. Reed had not sought its participation. “Frankly, it caught John by surprise,” a well-placed industry source says of the estate’s co-executor, John Branca. “The estate got blindsided by Leaving Neverland. They had no idea it was going to elicit the reaction it did.” The four-hour Leaving Neverland, which HBO aired in two parts March 3-4, relies largely on the first-hand accounts of…

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a timeline of allegations

1993 JORDAN CHANDLER After Chandler, age 12, met Jackson, his father became disturbed by their relationship. A psychiatrist reported his concerns, prompting a police raid of Neverland. Jackson settled for between $20 million and $30 million. 1993 JASON FRANCIA Neverland maid Blanca Francia alleged she had seen Jackson showering with boys, but police questioned her story. Her son Jason told police that Jackson had fondled him. Jackson settled for nearly $2 million. 2003 GAVIN ARVIZO Arvizo was in the 2003 documentary Living With Michael Jackson, in which the singer admitted to sharing his bed with children. An inquiry led to Jackson’s trial for child sexual abuse; he was acquitted in 2005. 2013 WADE ROBSON The child impersonator of Jackson, a staple at Neverland, was a witness for Jackson at his trial. In 2013, he reversed and accused Jackson of sexual abuse.…

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see spotify run. how far can it go?

Recorded-music executives have good reason to feel bullish about their industry’s comeback. Revenue in the United States is up by double digits for a third straight year, to $9.8 billion in 2018, according to the RIAA’s year-end report, driven by a 30.1 percent rise in streaming revenue that more than made up for significant declines in CD and download sales. Annual sales are the highest they have been since 2007 — impressive, considering that just four years ago they had fallen to $6.7 billion, the lowest point since 1989. But hold the champagne: Accounting for inflation, revenue is still less than half of the industry’s 1999 peak of $14.6 billion. In inflation-adjusted terms, the business is closer to its size in 1983, the first full year of the CD, when cassettes…

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nicole wyskoarko

NICOLE WYSKOARKO KNEW ONE thing the moment she walked into Brooklyn Law School in 2001: She had to find a job as a music industry attorney. “Otherwise, I wasn’t going to practice law at all,” recalls Wyskoarko, 40. “I couldn’t envision doing anything else as a lawyer and being happy. It was do or die.” Nearly 20 years later, the Los Angeles native is celebrating her first anniversary as executive vp urban operations at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA). She joined the company in March 2018 after a stint as a partner at Carroll Guido & Groffman, a law firm where she represented clients such as Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, H.E.R. and André 3000. Prior to that, she served as senior vp business and legal affairs for Universal Music Group (UMG) labels Island,…

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‘i know they need help’

MARC ANTHONY SPENT CHRISTMAS 2011 in the Dominican Republic, visiting an orphanage on the island alongside his friend and longtime concert promoter Henry Cárdenas. Fundacion Niño de Cristo, which housed 50 boys, was a pet project for Cárdenas — owner of CMN, the leading Latin concert promotion company in the world — and his wife, Elena Sotomayor, and the two often visited with gifts for the kids. But the building was small, shabby and in need of a makeover. “I walked in there and saw those kids, and I was just shocked,” Anthony told Billboard in 2014. “I looked at Henry and said, ‘We need to do something.’” The two funded the construction of a five-acre compound where the children could each have their own bed and closet. “It’s so important…