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Modern Promotion and Playlistings: Beyond the Playola

Fifteen years ago, a record label would pitch its new releases to a record store or chain like Tower Records. Ten years ago, they were pitching their priority releases to digital download stores like iTunes. Now they pitch streaming services.
Peter Edge and Tom Corson photographed Aug, 13, 2015 in New York in Tom Corson's office.

RCA Chiefs Peter Edge and Tom Corson on Signing Zayn Malik and Enrique Iglesias -- and Being Blissfully Unaware of Miley Cyrus' VMA Plans

RCA chiefs Peter Edge and Tom Corson talk about the label's vast roster -- which includes Foo Fighters, A$AP Rocky, Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, new signings Zayn Malik and Enrique Iglesias, and many more -- the personalities of streaming services, and the bliss of not knowing what Miley is going to do at the VMAs.