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November 14, 2019
Billboard's Greatest Hits: From the Juiciest Gossip Columns to the Most Epic Chart Battles
As Billboard celebrates its 125th anniversary, our senior analyst Ed Christman looks back at the good, the bad and the ugly with former music-business titan Bob Sherwood and veteran gossip-column editor Irv Lichtman.
October 30, 2019
How the Music Modernization Act is Changing the Future of Publishing?
NMPA CEO David Israelite explains what publishers and songwriters need to know now about the historic new music legislation.
October 18, 2019
The Art of the Hip-Hop Deal
Warner Records EVP Julian Petty Explains How To Win in A Seller’s Market

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