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Bad Bunny tops Spotify Wrapped’s listing as most streamed artist in 2022

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Bad Bunny's songs captured over 18.5 billion streams globally on Spotify during the period from from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, making the Puerto Rican artist the most-streamed act globally in 2022, according to Spotify Wrapped, which compiles data from the music streaming service.

The rest of the top 5 most streamed acts includes Taylor Swift, followed by Drake, The Weeknd and BTS. It's the second year in a row that Bad Bunny tops the year-end most-streamed listing, except that he had 9.5 billion...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Warner Chappell Music re-ups with ICE

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Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has renewed and expanded its partnership with digital licensing hub ICE. As part of the new agreement, WCM will move all online processing from other European digital licensing administration partners to ICE.

WCM disclosed that the decision follows "a thorough 10-month review, assessing both existing providers and new entrants to the market to identify the solution that will best serve WCM’s songwriters, composers and producers."

Warner Chappell Music's Guy Mo...

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Sony Music Publishing Nashville and Verse 2 Music renew global publishing agreement with Josh Hoge

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Sony Music Publishing Nashville and Verse 2 Music have renewed their global publishing deal with singer and songwriter Josh Hoge.

“I’m very thankful to be continuing this journey with Kent, Kane, Rusty and the SMP/Verse 2 family!" said Hoge. "I’ve always been a writer that’s loved when I’ve been able to be exactly who I am and create exactly the way I want, and Kent and team have always let me be myself, which I think that’s a big reason to our success together. It truly is and feels like a...

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Jensen Communications appointed Leo Lavoro as SVP, Publicity and Media Strategy

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Media, marketing and management firm Jensen Communications has appointed music industry veteran Leo Lavoro as SVP, Publicity and Media Strategy.

In his new role, Lavoro will provide "strategic direction for the company’s roster of clients in the areas of PR, marketing and brand building." He reports to Michael Jensen, President and Founder of Jensen Communications. “

I am incredibly thrilled and honored to announce Leo Lavoro as Senior Vice President of Jensen Communications,” said Je...

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