#TBT Number 1s on This Day — October 23

1968– Beatles – Hey Jude

1973– Gladys Knight and The Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia

1982– John Cougar – Jack and Diane

1985– Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love for You

1991– Mariah Carey – Emotions

1994– Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

2000– Christina Aguilera – Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)

2005– Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger

2009– Britney Spears – 3

2013Lorde – Royals

The Maverick Movement: Meet the Industry Movers Working Together to Steer the Careers of Madonna, U2, Britney and More

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The Maverick Movement: Meet the Industry Movers Working Together to Steer the Careers of Madonna, U2, Britney and More

his week’s Billboard has the full scoop (and our first gatefold cover) on Maverick, an ambitious gathering of nine of music’s top managers and their combined effort to shake up the industry. Its nine partners are Maverick’s Guy Oseary, Laffitte Management’s Ron Laffitte, I Am Other’s Caron Veazey, Blueprint Group’s Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant, Reign Deer’s Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber, Quest Management’s Scott Rodger and Spalding Entertainment’s Clarence Spalding. Collectively, they manage more than two dozen of the planet’s biggest artists (Madonna, McCartney, Minaj, Miley…and that’s just the M’s).

Get to know all about the nine principals — from their biggest achievements ($100 million dollar deals) to their greatest challenges (flat-lining record sales) to their next moves (a tech fund for Britney? Her manager’s got some connections.)


U2 and Madonna Manager Guy Oseary Is Trying to Reinvent the Music Biz

Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears’ Vegas Svengali, Dishes on the Changing Nature of Sin City

Ron Laffitte Is the ‘Secret Weapon’ for Mega-Management Co. Maverick

How Caron Veazy Architected Pharrell’s Epic Year

Cortez Bryant Shifts From Managing Lil Wayne to Learning Lessons From Country Music

Adam Leber, Tech Visionary for Miley and Britney, Is ‘Not an Ego Guy’

Gee Roberson: ‘I Made a Hell of a Detour’ on the Way to Managing Nicki Minaj

Former Bjork Manager Scott Rodger Now Oversees Arena Runs By Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire

Clarence Spalding Is the Nashville Ace in Maverick’s Sleeve


Happy Sweet 16 to Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time”– 10 Covers

Can’t believe that it has been 16 years since Brit Brit released her classic hit “Baby One More Time.” This song launched her career into the stratosphere.  Although no one can beat the Britster, here are some artists who tried.  Some of these covers are insanely great.  Watch below.

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

Selena Gomez

The cast of Glee


Tori Amos

Panic! At the Disco/Dresden Dolls


Fountains of Wayne

The cast of Spring Breakers (So, Selena Gomez again)

Two Unreleased Britney Spears Demos Leak Online

Britney Spears recorded some dark tracks in the making of 2013’s “Britney Jean.” They didn’t make the album’s final cut, but now they’ve  hit the Internet.

Indie-pop producer Dev Hynes, who’s worked with Florence + the Machine and Solange Knowles, told The Guardian that he was “actually so stoked about [the songs] — something I don’t say often. But they’d always come back with why they didn’t like it and it wouldn’t make any sense. I’d almost prefer them to say: ‘We’re scared we’re not going to make any money, so we’re just going to use Will.i.am.’ It’s funny — the people in charge of a lot of these artists … I don’t want to say they’re not real people, but it’s not a fan sensibility. I feel like that’s what makes the best music, when people are a fan of the person they’re working with.”

Stream both untitled demos: