Credit boom as hitmakers look to avoid lawsuits

NEW YORK—What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and the Chainsmokers’ “Closer” have in common?Yes, they dominated the charts, sold millions of singles and achieved international success in…


Why Drake was the king of 2016

Early this year, a few of us joked that a certain homegrown hip-hop superstar had become so gifted at keeping himself in the headlines that we could easily fill a regular column space with his…