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11/23/17

Another in a series of features from our recently released U.K. special issue shines a light on Jason Iley and his Sony kingdom.


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Avakian
11/23/17

George Avakian, the record producer and executive who brought Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Johnny Mathis to Columbia Records and was at the forefront of the introduction of the LP and reissue marketplace, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 98.


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11/22/17

Best Rock Album remains one of the most crowded and competitive categories on the Grammy ballot...


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11/22/17

The Brits are towering over the major-label landscape, and HITS’ industry insider looks at the accomplishments of key U.K.-trained players on both sides of the Atlantic in his latest dispatch. Additionally, I.B. peers inside Team Taylor’s walled and moated compound.


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11/22/17

Presenting the first of several features from our recent U.K. special edition. Here, UMG U.K. boss David Joseph discusses the state of the biz and his team of "creative leaders."


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11/22/17

The biz—along with the rest of America—may be taking a much-needed break for Thanksgiving week, but the latest storylines will continue to percolate through the break and into the final push of 2017.


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11/22/17

Taylor Swift, as expected, will repeat at #1. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill land at #2 with the week’s top debut, The Rest of Our Life.


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11/22/17

If you were beguiled by the array of artist names bandied about in our recent U.K. special, now you can get up to speed. The Spotify playlist features tracks by...


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11/22/17

To mark the occasion of a visit to HITS HQ by Columbia's Brady Bedard and Darice Lee, Editor in Chief Lenny Beer, President Karen Glauber and VP Rock Formats Ted Volk staged this extremely Alternative photo op. Lenny then celebrated the pending renaissance of the format by decreeing that the office bong would be loaded with "Modern" weed. For more pictures...


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11/22/17

"Hey there, buddy," says promo legend Richard Palmese as he joins this heavy-duty music-biz tableau at Craig's. "What's happening, buddy?" inquires the great Phil Quartararo in reply. "Who's your buddy, buddy?" notes Def Jam chief Steve Bartels. Later, there was truffle chicken.


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When will it come through my phone?
EMINEM
Stop asking us about the goddamn release date.
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