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HITS HIGH FIVE: THE FLYNN-FLAM MAN

What a week: Grammy nominations, a guilty plea from a Trump associate and the Standard in WeHo starting to clear space for an edibles shop. To ease the agita generated by the Republicans’ tax plan, may we suggest a dose of the HITS High Five?

Our Grammy nerds spewed their opinions after poring over the nominations list for the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

With no noms in the major categories, will Ed Sheeran sit out the upcoming Grammy show?

The bible is  revamping its Top 200 album chart, adjusting the weight of paid vs. ad-supported streams. Whose lobbying efforts will pay off?

Capitol Music Group EVP Dion No I.D. Wilson earned five Grammy nominations this week … and he was still willing to answer our questions.

We rolled out tea, crumpets, beans on toast, spotted dick, McVitie’s Digestives and Pimm’s Cups to get the U.K. music industry to take our calls. It worked!

Check out interviews with Sony U.K.’s Jason IleyUMG U.K.’s David JosephWMG’s Max LousadaColumbia President Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, UMPG's Daryl WattsAtlantic Records’ Ben Cook and Asylum’s Ed HowardPolydor co-Presidents Ben Mortimer and Tom MarchCapitol’s Jo Charrington and Jamie Oborne of All on Red management and label Dirty Hit. And if many of the acts mentioned by this illustrious crowd are a bit of a mystery, we’ve created a playlist to make it easy for you to check them out.

 

SONG REVENUE CHART:
DRAKE IS MONEY
The most earnest of earners (2/23a)
THE BRITS:
A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
SONGWRITERS HALL TO HONOR SIR LUCIAN
Once upon a time, the mogul was a humble song plugger. (2/23a)
5SOS DROPS A NEW ONE
The saucy Aussies are back. (2/23a)
KACEY'S GOOD
AS GOLDEN
Check out two new tracks from upcoming set. (2/23a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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