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HITS HIGH 5: A KLUTZ TRIES A LUTZ

After catching Olympics fever and throwing curling stones down Hollywood Boulevard with little success, we have decided that we best stick to the games we know, tiddlywinks and rock/paper/scissors. Before we throw out the score from the Russian judge, here are the week’s top stories.

In our weekly #MeToo roundup, we have Paradigm’s Tom Windish gathering men to back a call for changes at the Recording Academy; former RIAA chief Hillary Rosen is advising Tristan Coopersmith; three respected music attorneys broke down the issues facing women in the music business and offer possible solutions; and Vince Gill unveiled an empowerment anthem.

Six high-level female executives co-signed a letter that slams Neil Portnow and the Recording Academy.

Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther music is off to a roaring start.

Here’s the marketshare breakdown of Spotify’s Top 20 markets.

Negotiations for Lil Pump continue—who’s in the running?

Meanwhile, we’re getting greased up for our Tonga flag carrier impersonation contest. It will be ugly.

 

VIVENDI TO MOVE
FORWARD ON UMG IPO
Maybe they will, maybe they won't... (5/18a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: CHILDISH WITH A BOUQUET OF BEERBONGS
"This Is America" is money, among other things. (5/18a)
NOISEMAKERS 4:
UP & AT 'EM
Eight is enough...for now. (5/21a)
POST MALONE JOINS TIESTO ON "JACKIE"
Will streaming star's feature launch single into stratosphere? (5/18a)
MUSIC BIZ 2018
FINAL-DAY RECAP
It's a wrap. (5/18a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
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