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HITS HIGH FIVE: THE INDIO WIND

While we’re rethinking our flower crown-harem pants-clownshoe outfit for day one of Coachella, we encourage you to forget our fashion faux pas and remember the good work we did last week. Here’s the HITS High Five.

Streaming has injected enormous new energy—and money—into the marketplace, and the labels that have fully committed to the new paradigm are reaping the benefits. 

IB Bad gave the sort of thorough examination of Q1 2018 that would make a proctologist proud and a look at Spotify’s first week as a public company. 

Academy of Country Music chief Pete Fisher had a lot to consider in his first year on the job as he heads into “Country Music’s Party of the Year.”

David Massey plans to leave Island Records, we hear, to open a multifaceted music venture.

Oliver Schusser was upped to VP of Apple Music & International Content.

Is it me or is it hot in this tent?

TWO GRAMMY NERDS DISH ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS
Let the opinions fly. (12/12a)
TOP 20: XXX-RATED
Decking the halls with hip-hop. (12/12a)
A NEW FACET OF
WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten start a label. (12/12a)
RAINMAKERS: IT'S POURING DOWN VISIONARIES
The Max factor. (12/10a)
COLUMBIA'S URBAN UNIT GETS 2 CHIEFS
Ron Perry makes another major hire. (12/12a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
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