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THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS
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A summary of the week's top stories, as brought to you by hitsdailydouble.com:
  1. DEN'S END: High-visibility start-up loses steam as music biz vets Gary Gersh and John Silva ponder their next move. (5/17)
  2. hilary rosen',390,400);">hilary rosen',390,400);">HILARY ROSEN SPEAKS, MARC POLLACK SMOKES: RIAA ruler hilary rosen',390,400);">hilary rosen',390,400);">Hilary Rosen holds forth on MP3.com, Napster, artist's rights and how much she enjoys Marc Pollack's work in the Reporter. (5/16)
  3. DR. DRE TRIES TO OPERATE ON NAPSTER: Techie wonks alienate yet another artist, who takes matters into his own hands. (5/17)
  4. LA. REID LOOKS FOR A FEW GOOD MEN: Incoming Arista boss L.A. Reid casts his net… and tries to fill Clive's shoes. (5/15)
  5. MAP'S DEMISE LEADS TO BARGAINS, SUITS: The FTC's kabosh of "Minimum Advertised Price" hasn't resulted in too many bargain-basement specials yet, but consumers are leveling a class-action suit against distributors anyway. (5/18)
  6. ALANIS TAKES A DUMP: Alanis Morissette stood to earn over a million dollars as she and her manager sell their accumulated MP3.com stock to invest in hitsdailydouble.com. (5/15)
  7. EDEL-ARTEMIS LEARN TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER: Veteran record executive Danny Goldberg gets a Dutch treat—in infusion of cash from global entertainment company edel. (5/18)
  8. BMG SONGS SEARCHES FOR STRICK SUCCESSOR: nicholas firth',390,400);">nicholas firth',390,400);">Nicholas Firth begins taking resumes from antsy publishing execs suffering from pre-merger anxiety. (5/16)
  9. DREAMWORKS CAN DIGIT: Looking to the success of Farmclub.com, label A&R execs start an online search for the next Buckcherry. (5/15)
  10. LOVE IT TO DEATH: Courtney Love and Prince both took major label policies to task, focusing on master ownership and digital distribution as trends for the future, though only one changed their name. (5/18)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FUNK, PART 2
Say it loud! (2/25a)
JT & SZA HEAD TO "THE OTHER SIDE"
Dude, it's been too long. (2/25a)
GAGA SETS "STUPID" FOR FRIDAY
After "Shallow," will she go deep? (2/25a)
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL
Where can we get one of those ironic letter-man jackets? (2/25a)
REPORT: BIG HIT
BANKING ON IPO
Everybody's doin' it. (2/25a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
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PRIMARIES
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