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HITS SAYS IT’S STILL COOL TO SHARE THE WEEK’S NEWS

Napster Torpedoed, Barry Articulates, EMI Settles with MP3.com and "Now" Topples Eminem
A summary of the week's top stories, as brought to you by hitsdailydouble.com:
  1. NAPSTER R.I.P.: File-sharing gets a thumbs-down from the court, causing tech-heads to mourn and hilary rosen',390,400);">hilary rosen',390,400);">Hilary Rosen to chortle (7/26).
  2. HANK BARRY FOR THE DEFENSE: Napster's fearless leader makes a tactical error by agreeing to talk to HITS' Simon Glickman for this exclusive pre-decision chat. Don't say we didn't warn ya! (7/26)
  3. EMI SETTLES WITH MP3.COM: Just in time for the Napster decision, a HITS exclusive. (7/25)
  4. IT'S EMINEM VS. NSYNC IN MTV VMA NOMS: It's better than Celebrity Deathmatch. (7/25)
  5. "NOW" IS THE TIME FOR THIS COMPILATION TO HIT #1: Hits collection does what the naysayers couldn't—taking down Eminem from his eight-week run atop the charts. (7/25)
  6. UNIVERSAL TAKES IT TO THE MUSICBANK: Universal Music Group inks with digital locker company, giving less urgency to possible settlement with MP3.com. (7/25)
  7. SME SUFFERS FIRST LOSING QUARTER IN MEMORY: Sony's first quarter 2000 saw them in the red, with the music division posting particularly disappointing results (7/26)
  8. OLIM SPEAKS OUT ON BERTELSMANN BUY-OUT: CDNow's leader gives his take on his company's "last minute" reprieve. (7/17)
  9. VIVENDI-SEAGRAM GETS THE FRENCH SEAL OF APPROVAL: Another hurdle is cleared as the mega-merger gets an OK from the French broadcasting watchdog CSA. (7/26)
  10. MICHELLE S HASN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT DRE: Our own crossover radio diva hurls some mad props at the once and future King of Rebel Rap. (7/23)
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Spotify and Apple Music are speaking a new language. (8/10a)
KRENTS, OLEJAR ASCEND AT VERVE
UMG jazz label has a new chief. (8/10a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/11a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/11a)
MO OSTIN: THE 2017 INTERVIEW, PART ONE
Available online for the first time (8/3a)
RISE OF THE INDIES
How they're reshuffling the biz deck.
THE LATIN-MUSIC MARKETPLACE
Thoughts on a changing landscape.
KETCHUP
It's everywhere.
THE NEXT HUGE CATALOG STORY
Another stunning return.
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