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Record Industry Circa 1979

VIRAL VIDEO OF THE DAY: If you thought the music business was in the dumper now, how about this local L.A. news report from 1979 when the industry was hit with a post-disco slowdown? Check the interviews with then-WB “publicity director” Bob Merlis, Tower Records buyer Bob Delanoy and Troubadour’s Doug Weston. (7/27p)

METALLICA AT THE DRIVE-IN: "WE'RE RISK TAKERS"
A peek at how the deal went down. (8/13a)
THE GREAT CATALOG GOLD RUSH
Is mining the past the future? (8/10a)
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE:
THROUGH THE FOG
Breaking down the radio charts - or just breaking down. (8/13a)
TOP 20: WAVE ELECTION
Taylor holds firm. (8/13a)
THE BABE & THE MULE
Interscope's co-MVPs (8/7a)
BTS BRINGS IT
They're so dreamy.
VOTE BY MAIL
It's a conspiracy, because everyone does it.
IS IT CHRISTMAS?
No, but we're thinking about cookies.
WOKE MUSIC
Protest songs that sound like now.
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