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HITS HIGH FIVE: NEW JOBS EVERYWHERE!

We used to think we had trouble deciding where the line between comedy and insult was drawn. Then Donald Trump spoke at the Al Smith Dinner. Whoa! Nothing in our stockpile of one-liners about Catholics, real estate, bad hombres and nasty women compares to the ones in Orange Man’s poorly read script. So we’ll load the bong and start writing while you review the week’s top stories in HITS’ High Five. 

Rob Stringer will take over as CEO of Sony Music in April. Now who gets his job as Columbia Records chief?

Doug Morris will become Chairman of Sony Music next year where he will continue to provide guidance to label heads.

Garth Brooks, who famously said “streams are for horses,” has struck a deal to have his music streamed at Amazon Music. And he has a new album coming on Black Friday. In other catalog news, NPG and Warner Bros. Records have two Prince albums on tap.

Republic has upped Wendy Goldstein to EVP at the label.

When Lavinthal Met Beer or How Three Dog Night and Steely Dan made a Seattle kid’s dreams come true.

 

 

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JEFF HARLESTON:
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LEADING OFF:
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Out and proud (6/22a)
PRIDE SPECIAL:
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An inspiring success story (6/22a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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