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HITS'  HIGH FIVE: SMOKIN' AT THE BALLOT BOX

HITS  isn’t about to start getting into political endorsements, but if we did, the five states with marijuana initiatives on their ballots Tuesday would be a good place to start. Three of them—California, Arizona and Nevada—ask voters to OK recreational use, to which we say yes; Maine wants to classify pot as an agricultural product and allow marijuana social clubs; and Massachusetts’ bill would allow you carry around a lid. While you put that in your pipe and smoke it, here are the HITS High Five music stories of the week.

UMPG’s Jody Gerson starts her purple reign as the keeper of Prince’s music publishing.

Nashville was dressed to the nines for the CMA Awards, and as we have seen before, the CMAs drive sales like few other TV shows.

HITSLenny Beer asks Grammy voters to listen to The Lumineers, Leslie Odom Jr., Justin Bieber and others before marking their round one ballots.

Max Lousada’s Warner Music showed a 0.7% rise in marketshare from 2015 to this year while the gap between Jason Iley’s Sony Music and David Joseph’s Universal is shrinking.

Capitol Records will celebrate its 75th birthday this month with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, a TASCHEN and a 75-album vinyl collection that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

 

NEAR TRUTHS:
THE CAKE AND
THE CANDLES
Marketshare machers. (10/27a)
KENDRICK INKS WITH UMPG
Lamar enters the House of Jody. (10/27a)
YTD MARKETSHARE: AND THE WINNER IS...
It's a lock. (10/27a)
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, PART 8,761: SURGERY IN THE TIME OF COVID
Planning for an Election Day hopped up on painkillers. (10/27a)
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Vote. Do it now. (10/27a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
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