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HITS HIGH FIVE:
THE VOTES ARE IN

In a week where we lost Leonard Cohen, the news cycle was dominated by a single story. The music business carried on—mostly in a daze—and deals were still struck, people were honored and the Top 10 still had 10 records in it. 

Here are the HITS' High Five top stories of the week: 

Island’s Bon Jovi tops HITS’ Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with their 13th studio album, This House Is Not For Sale thanks to a strong ticket bundle.

Sir Lucian Grainge's UMG fueled better-than-expected results to bolster  Vivendi’s third quarter earnings thanks to a 68% gorth in streaming revenue.

Todd Moscowitz has launched Cold Heat, a JV label with  UMG, in a deal similar to Scooter Braun's Schoolboy imprint.

The biz hailed Joel Katz’s creativity and generosity as he received the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life award at a lavish gathering on the Santa Monica pier.

And then there’s that one story.

 

SURF’S UP
FOR HITS LIST
Good vibrations (3/5a)
NEAR TRUTHS: UNCORKED
Jay-Z's blingy mountain of cash keeps gaining altitude. (3/5a)
UMG PULLS IN NEARLY
$9B IN 2020
Value keeps rising ahead of IPO. (3/5a)
MILEY JOINS COLUMBIA
Like moving to the apartment next door. (3/4a)
GRAMMY CHEW: THE
PRE-GRAMMY BOUNCE
Let's hear it for ironic guitar-smashing. (3/5a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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