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HITS' HIGH FIVE: MEMORIAL DAZE

After a week of difficult news, we press rewind and take a look at the music industry’s positive news from the last seven days. Wishing all our HITS’ High Five readers a pleasant and safe Memorial Day weekend.

I.B. Bad takes a look at the current situation at Sony and sees challenges but no disaster looming.

Marketshare rankings reveal that labels committed to focusing their A&R resources on hip-hop and younger-skewing, R&B-flavored pop have a virtual stranglehold on the streaming business.

Irving Azoff sums up the benefit of YouTube to artists in one word. None.

Publication of The History of the Music Biz 2, our forthcoming set of profiles of industry greats, gathered by the brilliant Michael Sigman, is fast approaching. 

The City of Hope honored its 2017 Spirit of Life recipient, Red Light chief Coran Capshaw, at a WeHo breakfast Tuesday.

 

SURF’S UP
FOR HITS LIST
Good vibrations (3/8a)
SPEAKING OF BESPOKE: THE BEN WINSTON INTERVIEW
Carpool Karaoke dude's in the driver's seat. (3/8a)
BHASKAR MENON,
1934-2021
EMI architect had a remarkable career. (3/8a)
GRAMMY PERFORMER LINEUP REVEALED
Is there more to come? You better believe it. (3/8a)
GRAMMY WEEK KICKS OFF
Hear we go again... but virtually this time. (3/8a)
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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