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HITS' HIGH FIVE: NO COVFEFE HERE

Typos. We fix ‘em. Other people refuse to admit they make a mistake and get a spokesman to suggest their made-up word has a secret meaning. We won’t do that. In fact, we’re pretty sure this week’s HITS High Five is both typo-free and devoid of covfefe.

With three or four major releases hitting every Friday, the crush has created a logjam at Top 40 radio, adding extra intensity to the battle for slots.

Here’s the latest on the Manchester One Love concert: ABC will broadcast it in the U.S.; BBC Worldwide has hooked up with nearly 40 networks worldwide; and Robbie WilliamsBlack Eyed Peas and Little Mix are joining Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and others at Sunday’s benefit concert.

Sony Music’s U.K. services arm Red Essential has been merged with the London office of The Orchard in what's believed to be a worldwide consolidation of distribution and marketing services for indie artists and labels.

The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 50 and the special edition from Apple/UMe has topped the U.K. charts, been remixed for the cinema, streamed often at Amazon, and impressed our critic.

Marilyn and Alan Bergman knew how to write a hit, which is a key reason they are included in our forthcoming special issue The History of the Music Biz 2.

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
Who's going to land the hottest unsigned property in music?
WEED!
That's what Hollywood smells like. Seriously. 24/7.
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