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HITS' HIGH FIVE: TOTAL RECALL

Senate hearings with a forgetful witness, tweet storms and witch hunts have been major distractions this past week, but we’ve been able to focus on the news you need thanks to a daily dose of anxiety-reducing medicine. Here’s our HITS High Five…

Katy Perry’s four-day tell-all livestream had plenty of witnesses: 49 million to be exact. And today, she became Twitter’s first person with 100 million followers.

Music industry heavyweights honored UMG EVP Michele Anthony at the UJA-Federation of New York Music Visionary of the Year luncheon.  Friends such as Eddie Vedder and Gloria Steinem were on hand as well.

The Recording Academy has instituted a new collection of Grammy Awards rules that affect songwriters, rap acts and anyone inspired to record songs longer than “In A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” Our Grammy Whisperer explains what it all means.

DJ Khaled and Imagine Dragons will go head-to-head after both drop new albums on 6/23. Both are looking at around 150k SPS, but one title has an early edge.

Spotify released a new tally of “global monthly active users.” They say they have now topped the 140 million mark.

 

STRINGER ON "THE ISSUES AND ACTIONS NEEDED"
Sony Music is all in. (6/1a)
"REAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE": SIR LUCIAN SPEAKS OUT
UMG is all in. (6/1a)
RAPINO: SUPPORTING BLACK CULTURE, ANTI-RACISM
Live Nation is all in. (5/30a)
WMG ON COPING WITH THE MOMENT
Warner Music is all in. (6/1a)
ARTISTS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD (UPDATE)
The stars are coming out. (6/1a)
TUESDAY
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