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HITS HIGH FIVE: CRUSHING THE MENDOZA LINE

This summer it feels like two things are a given on a daily basis: The Dodgers will win and Trump will lie. Make that three things: A Friday HITS High Five to savor while you crack open a cold one.  

Streaming is  providing a healthy backbone for the music business, fueling a metamorphosis of the industry. In a two-part look at streaming, we’re already seeing who can win at this new game. And we find hit singles have the power to drive ancillary benefits in a way that has not been seen before.

The Grammys’ Producer of the Year category will likely take on added importance this year following a rule change in the Album of the Year category. Our Grammy Whisperer looks at who’s at the top of the class right now.

Ten days from now, Live Nation’s  David Zedeck will be running the music department at UTA. 

The numbers coming from Tidal are so questionable we’re wondering if Sean Spicer is going to work for them.

The majors plan to see stars in the fourth quarter. And they won’t be conked on the head.

 

 

AJR ORBITS MERCURY
The Met brothers have a new label home. (5/18a)
TOP 20: KENDRICK
LEADS THE WAY
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/18a)
PRIDE & JOY
From the archives (5/17a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q2 EDITION
Place your bets here. (5/17a)
AN OPEN LETTER TO
KEVIN WEATHERLY
We can't wait to see what he's got up his sleeve. (5/18a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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