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HITS HIGH FIVE: LABORIOUS READING

The closed sign is ready to be hung for the Labor Day weekend, but before we enter a labored daze, check out the HITS High 5...

I.B. Bad predicts Taylor Swift has Adele’s seemingly unbeatable first-week U.S. record of 3.4m on her mind as she launches her next album. And to clarify a recent column on players rumored to be considering new career choices, we dig a little deeper.

Taylor Swift kept making news with the release of "Look What You Made Me Do" (Big Machine) as it became the most-added song at radio EVER and the video set a new viewership record at YouTube.

While everyone has heralded streaming as the industry’s savior, new numbers were bandied about during the week. Goldman Sachs Research predicts the industry will grow to $104b by 2030; Vivendi reports that 112m people pay for a streaming subscription and that, based on our math, the biz as a whole is taking in more than $5 billion per annum from streaming alone

Our specialists weigh in on Arcade Fire and the next generation of EDM superstars.

The music community continues to mobilize in different ways to help hurricane victims in Texas. Here is how you can help.

 

SONY SETS UP $100M COVID-19 FUND
Just the beginning. (4/2a)
TOURING IN 2020:
HOW IT LOOKS NOW
Uncertainty from coast to coast (4/2a)
2020 THREE-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Deadlocks in the top tiers of the standings (4/2a)
REVENUE CHART:
LOONEY WEEKND
MVP frontunner of 2020 (4/2a)
VIRTUAL CONCERT AND LIVESTREAM ROUNDUP (old version - unpublished)
Giving home entertainment new meaning (4/2a)
WE FOUND SOME TOILET PAPER
Also known as back issues of HITS.
SOCIAL DISTANCING
We turn out to be pioneers.
STREAMING STORIES
The music doc shows new muscle.
ELECTION 2020
Not postponed yet.
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