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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.

 

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 NOMINATOINS
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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