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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.

 

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The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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