HITS LIST: HEAT CHECK

Our latest assemblage of virtual-watercooler topics—led, of course, by The BRITs, the awards show that got it right—is on the money, literally and figuratively. There’s an estimated $17-18b in Spotify alone, and Sir Lucian’s operation took in nearly $7b last year, while Drake and Kendrick Lamar are collectively worth more than numerous Fortune 500 companies. Sony/ATV West Coast topper Jennifer Knoepfle should see a nice bump in her next paycheck, and Republic promo domo Gary Spangler is looking at a handsome bonus if he continues hogging all the spins. As for Dan McCarroll, those Amazon shares he just picked up make him feel as cozy as a comforter stuffed with Benjamins.

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TOP 20: JUST TRUST US
A second sonic Boom (4/17a)
ON THE COVER:
AARON BAY-SCHUCK
AND TOM CORSON
Bunny's hoppin' again. (4/17a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
PRIMARY NUMBERS
Hats off to Larry (4/17a)
THIS HITS PHOTO GALLERY IS WANDERING IN THE DESERT
Photographic proof of the weaselfest (4/15a)
POETS CORNER: TAY, SPOTIFY TEAM UP FOR L.A. HAPPENING
Truth is beauty (4/17a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!
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