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HITS HIGH 5: PUT A CORK IN IT

Still trying to figure out who uncorked your jeroboam of vintage Dom? Did your guests have the decency to leave you a sip of the Pappy Van Winkle '15? While we were fighting over the last PBR tall boy during the Taxslayer Gator Bowl, we came up with the week's HITS High 5.

Our Grammy whisperer notices that the Recording Academy has a history of passing over “new” artists in the Best New Artist category while rewarding them with Record and/or Song of the Year noms. And Childish Gambino, meanwhile, makes a rare triple play. 

Streaming of holiday songs is bringing so much revenue that even Ebenezer Scrooge would smile at this bottom line.

 Childish GambinoTame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline Coachella this year.

Streaming now accounts for 62% of the U.K. recorded-music market, which was up 8.9% to an estimated retail value of £1.33b ($1.68b). 

We have been providing tastes of chapters from our latest History of the Music Biz: The Rainmakers. We have Jon Platt and the story of his rise from being a DJ. John Branca on closing deals. Marty Bandier and one of his best hires, Jody Gerson. And three men who popped across the pond, Lucian Grainge, Rob Stringer and Max Lousada

 

REVENUE CHART:
DOUBLE DIVAS
The song we needed (6/5a)
IMPACTING NOW: THE PROMOTION COALITION
The buddy system in action (6/4a)
IN “BLACK LIKE ME,”
MICKEY GUYTON
NUDGES AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE
Making it real in Music City (6/4a)
A CHROMATIC TOP 20
Bringing joy to a world that desperately needs it (6/4a)
BROWN PUSHES FOR A "BEAUTIFUL" WORLD
Kane is able. (6/4a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
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