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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

 

COUNTRY'S NEW KING
The Gospel of Luke (11/11a)
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 (11/11a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/11a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS II:
SARAH TRAHERN
It's a marathon, not a sprint. (11/11a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
Who deserves consideration in the genre categories?
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