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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

 

NEAR TRUTHS:
THE AGENCY SAGA
What do you want from live? (6/11a)
REVENUE CHART: OLIVIA’S ARMY
Looks like she's got staying power. (6/11a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/11a)
WATCH THE FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "FEELING GOOD"
The Black Music Month celebration continues with a classic from a legend, (6/10a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: HERTZ LICHTENSTEIN YOUNG & POLK LLP
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/11a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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