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HITS HIGH 5: TESTING THE LIMIT

All these years, we thought we didn’t get into USC because we wrote our admissions essays in crayon with nice drawings of our high school graduations. What did we know? We were hooked on mimeograph fumes, Pixy Stix and Beverly Hillbillies reruns.

Now that we're more learned and able to sharpen pencils, here’s a look at the week’s HITS High 5.

The sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards were handed out in between performances by Ariana GrandeBackstreet BoysElla MaiKacey Musgraves and others. 

In our look at the Roots of Rock & Soul, we head into the 1950s when outliers started infiltrating the mainstream — one 45 at a time.

Apple didn’t take kindly to Spotify’s actions and statements in the last week regarding increased payments to songwriters and the App Store policies.

Warner Bros. Records staffers said goodbye to the Burbank ski lodge and some old-timers came by for one final check to see if they could locate that lost Pearls Before Swine acetate.

In the latest excerpt from our Rainmakers series, we look at the music-business attorney who has left the biggest footprint in the business over the last 40 years, Allen Grubman

 

THE MOST-STREAMED SONGS OF THE YEAR
You know it's not the same as it was. (12/2a)
HITS LIST: LABELED
WITH LOVE
Long live Hitsville USA. (12/5a)
2022 (NEARLY) FINAL MARKETSHARE
IGA and Republic are on top. (11/30a)
THE BIGGEST ALBUMS OF 2022
A Bunny, a Taylor and a Morgan walk into a bar... (11/30a)
SONG REVENUE:
XMAS IS COMING
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/5a)
GRAMMY SEASON
Artists sound off on the prospect of being nominated
CATALOG ECONOMICS
They're changing the game... for some.
VOTING AGAINST FASCISM
You're helping with the runoff, right?
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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