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HITS HIGH 5: PUT A CORK IN IT

Our big debate these days is whether a bright and refreshing Cremant or a brooding Sagrantino pairs better with an impeachment hearing. After guzzling a few cases of plonk, we settled on a Gewuerztraminer from Transcarpathia, but instead of providing a transcript of our tasting notes, we offer you the HITS High 5.

IB Bad’s phone has been ringing with callers touting the work of the Recording Academy’s new Deborah Dugan-Harvey Mason Jr. administration. He’s also wondering about the aftermath of Ben Cook’s departure at Atlantic U.K.

A month ago, if you asked us “who are Arizona Zervas  and Ant Saunders?” we would have guessed they were two guys competing to be the 12th man on the Clippers. Now Zervas is the subject of a label bidding war and Saunders’ "Yellow Hearts" is crushing it at the streaming services.

With 10 months in the books, the marketshare standings for 2019 are all but set in stone and the order is nearly identical to what it was in mid-May. 

The latest excerpt from our profiles of industry ballers focuses on CMA chief Sarah Trahern (pictured).

KROQ’s Gene "Bean" Baxter signed off on Friday after 30 years on the air as morning co-host at L.A.’s Alternative bellwether.

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From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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