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HIITS HIGH FIVE: WELCOME BACK!

Hoping the hangovers have subsided and the airlines have found your luggage that never left the airport in Belize. Resuming the five-day work week resulted in these highlights, the HITS High 5. 

The Grammys are on everyone’s minds, chiefly our two prognosticators who deliver thoughts on the Big Four categories and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical between bites of knockwurst and sauerkraut. As for the ceremony, Billie Eilish was the first to confirm she’s performing but who else might be singing on music’s biggest night? And two days after the awards, Ken and his crew will tape a tribute to Prince.

Justin Bieber's "Yummy" had a record-breaking first week at radio and a strategy to make a strong impression on the Bible’s chart. It’s working.

In case you missed it, the newly rejiggered Billboard Top 200 chart now factors in YouTube and other video—the implications of which have the biz speculating bigtime.

With the 2019 sales data in hand, streaming is beginning to look like the CD revolution on steroids, as consumers who already own classic recordings simply find it more convenient to stream.

Hot L.A. indie pubco Pulse Music Group has formed a joint venture with Concord Music Publishing.  Jeff Light handled the deal. 

 

 

 

 

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