WE'VE REALLY MISSED
THESE ZOOM PICTURES

Hey, listen, maybe "vaccination hesitancy" and anti-mask lunacy have enabled the Delta variant to overtake our hospitals and obliged us to face another indefinite stretch of online shopping, Netflix binges and the creeping insanity engendered by staring at the same four fucking walls for months on end, but at least we get to look at postage-stamp-sized images of people on their laptops again.

Do we sound bitter? Because we are great. Just great.


Anyhoo, the people in this digital confab are genuinely chipper about the fact that "Arcade" by Capitol's Duncan Laurence has gone platinum. The international Zoom to mark this august occasion brought together the label's U.S. and Netherlands teams as well as the artist, who got the news straight from the peeps with the data. It was truly a freilach occasion, as they say in Holland, and nobody suspected that Michelle Jubelirer was discreetly doing a Sudoku. Or that Greg Marella was wearing his pink bunny slippers. Or that Larry Mattera's virtual background was an exact replica of his actual background.

Now if you'll excuse us, we're going to crush up a Benadryl, stir it into a jelly jar full of gin and re-watch Below Decks.

HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A TOUR OF THE LANDSCAPE
I.B. will be your guide. (7/15a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
ON THE COVER:
CHAPPELL ROAN
Half of Island's one-two punch (7/15a)
AUSTIN NEAL STICKS THE LANDING
These two are tight. (7/15a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)