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HITS HIGH 5: WE NEED A GOOD NAP

The end of 2018 is so close we can taste it. Or maybe it’s the latkes we found in the back of the fridge on Thursday. Whatever the case may be, before you hit the bong and assume a Mike Pence pose, here’s a look at the week’s top stories.

With the Grammy noms settling in like a foie gras and molasses tart, Lenny and Paul go toe-to-toe over the awards and their deeper meanings while I.B. Bad notes that insiders are saying the noms lack balance.

The Zombies finally get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as do Radiohead, Janet Jackson and others. Stevie Nicks is the first female to become a two-time inductee.

Take the last plane to Stockholm: Major labels are reportedly drooling at the prospect of a new deal with EDM trailblazers Swedish House Mafia.

Mediabase’s  year-end airplay charts reveal some interesting distinctions between streaming and radio. 

Warner Bros. Records Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck decided Justin Tranter is “a true visionary” and Katie Vinten is “a brilliant A&R person.” So he gave them a label.

 

 

DUO TO RULE ISLAND
Two heads are better than one. (6/18a)
GUETTA GOES GLOBAL WITH WARNER MUSIC
Bugs is dancing in the street. (6/18a)
REVENUE CHART:
LIL BIG BUCKS
Pull up the Brinks truck. (6/18a)
TOP 20: POLO MATCH
Looks like we have a horse race. (6/17a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GREENBERG TRAURIG
Myriad lawyers, no waiting. (6/18a)
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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