HITS Daily Double
JOHN JANICK: IGA boss’ markets: hare is strong—and his Grammy marketshare is insane, with half the contenders for AOTY, ROTY and SOTY, huge showing for boygenius. He’s fueled by nommin’.
PETER EDGE: RCA chief is on fire as SZA leads Grammys with nine noms and label claims three in each of Big 3, with huge look for Victoria Monét, big showing by Tyler Childers. Naftaly, Nipper and team are doing the happy dance.
DUA LIPA: “Houdini” won’t escape anyone’s notice as Warner diva returns with monster new cut—and scores Grammy love, including SOTY. For her next trick: world domination.
LATIN GRAMMYS: Karol G, Shakira, Bizarrap among the big winners as trophyfest unfolds in scenic Seville—and Latin music commands global attention. Pass the paella.
BEST NEW ARTIST: Eclectic, gifted nominees Ice Spice, Jelly, Coco, Kahan, Monét, Gracie, Fred Again.., War and Treaty are impressive choices and representative of the marketplace. But why no Lainey?
TIKTOK: Online culture’s 800-lb. gorilla now playing nicely with DSPs, as users can now save songs in Spotify, Amazon Music, more. This is definitely not the same Ole story.
LONNY OLINICK: AWAL chief celebrates re-upping jazzy young phenom Laufey—just as she scores a splashy Grammy nom. He’s feeling “Misty.”
JOSHTON “PEAS” HARRIS: Entrepreneurial exec joins Spotify as head of hip-hop and R&B, artist partnerships. We trust he’ll be very happy in his new pod.
DOLLY PARTON: Music icon’s star-studded Big Machine set Rockstar arrives, as she conquers yet another new frontier. She’s the GOAT, and Borchetta is throwing goat.
BMI: With big-money offers dangling, Mike O’Neill-led PRO is blasted by writers’ reps over payouts. What developments are in the pipeline?