HITS Daily Double

EMI hot

HELPING HANDS: Amid all the corporate intrigue described in the items below, EMI has heated up, gaining nearly three percentage points since the beginning of the year, and now sitting at 12.8% in new-release marketshare—actually moving it a split hair ahead of WMG, believe it or not. Much of the credit for the surge goes to Mike Dungan’s Capitol Nashville, now up to 5.8% behind Lady Antebellum, which has performed beyond expectations, passing the 1 million mark this week. (2/25a)