HITS Daily Double


Backstage at the BRIT Awards, Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik consults Warner U.K. Chairman/CEO Max Lousada on a math problem. “Suppose one has a hot tub that is eight meters in diameter,” the mogul hypothesized. “How many supermodels would fit in this tub, with room for champagne service?” In a possibly related story, Vladimir Putin later demanded his hot tub be extended.

Atlantic U.K. President Ben Cook pauses to pose with artists Jess Glynne, Charli XCX and Anne-Marie. Cook’s bowtie later escaped his neck, jumped into the punchbowl and was playlisted at Radio 1.

Warner Bros. U.K./Parlophone U.K. ruler Miles Leonard embarks on a proper old-school rock-n-roll booze-up with Yannis Philippakis of Foals and Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher. Later, the three were about to hurl a TV set out their hotel window when a fascinating documentary about old-growth forests started on Channel 4.

Rhino, East West & ADA UK Prexy Dan Chalmers reveals to Geri Halliwell that he was once known throughout the biz as “Deluxe Reissue Spice,” and has the dance moves to prove it.

WMG CEO, International & Global Commercial Services Stu Bergen prepares to ratchet up the excitement by joining President, ADA Worldwide, WMG’s Eliah Seton in freestyling excerpts from the company’s last quarterly report.