HITS Daily Double


Sony Music boss Rob Stringer and Epic prexy Sylvia Rhone congratulate Columbia chief Ron Perry on his first post-Grammy HITS photo op, and inform him that after his tenth he'll be entitled to one half-price cappuccino. Seen glittering with glam are Rhone, Columbia artist Calvin Harris, Stringer, SYCO/Epic artist Camila Cabello, Columbia artist Diplo and Perry.

RCA ruler Peter Edge, EVP/Head of A&R Keith Naftaly, multiple nominee Kesha (who turned in one of the night's most talked-about performances), manager Jack Rovner and RCA Co-Presidents John Fleckenstein and Joe Riccitelli wonder if Nipper is running late.

After her blockbuster commercial with Zedd caused single "The Middle" to take off, Ryan Hurd, Stringer, Sony Nashville chief Randy Goodman and manager Janet Weir asked artist Maren Morris what kind of Target discount she got hooked up with.

Shortly before nipping down to Williamsburg for some late-night cronuts are Epic EVP Rick Sackheim, EVP A&R Joey Arbagey, GM Lynn Hazan, EVP A&R Zeke Lewis, boss Rhone, EVP A&R Paul Pontius and SVP Biz Affairs Stephanie Yu.

Artist Calvin Harris ponders a series of klezmer remixes with boss Perry and EVP/GM Joel Klaiman.

Stringer joins Edge, Fleckenstein and manager Chad Taylor in congratulating nominee and performer Childish Gambino, who wrote and directed a season of television, filmed a movie cameo and brainstormed a revolutionary new technology platform while we were writing this caption.

"Omigod, dudes—it's so late. I've gotta be in the office bright and early," says Columbia boss Ron Perry to The Chainsmokers. "So hurry up with those Fireball shots."

Riccitelli, Fleckenstein, Naftaly and Edge harmonize with artists Pentatonix, who are said to be hard at work on an album of Easter songs.