HITS Daily Double


With Easter and Passover in the rear view mirror, we’re filled with hope in the HITS offices. Hoping our NBA teams win their playoff series, our football teams draft properly and that new indica/sativa hybrid is still on sale. And we hope you’ll review the week’s top stories in the HITS High 5.

Island U.K. chief Darcus Beese will be the next leader of Island U.S., succeeding fellow Brit David Massey.

Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) was eligible for platinum certification upon release today, with a project total of 850k, just based on previously released tracks "rockstar, "Psycho" and "Candy Paint," which together have notched 1 billion streams and 1.7m track sales.

The House of Representatives passed the Music Modernization Act, a landmark copyright reform bill that looks set to have a huge impact on music creators.

Ghazi Shami’s Empire, the San Francisco-based independent music company, is moving its fiefdom to Universal Music Group.

Our ongoing effort to explore the inner workings of the Recording Academy continues with a look at trustees.