on a saturday afternoon in los angeles, a few weeks after the juice wrld show, a group of music-industry glitterati has gatd at the sunset tower hotel for variety’s second-annual hitmakers brunch, an event held to honor the songwriters and producers behind the biggest hits of the year industry executives, managers, producers, and artists are rubbing elbows with one another—among them offset of migos; drake’s right-hand man, noah “40” shebib; kris jenner’s boyfriend, corey gamble; and u pop export dua lipa the crowd is schmoozy and intimate, sipping complimentary gin cocktails and mimosas the spirit of the room is friendly and jubilant