The connection between Silicon Valley and Hollywood is deeper than ever. To wit, Los Angeles' media players have taken to the skies with abandon, prompting Virgin America to dub its recently launched LAX to San Jose, Calif., flight "the nerd bird," the only carrier offering in-flight Wi-Fi. Frequent flights -- including ones from L.A. to San Francisco and Oakland -- make same-day returns easy. But there's more to the commute than meets the eye. Five music executives share their survival strategies, so you're not left winging it.

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