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HITS HIGH FIVE: WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

The Dodgers are going to the World Series for the first time in 29 years so as we prepare to watch endless replays of Kirk Gibson’s famous home run, here is the HITS High Five highlight reel of the last week in the music business.

The Bible’s move to consort with public enemy #1 of the music biz, YouTube, led us to question chart guru Silvio Pietroluongo and Billboard’s decision to toss its last valued asset, their charts.

Hot off our taking issue with the YouTube factor, The Fader revealed details about an unusual YouTube clip that purportedly helped Post Malone’s “rockstar” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, our Grammy Whisperer fills us in on who’s in and who’s out for consideration in the Best New Artist category and breaks down the Record of the Year contenders.

Speaking of Grammys, how will the Top 10 songs on Spotify’s Global Top 200 affect the nominations process as first-round voting progresses?

The avalanche of Q4 music has begun with new music arriving from Taylor Swift, Niall Horan, and Future and Young Thug.

The Champagne is on ice to celebrate the Yankees joining L.A.'s blue crew in the Series 30 years after Reggie Jackson's historic three-swing, three-homer game.

 

UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
Lucian locks in the superstar. (9/21a)
RIAA: SUBS POWERED REVENUE IN H1 2018
Streaming revenue is 75% of the biz. (9/21a)
CRY THE TOP 20
Carrie is having a Pretty good first week. (9/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/21a)
UMG PAVES ELTON'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD WITH GOLD
This song's for Uni. (9/21a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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