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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.

 

I.B. BAD: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED
Grammy kingdom intrigue (12/12a)
THE GRAMMY WHISPERER PICKS THE BIG WINNERS
Who's taking home the hardware? (12/12a)
ASK THE GRAMMY WHISPERER
Factoids galore (12/12a)
THINGS THAT MAKE US
GO HMMMM
Lenny Beer's trending topics. (12/11a)
NEW RELEASES: LET'S LUKE AT THE NUMBERS
It'll be #1 this week.. (12/11a)
MORE GRAMMY SECRETS
The biz talks committee.
NOT PIZZA AGAIN!
Seriously, can we order something else?
A BIG FAT DEAL
With a gigantic check. Soon.
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