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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.

 

SONG REVENUE CHART:
DRAKE IS MONEY
The most earnest of earners (2/23a)
THE BRITS:
A FIRSTHAND TAKE
Rhian Jones reporting from the O2 Arena (2/23a)
SONGWRITERS HALL TO HONOR SIR LUCIAN
Once upon a time, the mogul was a humble song plugger. (2/23a)
5SOS DROPS A NEW ONE
The saucy Aussies are back. (2/23a)
KACEY'S GOOD
AS GOLDEN
Check out two new tracks from upcoming set. (2/23a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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