Published on November 6th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Tuesday, November 6, 2018
On this day in 1947, Meet the Press debuted on TV. It’s still on, making it the longest-running TV show in history. As for music news on November 6, 2018…
- Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. this time last year: Total albums, -21.3%; digital albums, -19.6%; CDs, -26%; vinyl albums, +26.9%; streams, +43.3% (1.517 billion streams in Canada last week).
- Another one: Rihanna doesn’t want Donald Trump to use her music at his rallies.
- This is one of the coolest rickrolls you will ever see. (Via Tom)
- Here are some words that don’t often go together: “Russian anti-piracy watchdog.”
- T.I. + cryptocurrency = Unhappy investors.
- This is good news: Elvis Costello seems to be on the mend.
- Now that you mention it, despite all the political turmoil, 1968 was an uneven year when it came to music.
- Why are so many people slow in getting into podcasts? Let’s investigate.
- On the other hand, nearly 10% of podcasts are now on Apple Watch. Not bad, considering it used to be a bitch to transfer a podcast to one of these things.
- It looks like Spotify is finally testing out an app for Apple Watch, too.
- Spotify plans to buy back up to $1 billion of its stock.
- Interesting: Global smartphone shipments are down 6% in the last quarter.
- Oh, Diddy…
- These solo pianists are making up to $10K a month on streaming music services.
- The Spice Girls reunion is going ahead without Victoria Beckham.
- Desperate to look smart in your next meeting? Try the Douchebag Strategist.
- Stupid, stupid, stupid high school marching band…
- If you remember the 90s, you might remember being stressed out by things such as this.
- Someone needs to make a listicle for this: Why are there so many songs about masturbation?