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Published on November 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Something happened in astronomy on this day in 1967 that eventually resulted in one of the most famous album covers in alt-rock history. I’ll leave you to look at up as we ponder music news for November 28, 2018.

  1. Canadian music sales and streaming numbers from last week vs. a year ago: Total albums, -22.1%; digital albums, -19.7%; physical albums, -23.5%; CDs, -27.1%; digital tracks, -23.1%; vinyl LPs, +25.3%; streaming, +47.7% (1.238 audio streams last week.)
  2. Bruce Springsteen thinks Donald Trump is “dangerous” and “damaged.”
  3. Ticketmaster has the results of its “ticket of the year” vote.
  4. Can Facebook be fixed? Who will do it?
  5. Donald Trump is bellowing about a 10% tariff on iPhones.
  6. Would I ever love THIS for my home studio. Overkill. Absolutely. Still…
  7. Music people in the UK are really, really worried that Brexit could kill the country’s live music scene.
  8. Meanwhile, a couple of metal dudes are weighing in about Brexit.
  9. Primus has a new pinball machine.
  10. The Broadway musical based on The Go-Go’s is going to close.
  11. National Japanese broadcaster NHK will soon launch 8K video.
  12. This is a good read for musicians: Are your songs being played on the radio? Here’s how to check.
  13. The BBC has come up with an interactive drama for Alexa.
  14. Like phat beats? Then you might want to look at this new app that adds visuals to the beat.
  15. A musical sponsored by a toilet manufacturer? Why not?
  16. They ban songs in the country music world, too. See?
  17. Fascinating: The music of Auschwitz.
  18. Alessia Cara is having problems with “stan culture.” Here’s what that means.
  19. Sesame Street’s record label is making a comeback.



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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