Random music news for Friday, December 13, 2019

Home from SE Asia after a more than two-week trip. What’s all this cold white stuff on the ground? I don’t like it. I don’t like it at all. I’m going to try to distract from myself from that by reciting music news for December 13, 2019.

  1. There was just one album to sell one million physical units this year and it belongs to
  2. Very petty. Cutting off her nose to spite her face.
  3. There’s going to be a Netflix series based on the rise of Spotify.
  4. Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Canadian Independent Music Video Awards for 2019. Go here to learn more.
  5. Juice WRLD’s family says he had a history of prescription drug use that may have lead to his death.
  6. The Pirate Bay–remember them?–is now getting into streaming with “Baystream.”
  7. “If your sex life over the last year could be summarized like Spotify’s annual wrap-up, what would it look like?”
  8. Because you can never have too much Butthole Surfers
  9. Can this new algorithm predict the next big stars?
  10. Not music-related, but here’s another 2019 wrap dealing with the year in porn. Just trying to be complete, you know?
  11. This could be a collectible Paul McCartney album–as long as there’s not another “Wonderful Christmastime” in the bunch.
  12. Don’t blame Jimi Hendrix for all the parakeets in the UK.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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