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Random music news for Friday, December 2, 2022

Monks on meth. That is all. Except for music news for December 2, 2022.

  1. Still no Spotify HiFi, their high-resolution stream. It’s been ages since they started talking about.
  2. Metal band in Botswana have their own fashion sense. It’s interesting.
  3. An R&B version of System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” works better than you might expect.
  4. Spotify’s Daniel Ek says that Apple is a threat to the future of the Internet.
  5. YouTube feels it is the “institutional memory of hip-hop.” Discuss.
  6. Meanwhile, YouTube’s iOS app is crashing. But they know about it and are working on a fix.
  7. Want to try to understand the music business? Start here.
  8. Looking to learn about some music genres that are completely new to you? Go here.
  9. Jay-Z wanted to buy a luxury cognac brand for US$1.5 billion but was rejected.
  10. It’s that time of year again when people agonized over the lyrics to The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.” Thoughts?
  11. And it’s also the time of year to deconstruct “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
  12. So the current crisis in Russia is caused by American hip-hop stars? Interesting.
  13. Here’s how much Kate Bush made from “Running Up That Hill” in 2022. Thank you, Stranger Things!
  14. On that note, Netflix’s Wednesday is breaking all viewing records. Could what happened to Kate happen to The Cramps? (Via Oreo)
  15. Hey, Simon Cowell: You okay?

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BONUS: This is one sign of the End Times that’s new to me. If it’s true, the end will come any second now.

Alan Cross

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