Random music news for Friday, November 22, 2019

Is it just me or are you getting more spam calls on your mobile phone and/or land line? I’m averaging six a day. Some of these calls are coming from Albania. And Burkino Faso. Most annoying. Here’s music news for November 21, 2019.

  1. It’s time to start guessing about Britain’s Christmas #1.
  2. There’s a new U2 single out today.
  3. Maestro Fresh Wes has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  4. Coldplay says they won’t tour until concerts are “actively beneficial” for the environment.
  5. Still with concerts, this company thinks it has a way of monetizing thousands of live recordings.
  6. Are these the best 50 albums of the 2010s?
  7. Apple Music for Business.” It’s a new thing.
  8. Good advice: The do’s and don’t’s of music merchandising.
  9. Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is going to get a commemorative coin.
  10. Lost in all the Grammy news is this nomination for a Canadian.
  11. Speaking of the Grammys, can you believe that none of these superstars ever won one?
  12. Aerosmith is teasing a Las Vegas residency.
  13. Podcast porn: It’s on the rise.
  14. Meanwhile, Spotify has announced its own podcast awards.
  15. Emo Trump.
  16. Because we needed a Hindi version of “Baby Shark”…
  17. This Japanese hotel will let you stay for $1 IF you agreed to livestream your entire stay.
  18. A playlist for the weekend: 12 songs that feature people having sex.

Alan Cross

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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