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Random music news for Friday, November 30, 2018

It’s been a bad year for romaine lettuce, hasn’t it? I miss my caesar salads. Here’s some music news for November 30, 2018.

  1. Qobuz, a high-res streaming platform, is expanding.
  2. Not music related, but interesting: Starbucks is about to fix its porn problem.
  3. Unofficial concert recordings have exploded. Thanks, Internet!
  4. Brian Eno will soon release a new version of his “generative music app.” Details here.
  5. Lonely? Try radio.
  6. Maybe teens aren’t as antisocial as we fear. Yeah, they’re online a lot, but they’re also socializing offline. Details in this study.
  7. Here’s the latest survey of podcasting and podcast listening.
  8. Jay-Z is wrapped up in some kind of lawsuit that’s taken a weird twist.
  9. UNESCO has given a special cultural designation to reggae. (Additional detail here.)
  10. If you’re a fan of British indie music, you need to read this story on the role played by the labels.
  11. Could Apple’s 30% cut of in-app purchases disappear? Maybe–and then things could get weird.
  12. Radio’s short attention span: What should be done?
  13. Here’s the latest on the alleged interest Apple has in iHeart.
  14. And here come the celebrity Christmas albums.

Alan Cross

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