Random Music News for Monday, December 6, 2015

Today’s music news report comes from the NE Caribbean Command Centre where a listening post has been set up. It’s working very well.

  1. Adele sold 1.11 million copies of 25 in its second week on sale. No one has ever done that before. Sales in the US are now 4.49 million. In two weeks. Wow. I’ll have more data later.
  2. Predicting today’s Grammy nominations.
  3. Kim and Kanye’s new baby has arrived.
  4. Facebook is now selling concert tickets. This could be interesting. (Via Bobby)
  5. Eve Hewson, Bono’s daughter, says that her dad still embarrasses her. (Via Larry)
  6. Meanwhile, U2’s Paris concerts are going ahead. Bono has written a song for the occasion.
  7. Simon Cowell’s home was burglarized.
  8. Apple has adjusted the limits for iTunes Match.
  9. Let’s take a break from Christmas and talks about Hanukkah songs.
  10. After reading this, you may never think of the organ in the same way ever again.
  11. Ford Sync gets an update. Say hello to Siri.
  12. Coldplay’s new album will end up on Spotify–maybe even this week.
  13. Tunecore has been hacked.
  14. Sinead O’Connor’s back on Facebook–and things seem much better.
  15. YouTube wants to take on Netflix by doing this.
  16. This is how crazy-obsessive Kim/Kanye fans are.

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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