Random music news for Tuesday, November 27, 2019

I try not to be a judgemental person. But then I heard someone pronounce Über as “Yoober” and all bets were off. This is what I found for music news for November 27, 2019.

  1. The insane copyright infringement case against Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” is getting even more insane.
  2. Amazon’s HD streaming service just added a ton of new songs thanks to a deal with Warner Music.
  3. Amazon is also among the first platforms to come out with a “ones to watch for 2020” music list.
  4. Spotify, meanwhile, has commissioned a bunch of original Christmas songs for this year.
  5. Apple is working hard on Shazam integration.
  6. The K-pop scene was WAY more f**ked up than we know. Drugs. Sex. Suicide.
  7. Neil Young vs. Facebook.
  8. Here’s why human curation could be much, much better than algorithms.
  9. Well, this is certainly a cool new speaker design.
  10. Music tourism: It’s a big thing and getting bigger.
  11. Triumph and Alessia Cara were honored with a spot on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
  12. What’s going on with the re-opening of Toronto’s El Mocambo? Soon. More permit problems with the city. We’ll have to wait until 2020.
  13. Here’s a selection of music merch gift ideas for 2019.
  14. Counterfeit records may be on the rise.
  15. Overwhelmed by too many podcasts? Try “The Silent Podcast.” There are 106 episodes of absolute silence.
  16. Check out this guy who restores music. (Via Bobby)

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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