Random music news for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The furnace died. You don’t want to know how much it cost. But better now that in January, I guess. Here’s music news for October 23, 2019.

  1. This guy could be the most-feared lawyer in the US when it comes to copyright infringement cases in the music industry.
  2. In the US, it looks like vinyl sales will overtake CDs by the end of the year. Who could have ever predicted this? (Via Steve)
  3. I’d like the Montreal Expos Washington Nationals to win the World Series, but I’m having a hard time with their fans’ obsession with “Baby Shark.”
  4. Spotify seems to be running up against the wall when it comes to growth. What should it do?
  5. These are the most dangerous musicians and celebrities online when it comes to landing on a site that could infect you with viruses.
  6. This bird “sings” at a volume of 125 dB. That’s as loud as a metal band at full tilt.
  7. There is now a British university course where students study and view porn.
  8. Twerking for…well, I’m not sure. This is a protest?
  9. More Liam vs. Noel chatter.
  10. Apple could launch AirPods Pro earbuds any second now.
  11. How much do you trust your smart speaker? Better read this.
  12. When it comes to Netflix, are you a “starter,” “watcher,” or “completer?
  13. Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others are getting deeper in to VR with some investments.
  14. You might want to reconsider a family playlist on Spotify. Here’s why.

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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