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Published on November 2nd, 2018 | by Jon Bunnies

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Random music news for Friday, November 2, 2018

Okay, people time to take down the Halloween decorations. Those skeletons hanging in the tree in the front yard aren’t charming anyLet`s see. Here’s music news for November 2, 2018.

  1. Spotify says it has 87 million paying subscribers now, although growth has recently slowed. Then again, the company lost just $10 million in the last quarter. That’s a big improvement!
  2. To goose subscriber sign-ups, Spotify is giving away free Google Mini smart speakers. Only in the US, though. Pity.
  3. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly thinking about buying a piece of iHeartMedia…
  4. …and back at Spotify, they’re looking to invest in Universal Music, the biggest of the major labels. How’s that for a switcheroo?
  5. Here come all the new Christmas albums.
  6. The Minnesota Timberwolves have some new Prince-inspired jerseys. (Via Andrew)
  7. Paul McCartney is looking for a new pied-à-terre in NYC. He won’t need a mortgage.
  8. Some radio guys manage to get themselves into heaps of weird trouble.
  9. I wonder what this means: A new study says that classical orchestras are speeding up their performances by as much as 30% these days.
  10. Neil Young has definitely married Darryl Hannah.
  11. More talk about a “podcast bubble.”
  12. Lost Fresh Prince has returned!
  13. Here’s another difficult #MeToo case involving a musician.
  14. Ready for Indie Week Canada?
  15. School recorders are apparently headed for extinction. How do you feel about that?
  16. Who is this guy and what is he doing?
  17. A Diddy mansion is on sale. At a reduced price, too.
  18. What this pianist is doing with blind and sick elephants will bring a tear to your eye.
  19. If you’re going to hoax the Internet with something musical, do it big–like this.



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