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Published on October 30th, 2018 | by Jon Bunnies

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Random music news for Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Music news for All Hallow’s Eve Eve: October 30, 2018.

  1. Weekly Canadian music sales and streams vs. this point last year: Total albums, -21.2%; digital albums, -19.6%; physical albums, -22.1%; CDs, -25.8%; vinyl albums, +28.1%; streams, +48.5% (1.516 billion streams last week).
  2. The biggest trend in consumer audio? Still .
  3. And this new smart speaker from Huawei that .
  4. Spotify stock is really suffering. ?
  5. Remember those AC/DC coins issued by The Royal Australian Mint? They’re now on eBay.
  6. If you’re into High-Res Audio (and you should think about it), check out this cool new device.
  7. Is DAB radio in Norway being threatened by the US Navy? . (The story is Norwegian, but that’s what Google Translate is for.)
  8. A member of the metal band Manowar has been on child porn charges.
  9. The concert industry will be by 2022. Of that, $24 billion will be ticket sales.
  10. The for the refurbished El Mocambo in Toronto will be hung and lit November 15.
  11. Samsung’s is almost here.
  12. Donald Trump is not going to like this new song from Tim Heidecker called “.”
  13. Now it’s .
  14. Is the next iPhone going to have ? (Via Steve)
  15. A has been named after Steely Dan founder, Walter Becker. (Via Steve again)
  16. A hopes to attract Let`s see young listeners. (One Let`s see from Steve)
  17. Is Pearl Jam’s Vs album really ? Wow. (Via Moe)



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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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