Random music news for Friday, November 2, 2018

Ready for Indie Week Canada? Okay, people time to take down the Halloween decorations. A Diddy mansion is on sale. Those skeletons hanging in the tree in the front yard aren’t charming anymore. How’s that for a switcheroo? That’s a big improvement! Only in the US, though. More talk about a “podcast bubble.”
Lost Fresh Prince has returned! Then again, the company lost just $10 million in the last quarter. Here come all the new Christmas albums. What this pianist is doing with blind and sick elephants will bring a tear to your eye. (Via Andrew)
Paul McCartney is looking for a new pied-à-terre in NYC. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly thinking about buying a piece of iHeartMedia…
…and back at Spotify, they’re looking to invest in Universal Music, the biggest of the major labels. He won’t need a mortgage. Here’s another difficult #MeToo case involving a musician. Some radio guys manage to get themselves into heaps of weird trouble. Spotify says it has 87 million paying subscribers now, although growth has recently slowed. Pity. School recorders are apparently headed for extinction. How do you feel about that? Who is this guy and what is he doing? Here’s music news for November 2, 2018. At a reduced price, too. I wonder what this means: A new study says that classical orchestras are speeding up their performances by as much as 30% these days. To goose subscriber sign-ups, Spotify is giving away free Google Mini smart speakers. The Minnesota Timberwolves have some new Prince-inspired jerseys. Neil Young has definitely married Darryl Hannah. If you’re going to hoax the Internet with something musical, do it big–like this.
Random music news for Friday, November 2, 2018