Random music news for Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Random music news for Tuesday, November 6, 2018
(Via Tom)
Here are some words that don’t often go together: “Russian anti-piracy watchdog.”
T.I. Stupid, stupid, stupid high school marching band…
If you remember the 90s, you might remember being stressed out by things such as this. Desperate to look smart in your next meeting? On this day in 1947, Meet the Press debuted on TV. On the other hand, nearly 10% of podcasts are now on Apple Watch. Now that you mention it, despite all the political turmoil, 1968 was an uneven year when it came to music. It’s still on, making it the longest-running TV show in history. Let’s investigate. The Spice Girls reunion is going ahead without Victoria Beckham. Oh, Diddy…
These solo pianists are making up to $10K a month on streaming music services. Why are so many people slow in getting into podcasts? Try the Douchebag Strategist. + cryptocurrency = Unhappy investors. As for music news on November 6, 2018…

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. Interesting: Global smartphone shipments are down 6% in the last quarter. Spotify plans to buy back up to $1 billion of its stock. This is one of the coolest rickrolls you will ever see. Someone needs to make a listicle for this: Why are there so many songs about masturbation? this time last year: Total albums, -21.3%; digital albums, -19.6%; CDs, -26%; vinyl albums, +26.9%; streams, +43.3% (1.517 billion streams in Canada last week). Not bad, considering it used to be a bitch to transfer a podcast to one of these things. It looks like Spotify is finally testing out an app for Apple Watch, too. This is good news: Elvis Costello seems to be on the mend. Another one: Rihanna doesn’t want Donald Trump to use her music at his rallies.