The most powerful music industry executive, Lucian Grainge, CEO of Universal Music, has been hospitalized after contracting the COVID-19 virus in Los Angeles, according to Variety and multiple news outlets. No further details were available. Grainge, who just turned 60, had a birthday bash at the end of February with the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook in Palm Springs, according to Variety, but it is...
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Will Apple Kill the Free Podcast?: The Information’s Tech Briefing
The podcasting industry as we know it is about to change. Plans by Apple to launch a subscription service for podcasts, as The Information reported today, portends a shift to a much more balkanized podcasting world. Instead of shows being broadly available for free on a variety of outlets, in the future podcasts will be attached exclusively for a price to specific outlets. It’s not only...
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