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Joe Rogan hasn’t saved Spotify yet

Media | The streaming app might have overspent on podcast content
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 1/19/21, 04:16 pm

Spotify’s foray into the podcast business last year is no longer music to investors’ ears. The song-streaming app’s failure to reap the results it hoped for illustrates the challenges of getting the music industry to buy into the social media business.

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Celebrities line up to perform at Biden inauguration

Music | Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Garth Brooks are scheduled to appear
by Bob Brown
Posted 1/19/21, 03:20 pm

Four years ago, then-President-elect Donald Trump had trouble lining up celebrities for his inaugural events. A number of music stars turned down invitations or otherwise publicly declined to perform. Some, such as classical singer Andrea Bocelli and Grammy and Tony awards winner Jennifer Holliday initially agreed to participate but later backed out when Trump critics turned on them.

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Cow tales from a rancher

Essay | John R. Erickson draws lessons from bovine behavior
by John R. Erickson
Posted 1/16/21, 09:01 am

John R. Erickson, author of 70 Hank the Cowdog books and other ranch-based stories, knows his subject matter. He was a working cowboy and ranch manager in Texas and Oklahoma. Here, he tells three stories as part of our Saturday Series. —Marvin Olasky

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