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A round-up of the week's biggest stories

By Charlotte Krol

Kanye West at the 2020 Oscars
Kanye West. CREDIT: Alamy

Kanye West says ‘Donda 2’ will only be available to stream on his Stem Player
Kanye West has claimed that fans will only be able to stream his new album ‘Donda 2’ through his £200 Stem Player device, urging them to join a “revolution” in shunning “oppressive” DSPs. Read the full story here.

Dave Grohl plans to release thrash metal album in time for ‘Studio 666’ film
Dave Grohl has said that he hopes to release an album of thrash metal music by the time that Foo Fighters’ horror comedy film ‘Studio 666‘ lands next week. He’s determined to share a full record by the fictional band Dream Widow, who are featured in the movie. Read the full story here.

Netflix shares ‘Stranger Things 4’ release date and announces final season
Netflix has announced that ‘Stranger Things’ season four will arrive in two parts this year, also confirming a fifth and final season. The first volume will arrive on May 27, with the second coming out July 21. Read the full story here.

UK vinyl sales look set to overtake CDs in 2022
CD sales in the UK will soon be overtaken by vinyl, according to figures from the Entertainment Retailers’ Association (ERA). Vinyl sales in 2021 made up £135.6million (up 23.2 per cent year-on-year) while CD sales reached £150.1million (down 3.9 per cent). Read the full story here.

Megan Thee Stallion teases “fire” collaboration and “different” new music
Megan Thee Stallion has given an update on her new material, teasing that her next release will be “fire”. Describing the upcoming work as “different”, the rapper also signalled a new collaboration.
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