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Wall Street Journal:
AMC Networks is planning to lay off 20% of its staff, and CEO Christina Spade is stepping down abruptly, after joining in September
Sources: CoinDesk, which has ~$50M in annual revenue, has attracted takeover interest from PE firms, others; one party suggested $300M but it was deemed too low
Mark Kennedy / Associated Press:
Apple's 2022 listener data shows the rise of non-English-language songs: 21 non-English songs were in the global Top 100, more than double the number in 2021
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