Judge blocks merger of book publishing titans
Nov 1, 2022

Judge blocks merger of book publishing titans

A federal judge has blocked Penguin Random House from buying up rival Simon & Schuster, which counts as a win in the Biden administration's battle against industry consolidation. Also, Tower Records might not be a huge thing in the U.S. these days, but it’s emerged as a culture beacon in Japan.

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Tower Records stores have actually been thriving all this time — in Japan

In the age of streaming, we looked into why physical music remains popular in the world’s second largest music market.
Tower Records' major location in Japan. Located in Shibuya, a big finance and commercial hub in Tokyo.
Courtesy of Rei Teraura

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer