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Published on August 22nd, 2014 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for August 22, 2014

Good God!  Next week is the Labour Day Long Weekend!  Jeezus!

  1. SoundCloud gets more funding and announces a monetization play.
  2. Live Nation has signed on as the official live music partner for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.  They promise to find all kinds of top-flight Canada and international acts.
  3. This Muskoka Sound Music Festival looks good for anyone willing to head north of Toronto next month.
  4. Amy Winehouse is getting a statue in Camden.
  5. Miley Cyrus has been banned in the Dominican Republic.
  6. Janet Jackson has been banned by the NFL.  Justin Timberlake?  He’s still okay.  Wait–what?
  7. Australian band has their car stolen while on tour.
  8. The “chairless chair.”  I could see this working well at a music festival.
  9. How many copyright violation takedown requests does Google process a day? About a million.
  10. The co-founder of Twitter plans to create a brand new online music magazine.
  11. Shazam says they now have 100 million mobile users every month.
  12. Question of the day:  should John Lennon’s killer remain in jail forever just because he killed John Lennon?  Think about that…

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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