Random music news for Friday, August 3, 2018

Tom Brady is 41 today. Retire, already. And in music news for August 3, 2018…

  1. Apple hit $1 TRILLION in value yesterday. They’re the first company to ever do that.
  2. Warner Music Group has bought UPROXX.
  3. Alex Jones’ InfoWars has been kicked off Spotify for “hateful content.”
  4. These new Adidas sneakers come with an interesting musical feature.
  5. Want to hear music on the go but don’t like being sealed off from the outside world by earbuds or headphones? Take a look at Zulu Audio.
  6. A music venue that’s open 24 hours a day is opening in London.
  7. Cool: This is what ancient Greek music really sounded like.
  8. Fewer people in the UK are into illegal downloading. Why? Easier streaming.
  9. Got a Tesla? Prepare for “party mode” with the next software upgrade.
  10. Speaking of upgrades, new features are being added to YouTube Music every two weeks.
  11. How to drink like the Flaming Lips.
  12. Is Deezer really worth $1 billion? Some say so.
  13. Meanwhile, “fake artists” are still clogging up some playlists on Spotify.
  14. More controversy about the effect London “drill” music has on violence.
  15. 25 ways to get [your] fans to take action.”
  16. Cool: This guy hid a secret record inside an album. Try that with an MP3 or a stream.
  17. Read this: the fascinating story of Steve Jobs’ daughter, Lisa.

Alan Cross

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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