Random music news for Friday, July 27, 2018

It was two years ago today that Donald Trump publicly appealed to Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing 30,000 emails. Later that day, guess what?

  1. A dance party that starts at 6 am? Er…
  2. “Free” music? There’s no such thing.
  3. Samsung says they have an “unbreakable” display for their phones.
  4. New to vinyl? Here’s what you need to know about cleaning it.
  5. Wait: My vinyl collection is bad for the environment?
  6. Is this the global podcast measuring tool we need?
  7. Are you a musician? Are you blogging? Here’s why you should. And are you handling your photography properly? Read this.
  8. We finally have a date for Roger Daltrey’s memoir.
  9. Target has apologized for a duff move that riffed on CBGB.
  10. Want to learn how to DJ on a laptop? Read this.
  11. Spotify says it now has 83 million paying subscribers worldwide. That’s up 8 million in three months.
  12. Meanwhile, SiriusXM says it now has 33.5 million subscribers.
  13. Is it now unacceptable for rock stars to trash hotel rooms?
  14. Interesting question: Do all-female music festivals violate gender discrimination laws?
  15. Why you need a paperclip to fix your iPhone.
  16. This new technology allows you to charge your phone in minutes.
  17. And speaking of phones, this is kinda funny.
  18. On a related note, this is a really fun idea for a playlist.
  19. Britain’s Brexit is making things difficult/weird for musicians.

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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