Random music news for Friday, June 1, 2018

Five months down, seven to go. Here’s music news for June 1, 2018.

  1. Advance tickets for Coachella 2019 go on sale today.
  2. Spotify now wishes that they had rolled out their “hateful content” policy a little more carefully.
  3. Here’s a study of contextual playlists on Spotify. WARNING: Statistics ahead!
  4. Meanwhile, Apple Music has launched a new global division to look after songwriters and publishers.
  5. Here are five things to watch for in the world of music streaming.
  6. Remember those NIN shows where fans had to stand in line to get physical tickets? How did that go? Here’s a report.
  7. Liam Gallagher’s son is the new face of Saint Laurent menswear.
  8. Got a premature baby? Sing. It’ll help.
  9. The apartment downstairs from Bowie’s old NYC penthouse is for rent. Just $28,000 USD/month.
  10. Want to see Kendrick Lamar accept his Pulitzer Prize? Go here.
  11. It seems that organized crime has found ways to smuggle drugs into Australian music festivals…
  12. …which is all the more reason we need a proper pill-testing procedure.
  13. Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph records is going to get a lifetime achievement award.
  14. Your spinning class could be bad for you–and not in ways you might think.
  15. Gen Z is moving away from Facebook. Zuck should be worried.
  16. The George Michael shrine has been cleared.
  17. This Swedish orchestra turns homophobic hate mail into music.
  18. After lots and lots of criticism, the head of the Grammys has announced that he will leave at the end of 2019.

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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