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Random music news for Friday, May 11, 2018

I’m in London UK for the next week leading a tour of rock’n’roll landmarks for a group of Flight Centre customers. This should be interesting, especially since the royal wedding is next Saturday. Back up: here’s some music news for May 11, 2018.

  1. Speaking of the royal wedding, these musicians are involved. Here’s what they think.
  2. It’s Friday. Why does so much new music come out on Fridays? Here’s the reason.
  3. Chris Brown has been sued over allegations of a horrible sexual assault. This is really, really horrifying…
  4. …but his lawyer says it’s all a shakedown.
  5. Spotify isn’t waiting. They’ve removed a bunch of Brown’s music.
  6. Meanwhile, Detail, Drake’s ex-producer, is also being accused of sexual assault.
  7. It looks like Apple is going to unite its streaming service with Apple TV.
  8. Could this new Google strategy double podcast audiences?
  9. Black market views of YouTube? Apparently, the floodgates are open for this kind of statistical manipulation.
  10. Is Facebook considering a paid version of what it offers? Maybe.
  11. Ever wonder how sign language interpreters prepare for festivals? Like this.
  12. It’s Eurovision weekend, the finale of the most bonkers music competition on the planet. Here’s what to watch for.
  13. Burglar breaks into Rihanna’s house. Burglar gets tased. Burglar gets arrested.
  14. Dude climbs the top of a stage at a music festival. Dude touches live wire. Dude dies.
  15. The noise around us is destroying our hearing. Here’s how and why.
  16. If you’re a fan of Stanley Kubrick like me, you need to read this story about the music in his movies.
  17. NSync as a campaign song, Doug Ford? Really?

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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, May 11, 2018

  • If Doug Ford’s campaign had any sense, they’d use “Running against the Wind” (or, Wynne) by Bob Seger.


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