Random music news for Friday, September 27, 2019

A day off in London. I’ve been sitting at cafes listening to people bitch about Brexit. I’d rather deal with music news for September 27, 2019

  1. Keith Urban has been signed to perform at halftime for the Grey Cup in Calgary…
  2. …and your Super Bowl halftime show performers will be J-Lo and Shakira.
  3. This online radio station is designed specifically for people in the trades. Behold FixRadio.
  4. Amazon has introduced eight new Alexa-powered devices.
  5. Want to clear out a bunch of walruses creating a dangerous situation? Call in the accordionist.
  6. The fiance of the singer of Smash Mouth has a restraining order against him.
  7. New revelation: Michael Hutchence of INXS was never the same after being knocked out by a crazy cab driver. He spent the rest of his life without a sense of smell and taste, too.
  8. More than three-quarters of American Internet users now stream music.
  9. More calls for Apple to buy Sonos.
  10. Want to take a really deep dive into what’s happening in the streaming era? Look at this.
  11. Could 5G mean a new era of high-definition audio? Let’s hope so.

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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