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Published on May 27th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, May 27, 2019

It’s the Memorial Day holiday in the US, so is there any music news for May 27, 2019? Let’s find out.

  1. Spotify found some “suspicious activity” and went ahead and reset the passwords of an unspecified number of accounts.
  2. Meanwhile, Apple has been sued over allegations that the company sold iTunes listening data.
  3. The estate of Michael Jackson has settled a lawsuit with a former manager.
  4. Remember that time when the son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood burned a million dollars’ worth of punk memorabilia? There’s a film coming.
  5. Another rock film. This time it’s another documentary on David Bowie.
  6. On that topic, here’s how music became the new focus of big-budget filmmaking.
  7. Vevo claims to be the biggest driver of music videos on YouTube. They probably are.
  8. A woman was beaten by her daughter after mom claimed her video game was too loud. She’s about to stand trial.
  9. A good question: Why do so many big acts keep canceling shows in Edmonton. Let’s explore that.
  10. The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel will open this fall.
  11. Another victory for those who hate vertical videos shot on phones.
  12. Universal Music has entered a deal with Dolby Laboratories to bring Dolby ATMOS technology to music.
  13. Snapchat is working on a deal that would allow users to embed music in posts.
  14. Major music festivals in the UK are going plastic-free this year. Good.
  15. There’s a new music-based reality series debuting on NBC tomorrow called Songland. It’s kinda like Shark Tank/Dragon’s Dean for songwriters.
  16. Now British railways are turning against Morrissey for his views on immigration.
  17. The Canadian federal government has new rules regarding passenger rights. This includes the rights of musical instruments.



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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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