Random music news for Saturday, August 24, 2019

If you’re going to a movie this weekend, note that Thomas Edison patented something called “motion pictures” on this day in 1891. Let’s see what’s happening in music news for August 24, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. Tay-Tay has come out against Trump. This will be interesting…
  3. Lemmy goes country. Yes, that dead Lemmy. (Via Tom)
  4. Here’s why techno music might be good for your mental health.
  5. You were fired over what?
  6. Streaming service Tidal is threatening to sue Norway. Yes, the country.
  7. A big problem for streaming music services is getting bigger: Fake artists.
  8. Van Halen probably isn’t going to like that one of Jeffrey Epstein’s favourite songs was “Hot for Teacher.” Seriously.
  9. The WWE is launching a podcast.
  10. Bose has a new portable speaker that works with Google Assistant and Alexa.
  11. Hasbro, the toy company, is buying eOne, the entertainment company.
  12. Coming soon: AirPods with noise cancellation and water resistance.
  13. Time to deconstruct the playlist choices by the 2020 Democratic candidates.
  14. Contrary to what some say, newspapers in Canada are still quite popular.
  15. Musicians are getting squeezed out of Toronto because of the high cost of living. Here are six stories of that happening.
  16. How AM radio was weaponized and remade the Republican party.
  17. Looking for Drake-manufactured Raptors merch? Sorry. Sold out.
  18. Need a new set of headphones? Take a look at the latest edition of this headphones buyers guide.

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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