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Published on January 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ever had one of those weeks where computers seem to hate you? I had one of those. But I still found a way to post music news for January 12, 2019.

  1. Here’s a look at some of the weirdest tech unveiled this year at CES in Las Vegas.
  2. These are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  3. Spotify claims to have 200 million monthly active users now.
  4. Well, that’s one way to pass the time when your flight is delayed.
  5. Police in Detroit are investigating the theft of assets from Aretha Franklin before she died.
  6. This woman went to bed. When she woke up in the morning, she found that she couldn’t hear any male voices. That kind of messes up her enjoyment of music.
  7. These sea slugs remind scientists of David Bowie.
  8. More layoffs at music/enterainment industry publications. Not good.
  9. Cool: A graphic that details every Apple product ever.
  10. Bob Marley vs. the coffee company: Marley 1, Coffee 0.
  11. This turntable gives you an idea of where that technology is heading.
  12. How big of a Britpop fan were you? Take this test. (WARNING: It’s hard.)
  13. Australia wants to ban stream-ripping sites.
  14. A new generation of fans is discovering Queen through the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
  15. Oooo. Some secret Instagram menus!
  16. Yes, we still need record labels. Here’s why.



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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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