Random music news for Saturday, July 6, 2019

On this day in 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church picnic in Liverpool. As for more recent music news…

  1. Drake has apparently offered Kawhi Leonard a piece of his OVO Records action if he resigns with the Raptors.
  2. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  3. Canada needs a review of broadcasting and telecommunications laws. Here are some thoughts about what needs to be done.
  4. Is AI a good thing for music? Or is it the beginning of the end? Read this. (Via Lorna)
  5. There’s more on the Taylor Swift master recordings situation.
  6. The Church of Kanye: It is definitely a thing.
  7. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings: Together again.
  8. Oh, Grace.
  9. They’re still cleaning up after Glastonbury, but things are much better than previous years.
  10. Taylor Swift, victim. Again.
  11. Another lawsuit involving Jay-Z.
  12. Fun timesuck: User Inyerface, all the worst web interfaces rolled into one.
  13. The Pirate Party, the political organization that grew from an effort to support The Pirate Bay, has seen a member elected vice-president of the European Parliament.
  14. Mariah Carey is unsure about earthquakes.
  15. New study: 69% of American smart speaker users use their device every day. And the thing they for which they use it most? Music.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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