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Random music news for Saturday, July 7, 2018

On this day in 1954, Elvis Presley made his radio debut, singing “That’s All Right” on WHBQ in Memphis. Now for some music news for July 6, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for
  2. According to this story, Apple Music has more paying subscribers in the US than Spotify. That’s a big deal.
  3. An orange iPhone? Maybe.
  4. Beware trusting social media influencers when it comes to plugging concerts. Here’s another tale of woe.
  5. Remember that Nirvana “reunion” for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Dave Grohl might eventually release it.
  6. Sound pollution apparently thousands of people each year. What can be done about that? Read on.
  7. This lost interview with Michael Jackson got creepy when the subject of children was brought up.
  8. Remembering the “dance epidemic” in the summer of 1518.
  9. Here’s a good study of gay anthems since the 1970s.
  10. It seems that Michael Stipe has put REM well behind him. See?
  11. Speaker or security camera? Or both?
  12. Fight about this over the weekend: The best track 1 from 150 albums.
  13. A new study says media piracy among young people is down.
  14. How’s this for a title for a comedy series based in the music industry: We Are CVNT5.
  15. Bot-assisted scalpers now face “unlimited fines” in the UK. Good.
  16. Sonos, maker of great music systems, has filed for a $100 million IPO. The company is also very worried about US-China trade wars.
  17. Speaking of trade wars, there’s much concern among gadget makers.
  18. Want to fix the music industry? This article explains how you can invest in your favourite artists.
  19. Planning on getting a tattoo with your sweetheart? You might want to read this first.
  20. Akon thinks he can have his own Wakanda through a cryptocurrency.

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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