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Random music news for Saturday, June 16, 2018

Had he lived, Tupac would be 57 today. And in other music news for June 16, 2018…

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for
  2. Ozzy Osborne to serve 30 years for a barbershop killing. (Note the spelling of the last name. It’s not Ozzy “Osbourne,” so if you hear anything about our Ozzy going to jail, it’s the wrong guy.)
  3. Are playlists good or bad for album sales? Let’s take a look.
  4. Headline of the day: “How to Tell a Loved One They’re Coiling Cables Wrong.” If you’ve ever been in a band, you’ll understand this immediately.
  5. Alicia Keys has a new initiative aimed at promoting women through the music industry.
  6. Stream music at work? Could you actually be breaking the law? Maybe.
  7. A bunch of stream-ripping sites has ceased operations.
  8. A London house once owned by Noel Gallagher has gone up for sale.
  9. So Ryan Adams is now a weatherman?
  10. There’s another new app for insomnia. May have to try this
  11. Jay-Z’s streaming scandal could have wider implications for hip-hop.
  12. Singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen each donated $72,000 to the ACLU, a thousand dollars for each year of Donald Trump’s life. How’s that for a birthday commemoration?
  13. A major Hollywood breakthrough: The next Captain Marvel movie will be scored by a female composer.
  14. Anyone else nervous about AI technology like this?
  15. Saskatoon has done this to honour hometown legend Joni Mitchell. We need to do more of this all across this country!
  16. This musician has been awarded $260,000 USD because his girlfriend tried to sabotage his career.
  17. Yes, that was Christina Aguilera busking on the subway.
  18. So why did Robbie Williams flip the cameras the bird during his World Cup opening ceremonies performance? Oh.
  19. Stephen Hawking’s voice has been beamed towards a black hole. Cooooool!
  20. This group has been legally prevented from making music by the police. Wow.

Alan Cross

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